La Conner B&B Giveaway

by Lauren Braden on March 3, 2009

in Northwest Cheapsleeps

Lucky, lucky you.

The owners of Queen of the Valley Inn Bed and Breakfast, a charming historic farmhouse B&B in La Conner, Washington, are generously giving away a night’s stay to a lucky Northwest Cheapsleeps reader.queen-inn

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below. In the comment, tell us what you ate for breakfast this morning!

You may remember I wrote about Queen of the Valley Inn’s great “Financial Relief Package” a few weeks ago. Go soon – this special only lasts through the end of this month. My family spent a relaxing weekend at this B&B just after I wrote about it, and trust me – you won’t be disappointed. Shelly and Chris are fabulous hosts (and cooks!), their inn is family-friendly, and you will feel right at home. Well, except you won’t have to lift a finger!

Details: Good for one night, any single room. No black-out dates! Good 7 days/week. Expires 1 year from date of issue. Subject to availability, and advanced reservations required, of course. Value not to exceed $169.

How to Enter: To enter this March Giveaway, please submit a comment below. The contest begins today and ends on Tuesday, March 31, at 11:59 PM PST. We will choose one winner at random and notify you via email.

Rules: To enter, you must be age 18 or older. Submit only one comment per person on this post. If this is your first comment on Northwest Cheapsleeps, your comment will need to be approved before it is displayed. Duplicate comments will be deleted. Your email address is required when you post a comment but will not be displayed and will not be used for any reason other than to contact you if you win. Therefore, make sure the email address you give us is valid.

Good luck!

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{ 65 comments… read them below or add one }

Swaroop March 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm

I had a bowl of cereal for breakfast this morning – plus a few girl scout cookies.


Janice Werley March 3, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I ate 3 pieces of homemade Banana Bread and some tea.


Karyn Johnson March 3, 2009 at 2:53 pm

My breakfast is boring, but I had a bowl of Grape Nuts and a homemade chai latte.


Dorrinda March 3, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Chai with Almond Milk and Agave was my opener and then I had Nancy’s plain yogurt flavored with Lemon fish oil (nothing fishy about it), agave and topped with Millet Rice cereal. Two slices of Ezekeil’s raisin toast. More tea to wash it all down.


Kindra March 3, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Blue and Raz berry muffins.


Krista Feaster March 3, 2009 at 3:49 pm

I had a banana….I could have really used a wonderful breakfast from your B&B! 🙂


Maureen Reilly March 3, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Poached eggs on toast and coffee


Mary Jo March 3, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Coffee. That’s it!

And that’s why I need to get away to a B&B.


karen March 3, 2009 at 5:15 pm

a bagel & instant coffee. breakfast of champions right there.


Tina March 3, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I’ve never been to a bed & breakfast before!


Wendy March 3, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I had Frosted Mini-Wheats…..same thing I’ve had for the last 5 days in a row! Can you say BORING?


Sally Stancliffe March 3, 2009 at 5:26 pm

My husband proposed to me at a bed and breakfast up near Cape Flattery.


Ken March 3, 2009 at 5:34 pm

I love LaConner


Annette March 3, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Breakfast was as usual, a delight:
Organic rye flakes soaked in soy milk, topped with unsweetened coconut, cut up apple, organic raisins, walnuts chopped, whole re-hydrated cranberries, ground hemp seeds, ground organic flax seeds, 1 Tbsp organic cold-pressed flax seed oil, and….a few chocolate chips, served in a blue pottery bowl, made by a local potter! Following this, a toasted piece of sunflower rye bread made by a local bakery, with a Saskatoon berry spread.


Betsy Ayres March 3, 2009 at 7:30 pm

For breakfast this morning I reheated some calimari appetizers from last night’s dinner out with my sister, then, when heated through, I added a scrambled egg (her chicken’s!) with Dubliner cheese pieces, pepper and hot sauce…very tasty!


Chris Chambers March 3, 2009 at 7:58 pm

As a real estate broker for Coldwell Banker Executive Realty here in McMinnville, OR I stuck to the regimen. I had an almost cooked eggy sandwich on rye for our local health food store Harvest Fresh. Oh yes, and a cup of blonde coffee in a plastic mug and headed out the door. YUM!


Lesley March 3, 2009 at 8:11 pm

tempeh bacon and tofu scramble!


Angela March 3, 2009 at 8:22 pm

I had a whole wheat bagel with honey. I would rather have been at the Queen of the Valley!


Tom March 3, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Wow, lovely to see so many commenters here! I had a bowl of home made granola with raisins and, of course, coffee, sweet elixir of wakefulness!


Sonja March 3, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Two boiled eggs, 7 almonds, sliced cameo with cinnamon, merrymint and green tea.


Jennifer S. March 3, 2009 at 9:26 pm

I had a toasted bagel with cream cheese and some locally roasted Mud Bay Coffee!


Marla Binker March 4, 2009 at 4:43 am

Hi! I’d LOVE a free night at a B&B… perfect for our annual trip to WA in August 🙂


Judy March 4, 2009 at 7:19 am

I had homemade banana-pecan pancakes topped with soynut butter, a glass of skim milk, then a teecino in the car on the way to work. I’d sure love a B&B breakfast over a relaxing weekend, though!


Sara Hatch March 4, 2009 at 7:22 am

After stumbling out of bed this cloudy morning, I had scrambled eggs and coffee. I wonder what kind of breakfast they serve at Queen of the Valley Inn Bed and Breakfast? I hope to find out someday when I get a chance to visit LaConner, it sounds like an enchanting place!


Tom R March 4, 2009 at 8:50 am

I had a cheese omelette and coffee.


Terri March 4, 2009 at 10:23 am

I had a bowl of Kashi Oatmeal with soy milk, half a banana and some blueberries. Also had some vitamins.

Congratulations! This is a very clever idea. Love it!



John Poll March 4, 2009 at 11:29 am

I have a chocolate Isagenix protein shake every morning. Today, I added half a banana and three frozen strawberries.


Cherie Renae March 4, 2009 at 1:46 pm

I had two eggs, 1/2 banana and mango/orange juice for breakfast. Yum!


Annette March 4, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Oops – re breakfast 14 – I forgot the main ingredient: plain Bles-Wold yoghurt, from central Alberta (Canada)


Hayes March 4, 2009 at 8:53 pm

I had greek yogurt with honey and chopped walnuts, and some peppermint tea. I love this blog! Not only do I get great info on PNW getaways, but I get ideas for tasty breakfast treats…and MAYBE a free night in lovely La Conner. Thanks!


Terry B March 4, 2009 at 9:24 pm

I had a large bowl of oatmeal, slightly sweetened with brown sugar, a drizzle of cream, and more raisins than most people like! To accompany this, English Breakfast tee.



Wanderluster March 5, 2009 at 10:23 pm

I’m hungry after reading all of these. Interestingly enough, the only thing I had this morning was freshly prepared carrot/apple/kale/ginger juice. And hot Sri Lankan tea.


Sanna March 5, 2009 at 10:59 pm

I made multigrain pancakes with mixed berries and honey instead of syrup. Also had a banana, apple juice and green tea!


Meghan March 6, 2009 at 8:25 am

All these breakfast posts are making me hungry! I had a sip of coffe and toast with almond butter. I’m heading out for a run so I couldn’t fill up too much.


Sarah March 6, 2009 at 1:44 pm

I had madelines and coffee. YUM!


Dawn March 6, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I had maple & brown sugar oatmeal with a banana and a tall vanilla latte. 🙂


Joni Kirschenman March 6, 2009 at 3:16 pm

I had a bowl of Kashi with soy milk and 2 large cups of tea. Got my energy going perfectly!


Sheri March 6, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Rushed today so I took a box of cracklin’ bran and ate them on the way to work…..


Chris Chambers March 6, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Mmm! Madelines and coffee sounds like the perfect B&B wake up! Peace,Christopher


Toni March 7, 2009 at 7:52 am

I had leftover chinese.


Richard Rodriguez March 7, 2009 at 4:33 pm

We had a raspberry cinnamon roll and quiche at Calico Cupboard in Anacortes


william french March 9, 2009 at 12:16 pm

I had a pork chop and an apple.


terri March 10, 2009 at 7:26 am

THe place looks amazing!! I would LOVE to stay there!


Kid March 10, 2009 at 8:17 am

Washington Cameo apple with peanut butter. Now it’s on my keyboard.

Thanks for this very useful blog!


Krista March 10, 2009 at 11:24 am

I had peanut butter and raspberry jam on a whole wheat english muffin with two cups of strong dark tea.


Cheri March 10, 2009 at 12:55 pm

This morning’s breakfast was roast vegetables on toast, a banana and tea.


Holli March 10, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I was with my grandma celebrating her 94th birthday. We had cheeseburgers.


Allen March 11, 2009 at 11:23 am

Toasted pita with honey and butter.


Angela March 14, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Mmm, breakfast. I warmed up last night’s leftovers for breakfast today – carmelized onion sauce over lemon pepper pasta with sauteed brussel sprouts – and a dollop of plain yogurt on top!


retdgramma March 14, 2009 at 6:22 pm

I made a parfait, I guess, with blackberry yogurt, apples, bananas, blueberries, grapes, watermelon, and granola – YUM, YUM ! But I am sure your breakfasts are BETTER ! ! Sure would like to try one !


Rick and Kate March 15, 2009 at 12:09 pm

This morning for breakfast I made blue corn blueberry pancakes, with a recipe I recently brought back from a trip to Albuquerque. They were delicious as the firmer texture they provided mixed well with the two handfulls of blueberries I had defrosted earlier in the morning. My wife had the brilliant idea of freezing excess berries on a cookie sheet then bagging them. What a wonderful trick.

We also enjoyed some fresh-squeezed orange juice, to which we had added a bit of tangerine juice left over from cooking a tangering chicken last week. A wonderful combination.

Slices of real creamery butter, and a dollop or two of real Vermont maple syrup rounded out the meal. Along with some hot coffee, mine with cream, hers with Hazelnut creamer.

Hope this whets your appetite to give us a night at the Queen.


PrincessElla March 16, 2009 at 11:00 am

We had potato, onion and goat cheese omelette lovingly prepared by my husband to celebrate our wedding anniversary! We topped it off with a nice strong cup of tea and cuddle before he had to head off to work. Sure would have loved it if he could have the day off so we could relax at the beautiful Queen of the Valley Inn!


WashingtonBeerBlog March 16, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Peanut Butter toast. 🙂


Cheekylittlebaby March 16, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I had the same thing I have had for the past 6 months – nice warm breast milk. I followed it up with a nice long chew on my play gym. I sure would like to win so I can treat my parents to a relaxing weekend away.


Cristy Robertson March 20, 2009 at 12:28 pm

For breakfast I ate a PB&J with peach jelly and 2 strips of string cheese.

Thanks for the chance to enter a night’s stay at the La Conner B&B Giveaway!


Kathy March 21, 2009 at 11:34 am

My husband’s and my breakfast was a hash made from the leftover corned beef and potatoes from St. Pat’s day and some vanilla yogurt with sliced strawberries and blueberries. We both had a cup of tea.. Umm good!


Chris Dougherty March 22, 2009 at 8:48 am

LaConner is a wonderful place! I took a short visit a few years ago to look for the Red Headed Woodpecker but to no avail! Hope I’m chosen so I can resume the search!


Brandon Sawaya March 22, 2009 at 3:38 pm

would love to do some photography of the place if i dont win the nights stay….


jen nance March 24, 2009 at 7:24 pm

please pick me!


Lyanda March 27, 2009 at 4:51 pm

We had granola, of course! With raisins…


Jaime Roberts March 28, 2009 at 2:33 pm

I had 1 chocolate chip cookie, and the crusts off of my 18 month old twins toast. Oh- and 3 cups of coffee. “)


Lauren April 2, 2009 at 11:54 am

Thanks, everyone, for participating! The lucky winner is commenter #24, Sara Hatch. Congratulations, Sara! I hope you enjoy your stay at the Queen of the Valley Inn.

I will have another fabulous giveaway to post in a few days… stay tuned!


Simeon Baldwin August 10, 2009 at 8:25 pm

La Connor is one of our favorite places to visit, especially during the tulip season. Great food and hospitality at the Calico Cupboard Cafe and Bakery in Old Town.


Liz from Vancouver October 4, 2009 at 7:59 am

I had two pieces of spelt toast with Greek honey.


retdgramma October 4, 2009 at 9:18 am

I had a cinnamon roll and coffee and watching the Seahawks ! Can’t get better than that IF they could only WIN !


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