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Member Spotlight: The Domaine Madeleine

| Jun 07, 2018

From its founding in 1991, Domaine Madeleine has been unique on the Olympic Peninsula.

The Domaine Madeleine was the first European-style luxury bed and breakfast in the region, originally with a French formal approach to hospitality.

Over the years, the inn has changed with the times—and with new owners. In 1998, Jamie Weinhold-Collier and Jeri Weinhold purchased the inn from Madeleine, making it the first inn owned by a woman and her transgender partner.

In 2014, Stephen Fofanoff and Christopher Warnock, a married gay couple, took over full time management of the inn through their company, Art and Soul Enterprises, Inc. As far as we know, Domaine Madeleine is the first inn in Washington State to be owned by a woman and her transgender partner, while also being managed by a gay male couple. In that regard, we hit almost every letter in our LGBTQ community in one business.

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As modern travel has changed, so has the inn. Shifting in focus and style from a French country inn to a contemporary luxury inn inspired by nature, the inn has also made a shift from "upscale" to "luxury", with complete renovations of the property to provide a casual luxurious feel complete with all of the amenities (and more) that a modern traveler would want.

Additionally, the inn is in the middle of a 5-year sustainability process to move "off grid" and become more self-sufficient without sacrificing all the good stuff: like complimentary super-fast WiFi and Chromecast in every room, bluetooth speakers, luxurious cruelty-free bath products, all-natural long staple cotton towels and extraordinarily comfortable beds.

Private gardens set among old growth trees and intimate spaces are perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway easily accessible from Seattle but that feels like its oceans away.

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We especially love catering to members of our LGBTQ community, offering private elopements and a welcoming spirit for those who seek romance, adventure, and indulgence close to Olympic National Park with some of the most outstanding hikes, outdoor adventure, and winter sports in Washington State.

GSBA members receive our lowest discount rates when staying from September 16, 2018 through May 16, 2019. Simply book online at https://domainemadeleine.com using the special rate code GSBADISC. Subject to availability (first-come, first-served so book early for best selection), but no minimum stays or blackout dates during that period.