Plan your visit to Anchorage Inn B & B in Coupeville: Now in its 10th consecutive year rated as a 5 star by Trip Advisor

by Carolyn Tamler 11th May 2020

Anchorage Inn is offering a special for a Plan Ahead visit to the Inn. Book now for a future visit or purchase a gift certificate for yourself or someone else and receive a 20% discount on the room of your choice.




If you ask the Innkeepers at the Anchorage Inn Bed & Breakfast about the awards they've won over the last 21 years, Dave and Dianne Binder are modest about pointing out the number they have received. But, if you visit their website (, you’ll see many of those awards listed, including top rankings from Air B&B,, Bed and, and Trip Advisor for the 9th year in a row.


In June, the Binders will celebrate their  21st year as owners of this iconic Bed & Breakfast that was built 30 years ago on a corner in Coupeville that had always been vacant. Due to its location in this historic town, it had to be built to look like it fit into the sea port scene of 1889. At first glance, it looks like a large Victorian Sea Captains villa.



The Binders love Coupeville and have become integral members of the community. Dave notes, “We quickly became established here and we now know someone nearly everywhere we go in town.” Over the years, they have been active leaders and members of a variety of clubs and non-profits, and Dianne has served on the Coupeville Town Council for nearly 13 years.


In 1999 they founded the Coupeville Lodging Association, with the goal of bringing the lodgings of Coupeville together to share overflow business, learn how to better serve travelers and to divide the cost of advertising their iconic town off island.


Anchorage Inn B & B has an average of 3,000 guests per year; the season height is from mid-June through mid-October. Everyone who has stayed at the Anchorage Inn is quick to notice and appreciate Dave and Dianne's humor, hospitality and great breakfasts. For returning quests, the Binders reward them with the Pancake, Omelet, Quiche and French Toast discounts as their visits increase.


This unique lodging has seven attractively different and comfortable rooms and suites. Dave explains, “Our goal has always been to offer a high class, yet affordable inn, for everyone to enjoy.”  Dianne's first thought is always, "Does this meet the Anchorage Inn standard?" With those thoughts in mind, every year the Binders address a one-year plan of improvements. This year the building is beginning to show signs of weathering, so the painting of the wrap around porch, power washing of the inn and rain gutter cleaning are all being addressed.


Dave and Dianne have for years offered “Inn Keeping 101” classes for those interested in following the road they have traveled. Dave says “To date, we've had almost two dozen couples take our class, and most are now successful innkeepers or can make wiser decisions about their next steps.”


When guests from other countries are staying at the Anchorage Inn, the Binders post the flag of that country for those in Coupeville to enjoy. Dave's library of flags now totals close to 60 countries.

The innkeepers are continually raising the bar to make improvements to keep earning awards and five star reviews. They invite you to remember the Anchorage Inn for your family and friends coming to Whidbey or if someone asks you for a B&B recommendation.


For more information, check out their website,, or give the Binders a call at 360-678-5581.

Posted by WhidbeyLocal
11th May 2020 12:00 am.
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