If I could give six stars, I would. We brought a group of ten people to the Boyer House for a medical school reunion. A couple of our guests flew in from the east coast. I'll admit that they were dubious about driving an additional four + hours from Seattle to Walla Walla. Even our Seattle guests were a bit reluctant. That said, once we arrived at the house & stepped inside, everyone became positively giddy. The place is magnificent without being intimidating. We felt at home immediately. We also felt like royalty. We used the house fully: there was a jam session in the living room; our son brought a few of his friends from Whitman College to play pool in the basement; the introverts curled up in corners with their books; and my elderly mother sat on the front porch admiring the lilacs and enjoying the gentle pace of Walla Walla. The kitchen is a joy to cook in. The beds are perfect & the linens and pillows are the real thing. I could go on, but that would have me rhapsodizing about the silverware. Trust me: this is a fine place. It gave our weekend soul. The Davenports have created something truly special.
| stayed in 4/2018
We just returned from a wonderful weekend at Boyer House. We (a group of 5 couples) were so "wow'ed" by the place last year that staying at Boyer House again was a no-brainer.
The house is simply exquisite. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream and is hands down the best equipped kitchen I've ever encountered in a vacation rental home. The well-appointed bedrooms, inviting common spaces, amazing artwork, and décor made it hard to leave the home to take advantage of all that Walla Wall has to offer. We just loved hanging out in the grand room!
As mentioned in other reviews, Kasey Davenport, the property manager, is a dream to work with and readily available to address any questions or concerns. Boyer House would be the perfect venue for weddings, family reunions, and other celebrations. However, it's also the perfect venue simply to celebrate friends and family!
We will return soon.
| stayed in 4/2018
We rented the Boyer House for our wedding weekend. Our greatest hesitation was that it sleeps 16 people and we had 7 bridesmaids and 9 groomsmen plus their significant others! So we were worried that since not everyone could stay there, then some might feel left out. We were in town visiting in November 2016 and Kasey offered to do a walk through for the house (she was our wedding planner already). We were instantly awestruck by the walk through. It is beyond stunning, incredibly hospitable, feels like you are in a dream or at least a design/decor magazine! It's like Restoration Hardware + Williams Sonoma + vintage. After we saw it we decided to book it and it was ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS EVER for our wedding.
We checked in on Saturday morning and were welcomed by a note, a bottle of wine, and a wine opener. Music was playing on the speakers to set the tone. We had our rehearsal dinner there later Saturday night with a taco truck. We had the dinner in the backyard and rented some extra chairs and tables. It was magical. The next morning our hair and makeup artists arrived and set up in the dining room. It was perfect for girls to get ready in the dining room with the natural lighting from the big windows and we could all sit around the dining table and chat and eat food as other girls were getting their hair or makeup done. The bridesmaids and I got "dressed" in the master bedroom and we have the MOST BEAUTIFUL photos there. The groomsmen got ready in the basement where the pool table is. They also hung out in the backyard. We then did our First Look outside on the porch/front yard and it was MAGICAL. My husband and I then walked with our photographers down about 1.5 blocks to some green areas of Whitman College campus and shot some more photos. We left the house to take more photos at another location and then our wedding ceremony and reception were at a winery in Walla Walla. After the reception, we had some people come back to the house where we ended up sitting in the kitchen eating left over snacks around the kitchen island.
I had friends come from San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, the Netherlands, and everyone who stayed at the house loved it and everyone who visited the house thought it was gorgeous. I actually loved having a central location for all of our bridal party to hang out, even if some of them were staying at a hotel. Mainly because the significant others of the bridal party could also hang out rather than sitting in a hotel room all alone or bored.
Staying at Boyer House completely changed our wedding weekend into something joyful, social, stylish, and special. I couldn't imagine a similar experience if we had stayed at one of the hotels. If BH is within your budget (which if you divide by the number of couples that stay there is really comparable to hotel prices if slightly more expensive) and available your wedding weekend you MUST BOOK IT.
| stayed in 9/2017
We just got home from a wonderful, first-class experience at The Boyer House in Walla Walla and are missing the amazing amenities and ambiance of this incredible place. Boyer House is located in the middle of (but not 'too close to') the surprises of this charming town and region of Washington. It served as the perfect hub for our activities of wine-tasting, shopping, walking, eating, dining, and ... more wine-tasting!.
Kasey Davenport (manager and event planner) was spot-on for planning our itinerary. She knows this town inside and out and took great care of us (a group of four couples). Amazing!
Perfect in every detail!! and I would recommend a stay for anyone seeking a special treat. Cheers!!
| stayed in 4/2017
Wow - Boyer House has it ALL! Love how the classic architecture of the house has been maintained yet everything has been renovated and UPDATED to feel FRESH AND CURRENT - the interior finishes, the kitchen, the bathrooms with HEATED FLOORS and WaterWorks fixtures and shower heads, bedrooms with REMOTE CONTROL BLACKOUT SHADES and luxurious bedding and the ultra soft full length robes. The first floor rooms have GREAT FLOW - the open living room had plenty of seating for our group of 8, the sitting room with the working fireplace was MORE COZY for when just 4 or 5 of us wanted to hang out, and the dining room has a rich feel with incredible serving pieces and stemware that made every meal extra special! The 3rd floor THEATRE ROOM with the enormous screen was perfect for watching the Final Four bball games. And the downstairs billiard and dart room has a big choice of games/activities. Off the second and third floor are Big Outdoor balconies - perfect for hanging out and having a cocktail.
The ARTWORK hanging throughout all 4 floors is amazing and just makes the house. Loved the big contemporary piece in our bedroom. The sense of design in this house is phenomenal - I kept noticing special touches throughout our 3 day stay.
The home itself is Spectacular, and Property Manager/EVENT PLANNER KASEY Davenport helped plan a fabulous visit to Walla Walla. She recommended and ARRANGED 3 WINE TASTINGS - each one a very different experience - my favorite was the private tour followed by a wine tasting with food pairing where our group was seated in the private wine cellar room that seats just 8. Kasey also made DINNER RESERVATIONS for us at T.Maccarone’s (pork shank was flavorful, as was the brussel sprout/bacon/pear salad and homemade pastas) and Whitehouse Crawford (great lamb and halibut) - loved both, try those! Kasey recommended HIKES we drove to - thumbs up on nearby Bennington Lake. Also the Whitman Mission HISTORIC SITE was interesting to check out.
The LOCATION of Boyer House was REALLY CONVENIENT - We walked to and from T Mac’s on Sat night and to and from breakfast Sun morning which was great for working off the decadent cinnamon roll, plus it was fun to stroll through WHITMAN COLLEGE campus on the way to downtown Walla Walla and see the impressive collection of outdoor art installations.
Overall, Boyer House was PERFECT for our group of 4 couples, and made for a great first visit to Walla Walla (ok, so the wine tastings also helped:)
This house is gorgeous and every detail has been attended to! We were so impressed with every bit of this house; beautiful and comfortable furnishings, classic architecture with all the modern conveniences. A superb gathering and party space. Kasey was a dream to work with. We cannot recommended this place enough, and look forward to our return!
| stayed in 9/2016
I recently toured the Boyer House and am already making plans to come back and stay. The fully renovated home is perfect in every regard...from the attention to every detail of the full remodel, to the furnishings, and even down to the wine/liquor selections. It should be on everyone's "must stay" list when coming to Walla Walla!
| stayed in 9/2016
I am excited to share how truly amazing the Boyer House is for any occasion. I recently toured this property and can hardly wait to get back.
Each room has something special to offer ..... the artwork, the lighting, the decor, the finishes, the extensive bar, the unique details... the list goes on and on. Truly a gem in the heart of Walla Walla! Can hardly wait to get back!
| stayed in 9/2016
This will be the only place we will stay in Walla Walla from now on. The house has just been meticulously restored and appointed. The kitchen is very well equipped for even accomplished chefs. The bathrooms are wonderfully modern and large (great water pressure). Very comfortable bedrooms. Common areas are thoughtfully furnished and roomy. Three large decks on the front of the house - combined with a great yard for Cornhole and croquet - made us not feel so bad we were missing wine-tastings. The large media room upstairs and pool/darts downstairs could not be more comfortable. I can't think of anything else that could have been provided to make the stay more pleasant. Our entire group will be planning another trip soon.
| stayed in 8/2016
Walking into Boyer House was like walking into an Architectural Digest spread. The grandness of the house, the wonderfully eclectic yet seamless decor, and the impressive art collection leaves you feeling inspired. Although refined and beautifully remodeled, the warmth and soul of the mansion were well-maintained as you feel so at home and comfortable while staying there. I found it hard to leave the house as there was much to explore and many areas to enjoy. And the bathrooms! The perfect heated-tile temperature and the softest towels- that’s all that needs to be said.
The location of Boyer House gives you the perfect small-town experience. It is close enough to walk to Pioneer Park, downtown Walla Walla, and Whitman College. You’ll find yourself in fields of wheat and vineyards just a quick car ride away. However you decide to fill your time, you will feel the laid back culture of the town. You definitely experience that relaxing ambience within Boyer House as well.
I highly recommend the House Chef and the House Event Planner services. There are so many wineries, tasting rooms, and wine bars. It was great having the House Event Planner recommend a tasting room, set up a private tasting in another and send us on our way with a basket of food to soak up all that wine. I’m the type of person that googles and reads through pages of reviews on where to go and what to do. I loved not having to pick up my phone to research and enjoy a few of my favorite things: wine, food, and the company of others.
One of my favorite moments at Boyer House was waking up to a prepared Mexican-inspired brunch prepared by the House Chef. He prepared the best breakfast potatoes I’ve ever had. I strongly encourage those staying at the house to have at least one meal (all right, maybe two… or three…) prepared by the House Chef.
I look forward to the next time, Boyer House! Salut!
| stayed in 7/2016