a bed and breakfast since 1984, redefined as a vacation stay on Samish Island. Tucked on the south shore, our place looks onto peaceful Alice Bay, saltwater tidal flats and the fields of the Skagit Valley. Perched on low bank waterfront, guests observe many species of waterfowl and raptors, including Bald Eagles, hawks and falcons. You'll stay in a contemporary place that is uncluttered, spacious and opens wide to the natural beauty of the northwest. A breezeway separates the guest quarters from the main house, establishing a sense of space. The summer kitchen is on the ground floor warmed by the southern exposure. A full glass wall offers a place to watch the ebb and flow of the tide. Just above the kitchen, you will stay in a spacious sleeping room. The queen and single size bed are fit with crisp high quality cottons, freshen up in a private bath stocked with soaps and stacked with towels. Peak of the season, we pitch the Rainier tent directly on the saltwater bank. This heavy white walled canvas 8x10 tent sleeps two with all the best outdoor elements. The cots are set, just bring your sleeping bags. Guests are welcome to paddle our boat on high tide or launch their own kayaks from the dock to explore the shorelines where the Samish River meets the bay and continues west to the San Juan Islands. Rural roads connect you to the small town of Edison with fine art galleries, local bakeries and some of the best dining in the northwest. All the while, Washington's scenic Chuckanut Drive offers coastal views and pristine hiking trails.