La Conner Country Inn News http://www.laconnercountryinn.comhttps://www.laconnercountryinn.com/modules/news.htm?rssfeed=1 Tue, 11 Aug 2020 06:14:36 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 A Country Road Trip from Seattle through Skagit Valley! http://www.laconnercountryinn.comhttps://www.laconnercountryinn.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=30013 <div style="text-align: left;">Head I-5 North!!</div> <div style="text-align: left;">Get off on the Conway, Lake McMurray Ext 221 and venture along Fir Island. You must stop at <a href="http://www.snowgooseproducemarket.com/products.html">Snow Goose Produce</a>! This is quite the little farmers market filled with local fresh and smoked seafood, artisan cheeses, fresh breads, plants, local produce from Skagit Valley and of course the most amazingly huge homemade ice cream cones ever.Then head into La Conner enjoy boutique shopping or stop by the <a href="http://www.calicocupboardcafe.com/">Calico Cupboard</a>&nbsp;<br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/213x213_cinnimonjpg.jpg" alt="" width="213" height="213" align="" /> <br /><br />and grab and some AMAZING made from scratch gooey cinnamon rolls or GF cookies to take to your walk to <a href="https://ecology.wa.gov/Water-Shorelines/Shoreline-coastal-management/Padilla-Bay-reserve/">Padilla Bay Nature Trail</a>. Padilla Bay is such a great walk for everyone as it is flat, benches to relax, great views of the Salish Sea and miles of nature&rsquo;s preserve with abundant wildlife. Also, a great spot to bike.</div> <p>Then you have a couple options of fun spots to head to. Drive into the small farm town of Edison and check out <a href="https://www.bowhillblueberries.com/">Bow Hill Blueberry</a> for all thing&rsquo;s blueberry! Dried blueberries, juice or even pickled blueberries. Or head over to <a href="https://www.terramarcraft.com/">Terramar Brewstillery</a> for a hand-crafted beer. This is a new hot spot catching all the buzz. Be sure not to catch a buzz though if you&rsquo;re driving!</p> <p>Or drive into Mt Vernon and check out some fantastic farm stands off of McLean Rd full of local produce and flowers. Definitely Stop by Schuh farms on Memorial Highway. It is always a great place to find local produce and treats.</p> <p>Make your way back to La Conner and right at the roundabout there is another great farm stand <a href="https://www.hedlinfarms.com/">Hedlin&rsquo;s Family Farm</a>. Lots of great local ingredients including flour, cheese, eggs, honey, berries, corn and known for their flowers and tomatoes!&nbsp;<br /><br /></p> <p><img class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/667x375_hedlins__20200805144901png.png" alt="" width="667" height="375" align="" /><br />Now get freshened up in your room at the <a href="https://www.laconnercountryinn.com/">La Conner Country Inn</a>&nbsp;for dinner. Take a walk down the board walk to <a href="https://www.nellthorn.com/">Nell Thorn Bistro and Bar</a> right on the water. They offer a beautiful dinner inspired by the food&rsquo;s grown right here in our region with a gorgeous view of the Swinomish Channel. Definitely make a reservation!</p> <p>Don&rsquo;t forget to have your camera with you. The sunset is amazing right here in La Conner overlooking the channel!</p> The Top 2 Art Museums in La Conner http://www.laconnercountryinn.comhttps://www.laconnercountryinn.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=30007 <h1 style="text-align: center;"><span><img class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/resized_art_museum_inn.png" alt="" width="500" height="300" align="" /><br />Spend a Day Exploring La Conner Art Museums</span></h1> <p><span>La Conner, WA, is home to many lovely art museums. If you&rsquo;re somebody who loves art, immerse yourself into the art museums of La Conner, where you&rsquo;re sure to see some spectacular work and meet others who share your admiration for art. Whether you&rsquo;re on vacation with your family or your significant other, you&rsquo;ll have a wonderful afternoon exploring the art museums in the La Conner area.</span></p> <h1 style="text-align: center;">The Top 2 Art Museums in La Conner</h1> <p><span>Enjoy two beautiful art museums in La Conner that are completely unique from one another. Visiting one or both of the two best art museums in La Conner is the perfect way to spend an afternoon! Don&rsquo;t worry - they&rsquo;re all just minutes away from La Conner Country Inn.</span></p> <h1 style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.qfamuseum.org/">Quilt &amp; Fiber Arts Museum</a></h1> <p><span>Explore a beautiful array of handmade quilts when you visit this museum. Quilts made by artists from all around the world are displayed in <a href="https://www.qfamuseum.org/exhibits.html"><span>different exhibits</span></a>. Each of the quilts were made to represent different things, whether that be local or national. Some quilts are massive - up to 40 feet by 40 feet! This unique museum will be something you won&rsquo;t forget as you admire all of the delicate and intricate designs made by hand.</span></p> <h1 style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.monamuseum.org/">Museum of Northwest</a></h1> <p><span>The exhibits at the Museum of Northwest Art are always changing to ensure that visitors are always getting a different taste of art. You&rsquo;ll never find paintings that are the same - whether its landscapes, installations, geology inspired art, everything is always unique and from different artists. Come out to the museum for an afternoon of admiring beautiful work done by some of the most talented artists.</span></p> <h1 style="text-align: center;">La Conner Hotels: <a href="https://www.laconnercountryinn.com/">La Conner Country Inn</a></h1> <p><span>Relax at one of the most beautiful hotels in the La Conner area when you stay with us. Our <a href="https://www.laconnercountryinn.com/guest-rooms.htm"><span>cozy guest rooms</span></a> are decorated with gas fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, coffee, and everything else you could need for a comfortable stay. Our prime location makes us just minutes away from all of the fun things you&rsquo;ll want to do during your vacation in La Conner. To book one of our rooms, give us a call at 360-466-1500.</span></p> <p><span>&nbsp;<img class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/resized_king_inn.png" alt="" width="500" height="300" align="" /></span></p> PACKING LIST FOR YOUR TRIP TO LA CONNER http://www.laconnercountryinn.comhttps://www.laconnercountryinn.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9693 <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;"><img width="1088" height="724" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/1088x724_travel_list_blogjpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" /><br />When visiting <a href="https://lovelaconner.com/">La Conner Washington</a>&nbsp;there are certain things you don&rsquo;t want to forget to pack! La Conner is located right alongside the Swinomish Channel&nbsp;and surrounded by many hiking trails, beaches, and wildlife! It&rsquo;s the worst feeling when you get halfway to your destination and then realize you forgot your camera or something of importance. Here is a helpful packing list made just for you when you come to visit&#127773;</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Binoculars for <a href="https://lovelaconner.com/la-conner-perfect-home-base-birdwatching-skagit-valley/">bird watching</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bring your bike and ride along many <a href="https://eur05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.traillink.com%2Fcity%2Fla-conner-wa-trails%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cbb10b1a3fcbf4a41fa8608d80d930a5a%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637274272465459491&amp;sdata=ya2lO1GYx5Tqql2Y1zAaL72Op1YBBFHilH5dsajsOt8%3D&amp;reserved=0">trails</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pack your <a href="https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00A7EXF4C/ezinflatablekayaks-20">kayak</a>, lots of easy access to water!</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.columbia.com/womens-newton-ridge-plus-waterproof-amped-hiking-boot---wide-1718822.html?dwvar_1718822_variationColor=286&amp;dwvar_1718822_variationSize=7.5&amp;ef_id=Cj0KCQjwiYL3BRDVARIsAF9E4GdrbWGBZSx1FEPQcGsOFgu9-qq4lIBhyhaGQGGaf_l0UkNKnUSZi5oaAnpDEALw_wcB:G:s&amp;mid=paidsearch&amp;eid=Google+PLA+US&amp;s_kwcid=AL!3937!3!295605957528!!!g!639084100797!&amp;gclid=Cj0KCQjwiYL3BRDVARIsAF9E4GdrbWGBZSx1FEPQcGsOFgu9-qq4lIBhyhaGQGGaf_l0UkNKnUSZi5oaAnpDEALw_wcB">Hiking boots</a>: <a href="https://www.visitskagitvalley.com/hike-skagit/">Hiking trails</a> in and around La Conner, Washington</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.amazon.com/s?k=inflatable+paddle+board+sup&amp;gclid=Cj0KCQjwiYL3BRDVARIsAF9E4GfrOKhFFeaocavYFRp881BPwzpcsLGPy3q98yYuI5bgzZwkiolSz6AaAuc6EALw_wcB&amp;hvadid=323441492050&amp;hvdev=c&amp;hvlocphy=9033381&amp;hvnetw=g&amp;hvqmt=b&amp;hvrand=11183882106945792892&amp;hvtargid=kwd-313747320147&amp;hydadcr=8149_9894104&amp;tag=googhydr-20&amp;ref=pd_sl_931z6xamut_b">Paddle board</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Camera </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Book/ journal </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Bring a picnic blanket and have lunch out at <a href="https://parkpreview.blog/2019/07/22/on-the-road-la-conner-waterfront-park/">Conner Waterfront Park</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Dog!!! (We allow dogs at <a href="https://www.laconnercountryinn.com/things-to-do.htm">The La Conner Country Inn</a>) </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rain jacket&hellip; The Pacific Northwest is beautiful, but it does rain a lot. </span></li> <li><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Don&rsquo;t forget your <a href="https://www.rei.com/product/125746/eno-doublenest-printed-hammock?CAWELAID=120217890006138740&amp;CAGPSPN=pla&amp;CAAGID=100738964535&amp;CATCI=pla-366418484527&amp;cm_mmc=PLA_Google&amp;product_id=1257460014&amp;ad_type=pla&amp;channel=online&amp;partition_id=366418484527&amp;target_id=pla-366418484527&amp;brand_flag=&amp;adgroup_id=100738964535&amp;campaign_id=9919350858&amp;location_physical=9033381&amp;cid=432163240269&amp;network=g&amp;network_type=search&amp;device_type=c&amp;merchant_id=1209243&amp;gclid=Cj0KCQjwiYL3BRDVARIsAF9E4GdK5Fou9cX7N_vnnLi0aO6LUUQqAzErW8Q9svZSIiZDOnSqc-g-TowaAieQEALw_wcB&amp;gclsrc=aw.ds">Hammock</a>! Set it up and lounge at <a href="http://www.townoflaconner.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Pioneer-Park-3">Pioneer Park</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="https://www.westmarine.com/women-s-boots">Rain boots/beach boots</a>&nbsp;if you are coming during the tulip and daffodil season! </span><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;">The flower fields get quite muddy in the spring as there is always lots of rain.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Don&rsquo;t forget to have your designated driver tag along so you can partake in the</span><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;<a href="https://skagitfarmtopint.com/">Skagit Ale Trail!</a></span><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;"></span></li> </ul> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="font-family: georgia, palatino; font-size: 14pt;"><br />You know what to pack, now come and visit La Conner, Washington and join us at <a href="https://www.laconnercountryinn.com/things-to-do.htm">La Conner Country Inn!</a>&nbsp;<br /><a href="https://reserve5.resnexus.com/resnexus/reservations/lodging/B2C5681E-32F8-44F4-9079-8B43C3B8B7A4?_ga=2.183777509.23717002.1592244860-2035667331.1561140458">Contact us now</a>&nbsp;for reservations at 360.466.1500 </span></p> Supreme Selfie Spots When Visiting La Conner! http://www.laconnercountryinn.comhttps://www.laconnercountryinn.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9595 <p><span>&nbsp;</span>Downtown La Conner has so much beauty to offer its guests. Whether it&rsquo;s the historical buildings with beautiful architecture, all the art pieces scattered throughout the town, or even just the backdrop of the gorgeous Swinomish Channel. You don&rsquo;t want to forget your camera when visiting La Conner!<br /><br /></p> <p><span>Who doesn&rsquo;t want ice cream on a hot summer day? </span></p> <p><span>Take a walk down to </span><a href="https://www.laconnericecreamtower.com/"><span>La Conner&rsquo;s Ice Cream Tower</span></a><span> grab an ice cream cone and stick your head in their tiered photo cutout for the perfect group photo!</span>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/550x550_elva_pic_for_blog_2jpg.jpg" alt="" width="550" height="550" align="" /><br /><em><span style="color: #7dd321;">La Conner Ice Cream Tower</span></em></p> <p><span>When visiting La Conner, you&rsquo;ve got to stop by </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/NastyJacksAntiques/"><span>Nasty Jacks Antiques</span></a><span> and visit their fortune teller out front. Get a read on what your future holds and grab a selfie with him while you&rsquo;re at it.<br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/493x494_brenda_pic_for_blog_3jpg.jpg" alt="" width="493" height="494" align="" /><br /></span></p> <p><span><em><span style="color: #7dd321;">Nasty Jacks Antique's&nbsp;</span></em><br /><br />The town of La Conner is very nautical as it sits next to the Swinomish Channel. Stroll down the waterfront boardwalk and take advantage of the beautiful blue aquatic backdrop for one of your selfies. You must catch a sunset over the water!<br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/713x475_la_conner_boardwalk_for_blogjpg.jpg" alt="" width="713" height="475" align="" /><br /></span></p> <p><span><em><span style="color: #7dd321;">Rainbow Bridge</span> </em><br /><br />Sunflowers and farm fields at </span><a href="https://www.hedlinfarms.com/"><span>Hedlinds Farm</span></a><span> make for the best vibrant selfie! There are lots of photo opportunities here all year round. </span></p> <p><span>Visiting La Conner in the fall? </span></p> <p><span>Great! </span><a href="https://www.hedlinfarms.com/"><span>Hedlinds Farm</span></a><span>has the most colorful pumpkin patch, perfect for fall photos.<br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/411x446_pic_of_cousin_blog_2png.png" alt="" width="411" height="446" align="" /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/491x491_sunflower_blogjpg.jpg" alt="" width="491" height="491" align="" /><br /><br /></span></p> <p><span>Take pictures of or with all the totem poles all around town! There are so many unique totem poles to choose from, you can find them at Swadab&rsquo;s Park, the La Conner Elementary School, and right outside of Maple Hall. Each pole is different and portrays a different message.<br /><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/479x319_totem_pole_blogjpg.jpg" alt="" width="479" height="319" align="" /><br /></span></p> <p><span>Your unforgettable experience in La Conner, WA, starts at </span><a href="https://www.laconnercountryinn.com/meetings.htm">La Conner Country Inn</a><span>. The Inn sits next to the Swinomish Channel in the heart of downtown La Conner, an excellent location if you want to bask in gorgeous waterfront views and enjoy all things La Conner. You&rsquo;ll love our complimentary continental breakfast each morning after a good night&rsquo;s sleep as you prepare for another wonderful day in La Conner. To make a&nbsp;</span><a href="https://eur06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Freserve5.resnexus.com%2Fresnexus%2Freservations%2Flodging%2FB2C5681E-32F8-44F4-9079-8B43C3B8B7A4%3F_ga%3D2.193554477.1001851083.1585845278-1390151925.1585845278&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C3f5a774af88c4d2f44f308d7fc3f8c6d%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637255222181452191&amp;sdata=RBom7FGtUgEl7n3y6NMeCF1Bm8geZgXAhYX4fdnOyvg%3D&amp;reserved=0">reservation online</a><span>, visit our website today!</span><span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p> La Conner Washington Resturants! http://www.laconnercountryinn.comhttps://www.laconnercountryinn.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9427 <p>When you&rsquo;re visiting a new area, restaurants are an essential part of your vacation. Indulging in your destination&rsquo;s hottest restaurants can be one of the highlights of your trip as you spend a memorable time with your family, talking, laughing, and enjoying a delicious meal in a new atmosphere. When you stay at La Conner Country Inn, you&rsquo;re close to all of La Conner&rsquo;s favorite restaurants.</p> <h2><a name="_s9fdsdxofi7j"></a><span>The 3 Most Sensational Restaurants in La Conner, WA</span></h2> <h3><a name="_45p7rcs7pinf"></a><span><a href="https://www.nellthorn.com/"><span>Nell Thorn Waterfront Bistro &amp; Bar</span></a></span></h3> <p><span>Nell Thorn is the hidden gem of northwest dining and is also one of La Conner&rsquo;s favorite restaurants. All of the ingredients Nell Thorn uses to create their delicious entrees are sourced from local family farms and organic whenever possible. The cozy inside of the restaurant is a great place to dine in the winter months, but it&rsquo;s also perfect in the summer when you can sit out on their spacious deck <span>over-looking</span> the gorgeous Swinomish Channel. </span></p> <h3><a name="_mxompwcn4wcj"></a><span><a href="http://theoysterandthistle.com/"><span>The Oyster &amp; Thistle Restaurant &amp; Pub</span></a></span></h3> <p><span>This restaurant is nestled in the hill overlooking the downtown La Conner area. Oyster &amp; Thistle has been providing guests with fine dining and amazing service since 1991! The combination of regional ingredients creates their menu - a mixture of<span> locally sourced</span><span> different</span> seafood and meat entrees; you&rsquo;ll find something you love at The Oyster &amp; Thistle Restaurant. </span></p> <h3><a name="_6jqld2b9tlub"></a><span><a href="https://www.waterfrontcafelaconner.com/"><span>Waterfront Cafe</span></a></span></h3> <p><span>Enjoy a unique dining experience at Waterfront Cafe with some of the best waterfront views. The gorgeous inside dining area is decorated with a spectacular mural throughout the restaurant, painted by one of the best muralists in America, Jerry Ragg. Waterfront&rsquo;s outdoor dining experience is second to none, with gorgeous waterfront views. Once you experience the cuisine and service at Waterfront Cafe, it will become one of your favorites too!</span></p> <h2><a name="_mwxeanfrw5rg"></a><span><a href="https://www.laconnercountryinn.com/"><span>La Conner Country Inn</span></a></span></h2> <p><span>Your unforgettable experience in La Conner, WA, starts at La Conner Country Inn. Our Inn sits next to the Swinomish Channel in the heart of downtown La Conner, an excellent location if you want to bask in gorgeous waterfront views and enjoy all things La Conner. You&rsquo;ll love our complimentary continental breakfast each morning after a good night&rsquo;s sleep as you prepare for another wonderful day in La Conner. To make a <a href="https://reserve5.resnexus.com/resnexus/reservations/lodging/B2C5681E-32F8-44F4-9079-8B43C3B8B7A4?_ga=2.193554477.1001851083.1585845278-1390151925.1585845278"><span>reservation online</span></a>, visit our website today!</span></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p> 8 reasons why La Conner, Washington is perfect for a group retreat or meeting location! http://www.laconnercountryinn.comhttps://www.laconnercountryinn.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9396 <p style="padding-left: 30px;">La Conner is located approximately 60 miles north of Seattle. It has been voted &ldquo;<em>Best Weekend Getaway</em>&rdquo; in Washington. It is also a great spot to hold a meeting, host a retreat or simply get a group of family together. <br /><br /><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Here are 8 reasons why this little town is worth the trip!</strong></span></p> <hr /> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>When you and your group get to the quaint little artsy town, located on the Swinomish Channel, you can park your car and everything is in walking distance!&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <img width="305" height="203" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/305x203_laconnerbw_0011jpg.jpg" class="img-responsive" alt="" align="" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</li> <li>There are multiple locations to host an event or a meeting! <a href="https://www.townoflaconner.org/facilities/facility/details/Maple-Hall-and-Maple-Center-1">Maple Hall</a>, <a href="http://www.swinomishyachtclub.org/clubhouse/">Swinomish Yacht Club</a>, <a href="https://www.townoflaconner.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/La-Conner-Civic-Garden-Club-2">The Civic Garden Club</a>, <a href="https://www.laconnercountryinn.com/">La Conner Country Inn</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.laconnerchannellodge.com/">La Conner Channel Lodge</a> and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.laconnerseafood.com/">La Conner Seafood &amp; Prime Rib House</a>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</li> <li>From Memorial Day to Labor Day there is live music every Sunday in the heart of town at Gilkey Square.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>There are superb eateries located all along the main strip of La Conner and a handful of them right on the boardwalk. If you&rsquo;re looking for Northwest cuisine, I highly recommend <a href="http://theoysterandthistle.com/">The Oyster &amp; Thistle Restaurant &amp; Pub</a>. Their seafood is perfection especially the oysters and scallops For the biggest and most delicious cinnamon rolls ever, head to the <a href="http://www.calicocupboardcafe.com/">Calico Cupboard Caf&eacute; &amp; Bakery</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.seedsbistro.com/">Seed&rsquo;s Bistro</a> is known for all of their&nbsp; &nbsp; locally Skagit farm sourced ingredients. There is so many more!&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Boutique Shopping- Stroll along the boardwalk and browse through all the little shops filled with unique gifts. Catch the view of the Rainbow Bridge, abundant wildlife and the boats passing by on the Swinomish Channel.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img class="img-responsive" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/226x226_bridge_png.png" alt="" width="226" height="226" align="" /></li> </ul> <ul> <li>Pubs, wine bars and the <a href="https://www.laconnerbrewery.com/">La Conner Brewing Company</a>- Did I mention everything is in walking distance, so no need to worry about your group drinking and driving.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>There are lots of great parks if your wanting to get outside and enjoy the salty air along the water for a picnic. Two popular parks are the Connor Waterfront Park under the Rainbow Bridge, and then cross the bridge to the reservation. Swinomish Cedar Hat Park was built in 2011 to host the Salish tribes annual canoe journey. Check out all the architecture with native art and totem poles.</li> </ul> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img class="img-responsive" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/229x172_canoesjpg.jpg" alt="" width="229" height="172" align="" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">Check out the town! Give the <a href="https://www.laconnercountryinn.com/tour.htm">La Conner County Inn </a>a call to help facilitate all of the meeting spaces in town and of course accommodations. They are located in the heart of downtown and are your local travel experts with all of the latest things to do. <br /><br />Call for reservations 360.466.1500<br /><br /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Recent Visits to Local Eateries http://www.laconnercountryinn.comhttps://www.laconnercountryinn.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9356 <p><span>What I love most about eating at restaurants in Skagit Valley is the locally sourced farm grown ingredients from right here in the valley! </span></p> <p><span>Here are my personal favorite reasons I recommend to head to </span><a href="https://www.pacinos.com/"><span>Pacionis</span></a><span>, the </span><a href="https://www.breadfarm.com/"><span>Bread Farm</span></a><span> and </span><a href="http://tweetscafe.com/"><span>Tweets Cafe</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.pacinos.com/"><span>PACIONIS ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE</span></a></p> <ul style="list-style-type: square;"> <li><span><span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span><span>Locally sourced ingredients! </span></li> <li><span>For all you gluten free lovers there are many different selections including cauliflower crust, </span><a href="https://www.shambalabakery.com/"><span>Shambala</span></a><span> crust and gluten free noodles.</span></li> <li>Produce is fresh and chopped daily as well as house made pizza dough. Tossed right in front of you in the open kitchen!</li> <li>The soups are made from scratch daily.</li> <li>Craft Cocktails made with <a href="https://www.valleyshinedistillery.com/"><span>Valley Shines</span></a><span> locally produced spirits! <span>&nbsp;</span></span></li> <li>The deserts are to die for, their Cr&egrave;me Brule is my favorite and is made in house.</li> <li>Every Monday they have a deal of $14 bottles of wine, when a single glass is typically $8.</li> <li>The Lincoln Theatre is just steps away so make a date night out of it, grab dinner and see a live show!<span>&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p><span><span><br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/310x229_pacionispng.png" alt="" width="310" height="229" align="" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img class="img-responsive" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/304x228_pacionis2png.png" alt="" width="304" height="228" align="" /></span></span></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.breadfarm.com/"><span>BREAD FARM</span></a></p> <ul style="list-style-type: square;"> <li><span>Located in the sweet town of Edison, they originally started with five types of bread and over the years have grown to 12 amazing varieties. </span></li> <li><span>Breads, cookies, European pastries, crackers and pantry staples. Everything is made from scratch!</span></li> <li>They are very known for their unique flavored shortbread.</li> <li>It is very charming when you walk in. The air is filled with amazing aroma, watch as they bake right in front of you.</li> <li>They are bread farmers and are always looking for more people interested in farming bread!</li> <li>They do curbside pick-up, delivery, and in store purchases.</li> <li>They have what you need to cure your sweet tooth, but also offer a savorer selection! Definitely worth a visit!</li> </ul> <p><span>&nbsp;<img class="img-responsive" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/286x180_breadlab2jpg.jpg" alt="" width="286" height="180" align="" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="http://tweetscafe.com/"><span>TWEETS CAFE</span></a></p> <ul style="list-style-type: square;"> <li><span>Also located in Edison they source all their ingredients locally from Skagit produce and meat farmers.</span></li> <li>Their menu is constantly changing depending on the season as well as what they source from local farmers.</li> <li>Everything truly is made from scratch.</li> <li>Keep in mind you order up front at the counter and there is limited seating in this very eclectic setting. The building has a garage door that opens up so on nice days you can eat outside or inside to get the fresh air and sun rays</li> <li>Must bring cash or a check as they do not accept any cards!</li> <li>They compost their food</li> <li>Amazing espresso!</li> <li>Their menu is very mindful of people with food allergens such as gluten and dairy!</li> <li>Breakfast croissant=AMAZING!</li> <li>They appear to have a lot of regulars and I understand why, the staff is so friendly. Every staff member greeted me when I walked in, and said goodbye when I left. I definitely left feeling happy, delighted and full!</li> </ul> <p><span><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img class="img-responsive" src="https://bnbwebsites.s3.amazonaws.com/5724/204x153_tweetsjpg.jpg" alt="" width="204" height="153" align="" /><br /><br /><span>I highly recommend checking out all of these three! These are all great little hidden gem&rsquo;s in Skagit Valley. Enjoy a taste of the country life and when your tummy is full head to the </span><a href="https://www.laconnercountryinn.com/meetings.htm"><span>La Conner Country Inn</span></a><span> for a cozy night&rsquo;s rest. Snuggle up next to your fireplace and drift way. Call 360.466.1500 for reservations.&nbsp;</span></span></p> Skagit Valley Tulip Festival: The Festival of the Year http://www.laconnercountryinn.comhttps://www.laconnercountryinn.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=9198 <div><img class="img-responsive" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/aYjcotF7NxP_oOQP_f8L4D7MYRqzfUSxS0fMfFiu9vkiWNciOy42zlHoAHrEYbWz2hHctU5mxLd_mPMDPjl-cjjKBH0dSJd17j6U4r2LLjRR4hgvhSu2DCSQy_ecySL2LWre5A1BeyKm7Hk7zg" alt="" width="80%" height="NaN" align="middle" /><br /><br /></div> <br /><br /><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival lasts the</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">entire</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> month of April. Though the heart of the festival is centered around the acres of beautiful blooming tulips, there is so much more to do than just admire the tulips! Below are a few of the </span><a href="https://tulipfestival.org/events" style="text-decoration: none;" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">many, many events</span></a><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> that come with the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival!</span></span> <h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-top: 18pt; margin-bottom: 6pt;"><span style="font-size: 16pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Best Events at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival</span></h2> <h3 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-top: 16pt; margin-bottom: 4pt;"><a href="https://tulipfestival.org/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Tulip Festival</span></a></h3> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Of course, the tulip festival itself! The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is designed as a driving tour. However, you can park and walk around some of the fields or even bike ride! The tulips bloom anywhere from the last week of March to the second week of April - whatever Mother Nature has planned! The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Bloom Map is updated daily so that you can see what </span><a href="https://www.tulips.com/bloommap" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">tulip fields are blooming</span></a><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">.&nbsp;</span></p> <h3 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-top: 16pt; margin-bottom: 4pt;"><a href="https://www.atomichelicopters.com/tulip-tours" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Atomic Helicopters Scenic Helicopter Tours</span></a><span style="font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: Arial; color: #434343; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">&nbsp;</span></h3> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Get a bird&rsquo;s-eye view of all the beautiful blooming fields of tulips and daffodils. These family-friendly tours are available on weekends throughout April, with price depending on longevity and how many people will be attending!</span></p> <h3 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-top: 16pt; margin-bottom: 4pt;"><a href="https://beaksnosesbills4h.com/spring-petting-farm" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Beaks Noses Bills 4-H Club Petting Farm</span></a><span style="font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: Arial; color: #434343; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">&nbsp;</span></h3> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">With only a $5 per person donation suggested, the entire family can come out to Beaks Noses Bills to pet the most adorable rabbits, chicks, baby goats, lambs, and baby pigs. The petting farm is open every weekend in April from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.!</span></p> <h3 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-top: 16pt; margin-bottom: 4pt;"><a href="http://skagitbeerweek.com/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Skagit Beer Week</span></a><span style="font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: Arial; color: #434343; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">&nbsp;</span></h3> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Skagit Beer Week starts the last week of March, ending in the first week of April. The week is meant to honor the Valley&rsquo;s agricultural heritage, and, well, craft beer! Beer Week consists of </span><a href="https://skagitfarmtopint.com/skagit-beer-week/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">many different events</span></a><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, including: Skagit Beer Week Cutest Dog Contest, Skagit Beer Week Collaboration Brew Release Party, Skagit Farm to Pint Beer Run, Skagit Beer Week Yappy Hours, and many more!&nbsp;</span></p> <h3 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-top: 16pt; margin-bottom: 4pt;"><span style="font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: Arial; color: #434343; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Downtown Mount Vernon Street Fair&nbsp;</span></h3> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">This street fair has everything, including fine art, painting, clothing, jewelry, photography, food, live entertainment - fun for the whole family! Come out for a weekend in mid-April to get the full experience.&nbsp;</span></p> <h3 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-top: 16pt; margin-bottom: 4pt;"><a href="https://whales.com/cruises-from-la-conner/la-conner-tulip-festival-cracked-crab-lunch-cruise/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-size: 13.999999999999998pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">La Conner Crab Lunch Cruise</span></a></h3> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">This two-and-a-half-hour boat cruise will take you to the must-see views of Deception Pass and the Swinomish Channel. The boat has both indoor and outdoor seating for you to enjoy, and a delicious lunch of Dungeness crab, Tuscan baked chicken, sides, and dessert! The bar is stocked with a selection of Northwest beers, wines, and cocktails. Come experience La Conner by water, and </span><a href="https://whales.starboardsuite.com/?departure_location_id=3&amp;tour_type_id=14" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">book your lunch cruise</span></a><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> now!</span></p> <h2 dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-top: 18pt; margin-bottom: 6pt;"><span style="font-size: 16pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Staying at La Conner Country Inn</span></h2> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.3800000000000001; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><a href="https://www.laconnercountryinn.com/" style="text-decoration: none;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #1155cc; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: underline; -webkit-text-decoration-skip: none; text-decoration-skip-ink: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">La Conner Country Inn</span></a><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> is located in the quaint town of La Conner, WA. Its location is just 10 minutes away from the iconic Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, so if you&rsquo;re interested in going to the festival for more than one day, it will be easy to get back and forth! We are the perfect place for a relaxing getaway; we have a wonderful restaurant and pub, cozy rooms, and an excellent staff to make sure that your stay exceeds all expectations. Call us today to book a room so that you can experience the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, at 360-466-1500!</span></p>