what's being said about the Smuggler's Inn Bed and Breakfast.
the Vancouver Sun - March 25, 2012
Smuggler's Inn proprietor has seen it all - wink-wink, nudge-nudge
BLAINE, Wash. - The three green and white government SUVs parked nearby and the surveillance camera perched atop a 50-foot pole are the first tip-off that the Smuggler's Inn in Blaine, Wash., may cater to a more notorious clientele than adventure-seeking tourists. READ THE STORY!
the Weird Crime - March 25, 2012
Cocaine smuggler caught at Smuggler’s Inn in vehicle with SMUGLER licence plate
It’s called the Smuggler’s Inn for a reason, and a Canadian woman found out the hard way that the Blaine bed and breakfast’s name is no joke to law enforcement. READ THE STORY!
the Denver News 7 - March 22, 2012
'SMUGLER' Busted On Cocaine Charges Convicted Drug Runner Arrested Outside Smuggler's Inn
A convicted drug runner is busted on smuggling charges inside a vehicle with the license plate SMUGLER outside a hotel named the Smuggler's Inn. Homeland Security agents received a tip in mid-December about a cocaine deal at a Pizza Hut in Bellingham, Wash., the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.
They set up surveillance at the Pizza Hut and watched as a GMC Yukon with a driver and two passengers pulled in. The license plate read SMUGLER, according to the Calgary Herald. READ THE STORY!
the Seattle PI - February 25, 2009
Exploring the border at Blaine:
U.S.-Canada crossing offers its own
BLAINE —For many Seattleites, the border community of Blaine is just a figurative speed bump on their way to Vancouver, B.C., or the Canadian wilderness -- a place to get a stern talking-to by Canadian customs officials but little else.
Yet as border controls have tightened since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, some travelers have seen the physical Washington-British Columbia border as a tourist destination itself. READ THE STORY!
the Bellingham Herald - November 10, 2007
A Security Nightmare
on the Line: Smuggler's Inn
BLAINE — Tucked in the rural countryside where rusted car bodies are buried under dense blackberry vines and paved roads abruptly give way to gravel is the Smuggler’s Inn, a bed and breakfast literally on the U.S.-Canadian border.
Rooms come equipped with night vision binoculars so guests can track the almost nightly cat and- mouse game between Border Patrol agents and those trying to sneak into the United States. Over the past three years, 105 people have been arrested in the inn’s yard. Just mowing the lawn can accidentally trip hidden sensors, prompting a flyover by Border Patrol helicopters, said Bob Boule, the inn’s operator. READ THE STORY!
Independent - July 20-26, 2006
on the Line: Smuggler's Inn
owning an inn that is mostly in the United States, but also
a little bit in Canada. Imagine 56 smugglers being apprehended
on or near your property – just since 2001. Imagine
Hollywood moguls knocking on your door looking for a place
to stay while making movies across the road in (less expensive
to film) British Columbia. And imagine Grammy winners, Microsoft
and Boeing executives, and other VIPs looking for a northern
getaway spot less discovered than Semiahmoo.
Pulse Magazine - August, 2004
bludgeons the blues
By Christopher Key, Bellingham Business Pulse Magazine
a year ago, we reported on a new bed and breakfast in Blaine
that was still in the process of renovation. Smuggler’s
Inn takes advantage, in an innocent way, of the town’s
shady past and has proved to be a howling success. So much
so that owner Bob Boulé is building a 2,200 square foot
addition that will house an office, the inn’s classic
limousine and a small collection of antique cars.
Herald - February 11th, 2004
B&B drops into Blaine man's life -
By Jack Kintner, For the Bellingham Herald
- Some people gripe about the way that ads can fall out of
the Sunday newspaper. Not Bob Boulé. That's
how he found the Victorian farmhouse that he's turned into
one of Whatcom County's more unusual bed-and-breakfast inns,
in part because the international border runs right through
his front lawn. READ
Northern Light - May 29th, 2003
bed and breakfast touts comfort, quiet and some smuggling stories - By
Rebecca Schwarz Kopf
The inn, is unique because of its location, and the stories it has to tell.
Located right across from Zero Avenue in Canada, the inn sits in a known smuggling
area. The rooms
are each named after a smuggler, including the likes of Joseph
Kennedy (who was fond of smuggling alcohol from Canada),
as well as the infamous Al Capone and historic Fairhaven’s
Dirty Dan Harris. The captain’s room is the large suite
that not only offers a jacuzzi with a view, but also a beautiful
deck with views of Fraser Valley. READ
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On The Border Between Vancouver, Canada & Blaine, WA USA
2480 Canada View Drive
Canada View Drive),
Blaine, WA 98230
(In 2008, we where given new Street Numbers, so this is why we have two addresses listed above. Sorry for any confusion).
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