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.
The bed is comfortable and there''s a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, but if that''s not enough for your relaxation there''s also a working fireplace in the living room and a big hammock outside. Everything is surrounded by well-kept gardens visited by the occasional bunny.
Truly, I cannot recommend this place highly enough. For more information and photos, visit their Web site at French Road Farm.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 11, 2001
The Cottage at French Road Farm
3841 East French Road
Whidbey Island, Washington
Hotel | "River Run Cottages"
The true wonder of River Run is not the accommodations themselves but the setting . The back windows give a panoramic view of water and mountains, and the houseboat sports a small deck where visitors can enjoy their breakfast (with the resident dog watching closely for scraps), read the newspaper, and hand-feed corn to some amazingly tame ducks. Longer-term visitors can make use of a kayak and other outdoor toys. The houseboat is beautifully maintained, with flower boxes all around, and part of the fun is looking down the row of neighbor boats to marvel at how nicely all are designed and decorated.
River Run also sports three rooms in the main house, and they may be a better choice for those who demand more space or more luxury than the houseboat can offer. Either way, the facility is highly recommended for anyone willing to stay a bit away from the center of it all. For more information, visit their Web site at River Run Cottages.
River Run Cottages Bed and Breakfast
4551 River Road West
Ladner V4K 1R9
Washington, Washington, D.C.