As we have driven back and forth to the ferry through the last few years, we have admired the old officers' housing units that are now the Fort Casey Inn. Our stay in early August was for only one night and included the grandparents (my husband and myself), our daughter and son-in-law and our two granddaughters, 8 and 5. Maybe we have toured and stayed at too many historic places coast to coast, but the other reviewers almost made me think we had experienced an alternate reality!
This is an historic property...i.e. it is OLD! As for cleanliness...our unit was spotless and the bathroom a pleasant surprise as it had all that we needed (plus additional supplies of TP, soap, shower caps, etc.). It all worked, there was plenty of hot water for showers, and "taking turns" for the bathroom brought back memories of all that "sharing" of facilities in the "olden days" (and being thankful for "indoor" plumbing that current attitudes seem to forget about!) Our only disappointment was the shortened swimming schedule that meant our grandkids couldn't be in the pool either the afternoon we checked in or the next morning. Our kitchen was light, pleasant and well equipped...we were sorry we only had time to make breakfast there. The sitting room was comfortable and had some interesting touches such as the pressed tin ceiling. We adults enjoyed waiting for the "but where's the T.V.?"...and then the kids remembered the Sound, saw the family of grazing deer and fawns on the lawn and later complained that bedtime had come too soon. We would all choose to stay again if we have the chance!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relive the past with charm and comfort in our rental cottages offering two upstairs bedrooms and one bath. Downstairs includes a living area with propane fireplace along with full kitchen and a dining table. Enclosed back porches are perfect for storing bicycles or your outdoor gear. Most units at the Inn overlook Admiralty Bay on Puget Sound as well as Crockett Lake, a natural bird sanctuary while two units are in a forested pastoral setting. An outdoor swimming pool is open June thru Aug with exception of Sunday. Year round guests have access to board games, picnic tables, hiking trails as well as the nearby beach. The beach offers spectacular views of the Straits of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains. The inviting row of Fort Casey Inn cottages together sleep up to 46. Built originally in 1909 for the then active defensive installation of Fort Casey, the Inn is located next door to Fort Casey State Park and Admiralty Head Lighthouse. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fort Casey Hotel Coupeville
- Fort Casey Inn Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington