Someday the folks at the Travel Channel will have a reason to drive out to Shelton, and that’s the Lighthouse on Hammersley. No, it’s not actually a lighthouse, which is rather fortunate since an actual lighthouse would not be as expansive, warm, or delightful. An actual lighthouse, for example, would not have 4 spacious guest rooms with individual bathrooms complete with double sink, 2-person tub, mini-fridge, ceiling fan, and deck-side doors with a view of a rather secluded inlet (read: NO ANNOYING JETSKIIS).
An actual lighthouse would likely not have a 200 gallon fish tank set in the large living room, adorned with portholes for viewing from the hallway. Neither would it have a 65” surround-sound theatre room downstairs, bar, or pool table. In fact, none of the other B&Bs we’ve ever stayed at had any of these things either, and that doesn’t even cover half of the details. The nautical theme throughout was done wonderfully and tastefully with a fine attention to the small details. There was no sense of “kitsch” or “nick-nacky-ness” that is the trap of many themed places. We both felt a child-like wonder as we were given our tour of the entire facility by the owner and proprietor, Phil.
Which brings me to the best part: Phil and Kelly were fantastic hosts. Phil was ready to greet us at the door the moment we arrived, and he even took our bags to our room. Kelly’s breakfasts are first-class. I ate dishes I had previously disliked prepared other places, but apparently they only were lacking Kelly’s personal touch. I am not much of a breakfast person, but I found myself cleaning my plate each time. Phil and Kelly were both so friendly, warm, and accommodating that even though I would feel far outclassed, I would welcome them to our home anytime as they welcomed us to theirs. My wife and I both look forward to seeing them again.
- Also Known As:
- a Lighthouse On Hammersley Hotel Shelton
- a Lighthouse On Hammersley b&b