Another wow resort. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – June 15, 2017 The Allison Inn and Spa Entry with a 2018 Toyota Camry. Every person and every place has a story... As auto journalists, we get to drive some of the coolest cars in some of the greatest locations and stay at some of the best accommodations available for the few hours we are within the confines of a hotel’s property. During the past two weeks, over one hundred and fifty journalists and influencers from around the world converged on the Allison Inn to learn about and drive the all-new 2018 Camry. The June 21st embargo limits us from discussing this all-new Toyota but there is this award-winning hotel that also deserves accolades. Owned by the Austin family who are 7th generation Newberg residents, The Allison is named after Lake Allison, a temporary lake formed periodically by the Missoula Floods from 15,000 to 13,000 BC. The lake is the main cause for the rich and fertile soil that Willamette Valley wine region is recognized for. If only I was a wine drinker… The 4-story property is set on 35 hillside acres from which some of its own Pinot Noir grapes are grown. The Inn’s architectural design includes a modern layout with indigenous natural hard and soft woods, natural stone, copper accents, and large glass openings showing off the beauty of the local fauna. One of the features I found mesmerizing was the 4-level stone stepped, glass enclosed circular staircase. Looking down from above. Looking up. The Allison Inn & Spa is rated as one of the best resorts in Oregon from the industry’s travel publications. It is also a Green Inn with an LEED Gold Rating thanks to its solar hot water, Solar system providing 7 percent of the Resorts total energy consumption, a living green sedum plant roof. When the Allison was constructed, the owners added far more locally sourced trees and plants than the Resort’s actual build footprint had to remove. The resort includes 85 large and luxurious rooms with the standard Deluxe Kings having 490 sq. ft. of floor space. Other rooms and suites include Deluxe Double Queens (600 sq. ft.), Grand Deluxe Kings (510 to 590 sq. ft.), one-bedroom suite (650 – 890 sq. ft.) and one Grand Two-Story Penthouse Suite (1,500 sq. ft.). Moving on to the Jory, the Allison’s award winning 85-seat on-site restaurant, has over 700 labels wine list on-hand. Another feature I thought stood out was that many of the chef’s organic offerings are grown on a 1.5-acre site on the property! Moving Art. A few of its award-winning accolades include the following: In 2014, Travel + Leisure rated the Allison its #92 Rating in US & in Top 500 Hotels in the World In that same year, U.S. News & World Report awarded the Allison a Ten Best Hotels in the USA at #3 TripAdvisor provided the Allison a 95 Rating, #5 Luxury Hotel in US, #4 in Top 25 Hotels it rates. Conde Nast Traveler gave the Allison its Reader’s Choice as the #2 Resort in Pacific Northwest & a Top 25 Hotels in US rating Outside Magazine gave the Allison a #11 Top Pet Friendly Hotels This list is only a small percentage of the awards and accolades the Allison has earned over the past 5 years. To complete this short write-up, the Allison Resort provides a Gold level of service with the standard doors being opened and luggage brought to your room, but includes extremely comfortable rooms, beautifully landscaped surrounds, wonderful food, and drink that are far beyond my level of description. Suggestions? Experience it first-hand for yourself. This is my second visit to the Allison thanks to both Lexus and its own award-winning ES 350 and 300h and now Toyota and soon to be awarded #Toyota #Camry and Camry #Hybrid. 2018 Toyota Camry Entry rugs with the all-new 2018 Camry logo.