Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

28700 NE Mountain Top Road , Newberg, OR 97132 USA (Show map)

About

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,

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Pleasant Visit

4.0 on July 09, 2015

This is a very good B&B. The views alone are worth a stay, but the rooms are gracious, clean, and comfortable. The common areas are well-stocked and comfortable, with much information about local places to visit and to eat. The breakfasts were very good.


OUTSTANDING!

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!


Great Food, Great View, Great rooms and Great Atmosphere

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!!


A delightful stay in Oregon wine country!

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.


Fantastic B&B

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!


Post-Memorial Day Weekend Stay

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!


Beautiful location

5 on May 28, 2015

This is a great B&B in an amazing location.


Beautiful view. Breakfast subpar.

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.


Perfect B & B

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!


An Inn with a view

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.


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Rooms & Rates

Oregon Coast Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200 - $260

Rose Garden Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $190 - $250

Wine Country Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200 - $260

Oregon Trail Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $160 - $200

High Desert Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $220 - $290

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Wine country

Airport

Portland, OR (PDX) 40 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Golfing, Wine Tasting, Air & Space Museum, Shopping

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends and special events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required:
  • Cancellations: Cancellation Policy: Cancellations require a 7 day notice prior to date of arrival for refund. If a cancellation is within 7 days and we can not fill the room you will be responsible for room charges. Shortening your stay is considered a cancellation and reservations are not transferable. Multiple room reservations of 3 or more require 30 day cancellation notice.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kristin and Curt Fintel

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Outdoor cat

About the innkeepers

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

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:00 or 9:00
  • Serving Location: Outdoor deck, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free, Dairy Free. Egg Free


Signature Dish

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.


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