From the moment you get out of your car to open the gate of the deer fenced-out property, you realize that this is no average B&B. As you walk up to the main door, you are already making your way through landscaping that you would expect to see at Buchart, Kew or Longwood Gardens... and you haven't even seen the backyard yet! Let me just say that the gardens are magnificent, and let you discover them for yourselves if you are lucky enough to be able to stay at Colette's. Each room is individually decorated and each is absolutely lovely. Big picture windows gives view of the garden and the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Binoculars have thoughtfully been put in each room for viewing the bald eagles, or perhaps the lights of Victoria across the Strait. We enjoyed watching the ships sail by too. In the evening there are hors d'ourves and wine served. Breakfast is a three course affair. We found all the guests to be very friendly as we sat together at two common tables. The B&B obviously draws interesting people and the innkeepers are good at making everyone feel very much at home. Included in the rate are soft drinks and snacks in case you might get a craving for something sweet or salty during the night. The location is terrific near Port Angeles and also near the many lavender farms in Sequim. We used it for our base and also took the trip up Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park. You will want to have a car if you stay at Colette's. Our three night stay was over too quickly. We hated to leave but Victoria, BC was beckoning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fodor's - "Top Choice" for the Olympic Peninsula - considered the very best. Frommer's Washington - "Deliciously Romantic...Exceedingly Luxurious". Best Places to Kiss - "Utopian Oceanfront Hideaway". Karen Brown's Guide - "Top Pick" and "Greatest Value Award". Fine Gardeneing Magazine - "Front Cover and Feature Story". Select Registry. AAA Rated - 4 Diamonds. Voted "Top Ten Romantic Inns". Colette's is a breathtaking 10 acre oceanfront estate nestled between the majestic Olympic Range and the picturesque Strait of Juan de Fuca. Each perfect day at Colette's starts with a gourmet multi-course breakfast. A luxurious king suite with magnificent oceanfront views, romantic fireplaces and indulgent Jacuzzi spas for two, rejuvenate guests at the end of the day. The Great Room is highlighted by a 40 foot wall of windows with stunning oceanfront views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a handcrafted stone fireplace and exceptional artwork by Pacific Northwest artists. Experience the natural beauty of your surroundings by strolling through our outdoor sanctuary including enchanting gardens, towering cedars and lush evergreen forest. In the evenings, bask in the warmth of our outdoor fireplace as the lights of Victoria, British Columbia shimmer to life. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Colette`s Hotel Port Angeles
- Colette`s b&b Inn