Wild Iris Inn (121 Maple Ave., 360/466-1400 or 800/477-1400, www.wildiris.com) is a luxurious place with seven guest rooms ($129–169 d), plus 12 view suites ($199 d) with jetted tubs, gas fireplaces, and outside decks. All guests can use the outdoor hot tub and are served a buffet breakfast. No kids under 12.
Esteps’ Residence in La Conner (1st St., 360/466-2116, www.estep-properties.com, $150–175 d) offers four condo properties scattered about town. Each property has its unique charms, including kitchens, hot tubs, and views.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition