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What to Do in Seattle During the Fall & Winter Holiday Season

October 31, 2022 The weather may be wet and the days may be shorter during the winter, but that won’t stop Seattleites from having fun. With a good rain jacket or an umbrella, you can enjoy activities inside and out. Skip the crowds and save some money by traveling in the off season. Here are …

Paragliders in the Cascade Foothills

Innkeeper Linsy’s Top 3 Local Hikes

Updated May 18, 2022 Hi there, this is innkeeper Linsy writing for the Greenlake Guest House Blog. Born and raised in the neighborhoods of the greater Seattle area, I grew up exploring, playing, and getting muddy all around the Pacific Northwest.  There is still plenty I’ve yet to explore, but what I have found is …

The Best Hikes from Seattle this Spring

The Best Hikes from Seattle this Spring Updated April 24, 2022 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. In the spring, …

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Best Seattle Area Gardens for Viewing Spring Color

Updated March 25, 2022 In our opinion, a visit to Seattle is not complete without a visit to a lovely garden. Spring is one of the prettiest times to visit Seattle. There is nearly always something in bloom. Seattle springtime begins quite early with flowering camellias and hellebores in February, daffodils and cherry blossoms in …