Cave B Inn4.0 out of 5.0
Cave B Inn4.0 out of 5.0
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Three friends and I stayed in a Cliff House room. Our first impression was "wow, this is great" but the room needs some common sense additions. The room has one bedroom with 2 Queen beds, and one King bed in the open, separated by a duel fireplace. The only mirrors in the room are in the bath... not very practical for a room that sleeps up to 6. The coffee maker and fridge are in a cabinet that has no lighting, the closest lamp put off very little light. The Microwave was on a table but no outlet in sight. We had to put it on the floor to use it, unplugging the fridge. Also, please add a couple of blanket/throws. The bath had a nice deep soaking tub but no bath salts to use. With as much as these rooms cost, these additions simply make sense. The "resort" is advertised as 5-star, put some effort into making it that way. With that being said, the view was spectacular. Beds, pillows, linens, all top notch. We had dinner at Tendrils, excellent. Everything that came out of the kitchen looked fantastic. Our steaks were done to perfection, gnocchi was also very good. Over-sized starter salads. Our server, Carl, was great. We had to wait a long time for our desserts - the lava cake kept exploding prior to being served. I had a massage at the spa earlier in the day. Expensive but very nice, Ladies changing room could use a little work - small area gave no privacy for changing but there was a nice shower and toiletries for use. The wine tasting room was VERY busy on a Saturday afternoon. Seems to be a popular destination. Fun staff. I don't drink but my companions were impressed with the tasting (and you get to keep the glass!). Grounds are lovely, but be prepared for walking up and down hills. Pool is set down a VERY steep hill - it wasn't open but it looked inviting - again great views from the pool deck. Overall, it was a lovely special occasion place to stay. I won't rush back but can recommend.
I chose cave b as a special treat for my sweetie. The setting and architecture, magnificent. The price a stretch for me but I assumed that for that everything would be elegant and we treated well. I did not feel the management had service as a priority. From untrained staff, Alec at the front desk a stellar exception, to horrible cleaning service, the spraying of awful cleaning products in leiu of getting the socks from under the bed, the mold from the shower,taking out the trash or replacing the coffee service. No one is overseeing the operation, or they just don't care. The rooms at first glance look nice but there is no place to put your clothes, hang a towel or really sit comefortably and talk. Again, management not looking in the rooms or concerned for guests comfort. We went out for wine tasting at the winery and we're insulted by the staff there, who knew nothing of the wine and would not even explain the pours available. Stating "you'll get whatever we pour you" we planned on happily buying a bottle or two but left to avoid further insult. I chalked it all up to being the end of the season and facility and staff tired, but exspected much more. I recommended a visit to the grounds, but not waste your money on accomodations or wine.
The only reason I gave this place 2 stars was because the dining room staff was wonderful. We checked in on a Friday afternoon for a single night stay in a 2-room suite. The view was lovely but the suite looked "tired" with windows that had not been washed in quite a while, cobwebs on the patio and a pair of aging chaise lounges without cushions. The only closet was in the front hall and it had a total of 3 hangers and there was just one luggage stand in the master and nothing in the second bedroom. We discovered after checking in that our room was next door to a bride who was due to get married the following afternoon and her suite became party central and so we spent our entire visit surrounded by her guests including late into the evening when we finally had to call the front desk to ask that the party go inside so we could get some sleep. However, the worst part was when I left for brief walk while my 87-year-old mother was showering before dinner and she came out of the bathroom (fortunately fully dress) to discover two men wandering around our suite. She yelled at them to get out and without apologizing they told her SHE should keep her patio door locked because they thought this suite was part of their group. Obviously, I was never informed a wedding was going on around us, and the bride was not informed that there were other guests in her area. The following morning I politely complained to the general manager and told her about the two men in our room and how frightening it was for my mother. Her response was not to apologize but to say this, "We are not responsible for the conduct of our guests." I was shocked how unprofessional and poorly trained she appeared to be. I did not ask for refund (which I believe she should have offered) but instead requested a gift certificate for another stay on a quieter day. She did want to do anything at all initially but eventually offered 50% off a future night. However, after my encounter with her, I would never return. Cave B Inn should be a great place to stay and could be if it was professionally operated and managed. For now, I would not recommend this place to anybody. I probably should have spent more time reading other reviews before making the reservation because it sounds like many other guests have had similar experiences to mine.
We wanted a brief getaway from the Puget Sound to do some planning and get some rest and relaxation in before the holiday crush starts. We spent two days and nights at Cave B Inn and Spa in mid-October. We lucked out on the weather with sunny days in the upper 60's and clear nights in the mid 40's. We had a great view of the Orion Meteor Shower the first night. But back to the Inn and Staff. We stayed in Cliff House No. 7 which is the closed of these dwelling to the main lodge where reception and Tendrils Restaurant are located. A nicely laid out stand alone suite with a very comfortable bed, "living room", entry, bathroom and patio with an amazing view of the Columbia Gorge and River. Very quite and peaceful. These unit are nestled in the rows of wine grapes that surround the Lodge. The Satellite TV displays on a large flat screen in the living area and a smaller one in the bedroom. there is a see through fireplace that divides the two main rooms. We had only one concern.... bugs. There are a lot of flys and gnats in the late afternoon and evening that are drawn to the fallen grapes and more than a few got into the room.... Slap! One down. Suggesting is to bring a citronella candle for the deck and maybe a swatter. This was a very minor annoyance. The drain in the bathroom sink was slow to clear, again a minor annoyance. We have two dinners at Tendrils on the Caveman Special package. The first is was a 5 course meal including a generous and tasty plate of antipasti, a roasted beet salad, a cup of vegetable minestrone soup, each paired with a great wine from the next door Cave B winery. The main course was a "spider" steak with mashed potatoes and fresh late season broccolini and carrots. Dessert was a raspberry sorbet. The main dish was paired the winery's 2015 30 year vine Cab. It is spectacular for a 3 year wine. Meal for two ran around $200 sans tip as was covered in the Caveman special. So was dinner the next night. Kudos to Gerry, Eric and Gabby for great service in the dinning room. At check-in we received two bottle of their Caveman red, also very nice. We found the grounds very pleasant to walk around and the Winery's tasting room is a short walk from the Lodge. I took a quick late afternoon dip in their outdoor pool. Clean, great views and only a little on the cool side given the time of year. All in all we had a great time.
My wife and I were in a bit of a bind and needed a place to stay. We already had reservations at Tendril and we figured that we would check to see if Cave B had any rooms open. The lady at the front desk said that they did have a yurt available at $433 for the night. Not really having an option, and thinking my wife and I deserved a little luxury splurge, I agreed to it. We opened the door to to the yurt and were less than impressed. A rather large ant ran across the floor in front of me, but no big deal, it is nature and ants will find their way in. I quickly got rid of the ant. There was a black blanket on the end of the bed and when my wife lifted it up, there was a lot of dirt underneath, as well as a long hair and what I believed was a wolf spider (after google reverse picture search) and some other unrecognizable bug. I quickly captured both in a glass. According to the check in sheet, it says that we are in nature and if we encounter any wildlife we should contact front desk and a wildlife expert will come to remove the issue. We call the front desk and the a little while later the front desk lady came to the yurt. She didn't want to go near the cup as she said she was afraid of spiders. She told me that all she could offer me was a bottle of wine, and she would get me a business card of the general manager, so I could email her, and left. She left both the nasty blanket and the bugs in our room and we had to put them outside on the porch ourselves. We waited a bit for her to return with the card and bottle of wine and she never did, so we walked down to the restaurant to get our dinner. I went to the restroom shortly after being seated and walked up the the front desk to ask if the lady left the business card in the yurt, and she seemed confused, so I started to explaining that she said that she was going to bring me a business card so I can email the general manager, and she said "Oh. yeah" and gave me the card. We were seated immediately, and waited for our server. He was very nice and professional when he came to us, but it took him nearly 20 minutes to make contact with us from when we were first seated. In that time I found an empty water bottle in the bushes that were touching my chair. I could tell he was swamped and working hard, but he still did everything he could to give us proper service. My wife ordered a cocktail and I a glass of wine. We had to send the cocktail back as it was way overly sour and not drinkable. Our waiter apologized and offered to correct it. We opted just to have it taken off the bill and drink wine. For appetizers, my wife ordered the baby beet salad, which was delicious, although a little heavily dressed, and I ordered the frito misto. The frito misto was a bland, extrememly soggy and greasy mess on a plate, even the dipping sauce didn't add much flavor. I only ate maybe 1/3 of the plate. My wife ordered the gnochii, for her entree and was very disappointed in the sauce that it was served with. It once again was very bland and not exciting, you can buy a better sauce in a jar at the grocery store. I ordered the spider steak with blue cheese sauce. The steak itself was okay even if slightly over cooked, but the mashed potatoes were very lumpy, and the vegetables were extremely over cooked. We took the rest of the bottle of wine and headed back to our yurt. My wife went and showered, and when she came out, she told me how almost painful the shower was. When I showered, I got the same effect. It is like the shower head needed to be de-limed or something. The water came out like pins and needles and was not relaxing in the least. Over all, for the price that we paid for that yurt the luxury level should have been higher. Most places for those prices would include a complimentary wine tasting or bottle of wine in your room, a dining or spa credit or something. But nothing at Cave B. We are highly disappointed and feel that we were taken advantage of and regret that we stayed at a place that has been on our list for a while. I had email correspondence with the general manager who agreed with the validity of my gripes but offered very little to make up for the fact that we spent so much money and had such an incredibly disappointing stay.
Third time to Cave B and love it more every time! Stayed in Cliffehouse #5. Highly recommend the Cliffehouse - fabulous view, private, secluded balcony to watch the sunset, clean and luxurious inside. Tasted at the Cave B winery. Enjoyed a fantastic couples massage with Eve and Megan after a hike to the river and lunch at Tendrils. Took the advice of another reviewer and skipped dinner at the restaurant and instead brought our own wine and picnic snacks for the balcony. This is a Must-Do for a romantic get-away in this area!
We spent one night in a Cavern room. The Inn is very interesting, as is the property. However, our room looked like it's in need of maintenance. The drapes were only hooked on the rod in some places, tile was broken, mildew was in the shower, and the water pressure in the shower was so low, it was almost impossible to rinse off. Parking is crazy, unless you are prepared to hike up and down very steep hills. Great for a mountain goat-not so much for the average person. On a brighter note, the bed was very comfortable.
My wife & I stayed at the Cave B Inn this past weekend. We flew in from Dallas for a show at The Gorge. After I booked our yurt I noticed on another review site that the ratings for the Cave B had began to decline over the last several months - in a meaningful way. I started getting nervous about what was to come. I can tell you that we had an AMAZING experience. The staff was very friendly. The yurt we stayed in was clean. The Sunday brunch (we had 9 am reservations) was awesome - very diverse foods & lots of it. The scenery is stunning. We only had one night there - so my experience is a short sample size. That said, I would definitely stay there again. If you are going to a concert at The Gorge this is definitely the way to go. You can walk to the venue & you don't have to fight the traffic or the crazy drivers after the show. Be warned though - there are only two roads into resort & The Gorge & they back up!! We ran into bumper to bumper traffic 3.3 miles out from the hotel & were almost late for the 7 pm downbeat (it took us about 90 minutes from 3.3 miles out). The resort entrance is about 150 yards before the entrance for parking - so you're stuck with everyone else. So allow PLENTY of time if you're coming in on the day of the concert.
The setting is the best thing about Cave B. It is spectacular. The food was good. I wouldn't say it was excellent. My husband was a little disappointed by his burger and my veggie tortilla didn't have much flavor. I kept dipping it in ranch dressing. The kids loved their chicken strips and my mom loved her Philly sandwich. We arrived hungry. I asked twice for bread to keep us going but it never came. We had to wait quite awhile for the food and were starving when it came. My sister's strawberry lemonade was lemonade with strawberries floating on top. She was hoping for something more like pink lemonade. Overall, it was standard food in an excellent setting with service that could be improved. Worth a trip for the views alone -sit outside!
We recently stayed at the Cave B Inn & Spa Resort and had a completely horrible experience there. We booked a pricy package including a one-night stay in a yurt, a spa credit, and a food credit and received an email confirming my credit card charge. When I later looked at my visa bill, I had been overcharged $200! I had to phone them and get this corrected, which they did. After arriving at the Inn, we realized that there was an electronic dance festival going on right beside the resort complete with strobe lights and loud booming music with singers continuously yelling profanities at the crowd until deep into the night. It upset the tranquility we were looking for and the front desk offered only ear plugs for guests. We took a dip in the unheated swimming pool (no hot tub) after dinner and headed back our warm yurt with leaking A/C for the night. The bed was absolutely terrible! It was like jello - when one person shifted, the other person moved up and down to such a degree that I hardly slept the entire night between that and the concert. In the morning we discovered that our sheets had what looked like a large snot stain rubbed onto it. We decided to complain to the manager about the poor quality mattress and the dirty sheets and ask if they could offer us a discount. What we expected to hear was something like, "I'm sorry you had such a poor experience. How can we make it better?" Instead, what followed next was a bizarre series of events which stressed us out completely and left us feeling dismissed, angry, and disrespected. First, the manager told us that the bed was fine and the firmness of the mattress was a matter of personal taste so there was nothing she could do. She then went on to say that no one had ever complained about the beds in the last decade since she'd been working there. And, as for the dirty sheets, she said that we should have complained about them in the evening and by only noticing the snot stain in the morning, we had exceeded the time limit to complain and therefore we had voided our right to have anything done about it. She then actually went to our yurt and physically retrieved the sheets from our bed and brought them to the front desk where we examined them together. I still cannot think of a reasonable reason why she did this other than to prove to us that we were wrong (we weren't). The snot stain was clearly visible on the sheets and then we had to stand around telling her it wasn't ours and she responding that she couldn't be sure it wasn't ours. What was the point of this? And to add insult to injury, she told us that while she had been in our yurt, she'd noticed that the shampoo bottle was missing (it wasn't) and "could we remember where we'd put it?" The patronizing comment was made in conjunction with the threat, "If we couldn't come up with it, she'd be charging us an extra $20 on our bill for it." We were shocked and taken aback by the accusation and told her that the shampoo bottle in question was left in the shower exactly where it should be. We then had to prove our innocence and drove back to the yurt with the manager following right behind us to point out the shampoo bottle which was in the shower right where it belonged. At this point I just wanted to pay the full bill and get out of there so we drove back to reception but when we examined the bill, we noticed that another extra $200 charge had reappeared on the bill. We had the manager correct the bill and left telling her we would write this review and let everyone know of the abysmal customer service and the false accusation of theft of a $20 shampoo bottle we had received at the Cave B Inn. As we were preparing to drive away, she came running out of reception with the bottle of wine for us. A nice touch I suppose, but too little, too late.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free valet parking
- Onsite dining
- Spa services
Located within a 5-minute walk of Cave B Estate Winery, Cave B Inn is within a mile (2 km) of The Gorge Amphitheatre. This 4-star hotel has 30 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. Colockum Ridge Golf Course and Wild Horse Monument are also within a 30-minute drive.
In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
Guests can expect to find free WiFi and a TV with a DVD player. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a balcony, a sitting area, and a coffee maker.
Cave B Inn features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and spa treatment rooms. You can take advantage of free valet parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a library, express check-in, and express check-out.
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74.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 590 reviews