Last month we made a short drive from Seattle to the Mukilteo ferry to spend a relaxing weekend on picturesque Whidbey Island. It was the first day that felt like spring in the City and people were out in droves. We thought this was going to wreak havoc on us making it over to the island, but we were so lucky and made the next boat. For anyone that has traveled by ferry, you know that having to wait in a line through several boats can be very frustrating. It is an amazing sign and foot forward for a great day, in our case a spectacular weekend, when you happen to make the next ferry by the skin of your teeth. The ride over on the ferry was gorgeous, people were sunbathing on the deck with smiles ear to ear.
When we got to town we stopped in for a quick lunch at the busy, Village Pizzeria. This small, cash-only restaurant is perched on a cliff in downtown Langley. It has breathtaking views of the water from the front door and is a favorite among locals and tourists. We had the house special, a thin-crust Pesto Pizza, that was superb. After lunch we headed to the beautiful and charming Whidbey Winery for quick tasting and stocking up of their organic Island White, then headed back to the Inn at Langley to get settled.
The Inn, is perfectly situated right on the edge of town and is walkable to all of the cute shops and restaurants. We were graciously greeted by the incredible, Karly, at the hotel’s front desk and made to feel right at home. She gave us the lay of the land and told us about the dinner plans we were in store for that evening. We walked down a set of stairs and opened up the door to an absolutely fabulous room. The room had a large bed, with the fluffiest pillows, draped in fine white linens. Beyond the indoor fireplace stocked with ecofriendly logs, was the unbelievable deck and view of the Puget Sound that hotel offered. Not to be slighted, the bathroom was just as splendid. The large walk-in shower dead ends into a huge tub that also has an impressive view of the Sound.
What we love about this hotel is that not only is it locally owned, but the vendors they source products from are islanders too. They use organic and local farms to supply food and wine to the property and onsite restaurant. All of the properties flowers are sourced from a local florist that grows her beautiful blooms in her gardens. The Inn, also grows its own array of flowers and herbs that are used throughout the premises and in the exquisite food.
Speaking of the spectacular food, the hotel hosts an amazing breakfast in their dining room with a full array of fresh pastries, fruit, yogurt, among other delectable bites. If you please, you can request a tray from the host to enjoy this ample spread with a carafe of coffee on your balcony, like we did, with a morning fire of course.