My husband and I are veteran B&B-ers, and A Harbor View Inn definitely ranks among the top places we've ever stayed. This 30-room historic house is perched on a hill and does afford a nice view. The home is beautifully maintained, and wonderfully furnished with antiques from local estates that the owner has collected over the years. Her love of all things vintage was evident not only in the furnishings, but the serving items, and artfully arranged displays of interesting objects (such as the little tray of vintage razors and other shaving items).
Upon our arrival in the afternoon, we were invited to partake of a gorgeous buffet of freshly-baked cookies and scones, a variety of hot beverages -- so welcome after a day of traveling, and something that we don't always find at B&B's.
The bedrooms were very inviting and spacious, our bed supremely comfortable. The pamphlet with the walking tour of neighborhood historic homes was a very nice touch. Books, videos and DVDs could be found at various places throughout the house.
A luxurious, multi-course breakfast was served in the old summer porch area, overlooking the town and harbor view. We really enjoyed the morning conversation with the other guests, and our hostess Cindy was so gracious and charming, I felt we'd made a new friend.
My husband and I were so delighted that we vowed to return for a longer stay. This would be a great "base" for day trips exploring the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Harbor View Inn, an Aberdeen, WA bed and breakfast, located in beautiful Grays Harbor County on Washington State's Olympic Peninsula. This waterfront Washington inn is conveniently located about 45 minutes from the Olympic National Park, 20 minutes from the Pacific Ocean, 1 1/2 hour from Seattle, and 2 1/2 hours from Portland. A Harbor View Inn is a Colonial Revival Style home built in 1905 and filled with Victorian antiques. Throughout our Olympic Peninsula bed and breakfast you will enjoy the history of the home, and experience breathtaking views of the Wishkah River, the Chehalis River, Grays Harbor, and the port of the bustling city of Aberdeen. A Harbor View Inn celebrates the historical charm of the Victorian era, while offering the amenities of today. Each of the five large guestrooms features its own private bath, king-size beds, water views, wireless Internet, television and plenty of comfort! ... more less