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“China Beach…a look-out?…a retreat?….a castle? The place is magical. The view is at your feet and all around, pleasant and pastoral in daytime, mysterious and spellbinding at night”
-Don and Monique Taylor
“I told Howard, ‘I’m not leaving this place…I’m staying here forever!’ He just laughed. What a wonderful haven you’ve created here, in this beautiful setting. We thank you for all your hard work, dedication, creativity and attention to every detail and most of all, thank you for sharing it with us. We will be back for a longer stay.”
-Visitors from Massachusetts
|Address||P.O. Box 537
Ilwaco, Washington 98624
|Fax number||(360) 642-8904|
David Campiche and Laurie Anderson have owned and operated the Shelburne Inn since 1977. They purchased China Beach Retreat in the Spring of 1998. Gardening, landscaping, and future expansion of cabins remain top priorities, as are the comfort level and expectations of their customers. The couple entered innkeeping due to their love of old buildings, antiques, history, gardens, great food (both its preparation and consumption), great wine, meeting people and under the mistaken assumption that they would have plenty of time to pursue their artistic inclinations on the side. David is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College, having majored in Fine Art and Laurie is a graduate of Linfield College. Her major was Liberal Studies. David grew up on The Long Beach Peninsula, and as a result, is a storehouse of local information and history. Laurie was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and traveled widely until she became stuck in the sand on The Long Beach Peninsula, which is how she met David (he pulled her vehicle out). David is a potter and Laurie is a tapestry weaver. They have three sons.
Photo by Andy Carpenean of The Daily Astorian