SImply put, Fertile Ground is my shangri-la in beautiful Central Washington. I almost hate to write about it because each of the 6 times that I have stayed there, I have left ecstatic. Most wonderful hostesses, (I hate that word but Gail. Karen and Laurel are the women in charge), beautiful garden, lots of opportunities to learn about the community, great location 5 minute walk from downtown Olympia, great breakfasts, wonderful library, CLEAN, comfy mattresses and sheets, ALWAYS interesting other guests, reasonably priced, wonderfully acommodating- I could go on and on. I am sad that I am not there now watching the flowers burst open in beautiful springtime. Oh, how could I forget, an impeccably maintained, turn of the century Craftsman hosue with wonderful rooms. Family friendly.