The luxurious Inn at Langley (400 1st St., 360/221-3033, www.innatlangley.com) has rooms ($275–295 d), suites ($395 d), a cottage ($495 d), and full apartments ($595), each with its own private patio overlooking Saratoga Passage, a whirlpool tub, fireplace, and continental breakfast. A two-night minimum applies on weekends. Also here is the Essencia Spa, with massage, aromatherapy, body masks, and more.
Three cottages—Dove House, Chaunte-cleer House, and The Potting Shed—(360/221-5494 or 800/637-4436, www.dovehouse.com, $250–325 d, $25 per extra person) are located on six acres of gardens and ponds overlooking Saratoga Passage. All have private hot tubs and fireplaces.
Those looking for a homey spot convenient to the ferry terminal can cozy up in Sunset Cottage (360/579-2770, www.whidbeynet.net/beach, $275 d). This kid-friendly cottage features a king-size bed, full kitchen, and patio. It sits along sandy Maxwelton Beach, a good place to spot eagles.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition