Hidden atop an ivy-covered hillside, this 1915 Georgian Revival house and collection of cozy mini-apartments are among the best of Seattle's bed and breakfasts. Six lovely bedrooms in the main house have fireplaces and private porches; the firelit common room is stocked with a guest computer, cookies, fruit, and tea. Across the garden are the University suites: small apartments perfect for families (and pets) and that share access to the Chambered Nautilus facilities.
All guests enjoy the three-course gourmet breakfasts: perhaps Northwest-style eggs Benedict with salmon or stuffed French toast with homemade orange syrup. Nearby Ravenna Park is lovely for strolling; cyclists appreciate the Burke Gilman trail.