The Inn at Penn Cove

602 N. Main Street , Coupeville, WA 98239 USA (Show map)
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At the Inn at Penn Cove, we aim to provide you with a thoroughly restoring experience in our cozy Victorian oasis. The rooms are rich in the confident elegance of the Victorian era, but with touches of simplicity and modernity. The decor mirrors the Victorian love of detail and the exotic, without the smothering excess the Victorians favored. The calming effect of our Victorian oasis is enhanced by the off-street patio between the Jenne House and the Wisteria Cottage, and the presence of The Cove Thai Cuisine on site. Come to the historic seaport village of Coupeville, where you can still visit the past on beautiful Whidbey Island in the heart of Puget Sound "where the sky meets the land and the sea".



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  • Guest room3.5
  • Service3.9
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness3.8
  • Onsite Dining3.4

Historic Cottage.

3.6 on July 30, 2016

Inn owners where very friendly and helpful. Cottage was clean and neatly kept. Great location. Charming environment. Peaceful and a good value.

Great location on Whidbey!

3.6 on April 03, 2016

Cute victorian. Great location. We walked to the"hub"of Coupeville easily.

very good value

4.8 on August 26, 2015

The Inn at Penn Cove was much better than what I expected for the price. clean,comfortable,very nice friendly owner!

Loved it!

4.0 on August 13, 2012

Wisteria cottage is lovely. Hosts are happy to help with anything you need, beds are comfortable, kitchenette is convenient. The price was very reasonable, and included gift cards to the bakery for breakfast! Everyone we met in Coupeville was hospitable and interesting.Can't wait to go back!

Love Coupeville

4.4 on October 12, 2011

Business traveler. Love Coupeville gorgeous seaside town with outstanding scenery. quiet and remote ! The concierge concept was alien to me- the concierge was very very nice and helpful, but i did not expect to have to meet someone to get into my room- scheduling this was a bit awkward as i did not anticipate having to meet someone at an exact time (though he was quite accommodating- the problem was on my end). also i had wanted a "BnB" experience- parlor, commune with fellow travelers, breakfast together etc. None of tat here - just a nice solo cottage. The Breakfast coupon he gave me was useless for business traveler since the breakfast place didn't even OPEN till 9 or 10 ! Nice place to stay in coupeville though and i would stay again, just with different expectations.

Avoid the Wisteria Cottage at the Inn at Penn Cove

1.6 on September 20, 2011

The owners of this facility are maximizing their income, while minimizing their costs, at the expense of their guests comfort. The cottage had three (3) electrical violations (IE. bare wires where an electric baseboard heater was removed, etc.); an access pannel between the front bedroom and the kitchen had screws sticking out about 1" (that could cut you, or snag and rip your clothes); The soap-shampoo-conditionner dispenser in the bathroom was not properly fastened to the wall (it's just sitiing on the tub, and you have to lift a heavy, bulky despenser with one hand while you push the dispenser button(s) with your other hand); the only way to ventilate the cottage is to prop open the one operable window with two sticks (the other seven are painted shut); also (female travelers take note) this window has no lock on it, so at night while you are sleeping, or during the day when you leave the room, it as not securable; the second bed is a cheap metal framed folding futon, sutiable only for small children; the kitchen had a thin film of grime on all surfaces (yuck), the kitichen also had a microwave and hot plate, because the built in stove is inopperable; the purple, blue, and black linens and bedspread look like they were "goth" teenager hand me downs; the two "reading" chairs are folding sling chairs that are almost impossible to get out of once you sit down; and finally the vinyl covered MDF furniture and cheap daylight flourescents that cast a surgical green glow throughout give the cottage a early 60's boarding house feel. The only saving grace was the breakfast coupons the the manager (reluctantly) provided us, to eat down the street at the Knead & Feed Cafe. We think that should seriously consider de-listing this facility. Al K

Wonderful experience!

4.4 on September 09, 2011

We stayed in the patio room and had a wonderful experience. The bed was comfortable, the room very clean and loved the opportunity to sit on the patio in the evening with some cheese and a bottle of wine. The value is wonderful!

Slice of Heaven

4.4 on August 28, 2011

The Inn at Penn Cove was perfect for a night away. The patio room is cozy, but has everything you need. The bed was comfortable and it was nice to have a private bath. It's a very quick walk to downtown Coupeville, much closer than I'd imagined, and the breakfast at Kneed & Feed was great. My favorite part of the stay was having a private entrance which attached to a patio. Mike was kind enough to mention how great the stargazing from the patio was, and we truely enjoyed it! I would stay here again.

Bed and Breakfast without the breakfast

2.2 on May 12, 2011

The patio room where I stayed was very adequate for my needs since I was attending a weaving school and did not spend much time in the room. It was quiet. I never saw anyone the whole time I was there except when Mike picked me up from the weaving school. There was no TV or refrigerator or any other amenities. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. The patio was delightful with its many blossoming trees around, except that it was cold and rainy except for one day.

Off season gem.

4.4 on April 11, 2011

If you're looking for a quiet, private stay, this is the perfect place to stay. However, there is no "breakfast" in the b&b. The Thai restaurant that is attached is FABULOUS!

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Rooms & Rates

Wisteria Cottage

This cottage is off the main street, nestled behind the Jacob Jenne House. It has a queen bed in its main space, and a full-size futon/sofa in a side room. There is a kitchenette. The bathroom has a modern style tub/shower. This cottage is our family-friendly space. There is a little front porch beneath the wisteria vine, and access to a more secluded back patio, which is also fronted by the Patio Room. Rate includes up to 4 guests! Rates based on double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $149 - $199

The Blue Room

The Blue Room is comfortably furnished with a queen size bed and cozy sitting area looking out to the ancient chestnut tree on 6th street. The spacious private bath includes tub and shower, along with an antique sink enclosure. Amenities include bath supplies, iron and ironing board, hair dryer. The room is above the restaurant, so it is possible that there may be some noise during restaurant hours.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $119

Jacob's Room

Jacob's Room has a queen bed set in a comfortable second floor bedroom looking out over Main Street. The private bath is furnished with a Princess claw foot tub and shower, and pedestal sink. Amenities include bath supplies, iron and ironing board, hair dryer. The room is above the restaurant, so it is possible that there may be some noise during restaurant hours.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $119

The Patio Room

The Patio Room is furnished with a queen size bed and has a private bath with stall shower. The Patio Room is so named because it opens out onto a patio deck set back from Sixth Street.

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

$89 - $99

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Location Type

Island, Oceanfront, Village


Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 72 miles

Directions to property:

6 blocks north of SR 20 on North Main St. in Coupeville. The Main St./SR 20 intersection is 28 miles north of the Clinton Ferry landing, 20 miles south of Deception Pass.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Wi-Fi , Thai Restaurant on premises, Microwave in Wisteria Cottage kitchenette

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Historic museum, Beachcombing, Art galleries, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4 to 6 PM
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited call for details about children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No pets tethered outside only
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Bookings are securable either by credit card guarantee or a check for the first night's lodging.
  • Cancellations: Seven days' notice is required for free and clear cancellation, in which case no cancellation fee is charged. As we are small and not in a heavy traffic area, we always appreciate as much notice as possible.
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Gladys and Mitchell Howard

Languages spoken

English, French

About the innkeepers

Gladys is a serious amateur recorder player. She lived in Japan for three years. Mitchell is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister and published poet who is passionate also about baseball and music.

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Knead & Feed gift card for

  • Serving Location: the nearby Knead & Feed cafe

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