Langley’s largest lodging option is the modern
Saratoga Inn (201 Cascade Ave., 360/221-5801 or 800/698-2910, www.saratogainnwhidbeyisland.com, $185–245 s or d, $315 suite), right in town. This 15-room place offers the privacy of a hotel but adds a hot buffet breakfast. The spacious rooms are attractively appointed, and all include gas fireplaces.
Boating fans can take port at Boatyard Inn (200 Wharf St., 360/221-5120, www.boatyardinn.com). You can hear the rigging pinging against the masts at the public marina right next door to this architecturally distinctive inn, which pays homage to the old canneries of the Puget Sound with its sloping corrugated roofs and colorful siding. It has 10 modern beachfront studio ($195 d) or loft units ($250 for up to four) with kitchens, fireplaces, and decks.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition