Mt. Rainier in the late spring with snow on top and wildflowers in the foreground

Best Hikes at Mt. Rainier

Assistant Innkeeper Katie’s Favorite Hikes at Mt. Rainier Over my past 4 years of living in Seattle, I have had many opportunities to visit and hike in Mt. Rainier National Park.  One of the best things about this area is waking up and thinking “I think I’ll go to Mt. Rainier today!”  With the entrance …

harbor with sailboats and other boats

Summer Concerts at the Ballard Locks

One of our favorite recommendations to guests is a trip to the Hiram Chittenden Locks, located in nearby Ballard. The Locks, built in the early 1900’s, are similar to a mini “Panama Canal” that separates the salty water of Puget Sound from the fresh water from Lake Union and the Ship Canal. It’s a lot …