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Olympic Lights Bed and Breakfast
Reviewed October 10, 2012

A wonderful two night stay at a beautiful and relaxing B&B on San Juan Island Washington. Christian and Lea do a super job making you welcome and serving excellent breakfasts. Listening to the marimba band concert that they lead in Friday Harbor was an added treat. Conversations and sharing of stories with Christian and Lea and other guests were great fun. We will be returning.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is our third visit with Lea and Christian and most certainly will not be our last. Their suggestion that late September, early October is a good time of year to come to the island was spot on. This time of year is less congested and slower in pace.

Once again there are not enough superlatives, i.e.welcoming, warm, comfortable, etc. to express our visit there. To us it's like coming home and this is because of Christian and Lea's actions.

Breakfasts are delicious and filling. The experience of sharing stories with other guests across the table broadens your horizons daily.

Thank you again!

Room Tip: Garden Room has it's own private entrance which makes it quieter.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

We just got home after a two week trip to the Pacific Northwest. Our first stop was San Jaun Island and the Olympic Lights BnB. To put it in simple terms, WE LOVED OUR STAY! Not being big BnB travelers we were made to feel totally at home the second we arrived. The RA room was beautiful and the view with the morning light was awesome as the sun came up over the hill. The overall ambiance of the house and farm was relaxing and special. The most special thing about our stay was they way Christian and Lea made you feel at home and that you had made two new friends. Each day started with a fantabulous breakfast. Lea's scones, and main egg dishes were to die for! The conversation at the table was so enjoyable it was hard to push away and start the day. Christian did everything and more to help out with your activities while you stayed on the island. He gave us some history and even mapped out our drive around the island. We would love to go back. We for sure will go back. It was like leaving our new friends. Thanks Lea and Christian for sharing your home. We had a great time!

Tom and Cory
Diamond Bar, CA

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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Thank Susan S
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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 !

Thank you.
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...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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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.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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
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Ranked #4 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in San Juan Island
Price Range: $125 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Olympic Lights Bed And Breakfast San Juan Island, WA - San Juan Islands

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