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New Light Rail Expansion Makes Getting Around Seattle Easier

Light Rail Expands to the North We’re happy to report that getting from the airport and downtown to Greenlake Guest House just got easier with the grand opening of the Roosevelt light rail station. The U-District, Roosevelt, and Northgate stations opened on October 2, after nearly 25 years of campaigning and construction. Originally opening in …

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A Perfect Day Trip from Seattle to Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island is one of our favorite day trips from Greenlake Guest House for guests who have a car and want to explore beyond the Seattle city limits. Read more to learn where to go, what to do, and why it is worth a visit. Why Go to Whidbey Island? It is beautiful in every …

Hike with Locals Emily and Lisa at Daypacked

Hike with Some Locals! We recently connected with Lisa and Emily Edlin of DAYPACKED, a hiking daypack rental and hiking tour company. This mother-daughter business strives to make hiking accessible to all because they want leisure travelers to experience the splendor of the Pacific Northwest. In addition to offering tours, they also rent out fully …

The Best Hikes from Seattle this Spring

The Best Hikes from Seattle this Spring Where to Hike Lately, we’ve been getting lots of questions from guests about the best places to hike and experience nature near Seattle. The Cascade Mountains and foothills are very accessible from Seattle and offer lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Washington State had some record-breaking snow this …