My superb one-night stay at the old Clark farmhouse exemplifies everything I love about staying at b&b’s. You must pay them a visit if you possibly can.
The house has a long history in the region, but I’ll let one of the hosts explain for you. For a visitor, it is a spacious 4-by-4 (four rooms down and the four guest rooms up) that has been lovingly restored and updated for your comfort and convenience. Hardwood floors throughout. A skylight over the stairs to help illuminate the steps. Big windows (that don’t quite line up, which tells me they were new windows put into the original openings). The level ground surrounding the farm means that views from your second-floor room will be long – I think I could just barely see Mount Baker from “Bud’s room”. Be aware that two bathrooms have showers (my strong preference) and two have classic claw-foot tubs with a hand shower.
Everything was perfectly clean and mercifully furnished with only a tasteful number of antiques and decorations. We pushed the space in the room to its limits because a roll-away bed needed to be added for the third person in our party. Without that the rooms appeared all to be generously large for the guests to use.
Finding the house, though, takes a bit of intestinal fortitude. The land is flat, and the nights are dark out on the Dungeness peninsula. Please do have it mapped out before you head off the main road.
Breakfast was delightful and hearty farmhouse fare, with huge portions of a flavorful egg scramble, english muffins with local marionberry jam, and cut fruit. Oh, and fresh applesauce that the hosts had jarred just the day before we arrived. Apparently the breakfasts usually alternate between sweet and savory, but I am sure they are all substantial. I sat on beside the genial and garrulous Bob (who was raised in the house, presumably the namesake of “Bob’s room”) and his daughter Sally was our capable hostess.
This is the b&b experience you deserve, in a comfortable, homey atmosphere, flawlessly run by the family that has lived in the house for four generations. Highest recommendations.