Willamette Valley


Stories from the Journey


Trips

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A Journey Through Oregon’s Covered Bridges
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Oregon Trip Planner: McMinnville

Recreation

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Following Oregon’s Emerald Trail
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Travel Spotlight: Enchanted Forest

Culture

A Truly Vintage Wine, and its Old-World Journey to the City
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The Painted Lady

Continue Your Adventure



Best of the Region


ArborBrook Vineyards
ArborBrook Vineyards is a boutique producer of exceptional hand-crafted wines. Family-owned and operated, it is located in the heart of Oregon Wine Country in the Chehalem Mountain AVA. Visit the tasting room for a relaxing and casual wine tasting experience.
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Boulder Falls Inn
A new hotel and restaurant in Lebanon, Oregon, featuring 84 spacious guest rooms, event center for up to 600 people, upscale bar and grill, views of Japanese-Inspired Garden and more.
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Village Green
Escape to the beautiful Village Green Resort in historic Cottage Grove this season. Stroll through our 14 acres of flowering gardens, visit nearby covered bridges or ride your bike down the Row River Trail. Then enjoy delicious Northwest cuisine in
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Eugene Cascades Coast
Explore the Eugene, Cascades & Coast areas of Oregon! In this adventure-driven region, find yourself hiking to breathtaking waterfalls or endless public beaches, kayaking white water or ocean estuaries, biking through wine country or  Oregon’s amazing trails, and while you’re
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Umpqua National Forest
The Umpqua National Forest is located on the western side of the Cascade Mountains. Explosive geologic events shaped the unique landscape on the 983,129-acre forest, and provide incredible scenery as well as an abundance of natural and cultural resources. Visitors
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Down to Earth
Down To Earth’s Mission is in our company motto: “Practical Goods for Natural Living” Down To Earth carries a wide-variety of natural, organic, and health conscious home and garden products at affordable prices. Down To Earth only carries products that
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La Rambla
La Rambla is the perfect dining experience for anyone looking to enjoy a culinary gem nestled in the heart of Oregon’s beautiful wine country. La Rambla blends Spanish influences and classics  together with the freshest ingredients from the Northwest.  La
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Oakway Center
Eugene’s premier shopping experience located in the heart of the city. Oakway Center offers an eclectic mix of local and national shops and restaurants. The Heritage Courtyard offers an open plaza environment where one can enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment
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Made in Oregon
Made In Oregon’s first store opened at Portland International Airport in 1975. Since then they’ve built a solid reputation as vendors of high quality, local products made, caught, or grown in Oregon. For the last 40 years, Made in Oregon
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Elk Horn Brewery
Elk Horn Brewery is a southern inspired gastro pub that crafts its own cider, beer and soon mead. Elk Horn opened its doors in September of 2014 and are located at the corner of East Broadway and Hilyard close to
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Sweet Life Patisserie
A favorite spot to satisfy late night dessert cravings, Sweet Life Patisserie makes cakes, pies, and desserts com- pletely from scratch, using both tradi- tional French and classic American reci- pes. The long display cases are packed with whole cakes,
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Off The Waffle
So, what are Liège waffles, and who is Off the Waffle? With locations in Portland & Eugene, Off the Waffle is a place where waffles delight and excite, confuse you yet provide you with the answers you’re looking for, and
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Cana’s Feast Winery
Rooted in the coastal foothills in Carlton, Oregon, you’ll find a winery with a down to earth approach to what they do. The staff is relaxed but knowledgeable, the hospitality is genuine, and the view enviable. They partner with some
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Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Explore 15,000 years of Oregon culture and 300 million years of Northwest natural history—from the sabertooth salmon to 10,000-year-old sandals recovered from an Oregon desert cave. Learn to think like a scientist in the laboratory. Discover 19th-century Oregon at the
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Mt. Angel Oktoberfest
September 17 – 20, 2015 In the heart of Oregon’s hop growing region, Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest brings 350,000 people to the Bavarian village every September. The Northwest’s oldest and best-loved folk festival celebrates the fruits of the harvest with a
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Willamette Valley Vineyards
Willamette Valley Vineyards produces high-quality, sustainably grown pinot noir and other cool-climate varieties, earning the distinction as “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers” by Wine Enthusiast magazine. The mission is to create elegant, classic Oregon wines from the Willamette
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Rex Hill
REX HILL has been making elegant pinot noir for over thirty years in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Now owned by the families of A to Z Wineworks, the landmark winery welcomes visitors to its historic tasting room daily where they can
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Black Walnut Inn
The Black Walnut Inn, located in the northern Willamette Valley, is an ideal destination to explore all that Oregon has to offer. Nearby you’ll find world-class wineries, gourmet restaurants, antique shops, golf and museums. The Columbia Gorge, Oregon Coast, Portland
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Cliff Creek Cellars
The Garvin family invites you to try Cliff Creek wines from beautiful Southern Oregon. Cliff Creek specializes in producing renowned estate-grown varietals like syrah, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Making world-class wine has been the Garvin family’s passion since 2003, and
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La Perla Pizzeria
La Perla Pizzeria is one of a select few restaurants in the nation producing pizza made in the authentic Italian style. La Perla is Verace Pizza Napoletana-certified which means every aspect of production – from the design and temperature of
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R Stuart & Co.
R. Stuart & Co. is housed in a converted granary in downtown McMinnville. It’s here that they gather carefully selected fruit from some of the best vineyards in the state. Staying true to the fruit, owner Rob Stuart produces wines
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Oregon Garden Resort
Escape to the cozy Oregon Garden Resort, with sweeping views of The Oregon Garden’s stunning eighty acres. Our guest rooms are nestled in a series of cottages, each ready to greet you with a fireplace and private patio. Enjoy Northwest
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The Fisherman’s Market
The Fisherman’s Market in Eugene is a full-service fish market and restaurant that offers the largest seafood menu in Lane County. Many years in commercial fishing has given this family-owned business what it takes to offer the Willamette Valley the
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Euphoria Chocolate Company
Delighting the taste buds of Northwesterners for thirty years with an array of fresh, handmade chocolate truffles, Euphoria is now featuring Oregon wine truffles, gourmet chocolate sauces, spice-trade truffles and more. With four Eugene company stores and chocolates sold in
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LifeSource Natural Foods
LifeSource offers an abundant selection of organic produce, an amply stocked natural and organic grocery section, a from-scratch deli & bakery with an entrée and salad bar, tons of bulk options, wines, artisan cheese, nutritional supplements, and free-range and organic
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Red Barn Natural Grocery
Red Barn Natural Grocery pledges, ‘Whole foods for whole people … fresh from the farm to you.”
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Gaston Market
Gaston Market strives to provide and serve quality foods to the local community. Situated on the border of Washington and Yamhill counties, Gaston Market is ideally situated at the junction of a flourishing valley and the northern end of the
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Santiam Brewing Co.
Salem’s newest craft brewery is now open for business. Santiam Brewing rotates through its beers on tap seasonally and stylistically. Santiam Brewing has four cask engines on draught— all with fantastic beers.  
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Rogue Farms Hopyard
The pub opened in May of 1989, with a small customer base composed of curious locals who dropped by to see what was going on and never left. Rogue Farms Hopyard is on theWillametteRiversouth ofIndependence,Oregon. Seven hop varieties are planted
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Claim 52 Brewing
Claim 52 Brewing loves beer and food. It loves what happens when friends get together to enjoy great beer alongside fantastic local food. Its beers are available at restaurants and bars in the Eugene area that share their philosophy on
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Fino in Fondo
In a rich collision of worlds and culture, Fino in Fondo brings Italy to Oregon, planting itself in the famed Willamette Valley Wine Country. Fino in Fondo’s passion for salami and dedication to uphold tradition are put into each product
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The Joel Palmer House
The cuisine at Dayton’s Joel Palmer House is inspired by the exotic mushrooms and truffles the staff collect themselves to augment the mostly locally-sourced cuisine. Owner and fourth-generation chef Chris Czarnecki says, “Our cooking revolves around wild mushrooms and truffles
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Allison Inn & Spa
The beauty and bounty that is the Oregon experience surrounds you at The Allison Inn & Spa. Rest assured you will experience the quintessential wine country stay. Forty-five minutes beyond downtown Portland’s glow, you’ll enjoy rolling hillsides, working vineyards and
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Heater Allen Brewing Co.
They are a small artisan brewery located in McMinnville, Oregon. They specialize in producing distinctive all-malt lager and other German and Czech style beers. They use only the finest, most appropriate malts, hops, water and yeast in their beers. While
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Golden Valley Brewery – McMinnville
Since they started in 1993, they’ve followed a fresh, local, made-in-house cuisine program at Golden Valley. They’ve always had their own kitchen garden supplying the restaurant, and sourced fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, fish and poultry from local producers whenever possible.
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Gilgamesh Brewing Co. – The Lounge
Brothers Mike, Nick and Matt along with their father, Lee have loved brewing beer at home for years and decided to take a crack at making a business at it. The family has been in the Salem area for over
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Flat Tail Brewing Co.
Flat Tail is located on the waterfront in Downtown Corvallis. Daily Happy Hour from 3p-6p & 9p-Close. Try one of their 5 resident brews Kolsch 5% abv, Pale 5.5% abv, Amber 5% abv, Stout 5.5% abv, and our IPA 7.1%
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Fire Mountain Brew House
Fire Mountain Brewery took its first breath of fire in September of 2009, since then they have been brewing one of the best ales in the Northwest. Using international and local grains and hops, they seek to bring quality with
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Pale Horse Brewing Co.
Founded in September of 2007, Pale Horse Brewing first began their equipment assembly in March 2008 here in Salem, OR. In October of 2008 they brewed their very first commercial batch of beer, the homebrew award winning Hillbilly Blonde, and
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Rogue Ales – Public House Eugene
Rogue Ales Public House is an artisan varietal brewery founded in October of 2004. Previously known as the West Brothers BBQ and then the Dive Bar & Grill, the location has its roots in the original historic Eugene City Brewery,
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Oregon Trail Brewery
The Oregon Trail brewing process is very simple. The grain is mashed using single-temperature infusion and is then sparged and drained into the direct-fired brew kettle. During the boil, kettle hops are added based on the particulars of each beer’s
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Rogue Ales – Chatoe Rogue Tasting Room
The tasting room at their Micro Hopyard in Independence, Oregon is 468 square feet of proof that they’re about World Class Beer, World Class Packaging, Community Integration, and Unique Thunder. This is the birth place of their Chatoe Rogue series
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The Ram Restaurant & brewery – Salem
Welcome to The Ram! Your stomach wants food. Your tastebuds want beer. Satisfy them both at the Ram Restaurant & Brewery. Their casual, full service, family orientated locations offer quality food, award-winning beverages, medal-winning ales and lagers along with their
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Seven Brides Brewing Co.
Seven Brides prides itself on being a local brewery that uses local products. Seven Brides uses certified Oregon hops, and acquires grain from Vancouver, WA. Yeast is purchased from Odell, Oregon. The brewery works hard at being environmentally friendly. The
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Steeelhead Brewing Co.
Award winning beers on tap or to go! 1/2 Gallon Bottles, Kegs, Gallon Cubes available for purchase.
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Two Kilts Brewing Co.
Two Kilts Brewing Company was founded by two great friends in the summer of 2009. Chris and Alex had found themselves talking about starting up a brewery many times and finally after who knows really how many times it came
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Ninkasi Brewing Co.
Ninkasi Brewing began on June 15th, 2006 when Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge spent 17 hours brewing their first batch of Total Domination IPA in leased space inside a German restaurant in Springfield, Oregon. Once a brewery, the building was
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Vertigo Brewing Co.
Vertigo has its very own tap room, located right next to the brewery in Hillsboro. The tap room features plenty of room to spread out, relax, and enjoy a good brew. They have seven beers on tap, subject to availability,
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Chehalem Valley Brewing Co.
Their goal at Chehalem Valley Brewing is to brew the finest handcrafted ales using the highest quality ingredients. All of their beers are brewed onsite.
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Brewers Union Local 180
The Brewers Union Local 180, Oregon’s only Real Ale Pub and Brewery, is a blend of the best of the British Public House, the American spirit of adventure, and the natural scenic beauty of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. Situated in the
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Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery
Block 15 Restaurant & Brewery is the Mid Valley’s premier Brewpub. They specialize in locally sourced casual food and premium, from the source, craft brews. Block 15 is situated in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. They are in the heart of a
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Ambacht Brewing Co.
At Ambacht, they believe in producing delicious Belgian-inspired ales that are balanced, flavorful and go great with food. Their products use local, organic ingredients whenever possible. Their ales are bottle or cask conditioned using natural Oregon Blackberry Honey.
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McMenamins
Check out one of McMenamins many Willamette Valley locations by clicking on the map below:  
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Inn at the 5th
Inn at the 5th is a very special boutique hotel in Eugene Oregon, offering luxurious, spacious, and inviting guest rooms, personalized amenities and a variety of business-friendly features. It is as multifaceted as the surrounding city, featuring artistic, contemporary design
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St. Paul Rodeo
July 4th, Annual
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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
The University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The JSMA features significant collections in galleries devoted to art
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Beppe & Gianni’s Trattoria
Consistently rated Eugene’s best Italian restaurant by residents and local publications, Beppe & Gianni’s Trattoria has been serving authentic Italian cuisine since 1998. Located next to the University of Oregon campus, the restaurant is famous for their fresh pastas (be
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Puddin’ River Chocolates and Winebar
A unique gathering place to indulge yourself in the Willamette Valley’s finest Chocolates and wine. Offering specialty desserts, appetizers, Stumptown gourmet coffee, fine wines and specialty beers. Puddin’ River’s quaint bistro offers dinners Thursday – Saturday evenings. Hours of operation
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Oregon Electric Station
The Oregon Electric Station is famous for its s er vice, atmosphere, prime rib and fresh s eafood. The Electric Station als o has steaks, chicken, vegetarian, pasta dishes and special comfor t foods . The O.E . S. wine
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Bentley’s Grill
The Grand Hotel and Bentley’s Grill, Salem’s premiere hotel and fine dining restaurant, bar and lounge, has an elegant downtown atmosphere. Featuring 193 beautifully appointed sleeping rooms, The Grand offers every visitor comfortable elegance. Enjoy all that downtown Salem has
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Marché Restaurant and Provisions
A place to find seasonal, sustainable, delicious food in the tradition of the historic market, offering hearth-baked pizza to stay or go; a salad and soup bar stocked with fresh local foods, sandwiches, breakfast pastries, desserts, espresso and Marché’s house
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Mio Sushi
Mio Sushi provides quality at reasonable prices in a casual, family- friendly dining atmosphere by offering fresh and delicious foods that are also healthy and affordable for you and your family. Customers visit the many Oregon locations time and again
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Oakshire Brewing Co.
Strength. Independence. Community. These are the core values behind the Oakshire name and its motivation for brewing fine craft beer in Eugene. You can find Oakshire on tap and on shelves throughout the Northwest, or come visit its tasting room
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Silvan Ridge Winery
Located in the heart of the southern Willamette Valley, Silvan Ridge Winery and Sweet Cheeks winery offer gorgeous vineyard views, award-winning wines, and complimentary tasting year-round.
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Sweet Cheeks Winery
Located in the heart of the southern Willamette Valley, Silvan Ridge Winery and Sweet Cheeks winery offer gorgeous vineyard views, award-winning wines, and complimentary tasting year-round.
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Adelsheim Vineyard
For more than forty years, Adelsheim Vineyard has been carefully cultivating vineyards and making wines sustainably in the Willamette Valley. It is dedicated to consistently producing wines crafted in a style that centers on elegance, complexity, and richness of flavor
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Willamette Valley Wineries
photo by Doreen Wynja Thanksgiving is a time to surround yourself with loved ones, test how far you can stretch your appetite and give thanks for the good fortune in your life. The holiday season brings warmth and comfort despite
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Domaine Drouhin
The Drouhin Family has been producing exceptionalwines in Burgundy since 1880, and in theDundee Hills of Oregon since 1988. Fourth-generationwinemaker, Véronique Drouhin-Boss iswidely recognized for her experience, superb palateand joyful approach to wine and life. Thesequalities are easily recognizable in
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Valley River Inn
Valley River Inn has been redecorated, redefined and rejuvenated. A sentimental favorite since 1973, this iconic destination has just completed an incredible transformation. All guest rooms, meeting and banquet spaces, Sweetwater’s Restaurant, the RiverWalk Bakery and the lobby have been
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Hilton Eugene & Conference Center
The Hilton Eugene & Conference Center presents 269 spacious guestrooms including 15 suites. Rooms offer generous work spaces, high speed Internet access & luxury bathrooms. The hotel offers two dining options – Skinner’s, creative Northwest Cuisine, which focus on a
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3rd Street Flats
A new style of accommodations in Oregon’s Wine Country, 3rd Street Flats offers guests the stylish touches of a hotel, the hospitality of a bed & breakfast, and all the amenities of a vacation rental. Inspired by European travels and
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The Lodge at Detroit Lake
The Lodge at Detoit Lake is located in Detroit, Oregon, in the heart of the Willamette National Forest. The Lodge offers beautiful spacious rooms with luxurious accommodations. Rooms at the Lodge have kitchenettes, 42′ flat screen TV’s, jetted tubs, fireplaces,
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Youngberg Hill
Accommodations at Youngberg Hill are luxurious with four king suites and four queen guest rooms. The Inn provides guests the opportunity to explore the 22 year old organic vineyard and to taste our estates award winning wines. Youngberg Hill will