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“Quiet Haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Boatyard Inn

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Boatyard Inn
Ranked #3 of 16 Langley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Abbotsford, Canada
2 reviews
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“Quiet Haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

We visited this beautiful place between Christmas and New Years. It was beautiful! very clean and spacious for a family of 4. the view is spectacular as the property is right on the ocean. Very quiet at night time...so is you are looking for some r and r this is the place to be. iit is also within walking distance to all the quaint little shops. Also, there is alittle cafe that serves the best Burgers I have ever had!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
We so pleased your family of four enjoyed the Boatyard Inn during the holiday season. I am assuming you stayed in one of our loft units that includes a bedroom area downstairs (where you can lay in bed and watch the sunrise over the Cascade Mountains...I hope the sun was out during your stay!) and an upstairs loft bedroom with an additional bathroom. We are in the process of upgrading the lofts in Units 6 and 8, including built-in king-size beds upstairs (instead of the current queens); this project will be completed by the end of January. Yes, many of our guests comment on how quiet the inn is. Often the only sound you will hear is that of waves on the beach a few feet out front and the occasional screeching of a Great Blue heron "fishing" along the waterfront.

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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

We spent two nights for my birthday in mid-December in a waterfront suite at the Boatyard Inn. Didn't spend any time on the deck because of the weather; but it was very relaxing listening to the waves roll onto the beach. Very nice kitchen and other amenities (bed & bath). Excellent restaurants in Langley.

Room Tip: Choose room 5 waterfront suite. Excellent view of Puget Sound and mountains.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, January 1, 2014
Happy birthday! We are delighted you chose the Boatyard Inn for your celebration. And although the weather was a bit soggy, I'm pleased you enjoyed the beachfront setting which can be both dramatic and serene, depending on the day this time of year. We hope you will allow us to welcome you again next year as you celebrate your special day.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We spent Christmas in a waterfront suite at the Boatyard Inn. It was quiet, cozy, and relaxing. Splendid views of the sound and distant mountains. It was too cold to spend much time on the small deck but with the windows open a little, we could hear the lapping waters and birds. Lovely! Comfortable bed and furnishings, a minimalist kitchen but enough to get by on, very friendly inn keepers, great location for walking into town. A little spendy but worth it.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, January 1, 2014
Thank you so much for taking time to write a review of your Christmas stay at our inn. The holidays are such a festive time of year in Langley, when the whole town "decks the halls." In fact, businesses try to outdo one another, competing for the honor of being chosen Best Decorated. We hope you will revisit us later in the year when weather will beckon you to spend hours outside on your own private deck watching the seascape just a few feet in front of you. If you come in the spring, you can enjoy the richness of island life while taking advantage of our reduced rates.

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Whitefish, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

We stayed two night in early December and the Boatyard was the perfect spot to relax. Very close to all the shop and restaurants in Langley. The kitchen facilities are very nice, but we didn't really take advantage because there are so many great restaurants in Langley. We did bring pizza back to our room one night and watched a movie (the innkeeper has a great selection to borrow from). With the fire going, it was romantic and cozy place to spend a December evening. The bed was comfortable, the room was very clean and there were some nice decorating touches. My wife really appreciated the blanket by the fire to wrap up in. Definitely would stay there again!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. With the high ocean tides typical this time of year, many of our guests hate to leave the comfort of their suite and instead use the kitchen facilities for their meals. "Eating in" by getting pizza from the newly remodeled Village Pizzeria a block up the hill is also a great choice. As you may have discovered, winter storms generate waves right up to the bulkhead in front of the inn. Ten of our twelve rooms feature beachfront decks where you can literally feel the sea spray on your face as you watch the pounding waves just inches away. Winter is also a great time to take advantage of our reduced rates. We appreciate your taking the time to write a review.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Stayed at the Boatyard for our annual first weekend of December family trip. Had three rooms, a loft suite, handicap suite and single. Love the improvements. The kitchen areas are so much more functional, the new carpet and furnishings are so nice and love the new showerheads and toilets!!! Oh, and the complimentary pastries in the morning were a real nice treat!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
First of all, thank you for being a loyal guest of the Boatyard Inn and for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your enthusiastic endorsement of the improvements we made to the property this year. We will continue to upgrade in 2014, beginning with placement of king-size beds in the loft units. You mentioned the complimentary pastries. This is something we just started experimenting with on the weekends. As you know, our rooms are more condo-like (600-900 square feet) than merely a hotel room, each including a large living area, separate sleeping area, kitchen and dining areas. Our guests typically prefer to make breakfast in the room to take full advantage of the waterfront experience. Your feedback will help us assess the success of this program as we continually seek ways to enhance the guest experience.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

My husband and I often book 3 day getaways around the Puget Sound, and the Boatyard Inn was a wonderful place to stay. Literally located on the water in the quaint town of Langley, the accommodations were welcoming and lovely! The staff was very friendly, and the town was fun to explore! I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone! We will return!

Room Tip: Room 2 was quiet, private and had plenty of view windows.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
We are so pleased you enjoyed your recent stay at the Boatyard Inn and hope you will return again next year to see the changes we will be making to some of the two-bedroom loft units such as the one you stayed in including replacing the upstairs queen beds with built-in kings. You are right! We are literally on the water, especially this time of year when tides are high. Winter or summer, some guests have confessed to never leaving the inn and instead spending the entire day out on their private deck (ranging from 8' to 18' long and 5' to 8' wide), watching the sunrise over Saratoga Passage, waving to kayakers gliding by, and spotting bald eagles circling above. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Langley is a warm, friendly coastal town with great views, great food and overall beautifulness at every turn. We stayed at the Boatyard Inn for 3 nights with our mini Doxie. We knew it was a cool place because our neurotic pet was completely at ease from the moment he entered the suite. We had the "partial view" - which was a direct sight line of the water from the entire suite. Its really the size of a good sized condo and the kitchen and bath are huge, stylish and most importantly functional. The inn keepers were very helpful and when we mentioned the bed was a tad firm for our taste, a foam pad was immediately installed - heaven! Everything is in the kitchen to cook if you want and the local market has a delectable deli. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank VJF57
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, December 21, 2013
We are glad you and Doxie enjoyed your stay at the Boatyard Inn. We are one of the few inns in Langley that accommodate small dogs, and we have earmarked the suite you stayed in, #9, as our one "pet friendly" unit. I am so pleased that you mentioned your preference for a softer mattress to our innkeeper so that we could respond to your needs. We hope you will bring Doxie back next year so the three of you can once again enjoy the incredible views of Saratoga Passage and the Cascade Mountain Range from your private deck.

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Property: Boatyard Inn
Address: 200 Wharf Street, P.O. Box 866, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260
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Location: United States > Washington > Whidbey Island > Langley
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Langley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WATERFRONT! You'll be lulled to sleep by waves lapping along the beach in front of your room and awaken to spectacular sunrises over the Cascade Mountain Range at this 13-unit waterfront inn on Whidbey Island. Every oversized room celebrates the Pacific Northwest and the magic of the sea, with large living areas, galley kitchens, and private decks above the beach. Just a block up the hill is the charming village of Langley, with restaurants, shops, and galleries. ... more   less 
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