My husband and I had the great pleasure of staying at this lovely Bed & Breakfast for four nights recently and couldn’t have been more impressed. The proprietor, Berta, is a wonderful person and a gracious hostess. Her breakfasts were amazing. She used fresh, organic produce as much as possible, and we had fresh, free range organic eggs every morning in a new and delicious creation. She introduced us to different kind of melon (I can’t remember the name) from the area that looked like cantaloupe but tasted a little different and I loved it! We had fresh, local grown berries for our breakfast in fresh baked muffins and “appetizers”; as well as a fresh lemon meringue pie one evening. She even gave me the recipe for the crust, which was made with vodka and wonderful! It was lemony and flaky and we had it for our desert that evening.
The grounds are absolutely beautiful! There is a garden in the back that you can wander through and find several spots in which to sit. A pond with Koi & large goldfish, a beautiful fountain, several other water features throughout the yard, and rose bushes everywhere! There is also a large vegetable garden that Berta maintains, using many of the organic herbs and vegetables in her cooking. There is also a garden in the front with lots of lavender plants ringing the yard.
Berta has two sweet King Charles Spaniels (Figgy & Holly) and a friendly cat (Pumpkin) that helped me get my “pet-fix” since I always miss my dog and cats when we go on vacation.
The bedroom we stayed in and the Great room, both upstairs, were beautifully and tastefully decorated with antiques in every nook and cranny (literally!) and shell displays that gave you that “coastal” feeling in keeping with the location right on the water. The views from the great room were fabulous, with the Strait of Juan de Fuca right in front of us with cruise ships and container ships passing by. Another reviewer mentioned the eagle’s nest close to the B&B – we saw one of the adult eagles sitting in a tree right near the nest!
Our bedroom was cozy too, with a very comfortable bed, and sheets that felt like you were sleeping between two layers of velvet. I had to ask where she had gotten them. They are “Spalena” sheets and available exclusively on the internet and now I have to get some! They are very pricey, but well worth it. The towels were luxurious as well. The shower has a stained glass window in it that is absolutely gorgeous in the morning with the sun shining through it. Everything about this B&B is top-notch. Berta is an artist and an inspiration, and we appreciate her welcoming us into her lovely home. We agree with every reviewer that has said what a caring hostess Berta is! I will add that she is also an inspiring woman, with her background and accomplishments. This lovely B&B is a testament to her energy, resiliency, and positive attitude. We will definitely be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic Dungeness Barn House Bed & Breakfast is located on Dungeness Bay over-looking the Strait, Dungeness Spit & Lighthouse. The spacious beautifully appointed suites have private baths. Enjoy walks on the private beach and beautiful sunsets from the beach deck. Watch eagles soaring overhead and ships going through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The beautiful gardens surrounding the home are planned for year round enjoyment. Winter is special time to sit in front of the great room fireplace and watch the white capped waves marching down the Strait. ... more less