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Cliff House now open on the weekends

 The rebuilt Cliff House retains the Italianate/Mission-style exterior architecture of the original mansion, built in 1924. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak.

The historic Cliff House at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars has been rebuilt after being heavily damaged in a fire in December 2009. The facility will be open to the public on the weekends in January for those who want to stop in an take a look at the restoration. Reporter Mike Prager has a nice story on the building's rebirth and if you click here you can also see several photos shot by photographer J. Bart Rayniak.

Arbor Crest Mansion Damaged in Fire: Update

The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to an early morning fire that burned portions of the landmark Cliff House mansion on the grounds of the Arbor Crest Wine Cellars overlooking the Spokane Valley.

Update: Tasting Room and GIft Shop still open.

“An early morning fire burned portions of the landmark Cliff House mansion on the grounds of Arbor Crest Wine Cellars.

Firefighters were called at 3:50 a.m. and found the building burning on all three floors. A second alarm was called a short time later, bringing 24 firefighters and six fire rigs to the scene. As they arrived, windows already had been blown out by the fire’s heat.” Read more.

Sad news regarding one of Spokane’s most beautiful historic homes. Have you ever been to Arbor Crest?