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Boatyard Inn

Located on Whidbey Island in Washington state, the Boatyard Inn attempts to provide guests with a safe, comfortable, and relaxing getaway. With a private beach right on the waterfront of the Pacific Ocean and Puget Sound, the inn offers views of the water, Cascade Mountains, and nature around the area. With 13 units, guests have multiple options regarding the type of room they want to stay in. Each unit has a kitchen, dining area, living area, and private deck. The inn tries to give the guests privacy with the areas to spend time inside their unit. There are kayak rentals nearby the inn giving the visitors a chance to go kayaking out into the water as well.


On the waterfront of the Pacific Ocean in Northwest Washington, the Boatyard Inn sits, ready for guests. The inn is located in the city of Langley, Washington, on Whidbey Island. It is right on the ocean, providing a private beach for the guests. With 250 feet of private waterfront, patrons are able to spend their time out on the water or inside the inn. The two buildings for the inn are painted brown, white, and red and are connected together with a common deck for all the guests. The deck supplies the visitors with a barbecue for anyone to use and an eating area.

Inside of the inn, 13 separate units are available to guests with a kitchen, living area, bathroom, private deck, and bed each. With windows throughout each unit, owners hope to provide those who stay at the inn with natural light. Each unit is equipped with the same theme as the others, with wood frames on the doorways, windows, and spread out in the rooms. The 13 units are split into five Waterfront Studios, four Waterfront Lofts, two Waterfront Driftwood Studios, and two suites. The Waterfront Studios are provided with a private deck, kitchen, dining area, raised queen bed, mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker, cook-top stove, microwave, walk-in shower, gas fireplace, flat-screen TV, and hairdryer. Other amenities include shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. 

The studios have a maximum capacity of two guests. One of the studios is ADA compliant with a king bed and a tub/shower. Each Loft is two-story and is supplied with the same details as the studios but has an additional king bed, a second bathroom, and a maximum occupancy of four people, but is not suitable for children under 12. The two Waterfront Driftwood Studios in the Boatyard Inn have “contemporary pinewood, slate, and stone finishes,” a king bed instead of a queen, a toaster, a private gas barbecue, and a towel warmer, to go with what is provided in the regular studios. They have a maximum occupancy of two adults. The two suites are the Townhouse Suite and the Waterfront Marina Suite. The Waterfront Marina Suite is the same as the Waterfront Driftwood Suite but includes a luxury bathroom with a two-person soaking tub and walk-in shower. The Townhouse Suite is two-story and has a full-size refrigerator, powder room, king bed, and includes the same amenities as the studios.

The Boatyard Inn guests have access to a private beach, free wifi, a private deck for earache room, kayak rentals, daily housekeeping, air-conditioned rooms, and on-site barbecue facilities. Nearby the inn, the attractions available are Langley’s Village by the Sea, car shows, the First Saturday Art Walk, and the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum. Also provided in the city of Langley and Whidbey Island is the Island Shakespeare Festival, Whidbey Island’s Fair, Bayview Farmer’s Market, and next to the inn, is Whidbey Island Kayaking, a place for guests to rent kayaks for the ocean.

Some restaurants near the inn are the Braeburn Restaurant; which serves Pacific Northwest style breakfast and lunches, the Mukilteo Coffee Roasters; which provides artisan roasted coffees, the Orchard Kitchen, and the Portico Latin Bistro; a restaurant with an assortment of classic recipes. Also near the inn is the Prima Bistro, a French-inspired Northwest bistro, Useless Bay Coffee, the Saltwater Oyster Bar, and the Oyster Catcher.


The Boatyard Inn's mission is "Your safety, your comfort, your enjoyment." They make it their goal to provide all guests with a "home away from home." The inn stays open year-round, though their busiest seasons tend to be around the summer months of July, August, and September. The inn's common guests are a mix of demographics, but considering most rooms having space for two guests, it is a more common getaway for couples. It is a regular occurrence for repeat guests to stay at the inn. Other guests come and stay at the inn because of finding out about it through word of mouth or online travel agencies. 

The inn's policies are no pets, no smoking on property, and a quiet time from 10 PM to 7 AM. For certain rooms, there are no kids allowed or no kids under the age of 12. With the ocean next to the inn and private rooms and decks, the Boatyard Inn attempts to provide visitors with a quiet, relaxing environment. They also try to offer opportunities for the guests to enjoy themselves inside the inn and outside.

Guests have said about the inn, "The Boatyard Inn is a lovely retreat from the world, if you are seeking a peaceful refuge and relaxation, but is also close to the center of Langley if you want to shop and eat great food. My unit, which had a loft and a balcony overlooking the water, offered a phenomenal view of the bay. The Boatyard is conveniently located a short distance from Whidbey Kayaking, which offers great kayaking tours." One guest also said about the inn, "Very impressed with this inn. The room is spacious and the décor attractive. The kitchenette has everything you need to take care of coffee and breakfast. Location is ideal for walks to the local restaurants and shopping. Rooms cleaned and restocked daily."


The current owners of the Boatyard Inn have owned the property since 1994, and have watched over, improved, and attempted to provide an excellent experience for guests for the past two decades. They are the original owners of the inn and built it with the intent to be a hotel on the ocean for visitors to be supplied with a getaway. The owners have hired multiple employees in hopes to provide for the common goal of a quiet, relaxing getaway for the patrons of the inn. The inn is one of the few places for visitors of Whidbey Island to stay and gives an opportunity for the visitors to see the history and culture of Langley and Whidbey Island.

The owners of the Boatyard Inn are planning on turning the inn into condos in the future. Some of these condos will not be rented, but others will be, giving guests a chance to continue to visit the inn and have the possibility of a quiet, relaxing getaway on the waterfront of the Sound. With views of the Cascade Mountains, the Puget Sound, and nature, the inn continues to make it their goal for guests to be safe, comfortable, and enjoy themselves.

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200 Wharf Street
Langley, Washington 98260
United States


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