ACCOMMODATIONS AND MORE
While On Whidbey Island!
Langley, Washington, located on scenic Whidbey Island, is close to spectacular landscapes, coastlines, and viewpoints perfect for plein air painting with ample sketching opportunities. WIFAS’s quiet and peaceful location inspires the fine artist in all of us.
Please peruse this page to find accommodations, restaurants, points of interest, and more to make the most of your total immersion workshop,
General Lodging Links
We ourselves have a comfortable guest cottage with 2 bedrooms, living room & kitchenette within walking distance to Langley. During workshops the instructors will stay there but in between workshops it is available to rent at $125 per night.
Also, we have access to several people in Langley who will privately rent out accommodations to WIFAS students at modest rates. If interested in either of these options please call us at 206 571-0442.
Lodging & Rentals
For a general guide to accommodations in and around Langley and Whidbey Island, click here. For your convenience, we do suggest that you try to stay as close to Langley as possible when participating in one of our workshops. Availability of short term rentals has been reduced by regulations recently imposed in Langley but staying outside Langley anywhere in South Whidbey including Clinton and Freeland works as well as long as you have a car. Locations below that are marked with *) are within walking distance from the workshop venue. Prices shown below may have changed.
CAMPING @ THE FAIRGROUNDS *)
For campgrounds right by our workshop building.
In Freeland; Airbnb. Owner offers a 10% rebate to WIFAS students.
Sandy Point Cottage
Entire guesthouse, Sleeps 2
Owner offers a 15% rebate to WIFAS students.
CEDAR MOON COTTAGE
Cost: $89 per night
Vacation rental for the summer. Cost is $89 per night plus tax, two night minimum – a great deal for Whidbey in beautiful Maxwelton Valley. We would appreciate any referrals from family and friends this summer! Ideally suited for one couple or a couple with children. Please see our website for further information or contact Jim & Kathryn O’Brien by email or phone.
THE SARATOGA INN *)
Address: 201 Cascade Avenue in Langley
Discounts for WIFAS students: 10% off throughout the year except in August and on Holidays. Reservations must be made directly with the Inn and discount requested when booking.
Find the atmosphere of the Saratoga Inn comfortable, like an old shoe. Enjoy the refreshing views and beauty of the Cascade Mountains and the Saratoga Passage from the privacy of your room or in a friendly common area, which includes an old-fashioned porch complete with rockers for sharing some simple "porch talk". Gather in the "Commons" for a delightful Saratoga Inn breakfast before heading off to your workshop. You might even consider staying an extra day to enjoy a day of hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, whalewatching or strolling through the artisan seaside town of Langley.
THE INN AT LANGLEY *)
Address: 400 First Street in Langley
Room Discounts for WIFAS students: 10% discount year round. 25% discount for midweek stays on a Monday – Thursday nights during the months of October – April, excluding holidays. Reservations must be made directly with the Inn and discount requested when booking.
The Inn at Langley is situated overlooking the Saratoga Passage in downtown Langley. In addition to an award winning fine dining restaurant which is open year round on the weekends, the Inn also features a full-service spa for massages, facials and body treatments. All guestrooms feature soaking tubs, views of the water and include balconies and fireplaces. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included in all stays.
COUNTRY COTTAGES AT LANGLEY *)
Address: 215 Sixth Street in Langley
Phone: 800.713.3860; ask for Jacki or Tom
Discounts: 15% discount is available for registered WIFAS students.
Stay in one of our 6 romantic private cottages. Each cottage has a private entrance, water view, and private deck Jacuzzi's and fireplaces are available in three of our cottages.
526 Camano Avenue, Langley
GOSS LAKE VIEW CABIN
Price: See website for current pricing
Discounts: 10 % discount for students during workshops
Goss Lake View Cabin ("Dolly Mops") is a charming private cabin nestled in tall cedar trees on the shores of beautiful Goss Lake. Located at the end of a quiet private road, with few neighbors, on a bit of a bluff. There are lovely views from every room (and the hot tub). The lake shimmers in the light from the living/dining room windows or filters through the trees from the latex bed in the upstairs bedroom.
THE BARN AT LANGLEY *)
Authentic old barn two blocks from downtown Langley completely rebuilt into a stylish, open floor plan residence. Hardwood floors throughout the main floor. Ceilings in main room are at least 18-feet high. Large main room opens through lovely french doors to large patio including dining table to enjoy outdoor living. Beautiful gardens. Concrete counter tops and high quality stainless steel appliances (including Bosch dishwasher) for the vacationing cook. Cozy propane fireplace set in a modern concrete wall. Sparse and tasteful furniture, including an iron-framed sofa loaded with pillows. The master bedroom has a balcony that has a peek-a-boo view of Camano Island, Mt. Baker, and Puget Sound.
SOUTH WHIDBEY ISLAND RENTAL
Price: $75 per night, single or double occupancy
We have a very cute apartment for rent on beautiful Bailey Road. Full kitchen, living room, dining area, large bedroom & bath. Bikes available for a ride to Maxwelton Beach (3 miles). Covered patio to enjoy view of forest, garden, and a few cackling hens.
SOUTH WHIDBEY SUITE RETREAT
Phone: 360.579.3070 or 831.359.5933
Price: $150 per night, discount for more than four nights
A very sweet suite in artistic NW style; includes WIFI, large 2bd 1.5ba plus wide open full kitchen/dining/living room, great views of Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains, bunnies & deer abound, 15 min. to Langley and beyond, and cool hiking trail right out your backdoor. Access to beach suite is part of larger home, very private & separate, owner lives in smaller suite w/3 kitties (We are quiet as mice!).
VACATION RENTAL IN CLINTON
Contact: Maury or Donna
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 360.341.1860, 512.750.2117, or 512.632.1575
THE CARRIAGE HOUSE IN LANGLEY *)
Contact: Susanne Paulson
The Carriage House invites guests for a longer stay. Its broad windows, French doors, and balcony showcase peaceful views of Mount Baker, Camano Island, and leisurely summer sailboats cruising in the waters of Saratoga Passages. Soft leather sofas gathered around a blue-tiled fireplace and well-stocked bookshelves crate a yearning for time to spend with a good book and a bowl of popcorn. The Carriage House provides a gourmet kitchen, television, DVD, a surround sound stereo system. Two spacious bedrooms and bathes make the Carriage House your home away from home.
THE CARRIAGE HOUSE IN CLINTON
The Carriage House is a newly constructed, fully furnished 1 bedroom (700sq) on Beautiful Whidbey Island. It boasts gorgeous sunrises and great view of the moon coming up over the Cascades & 3 min from Clinton ferry. Its a perfect hub for wine tasting, exploring the charming seaside town of Langley, beach combing or just sit on the balcony & enjoy the water activity & wildlife. There are lots of resident bald eagles, deer and wild bunnies to be seen.
SANDY POINT HOUSE
Miles of private sugar sand beach. Caretaker on site. Three-bedroom, one bath, avail Sept through May.
Cleaning fee of $50.00
GREAT STUDIO WITH A VIEW
Contact: Susan Jensen
Artist’s studio with a short walk to a private beach, full kitchen and bath, private beach, swimming pool on the beach in the summers and tennis courts. It is about 10 minutes from Langley by car. For a WIFAS discount SEND email directly to Susan Jensen, email@example.com.