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“Wonderful historic farmhouse inn”

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Olympic Lights Bed and Breakfast
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful historic farmhouse inn”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

I have returned many times to Olympic Lights while looking for property on San Juan Island, and would not think of staying anywhere else! The setting, garden, views, wildlife, and extraordinary hospitality of hosts Christian and Lea ensure a great experience on any visit to the San Juan Islands. The hosts serve bountiful breakfasts (with eggs fresh from their chickens) and give helpful tips on how to most enjoy your stay. Definitely a place to return for peace and relaxation...

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Olympic Lights is a pretty Victorian farmhouse that sits in a peaceful, sunny meadow about 5 miles south of Friday Harbor. If you live in a crowded city like we do, it is a wonderful place to come and relax. From here you can take an easy walk down to the Salish Sea and also see the Olympic Mountain range in the distance. Or, you can sit on the veranda and enjoy the sea breeze, listen to the chatter of the family chickens, view the ever-changing flower garden, or view a lovely sunset.

We chose this Olympic Lights from Trip Advisor recommendations and we were not disappointed!

Lea and Michael have owned Olympic Lights since 1986 and have the distinction as the longest running original owners of a San Juan Island Bed & Breakfast. They are wonderful hosts and provided the most scrumptious breakfasts - always with a beautiful table setting in their charming kitchen/breakfast area. We appreciated their concern for fresh, organic, and local food preparation. Our room was lovely and well-appointed - fluffy robes included!

I wish that we could have stayed longer. I hope that we can come back to see the new barn they are building and enjoy one of their marimba concerts !

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Marilyn & David, Austin, Texas, Aug 5 & 6, 2012

Room Tip: There are king and queen bedrooms to choose from. We had a queen with a view of the sea. Our private...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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KY
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Olympic Lights is a short drive from Friday Harbor, just outside of American Camp, so it's very quiet and peaceful. Beautiful views of Haro Straight and the Olympic Mountains. Part of our evenings was spent sitting outside in the beautiful garden watching the sunsets. Sometimes you can hear the orcas as they go past! The innkeepers are Christian and Lea. They are very welcoming, and add to that feeling that this place is special. Christian was our "tour guide", suggesting places to see and provided dinner recommendations. Lea cooks a breakfast that is hardy and delicious ... especially the blueberry scones! Eggs come from the resident chickens - go visit them out by the garden!. Our room was very clean and comfortable, and included vases of fresh flowers, which we really enjoyed. We have stayed at Olympic Lights maybe five or so times over a 10 year period, and we look forward to our next trip there!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kent, Washington
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

We really appreciated the warm hospitality of Christian and Lea. They went out of their way with suggestions for touring the island and places to dine. The B&B was far enough from Friday Harbor to escape the crowds, but still close enough to all the sites. We will definitely stay here again! Jim and Connie

Room Tip: We stayed in the Garden room and enjoyed the privacy and easy access to the deck and garden.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Beautiful, serene setting. The hosts are so hospitable and charming--they clearly love what they do and want to do whatever they can to ensure that your stay is wonderful. The views are amazing, and the homegrown, home-cooked breakfasts are sumptuous. A truly healing place--I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: I can only comment on the Olympic Room--the view is fantastic.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Henderson, Nevada
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

The Olympic room had a stunning view of the Olympic mountains. The B&B is surrounded by a beautiful and well thought out garden. The breakfast was a culinary delight. You won't find a more dedicated host and hostess than Christian and Lea. Their pride in their B & B and their island is evident in their willingness to share the history of both. This was truly a five star experience.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Such a relaxing place with lovely gardens, delicious breakfast with their own eggs and healthy scones, knowledgeable and helpful hosts who provided great suggestions for exploring and eating. Wish I could have stayed longer. Maybe next time. Pat B, North Carolina

Room Tip: Need a car as it is a few miles from the ferry but well worth the drive.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Olympic Lights Bed and Breakfast

Property: Olympic Lights Bed and Breakfast
Address: 146 Starlight Way, 5.5 miles south of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7152
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Olympic Lights Bed And Breakfast San Juan Island, WA - San Juan Islands

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