The Inn Sehome Garden Inn is a modern B&B set on a 1-acre botanical garden nestled into the side of Sehome Hill Arboretum, minutes from downtown. The Inn offers two stylish and scenic rooms with garden views, a grand mid-century modern home, expansive outdoor living and lush, engaging grounds. The Room The Japanese Garden Suite sleeps up to 4, featuring a private entrance, rock garden, pond and extensive Japanese art collection. The suite has a private living room with sofa bed, dining area and luxurious bath. Breakfast Every morning from 8:00 am - 9:30 am we serve a light, fresh breakfast featuring local ingredients from as nearby as the garden. - served in the garden-view dining room, or weather permitting, on the patio. - includes preserves made from fruit grown in the garden and gluten-free muffins and biscuits. Guest Access Guests of the Inn are welcome to make themselves at home as much as possible. The spacious living room with vaulted ceilings has two comfortable sitting areas where guests can meet with family and friends, browse the book shelf, relax, or delve into an eclectic record collection. The kitchen is not open to guests; but each room is furnished with a refrigerator and selection of silverware and glassware. The house comes replete with an expansive deck right off the dining area for outdoor living in pleasant weather. Take breakfast in the outdoor dining area, a drink in the cocktail lounge, or spend part of the day relaxing in the outdoor living room and enjoy the surroundings and serenity. The grounds and gardens are yours to enjoy and explore. Take a stroll around the garden or sit and ponder the pond. Guests of the Inn are welcome to invite friends and family over, use the BBQ and in general, truly make our home yours. We keep regular business hours of 8-6, from breakfast through check-in. You will be greeted upon your arrival and can choose to partake in breakfast. In the evening, we are available on a limited basis. We are a traditional bed and breakfast in the sense that your Innkeepers, and the dogs, will be around a good bit of the time. We maintain the garden full time, when not tending to the business of the Inn, so you will likely see us about. Pet Friendly We aim to be truly dog friendly. We welcome our guests to bring their pets along on their visit and be at home. We have two very friendly chocolate labs, Porter and Odetta, and one rather outgoing cat, Winston, who all love other 4-legged visitors. The property is a fully fenced acre that is great fun to explore and play in. We provide treats and doggie bags upon your arrival. There is no additional fee for your canine companions, just be mindful, accompany them on any outdoor forays and clean up! The Garden Sehome Garden was established in 1989 when the Nyblade family purchased the 1-acre undeveloped lot, originally planting over 300 varieties of trees and shrubs. The garden is developed into several areas which, along with the borrowed landscape of the surrounding Arboretum, creates a rich, complex landscape that feels much larger than its modest size. Areas include the Japanese garden, annual garden, flower garden, orchards, greenhouses, native forest and many special plant collections, all centered around a large pond and pathway in the style of a classic Japanese stroll or promenade garden. The Homes The Inn is located in The Nyblade House, a modern home built in 1980 with soaring roof lines, an attached greenhouse and fish pond, and sprawling deck. The home was preserved from demolition when it was moved to the property in 1989 from its original location in the South Hill neighborhood, just outside of Fairhaven. The Nyblade House has since undergone several dramatic renovations to reach its current state. The property is also home to The Sparr House, built in 1894 and listed on the Local Historic Register. This late Victorian beauty, with a pagoda style roof reminiscent of Japanese temples, sits across the pond from the Inn and is where the founder of the garden still resides. This home was also moved to the property from elsewhere in the Sehome Hill Historic District to preserve it from demolition or a move out of the neighborhood. The Neighborhood We are located on a quiet, dead-end street at the base of Sehome Hill Arboretum, in the Sehome Hill Historic District. We're right outside of downtown Bellingham, walking distance to WWU via trails, and minutes from the Bay and Fairhaven. Commitment to Sustainability The Inn maintains a commitment to sustainability in every aspect of our business: from our breakfasts to our daily operations, from our homes and construction projects to our landscaping and gardening styles and practices.