Cave B Inn
What We Love
- A location with extraordinary natural beauty and drama
- Smartly designed rooms ranging from free-standing Cliffehouses to desert yurts
- Cruiser bikes available for exploring the vineyards and surrounding area
What To Know
- Pets are allowed, but a pet fee of $30 applies
- The property is closed during winter
- Turndown service is provided only on request
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Cave B Estate began life as a winery in an area chosen for its similarity to the great wine-growing regions of France, as well as for its dramatic location and views over The Columbia River Gorge. Since then it’s grown into a full-service resort with 55 guestrooms, including 15 stand-alone Cliffehouses with terraces and fireplaces, 12 Cavern Rooms, and 25 environmentally sensitive desert yurts with private bathrooms. The Tendrils Restaurant serves local, market-driven fare, including produce and herbs from the resort’s own kitchen garden, and the winery offers tastings and classes. The spa also focuses on local elements, such as basalt stones, grape seeds, and lavender.
In the Area
The owners chose their location for its splendid isolation, and the property is in a rural setting, a several hour drive from Seattle. The dramatic clifftop outdoor pool has has stunning nature views over The Columbia River Gorge, and guests can immerse themselves in the great outdoors on one of the resort’s cruiser bikes or hiking trails. Right next door is the Gorge Amphitheatre, a 20,000-seat venue that has hosted the likes of Bob Dylan and Rod Stewart, and where Dave Matthews does a short residency every Labor Day weekend.
How to Get There
We spent one night at Cave B on a "romantic package" that included a spa and restaurant credit. The room and grounds are sweet, but run down. Basic things like curtains seemed cheap, and the bathroom hardware was all different as if we had interrupted a renovation. Patio and view are nice, but not private, when it would be fairly easy to add either tall plants or an outdoor curtain, so virtually anyone exploring the grounds walks right next to your patio space. Biggest thing was pool situation....they don't allow outside food and beverage (which we seemed to be the only ones aware of), so to get a drink, you have to leave the pool, hike up to the bar/lounge, get a drink, walk it back down while open. They did not have the pool bar open which we hear is a weekend only thing, but in the weekdays, they should be able to provide a service. Walking back and forth in the heat and getting dressed to go into the lounge, was kind of a drag. All together not a lot of big things, but we had expected more, so perhaps its a case of expectations. It was a 3 star experience at best at a 4+ star price. Dining was ok, room was not lit properly so felt a little like a banquet room. Menu wasn't interesting. Had a nice morning exploring the winery the next day, which took about 1-2 hours max. Won't go back, and will be sure to let friends know what to expect. Lastly, heard it had just changed hands of ownership, so perhaps they are working out kinks???
My husband booked a 2-night stay for us at Cave B for my 60th birthday. We can’t say enough about it!
Our Cliffehouse was beautiful, tranquil, private, well equipped, clean – and had the most stunning view of the Gorge.
We received stellar customer service by every staff member we encountered but Kelly, the Sales Manager, really went over and above and treated us like royalty. She called the morning of our first day to let us know that a pipe had burst and that we would be without water for a number of hours until it could be repaired. She requested our lunch order so she could get it in before the restaurant needed to close for the repair. She delivered it to our room, along with a bottle of red wine and a case of bottled water. She offered us the option of moving to another unit that was unaffected by the broken pipe and drove us there to show it to us. She informed us that there would be no charge for the lunch, wine or dinner that day and asked if there was anything else she could do. We were so impressed by how she handled this unexpected incident over which Cave B had no control. It was nothing short of first class and we both felt like such valued clientele.
We enjoyed tasting wine in the Tasting Room and Tia was very friendly, knowledgeable and fun to chat with! We left with 4 bottles of delicious wine that will surely remind us of our very special stay at Cave B.
My birthday dinner was so wonderful and memorable. The ambiance was lovely, the food and wine were absolutely amazing and the service (again) was perfect.
Cave B is an amazing get-away with first-rate staff, amazing accommodations, views that take your breath away, tranquility that renews your soul – and food and wine that is second to none.
The vineyard is beautiful, but the resort layputnis awkward and quite frankly, dangerous. Ragged rocks everywhere, no handrails, very dark at night. For $350/night I expect a comfortable stay. Hiking up mountains on craggy rocks in the pitch black was not my idea of comfortable. Additionally, the rooms were blasting hot - about 78 degrees - so sleeping was uncomfortable. The final straw was that there is NO PARKING. And when I was trying to load my bags to check put, the resort had a repairman and a housekeeper taking up 2 of the temporary 3 parking spots. So all.of us (family members in about 8 rooms) had to negotiate times to leave and pack because of extremely poor planning by the resort.
Final conclusion: beautiful location but overpriced, awkward layout, and dangerous.