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“Inn” the News

George Washington Inn is unique in many ways, and for that reason it is frequently mentioned in the news. From its historic ties to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia to its lavender farm and the numerous events held on site, George Washington Inn & Estate welcomes visitors from around the world, and these visitors find good reasons to share their experience with their friends and others.

When construction began in 2006, the façade and footprint of the inn were designed to be an accurate visual reproduction of George and Martha Washington’s home. Although modern-day materials were used in the construction and the symmetry was fine-tuned, driving up the lavender-lined driveway to the five-room B&B gives visitors a sense of being taken back in time. The inn sits on a high bluff overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca much like Mount Vernon overlooked the Potomac River, and each room boasts a view of the ocean to the north as well as the Olympic Mountains to the south.

Inn the News at George Washington Inn & Estate

Photo Credit: Mike Miklus

Each year in February, the inn hosts afternoon tea in honor of George Washington’s Birthday. George always joins us for this special event, and our guests love the anecdotes he shares.

During the summer months, Washington Lavender Farm, which surrounds the inn, hosts several special events and festivals. Sequim Lavender Weekend in July is a three-day celebration of all things lavender, from lavender ice cream and lemonade to crafting workshops to essential oil distillation and cooking demonstrations. The end of July brings the annual Hymn Sing by the Sea – a Saturday afternoon devoted to sacred music in an outdoor setting overlooking the ocean. In early August the farm participates in the Tour de Lavender cycling event for riders of all ages and ability. But perhaps the capstone of the year-round events is the Northwest Colonial Festival in mid-August. Reenactors and revolutionary war-era artisans and enthusiasts converge on site for a four-day festival featuring battle reenactments, educational activities for all ages, and a colonial village.

Each of these events bring reporters, photographers, and bloggers who then feature the events in their respective news outlets. Is it any wonder that George Washington Inn & Estate is featured in the news in a wide variety of media? Come and find out for yourself why this is such a special place.

If lavish is what you want…

“Rather than hotels, Port Angeles’ hospitality may be best experienced at one of its many Bed and Breakfasts… If lavish is what you want, there’s also the opulent George Washington Inn, framed by fields of lavender on the Olympic peninsula.”

Jackie Mansky, Smithsonian.com
This looks familiar: B&Bs with a twist

“What’s better than easing into a B&B where you can feel presidential, get a little taste of Mayberry or immerse yourself in Shakespearean intrigue?”

Helyn Trickey Bradley, CNN
B&B’s and Coffee: Where Local Flavors Take Flight

“Java lovers rejoice! A number of B&B’s across the country have embraced the bean, and the results make for very stimulating stays. Of course you are aware that inns offer coffee as a beverage option to complement their bounty of delicious breakfasts, but what may be news to you is that many of them provide options originating from local producers. So let’s fill your cup with the knowledge you need to alleviate your caffeine fix with a premium blend of inns that feature killer coffee.”

Mary White, Huffington Post
Olympic Peninsula B&B is startling replica of George Washington’s house.

“Like I said, you just never know what you’ll see when you take a few zigs and zags off the highway on the far side of Sequim.”

Brian Cantwell, The Seattle Times
History resurrected at NW Colonial Festival

“To time travel back to April 19, 1775, officials with the George Washington Society have organized a multi-day festival centered on the battles of Lexington Green and the Old North Bridge – events credited with launching the Revolutionary War.”

Alana Linderoth, Sequim Gazette
Muskets and lavender: Revolutionary War re-enactments part of Sequim Lavender Weekend

“The inn — a luxury bed-and-breakfast at 939 Finn Hall Road, between Port Angeles and Sequim on a bluff overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca — is a re-creation of George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon, Va.”

Chris McDaniel, Peninsula Daily News