Glasses of wine at Harbinger Winery

Some of the best California Wines are from Washington…?

When you hear the phrase “wine country” you probably think of California. After all, with its Napa and Sonoma valleys, California ranks first in the United States in wine production. But did you know that Washington State ranks second? Washington is often overlooked as a major wine player for a couple of reasons. First, Washington …


Eagle in a tree against a brilliant blue sky

Quick, Spot The Eagle!

How often do you see bald eagles? Here at Domaine Madeleine sights like this are pretty common. This morning some guests did a little eagle spotting before breakfast, while one of our resident bald eagles preened and sung from their “Fishing Tree Post” just outside the dining room. (Look up in the tall tree along …


Our Top 10 Nights of Dining Options

When guests check in at Domaine Madeleine, typically between 4 and 6 pm, we innkeepers offer a quick tour of the inn, show the guests their accommodations, and answer any questions they may have. Usually, the first question hungry, travel-weary guests ask is “Can you recommend a nice place for dinner?” Boy, can we. We …


Sunset through trees

Top 5 Places To View Sunsets at Olympic National Park

If you’re like most people, you love sunsets. They bring calm, beauty, and inspiration into our lives. Recently, we added a beautiful salmon sculpture to our grounds (see photos). This was a gift from friends to honor the memory of a past innkeeper named Victor who brought so many amazing gifts to his work here …


Rowing on Lake Crescent

Sunset at Lake Crescent

One of the most dramatic sights at Olympic National Park is watching the sun set over Lake Crescent. It’s the perfect way to wind down your day before returning to Domaine Madeleine Bed and Breakfast to settle in for a good night’s sleep before heading out to explore more of the park. First thing, head …


Covered bridge

Two-Wheeled Time Machine

I haven’t ridden a bike since I was a teenager, but a few weeks ago we had a couple of “comfort cruisers” from Ben’s Bikes delivered to the inn and headed out to the Olympic Discovery Trail. And let me tell you, riding a bike after 20 years is like…well, riding a bike. Once you …


Halloween web

We hate saying “no”.

If you’ve stayed with us before, you know we do everything we can to ensure a positive experience for our guests. Recently, we’ve noticed an alarming trend–we’ve gotten too popular! Just the other day, we turned away no fewer than 20 guests who called for a last minute stay–it was a bit of a “sorry” …


Blueberries on vine

The Secret Life of Blueberries

We’ve all seen blueberries in the grocery store, those plump, dark little gems usually housed in a square, pint-sized box or basket. They’re unique in that they are the only naturally blue (well, blue-ish) food I can think of. With their mostly sweet, kind of-tart, kind of sour flavor they’ve always been the perfect accompaniment …


A new mural in our Hurricane Ridge Suite.

Domaine Madeleine Renames Rooms And Launches New Website In Honor Of Olympic National Park Anniversary

PORT ANGELES, Washington, January 14, 2016— Domaine Madeleine enters the final stages of its updating as the premiere luxury bed and breakfast on the scenic Olympic Peninsula with a new responsive website and completion of room renovations across the property. “Recognizing that guests are demanding more personalized experiences that reflect the unique sense of place …


Person holding cellphone indicating free WiFi

Domaine Madeleine Innovates By Adding Text/SMS Guest Communications Option

PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 10, 2016— Domaine Madeleine continues to reinvent itself for the modern traveler by introducing a unified guest communications platform that does not require any additional software or application for the guest to download or learn to use. The platform allows current and future guests to communicate through their preferred method: call, …


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