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Before you head to The Allison Inn & Spa, here are five things you should know about the Oregon hotel:
1. The Allison Inn & Spa is Gold-LEED certified. It’s one of a handful of properties in the world committed to achieving this green status with regards to building practices and sustainable operations. Standout green features include solar hot water, photo volactic cells (generating 7 percent of electricity), zero plastic bottles and eco-roofing on the west wing of the property.
2. Check out the grounds. While you’ll find plenty of things to do inside the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel, don’t miss its surrounding 35 hillside acres. Take a walk or run by the hazelnut orchards, picturesque vineyards and estate gardens.
3. Try local food at JORY at The Allison. The luxury hotel's 100-seat signature eatery, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant JORY, specializes in farm-to-table cuisine. Dishes use ingredients from nearby hazelnut farms, olive groves and orchards. But the food gets even more local; an onsite half-acre chef’s garden is harvested daily for a garden-to-table feast. In the spring and summer, a colorful and delectable array of edible flowers graces many dishes. Note to devoted epicures: Executive chef Sunny Jin worked at the legendary El Bulli and The French Laundry.
4. World-class wine abounds. When you stay at the Willamette Valley hotel, indulging in wine is a must. You are surrounded by premier pinot noir vineyards; more than 200 wineries are within a 20-minute drive from the inn and JORY features an extensive 800-label wine list. Even if you aren’t a red wine fan, a weekend at the inn will make you fall head over heels for pinot.
5. Find bliss at The Allison Spa. Whether you have only a few hours or an entire day, relax at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa. Be sure to add time to use the infinity pool that looks out at the tall evergreen trees and the steamy whirlpool. Go for vino-inspired treatments like the Mimosa Massage or Divine Wine Facial.