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Bed & Breakfast Allows Guests to Ride Horses Rescued From Slaughter

Bed & Breakfast Allows Guests to Ride Horses Rescued From Slaughter

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Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast & Barn offers guests a unique experience to ride rescue horses. The charming B&B, located in Zillah, Washington, is owned by Pepper Fewel, her husband Terry, and their daughter Tiffany.

The B&B not only draws people in for its beautiful location in Yakima Valley’s Wine Country but also for the many horses that call the facility home.

What makes the horses at Cherry Wood so unique is that almost all of them were rescued from slaughter.

Horse herd at Cherry Wood Bed and Breakfast

Riding the Rescue Horses at Cherry Wood B&B

The Fewel family has been saving horses for over 15 years. It all started when Pepper visited a feedlot where horses were being kept for slaughter.

“I could see these amazing horses that no fault of their own, it’s like a dog pound they’re there, and I watched these horses in that feedlot and it was overwhelming for me to tell you the truth,” she told KIMA news.

Cherry Wood Bed Breakfast and Barn horse riding clinic

After her experience, the family began to take in abused, malnourished, injured, and elderly horses.

Since they began their rescue program, they have saved over 100 horses that were unwanted by others. Many of the horses they rescue are over 25 years old.

After they are rescued, Tiffany, a professional horse trainer, works one-on-one with each horse.

She oversees their rehabilitation and training to ensure they are getting the proper care they need. The goal for each horse is to have them rehomed or stay at the B&B for guests to ride.

Cherry Wood Bed Breakfast and Barn horse riding in vineyards

The horses that enjoy trail rides take guests on leisure rides around the local wineries. For the horses that can’t be ridden, they live their days peacefully on Cherry Wood until they get adopted to a loving home.

Visiting Cherry Wood Bed and Breakfast

Guests are welcomed to stay in one of the luxurious teepees the B&B has to offer. While there, visitors can relax and enjoy the stunning views of the wine country.

Cherry Wood Bed Breakfast and Barn hotel

For the trail rides, guests get the unique opportunity to ride through sun-soaked vineyards. During the ride, Cherry Wood stops at two wineries for tasting and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. The B&B also offers hay wagon winery tours as well.

Cherry Wood Bed Breakfast and Barn tours

Each tepee has fantastic views, making breakfast a special experience.

Cherry Wood Bed Breakfast and Barn

Not to mention, their bathing facilities are extremely beautiful!

Cherry Wood Bed Breakfast and Barn twilight tubs

All the proceeds from Cherry Wood go to funding and caring for the rescued horses. The Fewels plan to continue saving as many horses as possible.

In addition to their roughly 30 horses, they produce a variety of apples, pears, cherries, and grapes.

Rescuing horses has become a passion for the family and they share their love with those who visit their B&B.

Please spread the word to help this wonderful American business spread joy and save horses.

Visit the Cherry Wood Bed and Breakfast website here.


Monday 29th of November 2021

Love this whole concept. Would love to do the same. Want to visit. Need info please.


Tuesday 16th of November 2021

what an incredible idea

Jim Vet

Tuesday 16th of November 2021

that is way awesome to read that... not a huge, but in no way do I believe horses should be sent to slaughter not right.


Sunday 14th of November 2021

That is so awesome... I would love to come & visit!!!


Friday 22nd of January 2021

How awesome, thankyou for rescuing them and rehabilitating them.