The Van Gogh Room in Downtown Oly

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Union Avenue Southeast, Olympia, WA 98501, United States

This small, private, second-floor room has everything you need. Rest on the plush mattress with a simple pine frame, you look west & see the tree tops. Enjoy plenty of storage, a large mirror and writing desk, too. Van Gogh's Starry Night awaits.

Your host, Christopher
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This small, private, second-floor room has everything you need. Rest on the plush mattress with a simple pine frame, you look west & see the tree tops. Enjoy plenty of storage, a large mirror and writing desk, too. Van Gogh's Starry Night awaits.

The Space

This craftsman style house has fir and oak wood floors, recently restored to their original luster. The large, comfy common room has musical instruments, books, games & puzzles. The bistro style dining area has great natural light, making you want to linger longer. Everything has been prepared for you to relax and unwind.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the well equipped kitchen for making their lunch or dinner. They have access to a piano, marimba, guitar and many percussion instruments. Guests have access to two large common rooms with a cozy fire and comfy furnishings. Guests have access to the internet via wifi.

Interaction with Guests

We respond to our guests' need for interaction. If they want to engage, we're happy to talk. But if guests want to be left alone, we're okay with that, too. We live in the basement so we’re always available if needed.

The Neighborhood

Our neighborhood is on the edge of downtown and close to the capitol campus. There are a lot of office buildings springing up all around us, but our row of residential housing hugs this main artery. You can easily walk to many interesting places.

Getting around

Our Intercity Transit Routes 94 (best) and 64 swing by to take you to the transit station for more connections. One block away, you can catch the DASH, a free bus that goes up & down the main drag from the Capitol to the Farmer's Market. Two buses enroute to Tacoma go past our corner, the 603 and the 612. To bus to and from Seattle, check Sound Transit's schedule for connecting with Tacoma. If you take the train to Olympia, bring your bike. There are two awesome bike trails between us and the train station.

Other Things to Note

Check in time is 4pm - 6pm unless you make other advance arangements.
The house is unlocked during check in and locked during all other hours of the day. We prepare the house for new guests from 1pm- 4pm and ask that guests find things to do outside the Inn between those hours. Guests have keys so they can access their rooms during this time, but no visitors or new guests are allowed during these hours. Guests can stay up to two weeks.

Kitchen Use - The kitchen is available for lunch use between 11am to 1pm. Kitchen access for dinner is 5pm to 9pm. Everyone appreciates it when you immediately clean up after yourself in the kitchen.

Bathroom Sharing - Your time in the bathroom should be as enjoyable as the rest of your visit. Please take maximum enjoyment with minimal time, if you suspect others may be waiting for their turn. We provide mirrors and hair dryers in all the rooms where additional primping can take place. Fresh towels are in the shelves near the bathroom, used towels go into hampers after use. Leave the bathroom better than you found it each time.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $400 /week
Cleaning Fee: $7
Cancellation: Flexible
  • The Ground Inn was exactly what we were looking for in a stay - quiet, private, and comfortable. We had a very busy trip, so our interaction with Christopher and Kristen was limited, but every encounter was easy and lovely. The room was exactly what we needed to relax after hectic days of chasing around a 4 year old.

    The only downside to the accommodation? The walls are very thin and the hallways beautifully carry sound. Light sleepers might be best served by bringing earplugs. But the pillows are so comfy, you might fall asleep as soon as your head hits them.

    Anyone who may be an over-packer, this room is perfect for you. There are shelves, drawers, and a closet with ample space (and hangers!).

    My only regret- we never got to enjoy breakfast at the Inn! Our next trip, we'll definitely take Christopher up on his offer. We were fools to deny him!

    May 2014
  • Great place with cool rooms breakfast looked great, bathroom is a little awkward for taller people.

    April 2014
  • The exterior of the home is not remarkable, but the inside is warm and inviting. If you like hardwood floors vs carpets and more natural
    furnishings, you'll like this place. Nicely appointed with interesting details, very clean and well kept. The hosts are gracious, accommodating and non-obtrusive. A good central location from which to enjoy the city.

    February 2014
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