I travel to the area of Anacortes, WA several times a year. I have adopted this area as a second home, but I don't have a physical house there. I have stayed at several places in and around Anacortes. For my last trip, after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor for Skagit Bay Hideaway, I decided to try someplace new. I was not disappointed.
Skagit Bay Hideaway is located on the Swinomish Indian Reservation near the town of La Conner. This property has 2 guest suites, the Forest Suite and the Bay Suite. When you make a reservation, the owners will put you up in whichever suite is available, so you do not get to choose your suite. There really is no need to choose a suite because both have excellent views of Skagit Bay. The suites are not right on the water, so the water views are through the trees. I normally prefer an unobstructed water view, but I found the views here to be wonderful.
On arrival, I found the 2 guest parking spots just off Goldenview Ave, one for each suite. I was provided with the combination to a lockbox containing the keys for my suite. There was complete information to explain how everything works. In no time, I settled in and felt right at home.
A continental breakfast was provided for my first morning. It consisted of pound cake, fresh fruit and orange juice. Tea and coffee was available as well. The suites are on 2 floors. The ground floor is the living area with gas fireplace, kitchenette and bathroom. Upstairs is the bedroom, which feels a little like a loft. There is a deck off the bedroom with 2 chairs and a table. The decks for each suite face south with the bay being to the west. They are offset so that both have the same view of the bay.
I loved the shower. It's large, walk-in, with 3 different shower head options to choose from. For my stay of 2 days, there was no housekeeping service, so it is basically a vacation rental. There are some amenities in the bath, such as shampoo. However, if you're going to stay more than one night, you might want to be prepared with your own shampoo, conditioner, etc. The bath also has a hair dryer.
I'm planning another trip to the area in a couple of months. I liked staying here so much that I canceled the reservation I had made at another property and booked to stay here again. If you're looking for a secluded place to stay with a beautiful view of Skagit Bay, Skagit Bay Hideaway is an excellent choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury, solitude and romance!! The guest house is just 1-1/2 miles west of La Conner (a unique village on the Swinomish Channel with the best restaurants north of Seattle). The guest house has two separate suites overlooking Skagit Bay. Each has a living room with fireplace, bathrooms with walk-in showers and treetop decks. The “Treehouse” has just been added housing a two person hot tub with a fireplace. “Best Places To Kiss” awarded 4 kisses! ... more less