Judith Ann Inn Ocean Shores Washington

With architecture reminiscent of a southern mansion, the Judith Ann Inn is a captivating sight, juxtaposed against the backdrop of blue skies and the Pacific Ocean. For someone who believes nothing recharges the mind and soul like the ocean can, trips to Ocean Shores, Washington, have always been a treat.

An unassuming little northwest coastal town just a couple hours southwest of Seattle, Ocean Shores doesn’t try to compete with the beauty and drama of the Pacific, but if it did, Judith Ann Inn would be a worthy entry. With its grand staircases and impressive pillars, stepping onto the property was like stepping back in time.

My husband and I experienced the intimacy and comfort of a suite at Judith Ann Inn one uncharacteristically mild weekend in January. Having stayed at several of the nice hotels in town, we were not expecting anything that would blow us away, so just entering the Richmond suite was an eye-opening experience.

Music drifted from the living room as a long hallway lead us pasta bedroom where an inviting king-sized bed waited and past a roomy bathroom to a full, well-stocked kitchen, decorated with the words, “Be Warm, Be Welcome, Be At Home.” Just beyond the kitchen the spacious living room, warmed by a gas fi replace held the piece de resistance: an elevated jetted tub that looks out to the dunes and the ocean.

Even though the weather cooperated beautifully enough for a long stroll on the beach and through town, the inn would be a romantic getaway even in the coldest, stormiest of winter. Positioned at the edge of town, just a quick walk from the majesty of the ocean, Judith Ann Inn offers privacy and convenience. With the fully equipped kitchen stocked with the essentials, home-cooked meals are easy. Complimentary high-speed, wireless internet connection is available for those who need to remain connected. The spacious shower with enough room for two is just another fun reminder for couples to enjoy even more time together.

The Inn houses nine uniquely decorated but similarly laid out suites. It can host family reunions, wedding ceremonies, anniversary celebrations or retreats. The Supreme Bridal Suite can come with chilled champagne and flowers for celebrating couples. Small receptions can be held in the beautiful banquet room that opens onto a spacious balcony that can also host an oceanside ceremony. Whatever the occasion, Judith Ann Inn is a wonderful location for all celebrations fun and/or romantic weekends.

What I found wonderful on top of the amenities that left us wanting for nothing, was how the inn lets you enjoy as much or as little of the elements as you wish. When the doors are closed, the absence of sound is just as deafening as the roar of the ocean. Let the ocean in through the windows as you soak in the jetted tub, or step out on the balcony and revel in the fresh air and let the invigorating sound of the crashing waves wash over you. After two nights of peaceful sleep in the comfortably soft king-sized bed, and being gently awakened only by sunlight, we were very reluctant to get back on the road. Staying at Judith Ann Inn for just a two very short days, provided us the relaxation and peacefulness of a much longer stay.