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Three Maples Cottage-2BR 2BA in Waitsburg, Walla Walla Wine Country

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Three Maples is located on a quiet street – just three blocks from downtown Waitsburg, a historic, pedestrian-friendly town in beautiful wheat farming country. The cozy, welcoming cottage is perfect for two couples, families of four, or simply to indulge you and that special person in a luxurious private nest for two.

Completely refurbished, this century-old cottage has two private queen bedroom/bathroom suites, each with a clothing wall, and pillow-top, extra-deep mattresses. One bathroom has an extra-large (rodeo!) shower, the other a beautifully restored and luxurious 1929-vintage clawfoot bathtub with hand shower.

Enjoy a fully-equipped kitchen with new appliances, a laundry room, wi-fi and 1/3-acre, fenced and landscaped garden. The cottage features an all-new heat pump system for ultra-quiet heat and cooling.

Visitors to wine country will find it especially convenient to return to a quiet, comfy home after a day of tasting, where you may refresh and relax, and then walk to dine at a great southern food restaurant, Bar-b-que, brew pub, family cafe or simply cook up a meal in your own kitchen or grill, with supplies from the nearby farmers' market and fromagerie. Guests receive a complementary bottle of wine – good wine! – for each night of their stay.

Summer days in here in the valley are sunny and quite warm. Summer evenings in Waitsburg are glorious, warm and dry. The night sky is filled with stars and there are very few insects. Spring and fall are quite beautiful, with daytime temperatures climbing into the 70s and 80s, and cooler evenings (bring layers!). The cottage is convenient to Walla Walla, yet a world apart, with no traffic (and no traffic lights!). Waitsburg is pedestrian-friendly and authentic. This is small town America at its best – like a trip back in time.

Custom wine tasting events and guidance on local wineries and restaurants are available from the owners, who live across the street and are intimately connected with the region's food and wine purveyors. Outdoor recreational activities abound. Bird watching can be done from the comfort of your patio – Waitsburg is on a major migration path for dozens of species. From April through November there are wine events, rodeos, vintage car shows, theatre and music festivals and many other outdoor activities happening throughout the region. The area is a haven for bicycle riding, hiking, photography, painting, antiquing, rafting, skiing, fly fishing, golf and just about any outdoor activity you can name.

Waitsburg loves its honored camel, IZZY. Now in a pasture on the West side of town, we'll supply directions and a bag of carrots to take when you go visit Izzie - a kids' favorite and a real sweetheart. You will never meet a gentler camel. Bottom line – we love this place; we live here year-round, and we are absolutely certain you won't want to leave once you've stayed here.

Please check the comments that some of our early visitors have left. And don't hesitate to write us with your questions. If we can do anything to make your visit to wine country more enjoyable, we are happy to oblige!

Keywords: Cottage, bungalow, historic, walk to downtown, wine touring, year-round outdoor recreation, private patio, wi-fi, cable, full kitchen, two master suites, complete renovation, walk to Main Street, Whoopem'up cafe, Main

street. Paul Gregutt, NW wine, wine touring, Walla Walla wine,

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Karen Stanton-Gregutt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Karen Stanton-Gregutt

Paul Gregutt is the best-known, most-widely read and respected independent journalist covering the wines and wineries of the Pacific Northwest. His wine column appeared each Sunday in the Seattle Times for 12 years and monthly in the Spokane Spokesman-Review. He is the Northwest editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine. A new edition of his critically acclaimed book – “Washington Wines & Wineries – The Essential Guide” was released in 2010. Online you’ll find him at paulgregutt dot com.

Apart from wine writing, Paul is a songwriter, guitar player and frequent entertainer around Walla Walla.

Karen Stanton-Gregutt directed the award-winning, feature length documentary 'Ginny Ruffner - A Not So Still Life.' Her career as a filmmaker and producer has taken her around the world, working for major corporate clients. She is an avid gardener, as you will see when you look out your cottage windows.

Both owners love to garden, travel, cook, drink great wine, and show off the charms and treasures of Waitsburg.

Karen Stanton-Gregutt purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Karen Stanton-Gregutt chose South Central

We chose to buy our own vacation home in Waitsburg in 2005. After many happy visits (coming from our long term home in Seattle), we made the full time move to Waitsburg in 2010. The opportunity to open a vacation rental cottage and business has intrigued us for years; now it has become a reality.

What makes this cottage unique

Above all, we enjoy the peace, the quiet, the small town friendliness, the fresh air, the natural sounds of birds and children playing, the brilliant night sky full of stars. We love the warm evenings, the soft breezes, the terrific local produce and farm-raised meats and cheeses. We walk the three blocks to downtown where we meet friends, neighbors, visiting artists and chefs and winemakers, people from all walks of life and all parts of the globe. We simply love the relaxation that Waitsburg affords, all the while being quite close to vineyards, wineries, Whitman college, and all the amenities of the 'big' city of Walla Walla which is just a 20 minute drive away on a beautiful country road.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Three Maples Cottage-2BR 2BA in Waitsburg, Walla Walla Wine Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
East Hampton, Long Island

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent two nights at the Three Maples cottage and had a

wonderful time. The property is very well maintained and is decorated in a fresh manner

with a lot of natural light. Every convenience has been thought of by the owner, Karen,

who is very willing to insure you have a pleasant stay. Waitsburg is a short drive from

all the wine tasting rooms in Walla Walla and the drive itself is spectacular with all

different hills and big billowy clouds. I would definitely recommend and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! It was great fun seeing you both. We’ll look forward to a return visit!
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Anniversary Redux

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with our first Three Maples stay we invited some friends to join us this year. I was a bit concerned that we had talked so much about our first trip that we had fostered expectations that were impossible to reach. You know how you eat the best meal ever while backpacking, but when you make it at home it's awful. I didn't need to worry. This year was even better than last. The attention to detail was still outstanding, and our hosts help us choose and make reservations for dinners and tastings, all incredible. Izzy still liked carrots, and our friends couldn't thank us enough for turning them on to Karen and Paul's getaway. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Kind of Town

  • 5 of 5

Our second go around at the Three Maples. A quintessential cottage: full of old world charm (lovely art and a footed tub) and modern day conveniences (fully stocked kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals). Huge yard to sit in and sip wine or your morning coffee... and throw something on the BBQ for dinner. Karen is the consummate host attending to every detail. Enjoyed walking along the main street of Waitsburg. A must see is the original hardware store -- walk in and visit the rescued cats in the back. Certainly makes one pine for the good ol' days.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review!! Hope you to see you here in the Burg again soon!!!
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Seattle Washington USA


  • 5 of 5

This cottage was exceptional! The beds were comfy, the extra touches like fresh flowers, etc. very nice. We enjoyed cooking in the well stocked kitchen. The location is lovely and peaceful. Clean!!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sweet... !! thank you for staying with us.. we hope to see you again soon!!
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Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Spent three days and two nights in historic Waitsburg (who knew) at the Three Maples Cottage. The accommodations exceeded expectations. Attention to detail was extraordinary. The kitchen and pantry were stocked with fruit, wine and carrots (for Izzy the camel), and there were plenty of kitchen tools to please a demanding creative cook. The hosts, Karen and Paul, were a wealth of information on local fare and vinifera, as well as being generous and gracious hosts. We had a great time! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Langley, Washington USA


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this well appointed home. Clean, comfortable and not lacking the amenities of home. Carrots in the refrigerator for feeding Izzy which was a fun experience. Izzy is smart and knows when you are sneaking off without giving him/her all the carrots in the bag. Thank you Karen for your attention to of our favorite places to stay on our month-long road trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for staying with us in the "Burg"! We hope to see you again whe you can join us across the street to visit our rose garden. We're delighted you had a great time!!!
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Wine touring and tasting, over 100 wine tasting rooms, Laht Neppur brewpub, distillery, farmers' markets, many food & wine events, Shakespeare festival, classic car shows, rodeos, bird watching, chamber music festival, bicycle touring and races, motorcycle rallies, parades, Whitman College events, Monteillet Fromagerie, fly fishing, county fairs, berry picking, historic sites, Lewis & Clark trail, mushroom picking, lavender farm, pétanque, art galleries, world class foundry, and on and on!


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Waitsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
3 Maples is a cozy, quiet, private cottage in a historic town of 1200. Walk to jimgermanbar, Whoopemup Café, Laht Neppur brewpub, Anchor Bar, Betty's Diner, Coppei Coffee etc. Visit Izzy the camel, Bruce Mansion, Monteillet fromagerie. 15 minutes to Walla Walla airport, wineries and downtown. No traffic lights, just peaceful Palouse wheat country. Spectacular scenery and recreation, car shows, rodeos, parades, small town charm. Guests receive a complementary bottle of wine for each night of their stay. We offer guided tastings from NW wine authority Paul Gregutt for an additional fee. The owners live directly across the street. This 1910 cottage was completely renovated (from the walls in) just before opening in April, 2011.

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