As a special gift to celebrate my March Birthday, my husband planned a full 2-night weekend stay here again for the two of us, including a "romance package" first night and with an all-day Saturday Spa Day for me! I've enjoyed a number of their pampering treatments since The Allison Inn & Spa opened a few years ago, but this time I needed some real THERAPY! A frozen shoulder and injured hip are being re-habbed with PT, Acupuncture, topical NSAIDs and medical care at the moment, so I chose a therapeutic massage focusing on the injured areas (my regular massage therapist had to cancel my appointments for a snowstorm and then to care for her fireman husband who had shoulder replacement surgery), a back treatment (since my frozen shoulder does not allow me to reach that area in the shower now), some general relaxation in the Ladies' Lounge (because, really, WHO has time for THAT on a regular basis?), the steam room (to help ease allergy symptoms caused by the beautiful blooming trees all over the PNW right now), and I must say that every service was as outstanding as it always is! Our dinner the first night was delicious and included a candle in my berry/zabaglione dessert and "Happy Birthday" written in dark chocolate on the chilled plate: No big sombreros, no hoopla, no off-key singing. Just classy, low-key, and perfect! A nice touch. When we returned to our room, our huge spa tub was filled with bubbles, rose petals, and a bit of essential oil; candles were flickering, and a single rose lay on the side of the tub, which I took home to enjoy for days afterward. We've enjoyed this package several times, so we knew what to expect. Just a relaxing end to a lovely first day at The Allison. The next morning, we decided on room service so I could eat in my comfy Allison bathrobe before I walked down to the spa to begin my services there. Again, the food was excellent. We could only eat half of our Wild Mushroom omelettes, though, so next time we will just order one to share. We also ordered fresh berries and also Cappcinos and Lattes, and everything arrived at the correct temperature within 20 minutes. Our in-room table was set by the server with real linens, but we could also have eaten on our deck. It was early and still chilly, though, so we just stayed indoors. Then I walked down to the Spa, checked in, and soon my first service began: A therapeutic massage with Audra. She was chosen by the Spa staff because of her familiarity with frozen shoulder syndrome, arthritis, and injury. She was so helpful and responsive, I have already booked another 90-minute treatment with her for next month! After her therapeutic massage, I enjoyed a little relaxation time in the Ladies' Lounge area, nibbling almonds and dried fruit, drinking cucumber infused water, and then a nice cup of herbal tea. The day was warming up, so the huge glass doors to the outside patio area were open, soft music wafted through the air, and I really enjoyed just looking at an architecture magazine in such a quiet, lovely place. Soon a young esthetician, Kylie, came to fetch me for my "back treatment." This turned out to be a sort of "facial" for the back -- all those areas one can never reach, especially with a frozen shoulder! Highly recommended! There was a cleansing, exfoliating, mask, a cooling Arnica Oil treatment, massage, followed by toning and moisturizing. Kylie confirmed I had no blemishes and did not need any extraction, though she would have done that had I needed it. She also confirmed there were no suspiscious moles or other areas I might want to have checked by a dermatologist. Again, I am booking that service for next month following the therapeutic massage I will be repeating with Audra. After the back treatment, I walked back upstairs in my robe and dressed for a light lunch with my husband, who had thoroughly enjoyed his "alone time!" He read his WSJ on his iPad, took a walk through the lovely grounds on the nice paths throughout the vineyard and gardens, and even had a little rest! We enjoyed salads in the bar area, and then I got back into my robe to return to the Spa for some time in the Steam Room (Both Steam Room and Sauna are available to Spa guests anytime during their stay, no reservation necessary). I found the warm steam helpful in relieving my allergy symptoms, then showered quickly right in the steam room, applied lotion from the generous supply of amenities provided by the Allison Spa, and then returned to meet my husband for dinner. We decided to just eat in the bar area again, but they do offer both the full Jory menu as well as their own bar menu during the dinner hours. I ordered a Virgin Mary and one of their legendary Wagyu beef burgers from the bar menu, but could only eat half of it. My husband ordere a full entree from the Jory menu and requested that our server choose the wine pairings for each course. All of the staff is well-trained in the wines that The Allison carries, and if you happen to have a new server who is uncertain, they simply have the Sommelier come over to consult and make recommendations. We have NEVER been disappointed doing this, so we just always let them choose for us. The wines were all so wonderful, we had our server write down all the names and vintages so we could seek them out on our own. All are produced by local Oregon wineries. By that time, the evening was wearing on, so we chose to go back to our room to read and enjoy the quiet. The next morning, we departed fairly early to meet our children back in Portland for a festive family Birthday Brunch at another of our favorite places: The Heathman in downtown (a review I must write or update at another time). It was a perfect, balanced, birthday celebration weekend at The Allison Inn & Spa: A litte "we" time, a lot of "me" time, followed by a bit of family/grandparent time before we returned home again, too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the lush beauty of Oregon Wine Country's Willamette Valley, The Allison Inn & Spa boasts 85 luxury Newberg, OR hotel rooms and suites with gas fireplaces, personal terraces or balconies, spacious spa bathrooms with soaking tubs, 42’ flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Signature hotel amenities include fine dining at JORY, a pampering spa with 12 treatment rooms, a fitness studio and a swimming pool. While staying at this Oregon Wine Country hotel, explore the property’s 35 acres of fragrantly elegant gardens and pathways connecting to vineyards and a beautiful picnic area. The Allison is also a premier choice for meetings, social events and weddings, offering a variety of flexible event spaces for up to 480 guests. When it’s time for an adventure, head out to enjoy a number of exciting activities on your Oregon vacation, such as hiking, grape stomping, wine tasting, and so much more. Suitable for family vacations, romantic getaways, business trips and solo adventures, The Allison Inn & Spa offers something for every pursuit in scenic Willamette Valley. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Allison Inn And Spa
- Allison Hotel Newberg