Come relax in our 1920 Craftsman style Bed and Breakfast. We are located across the street from Green Lake Park, in one of Seattle’s most popular neighborhoods. Enjoy a morning jog around the lake before breakfast, or simply enjoy the beautiful lake view from most rooms. You can walk to many nearby shops and restaurants. Downtown Seattle and the famous Pike Place Market are just a 10 minute drive away. You may choose from 5 lovely rooms with private baths; many with views of lake and jetted tubs. We serve a gourmet breakfast each morning at cozy tables for 2-4 in our dining room. Coffee, tea, fresh fruit, and cookies are always available. We offer a complimentary wine hour Monday-Friday. Please let us know if you have allergies or any special dietary requests. We love Seattle and look forward to helping you enjoy your stay while you are here.
5 on May 28, 2015
The pictures are not photoshopped -- this place is the real deal! Comfy bed and pillows, clean and tidy home with warm and inviting common areas, delicious and plentiful breakfast served between 8:00-9:30 each day (at your convenience), and the nicest owners/operators you will ever meet! They do it ALL right!
5 on May 27, 2015
My wife and I were looking for a nice and relaxing place to stay in the Seattle area, and found exactly that in the Greenlake Guest House. From the moment we arrived, until it was time for us to head home, we felt completely 'at home,' and as if we were actually visiting family! The house is absolutely beautiful, parking is plentiful and without cost, the rooms are very well arraigned and VERY comfortable, the breakfasts are just amazing, and Julie and Blayne are the perfect hosts. The location is amazing...only 5 miles from downtown Seattle and Pike Place, yet a true, almost 'country' feel, directly across the street from the beautiful Greenlake, and the park surrounding the lake. I could go on and on, but at the risk of sounding too corney...our stay simply could not have been any better! We absolutely will return, and without hesitation, offer our highest recommendation to anybody looking for the perfect Seattle destination.
5 on February 12, 2015
We came for a weekend getaway and a little down time from our three small boys. We've stayed here before and loved it then and now. The owners are so friendly and offer such a relaxing environment. We loved our room and how clean everything was. The food was very good. Our only wish is if we could have stayed one more nite. We will definitely come back again and recommend this guest house to everyone.
4.0 on April 16, 2012
We stayed here for 4 nights Mother's Day Weekend 2010. We chose this B&B on the advice of our daughter, who lives in Ballard, for its location and price. We will revisit Greenlake Guest House because of its comfort and hospitality. The rooms are well done in every way: cleanliness, decor and amenities. The location across the street from Green Lake is beautiful and very walkable...around the lake and to nearby shops and restaurants. The innkeepers/owners Blayne and Julie are lovely, interesting and hospitable people. They served delicious breakfasts and pleasant conversation. Our expectations from browsing their website (www.greenlakeguesthouse.com) were met and exceeded. Totally pleasant experience from reservation to check-out
5 on September 27, 2011
We wanted accommodation close to our family without imposing on their hectic schedule. We were there to visit our new 2 month old granddaughter and 3 year old grandson. Julie & Blayne exceeded our expectations with genuine hospitality, specific information about shopping and dining and a warm inviting home away from home. The breakfasts were scrumptious and our every need was met with a smile. The added unexpected bonus was the location right on Green Lake. Walking, running, boating, swimming or just watching were at our doorstep. It was a continual parade of all age outdoor enthusiasts. We've never seen such a vibrant and well utilized natural recreation area as Green Lake. When we return to Seattle this is our first destination. Thank you Julie & Blayne for welcoming these grandparents from Muskoka, Ontario, Canada into your home and making our visit memorable. Mike & Daphne
5 on August 05, 2011
My husband and I recently spent 3 nights at the Greenlake Guest House. What a wonderful choice for the ambience, convenience, and comfort! Blayne and Julie have covered every aspect of staying at a B&B - from the heated tile floors in the bathrooms to the guest refrigerator, dvd library, breakfast menu, complimentary water & sodas, fresh baked afternoon treats, and the convenience (and joy!) of having a Keurig coffee maker for guest use, as well as a computer and printer to use in the living room. The bath products were top shelf - loved the lavender spray - and the breakfasts were wonderful (fresh blueberries right off the bushes)! We also appreciated that breakfast was served anytime between 8:00 and 9:30. They even emailed us ahead of time to let us know of the "inn sitters" (Gary & Liz) who would be there when we arrived (they were great!) The convenience of walking to several local restaurants and shops was so nice. We took the public bus into downtown - another convenience. The park and Green Lake across the street was an added benefit since we didn't feel like we were in the bustle of the city. A sight-seeing tour company even picked us up right at the B&B (Let's Tour Seattle) which was a good thing since the only problem was parking, especially if you arrive on a summer weekend. There is only on-street parking and with the park & lake across the street, it can be quite challenging. We found a spot right next to the house and left the car there the whole weekend! It was a nice cozy place to come back to after touring in the rain - just like being home.
5 on July 22, 2011
From start to finish, our stay at the Greenlake Guest House was delightful! The breakfasts were something to definitely look forward to, especially the puff pancakes with fresh fruit and the yogurt/fresh fruit cups. Our room was in the front of the house-there is a bit of street noise so if you're sensitive to that, a room facing the back of the house might be better. We loved the bathroom-heated floor and jetted tub! Convenience to Greenlake Park was the best-a nice walk, even on a rainy day! Upon returning from my walk, I discovered that my daughter had enjoyed the tub with bath salts and was all wrapped up in one of the Greenlake Guest House bath robes! We will definitely return!
5 on July 13, 2011
I was recently in Seattle to visit my son, who lives in the Green Lake area. I found the Greenlake B&B on Trip Advisor and I am so glad I stayed there. My room was cozy - everything was spotless and the bed was very comfortable. The Jacuzzi bathtub came in handy after a long day of walking around Seattle. I was pampered with marvelous home-cooked gourmet breakfasts every morning. Yummmm! Julie saw to my every need and was always glad to share her knowledge of the area. The Green Lake area is a very nice part of Seattle and is close to several convenient bus lines to downtown and the university area. Hopefully, I will be visiting my son again soon and I will definitely stay at the Greenlake B&B again!
5 on July 08, 2011
-exceptional inn, superb hosts in ideal location -gourmet, nutritious breakfast at leisurely pace -extremely clean and tidy -ample space in room, jetted tub, heated floor -flat screen TV + ample DVD library -beautiful sitting room with coffee/tea/fruit bar 24/7 -ideal location close to downtown & Puget sound
5 on June 21, 2011
Excellent location, Great rooms. Fantastic breakfasts. Julie the hostess was fantastic. Right next to a lake with a 2.8 jogging track. Worth every penny!
Greenlake has a queen bed, private bath that includes an oversized jetted tub for 2/shower combo and heated tile floors. The room also offers a panoramic lake/park view, river rock gas fireplace, and is very bright and airy. This suite has a classic beachside decor.
Nightly Rate: $159 - $239
Parkview is our largest room with a king sized bed, sitting area with comfortable chairs, and a full lake view. A twin rollaway bed may be added upon request. The bath has an oversized jetted tub for 2 as well as a separate shower. It is decorated with a romantic tropics theme.
Nightly Rate: $189 - $289
Cascade has a queen sized bed, gas fireplace with sitting area, and a full bath with standard size jetted tub. It has a peek-a-boo view of the lake, too. This suite has a rustic French theme.
Nightly Rate: $149 - $239
Ballard has two twin beds that may be made into one king bed. It has a private bath with heated tile floors with a standard tub/shower combo. This room offers a gas fireplace, has a classic nautical décor and includes a writing desk.
Nightly Rate: $144 - $194
Parkside, Theather, Boat/bike/skate rental, Airport, Lakefront
Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 20 miles
From Sea-Tac Airport or from South of Seattle, follow signs to I-5 northbound towards Seattle. Take exit #170 (Ravenna/NE 65th Street). At end of ramp turn left onto Ravenna Boulevard heading north. Go ½ mile. Turn right (at lake) onto E. Green Lake Drive N. Go ½ mile. Greenlake Guest House is located on corner of E. Green Lake Dr. N and Orin Court. From North, Follow I-5 south towards Seattle to exit #172 for NE 80th St. This is a shared exit with N 85 Street. Turn right onto NE 80th St for several blocks. Turn left onto Wallingford Ave N. Go 1 block. At light, turn left onto E. Green Lake Dr. N. Go 3 blocks. Greenlake Guest House is located on corner of E. Green Lake Dr. N and Orin Court.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Mount Rainier, Boeing/Microsoft companies, Puget Sound Ferries, University of Washington, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Winery, Zoo
Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos , Complementary soda & water, Snacks available 24/7, DVD library (Best Picture winners), Complimentary wine & beer Mon-Fri, 5-6p, beach towels and picnic coolers
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Restaurants, Live Theater, Roller Blading/trails, Dog Walking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Water sports
Blayne & Julie McAferty
Cooking, Gardening, Home remodeling, Woodworking, Ballet, Theater, Biking, Running, Movies
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Available on request
Long time, special McAferty family recipe: Large crepes served with berries with a light sprinkling of powdered sugar.