welcome to utilize the living room, dining room and coffee room during their
stay. We have a nice garden, Bocce/ Petanque court, patio and porch area
for your enjoyment. We are located five blocks from the historical district of
McMinnville with plenty of shops, art galleries, restaurants, wineries, and
coffee houses within a ten minute walk.
- The McMinnville
Downtown Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic
Places, is a five minute walk from A'Tuscan Estate.
- Pick up a brochure
at A'Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast and take a walk along Third Street,
the center of the Historic District.
Admire the architectural qualities of the fifty-two buildings that
make up the heart of McMinnville.
- Stop to shop at the
fine stores, antique galleries and art galleries that line Third Street
or sample the culinary treats at a variety of eateries along the way.
- The City Park, with
a tennis court and cool shady paths is accessible from the west end of 3rd
Street and Joe Dancer Park, on the east end of Third Street offers a
grassy respite of baseball and soccer fields, ideal for a morning run or
an afternoon promenade.
The McMinnville Downtown
Association and the McMinnville Chamber of Commerce are good sources for
upcoming events. www.downtownmcminnville.com www.mcminnville.org
can highly recommend the following restaurants in downtown McMinnville:
- Bistro Maison: www.bistromaison.com 503-474-1888 (open
for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Sunday, no lunch on Saturday) Justifiably
popular for great French food, fantastic wine pairings and a romantic
- Nick's Italian Café:
(open seven days for lunch and dinner) Wonderful Northern Italian dinners served
in the front of the restaurant, and a hearty lounge menu in their back
room; also open for lunch. They feature homemade pastas, thin
crusted wood oven pizzas, and full dinners.
- La Rambla: www.laramblaonthird.com 503-435-2126
(open daily for lunch and dinner) Serves a wonderful variety of interesting
tapas in a lively (and lovely) atmosphere
- Thistle: www.thistlerestaurant.com 503-472-9623
(open for dinner only Tuesday through Saturday) Blackboard menu
that changes nightly. They provide excellent and innovative dishes
with a passion for locally sourced produce, meats and wines.
In Dundee, about a fifteen minute
503-538-8880 (open nightly for dinner, Tuesday through Friday for lunch) Wowing
the valley since 1991 with wonderful Northwestern cuisine exquisitely
prepared and locally sourced.
- Paulee: www.pauleerestaurant.com 503-538-5970 (open Wednesday through Sunday for lunch
and dinner, brunch on Saturday and Sunday)
A new restaurant that is getting lots of buzz for a gorgeous
atmosphere and playful menu drawing on ingredients from the surrounding
farms and a backbone of French technique.
Wine, of course! A few
suggestions of wineries to visit while you are here:
- In the Ribbon Ridge
area, Trisaetum is amazing as are Patrica Green, Brick House and Utopia.
- In Dundee, a bit further south, you will find the
wonderful Torii Mor (Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris,) Lange and Argyle (yummy
sparkling wines). Also in the Dundee Hills are two excellent
wineries: Winter's Hill and Ayoub.
- In Carlton, we recommend EIEIO and the
Carlton Winemakers Studio
- In McMinnville (walking
distance) some of our favorites are R. Stuart, Anthony Dell and
- In Newberg:
Chehalem for Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Alsatian style wines.
There are many others, some open every day and others by
appointment only. The following two websites are an excellent source for
upcoming events in our area and for wine related information: www.yamhillvalley.org and www.willamettewine.com
- Insider's Wine
Tour: www.insiderswinetour.com An excellent venue for a truly inside
and in depth visit to the Willamette
Valley. This is definitely the company to use is
for an emphasis on small, intimate wineries.
Wine Tours / Jake Price Stables: www.equestrianwinetours.com. 503-864-2336
* 866-864-5253 Tennessee
walkers! Fabulous horseback or
carriage rides through the vineyards.
Tours are coordinated to your wishes, and can include a
picnic lunch or wine tasting
- Evergreen Aviation Museum,
Park: www.evergreenmuseum.org Located just a few miles from A'Tuscan
Estate, the museum is home of the famous Spruce Goose, as well as an
impressive historic aircraft collection, Imax, museum store and café. There is also a Space
Museum and a Water Park. We have discount
coupons here! Open daily
9:00 to 5:00. (Closed Easter,
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.)
- Vista Balloons: www.vistaballoon.com Vista Balloons is the way to go for a
spectacular balloon ride, floating above Yamhill County's
beautiful wine county. Flight
season is April to November (daily except Tuesdays, weather permitting.) Balloons fly at dawn from Sportsman
Airpark in Newberg; flight includes a delicious breakfast upon landing.
- Golf: The 9 hole public Bayou
Golf Course is located just south of the city limits. The 18 hole Chehalem Glenn Golf Course in
Newberg (approximately 15 miles from McMinnville) is another nice option for an