Want to take a boat ride while visiting The Chittenden House?

Hello,

Well who wouldn’t want to explore the Puget Sound while on vacation in Seattle.  There are so many wonderful things to do here while on vacation, so why not take a boat ride?  There are so many options of rides to take, I will explore a few of them.

The most popular attraction is taking the Bainbridge or Bremerton Ferry.  These are not small ferries you maybe thinking of, these are Jumbo Mark II class ferries,  each with a capacity of 2,500 passengers and a maximum of 202 vehicles. Taking the ferry to Baindbridge is a short ride that clocks in a 30 minutes, and Bremerton takes 60 minutes. If you are not traveling with a car, no worries there are but ride options at either location.  If you are looking for a Nautical day go to Bremerton to see ship docks, Navy Ships and museums about the Aerospace industry in the Pacific Northwest. If Nature and the seaside is more your speed check out Bainbridge.  Take a trip around the island for an amazing visual tour.

If you are looking for something a little more intimate and slower place for you and a few friends why not rent a Hot Tub Boat?  Yes I said rent a hot tub on the water? Lake Union is where you want to head and there you will be spoiled by the beauty of the Seattle city skyline, Gasworks Park, and cruise along the house boats that line Lake Union. Please note that this will require a booking in advance and is a service that is weather permitting.

If you are an experienced salty sailor, then try your hand and rent your own boat at the Center for Wooden Boats located at South Lake Union. They offer rowboats, canoes/kayaks, and sailboats.  If you want to chart your own course for the day may we suggest riding around Lake Union and taking the Montlake Cut to Lake Washington and spend an entire day on the lake. How about docking at a  Seattle’s Ivar’s Salmon House a local favorite for fresh caught fish dishes.

 

Whatever your decision is we are sure you will have a fantastic fun filled voyage in Seattle.

 

Regards,

The Chittenden House

 

 

Getting Around Seattle

Hello Folks,

Well today instead of talking about our daily adventures it is our time to answer the top most asked question we receive here at The Chittenden House. “How do we get around if we do not have a car”,?

Easy right? Well not really when you begin to realize how many modes of transportation we have here in West Seattle. A few to mention are the West Seattle Metro, Taxi, Uber, LYFT, Lime Electronic Scooters, and last but not least the Seattle Water Taxi.  Most of these modes of transportation listed are pretty common to locals and tourists alike.  The Transit system and taxi system are first class and will offer a smooth and inexpensive ride into the city any time day or nigh.  However, if you are looking for a different adventure we suggest giving the Seattle Water Taxi a try.  If you haven’t taxied a boat before, you are in for a real treat to see the city in the most unusually way.  Either taking the taxi into the city or coming back from a romantic dinner date the views are stunning.  Plus there is inside and outside seating, so if you want to cuddle up inside or brave the wind and feel the sun on your face you can have either.   I have posted a few pictures from riding the taxi this week to show you.  Plus a few links below for your information below when visiting with us.

 

Seattle Skyline Water Taxi

Seattle Skyline Water Taxi

Seattle Skyline Water Taxi

 

King County Metro Schedules & Maps

https://kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/metro/schedules-maps.aspx

Seattle Water Taxi Schedules

https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/transportation/water-taxi/west-seattle.aspx

 

When snowed in go out for pizza.

It has been quite an unusual week with an unprecedented 20″ of snow. Sure when traveling to the grocery store the milk and break shelves were EMPTY, no joke.  Totally bare shelves.  Well for someone that did not prep well enough for my own dinner I decided to look to see who was open in my neighborhood on California street. I was surprised to see several local business open along California and most were full, we did not let 22 inches of snow stop us from getting out.  I was happy to see Talarico’s Pizzeria was open, my most beloved pizza place in West Seattle.

I tried a new slice, the OGLIO D’ AVIO (Goat cheese, garlic, arugula, mozzarella and marinara), and my boyfriend had his usual slice of KAUAI (Prosciutto, pineapple, mozzarella and marinara).  It was delicious, there has never been a slice I haven’t loved.   The wait staff is friendly, and go out of their way to make you feel welcomed, they even box up your to go for you in the cutest little packaging.  All in all it was a nice to get out of the house since suffering from cabin fever to eat a great hot meal, PIZZA. It is also great to know that snow does not stop local business from serving their amazing recipes to us Seattlights. If you don’t know what a seattlight is please ask us and let us loop you in.

Chittenden House

 

Seattle Snow Days

Snow Day February

It is another beautiful day in Sunny Seattle today, however you would not have known it by the snow the last few days.  It is rare but a real treat when it snows here, however it usually only lasts for a few days and melts off by the end of the week, leaving memories of fun times and sounds of crushing boots in fresh snow.  Now that the snow is melting and we are increasing seeing spring popping everywhere, from the trees growing back and bulbs coming up to bloom.

Why not see this beauty for yourself and enjoy what we have to offer in such a wonderful city.  Seattle does not close down due to a little snow and cold weather.  So when you visit you will be able to catch a bus, a water taxi or even rent bikes/mopeds through the city.  Through out your stay with us you will be treated to a delicious morning breakfast with our Fabulous cook Mardi that will ready you for the day, (Of course there is COFFEE, this is Seattle). After your day come back and relax in the kitchen, or main room with the owner and her two adorable puppies Max and Masha.

If you are planning on staying with us soon, please follow us on Instagram and like one of our pictures.  The first 10 followers will receive a 10% off discount with their stay.  This spring promotion will apply to new bookings starting February 6th and running until the end of the month.  Please mention the hashtag #Chittendenspringsnow when booking.

 

Happy Spring Everyone,

The Chittenden House

February Sun outside on the patio to enjoy.

Alki Beach Park, Seattle Washington Attraction

Park Hours 6 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Summer days in Seattle bring locals and visitors alike to Alki Beach Park, a long stretch of beach that runs from Alki Point to Duwamish Head on Elliott Bay. Walking, jogging, rollerblading, volleyball, beachcombing and bicycling any time of year is superb, and in summer it’s a great place to beat the heat. Picnic tables, restrooms and plenty of parking is available.

Speaking of Picnic tables, stop by Husky Deli for the local’s favorite Ruben on Rye and other delights to pack into your picnic basket.  Whatever your sandwich pleasure, the Husky Deli will be sure to accommodate you.  The deli is rich in local history and the homemade ice cream isn’t to be missed.

Once at Alki Beach Park, set back and take in the spectacular views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, marine traffic, and perhaps most fun of all – people watching!

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