Stone Creek Manor was built in 1926 by Robert and Elsie Moore. Robert was the son of the last Washington Territorial Governor, Miles C. Moore, who granted the couple seven acres of land next to the Governor's Mansion. The property was originally landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers, the son and stepson of Frederick Law Olmsted; the father of American landscape architecture and the designer of New York City's Central Park.
The estate was later purchased by the Munns, a well known wheat-farming family who raised sheep on the property. A large rock at the entry gate is engraved with images of sheep surrounding the address "756 Bryant." Some long-time locals remember sheep grazing in the front yard during the 1940's and 1950's. The Munns sold to Pam and Bernie Lang in the mid-eighties. The Langs made many improvements to the property including the installation of landscaping lights, a restoration of the home and grounds, and the construction of several outbuildings on the back acreage. Their home won an architectural award in 1992.
The house was then purchased by Bob and Hania Price after Bernie Lang's sudden death in 1996. The Price family continued with the preservation.
Stone Creek Manor owners George and Christine Beito have been married for 30 years. George was born in Walla Walla and graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1972. He attended Washington State University and received his medical doctorate in 1981 from the University of Washington. He has practiced general and vascular surgery in the Seattle area for over 20 years. His mother and sisters live in Walla Walla. Verdie, Dean and Sean Morrison now operate Morrison Lane, a Walla Walla estate winery. George has one other sister living in Vancouver, Washington.
Christine was born in Seattle and raised in the Laurelhurst area. Her father was a prominent businessman in Seattle and an Olympic gold medalist in the 1948 games. She has two brothers and a sister, all living in Seattle. The couple met at the bar of the Duchess Tavern in the University District on "Ladies Night" in 1978.
They made many trips to Walla Walla during the past 30 years while raising their three daughters and always admired the Federal Colonial style mansion at 756 Bryant. When the house came up for sale in 2002 they watched with interest as it went on and off the market. After three years of negotiating, they purchased the property in May of 2006.
The Beito's consider themselves caretakers of the Estate. They hope to accomplish three things during their ownership. Maintain the property as best they possibly can. Enjoy living and participating in the business community. Share the estate with friends and visitors to the Walla Walla Valley.
They encourage you to explore the grounds, smell the roses in the gardens, and enjoy the wildlife along Stone Creek during your stay. If you're not feeling that ambitious, you can relax on one of the patios surrounding the cottages, visit with friends, and sample some of Walla Walla's many fine wines. With two guest cottages and two guest suites in the Manor now available we know you will enjoy your stay.
Our Guest Suites offer the following Amenities:
Gourmet Breakfast, Speciality Coffee your way (Italian, French Press, Nespresso, Americano) Assorted Beverages, Cable Flat Screen Television, Wi-fi internet, Fresh Flowers, Private Patios, Air-Conditioning and so much more.
Each suite features down comforters, down pillows, the finest linens, robes, and spa slippers available.
A propane grill is available for use at both of the cottages. We welcome you to Stone Creek Manor.