Cave B Inn at Safecliffe

Quincy, Washington

Oct 26, 2006
Outside Magazine

CAVE B INN AT SAGECLIFFE // Quincy, Washington
Known for its acoustics and drop-dead views of the Columbia River, the Gorge Amphitheater, in Quincy, Washington, has lured music lovers since the eighties. Now Dr. Vince Bryan and his wife, Carol, who cofounded the concert venue, have discovered another way to entice affluent Dave Matthews groupies. In June 2005, they opened this rustic lodge, set on basalt cliffs 900 feet above the river and surrounded by their vineyard.
ROOM & BOARD: Fifteen private "Cliffehouses" with curved rooflines open onto panoramas of Pleistocene topography and come furnished with extra-deep soaking tubs. Another 12 Cavern Loft rooms and three guest suites have equally impressive vistas of canyon and sky. Chef Fernando Divina, a 2005 James Beard Award winner, serves braised lamb with a reduction sauce made from Sagecliffe's own merlot.
OUT THE BACK DOOR: Hike the sage-covered bluffs to the river or rock-climb at Frenchman Coulee. In the fall, roll up your sleeves and pitch in with the grape harvest.
DETAILS: Doubles from $125; 888-785-2283,

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