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Our blog posts are dedicated to sharing with you some of what we get to enjoy every day of the year at George Washington Inn & Estate. Whether you are looking for information about a specific topic, or whether you simply want to learn a bit more about this corner of the United States, you’ve come to the right place.

Providing luxury lodging on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State at the gateway to Olympic National Park is just the beginning of our service to our guests. We also offer custom vacation recommendations, brag about our favorite restaurants, assist with travel planning as needed, and answer a wide variety of questions from our guests. In turn, our guests share their experiences with us and with other guests when they return to the bed and breakfast each evening.

Unlike many parts of Washington State, the climate in the area surrounding George Washington Inn is nearly perfect! Located in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, the area between Port Angeles and Sequim is often referred to as the banana belt. We are blessed with sunny skies and moderate temperatures in the summer, brisk evenings with gorgeous days in the fall, mild temperatures and frequent sunshine even in the winter, and amazing spring flowers. Combine this with majestic snow-capped mountains to the south and expansive ocean views to the north. Then begin to consider the unlimited variety of things to see and do.

Each of our blog posts focuses on one small slice of our local natural beauty and adventure. We invite you to explore the area through the blog and then book your lodging in one of the rooms at George Washington Inn. Come and experience the Olympic Peninsula for yourself. And when you come back from a day of hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, antiquing, shopping, fishing, whale watching or whatever else you choose to do, your luxury accommodations, spa tub, and comfy robe will be waiting.

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Olympic National Park Wildlife

Olympic National Park WildlifeEstablished in 1938, the Olympic National Park in Washington State spans nearly 1 million acres of preserved wilderness and is home to a diverse array of plants, animals, and insects. While you’re [...]

The Best Things to See Along the Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway

The Best Things to See Along the Strait of Juan de Fuca HighwayThe Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway, a scenic byway also known as Highway 112, provides a stunning, meandering drive through the Pacific [...]

10 Cool Things You Need to Know About Port Angeles History

10 Cool Things You Need to Know About Port Angeles HistoryPort Angeles is a small seaside town in the Pacific Northwest that is known for its whale watching, a nearly endless list of outdoor adventures [...]

What is the Best Olympic Peninsula Lodging?

What is the Best Olympic Peninsula Lodging?When you're planning a visit to the Pacific Northwest, you may find yourself asking, "What is the best Olympic Peninsula lodging?" The answer is clear: The award-winning George Washington [...]

Where in the World are the San Juan Islands?

Where in the World are the San Juan Islands?Where are the San Juan Islands? Well, before we journey even farther north, we must start in Port Angeles, Washington. This coastal town is one of the [...]

The Olympic Game Farm is a Spectacular Attraction

The Olympic Game Farm is a Spectacular AttractionThe Olympic Peninsula is a national treasure of wildlife and natural landscapes. For the past 40 years, the Olympic Game Farm has offered an opportunity for visitors to learn, [...]