If you’re looking for a quiet, bucolic getaway with ocean and countryside views, look no further than the historic Crockett Farm Bed and Breakfast. Located on central Whidbey Island, Washington, not far from the village of Coupeville and just across a small lake from the ferry to Port Townsend, Crockett Farm B&B is the Victorian farmhouse from the original 1851 homestead of Colonel Crockett and one of the oldest homestead’s in Ebey’s Historical Preserve.
The owners have transformed the old farmhouse into a comfortable bed and breakfast featuring five private ensuite bedrooms, a large dining room, and a cozy, wood-paneled library with a fireplace where you can peruse the many books in the lending library.
Our room, the Mary Black, is the farm’s largest room. It’s situated on the ground floor and features a beautiful antique queen bed with a comfortable mattress and elegant linens. The small sitting alcove with armchairs is nice (the addition of a lamp would make it a cozy reading spot). The generously-sized bathroom has double sinks and a six-foot antique claw foot bathtub fitted with shower facilities.
We peeked into a few other rooms and found them to be nicely decorated with period antiques. Susan’s Room offers two queen beds and a sweeping view of Admiralty Bay.
Crockett Farm B&B offers morning make-it-yourself breakfast items and, if you put in your order by 9 p.m. the night before, the host will make you a variety of hot dishes, including Eggs Benedict served on homemade English muffins; homemade biscuits and gravy: or the Crockett Egg Nest, a soft local duck egg, cheese, onion, bell pepper, diced ham steak (or mushrooms), baked into a crisp hash-brown shell with a choice of breads that are all freshly home baked. Our first morning, we chose the Egg Nest and it was deliciously rich and creamy-crispy. Unfortunately, the second night we dined late and weren’t able to pre-order our breakfast so we were stuck with the limited, ready-made choices like yogurt and bagels.
The dining room also features coffees and teas as well as delicious, home baked cookies available for guests any time.
The farmhouse is situated on 11.5 garden-filled acres and overlooks both Puget Sound and Crockett Lake. There’s also a big, historic barn that is often the setting for local theatre events which you can rent for weddings or other events. – Review by Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor, Photos by Anne Weaver, RFT Editor
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