The Fort Casey Inn sounded like an interesting place to stay and a relative had been there years ago and really liked it. The historic old houses were quite neat, but were rather empty (apparently some previous guests with sticky fingers forced the inn to minimize their inventory) and weren't exactly clean. The carpet was rather old and dirty (I didn't really want to take my shoes off), the upholstery was stained, and the tea/coffee basket was a mess (not a huge deal). My relative had said that they used to have a continental breakfast, but it turns out that the owners have changed since then and they no longer offer anything but tea & coffee with that nasty whitener stuff. The bed was also uncomfortably firm, but at least the place wasn't haunted like I imagined, so I ended up getting a bit of sleep regardless.
On the plus side, it was something unique and I liked the location - only a 5-10 minute drive into Coupeville, yet felt like we were way out in the country. There was a nice beach a couple of blocks away and the views from Fort Casey (a 15-minute walk) were fantastic! The local deer were pretty cool too - and surprisingly tame.
Anyways, it wasn't at all a bad experience. I'm sure we'd enjoy it more in the summertime, when we could sit out on the little front porch or use the bbq out back. It would be a great place for a family looking to spend some quality time together, playing board games, doing puzzles, and chatting around the electric fire. I'd definitely recommend it for such a getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relive the past with charm and comfort in our rental cottages offering two upstairs bedrooms and one bath. Downstairs includes a living area with propane fireplace along with full kitchen and a dining table. Enclosed back porches are perfect for storing bicycles or your outdoor gear. Most units at the Inn overlook Admiralty Bay on Puget Sound as well as Crockett Lake, a natural bird sanctuary while two units are in a forested pastoral setting. An outdoor swimming pool is open June thru Aug with exception of Sunday. Year round guests have access to board games, picnic tables, hiking trails as well as the nearby beach. The beach offers spectacular views of the Straits of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains. The inviting row of Fort Casey Inn cottages together sleep up to 46. Built originally in 1909 for the then active defensive installation of Fort Casey, the Inn is located next door to Fort Casey State Park and Admiralty Head Lighthouse. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fort Casey Hotel Coupeville