The Inn at Mallard Cove

5025 Meridian Road NE , Olympia, WA 98516 USA (Show map)


The Inn is an elegant waterfront English Tudor estate on fourteen secluded, heavily forested acres. Awesome views of Puget Sound. Private beach. Kayaks. Gardens galore. Rooms so comfortable and breakfasts so delicious you won't want to leave! Fireplace, beautifully decorated queen-size pillow-top beds, private bath with jetted tub in every room. Private decks overlook water and gardens.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Absolutely amazing!

4.0 on June 23, 2009

We recently stayed at the Inn and found it to be straight out of a story book. We're big B&B travelers, but the Inn took it to a new level. Our room overlooked the beautiful gardens and the Puget Sound. It was the most amazing sunset I've seen in my life. The kayaking overlooked Mt. Ranier. It was far enough away from Olympia to be quiet, but still close enough to enjoy downtown Olympia. We had a blast at the Dancing Goat coffee roastery tasting, were enthralled with the farmers market and ate amazing seafood down by the pier. We also were intrigued with the oyster farm next door. It was hidden until we were able to explore out on the water. I would highly recommend the Inn at Mallard Cove to everyone.

Our Honeymoon

5 on August 11, 2008

My husband and I arrived at the Inn at Mallard Cove after our in Tacoma. We were able to spend two glorious and relaxing nights surrounded with comfort. We loved our stay and have since recommended it to all our family and friends.The food is delicious and each room has its own distinct character. The owners are wonderful and friendly, just lovely people.

So relaxing!

4.6 on July 06, 2007

Innkeepers so friendly, great view off our room deck, very quiet & relaxing. Can't wait to go back!

Secluded Treasure

5 on May 24, 2007

30 minutes from Seattle, this charming bed and breakfast has everything you need and more. Beautiful views of the sound, walking trails and complimentary use of kayaks to explore are only a part of what makes The Inn at Mallard Cove a truly special place to stay. The rooms are immaculate, the host and hostess are gracious and welcoming, and the food is spectacular! We found The Inn at Mallard Cove online and called to make the reservations. Always a bit apprehensive of what is online versus reality, we were delighted to see that it exceeded our most hopeful expectations. Two of the three room have gorgeous views of the sound. The third room has a lovely view of the gardens. One of the things we enjoyed most was watching the raccoons eat each morning before going down to see what spectacular meal Linda prepared for us that morning. The food was scrumptious. The decadent breakfasts were prepared in such a healthy manner that you didn't feel too bad eating it. Then coming in at night, the homemade cookies waiting for us were a treat! We felt lucky to have gotten reservations for our stay. Luckily for us, The Inn at Mallard Cove has only been open a few months, so we were able to get a room just a few days before our stay. Once the secret gets out, it will requiring planning to stay at The Inn at Mallard Cove.

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Rooms & Rates

The Mallard Room

Our largest and most elegant room. Fireplace, jetted tub built for two, separate tiled shower with rain shower head, Sitting area inside and out. Decl overlooks awesome views of puget Sound Saltwater, tall trees, islands and mountains in the distance.

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

Nightly Rate: $229 - $229

The Olympic Room

Private room with private bath. Jetted tub. Fireplace. Inside and outside sitting areas. View of Puget Sound saltwater, tall trees, snow-capped mountains and nearby islands.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

The Garden Room

Custom made four-poster bed. Fireplace. Inside and outside sitting areas. Views of forest and gardens. Privte bath with jetted tub and separate tiled shower with rain shower head.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Rural, Secluded


Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 40 miles

Directions to property:

We are about four-and-a-half miles northwest of Exit 114 off Interstate 5. Call or see our inn's web site for detailed driving instructions.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Yaching/sailing Marinas, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos , Kayaking

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Beach walking, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Nisqually Reach Nature Center, On site: nature trails

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  • Check In:: 4:00-6:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No The inn and its entire 13-acre estate are no-smoking areas.
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We can refer guests to a wonderful local kennel
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night stay minimum from May-October
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations with more than 7 days notice are fully refundable, minus a $15 processing fee. Cancellations with 7 days or less notice are not refunded but we will issue a gift certificate in the amount forfeited which can be transferred to whomever the customer chooses. (See policies on our web site for more information)
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Linda and Don

Languages spoken

Korean, English, French

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Gardening, cooking, decorating, kayaking, reading, writing, sewing, community involvement.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Continental option for earlier times., Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-free, Lactose-free

Signature Dish

Sweetheart Breakfast
A three-course full gourmet presentation begins with Poached Pears in Red Wine Sauce. A plate of fresh-baked Apricot-Ginger Scones precedes the main course of Quiche Lorraine, made with garden-fresh organic herbs and vegetables.

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