Monday, February 16, 2009

Weekend Trip

For Valentine's Day I surprised my boyfriend with a trip to Kurai Cottage located in a rural part of central Whidbey Island.  
Kurai Cottage is a custom designed Japanese cottage. It is located on over 5 acres of open feild and forrest offering panoramnic ocean views. It is surrounded by a bamboo grove,  oriental garden and pond. The cottage has been built to emulate the traditional "Minka" or country home found in rural Japan from feudal times up to the 19th  century, but rarely found today. It was an  amazing setting for a fun weekend. We took a short trip into Coupeville for dinner on Valentine's Day to the Captain Whidbey Inn.
Captain Whidbey Inn is located in Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve in Coupeville and is  surrounded by forest and hugs the shore of Whidbey Island’s Penn Cove. They are more of an Inn than a restaurant but did a really nice job with dinner. We spent Sunday wandering the central part of the island. The day began with a visit to Fort Casey State Park. Fort Casey State Park is a 467-acre marine camping park with a lighthouse and sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. After our visit to the park we visited a few antique shops and had a fabulous lunch at Christopher's on Whidbey. I would highly recommend this spot! A very memorable weekend.

1 comment:

Alexandra Hedin said...

Ah Whidbey. A Manhattan at the Captain Whidbey is my favorite thing :)