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After another great breakfast Donna and I took a walk along the shore of Puget Sound behind the B&B. This was a very rocky "beach" with tons of shells and washed up seaweed and dead jellyfish. However it did give us another view of Mt Rainier. We could see the top but being so far away it was a little hazy. Still it was another view we hadn't …
... via Tacoma.
Ended up being a good decision as we checked in mid-afternoon and headed off to the visitor centre to get maps and information on the park highlights.
We then drove the 17 miles up the Hurricane Ridge where on the climb we were treated to panoramic views of the San Juan Islands and the city of Victoria in BC, Canada.
At the top of the ridge we parked the car ...
We opted for the third option for three main reasons:
1) the ferry departs a few blocks from our house
2) the ferry goes due South. Both other options had us driving north to get to the ferry, and in the case of the BC Ferry, the ferry then took us further north. So we were actually lessening our drive with the Coho
3) We bypass Seattle. Highway 101 connects in with the I5 in Tacoma, missing all the congestion in ...
... by . . . with only a couple of other people around, we thought it would be fairly empty. Well, we were wrong about that!!
Others showed up closer to departure time! The bus was sort of like an extended jittney that takes people to the rental car locations at major airports . . . it was nearly full . . . .
The lady driver was very friendly and checked all the tickets and took money from those who didn't have them . . . they provided a free bottle of ...
We ended up chatting to this articulate and independent lady, by her own admission no longer a “youngster”, who enjoyed life by riding her bike from place to place with just the basics in camping gear on board. Not just riding around say a couple of states in the USA. It turned out she had ridden most of the route we were engaged with from Argentina to Alaska, not once but twice, and had over the years travelled extensively in Europe and in many other ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Colette's Bed and Breakfast Inn Port Angeles
A perfect retreat
After a three-night stay at Colette's, we have returned home re-energized and de-stressed. From the moment you walk through the beautiful front garden and into the airy and spacious Great Room, you know you're in for a treat. The common area in the main house is elegant and grand, yet cozy and inviting, with large plush sofas and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Enjoy late afternoon snacks of wine or sparkling cider, cheese and crackers, fruit, and smoked salmon, while you peruse the DVD/video and book collections, enjoy the beautiful views out the expansive windows, or look through the collection of menus to figure out a dinner destination. You may also sit outside on the patio with the outdoor fireplace, or explore the incredible gardens on the property, where over 1,000 amazing plants are flourishing.
We stayed in the Cedar Suite, one of the five suites at Colette's. All have gorgeous furnishings, gas fireplaces, king beds, and a whirlpool tub where you and your partner can relax side-by-side after a day of hiking or shopping. Extra touches, such as lavender spritz for you and your bedding, a nightlight in the bathroom, juices, fruit and chocolates in your room, ample maps and guides to the area attractions, and binoculars and a bird guidebook, all help make your stay even more relaxing, luxurious, and easy. Everything is top of the line--the furniture is Thomasville, the patio furniture is Smith & Hawken, the spa tub is Jacuzzi.
Breakfast is flexible, from 8-9am, and served in the dining room adjacent to the Great Room. Each morning we were greeted with three courses of fabulous Northwest delights, such as smoked salmon omelets with chive sour cream and croissant French toast stuffed with cream cheese and apricot jam and drizzled with lavender-infused maple syrup. Fresh juices and coffee/tea/cocoa accompanied the meal, which always ended with a yummy sorbet. What a great way to start a day!
The innkeepers, Peter and Lynda, are absolutely wonderful and their knowledge of the Peninsula is very helpful. They will check if a museum is open that day, make you dinner reservations, and give you tips on which roads to take where. They are also quite fun to just chat with.
Colette's is conveniently located to all the major sights on the Peninsula. Port Angeles, Sequim, Neah Bay, Cape Flattery, Port Townsend, Poulsbo--we were able to explore all these places in three days!
After finding Colette's on the the web, I booked a room for two nights. I really hoped the website gave a true picture since it looked fantastic. After coming down a little country lane and entering the property, my wife, Sandy, and I felt like we had entered a "little bit of heaven". Reality was more beautiful than the website. The gardens were absolutely beautiful, and the view out to the Strait of Juan De Fuca and the mountains in the background were simply breathtaking. One of the things that made this view so impressive was that there was nothing to distract...no houses, no high rises, no highways...nothing but these beautiful gardens and God's creation. Our room was wonderful with a leather love seat over in a corner that looked out to this beautiful scene. The great bed offered the same view, and what a way to wake up. We had a fireplace that opened into the bedroom and also the bathroom. After an active day seeing the sights, the hot tub and the fireplace made a wonderful combination. Lynda was a charming hostess, and Peter was a fantastic chef. The surrounding area offers so much and is beautiful and spectacular. We experienced a river rafting ride on the Elwha river, a trip up the mountain in the Olympic National Park (we saw a mama bear and cub), and then we had a day trip to Victoria, British Columbia. We have stayed in wonderful Bed and Breakfast Inns from Hancock, New Hampshire to Pacific Grove, California and many points in between. Colette's, is without question, at the top of our list.
Colette's Area Attractions
Colette's is a first class B&B. More than that, it offers a home base for exploring all the wonders of the Olympic Penninsula. My wife and I stayed at Collette's because of the quality accomodations and their central location to the Pacific coast, Olympic National Park, ferries and Puget Sound. Combined with easy access from SeaTac, it's the perfect home base if you prefer luxury to a tent.
Peter listened to our specific areas of interest, then provided a map along with directions, shortcuts, and tips on the best spots. He's a great tour guide, chef, and innkeeper!
Bring your camera, hiking clothes, and childish inquisitiveness. Leave your stress, worries, and challenges at home. Recharge your batteries at Collette's!
The needed serenity.....
Thank you Peter and Lynda for taking care of us. Since making reservations at Collette's my fiance had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and was just operated on for removal of the tumor. She began undergoing chemo and radiation, so we were trying to determine if she could travel? Our past month has been very stessful to say the least so when she felt up to it, we decided to go to the most wonderful location on earth for a much needed rest. Peter and Lynda took us in and couldn't have been more of gracious; an answer to our prayer. Our room was excellent, the home is beautiful and the location is like Heaven on Earth.
We received the much needed rest and before we left, made our next reservation and will come back for our Honeymoon...very soon.
George & Dawn
Perfection, tranquility, detailed!
After many terrible, noisy, paper-thin wall hotels stop on a trip up the Washington coast, we were relieved to find this gem. Could not find one thing out of place. Excellent attention to detail and cleanliness. This is the perfect romantic getaway. There are only 3 rooms and a spectacular garden and ocean view. Super quiet and the place to go to get away from the crazy city life. Highly recommended!
Very romantic B&B with breathtaking views!!
As a Travel Consultant, I've been able to experience many B&B's around the West Coast and I have to admit, Colettes was by far the most beautiful I have ever seen. The panoramic view of the San Juan Islands are breathtaking and can be seen from your own Suites. I was able to tour each Suite and found them all to be very romantic in its own way. The King Sized Pillow Top Bed was to die for!! My other favorite thing about Colettes was the wonderful breakfast prepared each morning......I needed a nap after this multi-course meal!!
We saw deer each morning grazing in the lush green back yard and occasionally a whale in the Strait of Juan de Fuca passing by. Truly amazing.
Colettes is a very peaceful, beautiful and romantic get-away for anyone. You are never bothered by anyone, and the staff is readily available to assist with any requests you may have. I have never had such a relaxing weekend and will definitely return in the near future.
me and my wife colette got married there and its the closest thing to heaven!!!
Great View, Hot Tub, King Size Bed, Magnificient Breakfast
Wanted the perfect place to take my girlfriend to propose. Got what I wanted, a 'Yes' and also had a perfect time relaxing in the comfy Lavender room. Gardens are very nice and the coastal view was very relaxing. Even got to see deer prance across the driveway to Colette's.
Can definitely recommend this B&B for the breakfast as well, each morning was simply tasty tasty tasty and very filling.
Another bonus was the nearby town - Port Angeles which has many great resturants and the Colette's have heaps of information on them all. I can recommend Michael's Divine Diving as a great spot to enjoy that romantic meal for 2.
The Best Bed and Breakfast ever!!!
WOW!!! We'll go back to Port Angeles again just to stay at Colettes. We stayed there this time because it is so close to the Olympic National Park but it is a destination all by itself. The rooms all have a view of their beautiful English garden, some if not most have drop dead gorgeous view of the straits of San Juan and Victoria. All the room have stereos, TV's, DVD and VHS players. There is an assortment of pre-programmed CDs on the stereo with romantic classical, soft jazz etc. There are speakers over the bed and over the two person jacuzzi tub. There are opaque curtains as well as blackout curtains in the bedrooms. You can use the opaque ones to appreciate the view from your bed during a romantic moment without allowing someone strolling in the garden the ability to appreciate your romantic moment. Thoughtful touches like this about at Colette's. Peter and Lynda, the innkeepers, ought to write a book on how to be an innkeeper. The breakfasts which are multi course affairs are unique and simply scrumptious! My favorite was Eggs Benedict Northwest. Smoked salmon instead of canadian bacon and rosemary infused hollandaise sauce. Then there was home made sorbet to cleanse the palate between courses. Umm-umm I could go on but I'll stop here.
Colette's was our beautiful weekend getaway
If you are looking for romance and elegance, this is the place to visit. The views were breathtaking even in an overcast day. We had the Azalea suite and we loved everything about it. The only drawback was that the jacuzzi jets could not be used after 10pm, due to their loudness. Great attention to detail from the little perfumes to the nice soft leather couch. We even found a great place for dinner at the Garden Cafe. It will be difficult to top our stay at Colette's.