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MacKaye Harbor Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Lopez Island B&B and Inns
Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

We have stayed in many B&Bs, but this is the best yet! Robin and Mike are the warmest, most welcoming innkeepers we have met. We felt like they loved having us in their home. The kayaking is amazing with no-fuss rental of singles after Mike's orientation. We had the room with a balcony overlooking the water -- amazing and well worth a few extra dollars! We highly recommend this as a place to stay on Lopez.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Abbotsford, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

Mackaye Harbor Inn has to be the best ever B&B with it's situation right across the road from from the beach/harbour and great hosts Mike and Robin. We spent 3 nights there recently and used their bikes to explore as much of the island as we could. The breakfasts were amazing and our room was perfect with lovely decor and fresh flowers. I hope to return sometime soon.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

We had so much fun with Robin and Mike,they looked after us so well.
Every little detail is looked after in the hotel generally and especially in the room in which we stayed. The fresh flowers are abundant.
Breakfast was a delight, delicious and fresh and during the day our needs were met with any request.
We used the free bikes each day to tour the island but found the hills to be much steeper than advertised by the Island tourist bureau. We needed an extra day to hike this gorgeous area.
The restaurants are all situated in Lopez Village, a car is a definite requirement.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

Go here only if you want gracious beyond compare hosts at the Inn, a sweet location across from a charming cove, bountiful and delicious breakfasts, the chance to see bald eagles, seals, otters, and starfish from kayaks launched right from the beach across the street, and a wonderful refuge. If you want a place that will produce raves, this is it.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

I came to Lopez island and the MacKaye Harbor Inn with the thought in mind of demonstrating to my California sister why we Puget Sounders live and love it here… even under our notorious cloud layer. So I picked a place that I thought would be quintessential Pacific Northwest; beautiful water & mountain views, abundant plant & wildlife, and a million things to do outside(without the crowds) in the mild & pleasant summer weather of the Puget Sound. Choosing to stay at Robin’s & Mike’s B&B was the perfect solution to showing an ‘outsider’ all the beautiful & majestic scenery of this area. We spent our mornings paddling across the protected bay in front of the Inn, moving quietly in order to catch a glimpse of the nearby wildlife. We watched eagles watching us from their treetop perches along the shoreline, a resident family of otters sliding down their otter-made slide on the rocks close to shore, and tide-pools of marine life that are, I’m sure, the envy of tide pool enthusiasts anywhere on the planet. We spent the afternoons riding the bikes that the inn offers to different points on the south island that offer awesome views of the water passages, islands and peninsulas around the Puget Sound. This southern part of the island is on the opposite end from the ferry landing, so there is very little traffic while riding bikes down the winding country roads. In fact, it is so quiet here, that most of the time one hears only the sound of the birds and the lapping of the waves on the shoreline during high tide. (It is also considerably sunnier here than the surrounding area due to the rain shadow effect of the nearby Olympic Mountains.)
On top of all that, Robin & Mike are what we all hope for when staying at a B&B; innkeepers who really want to share their piece of paradise with others. They are attentive, friendly and knowledgeable hosts who enjoy seeing you enjoy yourself at their place and on their island. They make every effort to see that their guests are happy, and they have an eye for the small details that make folks comfortable. Add to that hosts who are adept at striking up spontaneous and intriguing conversation…and what more could one ask for? My sister and I were impressed! And I think sis understands now why I live in this area …even with the clouds.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

An absolutely lovely inn and hosts. My husband and I were made to feel at home right away. Enjoyed the kayaks - saw a harbor whale while paddling! Great breakfast. Morning walk on the shore was beautiful. Helpful tips on some short hikes that had stunning views. We stayed in August 2011, yep - a little late in reviewing but felt it important to share our experience for others who may be planning a trip. Hope we can return soon - highly recommend!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

An amazing peaceful retreat for my fiance and I; we really appreciated the warm welcome, humor, and helpful advice from Robin and Mike. They do this job well!! The inn is beautiful and in a perfect location. We really enjoyed our private deck, the bocce ball, bicycles, and kayaks - a lot to do! Bicycle rides to a fantastic deli, and peaceful roads for days of riding! You'll enjoy amazing and healthy breakfasts and chocolates in the afternoon. Very comfortable bed and bedroom. We can't wait to return; this is definitely the place to stay, no regrets, you will absolutely lose any stress and love being far away from the bustle of life.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: MacKaye Harbor Inn
Address: 949 Mackaye Harbor Rd, Lopez Island, WA 98261-8145
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Lopez Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Lopez Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — MacKaye Harbor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location, location, location! Lopez Island's ONLY beachfront bed & breakfast inn. Delicious and plentiful breakfasts, complimentary mountain bikes and rental kayaks. Sandy beach, beautiful sunsets and chocolate truffles! ... more   less 
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