First, let me confess that I know there are times when you just want simplicity, uniformity, normalcy and predictability. I get that. I really do. During our recent packing/moving/legal-paper-signing days, Steve and I stayed in a hotel for two nights. Yes, gasp, in CHAIN hotels. In both cases, we were dog-tired and just needed a comfortable, anonymous, place to stay. We were in no shape to be social. We just needed a good night’s sleep.
But, that was the exception. Generally, when we travel, we are there for the EXPERIENCE. We WANT to find unexpected pleasures, and we WANT to meet the locals. We enjoy the quirks and the perks of bed and breakfast inns. In our opinion, we’d rather just stay home if we’re not going to learn, see, taste and feel something new. Does that make sense? You are certainly welcome to voice your own opinion on the subject and your reasons for differing. One I can think of right off the bat would be handicap accessibility. Most B & B’s don’t have elevators, and their architecture doesn’t lend itself to wheelchairs, etc. I understand that completely. But, if you are physically able, I urge you to be a curious, adventure collector. And, B & B’s can be a great place to try that mentality.
Are you going to be in the Seattle area in the future? Maybe a few days before or after an Alaskan cruise? The rest of the blog post will be very photo-heavy as I introduce you to a wonderful inn we found a ferry ride away from Seattle — Old Consulate Inn. You can read some of the details in my articles for Trip101.com and MilesGeek.com, but here are more photos that might tempt you even further.
First let’s look at the views on the outside.
Now, take a look at the rooms inside.
A fun surprise on the front door.
Another fun surprise hanging on our doorknob before bedtime every night.
And, the star of the show?? BREAKFAST!!!
Check the inn’s website or book your stay on Booking.com.