What other reviewers disliked was what made this place special for us. We had very little time for a honeymoon before we had to get back to work, but our trip to Lopez might as well have been a week in Hawaii for all the relaxing we did. We also did a lot of nothing. We didn't have the privacy issues that other guests talked about -- one of the cabins is set off by itself with its own hot tub, and the other four cabins are grouped together and share one hot tub. We didn't see a single soul -- except the sheep and rabbits -- the entire time we were on the property. Fresh towels and service were available if we had asked, but it was worth making our own bed for a couple of days to savor the privacy.
The cabins have kitchenettes, which means that you should bring groceries if you want to have breakfast in your room. the "breakfast" provided, as one reviewer noted, was more of a snack basket -- some fruit, granola, yogurt, cookies and orange juice. Better quality than you'd get in a standard hotel continental breakfast, but it wasn't a hot gourmet meal either. For our few days away from civilization, we were happy to trade away the typical hot B&B breakfast around a communal table for some snacks to take with us for the day.
For breakfast, we highly recommend the Love Dog Cafe in Lopez Village. White Bear and her staff took excellent care of us, and the menu ranges from comfort food to raw offerings, made with local and organic ingredients whenever possible. If White Bear is making her Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict, don't even bother looking at the rest of the menu. If not, perhaps begging would work. She might just take pity on you.
Then go back to your cottage and take a nap on the comfy bed, read a book, flip through the guestbooks, walk around the farm, pet the very friendly sheep, let the dogs yell at you, chase down the bunnies, or hop in the hot tub. Or go for a bike, hike, drive or see the island by kayak. There's very little else to do on Lopez, and that's just the way we like it.
- Also Known As:
- Lopez Farm Cottages & Tent Camping Hotel
- Lopez Farm Cottages & Tent Camping Hotel Lopez Island
- Lopez Farm Cottages And Tent Camping