Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn – In the Heart of Yakima Wine Country

Yakima Wine County’s five AVA’s stretch over 70 miles along Interstate 82 in Eastern Washington. Almost right in the middle is the small town of Zillah, which is known for its Teapot Dome Service Station and Rattlesnake Hills wineries. On a recent trip to tour the area’s wineries and join the Premium Tour and Tasting with Treveri Cellars, I was hosted by the Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn. I discovered this hotel is the perfect base for touring the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail.

Downtown Zillah Washington.The Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn offers its guests:

  • Spacious guest rooms and extended stay suites with full kitchens
  • Indoor heated pool with a large lounging area
  • Complimentary full hot breakfast
  • Complimentary evening snack (usually chili and cookies)
  • Small sundry store
  • Pet-friendly rooms ($20 fee, per day)
  • A short drive to Rattlesnake Hills wineries
  • Close to nearby attractions like the Toppenish Murals, Fort Simcoe Park, outdoor activities, and more Yakima Valley wineries
  • It’s a 20-minute drive to Yakima
  • It’s a 30-minute drive to Prosser

Bonus: Guests visiting wineries on the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail can receive 20% OFF ANY room type.

Use code: WINELVR at the Best Western reservation website,

or call to make a reservation and let them know what Rattlesnake Hills winery you plan to visit!

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Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn

Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn

The Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn is located off Interstate 82, and within walking distance are gas stations and fast-food restaurants. The downtown area of Zillah is almost a mile down the road. The hotel used to be independently owned and after extensive recent renovations, it rebranded as a Best Western PLUS. I’m not sure what the hotel looked like before, but the design of the hotel is very northwest with Craftsman style details, stonework, and earthy color schemes.

The hotel’s lobby is roomy with high ceilings, modern furniture, and decor that highlights the areas farming and wine heritage. There are 59 king and queen guest rooms and ten extended stay suites with full kitchens with full-sized appliances, microwave, dishwasher, pots and pans, and dinnerware for up to four people, which are ideal for those staying in a location for a few days or with family. Also, for those that want to be out of the city, its location provides a quieter setting than neighboring Yakima.

 The lobby at the Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn.

The lobby at Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn is a welcoing space with decor that reflects the lifestyle of the Yakima Valley.

Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn Room

After a quick and friendly check-in, I walked down the hall to my first-floor king bed guest room. Right from the start, I liked the dark woods and earthy colors, as it reflected the area’s landscape of dark basalt, golden hills, and amber fields. I also appreciated the room’s spaciousness with plenty of walkable space and room for a desk and lounging chair without running into a sharp corner (one of my pet peeves) and its very large bathroom.

The king bed room Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn.The rooms color scheme reflects the Yakima Valley landscape.

After settling in, I walked around the property. One of the first things I noticed was all the historical pictures on the walls from the area. Me being a history lover, I liked this added touch.

I also noted extra sitting areas for guests to enjoy both indoor and outdoor.

When I discovered the indoor heated pool, I immediately wished I had brought my bathing suit. Darn!

That night, after a day of touring Rattlesnake Hills wineries and dining at HopTown Wood Fired Pizza, I found a box of Chukar Dark Chocolate Cabernet Cherries and a bag of local cherries waiting for me in my room (a much better reward than a dip in the pool, eh?).

Chukar Cherries

Thanks Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn for my special treat!

If you find yourself craving sweets or something savory, the hotel offers a daily evening snack that usually includes chili and fresh-baked cookies.

That night, I worked a little before retiring. I had an amazing night sleep and woke up ready for my wine making day at Treveri Cellars. The hotel’s breakfast is what you’d find at a Best Western PLUS with coffee, juices, yogurts, fruit, and pastries, and a selection of hot items. I opted for the hot items – sausage, eggs and a few potatoes – as I like to protein up in the morning.

 

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Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn – Guest Rooms and Amenities

Room Styles

  • Single king bed ($100 and up)
  • Two queen beds  ($105 and up)
  • Two queen suite ($140 and up)
  • Single king suite ($135 and up) have marina and water views

Please note that rates adjust seasonally, and there might be special discount rates available. 

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free hot breakfast
  • Free nightly snack
  • Refridgerator and microwave
  • Cable/satellite television
  • Desk and lounging chair
  • Indoor heated pool and hot tub
  • Gym
  • Laundry facilities

Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn – Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Rooms are spacious and comfortable
  • Indoor heated pool with a large lounging area
  • Complimentary full breakfast with hot items
  • Complimentary nightly snack
  • Pet-friendly rooms, $20 per day, comes with treats and doggie bags
  • Free WiFi
  • Free onsite parking
  • Small outdoor patio in front of the hotel

Cons:

  • Zillah is a small and quiet town, and some may want a little more hustle and bustle.
  • Being near the interstate makes the hotel easily accessible, but it also means you are near interstate traffic.

Would I stay at the Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn again? Yes! If you are touring the wineries in the Rattlesnake Hills it is in a perfect location. After all, you don’t want to drive too far after wine tasting, right? Also, the drive to Yakima is only 20-minutes, so if you do want more of a city scene it’s not too far away. I couldn’t really find anything to nitpick besides its location along the Interstate. That has its bonuses and its drawbacks for any accommodation. Overall, the hotel provided a peaceful stay and a good home base for me to explore Rattlesnake Hills wineries.

Pet Travel Tip: Many of the Rattlesnake Hills wineries are dog-friendly, so you’d be able to bring them along.

To book a room visit the Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn, and to learn more about the town visit Zillah Chamber of Commerce, and Visit Yakima Valley.

When booking don’t forget about the discount! Guests visiting wineries on the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail can receive 20% OFF ANY room type.Use code: WINELVR at the Best Western reservation website, or call to make a reservation and let them know what Rattlesnake Hills winery you plan to visit!

ZillahTravel Tips

Hotel Address: 911 Vintage Valley Parkway Zillah, WA 98953

Closest Airport: Sea-Tac International Airport (2.41-hours), Spokane International Airport (3-hours) and Portland International Airport (3-hours)

Carless Options: You’ll need a car while visiting.

Dining Travel Tip: There are a handful of restaurants in town including fast-food. Even so, you might feel the range of selection limited. In town, I’d recommend The Chophouse at The Old Warehouse for burgers. The Warehouse also has live music at its music venue, Perham Hall, check their website for a schedule. I heard good things about the Squeeze Inn in downtown Zillah, but didn’t get to eat there myself. A short drive away is HopTown Wood Fired Pizza, and in Yakima (a 20-minute drive), I’d recommend Crafted and Cowiche Canyon Kitchen & Ice House.

Activity Tips: The main attractions in Zillah is the Rattlesnake Wine Trail and the Teapot Dome Service Station (On Saturdays during the warm months of the year, the teapot is manned by volunteers. Hours vary, but usually from 12pm-5pm). Nearby are the Toppenish Murals, Fort Simcoe Historical Park, and a range of wineries and outdoor activities like hiking, biking, water sports, skiing, and whitewater rafting are an hour or less from the hotel. If you plan to drive to the Columbia River worthy stops are Maryhill’s Stonehenge and the Maryhill Museum of Art.

To learn more about nearby Yakima Valley wineries, check out 5 Yakima Valley Wineries You Must Visit, and Wow Moments in Washington’s Yakima Valley, and Visit Yakima Valley.


Note: As is common in the travel industry, the writer was provided with accommodations and meals for the purpose of review. While it has not influenced this review, the writer believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest.


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26 thoughts on “Best Western PLUS Vintage Valley Inn – In the Heart of Yakima Wine Country”

  1. This is the kind of hotel I look for when I’m on a road trip, and the extra snack in the evening and the full breakfast are just icing on the cake! Looks like a great place to stay!

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    • Tami, If you like evening snacks I noticed that many hotels in Idaho offer some sort of snack. It is great for traveling and traveling with kids. I think this hotel has a lot to offer travelers and it is in a great location.

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  2. WINE COUNTRY yes, please! I absolutely love going on getaways like this! The hotel looks like it had everything you need! Also loved the fact it offered PET-FRIENDLY rooms! Everything should be pet-friendly in my opinion haha 😛

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    • Roxanna, Washington is the second largest producer of wines in the US! I hope you get to visit soon and taste what the region has to offer as we have some fabulous wines!

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  3. I’m not incredibly picky when it comes to hotels, comfy & nice looking space (like this one), a lovely pool, free wifi and a good breakfast is really all I need to be happy! This place has all of the above–so I’m totally sold!

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    • Miranda, I was impressed with the Vintage Valley Inn and thought the evening snack was a really nice extra perk. Thanks so much for commenting!

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  4. Looks like a good spot. Was interesting to see your reference to North West styling….shall have to pay more attention to the different areas of the US now to see how it changes. Could the teapot petrol station get any cuter! Just loved it. Also enjoyed learning more about the wine region as we tend to really just hear about Napa and Sonoma. Best Western is always one of those go-to chains and they rarely disappoint.

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    • Kerri, I have to say that Best Western is upping its game for value and style. Washington is full of Craftsman style houses, so if you make it this way, you’ll definitely get your chance to see some. That would actually be a good blog post – Regional Architecture of the US. 🙂

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  5. I would be so disappointed not to have bought my bathing suit too! What a beautiful pool area. That bed looks amazing – it’s so huge! Or is it just because the pillows are all lined up to make it look bigger? Nice that it is so spacious! That’s important to me too.

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  6. The hotel seems neat and comfortable. I do like those vintage photographs on the walls and I would probably be asking a lot of questions about those if we were staying there. Best Western has some good properties around the world. How was the service?

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  7. I love the clean basic look and earth colors of this hotel. The hot pool looks like a great place to spend the afternoon after a day of outdoor activities. Of course, the chocolate cherry was a real treat! 🙂

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  8. Looks like a lovely place to spend a few days at! I’d love to read about the wine trail by the way! Never would have thought there is an amazing inside pool there. Aaand the chocolates and cherries surprise is such a nice detail!

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