2011-2013 Bed & Breakfast Guide
|Location: Guest House Log Cottages, 24371 SR 525, Greenbank-Whidbey Island, Washington, 98253||Dates the Stash Tea B&B Guide Coupon is applicable: Mid-week fall/winter season of October 1 through April 15.|
|Email: email@example.com||Number of Rooms: Six Cottages|
|Phone: 360-678-3115 or 1-800-997-3115||Cost: $165-$350|
|Website + Facebook|
About the Area
Guest House Log Cottages are located in Greenbank on Washington state's Whidbey Island in northern Puget Sound, about 50 minutes north of Seattle. Seclude yourself in panoramic mountain and water views, explore miles of public beaches and parks, and visit some of the Pacific Northwest's most breathtaking scenery where small villages touch the sea and the pace of island life is gentle.
Lying in the Olympic Mountain rain shadow the island experiences about half the rainfall of Seattle. Rural in character, much of the land remains blanketed by forests and windswept beaches.
Guest House Log Cottages is a charming and convenient base for exploring western Washington's many attractions. Whidbey Island itself can fill a day with distinct, diverse activities. The treasure of the North Olympic Peninsula, including Olympic National Park, Port Angeles gateway to Victoria B.C., the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend, and the lavender fields of Sequim, are all just a ferry ride away from the Island. And Seattle, with a full-menu of attractions, is also just a ferry ride away.
What to Do
For exciting off-island day trips, travel north to board the ferry to the beautiful San Juan Islands, or go south to board the 30 minute ferry ride to the excitement of Seattle. The Port Townsend/Keystone ferry on the west end of the island is gateway to the Victorian Seaport of Port Townsend, and the Olympic Peninsula, home of the Olympic National Park, ocean beaches and ferries to Victoria, Canada.
Activities: Miles of beach-combing, historic towns, wineries, picnicking, camping, hiking, boating, fishing, scuba diving, clamming
Sight-seeing: The historic towns of Coupeville and Langley, Deception Pass State Park, Ebey’s Landing, Fort Casey State Park
Best places to eat: Gordon’s on Blueberry Hill, The Oystercatcher, Frasers Gourmet Hideaway, Christopher’s on Whidbey
Great shopping areas: Coupeville and Langley, Greenbank Farm
Interview with the Innkeepers
How would you describe your bed and breakfast?
Situated on twenty-five acres are our five storybook cottages with woodsy seclusion and a luxurious log lodge overlooking the wildlife pond. Each cottage, as well as the Lodge, accommodate two adult guests. The Lodge and Cottages enjoy private settings bordered by forest and fruit trees. Beautiful flower gardens and lush areas of lawn surround the outdoor pool and hot tub.
While all the cottages have the convenience of a small home including personal hot tubs, fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens and more, each is uniquely different and individually decorated with country antiques, warmth and imagination.
What types of vacationers is your bed and breakfast perfect for?
It’s the perfect romantic getaway for a honeymoon, anniversary or a peaceful retreat.
What type of breakfast do you serve?
We are a non-traditional bed and breakfast. There isn't a common dining room; breakfast is set in the privacy of your own cottage. Feel free to eat in your pajamas! We serve danishes, muffins, croissants, fresh fruit, fresh organic eggs from our resident chickens, hot and cold cereals, yogurts, cheeses and more! And in the cupboards of each kitchen is everything to make pancakes and hot oatmeal.
What is the best time of year to visit?
All year-round, but summers are the most beautiful!
Will guests be able to meet the innkeeper?
Yes! Guests can meet us when they check in, and anytime they would like to come down to the office, we will be there. We can also make reservations for them at any restaurant, or schedule activities on the island. We are happy to help with anything they need.
What is your favorite thing about your inn and/or your location?
The peaceful, beautiful acreage, along with the log cottages. We are happy to provide a wonderful getaway for our guests.
What is the one thing guests return year after year for?
They come for the peace and privacy, as well as their favorite cottage that feels like a home away from home to them. It seems everyone has their own favorite cottage!