Create the perfect Valentine’s Day weekend celebration in the Yakima Valley. Of course, that weekend just happens to be Red Wine & Chocolate, the Valley’s signature winter wine tasting event!
Choose a weekend away savoring delectable wine and chocolate pairings. Visit numerous wineries offering handmade chocolates, all paired with the best wines the Valley has to offer. Enjoy chocolate delicacies, such as Chuckanut Bay Cheesecake at Cultura Winery or chocolate raspberry ganache brownies at Barrel Springs Winery.
In addition to chocolate and wine, get away with your special someone to one of our favorite places to stay from February 15 to18.
Birchfield Manor is a peaceful retreat surrounded by hop fields and vineyards just two miles from downtown Yakima. The luxurious Victorian-style guest rooms offer en-suite bathrooms and the finest amenities to complete your romantic getaway including a full gourmet breakfast every morning. Make your reservation for the Manor’s highly acclaimed, romantic dining room known for amazing, multi-course dinners on weekends and holidays, featuring only locally sourced, fresh ingredients.
Cozy Rose Inn, A Wine Country Getaway, is recommended as one of The Northwest’s Best Places to Kiss by Romantic America! They offer intimate candlelight dining in the beautiful Tuscan-style dining room with a large fireplace and views of the valley and landscaped yards. Centrally located, within 20 minutes of numerous wineries, this is a perfect stepping off point for wine tasting. Check their website for special rates.
Stay at a winery! Desert Wind Winery is Travel + Leisure’s pick for lodging in the Yakima Valley! Stay in one of the four upscale, southwest-inspired boutique rooms and enjoy a complementary bottle of wine and breakfast. Located in Prosser, WA, known for numerous wineries, you will be within walking distance of The Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center and 14 Hands Winery, with a dozen more wineries just down the road. Sign up to attend Desert Wind’s exclusive Fondue Party on February 16 from 4 to 6 pm.
Spend the weekend at the beautiful Canyon River Ranch in the Yakima River Canyon. The impressive accommodations and location are the backdrop for the Winter Mystery Weekend; Hitchcock on the Rails. Kicking off with a spectacular dinner and viewing of the first of three hand-picked movies. This all-inclusive package includes a two-night stay in a luxurious lodge suite, two breakfasts, one lunch and two dinners. This is a unique experience at an exceptional location from February 15 to 17.
Stay at the historic 1911 Hotel Maison in Downtown Yakima. Immerse yourself in the luxury of yesteryear with original facades and architectural amenities. Book a Pacific Rim Journey couples massage at the Ummelina Spa Retreat next door, which includes Aromatic Foot Bath, Multi-jetted shower with Sea Salt Glow, Mineral Springs Soak, Celebration Massage and glass of wine. Afterward walk to a variety of restaurants, breweries, entertainment venues, coffee shops, tasting rooms, boutique shopping, and antique stores to round out your perfect weekend.
For a complete list of accommodations in the Yakima Valley, click here.