"My husband and I love the Pacific Northwest. We wanted to visit the Seattle area without actually staying in busy Seattle, and the aptly nicknamed Artist's Studio was perfect. It's an easy little drive to quaint Winslow, with its cute shops and eateries, for catching the ferry to/from Seattle. We also took a day to just drive up and down all over beautifully forested and picturesque Bainbridge Island, and the Artist's Studio was an absolutely excellent base for this as well.
This is indeed an artist's studio in that beautiful local art adorns the cottage apartment, while the owner, an accomplished artist, allows you to view the gorgeous work in her studio. The artistry extends into the owner's lovely and lush garden as well as the restful and relaxing patio. Even the hen house welcomes you with a cute artistic motif...and Javier the rooster and his wives are fun friends to meet. I enjoyed "chatting" with them, and they don't mind you enjoying their fresh eggs for a delicious breakfast. One or two of those hens are artistic as well in that they lay colored eggs!
The owner and her husband are truly wonderful people, and we greatly enjoyed talking with them a couple of times. They were full of great information and helpful hints about the area and also provided us with a completely supplied cottage (linens, towels, soaps, and so on) and also the fresh eggs, milk and 1/2 & 1/2, butter, bread, granola, fresh apples and tomatoes from the garden, and a freshly baked fruit tart as well as various other pantry items. What hospitality! We felt deeply blessed and cared for indeed!
For those with difficulty climbing stairs, this lovely upstairs cottage apartment might be a challenge, but for all others it will be a magnificent delight and a restful getaway retreat. Come one, come all!"
Guest: AJ G.
Date of Stay: September 2015
Review Submitted: September 23, 2015