Category Archives: Gardens & Natural Wonders

Marina with sailboats

Explore Seattle’s Ballard Neighborhood

Updated June 2024 Seattle is known for its distinctive and unique neighborhoods. Although the Greenlake neighborhood is our personal favorite, we always recommend that guests spend some time in Ballard, too, when visiting Seattle. It’s an easy 15-minute drive west of Greenlake Guest House. Ballard is one of Seattle’s oldest, trendiest, and most popular neighborhoods. …

Cherry Blossoms on tree in a park

Best Seattle Area Gardens for Viewing Spring Color

Updated for 2024 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 March, …

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 …

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 …

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