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 (fees apply, please contact hotel directly to book)

Eat & Drink

  • Restaurant at Captain Whidbey (dinner and drinks served daily)
  • Espresso Bar (coffee and grab-and-go breakfast items served daily)
  • Complimentary s'mores kit provided Friday - Saturday

Fitness & Recreation

  • Wellness studio
  • Saunas
  • Yoga 
  • Communal fire pits
  • Seasonal kayak and paddleboard rentals
  • Seasonal bicycle rentals

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

Reservations must be canceled at least 14 days prior to arrival to receive a refund of the total deposit amount, equal to one night's room and tax.
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