Sunset Magazine recently proclaimed Chehalem Ridge B&B has "the most staggering views of wine country in the West. Period." Come find out for yourself! Perched on eight acres atop Chehalem Mountain overlooking the Willamette Valley and Coast Range, Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast offers a peaceful retreat between adventures. Venturing down to the valley, over 60 wineries are within a 20 minute drive from the B&B. Wine tasting, balloon rides, fine dining and summer weekends at the drive-in barely touch upon the range of possibilities available in exploring the Willamette Valley in Yamhill County. The contemporary house reflects the spirit, history and character of Oregon in each of the five bedrooms, each with a private, attached bathroom. Four rooms, The High Desert Suite has a king bed, while four other rooms have queen beds. In-room comforts like fireplaces, jetted tubs and private decks complete the experience. A full, gourmet breakfast, which can accommodate specific food allergies, is included. Winner of BedandBreakfast.com's "Top 10 US B&Bs" 2014, "Best Breakfast if you Have a Special Diet" 2011-12", and "Best in the West" 2009-10,
5 on June 08, 2015
We arrived right at sunset to the most amazing view of the city of Newberg! Not a place you would normally travel but definitely a place to go after staying at Chehalem! This B&B is not like you would normally expect, beautiful rooms that make you feel at home right away, tucked away in the middle of wine country! The views are spectacular and the food was to die for! My fiancé and I have very difficult dietary restrictions and Kristin was able to make us and all our friends a fabulous meal! We were ready to just stay in her dining room and eat all day!! It truly made for a great trip and we are glad that we stopped! It was our favorite spot to stay at!
4.8 on June 03, 2015
The only thing that could have been better was if we could have stayed longer. We will definitely be back!!
4.8 on June 01, 2015
This was our first trip to see wineries in the Willamette Valley, and this was the perfect "home base" from which to explore. The rooms are charming, clean, and very comfortable. The innkeepers were very friendly and helpful, and the breakfasts were spectacular (an egg souffle one day, lemon ricotta pancakes the other, both with fruit and breakfast pastries). Since the weather was nice we ate outside on the deck. Our room had a spectacular view of the valley (ask for a room with a view), our own little patio deck, and a huge tub! The B&B is up on a ridge, but it's a very reasonable drive to a lot of great wineries and terrific restaurants around Newberg and Dundee. Plus, you're a very short drive from a herd of about 150 llamas! Ask the innkeepers about coupons for some of the wineries (and also for wine shipping). Living in San Diego and having visited a lot of California wine areas, I think it might be easier to fly to Portland and drive to Chehalem Ridge than it is to get up to Napa or Sonoma. We'll definitely think about getting back there for the great wine and relaxing accommodations.
5 on June 01, 2015
We just got back from a visit to the Willamette valley to taste some of the fabulous 2012 Oregon pinot noirs. We stayed at the Chehalem Ridge B&B and had a terrific time celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary! The setting is idyllic on a cliff overlooking the Willamette Valley. I have attached a photo taken from our room. We stayed in the "High Desert Suite" which is on the lower floor; it is a large room with an extremely comfortable king size bed and a wall of windows overlooking the valley. It has an outside deck as well. The bathroom is roomy and has a whirlpool tub. Kristin's breakfasts were outstanding! She is also very knowledgeable about the various wineries in the region, and had great restaurant suggestions. We have frequently visited the Russian River valley wineries in the past, and always enjoy our visits, but this was our first visit to the Willamette Valley. It is much less crowded and more low key and the wines are terrific. We'll definitely be back, and when we come it'll be to stay at Chehalem Ridge!
4.2 on May 30, 2015
We very much enjoyed our 2-night stay after Memorial Day weekend. The innkeeper was very concerned about our needs and very helpful in making plans for dinner, winery visits, and general exploring. We stayed in the Wine Country Room on the inn's uppermost floor. The room/sleeping area itself felt a little cramped due to the pitch of the ceiling, the bed itself very low to the floor. However, this perceived "smallness" was pleasantly WAY more than offset by the astonishing panoramic view from the room's full wall of windows looking south (?), as well as the very spacious bathroom with its own space-enhancing windows. The bathroom itself was gorgeous, the large jetted tub worth the room's reasonable cost alone. Exiting to the room's private deck was like stepping into an endless painting, on its own also worthy of the modest nightly rate. Breakfasts were quite tasty, neither skimpy nor overtly-generous, really hitting the mark. Ample, multiple common areas scattered throughout the inn were very functional and useful. We had a great, great stay!
5 on May 28, 2015
This is a great B&B in an amazing location.
3.2 on May 28, 2015
Our breakfast had very little taste, blah. It was boring. Not even one element that made it a highlight. Though the view is outstanding and the inn spotless we won't stay here again.
5 on May 26, 2015
Food is amazing, view is amazing. Rooms are immaculate, perfect in every way. This B & B has everything you need and so much more. So comfortable, so beautiful, loved our entire stay! Can't wait to go back!
4.4 on May 23, 2015
We highly recommend the fantastic hospitality and bountiful homemade breakfast of Kristin. Also Kristin is very knowledgeable of the many wineries and their histories. But the view of the valley from the ridge is breathtaking. We had a wonderful 3 nights.
4.2 on May 18, 2015
We've stayed in a couple dozen B&Bs in Canada, the US, France, England, and Italy. And I think we have pretty high standards. Chehalem Ridge meets our standards, and then some. Our room, the High Desert Suite was certainly one of the finest we've stayed in. The view from the outside deck and the picture windows is stunning. Sadly, it was too cold to enjoy sitting outside, even the thoughtfully installed heaters were no match for the cool breezy and wet conditions. Not to worry, the fireplace took the chill off. Super comfortable bed, and the bedding and linens are of the finest quality we've seen in any level of accommodations anywhere in the world. Breakfasts are superb, with the only nit being we prefer our coffee stronger. Kristin was most helpful in suggesting wineries and local restaurants. She discreetly tailors her recommendation for the budget and palate of her guests. She also has a bit of a quirky sense of humour which we enjoyed. (Oh, don't be so Canadian!). Chehalem Ridge is high on a hill overlooking the city of Newberg. You wont be walking anywhere from here. You will be about 10-15 minutes to the nearest winery. But its peaceful and quiet, which means a great night's sleep, with a fantastic breakfast a great host, and fantastic views. We would highly recommend. Note that i have rated "met expectations" or "exceeded" in a couple of areas as opposed to "outstanding". Please dont take this as a negative in any way. As mentioned, we have high standards, and meeting them is a high hurdle. For example, value meeting our expectations means exactly that. You get what you pay for, and in the case of Chehalem Ridge, the price paid is precisley in line with the outstanding overall experience.
The private deck of the Oregon Coast Room has sweeping valley views toward the Coast Range with a heater for those chilly evenings or relax at the fireplace at bedside. Situated on the main floor, this room is easily accessed and has a barrier free shower.
Nightly Rate: $200 - $260
With a white picket fence bed and crystal chandelier, this room is about romance and indulgence. The clawfoot tub in the attached bathroom is an invitation for relaxation. The private deck has sweeping valley views of vineyards, orchards and mountains.
Nightly Rate: $190 - $250
A heater on the private deck overlooking the valley cuts through the chill of a fall evening. The wrought iron bed invites relaxation and romance. The two person air-jetted tub/shower in the attached, private bathroom melts away life's worries.
Nightly Rate: $200 - $260
The rustic log bed, updated with the finest mattress and linens, beckons with views of the night sky beyond the skylight. The jetted tub in the attached bathroom is ready to relax away the cares of the trail, or the rat race.
Nightly Rate: $160 - $200
The High Desert Suite has a king bed, sitting area, large private deck with valley views and a private attached bathroom with a 2-person jetted tub/shower in it.
Nightly Rate: $220 - $290
Countryside, Wine country
Portland, OR (PDX) 40 miles
Directions from Portland - Take I-5 South. Take Exit 294, (Hwy 99W, Tigard); Stay on Hwy 99W for about 11 miles. One quarter mile after passing mile marker 18, take a right onto Bell Rd. Turn left at the T, staying on Bell Rd. Follow Bell Rd to the second stop sign; take a slight right onto Mountain Top Rd. The B&B is about three-quarters of a mile on the left side. Directions from Dundee and McMinnville - Head east on 99W into Newberg. Turn left onto 219 North (also called N. College St.). Follow 219 1.8 miles and then turn right on Bell Road. After several bends in the road you will come to a stop sign at a T-intersection.;Take a left onto Mountain Top Rd. The Bed & Breakfast is about three-quarters of a mile on the left side.
Antique Shopping, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery
Board games, DVD Player, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Golfing, Wine Tasting, Air & Space Museum, Shopping
Kristin and Curt Fintel
After a short stint using her Political Science degree, Kristin returned to school, but this time, Culinary School. She began working in restaurants and bakeries, eventually starting a small wedding cake business. Kristin & Curt knew a B&B was in their future, found this property in wine country and began to transform it to open in 2007. Kristin runs the B&B, as chef, hostess, bookkeeper & marketer. While Curt keeps his office job, you can find him helping with breakfast service on the weekend
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free, Dairy Free. Egg Free
Baked Eggs and Asparagus Gratin
Farm-fresh eggs atop a bed of local asparagus, a garlic cream sauce and tasty bread crumb and parmesan cheese topping.