The main reason we went to Whatcom Lake, Bellingham, was to attempt kayaking. We didn't end up too well on this adventure and found ourselves in the water without even going a foot. The innkeeper was helpful in tracking down the kayak and getting us dry. We also hooked up with some friends in the area and the inn offers great seating spots (both in and outside) for nice private chatting overlooking the lake.
Pros: We had a view of the lake from our room. It was gorgeous.
Close enough distance from town to drive to some good restaurants (we chose Anthonys which was awesome but a little pricey). Great if you are an experienced kayaker as they have many to borrow. Pretty pond and serene, but you can still hear car traffic.
Cons: Breakfast was just o.k. I think we're spoiled going to other B & B's for breakfast and being served. But, we ended up getting something 'afterwards'. Bring your own diet sugar if you like your coffee sweetened but without sugar.
We weren't shown the 'ropes' on how to operate the bathtub or shower which are pretty deluxe. Tub is computerized and we couldn't get it to turn off - finally got it to. We couldn't figure out the shower and how to turn it on until the 2nd morning. We felt like we were already an imposition to innkeeper after being dunked in the lake that we didn't want to impose any more.
The price is high - it is gorgeous, and if you can spend $200 a night, it's worth it. We just ended up spending a lot not only on lodging, but dinner and the need to replace our soaked i-phones.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled amid towering forests and majestic mountains, with scenic views of Lake Whatcom, the MoonDance Inn offers a relaxing escape from today’s busy world. Conveniently located just minutes from downtown Bellingham - gateway to the North Cascades, San Juan Islands and the Inside Passage, Mt. Baker recreation area, and British Columbia, Canada. Combining contemporary amenities with Old-World charm, Innkeepers Gary & Linda Fuller have created an ambiance reflective of their artistic craftsmanship and European style in restoring their 1933 lakeside home. Appreciation of quality and detail clearly permeates every feature of the MoonDance Inn. Mesmerizing campfires and soft waterscapes enhance your experience. ... more less