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Fort Casey Inn, circa 1909, are former Non-Commissioned Officers’ Quarters with lots of character. Built for the active defensive installation of Fort Casey, which neighbors the Inn.

The Inn is located adjacent to Fort Casey State Park with its bunkers, lighthouse, 10-inch disappearing guns, public beaches and trails. Spectacular views of the Straits of Juan de Fuca, Olympic Mountains, Cascade Mountains, and the San Juan Islands are a short walking distance.  Most units overlook Crockett Lake, which is a natural bird sanctuary and Admiralty Bay on Puget Sound.

Each two bedroom house is ready to occupy, with no additional cleaning fees.  Units have a living area, upstairs bath, spacious kitchen accommodations, secure back porch for bikes or outdoor gear, front porches with chairs and tranquility without televisions. Guests have access to the following:

  • Picnic tables
  • Fixed charcoal outdoor grill
  • Outdoor heated pool (June-August)
  • Hiking trails
  • Beach
Centrally located on Whidbey Island and walking distance to the Port Townsend Ferry and nearby Crockett Barn.
 The inviting row of Fort Casey Inn cottages together sleep up to 47.  Garrison hall is an adjacent meeting space at Fort Casey Inn that is available for gatherings, seminars and retreats.  Onsite catering is available by Camp Casey and our dining services crew.

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At the turn of the 20th century, the U.S. Army opened a newly built fort that was to guard the entrance to Puget Sound. Located on Whidbey Island, the fort was named “Fort Casey” in honor of Brigadier General Thomas Lincoln Casey, the last U.S. Army chief of engineers. Fort Casey became part of the “triangle of fire,” along with Fort Worden and Fort Flagler, and its big guns were first fired on September 11, 1901. Within 20 years, Fort Casey was the fourth largest military post in Washington, housing 10 officers and 428 enlisted men.

The Army used the fortification until World War II and, when Fort Casey was decommissioned in the 1950s, Seattle Pacific University became the property’s owner — updating and renovating the buildings for groups like yours. Today, SPU continues to welcome school groups, churches, nonprofit organizations, and outdoor education classes to this remarkable historical site.

Known as “Camp Casey” by its many returning visitors, Camp Casey Conference Center continues to offer groups like yours the ideal place to reflect, excel, discover, and grow.

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Fort Casey State Park is located on Whidbey Island in Washington state. Admiralty Inlet was considered so strategic to the defense of Puget Sound in the 1890s that three forts, Fort Casey on Whidbey Island, Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island, and Fort Worden at Port Townsend, were built at the entrance with huge guns creating a “Triangle of Fire.” This military strategy was built on the theory that the three fortresses would thwart any invasion attempt by sea.
Fort Casey is now a 467 acres (1.89 km2) marine camping park. The Admiralty Head Lighthouse is located in the state park.

Three miles of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail wrap around the park.

Designed as part of the massive modernization program of U.S. seacoast fortifications initiated by the Endicott Board, construction on Fort Casey began in 1897. In 1901, her big guns on disappearing carriages, which could be raised out of their protective emplacements so that the guns were exposed only long enough to fire, became active.

However, the fort’s batteries became obsolete almost as soon as their construction was completed. The invention of the airplane in 1903, and the subsequent development of military aircraft made the fort vulnerable to air attack.

In addition, the development of battleships designed with increasingly accurate weaponry transformed the static strategies of the nineteenth century into the more mobile attack systems of the twentieth century.

Most of Fort Casey’s guns and mortars were removed and sent to Europe and the Pacific during World War I, where they were mounted on railcars to serve as mobile heavy artillery.

Currently, Battery Worth has two 10″ guns with disappearing carriages on display and Battery Trevor has two 3″ rapid fire pedestal guns on display.


Check in time is at 3:00pm. Checkout time, 11 a.m.
A self-check in can easily be arranged.

Cancellation Policy for 3 or less units: We will hold reservations with a credit card number. To cancel or change reservations without penalty, please call toll-free, during business hours no later than 10 days prior to your scheduled arrival date. If proper cancellation notice is not given and/or you do not arrive to use this reservation, the Fort Casey Inn reserves the right to charge the cost of the total lodging reserved to your credit card. Please also note that this policy is not revoked due to inclement weather or ferry cancellations.

Contact us for block bookings (4 or more units) directly.

* No Smoking allowed inside any house or within 25 feet of any house,including Garrison Hall.
* No Pets.

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