Imagine spending a getaway at a sunshine-filled B&B right on the grassy dunes of the Pacific Ocean. Top off your delightfully comfortable night’s sleep with a multi-course gourmet breakfast cooked for you each morning. Bill and Susie, owners and innkeepers, have created an oasis of warmth and peace for their guests at the luxurious Boreas Inn B&B in Long Beach, Washington.
Spend your days relaxing in the Inn’s gardens, taking a walk on the nearby Discovery Trail or reading in their well-appointed, light-filled common room. Tea and coffee are always on. Snacks such as home-made brownies and nuts to munch on are always available. Snuggle up to the Inn’s fireplace at night if you wish. Take a dip in the private hot tub. It’s all about creature comforts at Boreas Inn.
Boreas Inn, frequently a setting for small weddings and celebrations, has five guest rooms with private baths. The rooms are tastefully appointed with antiques, beach decor, fresh flowers and uber lavish feather beds. You’ll never want for more pillows. Susie keeps the rooms and common areas filled with welcoming, luxurious pillows.
When you wake, feel free to head for the kitchen for a cup of coffee. The Inn provides robes and we saw several robe-draped, sleepy guests enjoying a mug of coffee in the kitchen as the sun warmed the room.
At the very civilized hour of 9:30, you’ll be drawn to the Inn’s dining room by the smell of pastries and hot breakfast dishes being cooked. The Inn is known for their multiple-course breakfasts all cooked adjacent to the dining area. Watch if you wish and chat with the innkeepers. They have fascinating life stories to tell and are fonts of information on
where to go during your Long Beach getaway. You may also learn more about the area’s cuisine. The day we were there we enjoyed lobster mushrooms in our frittata. The innkeepers explained how they are foraged and used for cooking. And, we found out, the Inn would be hosting a mushroom expert and mushroom dinner during the week-long mushroom celebration on the Long Beach Peninsula.
Your breakfast might be interrupted, however, by visitors to the inn’s garden. The morning we were there, between the berry pastry and mushroom frittata, a family of deer stopped by to munch on the Inn’s flowers. They were a beautiful sight and not too concerned about the people close-by.
If you must, you can stay connected with the world. The free WiFi at Boreas is very reliable. But we liked the idea of sitting in the wicker chairs on the deck sipping a glass of wine in the evening or taking a book to the hammock for an afternoon listening to the waves in the distance.
The rates are reasonable considering you will enjoy such a lavish breakfast each morning. Check out their drop-in rate. You can enjoy a last minute getaway while being kind to your pocketbook. The inn is located within walking distance of the quaint downtown area, the boardwalk and Discovery Trail. Parking is free.
I’d recommend The Boreas Inn year round. You can storm-watch in the winter and sit in the sun in the summer. The setting is romantic, relaxing and convenient. You’ll not find dogs nor children at Boreas Inn but there is a property next door that can accommodate families.