The Inn at Mallard Cove
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Inn at Mallard Cove Olympia
Olympia's most luxurious get-a-way spot!
I have had the pleasure to stay in many B&B's over the recent past and "the Inn at Mallard Cove" was my favorite. I would give it a "10" out of "10" on all accounts. Owners Don & Linda made my stay so very comfortable, I never wanted to leave and go back to my normal day.
It started as I came down the driveway and turned the corner to see their amazing house (a two story) that was surrounded by wild flowers-made me want to come back in the spring when all will be blooming. The house has everything: Security system, heated floors, wonderful hardwood floors downstairs, spectacular window coverings, painted dinning room wall that looks like wallpaper, warm and cozy fireplaces, killer views of Puget Sound (see pictures).
The house was great but Don & Linda made me feel like I was part of their family. We talked that evening over hot tea and throughout breakfast as they served. Linda prepared a wonderful pear to start with an amazing sauce over it-Heavenly! The main course had a home made scone, asparagus quiche which was just the right amount of food for me.
In the library, Don, a pilot, had displayed all the planes that he has flown throughout his career (see pictures). I especially enjoyed looking and talking to him about the display. Flying is in him family-ask him about it!
The room that I stayed in was the "Mallard room" (see pictures). I melted away in the bed while watching the fireplace put me to sleep. In the morning the shower made me stay in longer than normal because it felt so good. Next time I stay, the jetted tub will be used.
I highly recommend the Inn at Mallard Cove and will certainly stay there when we travel to Olympia in the future.
Loved the Inn at Mallard Cove!
We wanted a quiet weekend away from the kid, and I'm so glad we picked this B&B instead of a normal hotel! It was so quiet, the house over looks the puget sound, and is absolutely beautiful! A quiet stroll through a nature path takes you down to the beach, they even have kayaks down there for you! The rooms are beautiful and romantic. Jetted bathtubs, gas fireplace, plush bathrobes, and a beautiful terrace with a view of the water, and mountains! In the moring there was a roaring fire down in the common area, with coffee, tea, Sunday's paper, and of course big picture windows showcasing the puget sound! Breakfast was a bit more fancy than I'm used to, but it was so good! We came home so relaxed, this was perfect R&R!
A Rare Combination
The owners of Mallard Cove have invested more, both personally and financially in this B & B than they can ever hope to recoup in this lifetime but their attitudes make it clear they are not doing it for the money. They are giving back and love sharing the treasure of the Inn at Mallard Cove. Exquisite facilites, caring, sharing, itelligent hosts and genuine warmth are a wonderful combination. We will return.
Troverete raramente un posto così incredibile!
I proprietari del Mallard Cove hanno investito personalmente e finanziariamente in questo B&B molto più di quanto potranno mai sperare di recuperare in tutta la loro vita, ma da come si comportano è ovvio che non fanno il loro mestiere solo per il denaro. Mettono a disposizione e condividono quel tesoro che è l'Inn di Mallard Cove - dotazioni con i fiocchi, padroni di casa intelligenti, generosi e scrupolosi e un caloroso e autentico senso dell'ospitalità sono una miscela perfetta. Ritorneremo!
This was a FABULOUS getaway. My husband and I escaped from our 2 small children for the weekend and we could not have asked for a more perfect retreat. A beautiful and comfortable home with lovely hosts. Did I mention the warm cookies when we returned for dinner or the sumptuous breakfast? And that we got left-over scones to go?
Il B&B perfetto
Questo è il luogo di soggiorno perfetto per staccare da tutto. Io e mio marito volevamo trascorrere un week-end tutto per noi, senza i bambini, e non avremmo potuto trovare un posto migliore. The Inn è una dimora bella e confortevole, con padroni di casa che sono un vero incanto. Vi ho già parlato dei biscotti fragranti che abbiamo trovato quando siamo rientrati per cena o della colazione sontuosa? E delle focaccine omaggio da portare via?
My sister and I came to Olympia to evaluate the area for a possible job relocation, as well as for much needed R & R. From the first day we came to the Inn we knew we had found our home away from home.
As you drive down to the Inn you enter a private and secluded world that is peaceful and serene, complete with a charming home, lovely gardens, wooded trails, and a beach accessable depending on tidal patterns.
We were greeted by the two warm and friendly innkeepers, Don and Linda Mallistista. They made us feel completely at ease and very much welcomed.
Having stayed four nights we were able to experience all three rooms and I can personally say we loved them all. Each room was unique with its own color scheme,private fireplace and each bathroom was equally charming. From each carefully chosen piece of furniture to the luxurious bedding and fine linens no detail had been overlooked. I thoroughly enjoyed my nightly bath in the spacious Jacuzzi tub using the wonderful lavendar soaps.
The hugh selection of books and magazines contained in the library was a pleasant surprise.
The mornings were also very special at the Inn at Mallard Cove. The magnificent view from the dining room, Don's attentive pampering, and Linda's delicious gourmet breakfasts were an absolute treat to behold.
In the evenings we were spoiled with hot apple cider and freshly baked cookies. All and all our experience at this lovely B & B was enormously memorable and it truely renewed our spirits. We look forward to our next visit.
Best the Pacific Northwest can offer!
This was only our second time staying at a B&B, and since we enjoyed our first experience, we had great expectations. The Inn at Mallard Cove exceeded all of them! Don and Linda are warm hosts, providing exceptional hospitality and the most delicious gourmet breakfasts we've ever had. The rooms are absolutely gorgeous with wonderful views. They spoiled us as guests, from the luxe robes and slippers they provide in the rooms, the softests sheets I've ever slept in, to the warm cookies that welcomed us home every evening. A true find, we know we will return to the Inn at Mallard Cove the next time we are in the Puget Sound area.
Best b&b in Olympia
We thoroughly enjoyed staying two days at the Inn at Mallard Cove in Olympia, Washington. We stayed in the largest suite at the inn which is beautifully appointed with exquisite fabrics and designed with all the best creature comforts in mind. It is a brand new inn located in a beautiful tranquile setting. There is a path from the property leading down to the beach where you can take leasurely strolls or kayak around the Sound.
The hosts present great gourmet breakfasts each morning in a dining room decorated with hand applied faux painted walls.
We are looking forward to another visit!
You will love The Inn at Mallard cove! We did!
If you want to experience the Northwest in all its glory, it would be hard to do better than The Inn at Mallard Cove, an upscale B & B. Don & Linda, the innkeepers, make you feel like you are VIP guests in their home. They enjoy what they are doing and it shows.
The Inn at Mallard Cove is a competely remodeled, elegantly furnished tudor style home perched on a quiet, rural edge of Puget Sound. It even has it's own cove--Mallard Cove--which you might be able to explore in one of the in one of the inn's kayaks if the tides and weather are favorable.
Their garden is a joy. From the inn's patio or many other comfortable areas open to guests, you may see, from a safe distance, seals, herons, raccoons and other wildlfe. Especially nice to do while seated in front of the real log fires in the library or living room. However, if all this isn't your cup of tea, you can enjoy an even better view from your own deck, or lounge in front of your fireplace, or just lay back in your jacuzzi in your elegantly appointed rooms.
The delicious breakfast will entice you (too much), but you can take comfort in the knowledge that the ingredients are all fresh and prepared with loving care.
All this is just minutes from Interstate-5. We found the Inn at Mallard Cove by chance, but at the first opportunity we will be back. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we enjoyed ours!
K & D, Eugene, Oregon
TripAdvisor Reviews The Inn at Mallard Cove Olympia
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