We had friends tell us about this place for a rustic relaxing experience. We were for the most part, not disappointed. We arrived to a nice warm rustic cabin (#6) which they got a fire going ahead of time. (Be aware, that if you get one of the beachfront cabins, they are about 90% heated by woodstove- there are 2 radiant heat wall "pads" that help with the bathroom and living room).
The view outside the large windows is spectacular.. one of the best of the beachfront cabins, from my perspective. There is a large grassy area just outside the row of cabins that have chairs and picnic tables scattered around. Also, a good place for the pups to run around. The beach is only a few feet past this area... very close!
The cabin: Rustic... but overall, nice and fairly comfortable. We felt it could have used some touchups and adjustments without alot of effort/cost...
- The concrete "wall" beneath the windows looks unfinished. There is no wood siding along it like everywhere else in the cabin.
-The woodstove backing.. had writing all over it.. like construction board. Kinda tacky.
- water heater for the shower was about 4 minutes til it ran cold. Hard for 2 people to get clean in that amount of time. It did reheat rather quickly though.
-furniture... beds and linens were comfortable, but the couch was not. It was like a futon wood frame with uncomfortable cushions. . we liked they left a sheet to put down for the pups to use it. The two chairs were nice, but facing away from the window.. could have been designed a little better, as these places are all about the view.
Bathroom was tiny, but functional. sink was even tinier. Shower was concrete, and was OK.. but the bottom half looked to have quite a few mildew stains from over the years. Not a huge deal, but it could probably could use a deep scrub and/or painted to look better with a little effort.
Bring your dogs.. this place is very dog friendly, which is refreshing. The Recreation room was nice.. games, TV, ping pong... and a great view out the windows.
The check in has a small little store.. some good wines and beers, and a few other cool little items. People were friendly.. no problems.
Overall, very happy with our stay. The things listed above were pretty minor, and may seem a little petty.... but when added up I felt worth taking off 1 star for the price you are paying (which overall, isn't terribly high... but high enough that I felt the issues were worth mentioning).
- Also Known As:
- Guemes Island Hotel Anacortes