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Welcome to The Moby Dick Hotel and Oyster Farm located on Willapa Bay and the Long Beach Peninsula. The Moby Dick has a long history of serving the public as a hostelry and restaurant. Originally built in 1929-30, the buildings and furnishings have been restored in the spirit of the 30’s with an eclectic, bohemian charm offering a unique and comfortable atmosphere. Nine rooms, all with their own stylishly funky personality, come packaged with a full breakfast. Spacious public rooms include two living rooms and a small lounge upstairs, complemented by a classic fireplace - the perfect spot to curl up with a good book selected from our fine collection of literature. A piano from the 40’s and a video collection add to the possibilities.
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Thar she blows! It's whale-watching time at the coast
August 8th, 2012
Most restful beautiful 2 days. I calm incredibally looking over the yellow green grass to the bay. Annie and Bernard were so hospitable and warm. Breakfasts were supurb. Gardens beautiful. Wonderful difference from Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Carol and Abe
July 5th, 2012
First time staying at the Moby Dick but certainly not the last. Beautiful grounds,gracious people, and delicious food. Thank you so Much...Elizabeth and Kevin
July 5th, 2012 Back again for the 4th of July (this is our 15th time, we think). Soren loves it here and asks about Moby Dick all year. See you again soon. Thanks for the fabulous food and the great hospitaliy. Michael, Angela and Soren, Vancouver Wa
July 6th 2012
Great! Great people, great food, great enfironment! Thanks, it's definitely a come again place! Dale and Stephanie Colville, Wa
Another great stay at the Moby Dick! Thanks Bernard and Annie for the great breakfasts and conversation!
Long live Fritzi!
Long live the Moby Dick!
Charlie and Kirsty
Thanks for a great stay. Best hotel I've been and a relaxed finale of a long road trip!
Nick .. Bay area
June 20th, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. This is a beautiful place to stay! Breakfast was fantastic. Becky and Bob Portland
June 17th. 2012
This place is so cool!! Comfortable bed and room. Great garden and grounds. Delightful hosts. And the breakfast- fantastic!!
Bill and Lynda
April 22nd, 2012
Amazing breakfast - local, organic and expertly prepared. Nice room, welcoming staff,beautiful setting. John and Sammy
May 8th, 2012
We've stayed here many times and are again happy to be back. A very relaxing place and lovely breakfast...Patty and Martin
"Don’t let the new-age yurt by the side of the house throw you off. Stepping through the door is like entering a time warp back to a simpler, gentler era. Those who stay here say they feel as if they’ve come home, even if they have never been to Willapa Bay before. The rooms may be modest, but most visitors spend their time in the common areas that include a locally loved and nationally praised restaurant. The inn has eight simple, individually decorated rooms, some with private baths and most with their own themes. The train room features posters of trains, for example. The inn’s nicest room has a queen bed with a soaking tub and a view of the bay from a small balcony. The wooded property also has a Japanese sauna overlooking the bay, organic gardens and a solar hot water system. As for the yurt, it offers a unique setting for health and yoga retreats, small parties and business meetings." Gayot.com
"Though it looks a bit like a big yellow bunker from the outside, the Moby Dick is actually a comfortable bed-and-breakfast inn. Built as a hotel back in 1930 (the year before the train stopped running), the hotel quickly fell on hard times. Today it's a casual place, eclectically furnished in a 1930s style. The location, up at the north end of the peninsula, is removed from the beach strip of Seaview and Long Beach, and is convenient to Leadbetter Park and its wild dunes and beaches. You'll also be within walking distance of The Ark Restaurant. Low rates, friendly atmosphere, and a tranquil setting make this a great choice. There is a sauna for taking off the chill, and dinners are available in the dining room. Breakfasts often included fresh oysters from the inn's oyster beds." Frommers.com
To begin your step back into a quieter time, try the Japanese style sauna. In the trees at the edge of the bay, it provides both views of the beautiful natural surroundings and the perfect place to sweat the stress away.
As you venture outdoors, you will find a number of paths that ramble through the woods, out to the bay, and through our organic vegetable, herb, and flower gardens. Quiet seating areas are nestled throughout the spacious property.
Looking for meeting space, an office retreat, workshop or class space? Do it in the round! Our brand new yurt accommodates up to 30 people with heated bamboo floor, skylight, and circular space as the perfect place for discussions, meditations, or transcending the everyday square options.
Top all of this of by celebrating local and seasonal food, specialy created for your events, weddings, small groups and retreats. You’ll discover what all of our guests already know… Moby Dick is the best kept secret on the Peninsula !
Area attractions include the historic Lewis & Clark Trail featuring museums, parks, and forts. Our beautiful natural surroundings encourage birding, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, cycling… as well as whale watching, mushroom hunting and a favorite – kiting. The World Kite Museum is located nearby and hosts three kite festivals a year.Click on any of our favorite links to find out more about what to do on the Peninsula, directions to the hotel from Portland and Seattle, options for meetings and groups, testimonials, and our favorite places on the web.
Please wander through our website and call us with any questions.
Moby Dick Hotel, Restaurant and Oyster Farm
P.O. Box 82
25814 Sandridge Road
Nahcotta WA 98637
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Member of the Long Beach Peninsula Bed and Breakfast Association and the Ocean Park Chamber of Commerce