Why Stay at Greenlake Guest House This Holiday Season?
November 26, 2020
Why stay at Greenlake Guest House this holiday season?
Guests love our location right across the street from beloved Greenlake Park. The 2.8-mile pathway around the lake is beautiful for walking and jogging even during winter. We have loaner umbrellas available if needed. With most of the trees bare now, the lake views from our common areas and guest rooms are looking spectacular, especially at sunset. There are restaurants and shops within walking distance, and even a new wine store. Let’s admit it, this year we are all grateful for a change of scenery!
Private Breakfast & Guest House Amenities
Enjoy a private, cooked to order breakfast in your room each morning delivered contactlessly, right outside your door. We’ve got lots of choices from savory egg dishes to French toast, fresh fruit, and homemade pastries. In the afternoon, sip a glass of our complimentary local wine, homemade cookies and snacks, and savor the beautiful view. Watch a movie from our large DVD collection or read a book in front of your own private fireplace or in your jetted tub. The house will be festive and decorated for the holidays. Want to stay a little longer? Upgrade to our Late Checkout Package and stay until 4pm.
Outdoor Dining Experiences & Shopping
Enjoy local dining and have an opportunity to do a little Christmas shopping in a festive outdoor atmosphere. Many of our local restaurants have created cozy and creative outdoor dining options that are worth exploring (in a warm coat). Duke’s Chowder House, always a guest favorite, has a heated and well lit patio, and is within walking distance. You might also enjoy driving to nearby Ballard to visit the many small, independently owned shops, restaurants and breweries with covered outdoor dining set up along Ballard Avenue. Other popular locations with lots of outside options and local, independent stores include the iconic Pike Place Market neighborhood downtown, and beautiful, upscale University Village. Another unique Seattle experience currently open at limited capacity, afternoons only, is top-rated Chihuly Garden & Glass. Experience outdoor dining in the Art Plaza, glassblowing demonstrations, shopping, and stunning gardens. Washington State restaurants are currently limited to outdoor dining and takout until December 14. We will be happy to provide extra dishes or silverware for takeout upon request.
After dinner, you might enjoy visiting the Christmas Lights. Drive to local, adorable Candy Cane Lane during the month of December. Candy Cane Lane has been a free holiday event since the 1940’s and is only a few minutes away. This year, the nearby Woodland Park Zoo will be hosting Wild Lanterns each evening from November 13 to January 17. Wild Lanterns is a brand new, outdoor holiday light festival with over 300 individual lantern pieces depicting zoo animals. Food and drinks are also available for purchase there. Buy tickets online via the Woodland Park Zoo’s website.
25 Days of Christmas Cookies
During the month of December, Julie and the staff at Greenlake Guest House will once again be baking 25 Days of Christmas Cookies. Each day from December 1-25 we will offer guests a special, new cookie. We’ll be sharing photos and recipes all month on our social media. All guests visiting in December will also receive a plate of festive, homemade cookies to take home.
Safety First Amenities
Seattle holidays will definitely be quieter in 2020. However, we are still open and will safely and warmly welcome you if you need to travel to Seattle for any reason this winter. We are also noticing more locals wanting a change of scene and we’re happy to provide a safe and private getaway for our neighbors too. Our Safety First Amenities include limiting the number of guests on the property as well as blocking a night before and after every reservation to allow for more social distancing and extra time for cleaning.
Holiday Gift Certificates
Not ready to travel yet? Please consider purchasing a gift certificate for a future stay for yourself or to give as a gift. Purchased gift certificates never expire and are fully transferable. When you are ready to travel, we are ready for you!