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Author: Nathan Allan

  • Security Camera Door Bell

    A lot of guests have noted that we have a fancy door bell, that features a camera on it. We do indeed use the Ring doorbell. We have had it in operation now for a few months and love it. It allows us to be notified when there is motion in front of the Inn,…

  • Last Minute Summer Getaways

    We are in the height of summer season here in Olympia, Washington. However we release some of you still love to have unplanned last minute summer getaways. You jump in your car, on your bike, or on a train and head somewhere for a night or more. Nothing booked in advance. Now we do not…

  • Swantown Inn & Spa Expansion

    After seven years of trying we have secured a lender and are completing our expansion! During the next 6 months we will be constructing a new “wing” that will include a function room, a self contained to bedroom suite, and garage. We will be working with our builder to minimize construction noise, with none on…

  • Swantown Scones

    Swantown Scones

    Every breakfast we do for guests starts with freshly baked scones. The sort that are ready to eat. No need for butter, cream or jam. the fruit or flavor is already in them! We have innkeeper friends who count the number of cookies they bake, we should have kept count of scones.  We didn’t always…

  • Volunteer Garden Helpers

    We posted recently on our Swantown Inn & Spa Facebook page that we would love some help with some of our garden maintenance. We were overwhelmed by the support from guests and friends.  The offer was to help us pull blackberry and ivy and in return stay the night at the Inn. We would even provide…