The rambling Ashingdon Manor B&B Inn (5023 Langley Rd., 360/221-2334 or 800/442-4942, www.ashingdonmanor.com , $129–179 s or d) is one of the more distinctive local places, with a 14-acre country location, six guest rooms with private baths (three with fireplaces), a grand piano, and a lovely pond and patio. The rate includes a gourmet breakfast (one of the owners is a chef).
Located on pastureland overlooking Sunlight Beach, The Farmhouse (2740 E. Sunshine Ln., 360/321-6288 or 888/888-7022, www.farmhousebb.com , $129–179 d) has four suites, all with fireplaces, private baths (two with jetted tubs), outside entrances and decks, and kitchens. The refrigerators are stocked for a full breakfast, and guests have access to an outdoor hot tub.
Soak up the views across Saratoga Passage at Eagles Nest Inn (4680 E. Saratoga Rd., 360/221-5331, www.eaglesnestinn.com , $125–175 d), a unique four-story octagonal home tucked into a wooded lot that adjoins the Saratoga Woods Preserve trail system. After a hike, relax in the hot tub or enjoy the private decks and grand piano.
Families who may find a trip to a bed-and-breakfast too expensive or nerve-wracking have got an option in Sweetwater Cottage (6111 S. Cultus Bay Rd., 360/341-1604, www.whidbey.com/sweetwater , $150 s or d), a secluded two-bedroom cottage with a kitchen, woodstove, and sauna on 22 forested acres. You can even bring along your furry family—horses and other pets are allowed here.