R. R. Thompson House Bed & Breakfast

517 North Kutch Street , Carlton, OR 97111 USA (Show map)
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A romantic Bed and Breakfast in Carlton, a small town in Oregon's Willamette Valley Wine Country. Walk to over two dozen tasting rooms, serving world-class Pinot Noir. Visit Carlton's restaurants, shops and enjoy live music Friday and Saturday nights, all just minutes away. McMinnville, 10 minutes by car, is home to the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, home of the Spruce Goose. Shop on historic Third Street and find great dining options. Also ideally located for day trips to Portland and the Oregon Coast. The inn has two spacious suites and three rooms, all with private, granite/marble baths with whirlpool tubs. Free Wi-Fi, parking, concierge services. A gourmet, Oregon-style breakfast served each morning.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Excellent bed and breakfast hotel

4.6 on June 22, 2016

A colleague and I stayed at this hotel last year. We were apprehensive about this hotel as it does not have a TV in the rooms and it was a little distance away from McMinnville where we needed to meet with a client. We were in for a great surprise. It is a very well maintained hotel and the owners provided service beyond expectations.The custom breakfast and french pressed coffee was the highlight of the stay. We know where to stay the next time we visit that area. Thank you Roselyn & Mike

March 2015 Stay at R.R. Thompson House

4.8 on April 17, 2015

My wife and I have stayed at the R. R. Thompson House B&B, in Carlton, OR on several occasions. We first found this B&B when the owners of our favorite B&B in McMinnville, OR left the area. Thompson House looked promising and it has turned out to be everything we look for in a B&B. It is in one of the wine grape growing areas of Oregon just a few miles from McMinnville. The house has been updated and both the house and yard are meticulously maintained. We've stayed in their various bedrooms and all of them are comfortable and quiet. We always sleep well and wake up refreshed in this rural setting. The area consists of farms and vineyards. There are several restaurants in town, including a nice French restaurant. Each morning Mike makes a nice breakfast which he varies from time to time. We have gotten to know Mike and Roselyn over the years and look forward to our daily conversations. It is where we like to stay when we are in that part of Oregon. R & C Cady

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

4.8 on January 21, 2015

We have stayed twice at this establishment, and thoroughly enjoyed both visits. The furnishings are lovely, the rooms delightful and large, and our suite was absolutely beautiful. Both the Lavender and Rose suites are gorgeous and huge. I felt like a princess in the beautiful linens. Slept soundly even with a full house and the window open. It was very quiet. Our breakfast was made of the freshest, pure ingredients, the host is an amazing cook and was very accommodating to our allergies. It was delicious. We love this place and the owners! Carlton is a smidge of a town, just two blocks away, but this location is perfect for exploring the wine country. We'll be back!

Innkeeper Response
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. The suites are indeed spacious and our location is quiet. We're happy to hear you were well pleased with our breakfasts. Our chef believes food should appeal to the eye as well as satisfy the appetite. Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to a return visit!

- Roselyn (innkeeper)

A great gem in the Oregon Wine Country

4.8 on September 28, 2014

From Mike's warm greeting through the entire stay, this is a benchmark for B&B's. If you're going to the Oregon Wine Country, make this your base. Milt & Joy

Innkeeper Response
We're thrilled that you called the R. R. Thompson House 'a benchmark' for B&B's! So glad you found our location perfect for exploring Oregon Wine Country. Thank you for posting a great review.

- Roselyn (innkeeper)

Close to WIne Country

3.6 on September 15, 2014

A little off the beaten path but worth the effort. Quiet place, away from any road noise.

Everything I expected!

4.4 on August 29, 2014

Mike and Roselyn were wonderful hosts and we were so pleased that they had a room for us on such short notice! We were very comfortable and pleasantly surprised. The home was very comfortable and conveniently located. Breakfast was delicious and Roselyn made sure we had everything we needed. Her French pressed coffee was delicious! We will definitely stay again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the wonderful review of your stay at the R. R. Thompson House. We were happy we could accommodate you on brief notice. We're glad you enjoyed the breakfast and French press coffee! We look forward to your next stay with us.

- Roselyn (innkeeper)

Lovely home and breakfast

5 on November 08, 2013

We enjoyed our stay here from the moment we pulled up to the front steps. The hosts are warm and welcoming. The B&B clean and beautiful. Our breakfasts were delicious. We will stay again very soon

A great stay at R.R. Thompson House

5 on August 25, 2013

This was our first stay at a bed & breakfast and we had an excellent stay at R.R. Thompson House. The owners were very welcoming and gracious, quickly explaining to us the setup at their place. We stayed in the Rose Suite and it was very spacious and well appointed. The breakfasts were very well done. The principal reason for going to Carlton, OR is to tour the Willamette Valley wine country and the location of this B&B is perfect for that. There are more than a dozen wine tasting spots within walking distance of the B&B and all the top wineries in the vallley are within about a 20 minute drive. One day we drove to the coast and it was only about an hour away. All in all, I would highly recommend this place. BTW - be sure to have dinner at Cuvee, a restaurant about two blocks away. It is fantastic, the best dinner we had in the area, and reasonably priced.

Great stay at R. R. Thompson House Bed & Breakfast

5 on August 24, 2013

We stayed 3 nights and it was a great experience. Location was awesome. Close to tons of vineyards and tasting rooms. Excellent dining just down the street. Roselyn and Mike were wonderful hosts and made me a Gluten Free breakfast every morning; that was wonderful! The B&B is in great shape and all the rose bushes out front were a nice touch.

Cozy Haven

4.6 on August 13, 2013

Mike and Roselyn made our stay at RR Thompson House comfortable and relaxing. We stayed in the Magnolia room, a cozy haven. The bed was fabulous. Our suite was super clean too. We were served a full breakfast that was delicious as well. We'd definitely stay at the RR Thompson again.

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Rooms & Rates

Rose Suite

The regal and romantic Rose Suite, the original master suite, is grand in scale and furnishings. The suite has windows on three sides and features a king bed, comfortable lounge areas, a large table and chairs, window seat and in-room granite top vanity with ceramic vessel sink. The suite also features a sofa that pulls out to a twin bed. The private bath with hand laid marble and granite features a jetted tub, separate shower with rain head, pedestal sink and a European style bidet. Colors are in rose, green and cream.

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

Nightly Rate: $245 - $225

Lavender Suite

The casually elegant Lavender Suite was the original guest room for the Thompson family. The warm golden colors of the furniture are welcoming, and the blue and cream of the decor add an aura of sophistication. A table and chairs, loveseat, window seat and in-room vanity with granite top and vessel sink provide additional convenience and luxury. There are windows on three sides of the room, and the window with the seat looks toward the lovely Yamhill countryside. The private marble/granite tile bath features a jetted tub, separate shower, pedestal sink and European bidet.

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

Nightly Rate: $245 - $225

Magnolia Room

The Magnolia Room is a beautifully decorated room on the third floor, and salutes the magnificent magnolia tree which graces the property. The fine quality comforter and coordinated bedding, window treatment and art prints show off a lovely magnolia design. An operable skylight brings in lots of light by day and encourages star gazing at night. The room is decorated in colors of white, green and cream. A spacious bath with hand laid marble tile and jetted tub and shower combination offers all the comforts you need to settle in for a relaxing stay.

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $150

Lilac Room

Echoes of the past with the dazzle of the new characterize this beautiful room on the third floor. Furnished with antique pieces and other furnishings, the vibrant colors of burgundy and green provide a bold new look. The Lilac room has a luxurious queen bed with its own private marble tile bath with whirlpool tub and shower combination. The operable skylight encourages sky gazing, and from the window you can see the neighborhoods of Carlton and the hilly countryside beyond.

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $150

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Location Type

Small town known for wine tasting., Downtown, Small town, Village, Wine country


Portland, OR (PDX) 48 miles

Directions to property:

From McMinnville: Take 99W North to the north end of Mack and turn left onto 47N. Follow 5 miles into Carlton. Turn left at the flashing light onto Main St. Turn right on Kutch St.(first right turn). Located 3 blocks down on left at corner of W. Jefferson. From Portland and points North: Take I-5 south to 99W, Exit 294. Follow 99W to Newberg. In Newberg, watch for signs for 240 and turn right. Follow 240 6 miles to Kuehne Road and turn left. Kuehne Road becomes Hendricks Road and, in Carlton, name changes to Main Street. Once in town, go through the blinking light and turn right on Kutch St. The inn is located 3 blocks down at the corner of W. Jefferson St.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Evergreen Wings and Waves Water Park, Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, One hour to Portland, One hour to the coast, Evergreen Theater (2D and 3D), Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Library, Telephone, Videos , Pillow Top Mattresses, European Bidet, Complimentary Bottled Water, Soft Drinks, Concierge Service, Free parking, Daily Newspaper

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

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  • Check In:: 3:30-6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Call to inquire
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2-night minimum stay weekends May-Oct., 3-night minimum special event weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Refunds will be made for cancellations made 14 days or more in advance, minus a $25 handling fee. If a cancellation is made less than 14 days in advance a one night charge per room reserved will apply. If less than 7 days the full room rate will be charged. Shortening a stay will be considered a cancellation. Multiple room reservations (3 or more) and special event weekends require a 30-day cancellation notice.
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Roselyn and Mike

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Photography, nature walks, travel, hiking, museums.

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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free

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