From humble beginnings as a blackberry patch, the resort's owners, Paul (a former mayor of Seattle) and Pam Schell, created the Inn at Langley in 1989. Today the Inn at Langley is one of the most awarded resorts in the Pacific Northwest.
For 35 years, Pam and I have retreated to Langley on Whidbey Island to recharge after a hard workweek in Seattle. All the original elements of Northwest living are still here - oysters on the beach, herons on the tide flats, blackberries in summer, chanterelles in fall, deer grazing, eagles circling, otters playing, and the grey whales returning. And there is the deep peace of watching water and the natural patience of island life that always sends us back to the city renewed.
After our involvement in several of the finest Northwest hotels, we decided to combine what we have learned with what Langley has taught us, and create a Northwest inn where we can share our discovery of this quietly rich place with you.
Paul & Pam Schell