My husband and I had the pleasure of three nights at this beautiful place right on Bellingham Bay. The suite was very thoughtfully decorated, extremely comfortable, with a grand twin-sized windowseat overlooking the water, lovely bed with nice linens, and a decadent, giant bathtub with the world's best water pressure. The train does steam--and rarely scream--by on occasion, and the tracks are really only feet away, but really, for me, it's like sleeping on the Amtrak to hear that sound(though I can appreciate how some would be jangled by it). Other than the rare train, the place is absolutely quiet, and this from a major noise freak!
Chrysalis is the destination for the perfect train and walking vacation, with the Amtrak station being about 5 minutes away by friendly taxi. The town of Fairhaven, with its wonderful book stores, restaurants, and a special toy store(Toy Garden) is .2 miles by nice walking trail, and Bellingham is an easy, flat two miles the other way on another fabulous walking trail.
We discovered the oldest Peace Vigil in the US, which meets on the corner of Cornwall and Magnolia, in front of the Federal Building every Friday from 4 to 5, and that was an added joy for our visit.
The spa is beautiful, the therapists skilled and kind.
I would recommend this inn for all train lovers and walkers of the Cascadian persuasion!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Chrysalis is a beautifully designed, award winning hotel, spa, and restaurant in a stunning waterfront setting. Luxurious guestrooms and suites offer comfortable hospitality with luxurious amenities, designed to enable guests to work or unwind with every comfort and convenience. Cuddle up in a bay view room or suite with cozy window seats, fireplaces and double soaking or whirlpool tubs. Watch the sunset from the restaurant and bar, or stroll the boardwalk over the water. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Chrysalis Inn And Spa
- The Chrysalis Hotel Bellingham
- Chrysalis Hotel