Photos courtesy of The Setting Inn

A Brand New Setting in the Willamette Valley

by | Jul 16, 2021

Oregon’s newest wine country retreat mixes modern decor with pastoral landscape just minutes from downtown Newberg. Previously known as Le Puy Inn, the entire property was recently renovated, rebranded and opened in May 2021 under new ownership as The Setting Inn Willamette Valley.  

Set on 10 acres planted with lavender rows, towering Cypress trees and a mini vineyard for guests to explore, the estate overlooks Chehalem Ridge and is surrounded by working family farms. While wandering the expansive courtyard and gardens, you can occasionally catch a glimpse of goats, horses and cattle grazing the nearby pastures.  

In addition to outdoor lounges with lawn games and a bocce court, there’s a 2,000-square-foot barn-turned-den with club chairs and loveseats. In the main building, each of the eight guest rooms has a different layout and unique furnishings with singular features that range from balconies or soaking tubs to window seats. 

The bright contemporary style includes playful design details and artwork, all orchestrated by Cora Klang of Southern California-based design firm, Cora J. Design (she also designed the sister property in Napa). Owners Jeff Cova and Noah McMaha, also founders of The Setting Wines, forged many local partnerships to create an experience that spotlights the Newberg community. 

For example, the welcome mocktail, a play on a lavender spritz, uses rose syrup from the nearby Wayward Winds Lavender. Order a cheese plate, and general manager Yndira Marrero drives to one of Newberg’s newer bistro’s, the Good Cheese Company, where your order is customized and then delivered to your room. 

Fresh flowers found throughout the Inn hail from Newberg’s popular Pollinate Flowers, and the daily continental breakfast that’s delivered directly to guest rooms consists of locally made pastries from Pearl Bakery, fromage blanc from Briar Rose Creamery in Dundee, Olympia Provisions charcuterie, and cans of Stoller Vineyards’ sparkling wine and orange juice for mimosas. 

The Breakfast Box

The locally-inspired breakfast box is another way to partner with nearby businesses and to provide an authentic taste of the Willamette Valley. From the flowers to the food, “we are elevating the guest experience by featuring the hidden gems our region has to offer,” says Marrero.  

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