A Gem by Inchelium: Bridgecreek Farms

Bridgecreek Farms is one of my favorite places in my area to spend time. Mary Tinnell started out with a gift shop, then women wanted lunch after they shopped so the next thing you know Mary's Cafe was opened. She serves breakfast and dinner plus she asks people to call first to make sure she has food on hand. The extensive menu includes daily specials like salmon, chicken breast dinner, and shrimp platter. Grilled chicken salad , homemade soups, desserts, and pizza are also cafe favorites and you can get orders to go. We always get a delicious meal here for a reasonable price.The cafe is in the dining room of her home and she cooks from her open kitchen while you enjoy a gorgeous view, soft music, candlelight, and cozy surroundings. The entrance to Bridgecreek Farms has a bright red fence with flower beds bursting with blooms.The gift shop is full of garden decor, antiques, baskets, local crafts, and much more.

Her home and cafe sit on a hill that overlooks the fields, a pine covered forest and a waterfall surrounded by lush greenery.The surroundings and the soothing sound of the water cascading over the rocks make you want to sit on the deck and take it all in. We sat in the dining room, but eating on the deck is an option.As we walked out into the evening after enjoying perfect steak dinners complete with homemade desserts, a breathtaking sunset was beginning as we gazed west. It was a memorable way to say good-bye to another summer season. It was relaxing for JEJ and I to have a quiet road trip and dinner before the school schedule begins tomorrow. Mary and her dog headed back toward the house as we said good-bye. If you live in the Inland Empire of Washington and Idaho Bridgecreek Farms and Mary's Cafe are located west of Inchelium, Washington on Bridgecreek Road before you come to Twin Lakes. You cross the Gifford ferry at Lake Roosevelt to get to Inchelium from the east. Many people from out of the area visit Bridgecreek Farms for shopping and dining and are never disappointed. It is certainly worth the drive!


  1. And worth the visit here today - as always.. take care :)

  2. I would love to make it to your neck of the woods someday. It is so lovely. Thank you for your comment on my balance post. I am pulling as much positive energy from my blog as I can. I am glad you keep reading!

  3. Happy first day of school! I'll be thinking of you and wishing I were there!


  4. Love the magic of the last shot. And the idea of eating something from that menu while watching the waterfall.

    I just came from a blog whose owner lives in South Africa. They are just starting spring!

    I'm going to try the red peppers again now that I know about the plastic bag.

  5. Thanks for all the comments. Shelby: I always appreciate your cheery words.
    Tori: YOu would fall in love with the Pacific Northwest. Of course I have always wanted to visit your end of the states also.
    Thanks LaTeaDah! It was a good day.
    Colleen: That last picture was definately a favorite. I can't wait to share it with Mary.
    JBelle: You would love it!


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