Romantic Getaways: Luxury in Wine Country

Romantic getaways to luxury hotels in the heart of wine country are an excellent way to spice things up on a weekend getaway. During the day you can tour wineries, spend the day at the spa, dine, and in the evening return to a luxurious room to soak in a rose-scented tub, cuddle next to the fire and whisper sweet nothings into your lover’s ear, or heat up the night with some pure romance.

If romancing your sweetie is a top priority, I’ve rounded up a collection of seven luxury hotels in Washington wine country to spark up the sexiness on your romantic escape. Some even have everything you need right at your fingertips, like an onsite spa, tasting room, restaurant, and bar.

Most of these hotels are in small towns, but some are in small cities. If you are looking for more ways to woo your amour, read 10 Romantic Getaways You Must Take Your Sweetie in Washington State.

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7 Luxury Hotels in Washington Wine Country

  1. Inn at Desert Wind in Prosser, Washington
  2. The Lodge at Columbia Point in Richland, Washington
  3. Eritage Resort in Walla Walla, Washington
  4. Hotel Maison in Yakima, Washington
  5. The Historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington
  6. Posthotel in Leavenworth, Washington
  7. Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Washington

1 – Inn at Desert Wind

Prosser, Washington

With its Southwest-inspired architecture, The Inn at Desert Wind Winery needs to be at the top of your romance list. The property features a tasting room that serves its award-winning wines and a boutique luxury inn with sweeping desert views.

Located in Prosser, Washington, in the heart of Washington wine country, its luxurious accommodations have been featured in the Seattle Times, The Oregonian, and Travel + Leisure.

Desert Wind Winery in Prosser, Washington.
Photo courtesy of Desert Wind Winery (photo credit: Lynn Howlett)

The Sante Fe style decor runs throughout the entire property. Each of their four guest rooms has hand-scraped hardwood floors, kiva fireplaces, custom tile work, tasteful Southwest decor, and balconies with views of the Yakima River and valley.

Rooms include modern amenities such as complimentary WiFi, a minibar, and a flatscreen TV with satellite. A sweet perk is that overnight guests receive a bottle of Desert Wind wine and breakfast is delivered to their room each morning.

After touring the inn, my first thought was this is the perfect place for a romantic weekend. I fell in love with the style of the rooms and the views, plus being steps away from the tasting room makes it easier to spend the whole weekend together.

Travel tip: The tasting room is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. The tasting fee is $10 and waived when you purchase two bottles of wine. The tasting room also includes a large patio with Yakima Valley views.

Couples Will Love

Lovers will like add-ons like the romance package with two one-hour massages and a bottle of sparkling wine, and the bubbles and blooms package where a flower arrangement and a bottle of Terveri Cellars sparkling wine are waiting in your room upon your arrival.

Travel tip: Onsite spa services are available to guests only and must be arranged 3-7 days before your arrival.

Nearby

A short walk from the inn is the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center. Dedicated to Water Clore, the founder of Washington wine, the center is a must visit. There are daily tastings with knowledgeable staff, light bites for purchase, and views of the Yakima Valley.

Travel tip: The Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center tasting room is open Wednesday through Sunday. $10 per tasting experience, $5 refunded with bottle purchase. Sometimes they offer a two for one wine tasting ticket, go here to find out.

Wine tasting at the Walter Clore Center.

The Walter Clore Center offers additional wine-related experiences like blind tastings, wine courses, meet the winemaker, and culinary pairing classes. To learn more go to their website.

Travel tip: Want more wine tastings? There are over a dozen tasting rooms a short drive away, including 14 Hands Winery, Airfield Estates Winery, and Thruston Wolfe Winery.

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Read more about Prosser including reviews on TripAdvisor.

2 – The Lodge at Columbia Point

Richland, Washington

Set along the banks of the Columbia River, The Lodge At Columbia Point is all about local wine culture and the fantastic riverfront view. Great combo when searching for romantic getaways.

Located in Richland, Washington the hotel features 82 luxury rooms, almost all of which have a view. Property features to love are the outdoor pool and hot tub, an outdoor patio with a gas fireplace and river views, a massage studio, lounging library, wine bar, and restaurant. Plus there is a riverfront walk if you feel like strolling hand in hand.

The Lodge at Columbia Point and the river.
The Lodge at Columbia Point has a stunning location along the river. Photo courtesy The Lodge at Columbia Point

Rooms are set up with the amenities modern travelers need such as free WiFi, refrigerators, and microwaves. Other features to love is the gas fireplace, a wet bar with wine glasses, pillow selections, a complimentary breakfast, afternoon cookies, and a wine tasting in the Vine Wine & Craft Bar.

Even though I stayed at this hotel as a solo traveler, I had an enjoyable experience from the moment I walked in, to nibbling cookies in the afternoon, sipping wine in the evening, soaking in the hot tub after a day of wine tasting, and watching the sunrise in the morning. My two favorite features were the outdoor pool area and the large outdoor fireplace with a river view.

The outdoor firepit at The Lodge at Columbia Point.
One could easily spend some time next to the fire pit watching the sunset. (Photo courtesy of The Lodge at Columbia Point)

Couples Will Love

Couples will like the ultimate escape package with a 60-minute massage for two, a $100 dinner voucher for Drumheller’s, two etched wine glasses, a bottle of Drumheller’s wine, a box of Baum’s chocolates and a seasonal floral arrangement, and the charcuterie and cheese for two package that includes a selection of Pacific Northwest cheeses and meats.

Travel tip: Rooms are named for a local winery. If you have a favorite, call to see if that room is available.

Nearby

Wine tasting rooms like Goose Ridge Estate Winery & Vineyards, Barnard Griffin, and J. Bookwalter are a short drive from the lodge. Learn more here.

Wine tasting at Goose Ridge Winery

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3 – Eritage Resort

Walla Walla, Washington

Walla Walla, Washington is known for its wine country and set within 300 acres of rolling wheat fields and vineyards is Eritage Resort. This new luxury resort offers a private setting with luxury suites and villas (coming this spring), a manmade lake, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant.

Eritage Resort in Walla Walla, Washington.
Rolling wheat fields and vineyards surround the Eritage Resort. Photo courtesy of Eritage Resort

Room amenities you’ll love include large soaking tubs, gas fireplaces, and a private deck or patio to take in the view. Plus, each morning, guests receive a continental breakfast with house-baked goods. In-room massage services may also be arranged.

During my tour, I saw all the rooms styles. There is not one I didn’t like, as they all have views, either mountain or lake. But, if you want a premier view, choose a corner suite as they have a 180-degree view.

The restaurant has a creative and inventive menu with lots of locally sourced items. Almost all of their tables have a view, and if you choose to sit in the bar-style seating in front of the kitchen, you can watch the chefs as they cook.

Travel tip: Ertiage Resort is a 12-minute drive from downtown Walla Walla.

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What do I recommend at Eritage Restaurant & Bar? Fresh Dungeness crab toast and prime beef and lamb meatballs.

Nearby

There are over 140 wineries in Walla Walla wine country. A great place to start is downtown, as you can easily walk from winery to winery and dine along the way. Other wineries are a short drive away. I recommend Pepper Bridge Winery, Va Piano, Watermill, and Castillo De Feliciana.

The view from Castillo De Feliciana in Walla Walla, Washington.
Castillo De Feliciana makes a tasty sangria!

Travel tip: Touring wine country is way more fun when you don’t have to drive. Main Street Drivers is an economical and safe way to winery hop. They drive your car, which saves you money, and drivers have a ton of local knowledge to make the most of your day.

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Read more about Walla Walla including reviews on TripAdvisor.

4 – Hotel Maison

Yakima, Washington

The Hotel Maison is a former Masonic building turned luxury hotel in downtown Yakima, Washington. Built in 1911, the building retains its Empire style features and decorative elements such as terra cotta detailing and circular top floor windows.

The Hotel Maison at night.
The Hotel Maison at night. Photo courtesy of Hotel Maison

Room features you’ll love are the custom photos, luxury robes, and showers with massage showerheads. Modern amenities include free WiFi, hospitality centers with granite countertops, microwaves and mini-fridges, iPod charger/alarm clock.

I stayed in a very comfortable and spacious double queen room, but couples will be interested in the king corner room and the two-room studio suite.

More perks include complimentary breakfast that has pastries, hot items, fruits, and juices and a wine voucher which you use at the front desk for a glass of wine.

Complimentary glass of wine at the Hotel Maison.

I liked the style of the contemporary yet inviting lobby. It is an excellent spot to enjoy your complimentary glass of wine.

Couples Will Love

The hotel works with Ummelina spa to provide spa packages. Each package includes a glass of wine. To see their packages go here.

Nearby

There are wine tasting rooms within walking distance of the hotel, including Antolin Cellars, Gilbert Cellars, and Kana Winery. A short drive away are more Yakima Valley wineries like Treveri Cellars and Owen Roe as well as wineries in Zillah.

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5- The Historic Davenport Hotel

Spokane, Washington

The Historic Davenport Hotel is in the heart of downtown Spokane, Washington. A regional landmark on the National Register of Historic Places it is both opulent and luxurious with a long list of famous guests such as Tony Bennett, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, and Jessica Biel.

The Historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington.
Photo courtesy of The Historic Davenport Hotel

One of my favorite parts of the hotel is the Spanish Renaissance lobby. I could have sat in one of their oversized chairs looking at all the details for hours and hours. There are also boutique shops, a bar, restaurant, and an espresso bar. The lower level has the pool and an award-winning spa (highly recommend).

The lobby at The Historic Davenport Hotel.

During your stay be sure to wander around the second floor. Here you can see the details and craftsmanship up close, and there is a collection of memorabilia from the hotel and local figures like Bing Crosby. Up the stairs from the second floor is The Hall of Doges. It will make you feel like you’ve entered into an Arabian palace! No joke! And, if any of the hotel’s banquet room doors are open you can peek inside; some are quite elaborate.

Lavish guest rooms feature oil paintings, hand-carved mahogany furniture, their famous “Davenport Bed with custom-made down pillow top mattress wrapped in fine Frette Italian linens.” (If you fall in love with it, they are available for purchase), and a large walk-in shower or a soaking tub. They also have all the modern amenities such as flatscreen TVs and WiFi.

The honeymoon suite with its red heart-shaped jetted tub is sure to cast a lovers spell.

Travel tip: While you could easily spend the entire time in the bedroom or hotel, there are interesting sights a short walk away, such as the Riverfront Park with Great Northern Clocktower, Expo Pavillion, Spokane Falls Skyride, a 1909 Looff Carrousel, and mighty Spokane Falls.

There are several places to view Spokane Falls. To the right is Huntington Park.
The Davenport Spa and Salon.

Couples Will Love

To add to your blissful weekend, arrange for a spa day at The Davenport Spa and Salon which earned four stars from Forbes.

The overnight spa couples massage package includes $220 spa credit, an overnight stay in a deluxe room, a bottle of sparkling wine, and complimentary overnight valet.

Travel tip: Arrive an hour before your spa treatment to fully enjoy your complimentary drink, goodies, and reading by the fire.

Nearby

Spokane’s wine scene is growing, and there are several places to enjoy a glass of vino. Some near the hotel are Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, Helix Wines, Cougar Crest Estate Winery and Barrister Winery. About a 20-30 minute walk away is Maryhill Winery and Craftsman Cellars.

For a romantic winery experience, visit the Arbor Crest Wine Cellars estate grounds. Perched on a cliff 450 feet above the Spokane River it has all the makings for a romantic afternoon. Enjoy wine (or beer) and nibble on bites from their menu like grapes and cheese, baked brie with fruit preserves, and mini-pizzas. To take it one step further, reserve a spot on their tasting and estate tour package.

View from Arbor Crest Wine Cellars.
Arbor Crest Wine Cellars is a 20-minute drive from the hotel.

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6 – Posthotel

Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth is probably one of the most popular destinations in Washington, after the Seattle Space Needle and Mount Rainier, because of its charming Bavarian-styled village.

Tucked along the Wenatchee River in downtown, the Posthotel is the town’s newest luxury accommodation. It is adult-only and focuses on wellness and relaxation. The hotel features European hydrotherapy traditions with saunas, steam rooms, relaxation lounges, saltwater pools, and a full-service spa.

The Posthotel is the newest luxury hotel in Leavenworth. Photos courtesy of Posthotel.

I have not had the chance to stay at or tour the Posthotel, but I’ve heard such great things about it that I had to include it in this romantic getaways list. They have seven room styles with neutral-toned and elegant decor, beds with custom linens, fireplaces, and some have French doors that open to a patio or balcony.

A guest room at the Posthotel. Photo courtesy of the Posthotel

Features to love include complimentary WiFi, a European breakfast buffet with eggs, German sausage and potatoes, baked bread, cheeses, and fruits, as well as a light lunch of salads and soup. If you desire some exercise that is not under the sheets, they have snowshoe and bicycle rentals.

Couples Will Love

They offer a variety of seasonal and mid-week packages. Right now, couples will be interested in the couples unwind three-night package with a $100 spa credit, fresh flowers in the room, and in-room Kneipp bath crystals.

Nearby

The hotel is steps away from downtown Leavenworth, where you can shop and dine on delicious beer and brats. But, there is a special treat for wine lovers – over a dozen wine tasting rooms! Steps away from the hotel are Baroness Cellars, WineGirl Wines, and WooHoo Winery.

Book direct with the hotel.

Read more about Leavenworth including reviews on TripAdvisor.

7 – Willows Lodge

Woodinville, Washington

If you are searching for an easy romantic weekend getaway from Seattle, that includes wine tasting and a luxury retreat, look no further than the Willows Lodge. The hotel has been a long-time favorite of Conde Nast Traveler readers.

Located on five lush and landscaped acres, the Willows Lodge is in the heart of Woodinville wine country. The hotel features 84 rooms and suites and the property has an onsite spa, restaurant, and lounge.

The entryway of the Willows Lodge.
Photo courtesy of the Willows Lodge.

With each room having terrycloth robes, a stone fireplace, a private balcony or patio, and a soaking tub for two they are designed to encourage those romantic moments. Other modern amenities you’ll love is the complimentary WiFi and a fully stocked mini bar.

Couples Will Love

Couples will fall head of heels for their do not disturb package with overnight accommodations with complimentary valet, a $100 dining credit, a rose petal bath with romantic lighting and music, selection of petit fours, and champagne.

Nearby

Wine lovers like me appreciate its location, which is a short walk from Chateau Ste. Michelle and The Herbfarm (a dining experience that is bucket-list worthy). Plus there are dozens of more wineries in the nearby Hollywood District, that is a short pedal away with the hotel’s complimentary bicycles.

Another fun couples activity is the aerial adventure park Adventura. The hubs and I went this summer and had a blast!

Travel tip: For guests only, the hotel offers guided WineVenture tours on Saturdays and Sundays. Cost is $130.

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Read more about Woodinville including reviews on TripAdvisor.

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38 thoughts on “Romantic Getaways: Luxury in Wine Country”

  1. Okay this is quite an impressive list of hotels. I love finding beautiful, romantic places for a great Valentine’s stay! First choice, right off the bat would be Posthotel in Leavenworth. That place is gorgeous and looks like it came straight out of Europe somewhere! My second choice I think would be the Historic Davenport in Spokane. I love the architecture and decor and that it’s close to Spokane Falls!

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    • Heather, Great choices, and they are towns with completely different vibes and history, which always makes exploring fun. 🙂

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  2. This does look pretty tempting for Valentine’s day. I especially like the Willows Lodge. 🙂 And the Posthotel room, though the exterior of the hotel isn’t very appealing for a romantic holiday, but more for a corporate team building.

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    • The Travel Bunny, Your comment about the outside of Posthotel reminding you of corporate team building is interesting, as I would have never associated Bavarian style with that. The entire town has Bavarian architecture or embellishments, even the McDonald’s. LOL

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  3. All of these hotels look amazing, I would love to stay at any of these when I finally head to Wine Country. Which one was your favourite? I think mine from images along is the historical Davenport Hotel!

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    • Amber, the Davenport is such an impressive hotel, and are spot on with service. Each of these hotels has a different vibe and I’d pick a favorite based on my mood. I really liked The Lodge at Columbia Point as I loved the setting next to the river.

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  4. Just in time for Valentine´s Day! I´d definitely go with the Lodge at Colombia Point. Everything from the exterior to the pool and the firepits makes it the perfect romantic destination. Great choices!

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  5. “If romancing your sweetie is a top priority????” Man, if romancing your sweetie is NOT a top priority anytime of the year, romance is not going to be happening for long. That said, The Lodge at Columbia Point sounds absolutely divine.

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  6. The Lodge at Columbia Point looks incredible. If I had a sweetie, I’d opt for that one, but it looks like there are plenty to choose from. I love finding places that are not as well known. I like the way you put your tips in a separate box.

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    • Drew, The Lodge is so great for couples. I went there along and had so many moments when I wished my sweetie was there with me. Thanks for the comment about the tips. I’m trying some new blog style layouts now that I’ve switched to Gutenberg.

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  7. This is such a diverse list of getaways and they all look so beautiful. The architectural style at Desert Wind definitely does make it look like it’s in New Mexico or Arizona, and the lobby of the Historic Davenport is simply stunning! Being from Seattle, I only left the Puget Sound area a couple of times of year when I lived there, but I really do wish I had explored some of these other areas before moving away! Thanks for sharing, Lara 🙂

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    • Kevin, Sometimes it is hard to get out and explore right out our backdoor. Hopefully, you get to come back and check out some of these hotels.

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  8. What great options for Valentines Day! Such an amazing group of hotels. I just love the fireplace at the Desert Wind Winery. It looks so inviting. The Governor’s Suite at the Historic Davenport Hotel is amazing. I’ve never see a heart shaped tub before!

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    • Joanne, Isn’t that tub cool! And, I so love the style of Desert Wind. I was born in New Mexico and have a love of that style.

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  9. The Posthotel looks like an amazing place to get your goomba on. It seems like they have lots of great wines in the area that pair well with Bavarian food. Probably the most romantic weekend you can have with your lederhosen on.

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    • Jenn and Ed, Not sure what a goomba is, tell me. Leavenworth is such a great small town and the Posthotel is a wonderful addition, and I love that it is in the heart of it all.

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  10. Each of these accommodations looks special and I would have a tough time making a choice. Though I’m not a wine drinker, I am always attracted by wine country as it is so scenic and romantic.

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  11. So many great choices for a romantic getaway here. I love the idea of sitting by the firepit and a glass of wine at The Lodge at Columbia Point, and, as a foodie, the Eritage Resort looks right up my ally. My favorite rooms would be a toss-up between the Posthotel and The Willow Lodge. Honestly, they all look really incredible in their own way. I’d be happy with my honey at any one of them! ;D

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  12. The romantic setting of the Willows Lodge resonates with me the most. And, yes I am a wine lover. Thus, a glass or two of good wine from Chateau Ste. Michelle or the Herbfarm would definitely be included in my weekend gateway.

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  13. Luxury hotels, romantic getaway and wine go hand in hand, and this post proves just that.Each hotel looks better than the other, and it’ll be a tough decision to choose among them. Specially love the outdoors of Willows lodge and Poshtel.

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  14. I’d opt for the Hotel Davenport in Spokane. I love how opulent is looks — and also that it’s historic. Plus my father lives in Spokane, and I’m due to make a visit. Actually all of these hotels look amazing. I could really use a romantic getaway about now!

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