Whidbey Island Journals

Special Stays in Whidbey & Vancouver

An August 2000 trip to Whidbey Island by hitara

Quote: A friend's wedding on Whidbey Island led to two of the most memorable bed-and-breakfast stays I've ever enjoyed.

Special Stays in Whidbey & Vancouver

Overview

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Whidbey Island is lovely, though we didn't see many of the sights. The Cottage at French Road Farm is such a lovely place to stay that there was never any reason to leave our cottage!

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If you plan to visit Whidbey Island by ferry on a Friday afternoon in high season, beware . We went in mid-afternoon to avoid after-work traffic, but the wait for the ferry took over ninety minutes nonetheless.

The Cottage at French Road Farm

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Hotel

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My two nights at this cottage were the most enjoyable I''ve ever had. Guests rent the entire cottage, and with gardens all around the privacy is total. The decor is lovely but not so fancy that you feel uncomfortable -- indeed, we felt immediately at home. There is a full kitchen and dining area, so we prepared all of our meals at the cottage. (Breakfast makings for the first morning are in the fridge when you arrive...) In fact, we entertained friends for dinner one night, and we all found it so difficult to leave the wonderful cottage that we wound up missing our friend''s wedding dance! The bed is comfortable and there''s a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, but if that''s not enough fo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 11, 2001

The Cottage at French Road Farm
3841 East French Road
Whidbey Island, Washington
(360) 321-2964

River Run Cottages Bed and Breakfast

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Hotel | "River Run Cottages"

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If you plan to extend your Seattle/Whidbey visit to the Vancouver area, River Run Cottages are a wonderful place to relax and unwind. They are located in the village of Ladner, about at 20-minute drive from Vancouver. The Cottages offer several choices of accommodation, and we stayed in the most unusual -- a tiny houseboat floating on the river. The emphasis here is on tiny -- the sleeping loft was cramped, and the bathroom ("head") left barely enough room to turn around -- but every inch was put to good use and showed the loving care behind its restoration and upkeep. The true wonder of River Run is not the accommodations themselves but the setting . The back windows give a panoramic ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 11, 2001

River Run Cottages Bed and Breakfast
4551 River Road West
Ladner V4K 1R9
(604) 946-7778