Colette’s Bed and Breakfast, an Outstanding Choice
I’ve stayed in a great deal of bed and breakfasts (most of which have been extremely nice), however from time to time one stands above the rest. Colette’s Bed and Breakfast located in Port Angeles, WA is one of those places that excel in every category…location, accommodations, grounds, service and of course, breakfast. Food and hospitality veterans, Richard and his wife Karen, are the consummate innkeeper hosts.
Colette’s is conveniently located in between Sequim and Port Angeles, which makes for a wonderfully central location for day-trips to Victoria, B.C., Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park and the surrounding areas. There are a number of great restaurants, shops, amenities and activities in the area to enjoy.
When you first arrive at Colette’s you can’t help being struck by the lush cornucopia gardens throughout the property…a botanists haven if you will. As you work your way to the back of the property your senses will be overtaken once again by the majestic Strait of Juan de Fuca ocean views. On a clear day you can easily see Victoria and Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Shortly after your arrival, you’re welcomed with a happy-hour of wine, appetizers and the greeting of other guests. The common area is finely appointed with plenty of comfortable seating, all nestled around a large fireplace and sweeping ocean views.
All the suites offer a good deal of privacy and are luxuriously appointed—each with an ocean view located high above the water’s edge. The five suites also include a fireplace, large Jacuzzi tub-for-two and are adorned with freshly cut flowers from the garden.
After a long day of activities, you might just want to select a book or a DVD from the vast library and curl up next to the fire for a relaxing evening. As morning approaches, you’ll find your mouth watering as Richard whips up a gourmet meal that will take your palate on an adventure and will send your taste buds into a whirlwind of delight. Some of the breakfast, appetizer and snack dishes during my stay included:
- Northwest eggs Benedict – Polenta topped with Alaskan smoked salmon, Dungeness crab-meat and poached eggs with hollandaise and lardoons.
- Sausage and apple strudel with cheddar eggs and raspberry chipotle sauce.
- Brandied mushroom and caramelized onion tart
- Fresh blueberry blintz
- Pumpkin and green chile strata with fruit salsa
- Open faced crepes with prosciutto, apples, and brie
- Bartlett tart with honey balsamic glaze
- Roasted vegetable crudités’
- Chipoltle chocolate chip cookies
Can you say, “D’Lish?!” If you enjoy unique and gourmet cooking, you’ll really appreciate Richard’s culinary talents, which is certainly a highlight while staying at Colette’s.