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Captain Whidbey

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We believe Captain Whidbey Inn is an icon for the Pacific Northwest. It’s incredible charm, idyllic setting and storied history set it apart from the rest. In 1907 Judge Lester Still put his blood, sweat and tears into creating a space for friends and family to gather, enjoy and cherish. To this day, Captain Whidbey has done just that. Built in 1907 as the Whid-Isle Inn, Captain Whidbey enjoys a serene and protected forest setting on Penn Cove only 1.5 hours outside of Seattle. Captain Whidbey is just minutes from the destination resort town of Coupeville, and set in the heart of Ebey’s National Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island. For over 110 years, Captain Whidbey has provided intimate lodging, distinct hospitality and quality fare. Its historic lodge is home to Judge Lester Still’s seaside tavern, restaurant and time-stopping guest quarters above. It’s native timbered walls and stone fireplaces provide an irreplaceable sense of warmth & coziness.
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Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Friday Harbor Airport25 mi
Friday Harbor Seaplane Base25 mi
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All reviews shared bathroom european style penn cove grounds are beautiful chowder rooms are small we stayed in a lagoon room lodge rooms continental breakfast new ownership nice deck historic lodge drinks and appetizers romantic getaway step back in time enjoy the view mussels
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been going to the CW for nearly 40 years. I always stay in the Inn and have never had a bad experience as far as cleanliness, quiet and amazingly, usually good weather. The bathrooms have always been spotless, the beds wonderful and very...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Cap'n Whidbey is quaint and rustic. It's a hotel-sized log cabin made of madrona, with the comforting ambience of something that's aging well. The situation is a piece of land that pushes out into Penn Cove, a property that's wooded, green, and quiet. Cell phones...More

Thank Curiosity22533958130
Reviewed October 8, 2018

My old/new secret hideaway. The perfect place to unwind, stare at the water, think, write, eat, drink, talk, be silent, just be. With a slew of semi-hidden places -- balconies, pergolas, decks, fireplaces, the beach, the boat dock -- to do all or none of...More

Thank grappa2017
Response from TheCaptainWhidbey, General Manager at Captain WhidbeyResponded October 10, 2018

A secret no longer after your kind review grappa2017, :) thank you kindly for the wonderful review, we hope to see you again sometime soon.

Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Imagine if you will, a stormy windswept Island, you paddle your boat to shore to find a giant log home, full of light and warmth.. and the smell of delicious food and clinking of glasses. You might never leave, because you have arrived at the...More

2  Thank DuKaiser
Response from TheCaptainWhidbey, General Manager at Captain WhidbeyResponded October 10, 2018

That is an amazing review DuKaiser, thank you, with such kind words we won't remain a hidden secret for long :) We look forward to your return, have a wonderful fall.

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Love this place and its unique balance of beauty, nostalgia and hospitality. The beds are comfy, the views are incredible, F&B was delectable and took full advantage of the local farms and forage. There are also a myriad of fun little nooks and special moments...More

1  Thank Jeff P
Response from TheCaptainWhidbey, General Manager at Captain WhidbeyResponded October 10, 2018

We are very excited to see that you will be returning Jeff and presume you are either an artist, sailor or a lover. Either way, we appreciate the kind words and look forward to seeing you again on Whidbey Island.

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September 16, 2015|
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Response from darlin_me | Reviewed this property |
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Timothy G
Would love to give the Captain a better review but.....Stayed in cabin 32, on 8/14/-8/15. Upon arrival went to early dinner, where we were pestered by fruit flies, in our face, on our plates,and drinks. Waitress refilled husbands water glass I told him I wouldn't drink it as I could see a dog hair and white particles floating around in it. The food as my husband described had no "Wow facture", 1-10 maybe 3. On Saturday morning we woke to no running water. Now things like this will happen, but we were VERY poorly accommodated. After 3 phone calls to the front desk (being told it would be fixed soon) my husband asked if there was a place we could get a shower. By this time it was noon and we had sat in our room all day, no coffee, no teeth brushing, no going to the bathroom, no breakfast, and not even a drop of water to drink. We were directed to room 14 across the driveway. After having to go to front desk, in a fresh from bed and grouchy state from no food or coffee, we got a key and walked to room 14 with once again with very poor directions. In room 14 we ran to use the toilet. While sitting there I noticed the floor towel was dirty. The soap and shampoo were open and in the shower and all the bath towels were wet. I had to walk back to office to get new towels. We had booked a cabin, highest priced room so we would have private bathroom, not to end up sharing one. If others needed a room to shower they should have refreshed it before sending us there. The bed was the worst made I have ever seen, sheets all wrinkled and not tucked, had to pull tight and tuck it before getting in. Bed very uncomfortable, woke with back pain trying not to roll into dip in center. Also had to step around a wet spot on the bedroom floor, found after stepping on with socks now soaked. They brought in a fan opened all our window so when we returned to room it was freezing, not to mention they left all our windows open with our belongings in there, I did not appreciate that at all. We also were not told there was free breakfast, found it on other reviews. The grounds are nice and the main building was beautiful. This could be an awesome place with better management and higher standards, for the price definitely not worthy. We were given 10% discount for water problems. What a joke, half price or a free nights stay to do the things we missed out on sounds more like it. We were told if we didn't agree with the 10% discount we could talk to the owner. That would have involved wasting or Sunday morning to try and see some of the Island before returning home. I don disagree with our service and compensation. Also as we left room 14 Why was a housekeeper cleaning drinking glasses to those rooms on the ground with a water spicket out the side of the building? Would have though I would only see something like that in a third world country.Hi, what would you like to know about this accommodation?
September 9, 2015|
Response from Jamie C | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry your experience at Captain Whidbey was so dismal. I don't know what question you would like me to answer, other than the fact that obviously our experience was different. I am on a diet, so when we eat out... More
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"I have slept in every room but the suite. They have all been nice and quiet and comfortable."
5 days ago
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"Main building is old and can be creeky. Private cabins are situated close to the water are quieter and newer."
6 days ago
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"(I stayed in a lagoon room -- peaceful and gorgeous view, with grazing deer in attendance.)"
Oct 8, 2018
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"Some lodge rooms overlook the Cove. Corner rooms/suites are farthest from the bathrooms but may not hear..."
Oct 1, 2018
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$93 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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