Your inn keepers, Fred and Cindy Palmer love to meet new people from different walks of life and learning their background stories. Fred is a former chef and Cindy, an English teacher, loves to decorate by “creating something from nothing”; both enjoy cultural foods and easy listening “world” music. Since hospitality is a co-adventure, here is a bit of our story:
We chose the name “Peppers Bridge Bed and Breakfast” as it encompasses several historic location markers: Peppers Bridge Road (our address location) and the adjacent Peppers Bridge Winery; in addition, our one acre lushly-landscaped property is nestled between two bridges , one which is named – you guessed it – “Pepper’s Bridge.” Locals tell fond tales of driving over the old wooden version that linked this Southside farming community. So, as second owners of this homestead property, we wanted to preserve some local history.
The Palmer family – children included – remodeled the original “art studio/workshop” transforming it into a quaint little guest house for visiting friends and relatives. Ultimately, they were encouraged to extend their doors to others seeking a friendly and comfortable place to stay. Hospitality is their passion,and they managed to receive visitors all through their varied life careers. As the family enjoys world travel, their guest house or “The Cottage” is decorated with artifacts from some of their adventures. Therefore, the Palmers and Peppers Bridge Bed and Breakfast bid you to come and enjoy Walla Walla Valley at its best!
Don’t take our word for it though, Janice from Gig Harbor, WA gives you an idea of what to expect in her comment from an August stay:
“You will be delighted! If true R&R is what you’re craving, this is your place. Although Cindy is right next door, you would think you are on your own property far away from the hectic life so many of us have to live week in, week out. The bed was super comfy, the shower had HOT water, the place was SO CLEAN I felt I could put my belongings anywhere and not worry. The scrumptious, homemade breakfast was the best. My husband and I enjoyed savoring it together in the sun, in the quiet as we relaxed and planned our day. Loved the private hot tub for evening relaxation, and the deck overlooking the creek was the perfect place for an afternoon glass of wine. You will not be disappointed.”
Innkeepers: Fred & Cindy Palmer
Address: 3384 Peppers Bridge Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362
This private B&B/Vacation Cottage Suite is located on a triangular shaped property on the corner of Peppers Bridge Road and Old Milton Highway. From Highway 12, there are two exits that take you to our place: the 125 Prescott/Pendleton and Myra Road, College Place turn off OR the 2nd street exit, to West Poplar, to 9th street which turns into Hwy125. Heading southwest on 125, a LEFT turn onto Old Milton Hwy intersects with Peppers Bridge Road. Near-by landmarks are Amavi Winery (.52 mi south), Isenhower and Dusted Valley Wineries.
A blue and white sign identifies the property. Parking is conveniently on-site, so guests can come and go as they please. Vehicles are parked safely off-road during the night. Detailed directions are given to confirmed guests a few days before arrival.
Getting There: Travel Highlights & Roadway Options to Walla Walla
The roadways across the west side of Washington or Oregon State through scenic Snoqualmie Pass or The Columbia Gorge to Walla Walla is spectacular! Snoqualmie Pass is peppered with several small cities along the way offering orchard produce, winery fare, antiques, shopping, snowboarding, riverside scenic stops–a very enjoyable drive. Then, from Portland or central Oregaon, the Columbia Gorge Drive offers the same activities as above, coupled with Multnomah Falls (as well as the scenic by-pass) and breathtaking travel along the Columbia and Snake Rivers to the SE corner of Walla Walla, WA. From Idaho, the rolling hills and mountains make for pleasurable stops in small western flavored towns and historical museums regarding the Oregon Trail, Native American Indian cultural attractions…..
All directions leading to Peppers Bridge B & B in Walla Walla offer fascinating travel highlights!