Run of the River (9308 E. Leavenworth Rd., 509/548-7171 or 800/288-6491, www.runoftheriver.com, $220–255 d) is one of the finest local B&Bs, a luxurious log home along Icicle Creek with a flower-filled yard, outside deck, and hot tub. The six guest rooms have private baths and are decorated with knotty-pine furnishing and whimsically rustic decor. Rooms include whirlpool baths surrounded by river rock, bathrooms with rain showers, Egyptian cotton linens, and private decks with mountain views. Be sure to leave the kids behind, as this one is adults only.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition