Whether you're looking for a relaxing retreat or hoping for some outdoor adventures, Walla Walla has something for everyone! Located in the sun-kissed Palouse hills, this up-and-coming town (once named "the friendliest small city in the United States" by USA Today) combines natural beauty with urban charm.
Home to more than 100 local vineyards, Walla Walla is a burgeoning food, wine, and arts community in Southeast Washington. Nestled between the Blue Mountains to the east and the Columbia River to the west, the unique geography of the area means you'll be able to easily enjoy a variety of activities without traveling far from home! A quick day trip gets you to the friendly western charm of Pendleton or, if you're willing to go a bit farther, the outdoor adventure paradise Hood River.
You're surrounded by adventure in one of our vacation homes. Historic downtown Walla Walla is home to public art walks, musicals at the Power House Theatre, and 27 different wine tasting rooms!
Watch your favorite team play at Whitman College before spending an afternoon living like the pioneers at the Fort Walla Walla Museum or learning about the area's past at the historic Whitman Mission. Golf enthusiasts can tee off early at the Wine Valley Golf Club and still make it in time for brunch with the rest of the group at Bacon & Eggs.
Pick up some local and organic produce from the Thursday and Sunday farmer's market for meals made with love in the kitchen of your vacation home. If cooking isn't quite your forte, make reservations at one the area's hippest restaurants! Local favorites include the South Fork Grill, the Brasserie Four, and the Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen.
This area is often dubbed "the next Napa Valley," and many of our homes are in close proximity to a number of well-known wineries. The region is best known for merlot, cabernet, and syrah. Walla Walla itself has over 100 wineries where you can explore the vineyards, taste a variety of wine, and even pick up a bottle or two to bring home as gifts for your friends or family! Whether your palate is refined or you're a novice wine connoisseur, the romantic vineyards will unlock tastes and senses you never knew were there.
Many of our Walla Walla vacation rentals are surrounded by vineyards as far as the eye can see. Spend an afternoon lost in the landscape and tasting room Walla Walla Vinters or visit the 96-acre estate at Basel Cellars. Relax by the fireplace in the Northstar tasting room or watch the master wine maker in action at Pepper Bridge Winery.
With so much to do in this ever-growing city, you can easily work up an appetite before you go tasting! Schedule an unforgettable hot air balloon ride with Blue Mountain Balloons or ride horseback around Bennington Lake. Pedal through the rolling wheat fields by bicycle or hike the South Fork of the Walla Walla River trailhead. With horseshoes, volleyball, a skateboard park, disc golf, dog parks, and 70 acres of wildlife preserve, Fort Walla Walla State Park is an outdoor playground for all ages!
From artisan farmer's markets to vineyards to golf, there's something for everyone in the rolling hills of this Southeast Washington city. Explore your passions today with a stay in one of our Walla Walla vacation rentals!
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