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Whispering Firs B&B and Lodge
Ranked #2 of 4 Mount Vernon B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“There is a bear in the living room!”
Reviewed 31 March 2012

We spent a lovely night here on a short trip to Washington State from Vancouver BC. Linda and Vic could not have been nicer. Their home is up the side of a mountain and a bit of a daunting drive, however the view from this massive deck is not to be missed! The rooms are very clean and nicely appointed. They even made a roaring fire after we returned from dinner. Breakfast was wonderful, homemade and filling. This is a delightfull B&B, very highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

Don't stay here unless you want to be treated like a member of the family, or want the best breakfasts you will ever get, or enjoy a view that is amazing, or watch wildlife stroll by outside your window. 6 wonderful days and nights. Linda, what can I say but thanks for a memorable stay. Bring begging strips for Boosky the resident dog. Don & Pauline

  • Stayed October 2011
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Stockton, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2011

To be honest I was not quite sure about Whispering Firs B&B near Mt Vernon, WA because my husband who never plans our vacations picked it out. He is an avid hunter and fisherman and we both love the outdoors. From the moment that we arrived I was very, very impressed. Linda and Vic Benson are top notch hosts. They went way out of their way to cater to our every need. They asked us when WE wanted breakfast. We stayed one night in the NW Mastersuite, the room had an amazing view down onto the valley and beyond, The room was an awesome mix of masculine and feminine, which appealed to both of us and make us feel very soothed. The grounds were very beautiful, flowers everywhere, everythign inside and out was clean and neat. Linda had beautiful fresh flower arrangement in the house. I picked up some wonderful decorating ideas from Linda. We enjoyed a wonderful restful night's sleep and breakfast was the best we had on the whole trip of 9 days! We had Dutch Pancakes, Amish Baked Oatmeal and fresh berries. It was so good!!! Linda even gave us the recipes. Ask Linda about their wonderful massage recliner, ooohh! Best B&B experience to date. If you have a problem with animal taxidermy you might want to make a differant choice but we loved it, loved it, loved it all!

Room Tip: By far the NW Mastersuite is the best for couples, the Stellar room would be perfect for ladies.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank MoMema93
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Wilmington, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2011

I travelled 8,500 miles this summer through national parks and stayed in a wide variety of places. This one scores in the top! I stayed here one night, en route from Mt. Rainier to Glacier National Park.

Without my GPS I would never have found it - tucked as it is up in the foothills and overlooking the city of Mt. Vernon. The winding and climbing driveway really fascinating me because it was so natural! Yes, I ended up at Whispering Firs with a room that overlooked this prosperous farming community, flowers, deck, jacuzzi, etc. My room was entirely in blue and white, crisp, clean and inviting. I had a private bath and access to a personal computer so I could communicate with friends back home.

The living area is decorated with stuffed animals, including a bear that looks ready to say hello. I found the lodge atmosphere very pleasing. The resident Irish Setter is quite real, also very pleasing although a bit shy.

Breakfast was elegant. The lady of the house is a gourmet cook, catere, and natural hostess.

This was a relaxing and wonderful stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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5 Thank SandraWilmington_NC
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seattle and north
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2010

I didn't give it "5" for sleep quality because it was almost too quiet for us to sleep. It's so close to Seattle yet so removed from civilization!
But not removed from comforts! We enjoyed wonderful breakfasts in the dining room and a delightful coffee station (see the picture!) We had a very private room in the nw corner of the "house" with a portion of private deck as well as our restroom and a small sitting room. We spent a bit of time just sitting out on the deck enjoying the woods and the view.
It's a country drive to go out to eat, but we did that a couple of times just because we were on vacation! (went to the Chuckanut Manor for a leisurely shoreside lunch and the next day we went someplace I don't remember the name of in La Connor).
The theme of the house is definitely: hunting lodge! There entry way is so full of stuffed animals, of all sizes and types, you could imagine you are out in the woods even though you just walked inside. I admit to being caught off guard, and I jumped a couple of times thinking I was in the presence of a live animal. For anyone who really loves that theme this could be nirvana!
I can't remember if there was a pool. There was a water feature and a jacuzzi, but I think it was covered due to bad weather earlier in the week, and because the other reservations for the weekend had cancelled. The deck looked incredible for entertaining a large party like a reception or wedding. For me, the views were just incredible. All day long I could gaze out on Skagit Valley, Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains. In peace and quiet.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank toriadori
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Anoka, MN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2010

This B&B and Lodge is a real find. It is nestled among the tall firs in the foothills of the Cascades in a beautiful setting with a great view. The proprietors make you feel like part of the family and provide all the comforts of home. The breakfasts are imaginative, delicious and will remove all thought of lunch from you mind. Dinners are available by request that are also great. The rooms are airy, clean and quiet. An Irish Setter roams the place adding to the inviting, at-home charm.

Couldn't be better

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank RetiredAnoka_MN
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2009

We stayed there for 2 nights on April 25-27. 4 adults + 1 little boy. We chose the Northwest master suite. We were very pleased with the services we got from Linda and her husband (we mostly interacted with Linda). I was actually impressed with Linda from my first email contact. She was so helpful in giving me all information to help us choose the right option for our group.

They had a full house during that weekend, but we didn't feel crowded at all. We only met other guests during breakfast time. Love the lodge decoration. Breakfast was excellent. Great view from our room. My little boy really enjoyed playing with their big dog. My husband and I enjoyed sitting and relaxing in an outdoor hot tub :)

All in all, I'd recommend this place for people who'd like to get away from a city.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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4 Thank SuperTul
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Property: Whispering Firs B&B and Lodge
Address: 19357 Kanako Ln, Mount Vernon, WA 98274-7611
Region: United States > Washington > Mount Vernon
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Mount Vernon
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Number of rooms: 4
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Serving travelers since 1986. Large rooms w/astounding views delicious meals kids, pets OK. ... more   less 

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