Prepare to relax hard-core when you check in to one of the three rooms at the Inn At Blackberry Creek (1126 Pleasant St., 509/522-5233, www.innatblackberrycreek.com, $142–188 d) Cozy rooms pay homage to artists Cézanne, Monet, and Renoir. The Inn is well located for visiting shops and historic sites.
For splendid semi-private downtown digs, check in at The Wine Country Inn (915 Alvarado Terrace, 509/386-3592, www.wallawallawinecountry.net, $150 d). The simply and tastefully appointed rooms offer wireless Internet access, 1930s flair, and private baths. Be sure to take advantage of the knowledge of the innkeepers, both of whom are long-time residents of the area.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition