Located in Eugene, Oregon, Iris Vineyards Guest House offers Willamette Valley wine country views from nearly every room in the house. The guest house is like a farm stay, but guests are surrounded by grape vines instead of chickens or livestock. The southern Willamette Valley forest and vineyard views are fabulous, as is the star-gazing at night. This Iris Vineyards guest house review will give you plenty of reasons to book this Airbnb farm house in wine country.
The privately owned Iris Vineyards Guest House was built on top of Iris Hill after replanting a majority of the 840 estate lands to 500 acres of Doug Fir forests and 40 acres of pasture land to wine grapes; Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. The owners built their dream house with a courtyard and wisteria trellis to frame the southern Willamette Valley vineyard views. The former tasting room, Iris Vineyards Guest House, is now available to rent as an Airbnb luxury property.
Iris Vineyards Guest House in Oregon’s Willamette Valley Wine Country
Have you had a chance to visit Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country? Those familiar with Burgundy and Alsace, France wine country will feel right at home in the yellow 800 square foot stucco farm house. The gated property offers forest and vineyard views for miles and dreamy star-gazing at night.
Willamette Valley wine country guests are treated like fine wines. The weather may be dry and hot during the day, yet cool during the evenings. In the wine industry, this is referred to as ideal “hang time” for the grapes. At Iris Vineyards Guest House there is plenty of hang time for guests to relax, enjoy and hang out amongst the vines.
What makes Iris Vineyards Guest House unique?
Besides the spectacular southern Willamette Valley wine country views, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy Iris Vineyards Guest House. During my summer visit, I felt like a gentleman farmer without having to do any vineyard chores. This is a working farm, so don’t be surprised if vineyard workers are tending the vines.
I loved that I was able to walk amongst the grapes in the vineyard. In fact, D Block vineyard is situated right outside the guest house doors. Stroll up to the deck above D Block for a picnic or simply enjoy the Eugene, Oregon views. Stop at the Lane County Farmers Market or nearby Creswell Bakery before your arrival to bring back food to Iris Vineyards Guest House and have yourself a party.
What are the amenities at Iris Vineyards Guest House?
The three bedroom guest house is open to four people. Every bedroom in this farm house has a view of Willamette Valley wine country. For the gourmet cooks or foodies, check out the gourmet kitchen with granite counter top, Viking gas stove and oven and Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer. The cabinets are stocked with plates, glasses and utensils.
Coffee, tea and some local, made in Oregon food items were on display in the kitchen, in addition to a bottle of Iris Vineyards wine. If you want to try the complete line of red, white, sparkling wines and wine cocktails on tap, drive to Iris Vineyards Wine Bar in Springfield, Oregon.
If, like me, you happen to be wearing white pants and spill a glass of red wine on yourself, relax. The washer and dryer are located downstairs in the basement. Change your clothes, go for a vineyard walk and return to clean laundry.
Iris Vineyards Guest House is available to rent year-round. The farm house features air conditioning and radiant heat. Complimentary WIFI and Fire Stick remote will keep you connected if you are working from Willamette Valley wine country.
There is a walk-in shower in the bathroom with Aesop bath amenities. A hair dryer and white cotton towels are available for guests.
What’s there to do in Willamette Valley Wine Country?
There are plenty of things to see and do in Willamette Valley Wine Country. In addition to the impeccably managed vineyards at Iris Vineyards, guests have many wine tasting opportunities nearby. King Estate offers lunch and dinner, in addition to wine tasting. Sweet Cheeks Winery and Silvan Ridge Winery offer charcuterie plates, chocolate covered hazelnuts and locally-made truffles.
Hikers will enjoy the ridgeline trail map from Eugene Parks & Open Space to walk off the wine-drinking calories.
Is the guest house pet-friendly?
As Iris Vineyards guest cottage is located on a working farm, you’ll need to leave your pet at home. Self check-in is available via lockbox. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Rates start at $457 per night.
Iris Vineyards in southern Willamette Valley, Oregon
82110 Territorial Highway, Eugene, Oregon 97405
Iris Vineyards Guest House review, You Tube video and all photography by travel writer Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of Iris Vineyards while researching articles for other publications. All opinions are my own.