During a week's holiday exploring Oregon's wine country, we found this B&B on the Internet, planned on a one night stay, and finally left with regret five days later. What a find! It is new, and has a clean modern feel. The large rooms have fireplaces, and french doors out to the ground floor patios, comfortable armchairs for reading in the window and a writing desk. The ensuite bathrooms are huge and beautifully finished. The south facing patio looks out across a rolling meadow to the McKenzie river at the bottom of the property. Our hosts were warm, friendly, and helpful. They teach cooking classes in Eugene and the food is excellent - breakfasts included fresh fruit from their garden, free range eggs from the neighbours, and home made breads. They happily serve a simple evening meal if you are too relaxed to drive into Eugene ( 15 minutes away) with homemade soup, sandwiches, salad, and local wines. There is a "family room" on the same floor as the bedrooms with a fridge, toaster, and coffee maker. There is lots to do locally - we went biking and hiking, explored Eugene, visited wineries, and the coast is about an hour away offering a good day trip. Our hosts took us on a river float in inflatable kayaks - we spent several hours in the warm autumn sun floating down the river with them. They are planning on offering cooking classes as well - I can't imagine a better weekend with friends than here, cooking and eating a meal together, and sipping local wine in the huge living room in front of the fire. We'll be back for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A brand new luxury country inn eight miles close to Eugene, I-5 and Springfield, Oregon. Five acres with frontage and boat access to the McKenzie River. Five spacious, ultra-comfortable guest rooms with all king beds, deluxe bathrooms, propane fireplaces. Flexible breakfast hours. Meeting and special event facilities. Wifi and hi-speed Internet throughout house. Elevator. Cooking school provides great food and entertainment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- McKenzie Orchards Bed And Breakfast Inn Springfield, Oregon