My husband, adult son, and I recently stayed for the second time at University House. What a little known jewel in the historic town of Newberg, home to George Fox University. As indicated, it is right across the street from the university which allowed us great access to the graduation activities for our daughter without ever moving the car. When you reserve the University House, you are the sole residents - a three bedroom, two story home all to yourselves. It couldn't have been more carefully thought out to ensure the guests have everything they could possibly need for a relaxing stay. It is just like staying with family without having to deal with weird Uncle Harold. Our hostess Leigh was there when we arrived late from the airport. She made sure we knew where everything was located - hot tub controls, extra pillows, alarm system, extra toilet paper, etc. We knew she was available if we needed her but truly felt welcome to relax in our fully furnished home away from home in solitude. We had the option of a continental breakfast each morning or doing it ourselves. The full kitchen was competely stocked. We've been to Newberg numerous times getting our daughter settled at the university but this time found a great new restaurant close by - Subterra had great food, good wine, and a cozy atmosphere that lent itself to great conversation. With the wine country expanding each time we visit Oregon, University House is close to several wineries open for tastings. We sampled Laurel Ridge's offerings and had a personal tour of their facilities. As everywhere in Oregon, we are always pleasantly surprised by the constant friendliness shown. Overall, we had a great experience at the University House and will definately stay there if we are in the Willamette Valley area again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We invite you to discover a unique lodging experience in the heart of Yamhill Valley's wine country. Family antiques blend with modern amenities to bring you into our world of comfortable elegance. We offer intimate charm, warmth and character. Located in Oregon's scenic Willamette Valley, this classic 1906 home offers a peaceful atmosphere within walking distance of downtown Newberg. Rest and relax in the private hot tub, then explore the nearby wineries, antique shops and incredible dining available close by. ... more less