What a beautiful property. Bed was incredibly comfortable. Stayed in one of the smaller rooms that was very well equipped, nicely decorated. Breakfast was awesome. Myra is the epitome of what an outstanding hostess should be. Very personable and gracious. Jason, who assists as the server is very outgoing, polished young man who also has a fleet of vans that he maintains for overnight camping in the Northwest. Can't wait to return. And I will.
My wife and I truly enjoyed our stay at the White House. I was not familiar with this area of Portland but was pleasantly suprised by how quiet and green the area was. It was raining most of the weekend so we did not get to explore much on foot but what we did see what quite charming. The house itself is immaculately decorated; it seemed that each room had its own charm. The breakfast was essentially made to order and was delicious and ample. In short, you cannot go wrong with the White House.
The thing I don’t like about BedAndBreakfast.com’s review system is that a 3-dot means it met my expectations. You will see that a lot got a 3-dot. Chehalem Ridge did meet my expectations but understand I had high expectations and Kristin did not disappoint. I tried to write a good detailed review you could use. Well you can't in 2000 characters. Go to TripAdvisor for a better review.
My wife and I stayed here one night and although we were pretty rushed getting in late and having to leaving early, we very much enjoyed our stay. The staff was very accommodating for our travel schedule. The house itself is magnificent and the breakfast in the morning was outstanding.
All the rooms are beautiful. House is elegant. Breakfasts wonderful. Lanning is (proprietor) delightful. Located in a quiet neighborhood so you can get a good nights sleep on the comfy beds. Close to downtown Portland and yet there are several local spots to walk to for dinner if you don't want to drive. Met several interesting people from all over at breakfast. All were satisfied with the accommodations. Definitely recommended.
We were first time visitors to Oregon. Our trip was a fact-finding mission and a visit with relatives. We didn't realize how close we were to so many great vineyards and wineries! Brian, Sherry, and John were very accommodating and friendly. Great introduction to our first stay in a B&B!
Loved it and loved the area! However we did not understand Kristen's behavior after our initial greeting in which she had end of the season brain. Minimal interaction after that with some abrupt comments and very little eye contact. We guessed she was letting her husband Chris take over for the weekend as he was delightful and very informative about the area!
Spent two nights at The White House at the end of September. Arrived and greeted by Lanning at the door. The Maple Leaf flag at the Portico entrance was the first of the little hospitality touches that made us feel welcome ..and at home ! We had the Carolina room which was perfect for our time in Portland. The cookies and the chocolates in the room were decadent ( Kristin ......well done !) The location is very easy to get to downtown Portland, either by car or transit. A variety of restaurants are within walking distance of the White House. We had travelled quite a distance before arriving so, grabbed some cheese, meats, bread and a bottle of Willamette Valley wine and sat out on the patio and relaxed ...totally ! First morning , breakfast was ready at the time we had asked, and we sat at a large dining table with other guests. A great way to get travel tips ! ....and the breakfast, Lanning's eggs Benedict were OUT OF THIS WORLD. Day 2 breakfast was Mexican themed, not spicy hot unless you requested, and all the extras fresh fruit, muffins available. Great start to a day of touring ! The parking is street side on a quiet street and no problem getting a space. We had a few requests of the staff, and they were very helpful in providing what we asked for. This facility is extremely well appointed with antiques in the common rooms. The guest rooms are similarly appointed . Micro and refrigerator not avail in the Carolina room, but any items requiring cold or heat, just head to the kitchen. This is one of those B & B's that will linger in our memory for a few years. Our place to stay in Portland !
We would definitely stay at the White House B&B on our next return to Portland. Facility was more than expected. It is a home restored to its original time period. We felt very welcomed, staff was very professional and food was extraordinary. NMB
The views from this near mountain-top B&B are amazing. The oversize jetted tub/shower combination is very relaxing. Amenities throughout Chehalem Ridge B&B are high quality and a good value.
We stayed two nights at Chehalem Ridge B&B in the Rose Room. Amazing views of Newberg, wonderful breakfast, and nice and quiet room. Curt and Kristin have truly thought about every last touch in the building of the wonderfully architected B&B. Highly recommend if you are in the area.
We stayed in the balcony room and it was nice, but cold inside and the thermostat never moved the temp despite changing the setting. Otherwise a nice, grand, old home in a neat setting of other nice big old homes and easy to walk to some local shops.
Our Innkeeper was truly a gourmet cook. The breakfasts were superb and the company was totally entertaining. And it's no wonder he keeps the Family Cookie Recipe a secret! Those cookies were the very BEST! We loved every minute.
Charming, well kept home in a fabulous location with great sunrise, sunset and daytime views. Close to all the the things to visit but feels like you've stepped away while you are there. Super clean. Great food. Plenty of things to help make your visit easy- restaurant menus, notes about things to do, a fabulous host with first-hand advice, books and games. We might try and return with friends and take-over the whole place.
Beautiful home built in 1910, gracious room (get one with a balcony) and manicured grounds overlooking breathtaking Willamette Valley and Cascade Mountains. Panoramic view of vineyards that come right up to the inn. This destination has it all, including a stable with two Arabian horses (Armonea and Buddy), a tasting room, short distances to major wineries, and most importantly, the warm hospitality of innkeeper and winery owner Sherri. Highly recommended! We plan to be back. This time with our adult children.
We went here based on the amazing reviews we read, and we are SOOO happy we did. It truly exceeded our expectations in every way. The view from the private deck is spectacular and the gourmet breakfastes are simply indescribable. The lovely Inn Keepers had the best suggestions for restaurants and wineries, which made our trip that much more enjoyable. We left feeling relaxed and recharged after this worry-free stay.
I was so impressed with the White House! The whole neighborhood has beautiful homes but the White House was by far the nicest one. The beds were so comfortable and the service was perfect. Would definitely stay here again.
Even though stayed one night, it was even way betterr than I expected. The view of sunset and night view were just great...Probably best view of Willamette Valley. The food and inkeepers' service was very exceptional as well. Really enjoyed stay there and will come back for sure!
We won our room in a silent auction; not knowing anything about the White House, we hoped we would come close to getting our money's worth. Once we arrived? Wow! It's a beautiful place, located just minutes from anything we wanted to do. Lanning's breakfast was outstanding, and the room was uber-comfy. It will be our favorite Portland getaway for years to come.
The White House is a stately home with beautiful rooms and grounds. Would recommend the Garden Room with its private balcony and corner location. Breakfast is a treat served in an elegant formal dining room. Portland has excellent public transportation and limited parking so it is not necessary to have a car for sightseeing.
we were not allowed to wheel our luggage acrosss the expensive carpet, don't get make-up on the monogramed wash clothes, breakfast was cold and the bacon greasy. The gourmet breakfast turned out to be a quesadilla. When the written directions failed and I called for help I was told to use my smart phone. Seriously, you put cookies in thrroomand think you are providing a welcoming atmosphere, think again.
The lodge is beautiful! The scenery, as well as the accommodations were remarkable. The room was warm and ready for us. Breakfast was fantastic-truly gourmet! The owner was knowledgeable about the local wineries, and made great recommendations for things to do while in the area.
My friend and I were looking to have a girls weekend away and had searched wine areas in both WA and OR. We decided on Oregon for their amazing Pinot Noir wineries. As our trip planner, I went to the Willamette Winery Tourism site to get their recommendations for where to stay, what to do, where to go, etc. And I was not disappointed. I looked at several places to stay and when I read the reviews of Chehalem Ridge I knew I'd found the place. There were hundreds of reviews and they were all glowing, which is truly rare in travel. I decided I couldn't pass up an opportunity to see this for myself. I have to say, we were not disappointed. We stayed in the Oregon Coast room and were blown away by the views from the room and balcony. The beautiful valley below greeted us with hot air balloons in the morning and spectacular sunsets in the evening. The B&B is beautifully appointed with little extras that really made our stay seamless. From a wide variety of wine glasses, wine keys, cheese boards, etc., that were readily available in the bar area which allowed us to enjoy the wines we picked up along our visit, to the fresh cookies set out daily for our enjoyment, everything was impeccable and well suited to make our visit that much more comfortable and welcoming. On our first morning, our breakfast was a culinary triumph. Prosciutto wrapped melon w/a fig balsamic reduction, zucchini muffins made w/fresh ingredients from their amazing garden (and a basket of gluten free too!), hazelnut waffles, bacon, juice, coffee....everything was fresh, made to perfection and served with all the care and attention you'd expect from family. Everything they served was delicious and thoughtfully prepared. Curt and Kristin made everyone feel welcome and taken care of. I was so impressed w/everything and will definitely be recommending it to everyone I know, as well as returning in the future with more friends and my fiancé. Breathtaking Perfection!
My wife and I made the Chehalem Ridge B&B the last stop on our Oregon Wine Country trip in mid-September and I wish we had been able to stay longer. It's a beautiful place with a warm and relaxing atmosphere. The rooms were well appointed, the bathrooms were impeccable and I have to say the sheets were just downright otherworldly; best I've ever slept on. Kristin, the Innkeeper keeps the place immaculate and maintains a very zen atmosphere. In fact, when we walked in the door, I was greeted by the rich aroma coming from the kitchen (something she was preparing for breakfast the next morning, which I will get to in a minute) and softly playing spa music. And then there was breakfast. WOW! A stunningly presented two course taste-fest on a fork! It started with fresh squeezed OJ and a homemade roasted hazelnut granola, fruit (local plums) and yogurt parfait with fresh baked scones (Oh baby!) and capped off with a baked dish of eggs on a bed of zucchini and cheese. That was a new one on me, but it was superb! Bottom line is, we WILL be back.