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The Inn at Mallard Cove
Ranked #1 of 7 Olympia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Like finding buried treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

My wife and I stayed here for a few days and it served as "home base" for our vacation in Washington state. We didn't want the hustle and bustle of an urban hotel, so this hidden gem was perfect! Kudos to Don and Linda for operating an amazing and peaceful retreat that is nested in an idyllic setting surrounded by a lush forest and a breath-taking coast line. While staying here, you can literally feel the stress of everyday life leave your body. Our hosts made sure that our stay was pleasant and restful. It was just a delight to have breakfast conversations with other couples who happened to be very friendly and fun! The house is not only picturesque, but has all the comforts one would need for a quiet getaway. Highly recommended! We'll be back!!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

The Inn at Mallard Cove is a lovely English cottage located in a beautiful setting overlooking Puget Sound. We were treated like royalty by our hosts, Don and Linda. The organic, gourmet breakfasts were amazing. What a fabulous retreat into nature. We can't wait to return next year!

Pat & John

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank hollysnowflake
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Longview, Washington
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

We came for a getaway Labor Day weekend and live only 1 hour away. It felt like we had left the country. We've been to MANY bed and breakfast inns but this one is the best. Don and Linda pay such attention to detail in both their Inn and their service. Their place is beautifully appointed and maintained. Our stay was perfect, and we met 2 other delightful couples. We enjoyed the intimacy of their 3-room capacity (6 people at breakfast). Our only let down was that our stay was limited to 2 nights. Visit. You will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Our room was the Garden Room, inspired by a quilt (on the bed) that Linda's grandmother made for...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Holland, Michigan
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

We selected this inn as a place to relax and unwind, and it was perfect. Due to short range planning, we settled for their smallest guest room, but the view from the deck over the water was gorgeous, and the bed was perfect. Don and Linda are gracious hosts who keep a lovely home with many different places to relax and read or enjoy the view, and their gardens are stunning. The breakfasts were gourmet, but lighter foods are also available, with plenty of fresh fruits and juices, organic yogurt, etc. Don escorted us on a kayak trip into the nearby reserve, where we viewed lots of wildlife, including herons, harbor seals, and eagles. A visit to the visitor center at the nearby Nisqually Wildlife Preserve was also fascinating and peaceful. If you seek some peace and beauty, this place is perfect.

Room Tip: The Olympic room really requires you live pretty much out of your suitcase, having the least space...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Diane S
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Napa Valley, California
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012 via mobile

There is a reason that practically every Trip Advisor review of this place is 5-star. Three days with hosts Don and Linda surpassed our wildest dreams of relaxation, tranquility and friendship. The home and grounds are idyllic, the food and personal service - extraordinary! There are not enough superlatives to describe our experience. It is hard to imagine leaving their home without being refreshed, renewed and with a new faith in the goodness of people.

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ramona, California, United States
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84 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

The Inn at Mallard Cove is an earthly paradise in a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world. From the moment you enter the winding drive canopied by trees and edged with ferns, you can sense a feeling of peace and enchantment come over you. Then in the clearing ahead you come upon the Inn, with lawns and surrounding gardens abounding in blooms of peony, poppy and rose and many other flowering plants with furry fuzzy bees buzzing round. The front entry arch is bound by lovely Clematis. The hosts Don and Linda are warm and friendly and right away you feel welcomed into their lovely bed and breakfast home. The Inn is elegantly and sumptuously decorated with much love and thought and comfort put into the decor of each room. Our first two nights we stayed in the Garden Room which overlooks the front gardens. The last two nights we stayed in the Mallard Room which overlooks the back gardens and the cove and has a large balcony. Both rooms were beautiful and luxurious. Don brought us coffee in silver service prior to breakfast. ( I am very picky about my coffee and it was the best.) And those lovely amazing breakfasts were soooo good! Linda is a premier cook and she has inspired me to put a little more creativity and "style" into the way I cook and present my meals. Our first morning, for example, we were served poached pears (which were almost too pretty to eat), scones, quiche, sausage and juice. Don kindly took my husband out kayaking twice, which my husband enjoyed very much. We only went into Olympia once and took one day to go to Lake Quinault on the Olympic Peninsula; otherwise we were quite pleased to spend our time at the Inn relaxing and unwinding. I, being a bookworm, especially loved their library. I was in heaven surrounded by all those books and the comfort of the reclining wingback chairs in which to sit and read, read, read to my hearts content. We walked on the rocky beach and collected some shells. One evening we observed a masked bandit; one of the resident raccoons raiding the birdfeeder. Our stay at The Inn on Mallard Bay was the highlight of our 3 week vacation trip and we hope to return.

Room Tip: There are 3 rooms which all all equally gorgeous. We preferred the Mallard Room because it is large...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Susan L
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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103 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

The Inn at Mallard Cove is the find of a lifetime! My hubby and I just spent three nights with Linda and Don. The property is beautiful, so beautiful you may not want to leave it. Just sitting on one of the porches, looking out at the water, and mountains in the distance, WOW! The beauty is not only on the outside, but on the inside as well. Very nice decorating. And if the surroundings do not WOW you, breakfast certainly will. Linda is an azaming chef, and Don makes sure everything else is kept full, like coffee and juice. We found nice restruants close by - such as CEBU, amazing Phillipino food. It was so good, we went there twice. We are looking forward to our next visit to the Inn, and the one after that. ANother imporatnt item, the beds are very comfy. Got a great night's sleep, beginning with the first night. Another great touch is coffe (or teea) delivered up to your room about 1/2 hour before breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ann L
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Additional Information about The Inn at Mallard Cove

Property: The Inn at Mallard Cove
Address: 5025 Meridian Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98516-2340
Region: United States > Washington > Olympia
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Olympia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn is an elegant waterfront English Tudor estate on fourteen secluded, heavily forested acres. Awesome views of Puget Sound. Private beach. Gardens galore. Rooms so comfortable and breakfasts so delicious you won't want to leave! ... more   less 

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