San Juan Island, WA, Highland Inn B&B

From Karen Brown’s Guides, Pacific Northwest

At the Highland Inn veteran innkeeper and world traveler Helen King has created an environment at once opulent and subtle. Her two magnificent suites are gorgeously decorated and perfectly appointed. The Whale Watch Suite is a country-French masterpiece while the Haro Strait Suite is richer and more dramatic, with English antique furnishings and stunning accents from the Orient. You won’t want to leave either room, except to wander from the bed to the sitting area in front of the wood-burning fireplace, to the jetted tub, to the steam shower, to the window seat, to the deck. An elegant living area right out of Architectural Digest separates the two suites. Guests are welcome to sit in front of the common fire there, or serve themselves tea or coffee. Breakfast is served in the dining room or direct to your bedroom. Inside your room you can dine in the window-seat nook or out on the spacious deck. From either spot you’ll be able to hear the whales playing and feeding in waters below. Flawless…. Magic!