Survive Seattle’s Unusual Winter Chill This Holiday Season


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Brrrrrr…It’s cold outside! And it’s unusual for Seattle to have so many days in a row that don’t go above freezing. Assistant innkeeper Sarah here again, thinking that I had moved to Seattle to get away from the cold! Today … Continue reading

Bah Humbug! (Just Kidding) Seattle Events that Aren’t About Christmas


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You aren’t necessarily a Scrooge if you’re looking to do something un-Christmasy in December. Assistant Innkeeper Sarah returns to our blog to share ideas for things to do in Seattle that do not involve Santa, eggnog, or jingle bells. Outdoors: … Continue reading

Date Night #11: Day Off as a Downtown Seattle Tourist

Okay, not really a whole day off, but my friend Sally whisked me away after I served breakfast, leaving Tina and Ashley to get ready for the guests checking in later. A perfect Seattle summer day awaited: sunny-ish skies and … Continue reading

Date Night #9: Gauguin and Good Food at the Seattle Art Museum

I don’t know if the company that used to say “membership has its privileges” still uses that line, but it certainly applies to tonight’s date. As a member of the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau, 9 Cranes Inn staff – … Continue reading

Ideas for Date Night #4: Culture, Community, and Comfort Food

One of the coolest things about the Phinney Ridge/Greenwood neighborhood in which 9 Cranes Inn is located is that you can walk for more than 30 blocks straight and find stuff to do. Eating is one activity, but so is … Continue reading

It’s Storm Season in Seattle

  This weekend previews what promises to be another exciting season of Storm basketball. If you don’t follow the WNBA, you’re missing out. These women demonstrate athleticism, competitive spirit, and perhaps most enjoyable (dare I say different from the NBA) … Continue reading