Traipsing through provincial wine country just got more quaint (like that's possible) thanks to our growing assortment of Carlton, Oregon lodgings! Less than two hours from the sea and surrounded by vineyard-covered hillsides, the city is a dreamland for foodies and vino lovers.
This aptly dubbed "Pino Paradise" offers just three city blocks in its historic downtown, yet features more than a dozen tasting rooms, gourmet restaurants, and antique shops. This once sleepy community is now the creme dela creme of The Willamette Valley. Experience the lush (no pun intended) region today!
Wining & Dining in Carlton, OR
Carlton is a popular destination for Oregon vacation rentals due to its abundance of vineyards! Before getting nose deep into your favorite wine, try a flight at Carton Cyderworks or a pint from the Carlton Growler Boys. Pick up a tasting map from The Yamhill-Carton American Viticulture Area and let your palate lead the way to pinot gris at the Noble Pig and pinot noir at Purple Hands Winery.
Artisan cheese plates are served fresh at The Horse Radish Wine & Cheese Bar and you can even select an award-winning bottle at Ken Wright Cellars, whose 2012 Abbott Claim Vineyard Pinot Noir was named 2014 top wine in the world by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Take a cooking class with the Wine Country Cooking Studio, or let the chefs at Cuvee work their buttery magic to create French fare.
Farm-to-table pizza and salads are served fresh at Farmers' Plate & Pantry, and dessert is packaged in a European-style pastries at The Carlton Bakery. The most difficult decision when visiting one of our Carlton, Oregon lodgings is simply where to begin!
Attractions in Carlton, OR
All roads lead to Main Street! The bustling little city center is your one-stop-shop for fun. Thumb through vintage artwork and trinckets at the Carlton Valley Emporium or come for pie eating and grape-crushing competitions at the Carlton Crush Harvest Festival each September. Book a hot-air balloon ride with that special someone through Oregon Hot Air Balloon or relax after a warm summer day in the Carlton swimming pool.
Daytrips from Carlton, OR
Our Carlton, Oregon lodgings are surrounded by unique landscapes! Visit the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, water park, movie theater, and museum exhibits in McMinnville just seven miles away. A 60 mile trek leads to the secluded beach community of Pacific City where you can beachcomb or ride horses along the surf. Downtown Portland is just 44 miles north offering iconic bookstores, doughnut shops, and urban delights!
There's so much to discover in Carlton. Whether sipping vino and nibbling on figs or taking a leisurely drive through the countryside, you'll never tire of the foodie delights and pastoral beauty!
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