Mount Vernon Bids on George Washington Inn

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Aerial view of Mount Vernon

A recent black-tie affair on the grounds of Mount Vernon netted substantial funds to support their education and preservation programs. This event was held on the East Lawn between George Washington’s beloved Mansion and the Potomac River.

Christie’s auctioneer Thomas Lecky, well known from The Antiques Roadshow, conducted the spirited live auction. The Vice Regent for Delaware ended up with the highest bid on George Washington Inn’s donation of two rooms. We look forward to hosting the Vice Regent and her friends at the inn!

Click here to view the Inn on the “Silent Auction” page or take a look at auction items #404 and #405 on “Getaways on the Mount Vernon website. Here is the listing as noted:

Stay at this Mount Vernon look-alike bed & breakfast inn between Sequim and Port Angeles, Washington (how appropriate!) for two nights in one of the deluxe suites during the months of September through May, subject to availability.  The majestic snow-capped Olympic Mountains spread across the southern sky and evening lights of Victoria, British Columbia sparkle from a distant shore, only a ferry ride away.  Proprietors Dan and Janet Abbott, who are Mount Vernon contributors and have visited here many times, created a one-of-a-kind inn that is an almost-exact replica of George Washington’s mansion on the outside.  They can regale you with stories of their efforts working with Mount Vernon staff on details as they built the inn.

Meanwhile, your deluxe suite offers a king bed, spa tub and shower, HDTV, parlor with kitchenette, private entrance, and veranda access.  The room has an ocean view from the bedroom and mountain view from the parlor.  Enjoy Mount Vernon western-style just two hours from Seattle.  Included in the gift basket is a 12-ounce bag of George Washington Coffee, a mug and a sachet of Washington lavender.

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