This was our fourth stay at the Inn at Blackberry Creek (IBC) and for us this remains heaven away from home. Barbara Knudson, the innkeeper, should be teaching seminars on how to run a B+B.
IBC is a beautifully restored and thoughtfully updated period farmhouse located just a few blocks from beautiful Pioneer Park and a perfect walking distance to the Whitman campus and the downtown area with its restaurants, quaint shops and tasting rooms. Yet the expansive grounds are beautifully landscaped and create a park like atmosphere that make you feel miles away. Sit by the creek, with a book and listen the the birds and water and feel your pulse slow and your blood pressure drop.
The three rooms are beautifully appointed with private baths and exceptionally comfortable mattresses. The common areas up and downstairs are comfortable and inviting and feel 'lived in'. Barbara's amazing cookie recipes are always available to sample and fresh coffee, tea and drinks available in the kitchen and in the microfridge in your room (all free).
And as others here have commented, Barbara's legendary breakfasts are a cut above anything you will experience anywhere else.
Finally, Barbara and her staff (Sue and Carlie) are such gracious and warm hosts that you can't but feel welcomed and cared for. And Barbara is a rich source of information about Walla Walla and surrounding area..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful Historic Property with modern ammeneties decorated in the English Country Style. The Inn is situated on approx. two acres of rolling lawns and large shade trees. This very private facility is totally dedicated to guests, all rooms have king beds/private baths, TV,VCR,Mini Fridge, Electric Fireplaces, One room has private hot tub and private deck. One Suite has a private hot tub and garden, and a small kitchen. Two blocks from pioneer park, close to downtown, wineries and Whitman College. ... more less