I am quite fond of Waterfront vilages all over the country, and given the unusually warm weather this Fall, had the opportunity to visit the sleepy Fishing Village of 'Gig Harbor' WA. No rainfall - the sun shone brightly entire stay - rare for Seattle! I selected the 'Waterfront Inn B & B" specifically for, the historic interest involved; the home was restored to a charming Inn, once an an old 1800's local fisherman's dwelling - seated right at the foot of the sprawling Puget Sound. The natural rural beauty surrounding the Inn makes for breathtaking photos off the backyard boat-dock. There is a distinctive New England feel about the setting as well, w/ rustic Inlets and barns sprinkled about. The home itself has all the charm and quaintness you would imagine from that period; all wood flooring, charming bed quilts and furnishings, and smallish rooms - appropriate for that century. The Innkeepers, were a lovely husband & wife team, who extended a warmth seemingly consistant about the town. "Sue" was on hand to tend to your every need and I felt like I was staying in someone's home for the week - as opposed to a cold, impersonal Hotel. The only downside I could report, is that there are no "breakfast" amenities which kind of break the "bed & breakfast" format, advertised! The rates were reasonable enough for the 'shoulder-season' (139.00 a nite) however, it would have made all the difference in the world to simply add a lovely in room welcome-basket of breads or fruit, or SOMEthing in the morning - besides a coffee maker. I imagined that in the current down economy likely the Owners were wittling costs, but in the long-run I suggest, a bad move. Personal touches like these can make or break, a small business. I will return next Summer indeed, no matter......one of the MOST charming Boutique Inns I've ever visited, amongst my travels...! 'Gig Harbor (local family-run) Taxi' service is available to shuttle you to & from Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gig Harbor's only waterfront lodging, just 20' from the water's edge, we offer privacy and a peaceful setting. Watch ducks, seals and herons from the Inn, go for a walk or kayaking on the bay. Located steps from shops and restaurants, the History Museum and our famous fly fishing shop. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Waterfront Hotel Gig Harbor