International Food Writers Visit Whidbey and Camano Islands

The International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association held their annual conference on Whidbey and Camano Islands. In a bold experiment, these travel experts broke from the traditional big-city conference centers and chose our islands as their 2018 conference site.

A dozen or more fishing boats are in Deception Pass. The view is from on top of the bridge looking west.

Directions from Sea-Tac Airport to Whidbey and Camano Islands

Many of these Coupeville buildings pre-date Seattle. Before computers and jets, this region was about the sea, timber, agriculture, and farming.  Visiting Whidbey and Camano Islands gives travelers the chance to experience that slower pace. You can visit unspoiled beaches, farms, wineries, and stay in unique lodging that enhances the experience. On Whidbey and Camano Islands, we call ourselves, “The … Read More

C.C. Ranch, The

Enjoy this 3 bedroom, 2 and a half bath, 1,800 square foot cabin with family and friends. The fully-fenced and gated 1.25 acres is ideal for dogs. The grassy areas of the yard are great for pick-up soccer games, badminton, croquet, whiffle ball, Frisbee or any outdoor activity. The property features a small pond which is home to tadpoles, frogs, and ducks.

Freeland Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center

Antique stores, an artists’ collective workshop, boating, and an expansive public beach so big that your dog can run free.  That’s what you’ll find in Freeland, along with restaurants ranging from a small-town home-cooked flavor to upscale locavore experiences.

Anchor Hill Candle Company

Inspired by the beauty of the islands of Puget Sound, every candle at Anchor Hill is hand-poured in small batches.  Each candle is made of pure natural coconut wax, phthalate-free fragrance oils infused with essential oils. You can find Anchor Hill Candle Company products at: Vixen Collection – Magnolia, Seattle – https://vixencollection.com/ Seaside & Sylvan – Freeland on Whidbey Island – … Read More

Ott & Hunter Wines

Located in Langley, the tasting room offers a relaxed atmosphere with individual tables, live music, and a comprehensive wine list.

Smugglers Lagoon Beach Cottage

Sleeps 5 No pets allowed Rates: Nightly: $130 – $165 Weekly: $780 – $1100 UNIT #132 This homey cottage, high on the west facing bank between Freeland and Greenbank is situated on one of the most exceptional spots on Whidbey Island. With panoramic 180 degree Sound and Olympic views and a private stairway to 4+ miles of sandy walking beach, … Read More

Puget Sound Express

Puget Sound Express operates the MV Glacier Spirit from Langley each spring.  It offers 70 comfortable seats and departs weekends and some weekdays from the South Whidbey Harbor at Langley.

Blooms Winery Suite

A private romantic getaway on an acre of Holmes Harbor waterfront awaits you upstairs from the old location for Blooms Winery on Whidbey – an award winning winery. You will enjoy a mix of antiques and modern comfort, from the antique armoire to wireless internet. Relax on your private deck for coffee in the morning or wine at sunset.