With around 2,800 acres of vineyards, it’s no surprise that Walla Walla offers an incredibly diverse selection of grapes and wines. The main varietals of the valley are Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. Come taste each for yourself.
Planning a visit to Walla Walla wine country? When it comes to where to stay, choose from a growing number of lodging properties set among our rolling vineyards on your next stay. Stay among the vines of Walla Walla for a unique, unforgettable, and immersive wine country experience.
Walla Walla vineyards have a gravitational pull all their own, seemingly compelling visitors to stay just a while longer. It’s the difference between just going wine tasting and truly experiencing wine country. And indeed, the only truly regretful moment of a visit to a Walla Walla winery is when it is time to leave.
Thankfully, a growing number of Walla Walla’s vineyards have become destinations themselves, spurring a lodging trend that is quintessentially Walla Walla. The recent additions of luxury destinations set among or in close proximity to Walla Walla’s vineyards have become a welcome trend in Walla Walla. Full-service luxury properties such as Eritage Resort and The Barn B&B have been perfect additions to established favorites such as The Inn at Abeja and Cameo Heights Mansion. And smaller vineyard cottages at wineries such as Grosgrain Vineyards and Armstrong Family Winery, provide exquisite, casual lodging options.
And as of winter 2020, one of Walla Walla’s most iconic locations has begun its transformation to a destination resort for people to escape, engage, connect, and experience the layers of agricultural heritage found in the Walla Walla Valley. Basel Cellars Estate was purchased in December of 2020 by Pacific Northwest hospitality leaders Dan Thiessen, Chad Mackay, Scott Clark, Philip Christofides and Paul Mackay. Newly imagined as Yellowhawk Resort, the 84-acre view estate and vineyards will include a new sparkling wine program, expanded lodging, dining and private event offerings, poolside experiences and the Shindig, an annual food and wine event to be held in August.
With these new lodging additions, visits to a winery need not be contained to wine tasting. Experience firsthand the serenity of waking up to views of acres of vines just outside your window, and the peacefulness of sipping coffee or enjoying an exquisitely prepared breakfast as the vineyard springs to life each morning. Even in such a pastoral setting, in Walla Walla, one is never too far from the vitality and culinary scene of downtown. One is never too far from just about anything in Walla Walla. It’s one of our many charms: just about 15 minutes drive-time to anywhere you want to go.
The attraction of a vineyard stay in Walla Walla is clear. The beauty of the landscape coupled with the serenity of the vines have a way of melting away the stress of day-to-day life. It is a wonderful way to be fully immersed in Walla Walla wine country.
From luxury hotels and rustic resorts to bed and breakfasts, cottages and converted manors, vineyard stays now come with a diverse mix of lodging options.
Some of the best Vineyard Lodging in Walla Walla:
Inn at Abeja – Located on a stunning, 38-acre historic farmstead alongside the celebrated Abeja winery, the Inn at Abeja presents its guests a restorative, one-of-a-kind wine country experience. The Inn has been meticulously restored from the property’s original outbuildings. Now private rooms, cottages, suites, and a large farmhouse invite guests to step back in time while enjoying all the modern amenities of a wine country retreat.
Eritage Resort – Beautifully nestled on 300 acres in the rolling fields of wheat and vineyards, yet only minutes from downtown Walla Walla, Eritage includes 10 luxury suites, 10 lakeside bungalows. The food is as incredible as the setting, with a menu that highlights locally grown ingredients sourced from family farmers and ranchers. Eritage’s bar and restaurant also showcases local Washington wineries and includes old-world selections.
The Barn B&B Walla Walla – Set in the rolling landscape just west of town, and near some of Walla Walla’s best-known vineyards, The Barn B&B features seven suites, each with a view of the Blue Mountains, a private entrance, and its own secret garden with outdoor hot-water shower. Along with The Barn’s exceptional service comes world-class food with an international flair — including complimentary family-style dinners on Mondays and Thursdays, and Happy Hour Fridays — and, of course, local wines.
Casa Grosgrain – A four bedroom, four bathroom gorgeously remodeled residence on the grounds ofGrosgrain Vineyards’ Old Milton Estate Vineyard, the residence is set among the many Southside Walla Walla wineries. Casa Grosgrain’s luxurious amenities include a full kitchen and outdoor patios with views of Grossgrain’s vineyards, pond, and the Blue Mountains.
Cameo Heights Mansion – Billed as the most romantic bed and breakfast in Washington, Cameo Heights provides guests with an intimate, boutique hotel experience. The mansion is situated among orchards and the 143-acre Walla Walla River Vineyard in a quiet, country setting, perfect for couples searching for a relaxing, romantic getaway experience.
Armstrong Vineyard Cottage – This two bedroom, one bathroom cottage overlooks the estate vineyard ofArmstrong Family Winery. Nestled among the rolling hills of the Palouse north of downtown Walla Walla, the cottage is defined by its breathtaking views through every window, with vistas dotted by the Blue Mountains, rolling wheat fields, and of course, the Armstrong family’s estate vineyard.
So what are you waiting for? Start planning your vineyard stay in Walla Walla by visiting our lodging page here.
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