Linda's By The Lake

25616 Lake Wilderness Lane SE , Maple Valley, WA 98038 USA (Show map)


The property is situated on the shores of peaceful Lake Wilderness in Maple Valley, WA. This tranquil setting allows the guests to see a wide variety of wildlife. The suite, which is maintained to a very high standard, has a private entrance, a covered patio, lake view, TV, radio and Wi-Fi.. The large suite has a kitchenette and a Jacuzzi bath. Guests can enjoy a private beach, a gazebo with a fireplace and gas bbq, music at the local park in the summer, and the local walking trails. We are located close to many activities including skiing, golf, beachcombing, and sightseeing in Seattle and surrounding areas.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Simple and cozy

4.2 on January 21, 2018

Linda is very welcoming. The view of the lake is lovely. Decor isn't modern or fancy, but it is clean and relaxing.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. I am happy that you found the suite clean and relaxing. There is a lot more to do in the summer, when you can spend time at the private beach or in the beach front gazebo with its fireplace.

- Linda at Linda's By The Lake (innkeeper)

Thanks for an outsatnding place to get cozy

5 on June 04, 2017

Outstanding place to get cozy and peaceful with you other half Linda was great breakfast was super boiled egg and fruit and coffee cake every morning the lake was peaceful and not only that but the people that live around Linda were very nice also. My wife had a super time she loves to fish and Linda and her son provided us with fishing gear and bait. My wife caught 2 rainbow trout which we had for supper that evening and Linda let me have an onion and some potatoes Just and outstanding place to be and enjoy what the good Lord has made again Thanks Linda David and Irene

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words and I am happy you enjoyed yourself. Please come again. Linda

- Linda (innkeeper)

Wow what a wonderful lake place

4.8 on April 18, 2017

I was met at my car by Linda with a deli tray. Tired and hungry I rummaged through the cupboards and had plenty to eat without going out. A piece of candy was waiting in the outside entry upon my return. I liked that I could find breakfast in the fridge whenever I was ready. I felt very taken care of yet had my privacy. I loved this place on a little lake with no loud boat motors - very quiet and a beautiful view of the lake out the front windows on the first floor about 50 feet from the water. There is a covered patio with a fridge and bistro table and chairs. A small yard, and dock are in front and below. Very excited to find this treasure. It's like staying and grandma's lake cabin only with upgrades especially in the bathroom. Nice little kitchen with a microwave and toaster oven. There are a lot of little extras. She has thought of everything you might possibly need. Can't wait to return. This place made my trip so enjoyable.

Excellent Vacation

5 on January 07, 2017

Linda is so kind and provides fantastic service. Her B&B is cozy and has a beautiful view. I would (and have been) recommend(ing) her place to everyone who wants a peaceful trip in Washington.

Innkeeper Response
I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. It is very important to me that my guest are comfortable and feel that their needs are taken care of.

- Linda's By The Lake (innkeeper)

A real gem

5 on December 20, 2016

Staying at Linda's was just great! She was very welcoming, and assured us that if we needed anything, we just needed to ask. The space was perfect - nice size room, very comfortable bed, huge bathroom with jetted tub and shower, and a little kitchenette. Great view of Lake Wilderness. She delivered fruit, coffee cake, and a hard boiled egg each morning, and we had everything else we needed for breakfast in our kitchen. We will stay there whenever we can get a reservation when we visit family in Maple Valley. Thanks, Linda! Barb and Jerry

Innkeeper Response
I so enjoyed having you stay with me. Would love to have you when ever you visit the grandchildren. I wish you a very Happy Holiday. Linda

- Linda's By The Lake (innkeeper)

Exceeded our Expectations

4.0 on February 12, 2016

We loved our stay. There is a homey feel and Linda is so accommodating! We will surely come back! :)

Innkeeper Response
Thank for your review and I hope you will stay with me again. If you have any suggestions please feel free to pass them on to me at lindam@lindasbythelake. Best wishes, Linda

- Linda at Linda's By the Lake (innkeeper)

Linda's By the Lake

4.6 on October 27, 2015

We had a wonderful stay with accommodating and the food endless! Very nice view. Very comfortable!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. Hope you will stay with me next time you visit the greater Seattle area.

- Linda's By The Lake (innkeeper)

Linda's By-The-Lake

3.4 on October 27, 2015

1) Very neat 7 clean. 2) very well equipped. 3) Beautiful view. 4) ample breakfast but not home cooked. 5) steps rather difficult for carrying luggage.

Loved Our Stay

5 on June 01, 2015

We loved our stay. Would definitely recommend and come back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for sending in a review. I always feel good when my guests enjoy their stay and plan to come again.

- Linda at Linda's By The Lake (innkeeper)

Lovely retreat

4.8 on April 28, 2015

Everything you could possible want right at your fingertips. Charming and quiet, and the perfect driving distance to Snoqualmie Casino, walking trails and many activities.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review. Hope you will stay at Linda's on your next visit to the Pacific NW.

- Linda's (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Lake View Suite

The suite which is maintained to a very high standard, has a private entrance, and a beautiful lake view. The large suite has a kitchenette, shower, and jacuzzi bathtub. It is equipped with a TV, Wi-Fi, microwave, referigerator, coffee pot, dishes and cutlery. Guest can enjoy private beach, fish from the dock, gazebo with fireplace, or walk the many local trails. Enjoy outdoor cooking, there is a gazebo with a gas BBQ and fireplace for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $115 - $140

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Small town, Waterview


Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From Sea-Tac Airport go NW and merge onto 518 East towards I-5, Take I-405 North towards Renton. Take exit #4 - WA-169 South. Turn right on hwy 169 (Maple Valley HWY), go 11.3 miles to Witte Road S.E. and turn right (7-11 on corner). Turn left on S.E. 248th, (Library on right, Community Center on left). Stay on road, (road will change names) turn left on S.E. 257th, (Large Tree with name signs), Stay to the right which becomes Lake Wilderness Lane S.E., Enter driveway of Blue House with Large Garage doors.

Area Attractions

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, Close to Puget Sound Activities, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Outdoor grilling, Parking, Wheelchair access , Covered patio off suite, Gazebo at private Beach with fireplace and BBQ, private dock, grotto with waterfall

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Boat launch available for your boat, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2PM-6PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking in the suite, outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night Room Rate
  • Cancellations: If cancelled 14 days in advance, FULL REFUND. If cancelled less than 14 days, 50% REFUND. If re-rented a full refund will be given.



Linda Steele-McMonagle

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About the innkeepers

I enjoy crafts, reading, fishing, boating, traveling, grandchildren, and visiting with friends.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: Open to guest wishes
  • Serving Location: Guest room