China Beach Retreat is nestled in a small cove between the Port of Ilwaco and Fort Canby State Park. Its serene setting make it the perfect place to unwind and leave the trappings of hectic modern living behind. Time seems to stand still, or at least beat to a different rhythm as you watch wild waterfowl careen above the estuary. It is the ultimate getaway, with not a neighbor in sight. There are antique furnishings throughout and each room features a spa tub and a stunning view of Bakers Bay and the mouth of The Columbia River. Guests enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the award winning Shelburne Inn, just a 5-minute drive away. Check-in is at The Shelburne Inn.
5 on April 21, 2013
We enjoyed our stay, the people sharing the house (though there is plenty of room to be seperate if you don't want to socialize), and the food. The deal we bought from livingsocial made this a steal - well worth it!
4.4 on August 22, 2012
Nice view and very peaceful, calm get away. Enjoyed the breakfast very much.
3.8 on January 06, 2011
The Audubon cottage is exceptional; a magnificent experience. The Inn lost our New Year's Eve dinner reservation; disappointing. The breakfast at the Inn is excellent.
3.6 on August 23, 2010
This was my wifes first experience at a B&B. The China Beach facility is a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay with wonderful views of the water from every room. The house is remotely located from the main facility; The Shelburne Inn. So the staff must travel 2 miles to the house to attend to any requests. The staff was very responsive; even late in the evening. We will be returning to rent the entire house for a family restreat in the near future.
5 on December 30, 2009
We have stayed here many times over the past few years. Each time brings a renewal, a reconnection with nature. Totally quiet other than the sounds of nature. Extraordinary craftsmanship in all of the rooms, particularly the new Audobon cottage. We love that they have used local craftsmen for the woodworking and handmade tiles. Activities: hiking, kayaking, historical exploration (end of the Lewis and Clark trail,) enjoying the peace and a good book.
5 on February 11, 2008
My husband and I spent our 15th anniversary here and I cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience! The craftsmanship of the Cottage was amazing! The interior was simple luxury and oh so private and peaceful! Breakfasts at the Shelburne sublime! This B&B is a must for your next romantic getaway!
#18, the Sacagawea Room, is upstairs and has a queen size bed from which you can enjoy a sweeping view of Bakers Bay and the mouth of the Columbia River. Decoratively tiled bathroom features an airjet, hydrotherapy massage tub with shower unit attached. Wireless Internet access.
Nightly Rate: $199 - $199
#19, also known as Lewis & Clark Room features a queen size bed from which you can enjoy a sweeping view from the second story of the house of Bakers Bay and the mouth of the Columbia River. Decoratively tiled bathroom features an airjet, hydrotherapy massage tub with shower unit attached. Wireless Internet access.
Nightly Rate: $199 - $199
#20, our Kuan Yin Suite, is on the main floor and features a queen size bed in a bedroom separate from a sitting area from which you may view Bakers Bay and the mouth of the Columbia River. Bathroom features a large, two-person airjet, hydrotherapy massage tub with shower unit attached. Wireless Ineternet access.
Nightly Rate: $229 - $229
Beachside, Oceanside, Small town
Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 190 miles
From Portland, take Highway 30 to Astoria, OR then cross the bridge to the Washington side of The Columbia River. Turn left and drive to Ilwaco. At the stoplight in Ilwaco, turn right onto Pacific Highway 103 and follow it to 4415 Pacific Way, where The Shelburne Inn is. Guests of China Beach Retreat check in at The Shelburne Inn, in Seaview, Washington, and are issued a key, gate opener and written directions.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo
Bed and Breakfast
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Video Arcade
David Campiche and Laurie Anderson
David and Laurie both love cooking and baking. David is a potter and Laurie is a weaver. They love travel and the experience of other cultures and cuisines.
Smoked Seafood Frittata
The innkeeper at China Beach Retreat and The Shelburne Inn smokes his own seafood for this delectable frittata. Smoked salmon and oysters are often featured. Fresh herbs from our own gardens enhance many of the preparations.