Camano Island Inn
Romantic Waterfront Lodging Camano Island Inn

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Coastal Living21 Inns We Love:
Costal Living Magazine, October 2005

This island's raw shores and rolling green pastures belie its one-hour-drive distance from Seattle. Here, the natural splendors of Puget Sound take center stage. The scenic performance unfolds from private decks off the inn's six simple but comfortable rooms (some with outdoor hot tubs). Sweeping silence and a goose-feather bed catalyze restful sleep. Heated bathroom floors ease chilly toes into the morning, which begins with a glorious cheese soufflé (or other mouthwatering egg dish) and strong coffee - delivered to your room in a basket. If that's not enough decompression, the hot stone massage will leave you swooning.


Travel & LiesureCamano Island Inn, Washington
Travel and Leisure Magazine, June 2000 Special Hotel Issue, Top Ten Favorite Bed & Breakfasts

Guests at this six-room inn on a bluff above Puget Sound are treated to nonstop views of doll's porpoises, bald eagles, whales and sea otters, not to mention the Saratoga Passage and Olympic Mountains. Innkeepers Kari and Jon Soth have decorated their 1904 Arts and Crafts house with Pacific Northwest art, Pilchuck school blown glass, Mission furniture, and a river-rock fireplace. Start your morning with a cheese soufflé, apples and peaches from the Soths' orchard, and a healthy jolt of Tony's Coffee, which caffeine freaks will tell you beats that pricey Seattle brand by a mile. Later, head to the pebble beach for a chilly dip, or paddle the passage in a kayak. Wind down your day watching the Technicolor sunset from you waterfront balcony.


Camano Island Retreat
Sky West Magazine, Summer 2000

   Watch gathering clouds build across the horizon, observe sunsets that ignite the sky in a tumult of crimson and flame, or simply comb the beach for shells and driftwood in the early morning light. This is 15-mile long Camano Island, easily reachable by car less than one hour from the streets of Seattle. It is a small, mostly residential island just east of Whidbey Island, without the shops and bustling communities of the larger islands of the Puget Sound. Its virtues are its ease of access by car; its authentic and thriving artists community; and the quiet seclusion of unspoiled shores.
   Camano Island inn, a small luxury inn with six beautiful rooms, each with a private waterfront deck offering gorgeous views of the Saratoga passage and Whidbey Island. Rooms are cozy and relaxing, the beach is just steps from your door, and the river rock fireplace in the main living room is a great place to unwind and celebrate the day. Ocean kayaks are available to guests, and the 18-hole Camaloch Golf Course and Camano Island State Park are nearby. There are also glider rides offered by Camano Soaring (most weekends; 206.784.6936).

Customer Testimonials

• "We can't tell you how much we enjoyed our stay here. Loved being able to listen to the waves from the warmth of our featherbed. Hope to be back to see y'all this summer. Your place is a treasure-thanks for sharing it with us."
Sharon H., Houston, TX

Camano Island Bed and Breakfast• "Your facility and hospitality are absolutely world class. I look forward to many more visits over the years to come!"
Kevin K., Everett, WA

• "We both thank you so much for such a beautiful and romantic place for us to come and escape to! We relaxed completely and enjoyed the peace and quiet and the incredible food. We'll pass the word along about what a wonderful place this is."
Michael and Maria B., Bellevue, WA

• "Very enjoyable-even your pet whales. Keep up the friendly service. Thanks!"
Solveig and Victor P., Norway

• "Beautiful! We had such a great time. Fun time on the kayaks, laughing, paddling, getting wet. Thank You. Breakfast was incredible. Thank you for helping to make our anniversary special."
John and Rhonda C., Marysville

• "A dream sleep on the featherbed. Lovely views and delicious breakfast. We'll be back, if we can."
Ann B., Australia

• "Thanks so much for the wonderful memories! The rooms are awesome. It was all we could do not to pack up some of the beautiful antiques! We will definitely come back again! So peaceful and relaxing and romantic."
Phil and Jodie P., Seattle

• "This was the most delightful place I've ever stayed. Thank you for your pampering and attention to detail. We will be back!" Caleb W., Salem OR

• "Our stay was enchanting! I am sure that we will be back again and again. There isn't any other word but perfect to describe our stay. Thank you for everything."
Margie B., Edmonds

• "Thank you so much for your hospitality. We enjoyed our stay and had a wonderful weekend."
Rula W., Germany

• "Informal, charming, and gracious. Thanks very much for making our island sojourn a memorable one!"
Bonney and Jeff L., Issaquah

• "Thank you so much for your awesome hospitality. Staying at your inn was an amazing experience!! We really enjoyed the sea kayaks, especially observing the bald eagles!"
Liz F., Washington, DC

Camano Island Inn's History

History of Camano Island and Stanwood communities.  Logging history and Puget  Sound developmentThe Camano Island Inn is located on a site long associated with human occupation. The site of the Kikialos tribe's permanent settlement is near the inn. They occupied the area prior to 1855. The Kikialos subsisted on salmon, bottom fish, shellfish, and a multitude of plants and berries available near the site.

After 1855, pioneers began to settle the area. A shingle mill was started in 1904 and a small town, Camano City, began to take shape. Camano Island's first school was built near the inn in 1904. The building that is now the Camano Island Inn was barged to the site shortly thereafter, to serve as a boarding house for mill workers.

Once the island was logged, the mill closed. In 1923, the dock at Camano City collapsed after being struck by the steam ship "Atalanta" in high seas. This brought about change at Camano City. The boarding house became a fine hotel, hosting guests from around the world. Overland transport soon replaced steamship commerce. The local residents began subsistence farming, rather than logging, and tourism began to develop on Camano Island. Several fishing resorts and "autoparks" were located on Camano Island. The Camano City Hotel operated until the late 1950's, when it became a private residence, and later, a nursing home. In 1995, the building was sold and was remodeled and opened for business on July 3rd 1998.

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Camano Island Inn
1054 S. West Camano Dr.
Camano Island, WA. 98282

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