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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 …
Our wedding day was perfect. Absolutely perfect. Except for, maybe, the weather, which, despite being wet, made everything on the lush grounds of Colette's glisten.
We both woke up fairly early, about 6 a.m., before sunrise and went to take a stroll along the Juan de Fuca Strait. We were out there when the sun came up, but it was too …
It's the Sunday before we leave and it's a lazy, busy day.
I'll fetch the trailer and park it across the street so we can load everything we need for the next two months. I'll fix some things and wash the trailer for the road in the next few days.
We make many trips across to the trailer with clothes, shoes, ...
... but he is just doing his job . . . and, of course, I am doing mine!! Decline, decline, decline, decline, with initials in four spots!!!
We can’t check in yet, but we look around a little . . . find the UPS store where we’ll pack up some more things to ship back . . . by this time . . . it is about 1:30 p.m. . . . let’s see if they might have a room ready at the Red Lion Inn . . . we have stayed here before . . . but trying ...
Our Children; finally with this new format our kids could follow us and were encouraged to read about our adventures. That meant a lot to me, and kept me encouraged. Thanks Kids.
Friends; although some did not post comments, they told me when I got home and spoke with them that they looked forward each day to reading “the next issue” with their morning coffee. Thank you Friends.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Colette's Bed and Breakfast Inn Port Angeles
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.