North Olympic Peninsula residents and visitors are invited to save the date for the return of the seven-site Bed &Breakfast Tour, a fundraiser for the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra.
From noon-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, tour participants will explore a variety of Sequim-area inns including Colette’s, the George Washington Inn, the Dungeness Barn House, GreenHouse Inn by the Bay, Eden by the Sea, Sea Cliff Gardens and Domaine Madeleine.
Admission to the tour is $25 per person including refreshments at each stop. At each B&B, visitors will receive “goody bags.”
Only 175 tickets will be sold so purchase them early.
The Port Angeles Symphony Guild is organizing the tour for the second time, after hosting the inaugural tour in 2011.
Carpooling is encouraged, as are reservations in advance.
Ticket sales started March 15; to purchase, call the Port Angeles Symphony at 457-5579 or Port Angeles Symphony Guild member Krys Gordon at 681-4308.
Tour sites are listed in alphabetical order:
339 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles; 457-9197
Owners: Dae and Clif Todd
Colette’s is a breathtaking 10-acre oceanfront estate with a panoramic view overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca showcasing British Columbia, the San Juan Islands and Mount Baker. Featured on the cover of Fine Gardening Magazine, Colette’s gardens have a collection of unusual flowering plants. Guest rooms feature fireplaces, two-person jetted baths and large picture windows to take in the view.
2. Domaine Madeleine
146 Wildflower Lane, Port Angeles; 457-4174
Owners: Chris Warnock and Stephen Fofanhoff
The Olympic Peninsula’s first bed and breakfast, Domaine Madeleine is located on waterfront property and offers a tranquil retreat from the daily hustle and bustle, with unique, nature-inspired accommodations.
3. Dungeness Barn House
42 Marine Drive, Sequim
582-1663; Owners: Clare Monnin and Sue Ferronato
Located on the Dungeness Bay overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Dungeness Spit and its lighthouse, Dungeness Barn House has a deck and steps down to the private beach.
Organic fruits, vegetables and herbs are grown on the property and used in the breakfasts that are served.
4. Eden by the Sea
1027 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles; 452-6021
Owners: Evelyn and Dave Brown
Accommodations at the 12-acre Eden by the Sea venue
on the bank of the Strait of Juan de Fuca offer panoramic views of the strait and the Olympic Mountains. On clear days a majestic view of Mount Baker stands tall behind the Dungeness Spit.
Guests are provided a multi-course breakfast and are pampered with the personal care and attention of the proprietors.
5. George Washington Inn
939 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles; 452-5207
Owners: Janet and Dan Abbott
The George Washington Inn was inspired and built to replicate George Washington’s home in a similar setting as Mount Vernon on Washington’s coastline and namesake state. The five-bedroom B&B inn sits along the Strait of Juan de Fuca with a panoramic view of snow-capped mountains and the Salish Sea and islands. A lavender farm, and recently introduced heritage grain test plots, surrounds the inn.
6. GreenHouse Inn by the Bay
630 Marine Drive, Sequim; 360-504-2489
Owners: Michele and Craig Jaeger; www.GreenHousebytheBay.com
The GreenHouse Inn by the Bay overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Dungeness Bay. Enjoy ocean views to the front and the impressive Olympic Mountains out back, and locally-sourced breakfasts.
7. Sea Cliff Gardens
397 Monterra Drive, Sequim; 452-2322
Owners: Laura and Bill Sigil
Sea Cliff Gardens Bed &Breakfast is a two-acre oceanfront Victorian bed and breakfast estate between Port Angeles and Sequim on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Most rooms have either an indoor Jacuzzi-for-two or an outdoor hot tub. TVs, CD players and wireless Internet are standard.