Take a green getaway to Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Thereâs more than one reason why we love The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, Oregon. It may be the swankiest spot in the Willamette Valley, but make no mistake, the LEED Gold-certified resort is doing its part to be good to the earth. Want to experience it all yourself? Hereâs what to expect:

THE LOOK: Eco-sleek, with an emphasis on the practical and timeless. On the innâs exterior, mossy rock mixes with copper, glass and low-maintenance engineered wood. Inside, custom-crafted furnishings and fabrics in glowy hues of lichen, bark, berry and pear reflect the colors of neighboring vineyards and farmland.

ECO-ATTRIBUTES: Spa-inspired bathrooms are fitted with low-flow showerheads and faucets, plus high-efficiency toilets to reduce water use. To minimize energy consumption in unoccupied rooms, computerized controls deactivate the electricity and power-down heating or cooling when you check out.

ROOM TO REQUEST: All of the 85 rooms and suites have a gas fireplace, terrace or balcony with hillside or vineyard view, cozy window seat and artwork by local artisans. In each spa-style bathroom, a wall of frosted glass slides open to allow TV viewing from the large soaking tub.

TOP TASTES: At JORY Restaurant, chef Sunny Jin combines techniques honed at the French Laundry and El Bulli with produce from local growersâand the innâs half-acre chefâs gardenâto create menus that celebrate seasonality and flavors native to the Willamette Valley.

Want to go right now? Visit in April and enjoy the âRaindrops & Rainbowsâ package: deluxe accommodations, breakfast in bed, a candlelit bath, a bottle of Oregon pinot noir (and much more) from $357/night. Visit theallison.com to learn more.

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