Guide books we’re listed in!
Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest
“Island tranquility is practically guaranteed in this picturesque 1895 Victorian farmhouse. The pale yellow exterior contrasts with the surrounding green fields and purple, blue, and pink wildflowers. To the south, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains occupy the horizon.”
We were featured in their travel television series and were rated 3-1/2 Kisses out of 4.
The Essential San Juan Islands Guide
“The setting is as open and airy as the house itself. Rolling grassland spreads south to the tip of the island, with few trees to obstruct the panoramic view. Evenings bring salty breezes rising off the straits and a sky with more stars than you ever knew existed.”
Hidden Pacific Northwest
“You’ll find no frilly, Victorian clutter here, just a peaceful night snuggled under down comforters topped off by a farm-fresh breakfast.”
Best Places to Stay in the Pacific Northwest
“The innkeepers came from a faster-paced life in California. Their ambition is to establish ‘a place of comfort and joy’ that encourages contemplation. It’s easy to slow down at this inn, a sure sign of their success.”
Fodor’s – The Pacific Northwest’s Bed & Breakfasts
“Decorated almost exclusively in white (save for a few pastels), with no curtains except for white valances, the house feels expansive and open to both sunlight and starlight.”Frommer’s Guide to Oregon and Washington
“There are colorful gardens, an old barn, even some hens to lay the eggs for your breakfast. The ocean breezes, nearby beach, and friendliness of innkeepers Christian and Lea Andrade lend a special feel to this American classic.”
Bed, Breakfast & Bike: Pacific Northwest – A Cycling Guide to Country Inns
“The farmhouse has been renovated to create a relaxing retreat; the chickens clucking in their coop ouside and simple furnishings inside retain a hint of its farmhouse days.”
Moon Handbooks-San Juan Islands
“This is one of the more remote B&B’s on the island, located out in the open meadows on the south end of the island near American Camp, with spectacular Olympic Mountains views.This beautifully maintained Victorian farmhouse was built in 1895. The front garden becomes a riot of flowers in the summer, and the big lawn is a good place to try a game of croquet”.
Also mentioned in: Lonely Planet Guidebook – Pacific Northwest, Pelican’s Complete Guide To American Bed and Breakfasts, Quick Escapes in the Pacific Northwest, Recommended Bed & Breakfasts: The Pacific Northwest, Washington Discovery Guide, and Washington Handbook.
Arrington’s Bed and Breakfast Journal, (2003)
“Arrington’s Publishing recognizes Olympic Lights Bed and Breakfast as one of the top fifteen B&B/Country Inns in Arrington’s 2003 Book of Lists.”
Category: Best for Pampering Yourself.
Coastal Living (January/February 2002)
“Olympic Lights offers comfortable rooms in an 1895 farmhouse that sits in a meadow overlooking the sea and Olympic Mountains beyond. In the summer, your first glimpse of the yellow Victorian house will be through a profusely blooming field of poppies and other wildflowers.”
Travel Holiday (June 2001)
“So you didn’t make it to Vermont–or even Kansas–this year. Not to worry. This four-room inn sets you up in one of those great American farmhouses–but with the views of Haro Strait.”
Presented us with the “Wanda Award” – In recognition for being one of the Top 10 Inns on San Juan Island.
Some of the other magazines we have been featured in since May 1986: Alaska Airlines, Glamour, Mother Earth News, Northwest Airlines, Northwest Travel, Pacific Northwest, Sunset, and Travel & Leisure.