Since we are on the letter B for ABC Wednesday I’ll share the photos from our latest B & B experience (last Wednesday night) in Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula in the state of Washington. B is for Bed and Breakfast!
The Five SeaSuns Bed and Breakfast…
The gardens on the property were lush and pretty.
Breakfast was delicious with some good conversations with the other guests.
Do you prefer to stay in a hotel or a bed and breakfast establishment when you travel?
We cooled down somewhat today and for that I am thankful. I’m a heat wimp!
This church is in Ventura, California. When we walked past a few years ago it was not being used as a church anymore. It has been operating as a Bed and Breakfast and Tea Room.
Southern Methodist Espiscopal Church ~ Designed in the Carpenter Gothic Style by Ventura architect FP.Ward, this church was built by Selwyn Shaw in 1888 on donated land. Notable features include Eastlake detailing stained glass windows, steeply pitched roof, 96 foot steeple, and delicate “gingerbread” along the roof edges. (City of San Buenaventura Historic Preservation Commission)
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We had quite a wind storm blow through last night and some people are without power including our daughter and her husband. They live in an all electric building so that has made life interesting for them. Katie is spending the day with us while her hubby is at work since we have power.
After we enjoyed Evensong it was time to find our Inn for the night to check in and then to find a recommended spot for dinner.
The Inn was spacious but it wasn’t my favorite.
We had two of the larger rooms in the Inn.
My overall experience was lacking something.
We did enjoy the Fountain Inn Gastro Pub that was recommended to us for dinner. You could catch a glimpse of the Cathedral from the Pub.
The atmosphere, service and food was good.
We had a good nights rest and enjoyed our breakfast at the Inn before we headed further south to Cornwall.
Before we packed up I took a few more photos of the Inn.
While I was out back taking these photos I spotted Josh way up in his room at the open window. Of course I zoomed in for a shot!
Before we headed to Cornwall we drove back to the Cathedral to walk through the Bishop’s Palace and The Vicar’s Close.
Back here in the states Katie and I will be heading to Abbotsford, Canada on Friday. The Mennonite Girls Can Cook are joining the fun at the West Coast Women’s Show spending time at Wink’s Retail Space and on the kitchen stage. I’m happy to have a traveling companion for the trip back and forth.
Between Sequim and Port Angeles on a bluff above the Strait of Juan de Fuca is a beautiful Inn dedicated to reflect the spiritual legacy that was the foundation of our country. Here’s a little recap of our journey for High Tea at the George Washington Inn.
We woke up to a significant wind storm on the morning of George Washington’s Birthday. We were hoping our ferry crossing on the Puget Sound would go well. We crossed with rocking and rolling and white caps in view.
We picked up Beth in the historic little town of Port Gamble and crossed the Hood Canal bridge without incident. When we turned the bend into Sequim we were hit head on with some gale force winds that made me keep a tight grip on the steering wheel. We were visually impressed when we turned up the driveway to the George Washington Inn.
How fun to have to be squinting in the bright sunshine! Despite the wind the weather treated us kindly.
What a wonderful surprise when we walked into the front door and George Washington greeted us!
He was kind enough to take a photo with us.
We were early so we toured the Inn before our tea time.
The guest rooms were so lovely. The soaking tub really was inviting. We headed out to see the views from the Terrace.
There was a driving wind blowing across the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Did I already mention how lovely it was to have the sun shining brightly?! We headed back inside and downstairs to look around.
The Inn has great comfortable spaces and we enjoyed this sitting area before we headed into Tea. My next post will show all my photos from our High Tea time which included time with George Washington and hearing some history of his life.
What a wonderful setting. We all agreed that it would be a very special treat to stay overnight at this beautifully appointed and comfortable Inn. The Innkeepers made us feel right at home. This Inn and property also participate in the annual Lavender Farm Faire. How great it would be to stay here during the festival!