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“Best Vacation Inn Years!!!”
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Boatyard Inn
Ranked #3 of 16 Langley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lynnwood, Washington
1 review
“Best Vacation Inn Years!!!”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

This Boatyard Inn is one of the most spectacular jewels I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. From Mynda, one of the most breath taking, kind, accommodating Inn Keepers of all time (& she makes a mean latte) to the out of this world suites, the phenomenal views, the charming town of Langley and it's float scramble, to the delicious food everywhere to turn, to the adorable shops. The beaches, the boats, the games! Each little detail was met with thought and care. If I was a wealthy lady, I would go every weekend! Thank you Mynda and Boatyard Inn for bringing life back I to my weary soul and a smile that still remains on my happy face.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
I am so pleased you chose the Boatyard Inn and Langley as your place of respite. I don't know whether you came to Langley specifically to take part in the Sea Float Scramble or whether the event just happened to coincide with your visit. Whatever, it sounds as though you thoroughly enjoyed yourself. Did you take home a glass float? Last weekend was the second annual Sea Float Scramble sponsored by Callahan's Firehouse, Langley's glass-blowing studio where novices are encouraged to blow their own glass marine floats. For the Scramble, Callahan's donates hundreds of hand-blown glass floats and "hides" them in plain view along the waterfront starting at the Dog House and continuing along the Langley Waterfront Park. At the blow of a horn, participants scatter to collect the colorful glass balls (similar to an Easter egg hunt). This year over two hundred locals and visitors (many who made hotel reservations almost a year in advance) participated in the hunt, with almost everyone taking home a float. Best of all, there is no charge for all of this fun.
I wanted to acknowledge your kind comments about our innkeeper, Mynda, who has so adeptly managed the Boatyard Inn for fourteen years. We are so fortunate to have Mynda at the helm, and she is now joined by Sherri, our new Assistant Innkeeper, who shares Mynda's vision and goal to create the best guest experience possible.
You don't need to be wealthy to return to the Boatyard this winter and spring when rates are reduced. We would love nothing more than to help you retain your happy face!

Cathy Puma, co-owner
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bellingham
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful past weekend in Langley, made assuredly comfortable by staying at this great property. It was quiet, so comfortable, friendly and affordable. I woke up in the morning to a view of the snow-capped cascades sparkling beyond the waters of Saratoga Passage. In the lobby Mynda made us complimentary lattes each morning which we took with us to the little beach to gaze out at the beauty beyond us. We will certainly be back!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay at the Boatyard Inn. I'm so glad you were able to experience the inn during a respite in the weather. Though I am sure you were bundled up, lattes on the beach sounds pretty good! I was staying at the inn myself a few days ago and literally jumped out of bed just after 7 a.m. when the fiery reds and oranges of what turned out to be a most spectacular sunrise started appearing. Winter is a special time at the inn for exactly that reason. Yes, Hawaii has its sunsets (and it may be just a tad warmer this time of year!), but few places can beat sunrises over the Cascade Mountains and Saratoga Passage in the winter. We hope you will come back later in the year when the sun rises early, stays out later, and you can enjoy your lattes on the beach or on your deck...with fewer layers of clothing!

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Seattle
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We spent two quiet nights here on an after Christmas get away. Our room was fantastic: comfortable with a kitchenette, great bed and very roomy. We were on the ground floor - the advantages: easy load-in and load-out plus a spectacular deck immediately above (as in 3 feet) the beach with an incredible view. The (only) disadvantage: the family above us seemed eager to clomp around until well past 11pm, but that was a small price to pay!

We've stayed in other inns at Langley but this is easily our new favorite!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a favorable review of the Boatyard Inn, in spite of the noise caused by our upstairs guests. Needless to say, you...and we...would have hoped instead that you'd have been lulled to sleep by the sound of waves just outside your windows. We appreciate your letting our innkeeper know about the noise while you were there so that she could ask your upstairs neighbors to "tread more gently," which I understand they did. We are honored to be your new favorite place to stay in Langley. We will do our very best to exceed your expectations on each and every visit.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We visited this beautiful place between Christmas and New Years. It was beautiful! very clean and spacious for a family of 4. the view is spectacular as the property is right on the ocean. Very quiet at night time...so is you are looking for some r and r this is the place to be. iit is also within walking distance to all the quaint little shops. Also, there is alittle cafe that serves the best Burgers I have ever had!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
We so pleased your family of four enjoyed the Boatyard Inn during the holiday season. I am assuming you stayed in one of our loft units that includes a bedroom area downstairs (where you can lay in bed and watch the sunrise over the Cascade Mountains...I hope the sun was out during your stay!) and an upstairs loft bedroom with an additional bathroom. We are in the process of upgrading the lofts in Units 6 and 8, including built-in king-size beds upstairs (instead of the current queens); this project will be completed by the end of January. Yes, many of our guests comment on how quiet the inn is. Often the only sound you will hear is that of waves on the beach a few feet out front and the occasional screeching of a Great Blue heron "fishing" along the waterfront.

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Federal Way, Washington
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

We spent two nights for my birthday in mid-December in a waterfront suite at the Boatyard Inn. Didn't spend any time on the deck because of the weather; but it was very relaxing listening to the waves roll onto the beach. Very nice kitchen and other amenities (bed & bath). Excellent restaurants in Langley.

Room Tip: Choose room 5 waterfront suite. Excellent view of Puget Sound and mountains.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
Happy birthday! We are delighted you chose the Boatyard Inn for your celebration. And although the weather was a bit soggy, I'm pleased you enjoyed the beachfront setting which can be both dramatic and serene, depending on the day this time of year. We hope you will allow us to welcome you again next year as you celebrate your special day.

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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

We spent Christmas in a waterfront suite at the Boatyard Inn. It was quiet, cozy, and relaxing. Splendid views of the sound and distant mountains. It was too cold to spend much time on the small deck but with the windows open a little, we could hear the lapping waters and birds. Lovely! Comfortable bed and furnishings, a minimalist kitchen but enough to get by on, very friendly inn keepers, great location for walking into town. A little spendy but worth it.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
Thank you so much for taking time to write a review of your Christmas stay at our inn. The holidays are such a festive time of year in Langley, when the whole town "decks the halls." In fact, businesses try to outdo one another, competing for the honor of being chosen Best Decorated. We hope you will revisit us later in the year when weather will beckon you to spend hours outside on your own private deck watching the seascape just a few feet in front of you. If you come in the spring, you can enjoy the richness of island life while taking advantage of our reduced rates.

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Whitefish, Montana
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

We stayed two night in early December and the Boatyard was the perfect spot to relax. Very close to all the shop and restaurants in Langley. The kitchen facilities are very nice, but we didn't really take advantage because there are so many great restaurants in Langley. We did bring pizza back to our room one night and watched a movie (the innkeeper has a great selection to borrow from). With the fire going, it was romantic and cozy place to spend a December evening. The bed was comfortable, the room was very clean and there were some nice decorating touches. My wife really appreciated the blanket by the fire to wrap up in. Definitely would stay there again!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. With the high ocean tides typical this time of year, many of our guests hate to leave the comfort of their suite and instead use the kitchen facilities for their meals. "Eating in" by getting pizza from the newly remodeled Village Pizzeria a block up the hill is also a great choice. As you may have discovered, winter storms generate waves right up to the bulkhead in front of the inn. Ten of our twelve rooms feature beachfront decks where you can literally feel the sea spray on your face as you watch the pounding waves just inches away. Winter is also a great time to take advantage of our reduced rates. We appreciate your taking the time to write a review.

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Property: Boatyard Inn
Address: 200 Wharf Street, P.O. Box 866, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260
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Region: United States > Washington > Whidbey Island > Langley
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Langley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WATERFRONT! You'll be lulled to sleep by waves lapping along the beach in front of your room and awaken to spectacular sunrises over the Cascade Mountain Range at this 13-unit waterfront inn on Whidbey Island. Every oversized room celebrates the Pacific Northwest and the magic of the sea, with large living areas, galley kitchens, and private decks above the beach. Just a block up the hill is the charming village of Langley, with restaurants, shops, and galleries. ... more   less 
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Boatyard Inn Langley, Whidbey Island, Washington

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