every year, my husband and i get away for our anniversary.
two years ago, we went to whidbey island and seattle.
while on whidbey island, we stayed at the inn at langely.
at one time, i believe it was a standard "motel" style lodge,
but it has undergone a major renovation.
inside that "bridge" is the hotels restaurant.
the office is below it and the the right.
the exterior has a definite craftsman vibe, with shingles and low roof pitches and interesting architectural details.
we had a room on the third floor...
inside, the rooms are clean and simple and cozy.
the fireplace and down comforters were special touches
we really appreciated.
but, this is the MAIN reason
to book a room here.
the views are insanely beautiful...
we were there in august, and the air was crisp
and refreshing....the perfect getaway from the hot summer heat!
the restaurant, under the guidance of chef matt costello
is NOT to be missed. we booked a package that included dinner
and breakfast. it was wonderful to have a 30 step
"commute" to a 5* dining experience.
most of the cuisine is local...and not just from around washington...
i mean actually grown and harvested ON whidbey island.
the menu is fixed...meaning everyone in the room eats the same meal.
at first i was a little scared...there were some things on
the menu that i normally wouldn't order.
but the meal was INCREDIBLE.
hands down, one of the best meals of my life.
this was the view from our table.
the gourmet breakfast the next morning was amazing.
we ate and talked and looked out at the gardens.
and then we took a stroll on the beach.
the colors of the rocks,
and the driftwood are all so beautiful and inspiring.
i would love to have this photo framed and hang it somewhere in my house.
the town of langely has a laid back, upscale feel to it.
the architecture is lovely, and the flowers and vegetation
are all so pretty.
we walked around and shopped a little.
love the arbor ad the wisteria!
and then, reluctanly, we got back on the ferry and headed to seattle.
|it was a really fantastic weekend. kinda wishing i was there right now!|