Bella Collina Bed & Breakfast: The Beautiful Inn on the Hill
Bella Collina, Italian for beautiful hill, is a stunning Amity bed and breakfast. Centrally located about a half-hour drive from Salem, an hour's drive from Portland, and just over an hour away from the coast, Bella Collina Bed and Breakfast is located right where you want to be in Oregon.
If you want to get away to Oregon wine country, and you want a Salem bed and breakfast that will allow you quick access to the coast and big city Oregon life, Bella Collina is the bed and breakfast for you.
Bella Collina has a stunning view of the McMinnville area. From on top of the beautiful hill on which the inn sits, you can see rolling vineyards and the beautiful mountains and enjoy the relaxing getaway you have been yearning for.
Places to Relax
There are multiple spaces and areas to enjoy the outdoors right on Bella Collina's property. You can take a short walk to a beautiful little pavilion beside a pond. If you want to take in the view more, there is a rooftop lounge where you can relax and get a great view of the entire valley. The lounge area features comfortable sofas, as well as a stunning fireplace and a grand piano for anyone who wants to try their hands at it.
Daily Evening Social Hour
Being in the heart of wine country, the happy hour at Bella Collina is all about enjoying the finest of the Willamette Valley!
In the late afternoon, you can enjoy some delightful appetizers and some local Oregon wines. You can chat and learn more about the local area from Sherwood, the Innkeeper. Sometimes Scott and Melody, the owners, stop by to enjoy the social hour with the guests. Happy hour is held out on the main deck if the weather is accommodating.
Evening social hour is also a great time to chat with other guests and make new acquaintances.
Custom Oregon Themed Suites
Since the beginning, Bella Collina has been a bed and breakfast, which means that it has some modern amenities that you don't find in other locations.
Each guest room has passcodes, so you don't have to worry about losing your keys or someone else having access to your room. There are heated floors in all the bathrooms, so your feet will always be warm and cozy when they hit the floor in your suite.
Each room also has a balcony, allowing you to take in the beautiful view in private. The bathrooms are designed to give you a spa-like experience, with oversized and luxury showers.
The Santiam River is a tributary of the Willamette River and winds through the deep forest. The Santiam Suite reflects the natural beauty of the Oregon forests. The room has beautiful light that fills the space, and you can enjoy a great view of the sunsets over the valley.
The Timberline Suite is all about embracing all the mountain ranges that run through the state of Oregon. The deep reds in the room create a cozy suite with a bistro table and an electric fireplace, allowing for a relaxing and romantic feeling.
The Eola Suite embraces the spirit of Oregon's wine country, with a wine barrel headboard and lots of great Oregon vineyard art. This room also has ADA features and can accommodate those that need a little extra space and assistance.
These are just a few of the suites you can enjoy; there are seven custom suites in total. Six suites come with in-room electronic fireplaces, and the Kiwanda Suite has a private two-person hot tub.
Each luxury suite has a stunning view of the Willamette Valley, and each room will introduce you to a different area of Oregon.
Farm-to-Table Gourmet Breakfast
You are not going to be disappointed when you sit down to breakfast!
For early risers, you can find tea, coffee, pastries, muffins, and scones all hot and ready to go at 8:00 a.m. every morning.
In keeping with Oregon's focus on local food, the in features lots of farm-to-table locally sourced and organic ingredients, which are whipped into a delicious meal by Sherwood at 9:00 a.m.
The Innkeeper, Sherwood, personally cooks breakfast each day. Sherwood has helped open three different restaurants over the years, and he knows how to cook a delicious breakfast that will leave you feeling satisfied.
You can expect to enjoy a two-course breakfast that will first get you started with some seasonal fruit served baked, in a yogurt parfait, or chilled into some soup. During the second course, you will get something sweet and savory, such as crème Brule French toast or turkey bacon stuffed croissant with olive oil-infused tomatoes.
You will feel like you are eating at a gourmet restaurant when you sit down for breakfast in the gorgeous dining area that overlooks a stunning view of greenery and beautiful mountains.
Need to leave early? Just let the innkeeper, Sherwood, know, and he will ensure that you have a tasty to-go breakfast ready for you before you depart.
Everything You Need Is Close By
One of the most significant advantages of staying at Bella Collina is that you get the privacy of staying at a beautiful and modern country inn, with some of the best attractions in Oregon within a half-hour to an hour-and-a-half drive away. You can visit the capital of Oregon, Salem, head off to Silver Falls State Park, hit up some microbrews in Portland, or take in the breathtaking Oregon coast.
Bella Collina is situated in the heart of Oregon's wine country. There are over 150 tasting rooms, wineries, and vineyards, all within a half-hour drive of the inn. Yamhill County has the largest number of vineyards and wineries in Oregon and is where you'll want to be if you love wine. It will take years' worth of trips to Bella Collina to explore all the vineyards and wineries in the area.
Columbia River Gorge
If you want to get out in nature, the Columbia River Gorge is only an hour and a half drive away. This National Scenic Area offers hikes throughout the Columbia River Gorge for every ability level. You can take in some impressive waterfalls and deep canyons.
Portland is just over an hour away, and there are so many things you can enjoy in Oregon's largest city. Portland has more microbreweries than any other city globally, with 70 different microbreweries for you to choose from. Beer is not the only thing to enjoy in Portland. Portland is a known foodie's paradise, with lots of delicious farm-to-table dining options for you to enjoy.
On top of that, it offers lots of great attractions, such as the Japanese Gardens, the Oregon Zoo, and the International Rose Garden.
Bella Collina is only about a fifteen-minute drive to McMinnville, home to the Evergreen Air and Space Museum, The Gallery at Ten Oaks, and the Yamhill County Heritage Center. Like the rest of Oregon, there are lots of great food choices. McMinnville was named one of the best small towns for food lovers. You can check out the Golden Valley Brewery and Restaurant, El Primo Mexican Restaurant and Bar, or Peirano & Daughters, to name a few of the great restaurants in the city.
One of the things that makes Bella Collina stand out as an outstanding bed and breakfast in the McMinnville area is the innkeeper and owners of the establishment.
Sherwood, the innkeeper, is one of the things that make staying at Bella Collina so unique. He loves sharing his knowledge of Oregon with the guests, and he will be more than happy to recommend where to eat, drink, and have fun in the surrounding areas. On top of that, he is a wonderful chef and prepared the gourmet farm-to-table breakfast you will enjoy during your stay.
The owners of the inn, Melody, and Scott, live on-site as well, and they are often around interacting with guests and are known to stop in during happy hour to say hello to everyone.
Bella Collina Bed and Breakfast, located in the middle of Salem, McMinnville, and Portland, is the perfect place to get away and relax while being close to everything you could need.
Amenities and Activities
- Homestyle Cooking
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Hair Dryer
- Ironing Board
- Wildlife and Nature
- On-site Concierge
- Spa Services
- Wake-up Call
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