With many alluring inns all over the United States, we at Select Registry are always on the lookout for those that exude a special charm. In Washington alone there are several that rank as some of the most inviting and hospitable in the nation, where guests can get the best of both worlds when it comes to city and coastal landscapes.
Willcox House Country Inn
Located in Seabeck, Washington in Kitsap County between Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula, Willcox House Country Inn is surrounded by lush forest and overlooks the splendid Hood Canal. Named as “one of the top twelve inns in North America” by Country Inns Magazine, this beautiful 1930’s mansion was originally inhabited by Colonel Julian P. Willcox and his wife who commissioned architect Lionel H. Pries to design the home to perfection. Combining modern and traditional materials, the inn boasts antiques and period pieces that give the interior an eclectic and inviting feel. With five guest rooms, all of which include private baths, every guest has a beautiful view overlooking the water and mountains.
Picture yourself enjoying a good book in front of the fire in the exquisitely appointed Great Room or perhaps a game of pool in the Game Room. Pick a movie to watch in the Theatre, with perhaps a glass of wine on the terrace beforehand. A walk through the gardens is not to be missed, with two fishponds and a gorgeous Japanese maple that adds light and dimension to the grounds. And then there’s the beach. Take a long walk, picking up driftwood along the way, as you take in the delicious sea breeze. With activities like golf, birding, hiking, boating, and more, you will find a plethora of things to do during your stay at the Wilcox Country Inn.
Shelburne Inn & China Beach Retreat
In the small town of Seaview, just east of the Pacific in southwest Washington State on Long Beach Peninsula is the oldest continuously operating hotel in the state. Shelburne Inn & China Beach Retreat was established in 1896 as a peaceful retreat for visitors from Portland. The intention was to provide a place where they could enjoy a natural sanctuary by the water. With fourteen antique-decorated guestrooms, each boasting a private bath and a private deck, you can bask in comfort amongst original art, period antiques, stained glass, and a feeling of old world charm and ease. Added to this are all the modern amenities, which will make your stay at this inn as relaxing and restful as you deserve. Eating at the inn is a gourmet’s treat, with menu items such as fresh Willapa Bay oysters, Dungeness crab, local clams, and wild mushrooms and berries. The exceptional complimentary gourmet breakfast that greets you every morning will keep you more than satisfied until you are ready for your next meal.
Romantic, warm, and inviting are just a few adjectives that describe this lovely inn. And with the opportunity to walk the heavenly beach, it is impossible not to feel like you’ve landed on some kind of earthly heaven.
Shafer Baillie Mansion
On a tree-lined street in the Capitol Hill district of Seattle, you will find a gorgeous Tudor mansion that is often compared to television’s Downtown Abbey. Built in 1913 and lovingly restored and renovated to perfection, this 14,000 square- foot home provides guests with a gracious feeling of yesteryear with the advantage of thoroughly contemporary amenities.
Whether for business or vacation, staying at the Shafer Baillie Mansion is an experience not to be missed. From With the entry hall with its majestic oak paneling, a staircase made for wedding entrances, leather library furniture, a glorious sunroom and salon, and so much more, your stay will make many memories for the future. Just a short walk to restaurants, shops, and the business district, the inn’s location also puts you only minutes from the waterfront. You can also enjoy other inspiring nearby sites like Pike Place Market;, the Seattle Center, which houses the Space Needle;, the Experience Music Project, museums, theaters, and more. The inn is composed of eight elegant guestrooms and suites, each with a private bath and period style antiques and reproductions, located on the second and third floors, each with a private bath and period style antiques and reproductions. If cotton linens atop inviting beds, rich oriental carpets, flat screen televisions, and a continental breakfast served every morning are your idea of what a vacation should be, you will have arrived at the right place.
Cameo Heights Mansion
In the town of Touchet near Walla Walla in the heart of Washington wine country, you will find Cameo Heights Mansion perched on serene and majestic bluffs. Far from the city bustle, this inn features a 400-acre orchard and vineyard that provides a serene view for those who need to revive their soul and spirit. The inn features seven suites with private baths, air-jetted tubs, and gas fireplaces, each with a different European theme, including Greek, Spanish, German, French, Italian, and English Tudor décor. With a theater room for watching your favorite film, a pool to sun by, magnificent views of the Walla Walla river valley, and many recreational possibilities, you won’t find a better location for letting your hair down in style. With fine dining added to the mix, this inn should be on your list of top places to go.
Awarded TripAdvisor.com 2013 Travelers’ Choice Award for top 25 inns in America, among many other awards, the inn is a wonderful choice for any special occasion.
Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins
Located in Carson, Washington, this inn is a perfect solution for getting away from it all, the problem of everyday stresses. With hand carved log beds, hydrotherapy tubs for two, walk-in showers, and easily ordered spa treatments, you would be hard pressed to find a better retreat for adding new life to your step. These truly luxurious cabins feature open beamed ceilings and large windows that frame the beautiful Columbia River Gorge views. With plush bathrobes, bath salts, candles and other amenities to greet you, it is no wonder that Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins has been named one of the “Top 10 Most Romantic Hotels in the country.”
With many activities in the area to enjoy, you can take advantage of beautiful golf courses, hot springs, wineries, rafting, biking, boating, three volcanic mountains, cross country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, along with quaint towns waiting for you to discover and explore.
Colette’s Bed and Breakfast
This bed & breakfast, set on a 10-acre oceanfront estate in Port Angeles between the Olympic Range and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is a true gem. With a luxurious coastline filled with enticing beaches, you are just at the gateway to Olympic National Park.
Enjoy the oceanfront- view King suites with fireplaces and Jacuzzi spas, the great room and dining area with its 40-foot wall of windows, a handcrafted stone fireplace, and a cherry wood lined library for watching movies, reading, or listening to music. Wander through the outdoor sanctuary gardens filled with evergreens and cedars, along with sensational views of Victoria, British Columbia across the water. Take your wineglass to the outdoor fireplace on the main patio and soak it all in as you let your cares dissolve in this perfect paradise.
To experience the best Washington has to offer and create memories that will last a lifetime, contact Select Registry today.