Lodging on South Whidbey
Whidbey is a magical island. We live in Langley on the south end of this 60 mile long island. If you are flying into the area, the closest airport is a small airport that only carries Alaska Air flights called Paine Field airport in Everett. Most others will fly into Seatac Airport south of Seattle. There are onsight car rental services or a shuttle called the Whidbey Seatac Shuttle that comes directly to Langley.
The north end of the island allows for driving across the Deception Pass Bridge into Oak Harbor which offers stunning views but would only be used for efficiency if driving down from north of the island, ie coming from Bellingham or Canada. Otherwise you would take the Washington State Ferry from Mukilteo to Clinton (the southernmost town of Whidbey). If you are driving to the island or renting a car you will travel to Mukilteo (42 miles and 60-90 minutes depending on traffic) which is where the ferry leaves to Clinton, Whidbey Island. Ferries GENERALLY run evey 30 minutes but please check as they are less frequent in early am’s and late pm’s. Also pleas note when driving down the Mukilteo Speedway (road) to watch the ferry line signs on the right for shifting into the right hand ferry lane, for if you miss getting on the back of that line and head all the way down to the terminal and try to cut into the ferry line you will likely be sent back up the hill to the end of the line!). The ferry ride is a beautiful 15 minute ride. Once landing in Clinton we are only 10 minute drive away. Here is a link to the ferry schedule https://www.wsdot.com/ferries/schedule/scheduledetail.aspx?departingterm=14&arrivingterm=5&roundtrip=true
For traditional accommodations on South Whidbey go to https://visitlangley.com/where-to-stay/
A few of our friends also open up their homes with extra rooms to our students. Excellent low budget choice for lodging. Contact them directly to see about availability and prices:
Ann Peterson – (360) 622-6385 (about $50 per bedroom in a farmhouse)
Betty Lightener – (425) 417-8717 will rent you a room in this home for $75 (note this is not the price quoted on VRBO for the whole home)
Sharon & Craig have a two night minimum on their apt in Langley. $59/night plus $25 cleaning fee email Sharon Marie firstname.lastname@example.org or book it through Airbnb
Sandra Menashe – email@example.com or (360) 579 4950 rents a cottage up to $95 a night
Our friends Brad and Karen at Whidbey Property Management can also help you find a vacation rental. They offer discounted rates different than the ones published online in the off season (October-May) Click here
Our friend Mandeja rents these unique spaces through Airbnb. The links below are here so you can see what these look like. Fees will be between $69-$89″, these are her “Off Season” rates and equal to her lower cost for our students.” https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/397290 (cottage) Contact her directly firstname.lastname@example.org
Our friends Flay and Mark Wahl have this lovely cottage within walking distance of Langley and about 7 minute drive to the Chiropractic Zone that is suitable for 2-3 people.
Our friends Marybeth and Gabriel have a lovely 2 bdr cabin on the water with a hot tub that sleeps 5 for $200 a night through Airbnb
Two traditional B and Bs that our students are very happy with but we don’t have a discount for are the Eagles Nest Inn (360) 221-5331 and Whidbey Island B and B (360) 730-2990. Tell the proprietors that you are attending our workshop.
We’ve also had a number of our students get lucky with CouchSurfing.org which a site that has people offering free spaces to sleep. Look for locations in Clinton, Langley and Freeland which are all close enough to the office.
If you want to fly to Seattle-Tacoma Airport and skip renting a car you can contact the Whidbey Seatac Shuttle but please note that none of the lodgings on this page are within walking distance to the Chiropractic Zone, our usual Whidbey venue. There is a free bus service with limited coverage around the island you can look into here, ask your host to drive you, or you can call a taxi service for at least the first day until you can arrange transportation with other students or ourselves.
Check out this Weekend On Whidbey article to help you make the most of your time here.