Be sure to make reservations well ahead for summer weekends; some rooms are booked up a year in advance.
The family-friendly property at Poulsbo Inn (18680 Hwy. 305, 360/779-3921 or 800/597-5151, www.poulsboinn.com, $104–125 d) includes an outdoor pool, hot tub, and playground. There’s also a fitness center and free high-speed Internet. Not only does this property offer complimentary continental breakfast each day, it also serves soup in the winter Tuesday–Thursday. Rooms are tastefully decorated and up-to-date.
Murphy House B&B (425 N.E. Hostmark, 360/779-1600 or 800/779-1606, www.murphyhousebnb.com, $109–169 d, no kids), offers in-town lodging, with five comfortable guest rooms, private baths, and a full breakfast.
Farther away is Foxbridge B&B (30680 Hwy. 3 NE, 360/598-5599, www.foxbridge.com, $115 d, no kids), located a half mile from the Hood Canal floating bridge. This two-story home sits on five wooded acres with a panoramic view. Several rooms come with private baths, and a decadent three-course breakfast is served each morning. There is also a complimentary bike available for light use.
Overlooking Liberty Bay about two miles away from downtown, the one-bedroom Liberty Place Guest House (360/779-4943, www.libertybayguesthouse.com, $125 d) affords guests a lot of privacy, plus a full kitchen and a deck.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition