Archive for December, 2010

The First Night of the Year Deserves Celebrating, Too

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Thank you to all our guests who’ve chosen to ring in the new year December 31st at Cave B Inn…The Inn is sold out, and it will be a wonderful time! We can’t wait to take great care of you and help you usher one year out and another in with fun, fine food and wine, and special touches.

But spread the word….there are still some rooms left for Saturday, January 1st–at an amazing rate of $125 + tax.  Now that is a great way to kick off the first night of the year….so whether you’ve already booked a room at the Inn for New Year’s Eve and would like to extend the fun with a second night, or you’re looking for a great, different, utterly relaxing way to “recover” from your New Year’s Eve celebrating, or if you’re simply wanting to spend the first night of the year in an extraordinarily beautiful location—just pick up the phone and give us a call at the front desk to place your January 1st reservation:  509-785-2283.  Never been to SageCliffe before?  Take a look at our website to get a feel for who we are, and be sure to click on ‘Breathtaking Images’ on the home page to see a whole bevy of property photos.

 Hope to see you the first night of 2011!

The SageCliffe Team

How to Remember that Valentine’s Day is Right after New Year’s Eve

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

It’s before Christmas and New Year’s Eve and your mind is utterly focused on those two upcoming holidays.  As it is every year, right?  At least that’s how it is around here.  Because every year, without fail, that February 14th date sneaks up and bam!  It’s here. And the scramble begins.

 But no….it doesn’t have to be so!

Getting Valentine’s Day Plans Taken Care of

The truth of it is that for stores, hotels, restaurants–the whole kit and kaboodle of service-providers out there–planning and marketing of their Valentine’s Day offerings begins well, well before February.  It begins before….Hannukah, Kwanza and Christmas and New Year’s Eve!  And that means that not only can you find Valentine’s Day events, specials and activities well before the scramble of, say, February 13th, but by doing so you often get the best of the lot, great savings, and more.

Our Pitch for Our Valentine’s Day Package….You Knew it was Coming (But it’s worth it)

Every year we try to up our own ante in what we offer SageCliffe guests for Valentine’s Day.  And from what you’ve told us over the years, we’ve learned of those special somethings you would most like to have in a Valentine’s Day package for you and the one you love. 
So, drum roll please……Here it is–our Great True Love Valentine’s Package:

Package includes:

  • An overnight stay for two in a Cavern room, with private deck or balcony with sweeping gorge views.
  • 50-minute Couples Chardonnay Massage at the beautiful Spa at SageCliffe.
  • In-room truffles & a bottle of Cave B Estate Winery Blanc de Blanc

Available February 1 thru February 28, 2010.

$450 + tax for this singular experience. Spa gratuity included.

To get all the details on this package and to book, just visit our Cave B Inn Packages page

Last:  Have you ever stayed in a SageCliffe Cavern Room?  The entryway alone will awe your partner….it’s forged straight out of the basalt cliff on which it was built.  And the rooms?  How many places can you soak in the tub while looking into your room and out the patio doors to the amazing, drop-dead view?  They are rooms perfect for romance.  We just posted some pics on Cave B Inn’s Facebook page.  Take a look here.

So we hope you become an early-birder and enter into these next holidays with that great feeling of satisfaction that you have the next “biggie,” Valentine’s Day, all taken care of.  Enjoy! 

There are Gazillions of Gift Cards out there: Why Buy a SageCliffe Gift Card?

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

SageCliffe hotel and winery gift card  Why buy any gift card?  The principal benefit of a gift card is the flexibility and nice burning-a-hole-in-your-pocket feeling of having “cash” in hand.  You can hold onto that card until the time is right to purchase, and then you know you have the funds to do so.  Isn’t that the main thing with gift cards? 

So Why Buy a SageCliffe Prepaid Gift Card?

If you have visited SageCliffe–whether it was Cave B Inn, the Spa at SageCliffe, Tendrils Vineyard Restaurant, Chiwana Village or Cave B Estate Winery–you understand that this is no campground.  SageCliffe is a beautiful and premier destination resort, and its prices reflect its value to guests.  But times are tough right now, and incomes vary, and we understand that.  So, along with a constant array of packages at different price points all year long, we also offer SageCliffe Gift Cards as a way for those who have enjoyed their past stays at SageCliffe to help someone else–someone who may have never come, otherwsie–to enjoy what SageCliffe has to offer, too.  With a $100 gift card you can enjoy a wonderful meal for two at Tendrils.  Or a Spa treatment.  Or it can pay for the bulk of one of your package reservations at the Inn.  $100 can allow you to bring home a healthy assortment of fine Cave B wines.  This flexibility to use your gift card funds in whichever way, and for whatever combination of amenities, is it’s strongest draw and ultimate reason for its existence.  Everyone likes options, and to hold the reins.  Gift Cards allow you to do so.  And they allow a way for you to give the gift of SageCliffe to others in a form that is easy, convenient, no-hassle, and ultimately, very appreciated!

Why Not Just Buy a Visa Gift Card?

Credit Company Gift Cards are nice for many reasons–we all use them.  But for those among us who still hesitate a bit to give the “impersonal” present of a gift card, one very real way to make that gift card more personal is to purchase a card that relates specifically to something that person would enjoy.  If the person you have in mind (maybe it’s even you!) would like a not-far getaway with SageCliffe’s style, views and food & wine options, then a SageCliffe Gift Card is for them.  If they are Gorge concert goers, a stay at SageCliffe after a concert is a tremendous gift (you’re sparing them from the campground!)  That is why a Visa or other credit Gift Card is just not the same as a specific, travel & hotel-related gift card…because the latter shows you really thought abut the recipient–and didn’t our mothers always say it’s the thought that counts?

All the Ways you May Purchase a SageCliffe Prepaid Gift Card

We sell our SageCliffe Gift Cards in our estore, at  We also sell them by phone:  509-785-2283.  And you may also purchase the prepaid gift cards in person at the Inn front desk. 

So if you decide to take the plunge and purchase gift cards for those you care about this season, know that SageCliffe Gift Cards have an incredibly high rate of use (your friend or family member will use your gift!) and that we will take very good care of them when they do visit SageCliffe.  A win-win for both giver and receiver.

Last thing–remember:  November – December 31 we have our special SageCliffe Gift Card Rewards promotion:  When you purchase $100, $500 or $1,000 in gift cards, you receive a reward (like an immediate $20 off your $100 gift card purchase!) Because sometimes it’s nice to receive something when you give, too.

Having a Bad Time at New Year’s Eve Parties? Try a Different Tack

Monday, December 6th, 2010

SageCliffe is a Different Kind of Place

There’s no question that SageCliffe is unique….in the true sense of the word; that is, one of a kind. Yes, it is primarily due to our location, but it’s more than that, too.  It’s the blend of agricultural and luxe, rustic and contemporary, family-owned and a premier destination resort.  So it’s become clear over the years that SageCliffe should maintain that “differentness” in all things we do…for it comes with the territory.

Different Means Good Times for You

Just as our annual winery Harvest Festival, Spring Wine Release & Summer Wine Release & BBQ have their own blend of SageCliffe flair, so to should all of our events at SageCliffe; this axiom is what we have decided to adhere to here at SageCliffe, and we truly feel that means even better, more interesting, more wonderful experiences for you.  Because we can provide an option–and options are always good. 

New Year’s Eve at SageCliffe:  A Quiet Night Inn

The next upcoming event in which we’re putting our axiom into practice is New Year’s Eve.  In the past we’ve provided a very nice New Year’s Eve event, with band, favors, and meal.  And it was nice.  But from listening to our guests, we’ve learned that you wish you had an array of different kinds of New Year’s Eve options to choose from.  And we agree.  So this year we’ve taken a little bit of holiday fairy dust, sprinkled it upon the heads of our event planners with the axiom firmly in their minds, and voila–A Quiet Night Inn was born.  This year, we offer you the choice of a highly enjoyable, festive and wonderous New Year’s Eve occasion, but without the noise.  At least not the hard-to-talk noise of huge crowds and loud bands.  A Quiet Night Inn is an all-exclusive overnight experience for two at Cave B Inn, December 31st-January 1, 2011.  As the old year changes over to its brand-new counterpart, couples will enjoy a prix-fixe 3 course dinner for two at Tendrils (special New Year’s Eve menu by Chef Craig Day and paired with Winemaker Freddy Arredondo’s Cave B wines), beautiful luminary-lined pathways to your private Cliffehouse or Cavern Room, special turn down service (set while you dine) with a bottle of Cave B Blanc de Blanc, chocolate-dipped strawberries, special bed turn-down, I-pod docking station so you may play your own music, and more.  And, up at the Inn, if you want to continue the socializing, you may take part in DIY poker, bridge or pinochle in the Inn’s Petite Cordon Room, or gather around the musician before the grand lobby fireplace at midnight for an Auld Lang Syne sing-along.  However you choose to use your time and special amenities at Cave B Inn New Year’s Eve, we can truly say it will be a special experience.  The beauty, the natural majesty of the setting, the quality of the food and wine, the wonderful comfort and privacy of your room and its special touches….all of these features will provide what so many of you say you are looking for to mark the turning of the year: a truly special, memorable experience with someone you care about.

 Here’s looking to 2011; to unique and special times, to beauty and the best of everything.  Leave your yelling-to-be-heard voice at home this year and join us for A Quiet Night Inn.  We look so forward to exceeding your expectations.