The Allison Inn & Spa

innOregon’s Willamette Valley, a lush 150-mile-long swath of land, 45 minutes south of Portland is home to some of the best pinot noir wines in the world. This special slice of Oregon is also home to the award-winning Allison Inn and Spa, a jewel of a resort set on a gentle hillside amidst 35 acres of colourful gardens, manicured lawns and winding paths through surrounding vineyards.
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Big Heart Creemore

Creemore_BIA_logoCreemore – its name comes from Irish Croí Mór for ‘big heart’. The little village with the big heart is quite possibly Ontario’s best-kept secret, brimming with small-town charm to appeal to urban-weary folk in search of a country escape.

The settlement of Creemore began in 1842. By the turn of the century it was a thriving village of 800 people, the hub of a vibrant farming community. Today, 1300 people live in the village, surrounded by almost as many city types who come first as weekenders and then retire here full time.

Situated about an hour and a half north of Toronto, just south of Georgian Bay, it nestles in the valley between the Mad and Noisy rivers, bordered by the Niagara Escarpment.

Harrowsmith magazine named it one of the ten prettiest towns in Canada.
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