I wanted to stay at Cherrywood and book the wine tour via horseback for my 50th Birthday last year but they were booked solid so I tried again for my 51st and succeeded and had an amazing weekend. I chose to stay here after hearing about it and then seeing it on a local TV show, then I did my research and WOW what a great story! The Fewel's and their wonderful staff/friends have created a wonderful place to stay on a beautiful piece of property in sunny Yakima Valley. Having gone to the Yakima valley for the last several years to enjoy the wine, weather and abundant produce I was won over by the Cherrywood's story of providing a safe, caring haven for horses who have been thrown away due to their age - outliving their "usefulness" to their owners, and rehabilitating and re-socializing them and providing the horses with a happy active retirement. Each horse is paired up with the right rider so you are perfectly matched - The average non-rider and equestrian alike will enjoy a great ride through beautiful orchards and vineyards, stopping for wine tasting and lunch along the way (provided). You certainly can choose to forego a wine tour on horsseback and simply enjoy the wonderful experience of staying in a comfy, well-appointed Teepee but why just settle for that when you can have the whole experience? In addition to an incredibly comfortable bed in an adorable teepee, Pepper provides each overnight guest with a wonderful full-breakfast that usually includes some of the local fresh fruit, lovely egg dishes provided by Cherrywood's own chickens or perhaps lovely cherry crepes from their own orchard...delicious! I ended my stay with a great spa treatment under the open sky at the ranch...it was heaven! Sure, you have a porta potty and not a flush toilet, but it is your own, one for each teepee. If you have never taken a shower outside in the fresh warm air, you have not lived. All private showers are lovely and appointed with sumptuous toiletries from the on-site spa, Ummelina...lovely body washes and lotions. I am not a camper, but this style of camping is wonderful! and I will return. You should not hesitate to make this your next great adventure. I would be remiss if I did not mention the wonderful owners and staff- Pepper, Terry, Josie, Chuck, Pablo and Ginger...thanks again for a birthday weekend I will never forget! P.S. All my best to Banker, a kind and patient horse!
Teepee named Western Provided lots of privacy!
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