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“Hidden Gem”
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Longhouse B&B
Ranked #7 of 17 Friday Harbor B&B and Inns
Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed June 16, 2005

My husband and I have lived in Seattle for a few years and have travelled quite a bit in the surrounding area. We do enjoy the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and simply exploring. We also appreciate good service, hospitality, and attention to details.

On our recent trip to San Juan Island we had a most delightful experience staying at Longhouse B&B, nestled in a very quiet cove in Snug Harbor, a 10 minute drive to Friday Harbor & the ferry. There are kayak and whale-watching tours out of Snug harbor, departing a short walk from the house. Our hosts, Patti and Jerry Rasmussen are former Seattle-ites who now have lived on San Juan Island for 16 years. They are both very knowledgable about the islands sites, activities, and history and have extensive worldly travelling experience. Patti, previously a well-regarded restauranteur/ chef (Rovers, Cafe Juanita), was extremely helpful with tips about the area, places to visit, local hikes, and of course great suggestions for places to eat. She helped us make the most of our 3 1/2 days there.

I would describe the accomodations as comfortable, very clean, and quiet. The Longhouse B&B was previously the site of an actual native American Longhouse hundreds of years ago. Patti and Jerry have preserved much of the historical charm with great art pieces and antiques. The room where we stayed had a bathroom across the hall, which for us was not an inconvenience. We were provided fluffly bathrobes and slippers... a nice touch. The main room has a lovely water view. We saw deer and 1 very large funny looking slug on the outdoor property... very cute.

One of the best parts of the stay was the breakfast. A Patti Rasmussen breakfast is a special treat... your choice of espresso drink or of a huge variety of artisan teas, homemade scones, fluffy delicious Dutch Baby pancake with ripe peaches and creme freche or quiche, locally made chicken sausage, and beautifully served fresh cut strawberries and local organic kiwi garnished with edible flowers and herbs. Yummy!

Overall, I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone who is looking for a hidden gem, slightly off the beaten path, with a lot of personality and beauty that is a very good value. I did a lot of research prior to our visit and was very turned off by the unoriginal Inns that were charging $250 plus. We don't usually take time to write reviews after our travels but we hope that this will help other epople who are looking for a special place for their San Juan getaway.

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Property: Longhouse B&B
Address: 2187 Mitchell Bay Rd, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8508
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small Waterfront Bed and Breakfast Good view, Great Food. ... more   less 
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