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A Beautiful Tribute From a Special Guest....

A Beautiful Tribute From a Special Guest….

Frequent guest Carol Smith recently honored the Boatyard Inn by writing this lovely tribute which now graces our lobby. It will no doubt touch a chord with all of our guests who have watched from our beach-front decks the spectacle of soaring bald eagles “in grand review” greeting the morning light over Saratoga Passage. Carol [...]

Island County Fair Time

Island County Fair Time

It’s that time of year when the Island County Fair comes to town. So grab your cowboy boots and join in the fun. There is always a little something for everyone. Of course the rides are the biggest amusement for young and old Really more for the young Then there is Goat 4-H…. or…… “Dress [...]

Ever tried glass-blowing? Now's your chance!

Ever tried glass-blowing? Now’s your chance!

Boatyard Inn guests are raving about the glass studio on Second Street next to Useless Bay Coffee. The owners of Callahan’s FireHouse Studio & Gallery cleverly turned the old Langley firehouse into an inviting, exciting, and utterly unique glass-blowing venue. Like many glass-blowing studios, visitors can stop by and watch while artisans work their magic, [...]

CELEBRATING OUR NEW DRIFTWOOD SUITES!

CELEBRATING OUR NEW DRIFTWOOD SUITES!

Five years from the beginning of the City’s approval process to completion of the building, we are delighted to announce that the Boatyard Inn’s new Driftwood Suites are finally open for business. The bright red shoreline structure complements the other four buildings that comprise the Boatyard Inn, and the new beach access has become a [...]

WHOA, NELLIE!! Last week was spectacular on Mutiny Bay, just a short (ten minutes) drive from the Boatyard Inn. The fog lifted mid-morning, making it an enticing venue for beachcombing and boating. Check out the guy in the back of the truck as he poses for our camera…and almost loses his skiff in the process!

Loganberry Pie Recipe

Loganberry Pie Recipe

Okay, if you restrained yourself and did not participate in the pie-eating contest at the Loganberry Festival at Greenbank Farm this weekend, here’s a recipe that might sate your appetite for the delicious loganberry….. Whidbey Island Loganberry Pie [Recipe courtesy of Laura Jefferds as posted on FoodNetwork.com] Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon [...]

Whidbey Island Loganberry Festival

Whidbey Island Loganberry Festival

The annual Loganberry Festival at the Greenbank Farm this weekend is a great way to celebrate summer…especially with abundant sunshine in the forecast! The renowned island festival starts Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and runs through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free; parking is $5. This favorite Whidbey Island event is [...]

Fourth of July ~ Whidbey Style

Fourth of July ~ Whidbey Style

It may not always be sunny on the 4th of July in the Northwest, however when the parade comes into town and rolls down Maxwelton Beach, the smiles and laughter will brighten any cloudy day. If you missed it…. here are a few highlights.

CRAB SEASON'S HERE

CRAB SEASON’S HERE

And this highly delectable Dungeness crab didn’t have a chance with our fearless Innkeeper Mynda on the prowl right in front of the Boatyard Inn’s beach! Who else besides Mynda could make crab-cleaning look so glamorous, sporting a fancy hairdo and jewelry..not exactly your standard crab-stalking uniform! Maybe that’s why she’s able to sweet-talk the [...]

Eagle Eyes!

Eagle Eyes!

Check out these amazing photos taken by one of our Boatyard Inn guests this weekend as viewed from the deck in Loft 6. They told us: “Photo opportunities like these are part of the reason we continue to come back here [to the Boatyard Inn].’  Low tides in July and August will continue to present [...]