We've just returned from an absolutely magical long weekend on Lopez Island, where we had the pleasure of staying three nights at Mackaye Harbor Inn. The island is quaint and peaceful. The rumors about friendly locals waving and smiling wherever you go are delightfully true. And if you enjoy wildlife, leisurely water sports and spectacular views, this is the place for you!
The inn is a sanctuary located on a small harbor where meandering sail boats, kayaks and sea otters enjoy the quiet waters. We found our stay to be overflowing with gracious hospitality and completely relaxing. Each morning guests are greeted with an 'upscale' continental breakfast with coffee ready nice and early for those who can't wait to get a jump on the day. Each evening when we returned from a day full of activity there was a lovely glass of port, decaf coffee and teas (and the best part) truffles to savor as you settled in for the night.
Each room is decorated and themed. We stayed in the Blue Room, which had a Scandinavian theme. Next time we plan to experience the Captains Room or the Harbor Suite that each have a private deck overlooking the water. We will also plan on staying longer so we can enjoy more of the island sports and easy access by ferry to surrounding islands in the San Juans. There is so much to see and do, be sure to give yourself at least 3 nights and take your hosts advice on when to be at the ferry terminal!
The entire experience was a retreat from the bustle of every day life and the Mackaye Harbor Inn was a delightful place to rest and restore your mind and body. We can't wait to get back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location, location, location! Lopez Island's ONLY beachfront bed & breakfast inn. Delicious and plentiful breakfasts, complimentary mountain bikes and rental kayaks. Sandy beach, beautiful sunsets and chocolate truffles! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- MacKaye Harbor Inn Lopez Island, Washington