My husband and I spent one night here on Sunday, December 9. It was our first time at a Bed and Breakfast, as well as our first time in Coupeville. We loved the area. I am a fan of the movie, "Practical Magic" so it was a treat to see where it was filmed.
When we first arrived at the Inn, no one was home. The door was open, lights were on and there was a note with our names on it telling us where our room was as well as a room key. It was so strange to walk into a house and make ourselves at home with no one there! I was a bit nervous and felt uneasy, as if I was invading. We got into our rooms, and checked out the Inn. It was decorated for Christmas and was so pretty. Cookies were left out for us in the dining area. Before long, Dave showed up and came upstairs to introduce himself and tell us a bit about the Inn and it's amenities. He was very friendly, and I started to feel more at ease at that point.
We booked the Discovery Room, which is their largest room. I loved it!! So charming. Comfortable king bed with cozy bedding. Fireplace. TV with DVD player. Table and chairs. Closet. Big dresser. Wonderful view! We could see a bit of everything, the water, town and park area next door. We paid around $162 for the night. That's a bit of a splurge for us personally as we are on a tight budget, so for that reason I'm not sure we'd do it again, but I do think it was worth it.
Regular sized. Clean. Shower/tub combo. Large Costco sized shampoo and body wash provided to cut down on waste, although travel size bottles are available if requested. Not a lot of shelf space for curlers or such.
Downstairs they have an area set up with water, tea, coffee, cold drinks and snacks such as cookies and popcorn. That appeared to be available all the time. There is a book with menus from all the local restaurants. We had dinner at the Front Street Grill which was quite good.
Breakfast in the morning was delicious. They offered tea, coffee and juice. We had fresh fruit, followed by quiche, bacon and cinnamon rolls. Lots of little touches, for example, the linen napkins were folded into the shape of an elf boot! And, the butter was in shapes such as a heart, sea shell, etc.
Very close to the main part of town/shops. Within walking distance.
They have books for their guests to read. Also, a large selections of videos and DVDs you can watch in your room.
Over all impression:
We loved the Anchorage Inn. It was such a fun first for us. I was so nervous to stay in what I initially viewed as someone elses house, but it wasn't strange at all. It was quiet. We had privacy. It was clean. Dave and Diane were so friendly. During breakfast they sat and talked with us for over an hour while we quizzed them on the area and on life running a B&B. I'm sure it was the same questions they get asked a hundred times, but they didn't seem to mind at all.
I would definitely recommend a visit to Coupeville to anyone who has never been, while you are there, stay at the Anchorage Inn. Even if you are nervous like we were, you will be glad you did!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Anchorage Inn Bed and Breakfast is a Victorian Inn, located on beautiful Whidbey Island, in Puget Sound, Washington. Our award winning B&B can be found in the historic town of Coupeville, overlooking picturesque Penn Cove. Coupeville was home to many of the Northwest's sea captains during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many historic homes still grace the streets of this Central Whidbey town. The majority of the seven lavishly appointed rooms provide splendid views of Penn Cove. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anchorage Inn Bed And Breakfast Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington