The distinctive cedar-shingled exterior of La Conner Country Inn (107 S. 2nd St., 360/466-3101 or 888/466-4113, www.laconnerlodging.com, $149 d) belies the somewhat cheaply furnished rooms here. The two-bedroom units with gas fireplaces are clean, but overpriced compared to other offerings in the area. However, this is one of the larger lodging establishments in town, and the rooms can do in a pinch during the tulip festival and high season when other places are booked.
Window shoppers can’t beat the location at Hotel Planter (715 1st St., 360/466-4710 or 800/488-5409, www.hotelplanter.com, $109–159 d), which sits in a 1907 building right smack in the middle of bustling 1st Street. The rooms are quaintly decorated to pay homage to the building’s history, and there’s a hot tub and gazebo in the garden courtyard. This establishment offers a reprieve for many adults, as it doesn’t allow young children.
Right on the edge of town adjacent to open farm country, The Heron in La Conner (117 Maple Ave., 360/466-4626 or 877/883-8899, www.theheron.com, $109–141 d) is a Victorian-style country inn with 11 guest rooms, a backyard hot tub, an on-site day spa, and a gourmet breakfast buffet. All rooms come with private baths, Egyptian cotton linens, flat-screen TVs, and wireless Internet. There are also three suites ($199) with fireplaces and one with a Jacuzzi tub for those rainy days when you’d like to stay in.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition