Pros: - out of the way; quiet; farm animals (goats, chickens, dogs and cats); sheets were clean (I inspected) and comfortable.
Cons: - scary looking; property run down/dirty; proprietors William and Marie somewhat standoffish; despite sign inside Cabin #5 stating cabin is visited each day for trash removal and other types of housekeeping, didn't happen as I was there for 5 days and not once was the trash can removed/emptied. If you like dancing in the shower, this is the place for you. One minute scolding hot water from the shower, the next, ice cold - lots of in/out of the stream and playing with the controls. No TV or internet wasn't an issue, it was nice to unplug. Watched a few of the VHS tapes, but DVD player didn't work and when brought to their attention, "Oh" was all that was said. Had to clean/wash the Mr. Coffee pot before use, as well as any dishes or silverware. Coffee was never replenished - that right there is a deal breaker. If family hadn't been staying in another cabin and I told them to bring coffee... Ceiling fan in bedroom clickety-clacked all night until I was able to MacGyver it with a piece of chewing gum. No shampoo/conditioner provided, bring your own, as well as a hairdryer. We're talking less than a fishing cabin here with no amenities. Two of the 6 cabins are stuffed with junk, giving the impression that hoarders live there...or it's where the bodies are hidden.
We wanted an affordable room for a few nights in the Pt. Townsend area. Valley View cabins are quite basic, and depending on the cabin, it probably varies on its quality. Our room had two beds, one bed had a decent mattress the other mattress was too soft for a comfortable night for me. There is also a pull out couch that didn’t seem too firm either. They just painted the cabin, but the walls were bare though 3 hangings were stacked in a corner. They didn’t care enough to rehang them? That was my take on this place, to do the bare minimum. Under the couch was lots of dust and dirt. It was nice to have a full kitchen, and a little porch to sit and look at the lovely view. Wi fi would have been nice, the office has it so why can’t the cabins? For an inexpensive room, it works out OK.
The Valley View Motel is a cute, quaint and [the only] cost-effective between Blyn, WA and Port Townsend, WA. The owner, who corresponded with me via email, offered me a below-market rate because the cabin I had requested was undergoing renovations. The room is appropriately sized with a queen bed, full refrigerator and stove-top with oven. Heat is supplied by a propane unit in the center of the cabin. The accommodation offered a nice view, good location and rock-bottom prices, but I was never warned not to drink the tap water at check-in. The water, likely sourced from a well, is not potable. I was violently ill during my stay and was very sick for days to come. I suggested boiling water if you plan on drinking it. Otherwise, you get exactly what you pay for this place (not much).
We had cabin 2; from the outside, we were a little sceptical, but the room was clean and comfortable, with a full kitchen, and two beds. There was no wifi, and the ancient TV recieved no channels, but we managed.
As the name says, it has a valley view, which was nice to wake up to.
My family stayed here for a whale watching excursion from Port Townsend.
I waited until the last minute to book an event and this was my only affordable option. The reviews were somewhat put-offish, but I found them to be of little relevance. It’s true that the hotel management puts room scents in the cabin, but I found them and repositioned them outside under the front steps. The cabin was spotless, I had every amenity, and I would stay here again. Granted the TV is a kazillion years old, but I wasn’t there for the TV.