Those in search of a vacation destination removed from Seattle's hustle and bustle but with more flexibility than the San Juan Islands should look no further than Whidbey Island. With a rich history, plenty of family-friendly activities, and proximity to several attractions, our vacation rentals in Coupeville offer a fantastic escape!
One of the largest National Historic Reserves in the nation, Coupeville was a key port during the settlement of the Puget Sound. The village offers plenty of ways to learn more about its history, from visits to the Island County Historical Society Museum in the center of town to taking in traditions on tours of nearby farms and wineries. The town's small size also lends itself to strolling, so feel free to take a walk from your vacation rental and admire Victorian architecture along with charming shops and restaurants. Don't forget to stop by for seasonal Arts and Antiques Walks!
The 22 square miles of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve has plenty of hiking, biking, and gorgeous scenery you can only find in the Freeland area! Town Park in Coupeville offers fresh air, along with musical performances in the summertime, just a short distance from your home away from home. Also nearby is Fort Casey State Park, which features the remains of a coastal artillery battery along with a campground, picnic area, and stunning views from the Admiralty Head Lighthouse.
If you're willing to venture a little farther from town, Fort Ebey State Park has plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as stunning panoramic views of the Olympic Peninsula, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Vancouver Island. Throughout the area, you can admire elderberry and strawberry blooms, as well as partake in seasonal berry-picking events at Bell's Farm!
The fun doesn't have to stop in Coupeville! In addition to easy access to the sights and sounds of Whidbey Island, you can head down to Fort Casey and enjoy a scenic ferry ride to Port Townsend. From there, take a short drive to the stunning natural beauty of Olympic National Park! Meanwhile, shops and restaurants in Anacortes await to the north, which also boasts ferries to the stunning natural wonders of the San Juan Islands.
Coupeville straddles the fine line between relaxing isolation and a central location, with easy access to plenty of varied destinations and a small-town atmosphere that's all its own. Our vacation rentals in this Whidbey Island town offer an easy, quiet escape from a busy life!
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