We stayed at the Viewmont Manor for an anniversary trip in early June. Let's get one thing out of the way upfront: Google Maps hates this place. It's also a bit hard to find the place once you arrive as it's a residential home on a residential street with a shared driveway to three homes and no sign at the bottom. Having said that, it's worth a little hassle to get there as we had a delightful stay. We can't say enough good things about the owner, Betty, who made us feel at home immediately. Staying at Viewmont Manor is a bit like staying with a doting Aunt or a long lost friend. Seriously. Betty is warm, personable, and treats you like family. We don't know how she manages to do that with every guest, but she seems to pull it off routinely. We stayed in the south room, tastefully appointed with a little balcony that overlooks a lovely garden. (The other B&B room has one as well.) Betty was great with information on places to eat and things to do and see. She served us a fine breakfast in the morning--in addition to warm and delicious scones baked that morning and left in the common area upstairs--and sent us on our way happy and healthy. We stayed in some great places on our trip, but this was probably the standout on account of the host.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Viewmont Manor was built in 2000 as our family home. Our children have grown and each have their own home now, so we are inviting you to come and enjoy the house with us. We have a distant view of Bellingham Bay to the west. Our bedrooms face the east, which makes them very peaceful and quiet. Each bedroom looks out over our garden from its own private balcony. Each room has an electric fire place in the winter and a remote control standing fan in the summer. Scones and coffee/tea are available every morning right outside your bedroom door. A full breakfast is later served in our dining room downstairs. We have a cozy library stocked with books for your enjoyment. The view from the library is one of the best. If you are interested in our rooms but they appear to be booked, please give us a call and we will try our best to accommodate your needs. Please note on the map below that there is no entry to 38th St from the south. We live at the dead end of the street from the north. What looks like Knox St on the map is actually a creek. So, you'll have to drive up Ridgemont and turn right onto 38th St. ... more less