Fat Duck Inn

527 Catherine Street , Walla Walla, WA 99362 USA (Show map)


Craftsman-Style Inn located on one of Walla Walla's finest historic streets. Guests may enjoy gourmet dinners paired with award-winning wines.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Feels like family, only better!

5 on June 23, 2016

We are repeat guests because we love the place, the breakfasts are fresh and fabulous, wine dinners are always phenomenal but most of all, Rich and Cynthia treat us like family. The patio is great for breakfast or cocktails.

stay again?

4.0 on June 15, 2015

It was good enough that I might stay again, but I would take another look around. That says it all.

Lovely stay at Fat Duck Inn

3.2 on May 16, 2015

Location is perfect for walking to town. Chef Rich and Cynthia were extremely hospitable, knowledgeable and friendly. Chef shared his passion and knowledge of cuisine with joy. Food was excellent. Service was a bit off when innkeepers were not present.

fabulous as always

5 on September 05, 2014

Great, wonderful! Heading back home and could only stay one night, but still absolutely terrific. The nicest thing about the Fat Duck is you have the run of the place and fell you own it without all the bother of upkeep and maintenance. A suggestion to those that come to WW is stay 2 and even better 3 nights, that way you can hang out, they have a wonderful patio, visit numeous wineries and I eat at tne numerous restaurants and if you come for Fri or Sat you don't have to leave the inn because dinner is served.

Great Time in Walla Walla

4.8 on May 13, 2014

Cynthia and Rich provide a great experience from reception through dining. The accommodations are very nice and Rich is a chef of the first degree. Breakfasts were a real treat and he shared is extensive knowledge of the Walla Walla wine scene. We were able to optimize our limited touring time to the bet of the best. We traveled with friends and were able to enjoy a bottle of wine we brought in from our tours in the courtyard. Wine, sun, friends, great surroundings; what could be better.

This is a great place to stay!

4.0 on September 20, 2013

We had a great time in Walla Walla and really loved staying at the Fat Duck Innn! Great people, great food and we got a lot of information about the local wineries, which helped decide where to go. We will definitely stay there again on our return to Walla Walla!

What a great gem in Walla Walla!

5 on August 27, 2013

We stayed two nights in The Merganser King Suite, a lovely clean room, with mini fridge, robes, added A/C, a sitting area and a clean nice bathroom. The hosts Cynthia and Rich are the loveliest folks! We felt extremely welcome and enjoyed chatting with them. Breakfast is AMAZING. Rich makes these wonderful frittatas in small ramekins and typically I don't eat egg yolks but devoured my breakfast both mornings. Also the second morning he remembered both of our food allergies (Me: no stone fruits, Him: no gluten) and made up our plates accordingly. Wonderful local and sustainable produce, the fruit was excellent. It's a great location, an easy 5 minute walk to downtown. Cynthia and Rich were very helpful in giving us recommendations on places to visit. We really enjoyed our stay. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in Walla Walla. Cozy, friendly, delicious breakfast and close to downtown... it doesn't get any better than this! Thank you Rich and Cynthia!

New Owners

4.4 on July 14, 2013

Our second time to the Fat Duck, new owners very hospitable, warm and friendly. A very relaxing place to meet other guests or read and rest by yourself. Quiet rooms. Close to down town. Owners very flexible at meeting your needs. T Hoyme, Spokane

A beautiful property and wonderful hosts!

4.8 on June 27, 2013

We stayed in the Pintail Suite and loved it. The breakfasts were super good and Cynthia and Rich are just amazing hosts. We felt very comfortable here and had several great conversations with the owners and other guests. Everyone seemed very friendly. We really hated to leave!!

Loved our stay there!

5 on May 05, 2013

We had a great room - the Pintail Suite. Breakfast was excellent. Hope to go back & enjoy one of the dinners as well.

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Location Type

Airport, City, Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Wine country


Pasco, WA (PSC-Tri-Cities) 3 miles

Directions to property:

From Hiway 12 (from East or West), take the 2nd Avenue City Center exit. Go right on 2nd Ave. for 6 blocks. Left on Birch Street. Right on Catherine Street

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Farmer's Markets (April-October), Birding, Fly Fishing, Golf, Biking, Whitman College, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, TV Video games, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Walk-in closets, Sleeper Sofas for additional guests, Complete privacy, Complimentary glass of wine upon arrival, Wine maker dinner series most Saturdays April-Nov

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine Tasting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights - April-November. 3 nights Special Event Weekends*
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's room charge plus tax.
  • Cancellations: Full refund given (less $35 transaction fee) if 21 days prior to date. Less than 21 days, full refund (minus $35 transaction fee) only if room/s can be rebooked for same dates.
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Cynthia and Rich Koby

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8 am -10 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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