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2 Ways to Celebrate Lazy Day

Out-of-town trips for summer's last hurrah

allison inn & spa!

While the masses are elbowing their way through Bumbershoot, we’ll be chilling out elsewhere this Lazy, er, Labor Day.

HEAD SOUTH
Willamette Valley, Oregon

Cozy In: The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg has amenities such as large suites with private balconies and vineyard views, luxurious linens, and a serious spa with treatments not found closer to home. Travel + Leisure recently called it one of the best resorts in the United States.
Fill Up: Seattle transplant Eric Bechard serves upscale farm-to-table-obsessed fare at his acclaimed McMinnville restaurant, Thistle.
Head Out: Test your fitness during the annual Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon (or, better yet, just cheer for someone else) and then head out to discover your favorite pinot noirs among the 200-plus boutique and independent wineries in the valley.
Cool Off: Enjoy a nightcap at the lauded rooftop bar atop McMinnville’s charming brick McMenamins Hotel Oregon.

HEAD NORTH
Methow Valley, Washington

Cozy In: Designed by Seattle architect Tom Kundig, the Rolling Huts at Wesola Polana are a modern — and indoor — alternative to traditional tent camping.
Fill Up: The weekly changing menu at Winthrop’s Arrowleaf Bistro offers seasonal options such as roasted duck breast, rosemary-rubbed grass-fed lamb chops, and beet salad.
Head Out: Rent gear, guides, and anything else you need for horseback riding, fly-fishing, biking, hiking, boating, or golfing at the sprawling Sun Mountain Lodge.
Cool Off: Take some handmade confections from Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe after scoring a scoop or two at the outdoor ice cream stand.

And say goodbye to summer.

Photo: Courtesy of The Allison Inn & Spa 

LOCATIONS
Sun Mountain Lodge
604 Patterson Lake Rd
Winthrop, WA 98862
509-996-2211
Arrowleaf Bistro
253 Riverside Ave
Winthrop, WA 98862
509-996-3919
Sheri's Sweet Shoppe
207 Riverside Ave
Winthrop, WA 98862
509-996-3834
McMenamins Hotel Oregon
310 NE Evans St
McMinnville, OR 97128
503-472-8427
Thistle
228 NE Evans St
McMinnville, OR 97128
503-472-9623
Rolling Huts
18381 State Rte 20
Winthrop, WA 98862
509-996-4442
The Allison Inn & Spa
2525 Allison Ln
Newberg, OR 97132
877-294-2525
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