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“Paradise forgotten I'd lost”

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Betty Macdonald Farm
Ranked #1 of 7 Vashon B&B and Inns
Seattle
1 review
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“Paradise forgotten I'd lost”
Reviewed 28 June 2011

My daughter and I had a lovely stay and wonderful rest . The grounds and accommodations were just as described. the views were marvelous. Both of us enjoyed the thoughtful and creative decor and furnishings. the collection of books and VHS/DVD movies was very good. The aromas of pine and cedar brought back many pleasant childhood memories of a place I used to stay. Buster and Lilli, the Irish Terriers, were great greeters and walk companions.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Yarmouth, Maine
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Reviewed 18 January 2011

We stayed in the loft on our honeymoon 2 1/2 years ago and have stayed there twice more since then. It is the perfect quiet, beautiful retreat. Judith is a very thorough host yet very discreet. Everything needed for a peaceful weekend is readily available.

We fell in love with the eclectic decor. Judith has assembled a collection of items from all over the world from rugs to china to music to books, etc. This adds to the feeling of being in a remote but very comfortable place far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and yet, the center of town is just minutes away.

On our last trip, we took in a lovely outdoor community sponsored concert at the park near the library and we always grab a bite at the Monkey Tree Cafe.

We'll be back to the farm again!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Ben Lomond, California
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Reviewed 28 October 2010

After reading the glowing reviews, I made the decision to stay at this farm while visiting Vashon Island. It is definitely not a B & B. Rather a B & BYOB which means bed and bring your own breakfast. Be forewarned. The loft is like stepping back into Betty MacDonald's world. It is truly unique. The deck was the best place with gorgeous Puget Sound views overlooking a lovely garden. However, I was unprepared for the breakfast experience. (The hostess never made her presence known except by handwritten notes) The table was set for 2. (A note said to wash up after ourselves) There were some English muffins and frozen butter in the fridge. Could it have been Betty MacDonald's??? That is what it seemed like. Anyway, we left on arising and went to a restaurant in town.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Berkeley, CA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2010

We had a very pleasant time at the Betty MacDonald Farm. We stayed in the loft and had a great view of Mt Ranier. We thoroughly recommend it if you are in the area.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 22 July 2010

My husband and I enjoyed the quiet here as we took our first night away from the kids. Interesting treasures (old books, antiques) in the room gave it some character and charm. Loved the wood stove and the pile of wood to keep us toasty on that cold, rainy night.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Betty Macdonald Farm

Property: Betty Macdonald Farm
Address: 12000 99th Ave SW, Vashon, WA 98070-3228
Region: United States > Washington > Vashon
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Vashon
Price range (per night): $205
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Three fully-equipped, private guest suites on a six-acre historic farm, each with views of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier. Conveniently-located, this establishment is in close proximity to both the north-end ferry dock and town center. Property includes lush gardens and an orchard, and each well-appointed suite has a patio or balcony that overlooks the sound or orchard. ... more   less 
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Betty Macdonald Farm Hotel Vashon

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