The living is easy in this charming Bridlewood rambler that has a generous yard for the neighborhood. This sunny, well-maintained home features vaulted ceilings, walls of windows, eat-in kitchen with room for table plus plenty of storage and a bonus room perfect for den/office/dining room. The great room has a gas fireplace with a brick surround and built-ins. Master suite has a walk-in closet & slider to deck. Fully fenced backyard has a spacious patio for entertaining. Easy access to I-5 and shopping.
Just a minute from 3 breweries and a bakery! Tart Hard Cider is a woman and Veteran owned establishment. They create delicious, small batch and natural ciders in an array of flavors. Matchless Brewing is a taproom that features 12 rotating handles. They welcome outside food, well-behaving pooches and children are welcome. You can often find food trucks in the parking lot too. The folks at Triceratops Brewing Co. are transplants from New Jersey and fell in love with the small town vibes of Olympia and love the community that they now call home! Their tasting room has a wide variety of ales, stouts, IPAs and ciders for your enjoyment. Check out their page for events too, like board game night coming up on February 22nd!
If the neighborhood ever filled with the intoxicating scent of fresh baked bread, it’s probably because the 8 Arms Bakery is probably whipping up something really good in the kitchen! They also have one of the most unique business models by creating a bakery share. Buy into the 3 sessions they offer throughout the year. For example, if you purchase a box in winter from Jan 2nd - May 15th, you’ll receive a selection of baked goods that could include slicing bread, specialty bread, cookies and other tasty desserts. They also offer vegan and gluten-free options too. They have some fun events coming up too like a Kids Chocolate Chip Cookie Bonanza in March!
As the heavy rains fall, get out and enjoy the impressive scenery at Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls to see the spectacular rumble and tumble of the final drop at feet into Capitol Lake. The trails here highlight native trees, reflective pools, massive rocks, and Pioneer Park on the banks of the Deschutes River.
Or take in the sights indoors at the Falls Terrace Restaurant, adjacent to Tumwater Falls. Dine of fresh halibut, salmon any oysters, pasta, soup, salad, crab and lobster cakes for an amazing and tasty dining experience!
And while you’re in the vicinity, you must go take a peek at the historic Schmidt House, built in 1904. The picturesque grounds are graced with native gardens, reflective pool and graceful statues brought back from Europe by Leopold Schmidt.
Aviation geek or not, everyone can appreciate checking out collections of vintage aircraft! The Olympic Flight Museum is a non-profit dedicated to preserving and flying planes. Save the date for June 20-21 to enjoy the Olympic Airshow.
If you’re looking for a chill place to hangout, just 7 miles away is the Spar Café and Bar, a beloved of locals. They offer family-friendly breakfast, lunch and dinner, including McMenamins staples known throughout all their locations.