When vacation plans fell through this year, my friend Lera came to the rescue and recommended a charming Bed and Breakfast in Coupeville, Washington.  The Blue Goose Inn on Whidbey Island was our destination for a brief getaway before the New Year.  Charming, well taken care of, with warm inn owners, the inn offered comfort, proximity, and rest.

The daily breakfast, served at a somewhat early morning hour for someone who would rather sleep in on vacation.

The first morning we enjoyed a winter vegetable bake with spicy chorizo and one sunny side up egg.  Plenty of freshly-brewed coffee, orange juice and a selection of muffins completed the breakfast offering.

This is the second house, where we stayed on the second floor in a charming, well decorated room with a sea motif.


 In-suite coffee, filtered water, wine glasses (bring your own wine if you go or purchase a bottle from a selection of local wines), tea, homemade brownies and chocolate covered almonds greeted us in the room.

Breakfast day 2 was bread pudding with cinnamon whipped cream and maple glazed bacon.  Comforting and rich, I was a fan but sadly the Artist’s stomach protested.  The rest of the day didn’t go so well for him.

Overall, this was a care-free getaway from the city.  The weather didn’t cooperate much, but Washington has a special charm of being beautiful at almost any time of the year.  The rain and wind have not spoiled the experience.  If you are going to visit, I recommend taking driving through the Deception Pass on the way to the island and taking a ferry on the way back home.

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