Surrounded by floral gardens, Edenwild Inn B&B (360/468-3238 or 800/606-0662, www.edenwildinn.com) is a contemporary Victorian-style inn right in Lopez Village. This is an ideal retreat for weary parents, as no kids under 12 are allowed. The eight rooms all have private baths and range $110–170 s or d.
For delightful in-the-country lodging, stay at
Lopez Farm Cottages and Tent Camping (360/468-3555 or 800/440-3556, www.lopezfarmcottages.com, $150 d) on Fisherman Bay Road. The four immaculate and modern cottages come with kitchenettes, fireplaces, a continental breakfast brought to your door the previous evening, and an outdoor hot tub. Guests walk in the last 100 yards or so to preserve the quiet ambience. Also here is a larger and more luxurious cottage with king-size bed and private hot tub for $175 d. You can drive up to this one, and it is wheelchair-accessible. The adjacent pasture has several friendly sheep.
If you're looking to stay on the secluded south end of Lopez, rest your head in the stately 1904 farmhouse at MacKaye Harbor Inn (360/468-2253 or 888/314-6140, www.mackayeharborinn.com). The four rooms ($155–185 s or d) have shared or private baths, and the suite ($215 d) features a fireplace, private deck, antique furnishings, and private bath. All are just a stone’s throw from the water, where you can rent kayaks to explore protected MacKaye Harbor. Children are accepted with advance reservations, and guests can borrow a bike to explore the island.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition