I loved the University House because it was like staying as a guest in someone's house, without actually having to bother the host. Leigh Wellikoff, the owner, was extremely gracious. She runs the place as though you were guests in a house, setting out everything you need, and giving you run of the place. She makes great breakfasts, and is willing to go the extra mile to help, even going out to pick up Chinese food one evening for me so that I could watch a hockey playoff game.
The house itself is beautifully adorned, but not fussy. It is comfortable, with an office that can be used for work, or a living room for reading or watching television, if you get sick of watching it in your own room.
I was there on business, but would quickly go back and make it a base for a day of visiting the Willamette Valley Wineries.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We invite you to discover a unique lodging experience in the heart of Yamhill Valley's wine country. Family antiques blend with modern amenities to bring you into our world of comfortable elegance. We offer intimate charm, warmth and character. Located in Oregon's scenic Willamette Valley, this classic 1906 home offers a peaceful atmosphere within walking distance of downtown Newberg. Rest and relax in the private hot tub, then explore the nearby wineries, antique shops and incredible dining available close by. ... more less