NEWBERG, Ore. -- A Newberg hotel was recognized for being one of the most environmentally friendly in the nation, according to a survey conducted by the online travel planning website TripAdvisor.
TripAdvisor polled more than 2,100 American travelers for the survey and they chose Allison Inn & Spa as the second most “green” hotel in the nation.
Allison Inn & Spa is an 85-room resort which was designed with sustainability in mind. The property even has a “living roof,” which provides insulation to reduce energy use.
Many of the travelers polled said they intentionally seek out “green” hotels in their effort to reduce their own impact on the environment.
“Not only is seeking out an eco-friendly accommodation good for the environment, but our survey also shows that most travelers find travel experiences more enjoyable when they make greener choices,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “For those interested in lowering the carbon footprint of their trips, this list of TripAdvisor GreenLeaders hotels showcases properties that have a strong commitment to sustainability and are highly rated by our travel community.”
A Yountville, Calif. hotel earned the No. 1 spot.
Here is a complete list of the top 10:
- Bardessono, Yountville, California
- Allison Inn & Spa, Newberg, Oregon
- Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina
- Sleep Inn & Suites, Miles City, Montana
- Montage Deer Valley, Park City, Utah
- Cedar Glen Lodge, Lake Tahoe, California
- ARIA Sky Suites, Las Vegas, Nevada
- The Lenox Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts
- Hampton Inn & Suites Miami/Brickell-Downtown, Miami, Florida
- Holiday Inn Express Inverness, Lecanto, Florida