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The Heron House

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Luxury Cottage, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking | Premium bedding, memory foam beds, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Luxury Cottage, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking | Living area | Flat-screen TV
Luxury Cottage, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking | Private kitchen | Fridge, microwave, coffee/tea maker, electric kettle

Overview of The Heron House

The Heron House

3.0 star property

9.6/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
5531 Sunrise Beach Rd NW, Olympia, WA, 98502

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationYauger Park11 min drive
  • Popular LocationEvergreen State College13 min drive
  • Popular LocationShankz Black Light Mini Golf13 min drive
  • AirportOlympia, WA (OLM-Olympia Regional)18 min drive

Room options

About this area


The Heron House is located in Olympia. State Capitol Museum and Governor's Mansion are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Walter Dacon Winery and Stottle Winery Tasting Room. Shankz Black Light Mini Golf and East Bay Public Plaza are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Yauger Park - 11 min drive
  • Evergreen State College - 13 min drive
  • Shankz Black Light Mini Golf - 13 min drive
  • 5th Avenue Bridge - 14 min drive
  • Priest Point Park - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Olympia-Lacey Station - 24 min drive


  • The Shipwreck Cafe - 7 min drive
  • Sushi House - 10 min drive
  • Buffalo Wild Wings - 10 min drive
  • Aya Sushi - 10 min drive
  • Mud Bay Coffee - 11 min drive

About this property

The Heron House

3-star bed & breakfast
You can look forward to free continental breakfast, a terrace, and a garden at The Heron House. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a library.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Barbecue grills and smoke-free premises
Room features
All guestrooms at The Heron House include comforts such as premium bedding and bathrobes, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and hair dryers
  • Kitchens, refrigerators, and microwaves



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–11 AM

Family friendly

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Library

Guest services

  • No housekeeping


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • This property does not have elevators


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; your host will greet you
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Host will greet you, lockbox


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • An effective city/local tax rate of 8.9 percent will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Eld House B&B Olympia
Eld House B&B
Eld House Olympia
Eld House
The Eld House
The Heron House Olympia
The Heron House Bed & breakfast
The Heron House Bed & breakfast Olympia

Frequently asked questions

Is The Heron House pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at The Heron House?

As of Dec 2, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Heron House on Jan 1, 2023 start from CA $203.91, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Heron House?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Heron House?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at The Heron House?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is The Heron House located?

Situated in Olympia, this bed & breakfast is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Eld Inlet and within 9 mi (15 km) of Yauger Park and Evergreen State College. Shankz Black Light Mini Golf and McLane Creek Nature Trail are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Heron House and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Heron House offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Heron House cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 41 out of 49 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 84%
Rating 8 - Good. 6 out of 49 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 12%
Rating 6 - Okay. 0 out of 49 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 2 out of 49 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 4%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 0 out of 49 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The cabin itself is beautiful. Gas heating stove kept temperature well. Fruit, muffins and breakfast cereals were nice. Sign next to road could be more-easily readable. Markings on parking spot for easy departure maneuvering on steep driveway would help.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

4/10 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Big confusion since the ELD property is actually the HERON house, and the name change led to wasted time and an angry woman who berated us for trying to get into the lock box of the ELD house. Also, the actual rental is not by the lake, so the photo with a hammock by water should show a log cabin in the woods. More info is needed to describe a cabin above the lake, and no meet and greet. I explained this to the irate owner.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful cabin! All details well thought out. Really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Eld house was a unique and pleasant place to stay.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place was worth every cent. It was beautiful and so well stocked with anything you might need or want. We will be back so many more times, for sure!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Scott, Buda
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place really was a gem of a find. It was way better than we expected. We seriously considered looking into to changing our plans to stay longer, but decided there were too many other dependencies on our schedule to move forward with that idea. We WILL, however, be booking a longer visit on a future trip to the area... no doubt! Thanks so much for such a wonderful stay!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent Choice!
I cannot say enough about how lovely this property is! It was clean, quiet, peaceful and pretty. I do wish they did not bill it as 2 queen beds, it is one queen and an air mattress. It is great for a couple. There is no stove but we made do and had lovely meals. The breakfast and bottles of water waiting for us were fabulous! Based on other properties we look at the price was excellent! My one suggestion would be to put a grill by the side patio, it would open up cooking options.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This extraordinary hand built log cabin was a wonderful find! Beautiful location, lovely host, I wish we could have stayed longer.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Joao Carlos
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Peaceful setting, cozy cabin - perfect for a weekend getaway of relaxation.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022