We went to the willows for our 50th anniversary. We will certainly never forget it. The room was large, while the decor was not to my taste, it was nicely furnished in Monterrey Bay style. It was too far from the lodge, up a plain gravel road in a field with little ambience. Warehouse stairs leading to an above the garage room was disappointing. A deck to step outside would have made the difference in our enjoyment. At $300/night, I expected more.
Our dinner added another $300 and with tip and wine pairing, our one night was $1,000. The food was good and gave us something to laugh over as the first course was one (yes 1) mussel each followed by one oyster, one mushroom, etc. There was one of most thing, to say small is an understatement. However, it was prepared well and served beautifully. The wine pairing was too much wine and too pricey. The service was excellent. Maybe foodies would rave, but really just and interesting memory.
- Also Known As:
- Willows Hotel
- Willows Hotel Lummi Island
- 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 Nettles 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