This B and B is a little off the beaten track - around four miles out of McMinnville and so walking to dinner is not really possible. It is an old farmhouse that overlooks a small vineyard. Jack and Denise are the ever-present, friendly, knowledgable and chatty hosts. They knew a lot about the area, the wineries, the monasteries, the restaurants and just about everything else you might need to know. There are several small towns within a 15 minute drive, each with several restaurants and wineries, and Jack knew them all (and was known by these business people). He had free wine tasting passes for a lot of the wineries which was a real money saver. The bedrooms were all upstairs, quite steep for some people perhaps, but were nicely furnished and the bathrooms were adequate and, important in early February, nicely heated. We stayed for three nights and breakfast was different each day, always one fruit- based first course and fresh fruit biscuits/scones. The hot dish was always tasty too. We enjoyed our stay there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An 1892 Queen Anne Victorian B&B set in 10 secluded acres, surrounded by stately trees with vineyard to the front. Centrally located for all local wineries, restaurants, art galleries and other local attractions. Easy drive to the coast. Four rooms all with private bathrooms. Air conditioned and free WiFi access. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Joseph Mattey House McMinnville, Oregon