This past Fall I headed to Eastern Washington to a little town called Prosser for a hosted weekend, to learn all about Washington’s Wine Country. It wasn’t my first time to Prosser as my parent-in-laws live there, so I am pretty familiar with the town!
Prosser is around a 3 1/2 hour drive from either Seattle, WA or Portland, OR. Once you get to Prosser you won’t be disappointed, they have something for all ages to enjoy. It’s a small charming town surrounded by farm land and a friendly close-nit community. That’s the thing I love most, they are very supportive of each other!
My two favorite pictures from the whole trip. Top: Domanico Cellars, Thanks for the wonderful vineyard tour! Bottom: Chinook Wines, Thanks Kay Simon for the beautiful lunch!
Below you will find places to stay, what to do including “Wine”, where to eat and of course family friendly activities. I will try not to over-share with photos, but Prosser is just beautiful!
Where to Stay
Prosser offers a few options where to stay, go to TourProsser for more options! There is also the option of renting a home try VRBO or AirBnB, or a hotel Best Western Plus-The Inn at Horse Heaven Hills.
Seven Gables Pensione Bed & Breakfast
We had the pleasure of staying at 7 Gables, the home is beautiful and I loved the French Country feel. It has a beautiful picture perfect outdoor sitting area(my fav) or you may just want to hang in the beautiful kitchen. Each room is complete with it’s own bathroom. It’s perfect walking distance to food and a dozen wineries. Let’s not forget the lovely owner, she’s just a peach.
Alexandria Nicole Cellars TINY HOUSES
Beautiful quite location, perfect for relaxation. We viewed one of them, yes it was tiny but it could easily fit my family. These were featured in HGTV Tiny House Big Living.
Did someone say WINE?
Washington’s Wine Country has plenty of adult activities to enjoy. Prosser provides plenty of Wine & Spirits to explore, taste and enjoy. The area is home to several wineries, vineyards, tasting rooms(with 3 downtown) and annual wine-tasting events. I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying many places in Prosser, all unique and beautiful in their own way, very welcoming, so enjoy visiting each. (More on this section coming soon!)
Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Pontin Del Roza Winery
Martinez & Martinez Winery
Bills Tasting Room(downtown)
Bacchus Tasting Room(downtown)
McKinley Springs Winery
Phinny Hill Vineyard
Wine O’Clock Restaurant & Bunnell Family Cellars
Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center – literally all things wine! This learning center is very informative of Washington State Wine, also a tasting room, retail store. I highly suggest visiting the center when you’re in the area.
Where to Eat
Below are just a couple of places to eat in the area;
Horse Heaven Hills Saloon – great food and atmosphere every time we’ve been, family friendly
Wine O Clock – they hosted us for lunch and it was amazing! Cute restaurant, open kitchen (which I loved), great atmosphere. Although I did see children and it is a family friendly restaurant I would consider it geared more towards adults.
Jeremy’s Public House – good food, great time, family friendly
What To Do including Family Friendly
Prosser offers much more than wineries. So, while you aren’t wine tasting check out these activities.
Gamache Tasting Room
I want to mention this tasting room here, as they are family & pet friendly, with a beautiful outdoor area that you are welcome to bring your own picnic and enjoy
Benton County Historical Museum
Check out the hours here. It may be small but it has a ton of fun history. It’s located right at the City Park.
Coffee. Music. Live entertainment. They serve food. Located downtown old Prosser.
Stop in for a delicious treat sometime during your trip
Let the kids run wild, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine
Small town theatre
Prosser Aquatic Center
Perfect way to spend those hot summer days
Annual Events not to miss!
Prosser hosts many different events all year long. Here are just a few mentions;
Bottles, Brews & Barbecue in June
Prosser Beer & Wiskey Festival in August
The Great Prosser Balloon Rally in September – we’ve been and I highly suggest going!
Catch the Crush in October
For more photos from my trip check out my facebook page!
I love visiting Prosser, it’s the perfect opportunity for you and/or your family to get away and enjoy the sunshine, the beautiful outdoors and a welcoming community!
Disclosure: I was invited for a hosted wine weekend by Prosser Wine Network, I wasn’t compensated in anyway. All opinions expressed here are my own. A huge Thank You to Prosser Wine Network and all who were involved in welcoming me to your great little town!