My Palouse Place
11/07/2018 tonytriolo, Huntsville, Alabama
Recently, I stayed for over a week at the Wheatland Inn and would have stayed longer, but they were booked the entire following week. I came to join one of Jack Lien’s photo groups in mid-June which i... more
Recently, I stayed for over a week at the Wheatland Inn and would have stayed longer, but they were booked the entire following week. I came to join one of Jack Lien’s photo groups in mid-June which is primetime for photographing the Palouse so rooms were at a premium. I could not have picked a better place to stay and it became clear early on why Jack recommended the place (it wasn’t just for the cookies). Not only was it clean, quiet, comfortable and convenient, but the room rate was very reasonable especially with the slight discount members of the Jack’s photo tour received. The staff were all so friendly. I was always greeted with a hearty “good morning” or “hello” by everyone. Breakfast was excellent, plentiful and always available to accommodate us crazy photographers who sometimes needed to get on the road in the very early hours in order to catch the best light. The Wheatland caters to photographers who come to the Palouse from all over the world. They go out of their way to see that their needs are met, going so far as to provide a packet of maps and other information of some of the most photogenic spots in the Palouse. After a long and exhausting day of shooting, we could at least look forward to the fresh baked cookies available in the lobby to recharge our batteries every afternoon. They even have a monitor set up in the breakfast room which loops past photographers’ best images of the Palouse in order to inspire the next group coming through. All in all, it was a great place to stay, and hopefully, I will return one day. I highly recommend the Wheatland Inn in Colfax. less
BWWheatlandInn, Director of Sales at Best Western Wheatland Inn, responded to this review
We really appreciated having you stay with us, as well as the perfect score in your review!
Wow! Those are some very kind words about our hotel and staff. We do love being the "epicenter of photography on the Palouse". I'm glad you got to really experience the area from one of our best, veteran photographer leaders, Jack Lien. He's just fantastic!
The main photography season is always busy, but we do love catering to photographers from all around the world. The Palouse is such a gorgeous region to "shoot". Early mornings and late nights are taxing, but as you mentioned, the end results are quite spectacular. We're honored to get to see and share the various works with other travelers.
A full, hot breakfast each morning, and freshly baked cookies each evening are just a few of the nice touches we like providing each guest.
We hope you'll come back and see the Palouse is some of the other seasons, especially late fall/winter.
Thanks again for staying with us.
Caleb A. Cox
Director of Sales & Marketing