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Arlington's River Rock Inn

Arlington, WA 98223 USA (Show map)
13 Reviews
$195 - $225
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Thanks to you!! YOU voted Arlington’s River Rock Inn one of the top B&B’s in the Northwest! King 5 and Evening magazine – Best Northwest Getaways 2011. Luxurious and secluded Northwest Lodge offering five suites with private baths some with air jetted tubs for two. Hiking trails and spa services on site! Meals prepared with local organic ingredients. Premium Outlet shopping, North Cascades National Park, whale watching, world class hiking and waterfalls within minutes from this popular inn. Arlington’s River Rock Inn and Retreat Center is located one hour north of Seattle, WA and south of Vancouver, B.C. 15 minutes off of Interstate 5. Check availability and book now! 360.403.7014

Rooms & Rates

Fern Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Stilly Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Woodland Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Homestead Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Cedar Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.5

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River Rock Inn

4.2 on November 30, 2010

The hosts were warm and friendly and the environment was luscious. We will come again.

Beautiful Elopement

5 on October 25, 2010

My new husband and I took advantage of the "Let's Run Away" elopement package. Everything was wonderful. Bob, Lisa and Lacey took great care of us. Our guests had a lovely time at the ceremony. The pictures of the inn do not do this place justice, the great room with it's crackling fireplace is absolutely gorgeous. Our room, The Stilly, was big, clean, bright and beautiful. The bed was super comfy as was the jetted tub! The food is fantastic, Lisa does an amazing job, and the portions were just the right size. I could get used to a 3 course dinner and 2 course breakfast everyday. We came all the way out from New Hampshire to get married at the River Rock Inn and it was most definitely worth the trip.

Beautiful place, but disappointing

3.0 on October 24, 2010

My husband and I stayed in the Fern suite. We checked in and were greeted at the door by a sweet girl, who gave us a tour and showed us to our room. Our suite was AMAZING!! The pictures do not do it justice; it’s even more beautiful, luxurious, and tranquil than the pictures make it seem. The bathroom was equally gorgeous. The great room was big and warm with a fireplace, several couches, and a mini fridge stocked with soft drinks and juices. There was also some candy bars. This is the perfect place to go if you just want to relax and do nothing. Unfortunately, at this time of year, there is not a lot to occupy you. Be aware that there is no cell phone reception at the inn; it would have been nice to know about that beforehand. Breakfast the next day was a huge letdown. All we got was a mini muffin, some cut up apples with yogurt, and some scrambled eggs. Even though I had mentioned that I hated onions, they put them in the eggs. For an upscale and pricy B&B, I expected a lot more. My husband and I left hungry. One other thing that bothered me was that we never even caught a glimpse of Bob and Lisa; I was really looking forward to meeting them. All in all, it's a beautiful place, but it reminds me more of a hotel than a B&B.

Charming, peaceful and comfortable

3.6 on October 21, 2010

The River Rock Inn is located in a secluded area of Arlington and may be hard to find, but it certainly is a lovely site once you arrive. We were greeted by Bob and some comfy slippers at the front door! The bed was cushy and the amenities abound. We stayed in the Fern Room (the only ground floor guest room). It had a nice deck that led to the back open area. The only thing that could be improved is the noise that came from the heat pump just outside our window. That woke us up a few times during the night. We did enjoy the breakfast! It was delicious and the innkeepers, Bob and Lisa, tended to our every need. They were quite warm and friendly and their hospitality is unsurpassed. We left feeling refreshed and welcome.

We love staying at the River Rock Inn

5 on October 07, 2010

Bob and Lisa are fantastic! This was our second trip to their home. My wife and I decided to have dinner at the River Rock on this trip which was an amazing four course dinner prepared and served by Bob and Lisa. The wormth and kindness of Bob and Lisa is equalled by the atmosphere that they have created in each of the private rooms and the main room down stairs where breakfast and dinner was served. Signs of nature and relaxation court your soul and brings you back to a place of tranquility that you will thoroughly enjoy!

A most tranquil, relaxing getaway for our 45th Anniversary

5 on October 03, 2010

This B&B/Inn is on the top of our list of favorites, greatly due to the location and the very fun hosts and staff. The Inn is breathtaking and beautiful, so peaceful and serene - almost like being in a "dream" world. You can take walks, soak in the jacuzzi or hot tub, read, play games, watch movies, drive to the nice community of Arlington and other nearby attractions - lots to do - or not if you just want to relax and get away from your busy life. Bob and Lisa provide amazing meals that are organic and delicious - hard to beat! Everything is the best and we can't wait to stay again if only for longer.


4.8 on September 17, 2010

The best B & B we've stayed at, just beautiful! And the host and hostess were amazing, greeted you with a smile and made you feel at home. And, the breakfast was outstanding, delicious!

Get away with access to the NW

5 on September 03, 2010

What a great place. Rooms were clean and quiet. The hosts were warm and friendly. They gave a great recommendation for dinner. The 3 course breakfasts were excellent and filling and we were in a central location so that we could catch a ferry to the San Juans, Port Townsend, go Mt. Rainier, or shop until our feet fell off. I would definitely recommend this to a friend. Thanks Bob and Lisa for a great stay.

The best place away from home

4.0 on August 29, 2010

Bob & Lisa are the best they make you feel like you are at home . The place is outstanding , the best , there is no words to describe it , it is a home away from home . The rooms are outstanding they are beautifull cleen lots of room . The bathroom is in its own class the tub is very romantic the lights dim down and the two of you can totally relax. The food is world class it is five star Dining at its best . Fresh , Local and delicius . Number 1 we will be back soon ..........

Just what everyone needs!

5 on August 23, 2010

Absolutely amazing!!! My husband and I stayed just for one night and we hated having to leave. The home is amazing and feels just like home. The most relaxing trip and a much needed one! Bob and Lisa are terrific they know how to make you enjoy your time. The bath tub was so relaxing and so was the comfortable bed. Breakfast was more delicious than words can describe. Everything about the time we spent there was relaxing and romantic and breathtaking! Its nice and secluded and every detail of the whole property is very well thought out. We will for sure be back and are already recomending it to everyone we know!

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Location Type

Arlington Airport (private planes and jets), Ponds, creeks, waterfalls, Nature's paradise, Beautiful Forest, Secluded and Quiet, Wildlife/Birds, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Same as coming from the South on I-5

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Whale watching, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Spa, Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Secretarial services, Spa, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , French Spa Bath Amenities, Spa bathrooms, Guest coffee bar with frige and microwave.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Eagle watching, Premium Outlet Shopping, Whale Watching, Salmon Fishing, Beachcombing, Waterfalls/Glaciers, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 4 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of the total booking amount, or, if less than three weeks before arrival 100% is due.
  • Cancellations: 100% refund less $30 before three weeks of arrival. If less than 21 days total forfeiture of the deposit unless we are able to rent the suite.



Bob and Lisa Watkins

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Dogs , Chickens and barn cats Others

About the innkeepers

Bob enjoys hiking, photography and building log furniture. Lisa loves to cook, read cookbooks and travel.

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Multi Course with Local Organic Products

  • Time Served: 8-9:30 AM varies
  • Serving Location: Great Room Fireside, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Smoked Salmon Puff Pastry
As prepared by innkeeper, Lisa for PBS' "KCTS Cooks Breakfast" live television show. Smoked salmon, potatoes and eggs stuffed into a salmon shaped puff pastry.


Details Diamond Collection

15425 133 AVE NE , Arlington, WA 98223 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase