The Maple Tree is a lovingly restored older home,with landscaped grounds. Located across the street from Puget Sound, it commands a fantastic view of the Olympic Mountains. Watch the activity on Puget Sound through the 60 power telescope in the solarium, lounge on the brick patio and feed the squirrels, or watch the sun set over the snow capped Olympics. Hellon and Marion enjoy meeting new people, working in the garden and exchanging ideas about travel. Hellon also enjoys gourment cooking and Northwest foods as well as foreign cuisine.
5 on October 15, 2012
We had a wonderful experience at The Maple Tree. Nicely furnished and totally relaxing. The bedroom is large with a sitting room overlooking the Puget Sound. No TV so it is easy to get away from the every day routine and allowed us to really relax. Hellon's breakfasts were filling, always a different menu, and delicious. It was also very convenient to downtown and the Rick Steves Travel Center which is why we were there. We arrived home from our vacation relaxed and very pleased with our choice of bed and breakfast.
3.2 on February 04, 2011
We stayed 2 nights in January. The weather was cold and wet. There is just 1 guest room, a refinished attic. The room is very spacious and comfortable. There is just one heat register, and with it being so cold it really couldn't keep up. The bathroom is not en-suite, but on the main floor across from the stairs. This means a little less privacy than we were used to. Hot water was not plentiful. Breakfast was excellent. Hellon worked with us to provide it a little earlier. We did not use the solarium as it was gloomy the whole time.
2.6 on September 21, 2009
While the room is very spacious, there is no TV, phone, or curtains to keep out the morning light. More importantly, we we not told that the private bath was downstairs and across a hallway. The stairs were steep with a sharp turn at the bottom, and the only way to light the stairs was to turn the light on in the room. A hazard if you need to go to the batroom during the night. The hostess was friendly and gave us some good advice, but was very inflexible. She set the time for breakfast and wouldn't change it when we wanted to leave earlier our last day. When we asked to use her computer to check the weather at our next destination, she she would not allow it nor do it for us.
4.2 on July 15, 2008
The Maple Tree is a lovely B&B with lovely hosts who are willing to help out in every way. I highly recommend it.
3.4 on April 24, 2008
Good hosts Beautiful location, lovely gardens Bright and cheerful house, good view
Bedroom Community, Small town, Suburban
Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 24 miles
Amusement Park, 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, Ocean, Underwater Park, Whale Watching, Ferryboat Rides, Scenic Auto Trips, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Scubadiving, Museums (Boeing and others), Ferryboat rides, Underwater Park, Beach, Public Parks, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports
Bed and Breakfast, Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Alarm clock, Desk, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities
Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Turndown Service
Private Widow's Walk (Porch), Bath tub, Walking Trails, Outdoor Chairs and Table, Phone Jack, Brick Patio
Hellon and Marion "Wilkie" Wilkerson
Hellon loves cooking, gardening, playing bridge and music and art. Marion enjoys reading, gardening, watching the scenery go by, and travel.
Low fat , Vegetarian , Gourmet
Old family recipe waffles with strawberries (fresh in season or frozen out of season) topped with whipped cream.