We had a wonderful experience at the Black Walnut Inn. The property is located in the middle of a hillside vineyard in the heart of Willamette wine country (top wineries within 10-15 minutes' drive include Drouhin, Serene, Penner-Ash, Argyle and many others). Located at the top of a windy, gravel road, the views are spectacular.
The Inn itself is beautiful, and its staffed by some very friendly and helpful people, as well as some rather eccentric animals, including a friendly barn cat and a peculiar-but-friendly deaf dog that only turns left, who add some rustic charm to a very modern and clean facility.
The four of us stayed in a two-room/1-bath suite in a building adjacent to the inn, which was a bit cramped for four but still quite well appointed and comfortable to sleep in. (Note: If you sleep four people in a room, they charge an extra $100 per night, which was not well communicated in advance. In fact, the "total" on our reservation confrmation didn't even include it. We were surprised by this, but so satisfied with every other aspect of our stay that it didn't bother us much.)
Breakfast was cooked to order off a short menu each morning, and it was outstanding.
All told, while the Black Walnut isn't cheap, it is worth it. We hope to return someday.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking