charm of a wintery Northwest getaway. When we turned off Highway 20 to get to the inn, I was expecting to see a gingerbready house and maybe a garden; what we found was a spectacular log cabin built in 1907 perched on the edge of Penn Cove. Our room was in the main building but there were also small cabins and a building facing a lagoon on the property where other accommodations were located. Our room was small but had a lovely view of the water, and it was cozy and comfortable. We'd had a big, late lunch in Oak Harbor on the way over so we hunkered down for the afternoon and evening in our room, reading and relaxing and watching shows on the iPad, since in-room TVs of course do not come with such rusticness.
|did we order the "large" or the "trough"?|
After that, we went into Coupeville, a quiet (off-season, anyway) minuscule town with a few shops and small restaurants before heading back to the inn for a nap. My only goal for the weekend was to catch up on my reading and napping, and due to the chilly and misty weather and the fact that Gary and I were both getting over colds and didn't really want to exert ourselves too much - mission accomplished.
|road to Mukilteo Coffee Roasters|
|Inside the charming cafe|
|some art work in the kitchen|