Nestled among the rolling vineyards, verdant orchards, and charming communities of Oregon Wine Country is a small, sleepy hamlet of just 1,020 residents. Originally called North Yamhill and incorporated under its current name in 1891, the farming town of Yamhill offers a serene glimpse of rural life in the Willamette Valley. Taste local wines, gaze at sunsets from the comfort of your front porch, and retreat into the peaceful rhythms of the countryside in our Yamhill vacation rentals.
Encompassing an area of just a few blocks, the town of Yamhill enjoys a scenic position in the heart of Oregon Wine Country. From this point in northern Yamhill County, you'll be just 11 miles north of picturesque downtown McMinnville, 12 miles west of the many wineries in Newberg, and within a short and scenic drive of Dayton, Dundee, Carlton, and other wine-making towns. Yamhill is also only 38 miles southwest of downtown Portland and its eclectic charm, character, and ever-changing culinary scene.
The fertile soils of Yamhill are part of the 60,000-acre Yamhill-Carlton AVA, which includes more than 1,200 acres of vineyards that thrive in the shelter of the Dundee Hills, the Chehalem Mountains, and the rain shadow of the Coast Range.
Our Yamhill vacation rentals offer incredible access to these world-class winemakers, with vineyards and tasting rooms in the immediate area that include Gran Moraine, Lenné Estate, Saffron Fields Vineyard, Stag Hollow Wines, Soléna Estate, and WillaKenzie Estate. If you choose to venture a bit further, you'll come upon the breathtaking grounds of Soter Vineyards in Carlton, Stoller Family Estate in Dayton, and Willamette Valley Vineyards in McMinnville, to name just a few.
Thanks to its convenient position between Portland and the wonders of the Oregon Coast, Yamhill is a day-tripper's delight, whether you're in search of wild ocean beaches or a bit of urban excitement.
Head 38 miles northeast to reach quirky downtown Portland, a friendly, creative, and offbeat haven for food lovers and nature enthusiasts. Take a morning hike to Pittock Mansion on the Wildwood Trail, get lost in the stacks at Powell's City of Books, indulge in a dozen hot mini-doughnuts at Pip's Original, and end the evening with a Sausage & Mama at Apizza Scholls.
To get a glimpse of the famous Oregon Coast, drive 62 miles west to the laid-back community of Pacific City and marvel at the fierce ocean waves near Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. Visit the town of Tillamook 66 miles west to take a tour of the beloved Tillamook Cheese Factory, or admire sweeping views from the nearby Cape Meares Lighthouse. You'll also be just 62 miles from the shores of Lincoln City, where you can lounge on the sand or take a hike to the top of Cascade Head.
You'll have endless opportunities to see, experience, and taste the wonders of Oregon - plan your retreat to one of our Yamhill vacation rentals today!
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