The Vintages would be a perfect location for either of the above races, as well as for the Fueled by Fine Wine Half or even a race in McMinnville or Newberg. It is just off of Highway 18, and has easy on and off transit in either direction. The resort itself features has a nice country shop, complete with local wines, beers, as well as handcrafted and local savouries as well. There are about 100 slots for RV’s (the Willamette Wine Country RV Park portion), as well as a row of 19 vintage trailers for overnight stays (The Vintages portion). There are sizes for families, as well as for couples – like the Neutron Couples one that we stayed in.
The outside of the trailer was great. It has that unique vintage RV feel, complete with two vintage bikes for exploring, as well as a patio with chairs, tables and a grill. Inside is cozy, yet functional and well-kept. Our RV had a queen bed, complete with a good mattress and great sheets. There was also a sink, mini-fridge, microwave, and an amazing tub (maybe for two, but it would be a tight fit – which may be the whole point).
In addition, there is a portable space heater/fireplace to keep things warm (we learned the hard way that keeping turning it off overnight is not the best decision), as well as gourmet pour-over coffee from Caravan Coffee in Newberg, and comfy robes. While there is a bathroom in the trailer, and you can utilize an extended handle in the bath to take a sit down shower, the robes came in handy when going over to the separate main bathrooms and shower area. There is also a hot tub and pool (though they are currently closed for the winter months).
Dogs are allowed (though perhaps not in all trailers). All-in-all, this was an amazing overnight location. My wife had her reservations going into the experience, but those were quickly gone and we are even thinking about bringing the kids next time! I don’t think you will be disappointed!
- Overnight accommodations in a Neutron Couple’s Trailer, which features our extra-large soaker tub (where I stayed)
- Bottle of local sparkling wine
- Sumptuous chocolate truffles from a local chocolatier
- A beautiful bouquet of roses
There are also other promotions throughout the year as well that you can purchase. Like I said earlier, if you are planning on running any of the races nearby, please get to making a reservation right now!
Cost: Each trailer differs in cost, but hover around $120 – $135/night.