The Guesthouse is now closed.
Welcome to the best of both worlds: Fertile Ground is a confluence of past/future, urban/agrarian and local/global influences. With our mature gardens and towering bamboo, you'll enjoy both quiet green seclusion and the walkable convenience of staying downtown. Built in 1908, this old wooden house gives the feeling of going back in time while offering the best of today's technology. Olympia is a perfect launching point for exploring the region. We're half way between Portland (S) and Seattle (N) and about the same distance from the Pacific Ocean (W) or Mt. Rainier (SE). They're all day trips.
Beginning in September 2017, we are reducing out guest rooms to ONE: The West Room ~ with a queen size bed and its own adjacent private bathroom. We have happily converted our North and South Rooms into rooms for housemates, as we move into a new phase: intentional community. We also host guests at three offsite locations: the Bamboo Bungalow, the Union Place and the Ground Inn Bunk & Breakfast. Check the links in the sidebar for more information about the particular space. Click here for an overall rate structure.
We've been honored to have many wonderful people here as guests. We've had the pleasure of meeting authors, artists, film makers, and so many other interesting folks (like you) - that they are too numerous to mention. Getting to know our guests is our #1 Job Perk!
Other amazing guests include:
and Medea Benjamin.
We are eager for you to visit our evolving site and experience for yourself what a sustainable urban environment might look like. We are still figuring it out and might benefit from your input.
Stay overnight or attend a workshop and spend a few days. Our hope is that you'll find our home comfortable, relaxing, and inspirational. If you're already familiar with common environmental practices like recycling, composting and eating organic food, you'll feel right at home here. If not, we'd be happy to explain their importance, as well as our use of organic bedding, biodegradable detergents and energy saving appliances.
If you need assistance during your stay, don't hesitate to ask. We value opportunities to provide a more pleasant and relaxing environment. If you want to call and discuss your arrangements, we'll be happy to assist you in choosing the lodging that's best for you. We can also recommend other great places to stay in the surrounding areas, like vacation rentals at OlyBungalows for instance.