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“Nice, quite place to stay, The Inn at Barnum Point”

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Inn at Barnum Point
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“Nice, quite place to stay, The Inn at Barnum Point”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We enjoyed our stay. Caroline, the proprietor, was a friendly, warm and conversant hostess. The property has been in the family for 110 years. The B&B was built by Caroline in 1992 and sits on the edge of the point, great views and access to the beach.
We had many choices for breakfast, and it was served at a leisurely pace with plenty of conversation with Caroline (the other couple was not down as early). A very nice afternoon and evening on Camano.

Room Tip: There are two rooms that are great for couples, and a third room that would take care of a family or...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Camano Island, Washington
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Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary one year. The hostess was warm and welcoming. We walked on the beach and just enjoyed the peace. The beach was private. The owner told us the story of the home and made us feel extremely comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Running Springs, California
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Barnum Inn is located on a beautiful island. We loved watching the eagles and deer in the area. The rooms face the water and are very comfortable! Wonderful hostess and delicious food. We only stay here when in the area.

Room Tip: All rooms are spacious and unique!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lynnwood, Washington
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Wonderful peaceful getaway B&B, yummy generous homemade breakfasts, and killer views. We stayed in the Heron room, so named because of its 18 herons (we counted). The owner / proprietor Carolin made us feel right at home, even though she had just returned from visiting her family on Thanksgiving. There was no feeling of stress or forced courtesy towards us, being selfish tourists wanting to be pampered. Quite the contrary: we were treated like family. On the down side, her finances were such that some things needed repair or renovation (hopefully that will change), but they were not a big deal.

PROs:
- Friendly caring helpful resident proprietor
- Tasty generous breakfasts
- Plentiful windows all looking out on Salish Sea / Puget Sound.
- Beautiful changing views, including Mount Rainer on a clear day.
- Quiet and remote
- Good supply of info about Camano and Whidbey Islands
- Best bathrobe I've ever put on (tag: www.cypressbathrobes.com)
- Nice towels and bed linens
- Gas fireplace in room

CONs:
- My main complaint: intermittent WIFI
- Hard bed for my bony frame, but my wife thought it ok
- Uncomfortable chairs by table in the room
- Sink starting to rust

These complaints are minor compared with the pluses of this place. If we return, I'll leave my laptop at home. ;-)

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seattle
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

I drove up to Camano Island from my home south of Seattle, while my artwork was on exhibit in 2012. I had researched lodging on the Island and chose this Inn, because of its solitary location on a peninsula. I had never explored the Island before. The hostess was charming and welcomed us into her home, got us settled and then we enjoyed the high bed (we needed a footstool to climb into it), read a book in front of the gas stove and the view of the water and of eagles swooping around the house. We explored the island at length, wandered the Inn's property and an old orchard on the bluff where the home is located. There must be wind currents like crazy because the next morning the eagles were at it again, entertaining us while we enjoyed our homemade breakfast and conversation with Carolin. We promised to return, but have not made the return visit yet...This was really similar to staying in the home of an aunt, more personal than most B&B's. I liked it very much.

Room Tip: Our room was on the left at the top of the stairs and we would request that room again.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Hospitality in abundance can be found at this lovely inn with great views of the sound, where Bald Eagles can be seen feeding when the tide is out. The " Blue Heron" room has water views from two sides of the large and comfortable corner room, with a private bath, seating area, TV, disc player and a large supply of movies and books to enjoy. Access to the Inn from the main highway is via a narrow road that curves around the bay all the way to Barnum Point, the namesake of owner Carolin's grandfather who purchased the land more than 100 years ago. Be sure to get specific driving directions from Carolin.

Carolin cooks and serves a delicious and hearty breakfast with any specific diet needs considered, and is a wonderful hostess in every way. Even her cat and dog are on duty to provide a warm welcome to guests. Beach access is best at low tide and comes with a scenic sunset (or sunrise for the early risers). The secluded location makes for a great getaway with music by the waves and the seabirds.

Room Tip: The water views are excellent from all three rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Tacoma, WA
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Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

This was our first trip to Camano Island. The Inn at Barnham Point is nestled in an area near forest and ocean. Quiet, serene and beautiful, it's a cozy place for peace and relaxation. Carolin is an awesome hostess!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Property: Inn at Barnum Point
Address: 464 Barnum Rd, Camano Island, WA 98282-8578
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Region: United States > Washington > Camano Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Camano Island
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn at Barnum Point 2.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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