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A Lighthouse on Hammersley Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 1 Shelton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 September 2010

This is the most delightful of places - Phil and Kelly are wonderful hosts and the house they have created is truly spectacular. They have managed to create a very upscale lodging but still maintain a warm friendly atmosphere. Breakfast in the loft area is a treat and hard to move away from. We had 'movie night ' in the basement with popcorn personally served to us. If we lived closer this would be a regular 'get away'
The only caution I would state is to eat early evening or late afternoon and stay once you reach the house. The 4 stars for location is not in regard to the actual house which is in an amazing location but the lack of amenities close by .There is no where really close for dinner - you really won't want to leave once you arrive anyway - if you like fabulous accomodation with amazing people for hosts this is the place for you

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2010

The best way to describe the Lighthouse at Hammersley B&B is that of a boutique Bed and Breakfast. Phil and Kelly make each stay as unique as each guest. We’ve stayed seven times during all four seasons, over three years, enjoying a different experience each time.

The one thing never changes is Phil and Kelly’s genuine warmth when they invite you, quite literally, into their home. This is the real bed & breakfast experience: you will be in intimate contact with the proprietors and other guests. The interior is spacious and open creating a natural gathering place near the kitchen with views of waterfront. Each of the four rooms has a great view of the waterfront, are spacious and fully self contained, including a small refrigerator, and offer plenty of privacy.

The bed and breakfast is located on a point of land with a spectacular 270 degree view of Hammersley Inlet. The low bank waterfront allows easy access to the beach for small water craft (canoes, kayaks, etc) or just beach combing. During our stay last summer we launched our 8ft inflatable with a small outboard and spent an afternoon “cruising” the inlet to Shelton and back. Even if you’re not into the beach, morning and evenings are great times to view the local wildlife of deer, otters, seals, and abundant waterfowl and birds.

So why go to Shelton, WA? Shelton is a true small town where logging is the main industry. Located near the Olympic National Forest and Park, Hood Canal, and about an hour and half from the Washington Coast, the opportunity for outdoor recreation is enormous. The Lighthouse at Hammersley provides an excellent base from which to start each day’s activity. There also a growing number of wine tasting opportunities in the Hood Canal area. Be sure to enquire with Phil or Kelly regarding local events to add to your activity choices.

One word of caution: while Shelton has some very good restaurants, most are not open on Sunday or holidays. The Alderbrook Resort or the Olympia area is your only real choices.

We’re already planning trip number eight!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 September 2010

We were looking for a B&B near Shelton, WA for a couple of nights since we were attending family events nearby. We were surprised at the limited choices for B&B's in the area, but thru the internet found " A Lighthouse on Hammersley ". We were pleased with the presentation on the website and it was only uphill from there. The owners, Phil and Kelly Bergh, greeted us warmly concerned that we arrived later than we had planned; not concerned as a no-show for them, but a real concern for our welfare.

We had the lighthouse keepers room and thus had the special upper nook to have breakfast. They provide a variety of choices to have breakfast; privately or communally.
The whole "experience" was beyond expectation. We actually came back the 1st afternoon to just relax on the property since it was so beautiful and restful. We slept very well due to the comfortable beds and quiet setting. We stayed over a Sunday night and the other guests had left, so we had the place to ourselves with excellent food and great conversation with the Berghs.

We highly recommend this B&B and we have stayed at many in the Northwest and California.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2010

From the arrival and greeting, to their helping us out with luggage to the car, it was beyond normal and beyond expectations. The drive there helps put civilization's hustle behind you, and once inside peace and welcome just sweep over ya'. I had no idea what to expect since it was a surprise; I slept in until 8am and I NEVER do that; such is the tranquility and fresh air here. The owners have thought of EVERY detail and appointment to the place, indoors and out. EVERYthing is first class for a very reasonable rate; the food is fabulous and prepared meticulously, the view from each room and dining areas is waterfront and picturesque. We bought a gift certificate for family on the spot. It's like we spent a week at the ocean; hated to leave. The building is a careful, spacious, gorgeous expression of planning, theme-based structure and items down to the smallest detail (and the largest!!) in the rooms, common areas, outside...and yet it feels like home right away. Do yourself a favor and go there; it is WELL worth it.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2010

On a quick turn around visit to the Washington Olympic Penninsula area, we took a chance on a B & B after not finding a lot of quality hotel offerings in the Olympia area. It pays to be lucky. What an unbelieveably beautiful place and fantastic experience. The hosts and owners, Phil and Kelly Bergh, made us feel like family coming to visit and their attention to detail in making sure their guests are comfortable is unparalleled. From the decor of the home to the biscotti left in the room for a late night snack, it is easy to see their top priority is the comfort and care of their guests. The facility has picturesque views (from all the bedrooms and the breakfast nooks) of the water. We were even supplied with loaner binoculars so we could look for wild life while we enjoyed breakfast and right on cue my husband saw the head of a seal coming up for air. Kelly is an amazing cook with homemade pastries offered first thing in the morning and a full breakfast soon after. Most importantly was the friendliness of the owners. They made us feel welcomed and at home. We were so welcomed that we took our one night reservation and turned it into two. After two memorable nights (on an amazingly comfortable bed I might add), we could only wish we had more time. My husband and I would highly recommend "A Lighthouse on Hammersley" Bed and Breakfast and plan on returning again soon.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2010

Phil and Kelly, you made our 4th annual girls’ weekend a real treat. The bed & breakfast is beautiful (and huge!), and the Captain’s Quarters was perfectly spacious for three of us. I slept on the twin sofa sleeper, and it was just as comfortable as a regular bed. The mini-golf and outdoor lounge chairs made it easy to relax, and the breakfast you cooked was beyond fantastic. Also, I loved the fact that the game area had a cribbage board! Thank you so much for the wonderful service and delightful conversation.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2010

Phil and Kathy Bergh were our hosts for a wonderful two night stay on Hammersley inlet, not far from Shelton Washington. Picturesque and private the B&B was designed and built from the ground up to provide comfort and relaxation for the guests. The gourmet breakfast made me want to just lurch back to the room for a nap. Kathy is an excellent chef and her cuisine reflects her passion. All aspects of this B&B have been designed to provide for the comfort of the guests it's not a 'home' with a couple of spare bedrooms and a bathroom at the end of the hall. There are four spacious rooms, each with a different theme and separate bathroom. A quality home theater, pool table, and miniature golf outside on the beautifully landscaped grounds. It was a delightful stay and we will be back.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about A Lighthouse on Hammersley Bed and Breakfast

Address: 292 East Libby Road, Shelton, WA 98584-8133
Region: United States > Washington > Shelton
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Shelton
Price Range: £102 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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