Lucked into finding this B and B on Trip Advisor. I don't think I've ever seen a place with all 50+ reveiws that were 5 out of 5, but now I understand why.
First, the setting is spectacular. We brought our kayaks to go up and down Hammersley Inlet (it's pretty easy - time it right and the tide does most of the work), and thought that staying at a B and B would be a fun way to do that. The house is right on the water, on a low bank. We saw seals, and while kayaking we saw blue heron and a lynx or some other large wild cat species.
The house is spectacular. The innkeepers - Phil and Kelly - built it themselves 5 years ago as a B and B. Huge entry area, great living room with river rock fireplace, a library, and downstairs there's a huge theater room and a game room, a small fitness center, and a bar to use (they don't serve alcohol of course but you can bring your own). The kitchen is an open plan and just huge - two islands. It's not for guests, of course, but it's very attractive. They have also situated several eating areas inside and outside the house, so if you want privacy you've got it, plus several areas for relaxing inside and out.
Loved the huge huge room with private bath. They have 4 rooms the rent, and the innkeeper's private area is on the other side of the house and out of the way, so you don't feel at all like you are intruding as can happen at B and Bs.
Another nice surprise was breakfast. It's a full breakfast and very tasty, and different each day. And of course the beautiful setting just adds to that.
Phil and Kelly went out of their way to make you feel welcome and kept inquiring if there was anything they could do for us. Nice folks and great hosts.
While staying there we kayaked out to Hope Island, which was fun, went to the Mason County Fair which was small and rural and great, hit the Saturday Farmer's Market, and enjoyed outstanding beer soup and beers at the Grove Street Brew House. But really the best part was just hanging out at the house and watching the world go by on the inlet.
We look forward to a return trip!
David & Sandy - Oregon City, OR
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly constructed (completed in 2008) 10,000+ square foot low-bank waterfront bed & breakfast located on beautiful Hammersley Inlet in Shelton, Washington, Mason County. Each of the four spacious guest rooms offers a private bathroom, stunning waterfront view and covered deck to view boats and wildlife all year round. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- a Lighthouse On Hammersley b&b
- a Lighthouse On Hammersley Hotel Shelton