There are so many reasons to be attracted to the Evergreen state, not the least of which is the juxtaposition of so much culture along with an endless opportunity to enjoy big nature at its best. Take your pick of Select Registry inns in the area. Depending on the kind of getaway you want to enjoy, whether it is to take part in all that an exceptional city like Portland has to offer or to bask in the vast luxury of Washington’s natural resources, there is an inn perfect for your visit.
Something For Everyone
Here at Select Registry, we acknowledge the privilege of taking a trip to this remarkable state. You can have an extraordinary vacation by the water, whether it is the Pacific coast or at the edge of the Olympic Peninsula. With secluded inns that boast some of the best service and amenities in the country and a vibrant introduction to coastal life, this area offers you the opportunity to indulge yourself in the natural landscapes of Washington’s unique geography.
The True Meaning of Getting Away From it All
With rugged coastlines, secluded beaches, ancient rainforests, and all the space you could ask for, taking a romantic or family vacation in Washington defines the true meaning of “getting away from it all.” Here are a few inns that you can choose from, all of which define quality, service, and a dedication to the finest in hospitality as all Select Registry inns do.
Shelburne Inn & China Beach Retreat
Seaview, Washington is a small town that lies just east of the Pacific Ocean on the famed Long Beach Peninsula. Originally the star of summer communities for Portland’s wealthy, it is still a favorite retreat for anyone who values aesthetics, nature, and a sense of peace. With its tree-lined streets and turn-of-the-century Victorian homes, ambling through Seaview is the perfect way to let go of the stress of everyday life as you breathe in the pristine air and take in the moment. The Shelburne Inn & China Beach Retreat was established here in 1896 as a retreat from the rigors of Portland city life. It remains the oldest continuously operating hotel in the State of Washington, offering both locals and visitors from afar a romantic, authentic, and infinitely desirable experience. Located in the southwestern part of the state, this boutique bed & breakfast features 14 guest rooms decorated with the finest antiques. Every room has a private bath, and most have a private deck as well from which to enjoy the exquisite views. With original art, period antiques, and stained glass, you can enjoy all the amenities you would expect in a fine hotel, including Wi-Fi and other conveniences, along with excellent cuisine. Every morning you can enjoy a gourmet breakfast, with a later menu featuring sumptuous Willapa Bay oysters, Dungeness crabs, local clams, and fresh local ingredients like wild mushrooms and berries, and so much more. An easy arrival from either Portland or Seattle and just a half hour from Astoria, a stay at the Shelburne Inn & China Beach Retreat is one of the great treats that Washington State has to offer.
Colette’s Bed & Breakfast
In Port Angeles at the edge of the Olympic Peninsula lies a beautiful deep-water harbor with views to Vancouver Island and Victoria, British Columbia just across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north. With less rain than other areas of western Washington State, the location makes for a great getaway, and with ten acres of oceanfront property as its home, Colette’s Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to plan your romantic getaway, family vacation, or other important event. This award-winning inn has earned the rare Four Diamond Award from AAA, and at Select Registry, we don’t for one moment wonder why. Between the Olympic Range and the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s gateway to Olympic National Park, the locale could not be more exquisite. With a magnificent coastline featuring beautiful beaches, a great surf, and spectacular views, you would be hard pressed to find a more perfect location.The inn offers King suites with oceanfront views, fireplaces, and two-person Jacuzzis. Colette’s has also been decorated with inspiring artwork by Pacific Northwest artists, and the cherry wood library invites you to pick from a huge selection of films, music, and books when the spirit moves you. With a lush outdoor sanctuary, you can roam through the gardens and cedars on winding paths that will take you through the evergreen forest. The Great room is absolutely stunning, and the dining area, with its 40-foot wall of windows overlooking the ocean, provides continuous views of the Strait as well as the San Juan Islands. Lounge by the fireplace on the outdoor patio while you gaze at Victoria, British Colombia across the water for an extra dose of the good life. Every morning a multi-course gourmet breakfast awaits you, made with fresh, seasonal, local ingredients. From an exceptional menu of unique dishes to the distinguished service that permeates every aspect of your experience, Colette’s Bed & Breakfast is one of the highlights of Washington’s allure.
The Willcox House Country Inn
A jewel of an inn in Seabeck, Washington, this 1930’s mansion is a testimony to peace and elegance. Set in a forest overlooking Hood Canal between Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula, this former home of Colonel Julian P. Willcox and his wife was created by noted Northwest architect, Lionel H. Pries and is as unique today as it was when it was first erected. Combining a traditional and modern aesthetic, this extraordinary structure features antiques and period pieces to create a warmth that is as inviting as it is beautiful. With a stunning fireplace in the Great room, along with a piano, traditional art, and Art Deco furnishings, you will feel immediately at home. Walk through the French doors leading to the sumptuous garden, play a round of pool in the game room, spend a few hours in the theater watching a film, lounge in the library, or enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace. There is no pressure to do anything but pursue your pleasure at the Willcox House Country Inn including the saltwater beach, golf, bird watching, hiking, boating, and the many nearby attractions. Located in Kitsap County, you can take advantage of the Bloedel Reserve, the Elandan Gardens, Kitsap Peninsula golf, antique shops, farmer’s markets, unique boutique shops, and more. Additionally, there are many interesting museums in the area, including the Naval Undersea Museum, Puget Sound Navy Museum, and the Suquamish Museum and Cultural Center.The Inn offers a private pier for docking your boat or float plane if you should so desire. Then enjoy one of the five exceptional guest rooms with private baths, all of which overlook the water and Olympic Mountains. Have a sumptuous breakfast at your own table each morning, and then mingle with other guests during the wine and cheese hour in the late afternoon. Whatever you choose to do, the Willcox House Country Inn provides a needed haven for those looking for a romantic getaway or simply a change from the routine.