provided by Catherine Summers,
Carlton real estate specialist.
503-437-4808[/frame] [dropcap character=”C” color=”yellow”]Carlton, Oregon is a country community set in beautiful Yamhill County, full of local wineries and tasting rooms, incredible restaurants, and quaint and hospitable bed and breakfasts. Take a day to visit downtown Carlton and you won’t be disappointed in all it has to offer. Spend the weekend and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how you’re treated at the cozy and well-kept bed and breakfasts. Spend time at wineries surrounding Carlton, partake in the exquisite wines, and enjoy awe-inspiring views of the vineyards and rolling green hills.
The community of Carlton prides itself on its blossoming wine industry. Not to say that it hasn’t been here for a while, but Carlton wineries continue to flourish in every way beckoning tourists and locals alike to spend a day, a weekend, a week, or a month just basking in all it has to offer. Whether you’re making a quick stop through or planning a little vacation to the country, your experience in Carlton will regenerate your soul – and the odds are that you will leave with a serious inclination to move back permanently!
|Carlton Population||1,726||Distance to Portland||37 mi|
|Median Age||33 yr||Distance to McMinnville||8 mi|
|Year Incorporated||1899||Distance to Newberg||12 mi|
|Elevation||198′||Public Elementary Schools
Public Middle Schools
Public High Schools
The Best of Carlton Attractions ~ Wine Tasting, Restaurants, & the Charming Downtown
Wine Tasting ~ Downtown Carlton has too many wine tasting rooms to visit in a single day, and that is no exaggeration! Though some come and go, many have been permanent fixtures on the main street and surrounding blocks since the beginning and you can always be sure that you will have at least 20 to choose from at any given time. Choosing to spend a day casually walking the town of Carlton, occasionally stepping inside for a flight of wine, I believe, makes for a practically perfect day. Park your car and begin at Tyrus Evan, located on Pine Street in the old train station depot. You’ll be able to experience both labels by Ken Wright Cellers; the Tyrus Evan brand is named for his two son’s middle names. From there you can walk to so many more tasting rooms including, but not limited to:
- Folin Cellars
- Solena Cellars
- Scott Paul Wines
- WildeAire Cellars
- Zena’a Wines
- Alexana Winery
- Terra Vina
- The Tasting Room
- Ken Wright Cellers
Restaurants ~ You’ll definitely need to replenish your energy during your day of wine tasting, so do your taste buds a favor and eat lunch at The Horse Radish Wine & Cheese Bar. It won’t be too far to walk from whichever tasting room you happen to be in when you get hungry. You’ll be able to choose from a long list of cheeses, many local, along with some delicious light lunch options. They also carry many fine local wines and beers.
Charming Downtown Park ~ The community park offers a wonderful place to take the kids or just relax for a while on a nice sunny day. Located right in the downtown city blocks, the park isn’t large, but it does contribute to the aesthetic of Carlton; who doesn’t love a park right in the middle of a downtown? During the summer you must also bring the kids to enjoy the community outdoor pool, I’m sure one of the few that Oregon would dare offer.
Carlton is also home to Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey. This monastic home is where the monks worship, pray, work, serve and live. Visit their website for more details and schedules if you would like to attend a service or just learn more about this order of Cistercian Monks.
Carlton Bed & Breakfasts
While Carlton is a convenient and pretty drive to the surrounding communities in Yamhill County, there is no need to leave for lodging or food. Carlton offers many top rated Bed and Breakfasts. If your preference is to stay in town, The Carlton Inn or R.R. Thompson House Bed and Breakfast are wonderful choices. If you are here to experience the country life, perhaps Abby Road Farm Bed and Breakfast will be the place for you. Whichever you choose, you can be guaranteed a more personal, quaint and hospitable visit than you’ll ever experience at a corporate hotel.
- R.R. Thompson Bed & Breakfast www.rrthompsonhouse.com
- The Carlton Inn Bed & Breakfast www.thecarltoninn.com
- The Brookside Inn www.brooksideinn-oregon.com
- Abbey Road Farm Bed & Breakfast www.abbeyroadfarm.com
- Lobenhaus Bed & Breakfast & Vineyard www.lobenhaus.com
- Carlton Cottages www.carltoncottages.com
- Yamhill-Carlton School District www.ycsd.k12.or.us
- Equestrian Wine Tours www.equestrianwinetours.com
- Local Chamber of Commerce www.mcminnville.org
- Local newspaper www.newsregister.com
Annual Events in Carlton, Oregon
Carlton Fun Days:
Carlton’s Walk In The Park 2013, August 17-18: Carlton’s Walk in the Park is a wonderful annual event each summer that benefits local charities. You will love the experience as you get to see the talent of many local artists, taste the amazing wines produced by Yamhill County wineries, and eat at the fabulous restaurants in the community. Don’t miss this![portfolio cat=”246″ columns=”2″ count=”8″ pagenavi=”1″ ptitle=”1″ linking=”1″ desc=”1″ more=”1″]