We reserved the Gable Room for a one night stay. Upon our arrival, we we’re greeted by Innkeeper, Cindy. Cindy showed us around and explained proceedings for the next morning’s breakfast. She asked if there were any specific diet needs, and we informed her of a gluten sensitivity. We retreated to the Gable Room and prepared for the evening’s festivities. The Gable Room is a small room located under the front gable of the Inn. The room was perfect for our overnighter. Warm and cozy and plenty of room to stretch out on the king bed. Wonderfully appointed with period-specific décor. The Inn and its keepers gave me the feeling of an unusually accurate step back in time with nary a detail left unattended (which is exactly what I had hoped for this being my first Victorian bed and breakfast adventure). One exception….the espresso machine in the study. I’m 200% ok with that.
Breakfast was unbridled awesomeness. The main course, wonderfully prepared and charmingly presented eggs benedict. The hollandaise was delightful with proper lemony zing, the eggs poached to perfection capturing that elusive perfectly-yolked thing. OMG….thought I’d died and gone to heaven. My partner’s gluten-free breakfast was served without a question. Wonderful fruit, gluten-free muffin and the benedict sans the muffin. The table was full of a diverse section of folks and similar conversation with stories covering craft beers, to kinetic art, to my days as a swashbuckling brush whacker in the great hills of Northern Idaho.
And when all was said and done, a few of us sat at the table a little while longer and were delightfully entertained by Innkeeper Nathan and his Hurdy-Gurdy new year ramblings. Priceless.
Overall? Delightful Inn, gracious keepers, and a to-die-for breakfast. Can’t wait to get back again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the gracious hospitality of Port Townsend’s Victorian past in the this beautifully restored Queen Anne bed and breakfast. Savor the old-world charm of this enchanting B&B surrounded by antiques, stained glass, and beautiful woodwork, with the comforts of home and the conveniences of a fine hotel.Built in 1889 by Senator F.W. Hastings, son of Port Townsend's founding father Loren B. Hastings, the mansion served as the residence and office of the German Consul from 1908 to 1911. Today she carries the designation of National Historic Landmark and State Landmark, is listed on the National Register of Preserved Places.This award-winning ‘Painted Lady’ is one of the most photographed and painted Victorian mansions in the Pacific Northwest. She sits high on the bluff overlooking Port Townsend and commands spectacular views of Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, and the Olympic Mountains.Relax, laugh, and rediscover in a setting of tranquility and grace. Whether you curl up with a good book, kayak around the bay, or explore the shops and cafés of historic Port Townsend, the Old Consulate Inn offers you a haven of timeless contentment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Old Consulate Hotel Port Townsend