A BIG THANK YOU to all of our wonderful past guests for making our first year a smashing success!
The garden is coming to life and we are proud that it will be featured this year in the GIG HARBOR GARDEN TOUR for Literacy at the end of June*. We love it here and hope you will too!
REMINDER: 4th of July week generated a LOT of requests last year. Package includes a free campfire night (with hot dogs and S'mores) AND our annual 4th of July party with an incredible fireworks display over the water! Call for holiday pricing details and BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment!
Whether you're looking to share some special time with the love of your life, your family or friends, or just want a quiet time by yourself....BOOK YOUR STAY TODAY at the Crow's Nest.
* June 27-29 Please CALL if you are interested in a stay that includes this weekend. It will be busy, but will include 2 free Garden Tour passes.
Welcome to the Crow's Nest at Anderson Landing on Wollochet (pronounced wuh-lah'-chet) Bay in Gig Harbor, Washington.
Accommodations: Large (677 square ft.), open second floor studio apartment, stocked kitchenette with dining area, large bathroom with a roomy shower, one queen-size bed and a trundle bed (2 twins). Sleeps 2-4
Enjoy any season at THE CROW'S NEST at Anderson Landing. On the second floor of a separate building from the main house you'll have privacy, comfort, view and access to one of the most beautiful bays on Puget Sound. Enjoy our no-bank waterfront with view seating, mooring dock, lush gardens, and fire pit right on the beach.
Relax, entertain & barbecue on your private deck where you can greet the morning sun with coffee & enjoy the evening shade with a glass of wine. In the foreground of your view you'll see the shaded, quiet and lush Middle Garden and fish pond designed by the owner, a Master Gardener. A cool retreat on a hot day! A bistro table and viewing benches also grace this area.
From Crow's Nest's queen-size bed view the water and Mt. Rainier...or the TV (with cable and a DVD player). WiFi is also available.
Linens are provided. Laundry facilities available.
Families and seniors will appreciate the easy access down to the beach and dock. Wander through the Middle Garden and enjoy the beauty of the changing landscape from early spring when the bulbs burst through to summer and fall's spectacular colors. The very short walk down to the beach is, for the most part, level and there are no steps.
There is a Livingston (won't tip over) rowboat, and life jackets for your use, to row your way around the peaceful waters of Wollochet Bay.
If you prefer a faster pace bring your own boat or jet ski and enjoy water skiing, inner tubing and other water sports. Whatever kind of watercraft you have, tie it up to the buoy, available for your use. There is a public boat launch just 3 doors down the street if you want to bring your boat by trailer. You are also welcome to bring your own kayak(s) or canoe(s) or whatever boats you float.
Even in the WINTER this cozy little retreat offers a quiet tranquility and beauty. Hundreds of unusual and beautiful migrating waterfowl visit these waters only at this time of the year. The sunsets can be quite spectacular and, with the occasional deep cold snap, the bay will freeze and we'll get the occasional snow. Our weather is temperate and seldom gets too hot (usually in the 70's and 80's in the the summer) or too cold (with winter averaging in the 40's).
Bruce Anderson is in sales at Lexus of Tacoma. He loves people in general, but most of all his family and his dear little grandson, Ash. His hometown is Burnaby, BC, Canada, but became a citizen of the US about 30 years ago. His wife of over 40 years, Candace, grew up in the Seattle area. They met in a band that sang its way around the world. Candace has too many interests to list, but the most prominent are her garden and painting.
There's something about being by and breathing in salt air from seawater that is both peaceful and healing. This property has been completely reworked and rebuilt from the house to the gardens into an eyecatching, comfortable retreat for both the owners and their guests.
Living on a body of saltwater with its tides and sea life is very different from living on a lake. Though, like a lake our bay seems intimate and protected, it can be more closely compared to living on a cul-de-sac...only this is a cul-de-sac of water...salt water. Beyond Wollochet Bay is Puget Sound. Beyond Puget Sound is the Ocean. And that's the wonder of it: our little bay eventually leads to the ends of the earth.
Smithsonian Magazine named Gig Harbor one of the 'Best Small Towns in America' and there is plenty of fun to be had near the Crow's Nest, should you wish to go exploring.
Downtown Gig Harbor is just 5 minutes away with its boat & kayak rentals, Harbor History Museum, parks & outdoor summer concerts & movies, & delightful specialty shops. Uptown Gig Harbor features restaurants, big box stores, specialty shops and, for movie buffs, our new 'Galaxy Uptown' multiplex theater.
No need to go out of town to eat! Feast at any of our excellent restaurants (we'll give you a list of our favorites including the restaurant that Sunset magazine named #1 best fish and chips in the West) and enjoy one of our state's many award winning wines or pour a pint of Gig Harbor's own Seven Seas brew.
The heart of Tacoma is over the Narrows Bridge, about 20 minutes away. The Tacoma Art Museum, Chihuly's Glass Museum & the new LeMay Car Museum are nearby as well. Explore the quaint Norwegian town of Poulsbo, dig clams at Joemma State Park or take the ferry from nearby Bremerton to Pike Place Market in Downtown Seattle (our favorite out-of-town outing).
Bottom Line: we are centrally located to explore historic Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Seattle, Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the San Juan Islands and Victoria, British Columbia.
Whatever you choose to do, whether it's nothing or all of it, you'll be sure to have an incredible time at the Crow's Nest!
Maps, directions and sightseeing brochures available.