With more than 40 wineries, wine bars and bistros to visit, Prosser, Washington is an ideal destination for a wine getaway—with some unique places to stay to make the trip even more enjoyable.
You’ll have your choice of inns and B & B’s, home rentals, and hotels and motels in Prosser; with enough options to suite any size group or budget. A number of the lodgings are owned by wineries, which can put an added spin on your wine country visit. Plan to stay at least a couple of nights, and there’s plenty to do in the area for an extended stay.
7 Gables Pensione B&B
Debbie Augustavo bought her 1900’s farm house in 2010, and set about her restoration soon afterwards. Today, the bed and breakfast boasts six bedrooms, and six and a half baths (five of which are en suite). When the entire house is rented, it sleeps 12 and is the perfect locale for family reunions, friends and other groups.
When not rented by groups, Debbie does her best to accommodate couples or smaller parties who rent out individual rooms in the main house. (There’s shared use of the parlor, dining room, and kitchen on the three acre property, so you may have the opportunity to meet other travelers as well for a true B&B experience.) There’s a small separate cottage that sleeps two with its own kitchen, and as well.
The parlor and bedroom suites are decorated in mostly period furnishings, and a fun, original sense of style and décor (without being at all overstuffed or fussy.)
The large gourmet kitchen is available for cooking your own meals or just chilling wine, cheese and other snacks.
Guests have the option of checking in by attending a happy hour wine tasting at Bacchus, a wine bar in downtown Prosser. A simple continental breakfast is made available at the house to guests for their first morning. A full gourmet breakfast can be arranged for groups, at an extra fee. (When the house is rented for weddings and other events, catering and other services can be arranged.)
The house is nicely landscaped, has a large vegetable garden, and great views of the hills beyond.
During my stay, my favorite place to be was around the dining room table and in the outdoor room adjoining the house. Our group relaxed in the trellised outdoor room at night for wine on an early fall evening.
Bonus: the 7 Gables Pensione is walking distance from Vinter’s Village, where you can visit a dozen winery tasting rooms, enjoy an delicious meal at Wine O’Clock, Susan Bunnell’s wine bar and restaurant, and explore more than 30 acres of trails just beyond the tasting rooms.
Tiny Houses with Alexandria Nicole Cellars
A stay in one of the four tiny houses in the midst of the vineyards at Alexandria Nicole Cellars is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the vineyards during your wine tasting tour, and to experience what all the “to-do” is about with tiny houses. The four tiny houses range in size from 218 square feet to 392 square feet.
Three of the tiny houses sleep two people, while one, which includes a little bedroom loft, has two queen beds and will sleep four. Each has its own charm and original style and décor, but each include full kitchens, private baths and air conditioning.
Outdoors, each house has some outdoor decking, and great views of the vineyards (two include river views too.)
The houses are located on the Destiny Ridge Vineyard, which is located about 45 minutes from downtown Prosser. So a stay here best involves a little preparation of stocking up on groceries, and planning on spending at least some of your time relaxing with a bottle of wine. You’ll have opportunity for stargazing, and plenty of privacy. (Well, you may wake to see folks working nearby in the vineyards, but they’re an added bonus.) Or rent the homes out as a group and orchestrate a traveling wine tasting and meal between the homes.
Jet Black, the largest of the four tiny houses, features sliding garage door, cork floors, and a bistro table with wine on tap. Now that’s taking “glamping” in wine country to the next level.
Make the Trip, Stay in Prosser
Prosser is on the eastern side of the Yakima Valley. It is a three hour drive from Seattle and three and a quarter hours from Portland. Flights are available from both cities to the Yakima airport. The area enjoys 300 days of sunshine. Winters can get quite cold,but the rest of the year, it’s often warm during the day with cool evenings.
- 7 Gables Pensione, vrbo.com/355765
- ANC Tiny Houses, https://www.anctinyhouses.com/
- Prosser Wine Network, https://www.prosserwinenetwork.com/
- Tour Prosser, tourprosser.com. For a lodging directory, visit: https://www.tourprosser.com/index.php/stay-directory
- Prosser Vinter’s Village, https://prosservintnersvillage.com/
- Wine O’Clock, bunnellfamilycellar.com/
- Bacchus, https://www.bacchustastingroomprosser.com/
- See our post on harvesting the Prosser vineyards.
- Let us introduce you to three more Prosser wineries.