Set amid 25 wooded acres, Guest House Log Cottages (3366 S. Hwy. 525, 360/678-3115, www.whidbey.net/logcottages) is a quiet, kid-free retreat that mingles four-star amenities with the down-home style of cedar cabins. Accommodations include a modern log home ($325 d) with fireplace, indoor hot tub under a glass ceiling, and king bed, plus five cottages ($165–235 d) with fireplaces, kitchens, and jetted tubs. All have access to the outdoor pool, hot tub, and small exercise room, along with make-it-yourself breakfasts.
Those bringing wee ones may prefer Smugglers Cove Haven B&B (3258 Smugglers Cove Rd., 360/678-7100 or 800/772-7055, www.smugglerscove.com, $125–175 s or d), which has three private units, each with a woodstove, kitchen, and make-it-yourself breakfast.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition