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The Spyglass Inn B&B
Ranked #11 of 40 Homer B&B and Inns
Olympia, WA
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“Good breakfast and Santa Claus, too!”
Reviewed 7 October 2008

We’ll remember this good lodging value for two things: the delicious breakfast and Santa Claus. Let me explain. Pat and Arden are the friendly hosts. We learned that Pat was once a maven in a gourmet movement called Slow Food USA. That would account for the tasty breakfast with several courses served hot off the stove. Pat’s husband Arden is the spittin’ image of Santa Claus. The resemblance is so striking that he says he can make a good living at Christmas as a professional Santa. (I would be intrigued to read the reaction of any guests who stayed here with young children.)
The first night of our visit, we were the only customers and got to peek into all three of the available rooms. The most expensive offering is the Captain’s Quarters. Not surprisingly, the room is the nicest and most spacious. It’s on the main floor and has a deck. The other two rooms are in the daylight basement. These will probably strike you as standard (basic) B&B rooms if you’ve stayed in many such establishments. Things must get slow in the winter because the proprietor has time to sew beautiful quilts, which adorn the walls and beds of the Spyglass Inn.
The inn is in a convenient location a couple of blocks from the commercial center of Homer. If you use a Mapquest map to find your way there like we did, be aware that Fairview Ave is NOT a through-street as indicated. Turn off of Svedlund Street to access the B&B. It might help to know that this lodging was formerly known at Hagen’s Cottage under a prior ownership.

  • Liked — Good breakfast, helpful hosts
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Spyglass Inn B&B
Address: 385 East Fairview, Homer, AK 99603
Region: United States > Alaska > Homer
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Ranked #11 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Homer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Spyglass Inn B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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