We mainly booked our 1 night stay to eat at the restaurant, but the Willow's Inn was a great place to get away! This review is for our stay in the "Haven" room, which I think is one of their nicer rooms on the main grounds.
Getting to Willows Inn requires a 10-minutes ferry ride from the mainland, but just 10 minutes away is a world of beautiful nature and remote quietness.
Willows Inn is located ~3 miles from the ferry. Service throughout the Inn resembled more corporate run service (which was very good), lacking a bit of the personal touch of other typical Bed & Breakfasts.
Dinner is phenomenal and if you stay here, you get priority for reservations -- YOU MUST EAT HERE IF YOU STAY HERE. Will review dinner in a separate review.
What's great is that the press that Willows Inn is getting for the restaurant, allowing for demand and higher prices also gives the Inn opportunity to update all of their rooms and lodging to really match the dining experience. The Haven room is perfect example - could definitely tell it is pretty newly renovated, AMAZING bathroom with steam shower and fireplace in room. Its the only room on the premise that has a balcony overlooking the water.
There aren't many sites on the island, but honestly just needed to walk around and smell the fresh air! There's a nice rocky beach right below the Inn.
Breakfast was AMAZING! I think its funny when people want to compare the breakfast with the preceding dinner... they are such different meals and breakfast is definitely above average when it comes to bed and breakfast quality breakfasts.. ingredients fresh, had some lovely local apple cider and fresh pomegranate granola with yogurt.
Overall, would definitely recommend staying here -- if you're going to shell the money, perhaps check on grabbing a room that has been renovated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Willows Inn on Lummi Island has become the Northwest's premiere destination for authentic farm to table dining. Come in and experience the culinary magic of our chef, Blaine Wetzel, and find out what eating from your landscape is all about. Savor wines from our extensive selection. Enjoy our elegantly comfortable accommodations. Drink in the views, watch whales, or relax with a cocktail by a blazing fire. Unplug, recharge and experience the Willows Inn--an authentic and affordable San Juan Islands adventure! Offering romantic beachside lodge rooms, cottage, and guest house accommodations and marine experiences. Organic food from Loganita Farm. A car ferry departs at least hourly for the five minute crossing to this scenic island retreat. Less than two hours from Seattle or Vancouver, BC. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Willows Hotel Lummi Island