After his many absences, whether for military duty or presidential responsibilities, George Washington always loved to return to his beloved Mount Vernon. This was his retreat to normal life, and he was delighted when his duties allowed him to finally return permanently to his passion for farming and a pastoral lifestyle. Fittingly, the Mount Vernon Retreat boasts a cottage red and white theme reminiscent of the colors of George’s Virginia home. The south-facing windows overlook our farm’s lavender fields against the backdrop of the majestic Olympic Mountains. Open your windows and breathe in the aroma of fresh-blooming lavender, listen to the hum of the honey bees in the field, and bask in the afternoon sunshine. As the sun sets, enjoy a bubble bath in the spa tub, then nestle in under the crisp luxury cotton sheets for a good night’s sleep.