About this listing
Visiting Oregon's wine country? Stay with us in the hamlet of Dundee. We love our home that backs up to a vineyard, and enjoy sharing it with others.
We love having guests -- and they now have the best spot in the house!
Until the fall of 2014, we offered several guest rooms and could host a number of people at once. But with the addition of child #2, we've switched things up a bit and now offer only our master bedroom, while our family inhabits the former guest rooms at the other end of the house. This gives our guests greater privacy, and a higher possibility of quiet...though we make no promises! So if you notice a discrepancy in our earlier reviews and what you now see available in this listing, that is why. as long as they don't mind sharing space with an honest-to-goodness family of littles. (Another "little" is due January 2016.)
NOTE ABOUT COST: Pricing includes the requisite 10% lodging tax we pay to the city.
Bedding & towels, WIFI, bath necessities (shampoo, soap); DVD and cable TV in our living room. Coffee & tea, bagels, and fruit are available in the morning.
Street parking in a quiet neighborhood.
Interaction with Guests
We always enjoy getting to know our guests, but flex with how much our guests would like to interact with us. We've sat around our fire pit by the vineyard in the evening with some guests, sipping wine or introducing them to s'mores; other guests we've seen only as they've arrived and departed.
Dundee is in the heart of wine country, with literally dozens of wineries within a 30-minute drive. My husband & I enjoy just walking or driving through the countryside -- even without wine lingering on our taste buds. But Dundee is also five miles from George Fox University (and shopping and cafes!) in Newberg, for any parents out to visit their kids. We're 15 minutes from charming McMinnville, 40 minutes from the urban destination of Portland, and 1.5 hours from our spectacular Pacific coast. Amazing hikes in every direction, and the famous Spruce Goose (huge plane at an aviation & space museum) just down the road. From our front door, you're a 10-minute walk from espresso, wood-fired pizza, bbq, and local, gourmet cooking. From our back door, you're steps away from a quiet evening stroll through the vineyard, with valley views from the top.
You will need a car to reach us. Public transit is available, but is not a simple ride from Portland.
Once at our home, restaurants and tasting rooms are an easy walk -- but you will want a bike or car to go beyond Dundee.
Check-in time is 3pm (or later). Please do not arrive early unless otherwise arranged -- I may be out grocery shopping, or our children may be napping, etc.
Our home is pet-free.
Due to hardwood floors downstairs and light carpet upstairs, we remove our shoes at the door to cut down on dirt. You may help yourself to our basket of guest slippers!
Check-out is 10am. We'll handle laundry and cleaning once you're gone, but please leave the house and yard looking generally the way you found it. Look for specific check-out instructions in your room upon your arrival.
No smoking, please. Both the house and yard are smoke-free -- and we definitely do not want our young children finding cigarette butts in the yard.