The Primrose Path Cottage (3191 E. Harbor Rd., 360/730-3722 or 800/333-4724, $179 d, $20 per extra person up to six people) is another private family-friendly space. This charming 1928 two-bedroom cottage in the woods has a path to a private beach and a relaxing hot tub.
All of the rooms at Country Cottage of Langley B&B (215 6th St., 360/221-8709 or 800/713-3860, www.acountrycottage.com) have water views and private decks; two of them even have hot tubs. The breakfasts here are the stuff of legends—innkeepers use local produce to create gourmet fare.
For downtown lodging at its best, stay at Garden Path Inn (111 1st St., 360/221-5121, www.gardenpathsuites.com, $140–200), where the two attractive suites include a continental breakfast.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition