A Harbor View Inn

111 W. 11th Street, Aberdeen, Washington 98520
Innkeeper(s): Cindy Lonn
 
  • Introduction

    A Harbor View Inn benchWelcome to A Harbor View Inn, a bed and breakfast that is located in Aberdeen, on Washington State's Olympic Peninsula. Experience rain forests, peaceful lakes, pristine ocean beaches, and charming towns. Enjoy museums, historic homes, wonderful restaurants, antique shops, theatres, and recreational opportunities such as beach combing, fishing, boating and more. Every room has a harbor view!

    A Harbor View Inn is a Colonial Revival Style home built in 1905. The house is filled with Victorian antiques. Throughout the bed and breakfast you will feel the history of the home and experience breathtaking views of the Wishkah River, the Chehalis River, Grays Harbor, and the history and activity filled city of Aberdeen.

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    At A Harbor View Inn, you will enjoy all the comforts of home. Guests enjoy a full breakfast each morning on the sun porch overlooking the harbor, and have full use of the guest living room, dining room and guest kitchen. While staying at A Harbor View, guests also enjoy a walking tour of the homes in this historic neighborhood.

    Aberdeen, sits on magnificent Grays Harbor. Aberdeen's strategic location between the natural beauty of the Washington coast and the impressive Olympic Peninsula makes A Harbor View Inn an ideal place to call your home away from home from which to explore.

    See nature at its best in the shorebird migration at Bowerman Basin. Glimpse Aberdeen's past in the historical museum, murals, and buildings. Discover hometown hospitality in distinctive, hospitable stores.

    Savor dining selections from home style to gourmet. Experience the finest in outdoor life with boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, bird watching, whale watching, clamming, and beach combing all within minutes of Aberdeen.

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  • History

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    A Harbor View Inn was built in 1905 by Dr. Wilson B. Paine. The 30-room estate was the first house built high up on a hill overlooking the Wiskah River, the Chehalis River, Grays Harbor, and the town of Aberdeen. Each original room of the house has a water view.

    The four-story house was built to accommodate the Paine family and their servants. Mrs. Paine grew up in Massachusetts and was used to a Victorian household. The servants lived on the first floor of the house which had four bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, and work area. Mr. and Mrs. Paine and their two daughters, Josephine and Winnifred, lived on the second and third floors.

    The second floor contained a grand ballroom staircase, his and hers parlors, a huge dining room, breakfast room, butler's pantry, a small kitchen, and an entry way. The third floor had five bedrooms and a sitting area, along with two bathrooms. As there were no utilities on the hillside at this time, the servants kept fires going in the fireplaces, brought water from the hillside springs, and cooked on wood stoves.

    The house was divided up into a duplex in 1923 after a fire had destroyed part of the harbor-side of the house. The home was rebuilt at this time for the youngest daughter, Winnifred and her husband, Lester O'Dey, to live on one side, while the parents lived on the other side. Not many structural changes have taken place in the house since 1923.

  • About Our Accommodations

    A Harbor View Inn living room

    The Lonn family looks forward to welcoming you into their historical home, where you will enjoy Victorian decorated guest rooms with private baths and harbor views, a superb breakfast in the sun room overlooking the harbor, and use of the living room, dining room and outside amenities.

    Every Room Includes

    • Wireless DSL (WiFi) internet access
    • Computer
    • Television (VHS/DVD)
    • Private bath

    Policies

    • No children aloud under the age of 8
    • Outdoor smoking only
    • A reservations can only be canceled within 7 days notice ($25 dollar surcharge for cancellation)
  • Guest Comments

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    "We loved it! Attention to details, antiques, amenities, color, accents are amazing! We truly felt at home." -St. Joseph, MO

    "What a view! The bed was comfortable, and the breakfast superb." -Sacramento, CA

    "Thank you for the warm hospitality, comfortable and spacious accommodations and lovely breakfast. We felt totally spoiled." -Boise, ID

    "After the rhythm of the road we enjoyed a quiet restful evening at your lovely home. The view was wonderful, a panorama of Aberdeen. We felt right at home, delightful place and great breakfast." -Glendale, AZ

    "A beautiful place and fantastic attention to detail; all the little comforts were right there. Thank you for making us feel right at home." -Adelaide, Australia

  • How To Find Us

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    A Harbor View Inn is located on the corner of West 11th Street and J Street, 111 W. 11th on Broadway Hill overlooking Aberdeen. Go to the 111 door facing 11th Street to check-in. Parking in the carport, the driveway off J Street, and on J Street.

    From I-5 South

    1. Take the Aberdeen Exit in Olympia this is Highway 8
    2. It will turn into Highway 12 at Elma
    3. Drive into downtown Aberdeen and 3 blocks past the bus station
    4. At Godfather's Pizza, turn right on Broadway
    5. Go 12 blocks up the hill to Bel Aire / 11th Street
    6. Take a left
    7. We are the second house on the left
    8. Go to the blue house and ring the 111 doorbell (the door facing 11th Street)

    From I-5 North

    1. Take the Highway 12 Aberdeen
    2. Exit just north of Centrelia
    3. Go west and north until you get to Elma
    4. Take a left on to the highway
    5. Continue on this highway into downtown Aberdeen
    6. Go 3 blocks past the bus station to Godfather's Pizza
    7. Take a right on Broadway
    8. Go 12 blocks up the hill to Bel Aire / 11th Street
    9. Take a left
    10. We are the second house on the left

    From 101 South

    1. Drive to the Safeway Store
    2. Go 2 more blocks
    3. Turn left on Broadway
    4. Drive 13 blocks up the hill to Bel Aire / 11th Street
    5. Take a left
    6. We are the second house on the left

    From 101 North

    1. Cross the bridge into downtown Aberdeen
    2. Take the one way street to the left
    3. Drive 3 blocks to the Godfather's Pizza
    4. Take a right on Broadway
    5. Drive 12 blocks up the hill to Bel Aire / 11th Street
    6. Take a left
    7. We are the second house on the left