Twin Gables Bed and Breakfast

Located in the Skamokawa Historic District in SW Washington State, on the Lower Columbia Water Trail, The Twin Gables Bed and Breakfast offers queen beds, private baths, and full breakfasts featuring locally produced foods. A private dock is available for guest use.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Our new street address sign!

Sunday, April 27, 2014


A selection of sandwiches (crustless of course!) tiny cupcakes and sweet things, plus your choice of teas.  Reservations required. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dinner inside the Grays River Covered Bridge

One of the highlights of the annual Columbia River Country Days is the Grays Rive Covered Bridge Dinner. It will take place Saturday evening at 4:30, right inside the bridge. In past years, outstanding area chefs have produced a lavish meal featuring the best of what our area has to offer.

Advance tickets are available at the local Bank of the Pacific branches in Naselle and Cathlamet. If you book with us this weekend and are interested in the dinner, we will get tickets for you.

image courtesy of the kitchenmage blog.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New: Vacation Rental Apartment

New this year is a vacation rental apartment that can sleep two couples. There is a full bed in the bedroom and a queen sleeper in the living room. The kitchenette has a range, sink, small fridge, microwave, coffee maker plus pots, pans, dishes, and utensils.

A flat screen TV is internet ready and we subscribe to Netflix. Unfortunately there is no off-air signal here and we are not cable subscribers.

Free wifi to access your important online stuff. You can book it online through our B&B web site.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Baking with fresh yeast

I recently came across a bakery in Astoria where I can buy fresh baking yeast. Advantages? No proofing required, although I've never had a problem with the dry yeast. Years ago, when working at a whole foods restaurant and shop, we used it and sold it there. Home bakers could buy small amounts without having to buy it by the pound, as it is sold locally in Astoria. I think the dough is more supple when using the fresh, and that the finished loaf is slightly more tender, a quality my better half likes a lot. At any rate, it is now a part of the standard recipe for our cottage loaves. Our local Skamokawa grocery store sells our loaves. See what you think.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Keeping things sweet

We made and sold over 30 pies of different sizes and fillings at the Skamokawa Vista Park 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Sort of got me on a roll.

Guests had a choice of two breakfast quiches this morning. Spinach/Feta cheese or Mushroom/Zucchini with Tillamook Extra Sharp Cheddar.

Thought I'd round things out tonight by making a pecan pie. For this one you toast the pecans in a hot pan first, add 4 tablespoons of butter, then add the toasted pecans and the butter to your pie filling before baking.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Worth-the Drive dinner option

For those who travel south to visit us, the 42nd Street Cafe' on the Long Beach peninsula now has a 'happy hour' dinner special:

It's all included: Salad, Entree And Dessert...
for $20 before 6 pm!

They call it the "B 4 SIX FIX"!

Early diners get a package deal on some of their comfort food classics, plus Happy Hour prices on Wines By The Glass (all for just $5). You'll get Salad or Soup, an Entree and a Mini-Dessert. for only $20. All diners arriving by 5:45 will receive a special menu offering this special price.

The 42nd Street Cafe' is about an hour's drive from Twin Gables.


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