Stayed in the smallest room/suite (it's located downstairs). It's the most affordable room at this B&B & likely the most affordable room among all the Bed & Breakfasts in Yakima Valley.
What went well:
Breakfast portions weren't large, but were filling & delicious. The lemon croissants & toast cups containing egg & cheese were unique & yummy!
Breakfast was served in the lovely gazebo during good weather & in the quaint living room during less ideal weather.
Shirley was friendly, courteous & helpful, & not overly chatty. Her husband, Mark, passed away a few months before our stay so she did the best she could single-handedly.
Shirley left us hot coffee & hot milk on a table outside the suite every morning.
The suite consisted of a bedroom, a reading/sitting room, & an en-suite bathroom.
The reading/sitting room was equipped with a fridge & a microwave oven.
Email replies were very prompt.
Walking among the fruit trees.
What could be improved:
The washroom contained only a bottle of soap. There was no shampoo.
When we requested for water, Shirley told us to use the tap from the washroom or from the kitchen. The tap in the washroom looked dirty - it had green stuff on it.
There was a table in the suite where there were dusty packets of sugar & a single dusty tea bag in a container.
Cupboards & shelves in the washroom & the suite contained (probably Mark’s & Shirley’s) items like robes, piles of dusty assorted magazines & books, dusty dried flowers, dusty mirrors, & used shaving brushes. We were prepared for a small room but the items made the suite even more cramped & it didn't feel comfortable.
Old, tired carpeting.
Dusty furniture (e.g. sofa, chairs).
Note to light sleepers: The night was peaceful & quiet but from 6am onwards, I was awakened by a popping sound that echoed around due to a neighbour using some equipment to scare birds away from his/her farm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- APPLE COUNTRY INN, A quiet remodeled 1896 farm house and working ranch. Come and sit on a country-style porch, enjoy the afternoon breeze. Enjoy a luscious gourment breakfast while watching quail,pheasants & other wild birds ... more less