Tiny House Guidebook

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Tiny House Guidebook

Entertainment & Activities

North of Olympia, 20 min. drive. Small family-run marina with kayak & stand-up paddle board rentals. Small grocery & food window + beer on tap. Sunday brunches and Friday night brew nights on the deck in the summer. Great views of the Olympic Mountains. Many harbor seal sightings too!
43 locals recommend
Boston Harbor Marina
312 73rd Ave NE
43 locals recommend
North of Olympia, 20 min. drive. Small family-run marina with kayak & stand-up paddle board rentals. Small grocery & food window + beer on tap. Sunday brunches and Friday night brew nights on the deck in the summer. Great views of the Olympic Mountains. Many harbor seal sightings too!
Just north of the tiny house, 10 min. drive. Ski boat & fishing boat rentals by the hour or day. Explore the Puget Sound by boat for a unique experience!
6 locals recommend
Zittel's Marina Inc
9144 Gallea St NE
6 locals recommend
Just north of the tiny house, 10 min. drive. Ski boat & fishing boat rentals by the hour or day. Explore the Puget Sound by boat for a unique experience!
Central Lacey area, 10 min. drive. Catch a flick on a rainy night...
11 locals recommend
Regal Martin Village ScreenX & IMAX
5400 Martin Way E
11 locals recommend
Central Lacey area, 10 min. drive. Catch a flick on a rainy night...
Downtown Olympia area, 20 min. drive. Family friendly restaurant & bar, with views East over the harbor & docks. Kayak & breakfast specials on Sat/Sun, call for details. Just kayak: $20+ for rentals
35 locals recommend
Tugboat Annie's
2100 W Bay Dr NW
35 locals recommend
Downtown Olympia area, 20 min. drive. Family friendly restaurant & bar, with views East over the harbor & docks. Kayak & breakfast specials on Sat/Sun, call for details. Just kayak: $20+ for rentals
Just down the street 500 ft from the tiny house (head down the hill on 61st Ave, or walk along the beach). 2.5 miles of hiking/walking trails through lush forest. Pretty bridge over an estuary & fun tidelands to explore.
27 locals recommend
Tolmie State Park
7730 61st Ave NE
27 locals recommend
Just down the street 500 ft from the tiny house (head down the hill on 61st Ave, or walk along the beach). 2.5 miles of hiking/walking trails through lush forest. Pretty bridge over an estuary & fun tidelands to explore.

Food Scene

Just north of the freeway exit area, 5 min. drive. This is the absolute BEST meat or veggie subs in town. Salads & soup too. Family run, Olympia legend. Open M-F 10-8, Sat 10-7.
9 locals recommend
Meconi’s Italian Subs
2527 Marvin Rd NE
9 locals recommend
Just north of the freeway exit area, 5 min. drive. This is the absolute BEST meat or veggie subs in town. Salads & soup too. Family run, Olympia legend. Open M-F 10-8, Sat 10-7.
Freeway exit area, 8 min. drive. Your standard Mexican restaurant. A great option for a quick bite on the way to the tiny house. Superb tortilla soup.
Mayan Family Mexican Restaurant
2120 Marvin Rd NE
Freeway exit area, 8 min. drive. Your standard Mexican restaurant. A great option for a quick bite on the way to the tiny house. Superb tortilla soup.
Freeway exit area, 8 min. drive. Delicious Thai food. Their forte is curries, but pretty much anything on the menu (noodles included) will not disappoint.
16 locals recommend
Lemon Grass Restaurant Lacey
8125 Quinault Dr NE
16 locals recommend
Freeway exit area, 8 min. drive. Delicious Thai food. Their forte is curries, but pretty much anything on the menu (noodles included) will not disappoint.
Freeway exit area, 8 min. drive. Wide selection of beers, burgers & pub fare. Good veggie burgers too. Large sports bar or restaurant seating, your choice.
18 locals recommend
Ram Restaurant & Brewery
8100 Freedom Ln NE
18 locals recommend
Freeway exit area, 8 min. drive. Wide selection of beers, burgers & pub fare. Good veggie burgers too. Large sports bar or restaurant seating, your choice.
Freeway exit area, 8 min. drive. Free Wi-Fi. Large table for working, or comfy chairs by the fireplace.
Cutters Point Coffee
1340 Marvin Rd NE
Freeway exit area, 8 min. drive. Free Wi-Fi. Large table for working, or comfy chairs by the fireplace.
East Lacey area, 10 min. drive. Delicious. If you're into ethnic food, this is for you. Not fancy or elegant, but the charm of the interior & the staff are great!
Cebu Restaurant
9408 Martin Way E
East Lacey area, 10 min. drive. Delicious. If you're into ethnic food, this is for you. Not fancy or elegant, but the charm of the interior & the staff are great!
East Lacey area, 10 min. drive. Po' Boys & Hush Puppies. Gumbo & Fish & Chips. No frills just good food. This southern family transplanted here after Hurricane Katrina & have been making delicious food here ever since!
Beau Legs Fish & Chips
8765 Tallon Ln NE
East Lacey area, 10 min. drive. Po' Boys & Hush Puppies. Gumbo & Fish & Chips. No frills just good food. This southern family transplanted here after Hurricane Katrina & have been making delicious food here ever since!
East Lacey area, 10 min. drive. Absolutely the BEST indian food in town. No-frills location but the food is to DIE for! Take out available.
9 locals recommend
Curry Corner
9408 Martin Way E
9 locals recommend
East Lacey area, 10 min. drive. Absolutely the BEST indian food in town. No-frills location but the food is to DIE for! Take out available.
Downtown Olympia area, 20 min. drive. Huge selection of local produce, locally made gifts & wares. A handful of mini restaurants too. Open Thurs-Sun 10-3 (April-Oct) and Sat-Sun 10-3 (Nov-Dec).
94 locals recommend
Olympia Farmers Market
94 locals recommend
Downtown Olympia area, 20 min. drive. Huge selection of local produce, locally made gifts & wares. A handful of mini restaurants too. Open Thurs-Sun 10-3 (April-Oct) and Sat-Sun 10-3 (Nov-Dec).
Downtown Olympia area, 20 min. drive. Great wine selection, and gourmet food in a lovely old house overlooking Capitol Lake. Partial views over the lake & outdoor seating in summer. Opens at 4pm. "Lush Rush" happy hour is 4-6pm or 4pm-close on Mondays, with drink specials & small bites.
38 locals recommend
Swing Wine Bar
825 Columbia St SW
38 locals recommend
Downtown Olympia area, 20 min. drive. Great wine selection, and gourmet food in a lovely old house overlooking Capitol Lake. Partial views over the lake & outdoor seating in summer. Opens at 4pm. "Lush Rush" happy hour is 4-6pm or 4pm-close on Mondays, with drink specials & small bites.
Downtown Olympia, 20 min. drive. The best cocktails in town. Dimly lit, classy converted garage. Gourmet, locally sourced food, worth the splurge.
8 locals recommend
The Mark Olympia
407 Columbia St SW
8 locals recommend
Downtown Olympia, 20 min. drive. The best cocktails in town. Dimly lit, classy converted garage. Gourmet, locally sourced food, worth the splurge.
Freeway exit area, 8 min. drive. Yummy teriyaki, take-out available. In a strip mall with other food options nearby.
Season's Teriyaki
1401 Marvin Rd NE
Freeway exit area, 8 min. drive. Yummy teriyaki, take-out available. In a strip mall with other food options nearby.
Freeway exit area, 8 min. drive. Quick eats or takeout.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
1177 Marvin Rd NE
Freeway exit area, 8 min. drive. Quick eats or takeout.
Downtown Olympia, 20 min. drive. The best breakfast in town. Hole-in-the-wall restaurant run cooperatively by a handful of locals. Locally sourced foods served when possible. Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian & omnivore options available.
20 locals recommend
New Moon Cooperative Cafe
113 4th Ave W
20 locals recommend
Downtown Olympia, 20 min. drive. The best breakfast in town. Hole-in-the-wall restaurant run cooperatively by a handful of locals. Locally sourced foods served when possible. Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian & omnivore options available.
Central Lacey area, 15 min. drive. The best steaks, pasta (some homemade) & wines in town. Period. Nice unpretentious atmosphere, low-lit decor with friendly staff. Perfect for date night. Awesome happy hour. Owned by a longtime friend, the food never disappoints.
15 locals recommend
Ricardo's Kitchen + Bar
676 Woodland Square Loop SE
15 locals recommend
Central Lacey area, 15 min. drive. The best steaks, pasta (some homemade) & wines in town. Period. Nice unpretentious atmosphere, low-lit decor with friendly staff. Perfect for date night. Awesome happy hour. Owned by a longtime friend, the food never disappoints.
Quick, fresh asian fusion fare. Drive through available for takeout!
7 locals recommend
MiSo
2539 Marvin Rd NE
7 locals recommend
Quick, fresh asian fusion fare. Drive through available for takeout!
One of the closest coffee shops to the tiny house. A few comfy chairs and tables for in person sipping as well as a drive through.
Juniper Coffee Co.
3205 Willamette Dr NE
One of the closest coffee shops to the tiny house. A few comfy chairs and tables for in person sipping as well as a drive through.
Waterfront dining with great views over the inlet in downtown Olympia, 20 minute drive. Seafood-centric menu, and a nice happy. Outdoor dining in summer on the deck.
53 locals recommend
Anthony's Hearthfire Grill Olympia
1675 Marine Dr NE
53 locals recommend
Waterfront dining with great views over the inlet in downtown Olympia, 20 minute drive. Seafood-centric menu, and a nice happy. Outdoor dining in summer on the deck.

Shopping

North of the freeway exit area, 8 min. drive. The largest bead store in the WORLD (really), in a huge warehouse. This place is simply amazing & a must-see for any crafty person.
Shipwreck Beads
8535 Commerce Pl Dr NE
North of the freeway exit area, 8 min. drive. The largest bead store in the WORLD (really), in a huge warehouse. This place is simply amazing & a must-see for any crafty person.
Downtown Olympia, 20 min. drive. Artisan jewelry, colorful kitchen essentials, locally made cards, books, and a vast assortment of eclectic wares.
33 locals recommend
Compass Rose
416 Capitol Way S
33 locals recommend
Downtown Olympia, 20 min. drive. Artisan jewelry, colorful kitchen essentials, locally made cards, books, and a vast assortment of eclectic wares.
Downtown Olympia, 20 min. drive. A wacky, Olympia must-see classic. All sorts of crazy randomly themed trinkets, gifts & accessories, plus Archibald's own line of funky lotions & fragrances.
19 locals recommend
Archibald Sisters
406 Capitol Way S
19 locals recommend
Downtown Olympia, 20 min. drive. A wacky, Olympia must-see classic. All sorts of crazy randomly themed trinkets, gifts & accessories, plus Archibald's own line of funky lotions & fragrances.

Sightseeing

A huge estuary with a loooong boardwalk over the mudflats. Excellent opportunity for bird, seal & otter viewing.
65 locals recommend
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
100 Brown Farm Rd NE
65 locals recommend
A huge estuary with a loooong boardwalk over the mudflats. Excellent opportunity for bird, seal & otter viewing.
Run through this walk-through fountain, but just be careful you don't get soaked! Pretty views towards the Capital, lake & harbor.
8 locals recommend
Heritage Park Fountain
330 5th Ave SW
8 locals recommend
Run through this walk-through fountain, but just be careful you don't get soaked! Pretty views towards the Capital, lake & harbor.
Downtown Olympia area, 20 min. drive. Visit the beautiful State Capital Building (free tours available). This is where I work, so drop by to say hello.
20 locals recommend
State Capitol Building [nb] station
20 locals recommend
Downtown Olympia area, 20 min. drive. Visit the beautiful State Capital Building (free tours available). This is where I work, so drop by to say hello.
Wildlife preserve with walking trails, 15 min. drive. Discover pass required to park.
13 locals recommend
Woodard Bay Conservation Area
13 locals recommend
Wildlife preserve with walking trails, 15 min. drive. Discover pass required to park.

Drinks & Nightlife

NE of the freeway exit area in the warehouse district, 5 min. drive. Family run, friendly winery. Tasting room open Wed-Sun 12-6pm.
Stottle Winery
2641 Willamette Dr NE
NE of the freeway exit area in the warehouse district, 5 min. drive. Family run, friendly winery. Tasting room open Wed-Sun 12-6pm.
Nisqually Valley area, 15 min. drive. An old farmhouse converted to a winery, in a lovely agricultural valley setting. Tasting room open Sat/Sun 12-5pm.
Medicine Creek Winery
947 Old Pacific Hwy SE
Nisqually Valley area, 15 min. drive. An old farmhouse converted to a winery, in a lovely agricultural valley setting. Tasting room open Sat/Sun 12-5pm.
Downtown Olympia, 20 min. drive. Olympia-crafted beers, and a solid restaurant too. German/Northwest inspired pub fare. Try the Wild Salmon Organic IPA. Families welcome.
37 locals recommend
Fish Tale Brewpub
515 Jefferson St SE
37 locals recommend
Downtown Olympia, 20 min. drive. Olympia-crafted beers, and a solid restaurant too. German/Northwest inspired pub fare. Try the Wild Salmon Organic IPA. Families welcome.
East Lacey area, 8 min. drive. My favorite local beer! It's just a taproom but there is usually a food truck outside. Or, bring your own picnic! Or fill that growler on the shelf & bring it back!
8 locals recommend
Top Rung Brewing Company
8343 Hogum Bay Ln NE
8 locals recommend
East Lacey area, 8 min. drive. My favorite local beer! It's just a taproom but there is usually a food truck outside. Or, bring your own picnic! Or fill that growler on the shelf & bring it back!
Downtown Olympia, 20 min. drive. Bright taproom & bottle shop (ciders too), just across the street from the waterfront boardwalk. A nice place to have a beer outside and watch the sunset.
19 locals recommend
Oly Taproom
312 Columbia St NW
19 locals recommend
Downtown Olympia, 20 min. drive. Bright taproom & bottle shop (ciders too), just across the street from the waterfront boardwalk. A nice place to have a beer outside and watch the sunset.
Local liqueurs, close by, in a warehouse district.
Salish Sea Organic Liqueurs
2641 Willamette Dr NE
Local liqueurs, close by, in a warehouse district.

Essentials

Freeway exit area, 8 min. drive. Big grocery chain. Ice & firewood, beer & wine available too.
37 locals recommend
Safeway
1112 S M St
37 locals recommend
Freeway exit area, 8 min. drive. Big grocery chain. Ice & firewood, beer & wine available too.
East Olympia area, 15 min. drive. Groceries & wares for the eco & food conscious. Salad bar & bulk foods available. Open to the public.
46 locals recommend
Olympia Food Co-op
921 Rogers St NW
46 locals recommend
East Olympia area, 15 min. drive. Groceries & wares for the eco & food conscious. Salad bar & bulk foods available. Open to the public.
West Lacey area, 15 min. drive. The closest self-serve laundromat. Clean but not fancy.
Spin City Laundry
3430 Pacific Ave SE
West Lacey area, 15 min. drive. The closest self-serve laundromat. Clean but not fancy.
Just north of the freeway exit area, the closest pharmacy.
Hawk's Prairie Mart Pharmacy
2539 Marvin Rd NE
Just north of the freeway exit area, the closest pharmacy.
West Lacey area, 15 min. drive. Walk-in urgent care medical clinic.
Concentra Urgent Care
3928 Pacific Ave SE
West Lacey area, 15 min. drive. Walk-in urgent care medical clinic.
East Olympia area, 15 min. drive. Regional hospital & emergency room.
10 locals recommend
Providence St. Peter Hospital
413 Lilly Rd NE
10 locals recommend
East Olympia area, 15 min. drive. Regional hospital & emergency room.

Arts & Culture

Free WiFi & computer use.
Lacey Timberland Library
500 College St SE
Free WiFi & computer use.