the perfect antidote to urban life

Built by prosperous oat farmers in 1900, this 3-story “American Foursquare” farmhouse was converted to a bed and breakfast nearly 20 years ago and beautifully renovated in 2004,  combining the luxuries of a boutique hotel with the personal attention of the finest bed and breakfasts.

The Queen of the Valley Inn Bed and Breakfast is ideally located for exploring both the quaint village of La Conner and the adjacent miles of Skagit Valley farmland.  The valley is world-famous for its spectacular displays of flowers (daffodils, tulips, irises and many more) in the spring.  Summer offers the bounty of the area’s produce, as well as plenty of sunshine for sailing and kayaking.  Fall brings the changing colors of nature, apple harvests, corn-mazes and sincere pumpkin patches.  Winter is an excellent time to enjoy bird-watching, including bald eagles, snow geese, trumpeter swans and raptors.

The Queen loves to plan parties and will customize anything from wine tastings to martini parties, weekend-long childbirth classes (Lamaze or Bradley), smoke-your-own salmon weekends and even sausage-making lessons!  Please call us to arrange these types of services and events.

About Our Family:

We are Shelly and Chris and we are happy to back in Washington after 8 years in Long Beach, California, where neither of us ever married Jennifer Lopez.

In January 2005, we were featured on the Fine Living Network’s Radical Sabbatical program.  Our 15 minutes of fame (each!)  Here is the Fine Living link that features the airtimes of the Queen of the Valley Inn Radical Sabbatical episode (an episode that has aired many times since then and continues to be shown periodically.)

Our Mission:

We hope you find an atmosphere so filled with joy, humor and commitment to comfort that it will take wild horses to pull you out the door.  At the Queen of the Valley Inn, you won’t find pretentious Victorian knick-knacks or cute “country” cliches.  What you will find is elegant, eclectic luxury, a mix of old and new with a touch of whimsy; a respite from your daily life.