About Us

No need to go to Tuscany!

After traveling down 101 along the Pacific coast, the Black Walnut Inn is a completely different experience, and a welcomed one. It is truly a transposed piece of Tuscany. We stayed in room 3 beginning on 29 June and were captivated by the sweeping beauty of the vista. Cool breezes blow across the higher elevation of the Inn. Taking gentle walks around the vineyard are inspiring. Breakfasts are creatively prepared. The room amenities are top shelf. Chelsea and Meghan were wonderful hosts. Yes, The Black Walnut Inn is expensive but well worth the money.

Michael K – July 2018

Meet Our Owners 

Rick and Erika Miller are based in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and enjoy frequent visits to the Inn to enjoy spending time with friends and new guests alike. An Oregonian with deep roots, Rick Miller is the Founder and President of the Avamere Family of Companies. The Millers care deeply about our beautiful state and generously invest their time and resources through many organizations that reflect their personal values.

The Millers have a true love and passion for the Black Walnut estate, vineyards and natural life found on the surrounding property. In addition to the 42-acre Black Walnut parcel, the Millers own guest houses on two adjoining properties as well as the Fairview vineyard adjacent and directly east of the Black Walnut vineyard. More information on our Fairview and Vineyard Ridge Estates may be found through Lifestyle Properties of Oregon.

Rick and Erika Miller purchased the Black Walnut in 2017 from the Utz family, who built the Inn in 2003 and ran the business for over 13 years.

Elegant and Rejuvenating

Staying at the Black Walnut Inn was the perfect start to our vacation in Oregon. The views from our room (#9) were breathtaking. The bed was the ultimate in comfort. The breakfasts were divine. (We loved the hash and the crispy potatoes— wish we asked for the recipe). Looking forward to a return visit.

D G – September 2018

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