We were 6 college friends, enjoying a mini-reunion in Oregon's wine country. I picked Lobenhaus B & B off the internet because the reviews were good, the price was mid-range, and the location was superb for visiting vineyards. I picked a winner! We were first struck by the absolute cleanliness of the place. It is well kept; nothing was shabby or needed repair. Each guestroom has its own bathroom - all are large and tastefully and comfortably furnished. There are two large sitting rooms and a huge dining space. We actually spent more time outside wandering the grounds. There are beautiful gardens, vineyards, and wild spaces to enjoy. Shari pointed us toward the blackberry vines and we picked some beautiful berries to add to our breakfasts. Little did we know that our breakfast was going to be so delicious and so plentiful that even fresh berries couldn't surpass it. After serving our breakfast, Joe and Shari joined us in the dining room for coffee and conversation. They were a wealth of information on the area and Joe was very generous in sharing his time and knowledge of viticulture with our friends who had just planted their own vines. We stayed three nights and our great disappointment was that we would have to leave so early the third morning to make our flight that we would miss breakfast. When Shari learned this, she provided us with breakfast to go (freshly baked muffins, fruit, and yogurt) and Joe got up before the crack of dawn to brew us coffee. I would be remiss not to mention Grandma's cookies: every afternoon we would come home to wonderful, just baked cookies that Shari's mother had made. Even though we were often rushing out the door again to go to dinner, we would stop and gobble up the cookies. They were not to be missed! All in all, Lobenhaus gave us everything that epitomizes a great B & B - a businesslike reservation and payment system, a good website, impeccably clean rooms that were large, attractive, quiet, and comfortable, delicious and creative breakfasts, and warm and gracious hosts who were glad to share as much or as little time with you as you liked. A wonderful balance of being warm but not intrusive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The perfect home base for visiting Oregon's Willamette Valley wine country. Tri-level lodge surrounded by woods, creek, & vineyards. Six well-appointed rooms with upgraded amenities. Hearty full Oregon Bounty breakfasts. ... more less