Inn at Goose Creek
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Drove down to Mount Rainier with Fabi's friends (Mary, Roger & Michelle) and went up to view it in a cable car. Breathtaking views of this snow-capped mountain. Ate at restaurant at 9000 feet.
Could see Mount St Helens and Mount Baker (180 miles away) from up there. Drove onto hot, dry, agricultural Yakima. Toe now really in ...
We did a sleep over in Ellensburg. We arrived early and went to visit the little city. They were having a Jazz festival so there were many people downtown. The campground was next to a fast moving river. We made dinner at The Cottage and got a good nights sleep.
... asked what our favourite places are so far and as there are too many to choose from we always answer the same thing – for us it is all the really nice people that we meet and that help make this trip so great - and the family that we met here are a perfect example of this.
After sampling and buying way too much wine (again) we headed back with our wine cellar/wardrobe fully replenished and ready to head to Seattle the next ...
This is the last full day we will be spending in the lower 48 for several weeks. We started today's trip at 46 degrees, which was a 40 degree change from Red Bluff. We put away our fans and got out the heater.
We continued our journey North on Highway 97. On the way, we encounter our first rain of the trip. We crossed the Lewis and Clark Highway and continued onto the bridge ...
... not many trees out this way, but then crossed over the huge Columbia River, miles across. Stayed at Yakima River RV park, not the greatest but she'll do for a night. It is part of someone’s farm/ranch. We were warned not to venture into in the adjoining paddock as it is occupied by 19 rodeo bulls, no thank ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Inn at Goose Creek Ellensburg
My stay at The Inn at Goose Creek was absolutely wonderful. The staff was so personable and very helpful. The atmosphere was so relaxing. The place was full but you would have never known it. We never heard anyone elses noise while in our room. It was amazing. The rooms were all different. They all had a different theme. We stayed in the English Ivy room and thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope to go back again someday.
Beautiful in every way
My two daughters and I go on a retreat every July, and chose the Inn at Goose Creek in Ellensburg, Wa for our stay this year.
We were lovingly spoiled for 4 days and three nights by Gary and Ylwa Mabee.
I know of no better word than "beautiful" to describe this lovely place. We felt like we had walked into a large home saturated with personality and comfort.
Each room has a theme and we chose the English Ivy. From the soap dish to the linens it was elegant in every way. The sunsets we enjoyed each evening were enhanced by sitting in the wonderful, wide bay window seat. The service was fantastic, the breadfasts delicious, the beds beyond description. One has to see and experience the decor to appreciate it. What a soothing time we had and we are certainly going to return again. Don't miss it, you'll love it. It's so much more than a 'motel'. We definately felt like we were in an English garden.
July 7 - 10, 2006
How often will I be able to write a review for a hotel and feel it a necessity to do so? THIS is the time. I have stayed all over the world, met characters, been pampered, and in general found very little negative to say about many, but The Inn at Goose Creek is like staying in my own home, only daily maid service. Only scheduled to stay a few nights on business, I inquired as to stay longerbecause we were enjoying our time so much, but the Inn was already booked following our stay.
I was the "Grandma" resident babysitter for my daughter while she had business. I spent much of my time with a 6 month old enjoying the atmosphere, reading library, tranquil seating areas and impeccably clean environment. I visited with the most genuine of hosts in Gary and Ylwa Mabee. Leisurely breakfast in the solarium set my morning. I even received a call one morning, to have some breakfast brought up, when they were unaware that I had an earlybird breakfast that morning. So as not to disturb myself and the baby, Gary and Ylwa offered another unoccupied guestroom to my daughter so she could burn the "midnight oil" and internet without disruption! Quiet, bright, alive with fresh well cared for plants, interesting artwork, keepsakes and whimsey, this is not your typical "look at my antiques" bed and breakfast atmosphere. This is home away from home... in a good way. By all means, be their guest. I know I plan on staying again.
A Real Treat-Totally Unexpected
Looking at the building itself, or even standing on their porch, you wouldn't expect the delightful eye candy you receive upon entering the Inn at Goose Creek. These folks went all out to make our stay comfortable & uniquely enchanting. The rooms were decorated w/so much detail & care - for fun & enjoyment. Every room is a different theme. Lovely - charming - amusing - enchanting. The included breakfast goes far beyond what others offer too. Delicious! Wide array of fresh foods to choose from. We'll go out of our way to make sure we stay there again.
My company has held our conference in Ellensburg for 29 years now, and I have been a part of it for 5. The Inn at Goose Creek is where we ALWAYS place our staff and our VIP presenters. In fact, they request it!
I always stay in the Christmas Room, which helps put me in the mood for the holidays, as well as help me think of cool winter during the summer heat (but with each room having climate control, that helps too!). There is even a control that pumps holiday music into your room via a speaker! Now that's taking it to the next level.
Gary is a great manager/owner! He is funny and always has a small on his face! Get to know him; you'll be glad you did.
If you just need to pull off the highway and get a night's sleep I guess this place would be ok. However, we checked in for a weekend of shopping and fun in Ellensburg and were apppalled. The rooms are relentlessly decorated with WAY too many stuffed animals and pillows, and even tho you're in a beautiful part of the country, all you can see out of the windows is freeway, parking lot, and gas stations. The manager was quite harsh and protective of her territory, the place was packed to the gills with bad art, and the roar of the freeway was ceaseless. Find somewhere in town or in the woods if you can.
Best Place in Ellensburg to stay!
We are former Ellensburg residents and CWU Alumni, and very familiar with the area. This is the best accommodation in Ellensburg! The rooms are very large (bigger than any normal hotel room - more like a suite) and private - each room with its own very large bathroom (not what you expect for a B&B). Perfect for business or pleasure, including your breakfast in the morning. Coffee in the room, a large tub (with water jets) & shower. Lobby is a very large common area for you and your guests, like your living room at home. Plenty of movies, books and games for when you are not enjoying Ellensburg. Wireless Internet is included and available throughout the property. Gary and Ylwa are wonderful hosts.
I've stayed here twice. What a treat!!!! Every room does have it's own theme. I've stayed in the Christmas room and the sports room. This is like staying in a luxury B&B. You don't feel like you are in a "hotel" at all, but a beautiful home. The proprieters are friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was included, and much nicer than many "continental breakfasts" you would get at a chain hotel. Not only are the rooms decorated beautifully, but the common areas are full of interesting and beautiful objects. What a great value! Don't miss this if you have a chance to stay here.
What a treat! Totally surprized and delighted
Totally surprised and delighted.
Recently we stayed at The Inn at Goose Creek in Ellensburg, WA.
Totally by accident we discovered the Inn at Goose Creek.
From the outside the inn is pleasant if somewhat nondescript - however, upon entering we felt we had entered a parallel universe.
The inn is a joy with eye candy aplenty. What a joy. And, the inn keepers/owners Gary and Ylwa Mabee are classics in their own right, making us feel truly welcome. Both are warm, friendly and as you get to know them have great sense humor.
Now the rooms. Apparently each room has it's own design theme. We stayed in the Rose Room. Beautifully decorated, roomy, huge bed, inlaid carpet, Jacuzzi tub.
The next morning we enjoyed a continental breakfast with other guests and Gary and Ylwa, which lingered on for more than an hour of fun and good-humored banter. The atmosphere lends its' self to camaraderie. It was difficult to drag ourselves away.
From now on a trip to Eastern Washington is automatically extended an extra day, just so we can spend some time at the Inn at Goose Creek.