My wife and I have been coming to Chevy Chase Beach cabins now for more than 5 years. It's an experience unlike a lot of other "getaway" spots for us because we enjoy taking our Golden Retriever's with us for vacation whenever we can.
Chevy Chase Beach Cabins is located a few minutes outside Port Townsend and is made up of several cottages and bungalows clustered together overlooking Discovery Bay. If you would like a more private experience, one cottage called "Meadow House" is down the road about 150 yards from the main area, with a fence and overlooking a duck pond right out of a landscape painting.
Staying at the cottages means you get access to the stretch of beach. A short quarter mile walk down the path and some stairs and you are at picturesque Discovery Bay, or what our dogs refer to as "heaven". The beach stretches for a few miles in either direction, and the water is rather shallow for about 30 feet in depending on the tide and time of year. My wife and I head down to the beach twice a day when we stay, and they absolutely love it.
But what really sets Chevy Chase apart is the staff. They've created a unique experience with their cottage setup that is at once hands off and at the same time "anything you need". When you arrive at your cabin you'll find a comfortable spotlessly clean home. All feature kitchens or kitchenettes stocked with utensils, plates/cups, and appliances. All have comfortable beds with plenty of sheets, blankets and pillows. Most have seperate bedrooms and outdoor grills, some even have laundry machines. The website does a great job of showing you what each cottage offers.
A schedule of the tides, local attractions, and even advice for clamming if that's your thing are provided. Each cottage also features a TV and DVD player, board games, and many different genres of books to read. Internet access is also provided via free Wi-Fi. How you relax is up to you. If you like physical activity besides the beach there's Tennis and tetherball and a pool in season, and nearby is a golf course. Bird spotting is also quite popular in the area and most cabins have a guide and small binoculars.
The staff are not just friendly but wonderful people to know, and are usually found either gardening around the large white house that serves as their "Office" or just wandering around the beautiful grounds of the area with the mascot yellow lab "Scout".
Each cabin is pet friendly and they provide plenty of towels and sheets to keep sandy dog paws from making a mess inside. They do ask, understandably, that you never leave your pets unattended inside the cabins.
Chevy Chase Beach Cabins has been our vacation spot for years despite the fact its a mere 2 hours from our home. The environment is wonderful and our dogs love it too. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chevy Chase Beach Cabins is a historic and charming getaway on the bluffs of Discovery Bay. Just 10 minutes from downtown Port Townsend, WA the seven well-appointed vacation cottages are available for rent year round. Six of the cottages are clustered together on the main property with sweeping views of Discovery Bay and the Olympic Mountains. The seventh cabin sits across the street providing exclusive privacy, excellent for bird watching, facing an idyllic pond and pasture. The property is beautifully landscaped, the cabins are tastefully decorated and our beds are super comfy. Four of the cabins have cozy fireplaces. There is private beach access perfect for long walks, picnics, clamming and bonfires. There is a heated pool (seasonal), rustic tennis court, swings, basketball hoop and assorted games (croquet, bocce ball, shuffleboard, tetherball, horseshoes, etc.) along with a huge DVD library and wireless internet. The property also sits across the street from Discovery Bay Golf Course, the oldest public golf course in Washington State. It is the perfect spot for couples, families, or large gatherings of friends. The rich history, warm hospitality and relaxed atmosphere at Chevy Chase Beach Cabins keep guests coming back year after year. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chevy Chase Beach Cabins Hotel Port Townsend