As much as I love hopping on a plane to travel, come August there is nowhere else I’d rather be than the Pacific Northwest. And in following with yesterday’s dreams of a weekend getaway, I thought it high time that I shared with you a weekend my guy and I took together in the beginning of the summer to Eastern Washington…
Oh, how I love a good road trip! And for Seattleites, getting east of the mountains is essential when you’re ready for some sunshine and a whole different terrain. This time, we were setting our sights on visiting the Cave B Inn. Technically in Quincy, Wash what’s cool about this place is it’s right next to the Gorge Amphitheater, so chances are if you’ve ever seen a concert there, you know that this place exists.
What you might not know is how awesome it is. A working winery, with a small garden that feeds the restaurant, the inn is set up above the Columbia River and boasts a variety of lodging for every type of experience (and budget!).
The Cliffehouses that you see above are tucked into the terrain, and offer the most luxurious experience (hello soaking tub, privacy and view!). While the Yurts are on the opposite end of the spectrum, offering a fun quasi-camping vibe. We tried them both, and loved them equally!
But let’s get down to the most important stuff. Yes, there’s wine tasting. Yes, there’s a pool. Yes, you can hike down to the river. And, yes the restaurant is fantastic.
So fantastic, actually, that we ate there both nights without a single complaint because we wanted so badly to try the whole menu! Oh, did I mention the spa? Yep, there’s that too – a very small one that could use a little updating, but hey, to have the luxury of all these amenities and this walk to dinner each night? You won’t hear me complaining…
On top of everything else, the key ingredient to our fabulous stay was the GM, Mark Nudelman who not only treated us like royalty, but from what I observed while we were there, and experiences that my friends have had since, simply goes above and beyond for every guest to make their experience the best it can possibly be. Something that we see far too little of these days, and something that makes a nice little weekend getaway into an amazing weekend getaway. Thank you for spoiling us, Mark!
On our way home, we extended our trip over to Wenatchee so that we could pop into Pybus Market. I was so impressed by the renovation of this historical steel warehouse into a thriving market space. The dining options were awesome (we indulged in some pizza at fire!) and the market merchants too!
If you’re passing through, I highly recommend the detour for a bite and some foodie shopping!
A big thanks to everyone who made the weekend so enjoyable! And if you’re heading east of the mountains, and have any questions, let me know. Personally, I can’t wait to get back to Cave B again this fall to stock up on some more wine and a little R&R…