I stayed at Ovenell's twice recently, at both the start and the end of my tent camping and hiking trip to Washington with my husband. The first night, I had the Woodsman cabin, and the other night, the Fisherman. Both were perfectly clean and thoughtfully stocked, even with toys and stuffed animals for families with children. For me, a tent camper, the cabins were absolute luxury. It was the perfect place to organize my gear, get a hot shower, sleep in a good bed, and enjoy the quiet, peaceful setting. I also enjoyed having the kitchen area, which includes among other items a microwave and a kitchen table.
It was easy to find the main house and the cabins from the directions I received from Ovenell's staff and from the signs along Highway 20. What a lovely setting - the farm is located in a beautiful, lush valley, with the heavily-forested mountains all around.
Ovenell's was perfect for me, and I would definitely stay there again. I loved it. I would request the Woodsman cabin because I found the mattress to be a bit more firm and level than the one in the Fisherman cabin.
If I have anything to recommend to them, it would be only to add some room darkening curtains to the miniblinds on the windows; northern Washington gets a great deal of daylight during the summer, and it was tough to fall asleep in that very long and very late twilight.
Overall, it was great, and I look forward to returning someday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ovenell's Heritage Inn & Log Cabins is located on a historic 580-acre cattle ranch in the heart of the North Cascades National Park and borders the banks of the Wild & Scenic Skagit River. Beautiful views of Mt. Baker and the surrounding Cascade range are breathtaking. Our plush log cabins offer modern amenities with kitchen facilities, private bath and BBQ's. We are open year round for things such as; fishing, hiking, eagle watching, rafting, guided float trips and more. Bring your hiking boots and camera for a memorable stay, wildlife and wildflowers are abundant in the North Cascades. A birders paradise! ... more less