This small, private room has everything you need. With plenty of storage, a mirrored vanity and a super comfy thick mattress. Your east window has warm light and the plants love it there. Curl up, make yourself at home with the birds in the decor.
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.
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.
We respond to our guests' desire 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.
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.
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.
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.
Christopher and Kristen are great hosts for this house in central, downtown Olympia. Their hospitality lights up a modern, comfortable urban residence. We'll certainly return.
If you're staying in Olympia you have to stay at this place! It is very clean, beautifully decorated and felt very comfortable. The hosts are so kind and very helpful. It's also a great location and it's even down the block from a very delicious tamale truck. Such a positive experience, love this place!!!
I am new to Air B n B and I didn't really know the drill. The flexible and kind hosts of the Ground Inn were more than helpful as I got situated. Christopher is obviously a terrific cook, has good taste for flavors. Made me an awesome breakfast - eggs, pears, toast - Yum! Thoughtful, generous spirited, cool beans host and hostess.