Great Escape! A review of The Chrysalis Inn & Spa
I discovered the Chrysalis Inn on the Trip Advisor and it was a great find. It's just a short drive from Seattle, yet you feel like you are miles away. The Inn itself is beautiful. Not your typical hotel architecture. The rooms are fantastic. A Japanese style shojii screen slides back from the soaking tub so you can enjoy the beautiful water view and the fireplace. There's also a cozy window seat. The only downside is that, being next to the shoreline, the Inn is also next to active train tracks. They provide earplugs on the nightstand. Still it feels like a 747 is landing in your room when the trains go by. Do take advantage of the wonderful spa. But be sure and make reservations in advance. And the wine restaurant in the Inn is excellent, but pricey.
While in Bellingham, don't forget to drive along Chuckanut Drive, one of the most beautiful scenic highways in the state.