We loved the gardens and the house was very nice and we felt vey comfortable. We took the paddle boat out at sunset and had a blast seeing moon jellies and others too! Lovely experiance for a girls get away...you never know, I may bring my husband next time ;)
This is my third time staying at the Eld House properties. This time I stayed in the Heron House and it was more than I expected. Nicely decorated, very clean and felt like a home away from home. They don't prepare breakfast but provide muffiins, fruit and assorted beverages for you to eat at your leisure.
What a lovely spot - a beautiful cabin in a peaceful setting! I love that breakfast fixings are provided when you arrive for maximum privacy. Our toddler loved walking on the beach. The only thing that surprised me - and it's probably mentioned in the listing but I missed it - is that there is no stove or oven to prepare your own meals. Otherwise, this place is a little piece of heaven.
I highly recommend staying at the Eld House. Chris and Jenn are amazing people and will give you as much privacy or company as you want. They stick your fridge with breakfast items so you can eat at your leisure every morning. My husband and o enjoyed walking the beach everyday and kayaking. They even allowed for us to hangout late into the afternoon since we had a later flight. We will only be staying here when we come back to Olympia.
The place was very cute and cozy and located in a quiet and peaceful area. Having all the breakfast food up in the lodgings already made it handy (continental style) but therefore don't expect your typical B & B meal cooked up by the owners. If you want a peaceful and beautiful place to stay and don't mind or prefer the food continental style, this is a great place.
We had just made a presentation in Olympia and were joined by my sister that day, so we needed a rest. What could have been better than this wonderful log cabin?! We cooked a delicious meal, opened a bottle of wine and relaxed. The rain made being inside feel even better. Many thanks for the hospitality, and for being there on the phone when I had a question. We'll be back.
My husband and I stayed in the Heron House for two nights. We loved the cozy furniture, luxurious bed, tasty snacks, and opportunity to get away together for quality time. The cabin is gorgeous and perfect for a couple in need of a getaway. The view is also lovely. Will definitely be back.
I rarely write a review but I feel the Swantown Inn is so outstanding that I felt compelled to share my husband's and my feelings. We have stayed here at least seven times, three times in 2015 alone, and have reservations for 2016. Nathan and Casey, the owners, are very friendly and helpful. They will give you excellent recommendations for restaurants and things to do in Olympia and the surrounding area. The Inn is charming and the service is outstanding. The breakfasts are gourmet and different everyday. We have stayed there for as long as ten days without very many repeats. They cater to the Inn's guests needs. One breakfast we were there included vegetarians, lactose free, and gluten free. We each had something different and it was all delicious. We had an event there last year and everything was done very professionally. Guests were warmly greeted and felt very comfortable. I highly recommend the Swantown In..
we actually stayed at the Herron house, which a log cabin on the same property as the Eld House. The Herron house was wonderful. The cabin was clean, fresh and wonderfully furnished. Very at home feeling. The breakfast of coffee, muffins and fresh fruit was a great way to start each day. We did not get to use the beach or the canoe as planned due to the higher tide when we were around. We frequent many B&B's and this was without doubt one of the best ever.
We love staying with Chris and Jennifer at Eld House. You basically have a one bedroom apartment looking out over the beach and water of Eld Inlet. It suits our needs as we like the extra private space. Chris and Jenn are great hosts and fun to chat with. An extra plus is that we are fans of the same sports teams ( Go Duke!) If you are planning to book for the first time, you need to know that you are provided with baked goods, a beautiful fruit bowl, milk, orange juice and cereal and have your own breakfast from those options. Full kitchen so you can also cook for yourself. Great value and beautiful location. So peaceful!
I cannot believe how beautiful, peaceful, and perfect this place was. From the moment we arrived I knew that we were not going to want to leave. The Heron House is absolutely amazing. The beach is so accessible, we literally kayak'd with seals every morning! And Chris and Jennifer are the most gracious hosts ever. Everything was perfectly clean and they had thought of every detail. We stayed here before and this place just keeps getting better.
This place is absolutely amazing--from the location, to the friendliness of Chris and Jennifer, it is by far the best place to stay in Olympia (and we've tried them all). The Heron House is probably the most beautiful and unique cottage you will ever find and the Eld House is simply amazing. I cannot recommend this place enough--stay here and you will glad you did. And like us, you'll be back!!! Thank you Wagners!!!!
The Eld House was a perfect place for our family to land for a weekend of work/play in Olympia. Easy commute into the city. Our two young children loved the treehouse, fountains and played on the safe rocky shore when the tide was out. Hoping to return so we can enjoy a ride on the kayaks! Thanks for a memorable weekend.
This is such a beautiful place to stay and what a view! They had our breakfast already in the room for us to enjoy (continental) without having to go anywhere. The home is beautifully decorated and comfortable. I wish we had the time time further explore the many amenities here and on our next trip, we will definitely stay here.
My sister and I loved Eld House. Great halfway point between Seattle and Portland. Only confusion was which house was Eld (the 2-story) and which was owners. The Heron House, located up the hill, looked very cute.
This is a beautiful and charming location to unwind in. Everything was wonderful--we stayed in Heron House and it was terrific. Chris was very communicative and everything was absolutely wonderful. The only thing I wish I had known in advance is that there are no cooking facilities--only a toaster oven and a microwave--so it was difficult to make food. Next time we'll bring different food with us. Would recommend for sure.
Our stay at the Heron House was delightful! The log cabin took us away from the world and became a sanctuary. We had a funeral to attend of a close family member and needed some respite from all the sadness. The hosts were helpful, kind and gracious.The grounds were beautiful. Looking out from the loft bed was serene. The bed and furniture were all comfortable and enjoyable to spend time sitting and pondering. Breakfast was wonderful and in our fridge before we arrived. Totally awesome get away! We were amazed at all the little details the house had to offer, from the games to robes in the closet. We would recommend this to our family and friends and will be returning in the future to hopefully enjoy the outdoor activities and the company of the hosts.
Great Spot. Secluded, quiet but not hard to get to. Cabin is perfect for a couple looking for luxury before or after a wilderness trip in the Olympic Peninsula. Bring good coffee and creme if you need it. Olympia is not a gourmet mecca but so what. If it was, it'd be 3x crowded. We came here to get away, look at Evergreen State College. I'll gladly enjoy only moderately tasty food choices in exchange for some clean air, trees, water, nice walks and great views. I'll be back.
My sister and I had the pleasure of spending one night as we were passing through Olympia. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. The log cottage is so homey and well appointed. The cozy bed enveloped us like we were in a cocoon. I highly recommend the Heron House, and plan to stay there again on my next visit to the northwest.
We recently stayed at Heron House, the wonderfully crafted, very cozy log cabin on the same property as The Eld House. We loved the privacy and near seclusion of the location since our jobs entail constantly working very closely with the public. Though Heron House is a Bed and Breakfast, we did not have to meet with anyone at a set time for breakfast nor engage in the usual obligatory chit chat. Awaiting us in the cabin was a beautiful bowl of fruit, gourmet muffins, several cereals, a variety of teas and orange juice. We also appreciated that when we first arrived we could let ourselves into Heron House via the coded lock box that held a key to the front door. The owners living onsite were kind, helpful and available without being stifling. The queen bed in the loft was very comfortable, firm yet soft with a memory foam topper on the mattress. The television with DVD player at the foot of the bed was a nice option to the large flat screen and blu-ray DVD player downstairs. The cabin is meticulously decorated and outfitted with everything you need to be comfortable and at home--lots of mystery paperbacks, a soft throw, pillows, chess set, robes, nice towels, etc. A small gas "woodstove" whose flame is visible adds to the overall coziness of the downstairs. Outside, the grounds are beautiful, carefully manicured and peaceful to wander with various places to sit. Our favorite was the swing that looks out onto the water. We enjoyed the pedal boat that Chris kindly placed on the beach for us. Everything is neat, tidy and well-maintained. You do not have to worry about insect infestation, unclean conditions, or broken, malfunctioning appliances or furniture. Thank you, Chris and Jenn, for sharing Heron House--something so meaningful to you--the very labor of your hands. The cabin, the decor, the breakfast makin's and other amenities, the grounds--all are awesome. We'll be returning. ~ F & J ~
We stayed at The Heron House for 2 nights & love it. The log house was built with perfect details & its location high among the big trees gives it a romantic place for couple to loose themselves in it. We will definitely come back for more R & R time at this house.