My wife and I had never been to Trout Lake, Washington so we decided to check it out to celebrate our 3 month anniversary. Not knowing exactly where to stay, we chose Kelly's Trout Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast and were really pleased with our experience.
First...a little about Trout Lake. If you are an outdoors-type person, this is a great place to visit!Trout Lake is situated about a half-hour north of Hood River, Oregon (on the Washington side) at the base of Mt. Adams. The scenery and hiking are amazing - just as good as Mount Hood or better. The town itself is small - but has the necessary essentials (general store, gas station, one or two small restaurants, etc). To find out information about hiking, check out the Ranger Station which is a mile north of town. The rangers can give you lots of maps and advice about where to go. We chose a 10 mile hike just 5 miles north of town. After our day-long hike, we decided to drive down to Hood River for beer and pizza at Double Mountain. Things we didn't have time for: rafting on the White Salmon (many outfitters on your way into town); biking (lots of good hills); visiting the Wildlife Refuge. If you are into snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, this seems like it would be the perfect place to visit in the winter.
Anyway...a little more about the B&B. It is located "in-town" and really close to Mount Adams. Kelly and Marilyn were our hosts and are super nice and hospitable. We chose one of the more inexpensive rooms for our stay but since we were the only ones staying there that weekend, they upgraded us to their best room! The Creekside Suite has lots of windows which, when open, allow you to hear the rush of the creek all night long. The room itself was very inviting and comfortable. It had a private outside staircase and a little balcony which allowed us to explore the yard and creek. Our breakfasts were large and very tasty. Marilyn and Kelly made great huckleberry pancakes, quiche, eggs, sausage, etc. There was always plenty of coffee, tea, and orange juice to go around. We ended one of our evenings with a soak in the hot tub which sits next to the creek. All in all, we thought this place was very inviting and a great value. P & H, Vancouver, WA