The Inn at Abeja
Chic design sets this farmstead estate apart in Washington's Walla Walla wine country.
At this century-old farmstead in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, guests can choose from sophisticated accommodations that include the old Summer Kitchen, now a two-story cottage; the Chicken Coop with a private garden; and the Bunk House, which has been transformed into a quaint studio cottage. Each free-standing structure is its own guest house, providing an exceptional degree of privacy. The amenities found in a luxury hotel room are standard here, but it's the architecture and the setting that give these lodgings their cachet.
Relaxation is surely high on the agenda for those staying at Abeja, but most folks also come to this area to sample the local vintages. This experience begins upon arrival with a welcome glass of estate wine, and guests enjoy the privilege of visiting the Abeja tasting room (in the small barn), which is not open to the public. The actual winery, in the restored large barn, specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon. Of note is the complimentary breakfast served to guests each morning; this sumptuous meal features an array of specialties such as strawberry-rhubarb crisp and Walla Walla sweet onion quiche. Along with vineyards, this 35-acre estate features creeks, gardens and rolling hills, ideal for leisurely biking and hiking.