Jul 30, 2009

Greenlake Guest House recommended by Seattle Times

Well, we think Green Lake is one of Seattle’s best neighborhoods. We love living here. What’s not to like about having a wonderful lake and park right out the front door, complete with boat rentals, jogging trails, swimming beach, playground, volleyball nets, barbeques, and people watching? It’s a fun neighborhood for walking, with pretty historic homes, lovely gardens, and many restaurants and coffee bars close by.


Carol Pucci at the Seattle Times agrees, writing that “Seattle's Green Lake area makes an ideal location for a weekend in-town vacation…. Go for a dip, or walk, run or bike on the paved path around Green Lake, Seattle's favorite lakefront park.” We were excited to be featured in this article! You can read the entire piece in today’s Seattle Times NW Weekend:


http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/outdoors/2009560155_nwwintown30.html


While it’s true that most of our guests come from out of state, we do host some guests that live just across town. Many of them are celebrating an anniversary or birthday, or just need to get away! We love being able to provide a respite in the middle of the city.

Jul 23, 2009

Mexican comfort food at Rosita's Restaurant on Greenlake

Last night we were tired and too hot to cook, so we walked over to our favorite neighborhood restaurant, Rosita’s, http://www.rositasrestaurant.com around 9pm. We go there so often that they know us well, and I think we have memorized the menu!
It’s a cozy place with homemade, warm tortillas, friendly staff, and great margaritas! We often bump into our neighbors there. Blayne ordered his “usual”, a quesadilla with shredded beef, and I tried something new, an avocado tostada. The tostada was fine, but I think I’ll go back to my good ol’ vegetarian chimichanga next time! I’m also quite addicted to their special green salsa. It’s nice to know Rosita’s is there for us when we need a hit of some Mexican comfort food! They have great happy hour specials, too.

Jul 9, 2009

Seafair's Milk Carton Derby at Greenlake

We are looking forward to the annual Seafair Milk Carton Derby, which takes place on the south side of Greenlake on Saturday July 11, from 10-4. This fun event takes place a few minutes’ walk around the lake from the Greenlake Guest House(www.greenlakeguesthouse.com). The Milk Carton Derby is a long standing tradition in which children, adults, families, and businesses build creative milk carton boats of all shapes and sizes to win prizes based on both design and speed. Bring a picnic and join the fun on the lake!

Seafair is Seattle’s month-long summer festival. It includes many community events all over the city, in addition to the Milk Carton Derby! For more information see www.seafair.com.