Little by little, I am seeing the benefits of staying in a B&B versus a generic hotel. Briar Rose Inn only adds to that general thinking. The location is perfect--on the edge of downtown Vancouver, which I found [surprisingly, I might add] "comfy and cozy". It is also within most fit people's walking distance from the Amtrak train station. The turn-of-the-century home is charmingly restored. Ted and Sallie took a run down house and created a gem. Replete with creaking floors and stairs, which is a plus for me. Especially as the guest rooms are all upstairs on the top floor (as far as I could tell), so there are no problems with noisy guests or floors above. Breakfast was delicious. Unfortunately, my field trip to the coast was canceled due to stormy weather, so I stayed but one night. I do, however, hope to return as there does seem to be much to do in Vancouver itself and greater Clark County.