Captain Whidbey

A rustic 6-acre waterfront property on the stunning Puget Sound.

Captain Whidbey welcomed its first guests in 1907. Since then, this historic building has lived many different lives. It’s been a boarding house, a private residence, a post office, a general store – even a girls’ school! But it returned to its roots and has been offering guests unforgettable experiences as a Pacific Northwestern Inn since 1946.

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The perfect home base for exploring Whidbey Island.

What it's like

Tucked between old-growth trees on the edge of Penn Cove, Captain Whidbey calls back to a simpler time – a time when life was a little slower and things were made to last. The property feels like summer camp with fire pits, a charming gazebo, rowboats, hammocks, and even a rope swing for guests to enjoy. During your time at the Inn, expect things to creak and squeak – it’s all part of the charm.

Independent spirit

Your low-key, stress-free island getaway.

Small touches

Captain Whidbey is all about providing authentic experiences by putting you in touch with your surroundings. The Historic Lodge has remained largely unchanged since its construction, which adds to its rustic charm. A stay here is guaranteed to be different than any other hotel stay you’ve ever had – the sense of community is baked in. If you’re looking for a more private experience, book the Lagoon Rooms or one of the four unique cabins, and they will have you covered. And while this property emphasizes and celebrates its history, it isn’t stuck in the past. All accommodations have been outfitted with luxury, locally sourced toiletries, and there’s complimentary WiFi available to all guests.

Eat and drink

The Restaurant at Captain Whidbey pays tribute to the Pacific Northwest with its menu fueled by locally sourced ingredients. The offerings vary based on the season, but one thing doesn’t change – a commitment to honoring the area’s culinary delights. The General Store is also home to the Espresso Bar, where you can find specialty coffee drinks and Grab + Go breakfast options seven days a week.

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Rooms & Rates

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Located on the shores of Penn Cove and only a short distance from Mueller Park Beach Access, Kettles Recreation Area, Ebey's State Park, and more!

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Guest Services

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary parking
  • Dog-friendly accommodations available ($50 per night, please contact hotel directly to book)

Eat & Drink

  • Restaurant at Captain Whidbey (onsite, dinner service)
  • Bar (onsite, daily beer, wine, and cocktail services) 
  • Espresso Bar (onsite, daily specialty coffee service and Grab + Go breakfast items)
  • Complimentary homemade S'mores kit (pick up at Front Desk, Friday and Saturday)

Fitness & Recreation

  • Wellness Studio & Sauna (onsite)
  • Yoga 
  • Outdoor fire pits
  • Bikes (seasonal, fees apply)
  • Seaplane moorage (seasonal, fees apply)
  • Boat and yacht moorage (seasonal, fees apply)
  • Kayaks and paddleboards (seasonal)

In-room amenities

  • Suite Sleep Organic mattresses
  • Feather down comforter and pillows
  • Bathroom amenities provided by Rudy's and Handmade La Conner
  • $35 per night for each additional occupant

Cancellation policy

A deposit equal to one night's room and tax will be charged to the credit card provided at the time of booking. Reservation must be canceled at least 14 days prior to arrival to receive a refund of the initial deposit.
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