Domaine Madeleine Bed & Breakfast
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The only complaint our guests have is that they didn't stay longer, Domaine Madeleine is listed in Sunset Magazine as one of the 20 best seaside getaways on the Pacific Coast and was voted the "Best Romantic Bed and Breakfast in the Pacific Northwest" by the viewers of the TV Program Northwest Backroads.
Feel your tensions melt away as you drive down Wildflower Lane; the natural beauty of the trees, the wildflowers and deer are all there to welcome you as you enter Domaine Madeleine. Hidden beyond the gate are the panoramic water views, towering conifers and 10 acres of exquisite gardens. Looking back you can see the majestic mountain range of the Olympic Mountains.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Stephen for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Travelers stay with us because of our luxury waterfront mountain and ocean views, comfortable "every need is anticipated" personal service, close proximity to Olympic National Park, and our commitment to sustainability including our fantastic farm to table 5 star breakfast.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are known for being your "private luxury vacation home" with comfortable Asian decor and 5 acres of private gardens; our organic farm and aquaponics greenhouse; our simply stunning views of the Olympic mountains, Vancouver and San Juan islands, and Mount Baker; and our amazing 5 star multi-course breakfast.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Washington's scenic Olympic Peninsula is nature's wonderland: the UNESCO world heritage site of Olympic National Park is the only place in the continental United States where you can visit snowcapped mountains, glacial lakes, the largest temperate rain forest and the Pacific ocean all in the same day. In addition, Port Angeles is a charmingly authentic Northwest town with amazing Washington wineries, a vibrant local arts scene, and a bounty of the richest farmland in North America.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
Our comfortable personal service made the difference between a good vacation and a truly unforgettable life experience.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Our temperate weather: with only 17 inches of rain per year (similar to Los Angeles, CA!), we're the perfect year-round destination.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Explore the 360 degree views at Hurricane Ridge (like visiting the Swiss Alps!), take an inspirational stroll through the Hall of Mosses in Hoh Rainforest, marvel at sunset at Lake Crescent after a short hike to Marymere Falls (one of 34 easily accessible waterfalls), stand at the edge of the Northwestern-most point of the continental United States at Cape Flattery where you can see whales playing off the coast, and trek out on the longest natural sand spit in the Western hemisphere at the 100 year old Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge to enjoy a free tour of the New Dungeness Lighthouse, and escape to one of the hundreds of private beaches along the rugged Pacific Coast. And that doesn't include the wineries, art galleries, hot air balloon and biplane rides, organic farm tours, lavender farms, wildlife viewing, bike riding along the waterfront Olympic Discovery Trail, taking a day trip to Victoria BC, and so much more.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Several amazing family farms, the Olympic Discovery Trail, and Olympic Cellars winery are all within a thirty minute walk.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
We are cursed with too many amazing restaurants that feature the bounty of local organic farms. Our guests' favorites are: Sabai Thai, Kokopelli Grill, Bella Italia, Michael's Steak and Seafood, Cafe Garden, Alder Wood Bistro, Blondie's Plate, Dockside Grill, and Nourish.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
We provide an entire library of local hiking, wildlife viewing, arts, winery/cidery, and farm guides. www.olympicpeninsula.org is a great place to start.
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 4 luxury suites with private entries and baths, plus one cottage that also has a kitchenette.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets, but there is an exceptional pet resort in nearby Sequim or a fantastic vet (Angeles Clinic for Animals) that provides first class, low cost animal boarding.
About the Inn
In the dining room you will view a living picture of Victoria Canada, the San Juan Islands and Mount Baker, as you eat a renowned five course meal beautifully presented and a treat to your taste buds. When you arrive at Domaine Madeleine, you will be shown to our sitting area with wonderful views of Victoria, San Juan Islands, and Mount Baker, where you can relax and enjoy coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, cookies and candy, available 24 hours a day. There you will find menus from many of our wonderful restaurants,--we will gladly make your reservation. You can also select a movie from our extensive movie collection or browse through all our reference books for what there is to do in our area.
There is plenty to do at Domaine Madeleine, including doing nothing at all. Come and stroll through our exquisite gardens, share in our vistas and feel the energy flow through you. Explore ten acres, 168 feet of waterfront; dozens of rhododendrons; numerous wild and cultivated flowers, tall Douglas firs, cedars, maples and pines. Stroll through the cottage or woodland garden, bamboo forest or a replica of a section of Monet's garden. As you explore the grounds you might see one of the browsing deer, watch the grey whales just off the shore, or marvel at the visiting eagles flying by. There is something to do for all tastes: winery tours, antique shopping, hiking, biking, mountain climbing, golfing, rafting, kayaking, sailing, fishing, gardens and just plain relaxing.
Our renowned meals include Dungeness crab cakes; "salmon-kopita"; delicious homemade apple crepes. Delectable desserts such as Crepes Suzette, bananas flambe or honey bourbon panna cota bring a grand, yet light, finale to this memorable meal experience. Breakfast is served at 9 a.m. Hot beverages are ready from 7:30 a.m. For those planning an earlier departure, a "breakfast on the go" will be provided. Share in our "passion for fine dining."
Weddings & Special Events
Domaine Madeleine welcomes small, intimate weddings of 12 or less without catering. We have several all-inclusive, affordable intimate wedding packages. The water front setting is perfect for wedding pictures or family portraits. We recommend The Cutting Garden for all larger weddings and events as they provide a full service wedding facility. Anyone who books a room for their wedding stay is welcome to use our waterfront and garden settings for any additional wedding pictures.
Awards & Accolades
AAA - 3 Diamonds ~ Mobil - Three Stars ~ Best Places to Kiss - Four kisses ~ Zagat - America's Wonderful Little Hotels & Inns ~ Fodor's ~ Frommer's - Pacific Northwest Best Places ~ Romantic America ~ Best Romantic Getaways