While in Leavenworth recently, a local shopkeeper passed on a great tip from an elderly customer. She said the older you get the closer to home you travel. Get in the great far away places when your young, because its so much easier. Then get in the wonderful local spots later!
I have traveled the world so time to enjoy more local trips!
So for our next two planned trips, we wanted to getaway but add on a romantic twist. Where else better than Oregon Wine Country and California Wine Country.
Oregon: One of my favorite places to travel. Whether its Seaside, Bend, Portland, or wine country; Oregon has it all. tax free shopping, wine, beer, and everything you could ask for.
For this trip we decided to combine wine country with shopping. So for night one, we will venture just 3 hours from home to the small town of Mcminnville. Located in the heart of wine country, we will stay at the McMinnemans Hotel Oregon. If you haven't visited a Mcminnemans you are missing out. Although this will be my first actual stay at one, I never miss a chance to visit one of their pubs or locations while in Oregon or Washington. We will not only have some of their great beer, but hit some local wine shops, plus get to visit some family friends. The McMinnemans features rustic, old, charming accomodations. Some rooms have private bathrooms, some share a bathroom or have a bathroom down the hall, but with rates starting at $60 how could you not try it. A king room with Private bath will only set you back abouut a $100.
For the second night, its one hour back up the road to Portland for a shoppers package. I got a great shoppers package with Coast Hotels and we will stay at the Benson. This hotel also an old rustic charmer that will make you feel like you've gone back to the 40's. This package faetures King room, breakfast for 2, a $25 gift card for use in the hotel, a $50 Macys gift card plus 10% off at Macys, Valet parking, and more. All that for under $190.
Stayed tuned for the great details of the California Wine Country trip I booked......