Met, June 2017: Unforgettable Cottage and Cabin Getaways
on Discovery Bay - "The Chevy Chase Beach Cabins have nothing
to do with that town in Maryland or the guy from Fletch;
born Saint's Rest 120 years ago on a homestead outside Port
Townsend, the name changed around 1923, and the seven surviving
boxy cottages date to the 1930s. Situated between the waters
of the northern Olympic Peninsula and Discovery Bay Golf Club,
the homestead offers private access to the beaches that sit
below its bluffs."
one of the Top 10 Romantic cottages by Sunset Magazine!
romance is fueled by candlelit dinners, long walks on the
beach, and evenings by the fire, then Chevy Chase has the
formula nailed. Dig clams out your front door and cook 'em
up inside, or hit Uptown for dinner at the intimate Wild Coho.
You can even walk hand in hand along the sand at Fort Worden
State Park — where An Officer and a Gentleman was filmed.
Then go back and watch it." -Jim McCausland
Travel and Life's Annual 52 Getaways: Our Picks for the Best
of the NW in 2017.
Excursion to the Olympic Peninsula: "As
a base camp for your getaway, a perfect oasis on the peninsula
is Chevy Chase Beach Cabins, tucked away only about fifteen
minutes from the heart of Port Townsend. On the top of a bluff
overlooking Discovery Bay, the cabins accommodate everything
from “romantic weekend escape” to “bring
the whole family—we’re having a reunion,”
each with its own unique touches and character. When you arrive,
there no doubt will be a personalized note from the hosts
to welcome you to your getaway haven. Once there, cozy in
and watch a movie from their extensive collection, take a
stroll down to the beach or start your adventures around Port
Special Issue: Hidden West - 101 Must See Discoveries
We were paired with Dungeness Spit as a must-see destination
because it is the longest sand spit in the US. Sunset chose
Chevy Chase Beach Cabins as the home base, plugging that "you
can dig clams outside your front door and cook 'em up inside."
ALL of our FIVE-STAR reviews on TripAdvisor HERE!
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Certificate of Excellence in 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015!
Back after 50 years!
Actually, back twice after 50 years. In 1964 my wife and two
of her college classmates stayed and worked at Chevy Chase
for the summer. My wife taught tennis, another friend was
a lifeguard and instructor at the pool, and the third in charge
of the horse stables (gone now, I believe) and riding lessons.
When we retired we settled in Hansville,WA, about an hour
away. One beautiful fall day we decided to go back in time,
so Sue took me to the cabins.....hoping that they still resembled
her precious memories. Our visit was an incredible wonderful
surprise. Though the horses had moved on, virtually every
other aspect was so beautifully maintained that it appeared
she had left only yesterday. During that visit we met the
young couple who had recently bought Chevy Chase. The main
lodge where the staff once slept and had meals during their
"summer of work" had now become the owners private
residence, but all else remained as bright as the memories.
Kudos to the new owners, Jeffery and Jennifer - they are attentive,
they love the place and their care shows in every aspect of
their little paradise. For Thanksgiving of 2015, our family,
eight of us brothers, sisters and kids came for a two day
stay. We spread out in three separate cabins. Our favorite
cabin is #4 which sits right on the edge of the cliff overlooking
Discovery Bay. If you stay in one of the three cabins on the
edge of the bluff you'll find a sweet surprise in the morning.....if
you wake at sunrise, that is. From your bed you can watch
the first light of day pull the mist off the water below and
by the time your first cup of coffee is done all of Discovery
Bay has become bright and alive with seagulls and loons skimming
the surface for breakfast. I could go on and on about the
beauty and peace of Chevy Chase that the new owners have so
beautifully preserved but I want to leave some of that discovery
for you so it will become your own personal memories. Don't
forget to take the trail down to the beach for a long walk
of discovery and beauty. Chevy Chase has become a regular
for us with many new memories yet to come. THANK YOU JENNIFER,
JEFFERY AND ALL OF THE GREAT STAFF.
-Russ and Suzy, January 27, 2016
Piece of Paradise in a Comfy Beach Cliff Cabin
Beach Cabins on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula provides
the type of stellar experience that comes along only every
once in awhile. When it does, revel in the experience and
don’t let go. There are cabins with stunning cliff-side
views of Discovery Bay and the Olympic Mountains, cabins that
house a couple people, and those that can accommodate larger
parties. If you enjoy creature comforts, you don’t need
to fear the word “cabin” at this place. Each unique
lodging manages to provide for every creature comfort without
compromising the feel of rusticity and timelessness (ours
had a comfy king bed and kitchen). The grounds – complete
with historic mansion – are meticulously groomed and
beautiful. The place is idyllic, friendly, and I dare say
- close to perfection. As far as other amenities, there’s
the expansive beach - perfect for walking, beachcombing, and
viewing wildlife. There’s a swimming pool, golf, shuffleboard,
puzzles, and a friendly, attentive staff who keeps the whole
place meticulously groomed. Dogs allowed, and if you don’t
have one, the resident yellow retriever Scout is willing to
keep you well-attended. Port Townsend and other historic hamlets
are minutes away, as well as the incredible parks, beaches
and wilderness the Olympic Peninsula has to offer. If I had
to describe the experience in just a few words, I’d
pick…peaceful, beautiful, timeless - like paradise.
If you want a getaway experience where you can say at the
end “I wish I could stay forever” – Chevy
Chase Beach Cabins could very well fit the bill. There’s
good reason bookings often need to be made far in advance.
We’ll be back.
-SeattleGourmand, May 15, 2015
"We spent our fifteenth wedding anniversary at the Chevy
Chase Cabins and couldn't have been more pleased with the
beauty of the location, the comfortableness of the cabin and
the hospitality of the hosts! The property is situated to
have beautiful and expansive view of Discovery Bay and from
Cabin 4 you have the best view of the cabins on the property.
We sat on our deck right above the cliff every morning and
evening. The cabin is very comfortable with extra little amenities
to make your stay the best. We arrived to fresh cut flowers
on the table along with a handmade card and a bottle of champagne
for our anniversary. We will stay there again! We also decided
it would be a great location to take with our four grown children
and their families. We would be able to rent the larger cabin
that has an adorable white picket fence enclosing the yard
- perfect location for our little grandchildren to play."
-TravelerWa62, October 2014
"We stayed two nights in the Meadow cabin and wished
we had booked a third. The cabin was comfortable and immaculate
and came with everything we needed and a few things more,
such as binoculars to look at the ducks on the pond. (We saw
8 species). It's a great getaway, very quiet, a wonderful
place to read, paint, write, and enjoy the simplicity of not
having to do anything other than relax. We're looking forward
to returning. And it's pet friendly! Our small doing appreciated
the bag of biscuits made in Port Townsend. -Pam1815, April
ALL of our FIVE-STAR reviews on Yelp HERE!
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So happy we stumbled upon this great location! We stayed in
the Homestead House and it was absolutely perfect. The house
was clean and came well equipped with everything we needed
from pots, pans, plates and glasses to games, DVDs and books.
They also provide doggie towels and sheets because they are
pet owners too and understand that even the best behaved dogs
love the couch and bed sometimes. Another thoughtful gesture
- homemade treats for our dog which he devoured. Lots to do
right on the grounds - we were able to play tetherball and
shuffleboard outside when the rain stopped and walk down to
the beach to collect shells and let the dog swim and play.
This location would be a great place for a wedding or family
reunion. Loved it and would definitely return! -Jackie
charming, beautiful. Wish I could live here! The owners take
great pride in the place which is well-loved and well-taken
care of. They love dogs, bikes, kids and everyone. We sat
on our tiny deck for breakfast this morning and watched the
birds having theirs. Special thanks to Scout, the resident
dog-greeter, who helped us feel welcome. We'll be back for
sure. Wish I could give more than five stars! -Jennifer
at the end of June. There are no words to adequately describe
the serenity of Cabin 4. I woke each morning to the most amazing
views from my bed that I continued to enjoy from the huge
private patio perched on the cliff's edge. There was even
a rainbow one morning as I watched the clouds reflected in
the bay. We have two pups- a 125 lb Bernese and a 65 lb Red
Healer- Jenn and Jeff really know how to welcome you and your
dogs. A previous reviewer mentioned they did not see any evidence
of dogs having stayed in their cabin. I will tell you why.
We were given multiple sheets and towels just for our dogs
so we could keep the beds, furniture and floors clean. People
who come here are responsible dog owners. We spent our days
at Hurricane Ridge, Port Townsend, Dungenesss Bay and Port
Angeles coming home each night to BBQ or cook something simple
for dinner. Dessert was a class of wine for me and a beer
for my husband on the deck while our dogs played.Yes the beach
at the bottom of the hill is great. There are huge lawns up
top and a lower lawn midway to beach for doggie romping. I
generally do not return somewhere I've already been since
there is just so much to see in this world. I will return
here. Just amazing. -Jack F.
As we were leaving the cabins this morning, I said: "I
have never felt so good about having stayed in a place."
This is a peaceful little getaway, a true home-away-from-home.
We were greeted warmly, by name, by Joanna -- who even remembered
that it was my partner's birthday. Our cabin was Cabin 7,
a little studio with a kitchenette furnished with coffee,
creamer, a microwave, a fridge, a clawfoot tub, an iPod dock....seriously,
this place is better than my house. Little details rule. Real
feather pillows, plenty of extra towels and toilet paper,
and a corkscrew. You even get your own little front porch
with two sloping Adirondack chairs that beg you to sit in
them while you sip a glass of wine (fortunately, our cabin
was also furnished with wine glasses.) Our stay here entitled
us to use of their private beach, a 5 minute walk downhill
to a gorgeous stretch of shell-encrusted shore on Discovery
Bay. We think we saw an otter here. We had an AMAZING time.
I feel so rested and relaxed...these people are awesome.
Dog Lover's Companion to the Pacific Northwest:
The Inside Scoop on Where to Take Your Dog
-by Val Mallinson
"This resort is a class act, a treasure, perhaps inspired
by the actual buried treasure in gold coins somewhere on the
grounds. Chevy Chase has been a resort, off and on, since 1897.
Guests rave about the water views, wide lawns, and sparkling
individual cottages on a bluff overlooking Discovery Bay. Come
to stay, and you won't want to or need to leave. On-site there
are tennis courts, a pool, shuffleboard, horseshoe pits, a trail
to the beach, a DVD collection, bocce ball, tetherball, a tree
swing, and the list goes on. All seven cottages, of varying
sizes, allow pets for $20 per pet per night. Their yellow lab/sheltie
mix Scout and is very friendly and would love to play tetherball
with your dogs."
Metropolitan Magazine, May 2006
Victorian Secrets: A Diner's Paradise is a Ferry Ride Away
in Port Townsend
- by Kathy Schultz
Where to Sleep: "This beachfront property, home to seven
cabins, appeals to couples, families and dog lovers. It offers
beautiful views of Discovery Bay and miles of private beachfront
(including a sand dollar bed yielding thousands in summer),
and a swimming pool built in the 1950s. Cabin number four
has the best view...."
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