"I'm still remembering the great breakfast we had each morning of our stay at The Blue Goose B&B...they were awesome! Lots of great hot coffee and fun conversation and yummy food. Our room was perfect too - really large with a comfy bed and all very clean and neat. We were able to walk to everything in town, and there are great beaches and places to explore just a short drive away. Hiking the bluff at Ebey's Landing was our favorite adventure - we saw eagles! The whole weekend was perfect and we'd like to plan another one with friends from out of town next time."
"Gracious hosting in an outstanding vintage house with a killer sitting room -- and glowing fire place. This is a must. All rooms are excellent, but the Mount Baker room is a masterpiece. Not far from downtown Coupeville, you can walk off your dining experience. A choice selection of historical books in the sitting room along with suggestions from the hosts will allow you to fully explore the area. Highly recommended for that special stay."
"This is our first time visit to Coupeville. We love this little historical town. Our choice of B&B was just right! We enjoyed the room, the view, breakfast, and the personality of the owners. Thank you for everything." Shoko
"Thank you for sharing your slice of heaven!" Tina & Julius
Step back in time as you enter either of our two lovingly restored historic Victorian homes. Comfortably elegant, both homes are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and rest side by side in the center of town. All rooms are decorated with period antiques, and comfortable amenities such as personal coffee makers, in-room snacks and an honor bar stocked with local wines and NW beers.
When not exploring our beautiful Island, we invite you to enjoy the peace and comfort of the Inn's common areas. Relax with a cup of tea or sip a glass of local Island wine outside in the gardens. The views of Penn Cove and Mt. Baker are lovely as are the fragrances of the many perennial flowers. We know you'll enjoy this little slice of heaven as much as we do!
Each morning a full breakfast is served in the sun room, and we offer two seatings so you may be an early riser and choose to eat at 8:00am, or sleep a little longer and join us at 9:00am. Breakfast includes plenty of hot coffee made from freshly ground beans, or you may choose from a selection of Stash Teas or hot chocolate. We provide a glass of fruit juice, fresh fruit, along with a hot breakfast entree, and plenty of tasty home baked muffins, cinnamon buns, or scones hot from the oven.
After breakfast, enjoy a stroll down to the historic Coupeville Wharf or spend some time exploring picturesque Front Street with its shops and restaurants. Walk along the waterfront or take a quick drive to the other side of the island to beachcomb on the beautiful beaches at Ebey's Landing or Fort Casey. The Inn is conveniently located near many area attractions and State Parks.
Going Green! We are firm believers in the need for all of us to do our part to protect our environment. At the Inn we follow many environmental practices, including using eco-friendly cleaning products, using energy saving appliances and lighting, buying local produce, using rain water for gardens, and recycling. Let's all work together to save our beautiful planet.
We have recently been awarded The Whidbey Green Seal for 2012, our second year in a row, by the Sustainable Whidbey Coalition.
A little history of these fine "painted ladies":
John and Jane Kineth House - 1887
John Kineth was born in Bavaria in 1828. He came to America at age ten with his parents and settled in Illinois. He then joined a troop of emigrants and crossed the plains in 1849, settling in Oregon. He was a harness maker for many years, earning ten to fifteen dollars a day.
Jane M. Carter was born in 1835 in Ohio. She crossed the plains with her parents when she was thirteen. Her father, Thomas Carter, was a direct descendant of Mayflower pilgrim Robert Carter. The family settled in Portland, Oregon when there were only five houses there.
The Kineths farmed on Smith Prairie and built a frame house in 1866. They had the first double team in the neighborhood and the family prospered by marketing their grain and livestock in Victoria and other places.
In 1887, John and Jane bought a tract of land in town from A.D. Blowers and built a home for retirement. Minerva Carter, Jane’s Mother, lived with them. Howard Lovejoy built the house in an elegant Italianate style, set on the main street where it was visible with tall vertical bays, decorated frieze and carved brackets under the eaves. The home was built with diagonal bracing, all hand sawn from trees on the Island. The original fireplace of marbleized stone, wide plank floors, 11-foot ceilings and the 1898 pump organ, transport one immediately to another world of long ago.
James and Keturah Coupe Gillespie House - 1891
James Gillespie was born in Wisconsin in 1853. His parents were from New Brunswick and Ireland and they all lived in Wisconsin until the lure of the West attracted them in 1856. They sold their farm and booked passage for the Isthmus of Panama, arriving in Portland Oregon.
James stayed on the family’s land claim at Snakelum until 1885, when he moved into Coupeville. In 1875, he married Keturah Coupe, daughter of Captain Thomas Coupe. In 1887 he bought a parcel of land from Abram Alexander on Front Street and built a small shop where he worked as a meat cutter for many years.
The Coupe-Gillespie home was originally located across the street on the corner of 6th and Main, but was moved to 9th and Kinney when the Courthouse Annex was built in 1972. It was moved again, to its current location in 1990.