You know you're in for a treat when, upon check-in, the very friendly staff invite you to enjoy the spa and eucalyptus steam room any time (no charge). The lobby is beautiful and the view superb. But the room is divine! The bathroom features gorgeous stone- tiled shower and a giant tub with woodwork doors that slide open onto the bedroom. The bedroom is beautifully appointed, with fireplace and a window seat spacious enough for both of our six-foot frames to stretch out side-by-side. Our room was on the first floor, facing the water ... about as close to the train tracks as you can get in that hotel. The windows must be very well-insulated as the trains were audible but did not keep us awake, nor did we use earplugs. While we didn't try any spa treatments, I did enjoy the steam room each day and was surprised at how generously stocked the spa area was for hotel guests (not just those getting spa treatments). My husband and I rode our bikes everywhere and highly recommend walking bikes onto the sweet little ferry to Lummi Island, then biking the 7-mile loop around the island, with a stop for lunch at the Willows Inn. Dinner on the deck at Keenan's (located right there at the hotel) was a special treat. We enjoyed excellent food and wine while watching the local kids jump off the pier into the bay... close enough to see but far enough away to be picturesque rather than overly raucous. Oh, and if you drive up to Bellingham from areas to the south, be sure to drive Chuckanut Dr. at least one way, and enjoy fresh oysters on the beach at Taylor's Oyster Farm. I loved everything about this trip and will definitely make Chrysalis home base again on future Bellingham adventures.