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Columbia River Plateau
The Columbia River Plateau is home to 139 lakes that offer a variety of fishing and water activities. Grand Coulee Dam forms Bank Lake and creates a shoreline that is over 90 miles long and provides fishing year around for perch, trout, bass, walleye, crappie, catfish, and whitefish. Spend the night and stay for the laser light show projected on the massive dam. The show entertains and informs about the mighty Columbia River.
Along the Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway is a landscape unique in the world - the coulees or channeled scablands. These natural rock formations were created by an Ice Age flood, considered to be the largest flood in history. Dry Falls, a 40-story high and 3 mile wide cliff was created by this flood and is located in the Sun Lakes State Park. Enjoy wonderful views of the mountains, high desert, lakes and rivers while playing one of the 100 golf courses in the area.
The Plateau offers incredible bird watching throughout the year with over 200 species including an annual large eagle migration. Soap Lake is a mineral rich "healing" lake. Local merchants sell the lake mud by the pound for its special healing powers. Immerse yourself in a 50-gallon tub of mud and experience the healing waters. Moses Lake, the largest lake in the area, is home to summer concerts, water activities and the Moses Lake Family Aquatic center. 4 miles from Moses Lake is an area of sand dunes that welcomes ATVs and sand vehicles.
The Grant County Historical Museum and Village is located in Ephrata. The historic village consists of 30 buildings including a bank, dress shop, livery stable, and photography shop with vintage cameras. The museum houses collections such as local Indian artifacts, cowboy paraphernalia and household items relevant to the times.
There are no members of the Washington Bed and Breakfast Guild in the Columbia River Plateau at this time.
Ponderosa Pine Country
Spokane serves as the Washington eastern gateway to the Rocky Mountains. It is ideally situated between Canada and the rest of the western United States. The heart of downtown Spokane is Riverfront Park, Imax Theater, outdoor skating rink, (winter only of course) many golf courses and a world famous hand carved Loof Carrousel. Spokane is also blessed with several world-class museums such as Mobius, an interactive science museum and the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, featuring American Indian, regional and visual arts. The recreation enthusiast has ample opportunity to watch or play in the Spokane area.
There is minor league hockey and baseball team to watch. If you enjoy participating and biking is your passion, there are miles of biking trails including the all downhill mountain track Route of Hiawatha, and the 77-mile Trail of the Coeur d' Alene that ends in Idaho. If running is your sport, the nationally acclaimed Bloomsday Race attracts thousands to celebrate the beginning of spring. Snowboarding and skiing at Mt Spokane provides breathtaking panoramic views of the Rocky Mountain region.
Check out the Ponderosa Pine Country WBBG members listed below:
- E.J. Roberts Mansion
- 1908 Marianna Stoltz House Bed & Breakfast
- Waverly Place Bed & Breakfast
Southwest Washington is an area that contains some of the most beautiful mountains in the country. Awesome Mt. St. Helens, majestic Mt. Rainier and Romantic Mt Adams are three of the volcanos located in the "Ring of Fire". Hwy 12 (a major east west corridor) also known as White Pass Hwy, is a State designated scenic byway and gives travelers easy access to all 3 volcanic mountains. Mt Rainier is Washington's most famous mountain and icon. It is easily identified on the new Washington State quarter. The native name for it is Tahoma, "the mountain that was God".
At the heart of the Volcano Country is Mt. Rainier National Park. This park is a four-season destination with hiking, mountain climbing, snowshoeing, snowboarding and skiing. In 1972, the park set a world record for the most snow at 93 feet. Crystal Mountain and White Pass are world-class ski areas that benefit from the snow.
The most famous volcano in the region is Mt. St. Helens who blew her top in 1980. Since then the earth surrounding the mountain has been reborn with new life. Visitors flock to the Visitors centers opened in the area to view the rebirth and learn about this active volcano which on rare occasion rewards them with a puff of steam.
The southern part of the Volcano Region also encompasses the Columbia River Gorge some of the most spectacular terrain in the country. Windsurfers and kite-boarders flock to the Gorge to perform their aerobatics on the broad river. There are many other recreational opportunities for hikers, bikers, white water rafters, golfers and fisherman who enjoy this year round playground. The Columbia River is the natural border between Oregon and Washington.
Check out the Volcano Country WBBG members listed below:
- The Fairgate Inn
- Carson Ridge Private Luxury Cabins
- The Shepherd's Inn Bed & Breakfast
- The Farm, A Bed & Breakfast Inn
Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas
The Kitsap Peninsula is the gateway from the Seattle/Tacoma area to the Olympic Peninsula and Hood Canal. Four Washington State Ferry routes and a bridge bring visitors to the western-most part of Washington State. The major towns on the Kitsap Peninsula are Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Port Gamble and Silverdale. Bremerton is home of the Naval ship yards where many World War II ships were built. Board and tour the USS Turner Joy, a restored Navy Destroyer on the waterfront promenade in Bremerton. Port Orchard is known for it's antique malls, marinas and galleries. Poulsbo is a quaint village where the entire town from buildings, bakeries to street names has a Norwegian theme. Port Gamble a district of historic homes, shipyard, general store, shops and La La Chocolate Shoppe are based on the style of old Maine. Silverdale, once a quiet waterfront town, now is the shopping center of the Kitsap/Olympic Peninsula, with the area's only major mall.
The scenic Hood Canal is Washington's only fjord. It is a deep-water channel created when glaciers melted and withdrew. It slices the Olympic Peninsula into two separate peninsulas now called the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. The Hood Canal is a beautiful waterway teaming with marine life such as seal, salmon, oyster, clam, Dungeness crab geoduck and an occasional orca looking for dinner.
Cross over the Hood Canal Bridge and you are on the Olympic Peninsula. The majestic Olympic Mountains cut the peninsula in half, north and south. One side of the mountains is in the rain shadow and receives between 12 and 30 inches of rain per year the other is rainforest and receives up to 144+ inches of rain per year.
The major highways are lined with tall straight trees and the unspoiled, clear, deep lakes and beaches of Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest beckon the outdoor enthusiasts.
The cities and towns on the Olympic Peninsula are as varied as the climate. Sequim is the Lavender Capital of North America and sits in the "blue hole" boosting 300 days of sunshine a year and an average rainfall of just 14 inches per year. Port Angeles is the gateway to million acre Olympic National Park with year round activities and provides ferry access to Victoria, BC, Canada. Forks is base camp for the outdoors adventurer wanting to fish or visit The Hoh Rainforest.
Port Townsend is Washington's Victorian Seaport and Arts Center sits on the northeast side with ferry connections to Whidbey Island. Shops, galleries and a variety of festivals though out the year.
Check out the Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas WBBG members listed below:
- Selah Inn
- Bird's-Eye View
- Manitou Lodge
- Miller Tree Inn
- Misty Valley Inn
Bear's Lair Bed & Breakfast
- A Hidden Haven Bed & Breakfast
- Colette's Bed & Breakfast
- Tudor Inn
- Reflections - A Bed & Breakfast Inn
- Blue Gull Inn Bed & Breakfast
- Old Consulate Inn
- Groveland Cottage
- Lost Mountain Lodge
- Red Caboose Getaway
The Washington coast is rugged, wild and with ample opportunity for recreation of all types from bird watching, kayaking, beachcombing to charter fishing, hiking and golfing.
Traveling north up the coast, the first community is the Long Beach Peninsula. It is here that Lewis and Clark discovered the mighty Pacific Ocean over 200 years ago. Long Beach is often called the Cape Cod of the Pacific because of its shape, shellfish, cranberries and the relaxed lifestyle. Longbeach hosts the International Kite museum as well as an International Kite festival in August. Many historic seaside towns dot the coastline such as Westport, Ocean Shores, Hoquiam, and Aberdeen each with their own unique personality.
Westport, Grayland, North Cove and Tokeland are collectively called the South Beach. This area, also referred to as the Cranberry Coast, is on the south side of Grays Harbor, easily accessible from Puget Sound to the north and Portland to the south. Westport is renowned for its fishing, but there is more. All the charm of fishing villages, cranberry bogs, beachcombing, kite flying, charter fishing, and whale watching are at your doorstep. There are countless fun activities and beaches to explore during every season of the year. Go-karts, bowling, an aquarium, bike rentals, entertain anyone with a sense of fun. The variety of restaurants, from decadent to down-home, offers all kinds of cuisine, with seafood at the freshest you'll ever find. Tops on anyone's list are the 18 miles of pristine ocean beaches that offer sand and surf, seashells and sand dollars, shorebirds and sunsets. Storm watch in the winter, sunbathe in the summer, or just pull up a drift log and take in all the natural beauty.
Stroll barefoot along the miles of sandy beaches in Ocean Shores or ride horseback through the dunes onto the beach for a romp in the surf. Just watch the waves or curl up by a cozy fire and read your favorite book.
Hoquiam is the home of the Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge, nearly 3 square miles of salt marsh, uplands and tidal mud flats. A Shorebird Festival is held every Spring with guided tours.
Aberdeen is the home of the tall ship, Lady Washington, a full scale replica of the square rigger that Captain Gray, founder of the deep water port, Gray's Harbor arrived on 1788.
Although it is not on the shoreline but a short drive inland, a natural attraction not to be missed is the Quinault Rain Forest located in the southern part of the Olympic National Park. Massive trees dripping with moss, the worlds largest Spruce tree, a variety of mushrooms and beautiful waterfalls grace this ancient temperate rain forest where it rains 12 feet per year.
Check out The Coast WBBG members listed below:
- A Harbor View Bed & Breakfast
- Boreas Inn Bed & Breakfast
- China Beach Retreat
- Shelburne Inn
- Abel House Bed & Breakfast
- Charles Neslon Guest House
- DoveShire Bed & Breakfast
- George Johnson House Bed & Breakfast
- Westport Bayside Bed and Breakfast LLC
The North Cascade region encompasses visual richness of majestic mountains with wonderful lush valleys. Many unique towns and villages are located in this region.
The Bellingham/Mt Baker area is a perfect place to experience "sea to ski" in the same day. Mt Baker draws thousand of snow and outdoor enthusiasts each year. It has the longest ski season in Washington. Mountain biking is also a popular sport, Galbraith Mountain was named one of the top mountain-biking areas in the US. The Puget Sound City of Bellingham is also home to the wonderfully restored historic Mt. Baker theatre.
Drive south from Bellingham and you enter the beautiful Skagit Valley, one of the premier tulip growing regions of the world. Mt Vernon is the heart of the valley on the Skagit River and was once named "Best Small city in America". Granite Falls, Arlington are among many of the small towns and farm communities that dot the Skagit Valley.
Leavenworth, the Bavarian Village that lies in the heart of Washington State at the base of 8,000 foot high Cascade Mountains, The village has a distinctive European appeal, shopping, live theater, and dining. and hosts Bavarian themed festivals; Autumn Leaf Festival, Okttoberfest, Chriskindlemarkts and a fabulous Christmas lighting ceremony. Leavenworth is a four season-destination and recreational activities with something for everyone! In the winter Leavenworth is the only community that offers two major ski areas within 35 miles, and has its own ski and tubing hill close to the village as well as miles of groomed Nordic trails. Sleigh rides, snowmobile tours, and snowshoeing are all popular with both locals and visitors. Summer brings more adventure with some of west's best white water river rafting, hiking trails with incredible views and pristine lakes, and miles of famous mountain biking trails. Leavenworth plays host to the most famous rock climbing routes in Washington. Leavenworth is becoming well known as a favorite destination for wine touring and orchard fruits.
The Wenatchee Valley is located in the heart of the Cascades and is the Apple Capital of North America but there is so much more to Wenatchee then apples. Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year this is an outdoor enthusiast paradise with great biking, kayaking, rafting and skiing.
Check out the North Cascades WBBG members listed below:
- Arlington's River Rock Inn
- Chelan House Bed & Breakfast
- Gaylord House Bed & Breakfast
- The Country Cedar Inn
- The Wild Iris Inn
- Autumn Pond Bed & Breakfast
- Beecher Hill House
- Bosch Garten Bed & Breakfast
- Cashmere Mountain Bed & Breakfast
- Enchanted River Inn
- Pine River Ranch
- Cottonwood Shores B&B
WBBG Member Info
Discover Washington...One Inn At A Time
The Washington Bed and Breakfast Guild invites you to discover the diversity of Washington State. Experience the charm, hospitality, and romance of the state's finest Bed and Breakfast Inns. All WBBG member inns are independently inspected and approved for membership after meeting the highest standards of the industry. This means you can select your getaway destination with confidence.
First time visitors to Washington State are often amazed at the size and diversity of our beautiful state. You'll experience everything from a lush coastal rain forest, to beautiful island retreats, culturally diverse urban areas, and rugged snow capped mountains. Don't plan to see it all in a couple of days. Very few places in the world offer the diversity found in Washington State. Getting around Washington is not difficult, but can require some advance travel planning. Remember, you can always ask your hosts. Innkeepers are experts in helping folks plan a memorable trip.
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Washington Bed and Breakfast Guild Member.
Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas Members (click here)
Belfair | Bremerton | Forks | Gig Harbor | Port Angeles | Port Orchard | Port Townsend | Sequim |
The Islands Members (click here)
Camano Island | Coupeville | Friday Harbor | Greenbank | Orcas Island | San Juan Island | Whidbey Island |
Seattle - Tacoma Region Members (click here)
Lakewood | North Bend | Olympia | Redmond | Sammamish | Seattle | Tacoma |
North Cascades Members (click here)
Arlington | Chelan | Everett | Granite Falls | La Conner | Leavenworth | Peshastin |
Ponderosa Pine Country Members(click here)
The Coast Members (click here)
Aberdeen | Long Beach | Montesano | Ocean Park | Westport |
Volcano Country Members (click here)
Camas | Carson | Salkum | Trout Lake |
Wine Country Members (click here)
Grandview | Touchet | Walla Walla | Yakima |
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Seattle - Tacoma Region
At the heart of the Puget Sound is Seattle, a large yet friendly city, the hub of commerce and the arts. Yet the entire region has just as many gems to be discovered as this Emerald city. Seattle Bed and Breakfast's offer fantastic value and are highly rated when compared to hotel alternatives.
Seattle - "Metro Natural" is the jet propelled, coffee fueled, computer driven cultural center of the Pacific Northwest. Hard against the bustling Puget Sound and in the shadow of the Cascade Mountains, Seattle is a city steeped in history and leads the country with its vision of the future. The bustling Seattle waterfront with expansive views of Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains is home to many related activities including ferry docks, the fishing fleet, conference facilities and cruise ships. Just above the waterfront is the famed Pike Place Market where fresh fish seem to fly from the vendor into the arms of waiting customers. Click Here To Read More...
Click on any of the Seattle-Tacoma Region WBBG members listed below for a
description and contact information (many also have color pictures).
Ride the monorail from downtown to the Seattle Center. The Space Needle is the heart of the center and one of Washington's most recognized icons. The center is a hub of activities anchored by world-renowned cultural facilities such as McCaw Hall, home of the Pacific NW Ballet company and the Seattle Opera, the futuristic Experience Music Project (EMP) and the Sci-Fi museum.
The Seattle art scene is ever-growing with the addition of the new Olympic Sculpture Park on the waterfront and a expanded Seattle Art Museum (SAM). Seattle is also well known for its theatre companies hosting the Intiman Theater, Seattle Repertory, ACT and the restored Paramount, the 5th Ave and Moore Theatre.
One can't think of Seattle without noticing the two sports facilities located in SODO (SOuth of DOwntown) at the edge of historic Pioneer Square. Qwest Field hosts the Seattle Seahawks and Safeco hosts the Seattle Mariners. The views from these two stadiums are worth the price of a ticket whether you are a fan or not.
Redmond, home of Microsoft is known as bicycle town. The Burke-Gilman/Samamish River Trail is 27 miles of paved trail that ends at Marymoor Park. Marymoor is the site of the Veledrom, a oval bicycle track that host races on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Tacoma the city that lies in the shadow of Mt. Rainier. Tacoma has redeveloped the downtown area with a free light rail system that connects the Museum District with the Theater District. This area includes the Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum and the Washington State History Museum, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts and the Tacoma Convention Center. Historic Union Station and the spectacular Chihuly Bridge of Glass are free to the public.
Olympia, Not just the capital! Olympia is a special community and desirable city because of a combination of its energetic, creative, and farsighted people and its beautiful northwest setting. Olympia is also regarded nationally as one of the best small cities for the arts in the country. Take in a live performance or independent film at our numerous theaters. Feeling youthful? Join in the fun at the interactive Heritage Park Fountain. Then take a self-guided tour of Percival Landing, Olympia's boardwalk, past more than 80 pieces of public art and end watching the sunset from the observation tower with views of the Olympics, Cascades, Mt Rainier, and the boats on Puget Sound.
Of course this is the capital and the capitol building and campus are definitely worth a visit, with free tours to the public. The capitol building is the 4th tallest domed structure of its kind in the world! There are numerous museums on Washington and Olympia's history as well as the Hands On Children's Museum, abundant Art Galleries and a vibrant downtown with great shopping with unique items. Plus, from April through December our Farmers Market is open with some of the best and freshest ingredients anywhere, which are featured on the menus of many of our restaurants.
There is plenty to do for the nature lover too! There is the Nisqually Delta Wildlife refuge, Capital Forest, as well as Wolf Haven, a wolf sanctuary, not to mention numerous parks, miles of bike trails, and ample access to the Puget Sound.
A way of life; "Island Time", a kicked back and relaxed attitude. Mention the Islands in Washington State and locals know you are talking about the wonderful Puget Sound archipelago of the San Juan's Islands, Whidbey Island, Camano Island and Fidalgo Island.
The "drive to" islands of Whidbey and Camano are minutes from Seattle but a world away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Whidbey Island, the longest island in the U.S. boosts year round opportunities for visitors. Whidbey Island has frequent ferry service and drive on access from the North over Deception Pass. The island is a mix of forest, farmland, driftwood beaches and small towns. Hwy 525/20 part of the Cascade Scenic Loop runs the length of the island with spectacular Deception Pass Park and Bridge at the North. Meander galleries, boutiques, restaurants, shops, first run movies, museums and performances at our local performing arts centers.
Whidbey Islands, Fort Casey Park and Deception Pass Park offer spectacular hiking, kayaking, skin diving, rock climbing, cycling and camping. There are hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, birding, biking trails and several fine golf courses. You can also ferry from Whidbey Island to the Olympic Peninsula via Keystone to Port Townsend. No matter where you are you will always be close to the water with breathtaking views of other islands, the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. Click Here To Read More... Click on any of The Islands WBBG members listed below for a
description and contact information (many also have color pictures).
- The Inn at Barnum Point
- Anchorage Inn Bed and Breakfast
- Blue Goose Inn
- Argyle House Bed & Breakfast
- The Dragonfly Inn
- Harrison House Suites
- Hillside House Bed & Breakfast
- Smugglers Cove B&B
- Kangaroo House Bed & Breakfast on Orcas Island
- Otters Pond Bed and Breakfast of Orcas Island
San Juan Island
- States Inn & Ranch
- Trumpeter Inn B&B
- Eagles Nest Inn
- Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast
- Guest House Log Cottages
Camano Island another "drive to" island is a island of country lanes, laid back living, art galleries, and one of the largest Blue Heron rockeries in the Northwest. The Snow Geese Festival in the spring bring birders from all over. Cama Beach State Park with new native cultural center, Camano Island State Park and Iverson Spit are other noted spots.
The San Juans. Of the 172 named islands in the San Juans, three of them Lopez, Orcas and San Juan - have accommodations, attractions and amenities for visitors.
Lopez island is the first ferry stop on the route from Anacortes. There's an authentic rural charm and a spirit of community that confirms the mainland has been left behind. The landscape blends woods with pastoral farmland, meadows and shimmering water vistas. Lopez is home to an eclectic mix of artisans, musicians, farmers, and nature lovers. Walking along beaches & trails, biking or kayaking, or just sitting still to observe the ever present wildlife is breath taking.
San Juan Island features the walkable historic seaport of Friday Harbor, home to a large concentration of boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. The Whale Museum educates about the famous resident Orca whales, and whale watching both from boats & from Lime Kiln Lighthouse is very exciting. Some of the best whale watching in the world is here. Leisurely walks thru historic Roche Harbor, San Juan Island National Historic Park, and Westcott Bay Sculpture Park with over 100 sculptures, offer many unique opportunities.
Orcas Island, the "horseshoe-shaped" emerald isle that is a magical mix of lush forest, farm valleys, placid lakes and stunning mountains, all wrapped around a beautiful fjord and made up of hamlets and villages. The panoramic view of islands, water and mountains from atop 2,409-foot Mount Constitution situated in 5,000-acre Moran State park is stunning. Moran State Park also offers lakes for swimming, paddle boating and fishing, waterfalls along 30 miles of tranquil trails, and camping. Westsound and Deer harbor are all popular destinations for visiting boaters, and each offers lodging, supplies and dining. Olga is a charming hamlet including a restaurant, an art gallery and post office.
Eastsound, the hub of Orcas island, offers casual to fine dining, boutiques, galleries, a performing arts center, a first run movie theater, and a history museum. The Funhouse ( a children's discovery center), a world-class skate park, and tide pools nearby. Whale watching, sea kayaking, golfing are available and art and pottery galleries are dotted throughout the island.
Anacortes is located on the north end of hilly Fidalgo Island and is linked by bridges to both Whidbey Island and the mainland through the Skagit Valley. The town has many conveniences, restaurants and the old town center has quaint shops and galleries. The Anacortes ferry terminal ferries folks to the San Juans and Sidney, British Columbia.
La Connor is a postcard of Washington history. Located on the Swinomish Channel and next to the fertile farmland of the Skagit Valley. La Conner is an important port for the shipping of tulip bulbs an important crop of the area. The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a huge tulip blooming event in the spring. The compact business district is a charming waterfront with restaurants, brew pub, galleries, quilt museum and antique stores all mixed with views of ships masts and Mt. Baker under the shadow of the unique La Connor waterway bridge. La Connor is on your way to Anacortes from Hwy 5.
Getting to the Islands is half the fun. You can go by boat, air, bike or bridge. It's easy! No matter how you get to the Islands, your visit will be one you will cherish and you will always long for more "Island time".
- The Inn at Barnum Point
The visually rich Palouse region, with its beautiful rolling fields, was created eons ago by floods during the Ice Age. These floods cut and shaped the Palouse Falls, the Palouse River Canyon and the Snake River. View a spectacular 198 ft waterfall from Palouse Falls State Park on the Palouse River. Try your luck fishing or boating in Granite Lake formed when the Snake River was dammed. Nearby on the Snake River you can enjoy white water rafting, along with fishing for rainbow trout, small- mouth bass, or trophy-size steelheads. Steptoe Butte State Park provides a wonderful panoramic view of the Palouse from a rise more than one thousand feet above the Palouse River Canyon. Also nearby is the 1858 Steptoe Battlefield and Monument which marks the site of the last Indian victory over the U.S. Army in the northwest.
The town of Dayton is rich with history having 117 buildings listed on the national registry, three historical districts, along with the county seat and the oldest depot and courthouse in the state. In Uniontown visit a 19th century gothic church and historic barn fenced with more than 1,000 wagon wheels and an old fashioned saloon. Drive along the Forgotten Trail (U.S. route 12), which will take you along the path Lewis and Clark used as they reached Clarkson in October of 1805.
There are no members of the Washington Bed and Breakfast Guild in the Palouse Region at this time.
Washington has the perfect climate for wine. Abundant sunlight, ideal soils, warm days and cool nights mean some of the best wines in the world are produced in Washington and they are only getting better with age. Yakima is the gateway to Washington wine country. It is also one of the best agricultural regions in Washington, growing most of the apples, winter pears, mint, and hops in the nation. Stop by a roadside stand and pick up some fresh grown produce to savor on the road.
Walla Walla, one of the best known cities in wine country, is known not only for wine but also for the fabulous" Walla Walla Sweet" onion grown in this valley. The town itself is charming with its galleries and specialty stores the historic district was selected in 2001 for one of the Great American Main Street Awards.
Toppenish is the capital of the Yakima Indian Nation with the world-renowned Yakima Cultural Heritage Center. Relive the history of Toppenish by viewing the 70 professional painted murals that depict the town's history. Do it in style by horse-drawn covered wagon. Toppenish is also home to the nation's only hops museum.
The Tri-City area encompasses the towns of Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. 150 wineries are within a 60-mile radius. The area receives more than 300 days of sunshine a year so it is a perfect place for outdoor recreation. The Columbia, Yakima and Snake rivers all merge in this basin providing ideal birding conditions for migrating birds.
Not to be missed in wine country is the Yakima Electric Railway's 5 mile run between Yakima and Selah. This train is the last authentic, turn-of-the century interurban electric railroad in the United States.
Click on any of the Wine Country WBBG members listed below for a
description and contact information (many also have color pictures).
- Cozy Rose Inn
- Cameo Heights Mansion
- Inn at Blackberry Creek
- The Maxwell House Bed & Breakfast
- Stone Creek Manor
- Orchard Inn Bed and Breakfast
- Cozy Rose Inn
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