Where to eat in Anacortes

There are a lot of great restaurants in Anacortes.  One of our favorites is the Brown Lantern pub: very casual, great fish & chips and fish tacos.  Anthony’s has a good selection of seafood and beef, with a water view.  We like their new addition, right next door: The Cabana, with most tables outside and very casual fare.  Adrift is popular with our guests, as is 5th Street Bistro.  Secret Cove also has a great view of the water. Lucky Chopsticks is our favorite Chinese and we have Mexican, Italian, Greek, Japanese and Thai as well.  There are other good ones that I have missed, you’ll have to come and see for yourself.  But rest assured, you won’t go hungry in Anacortes!

Published in: on August 24, 2017 at 3:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

Breakfast at Autumn Leaves B&B

People often ask what kind of thing we serve for breakfast, so here are a couple of pictures.  We start with fruit and/or yogurt.  Then  perhaps something sweet like waffles or French toast, always accompanied by eggs and bacon and/or sausage.  Instead of a sweet there might be an egg dish, usually with something home-baked and yummy.  Crepes are always popular, and scones, some kind of bread, coffee cake.  If you have a favorite let us know when you make your reservation.

Published in: on August 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

Arts Festival

We are full for the Arts Festival weekend.  It’s supposed to be a very warm one, so if you’re going please leave your dog at home.  They get so hot and stepped on.  I am looking forward to seeing all the imaginative and beautiful things, maybe buying something.  It will be a busy but fun weekend.


Published in: on August 1, 2017 at 11:46 am  Leave a Comment  

Arts Festival

WE HAVE A ROOM this weekend for the Arts Festival!  Had a cancellation for 8/4 and 8/5, the Garden Room, which is our largest room.  If you have any interest please give us a call.  Leave a message if we don’t pick up and we’ll call back.

The Arts Festival is the biggest and best event of the year:  200+ booths of beautiful things, no junk.  Except some of the delicious junk food.  There will be live music and the sun will be out!  It runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday so our Friday and Saturday night availability is just right.  Call for more info.

Published in: on July 31, 2017 at 10:40 am  Leave a Comment  


One of the best things about Anacortes is all the trails, great for any level of fitness.  Lately we have been walking the trail near the ferry.  It’s right by the water, level and absolutely gorgeous.  It takes us 40 minutes both ways.  Here is a heron we saw yesterday, and some lovely flowers by the side of the trail.

Published in: on July 28, 2017 at 4:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

Shipwreck Day

Saturday is Shipwreck Day in Anacortes.  Many, many blocks of treasures and trash, a huge flea market with live music, food booths and fun.  We still have rooms, so give us a call or you could lose out on the find of a lifetime!

Published in: on July 10, 2017 at 1:22 pm  Leave a Comment  

Summer is on its way

We had a lovely foretaste of summer lately: beautiful weather, flowers and the scent of barbecues!  We had a slow spring but that will start to change as we head into June.  I’m told one website has reported we are closed.  BUT as Mark Twain said, reports of our demise are greatly exaggerated.  We are and have been open and taking reservations.   When you come, try to allow time to enjoy our restful outdoors.   We’ll give you some cookies, iced tea or coffee (or you could bring some wine) .  Rest and enjoy.

Published in: on May 29, 2017 at 1:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

The deer, the rabbits and squirrels, oh my!

We are being visited daily by bunnies–and beautiful baby bunnies, deer and squirrels as well as many birds and chipmunks.  Our pond is being cleaned and the waterfall will soon be working after its winter rest.  Tulips are blooming, and lilac, rhodies, bluebells and so many others.  Isn’t spring wonderful!!!

Published in: on May 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

Tulip Festival Continues

There is still time to visit the flower fields and display gardens.  Weather is nice and I think the tulips get prettier every year.  We were there yesterday; it’s not too crowded during the week.  Some of the art shows and things are over at the end of the month, but the tulips will still be beautiful for some time after that.

Published in: on April 25, 2017 at 2:18 pm  Leave a Comment  


Once again it’s tulip time.  The fields and display gardens are a blaze of color and Skagit Valley is packed with people enjoying the view.  Anacortes is far enough away (15 minutes) to eliminate the crowds and congestion.  The Tulip Festival will go on all month, with art shows, salmon barbecues and wine tastings.  There will be a street fair in Mount Vernon this weekend — lots of lovely things made by local artisans.  Anacortes restaurants are ready for guests, and of course Autumn Leaves is open for business.  See you soon!