The Inn at Mallard Cove is an English Tudor style waterfront bed and breakfast inn located on fourteen heavily forested acres near Olympia, Washington. Secluded and peaceful, the Inn is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic getaway or relax after a day’s work in the local area. Expect to be awed by views of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains, the glassy smooth waters of Puget Sound, and the wildlife populating the cove after which the Inn is named. Three elegantly appointed guest rooms await you. Each has a private bath, fireplace, private terrace, and a luxurious queen-size pillow-top bed so comfortable that you may not want to leave your room. Full gourmet breakfasts are served in a dining room with a 180-degree view of Puget Sound and will likely include fresh, organically grown fruits and vegetables from the Inn’s many gardens. Spend the day roaming nature trails, gardens, and private beach or relax indoors in a quiet English Country home filled with antiques, books, and comfortable chairs in which to read, write, or doze! Innkeepers Linda and Don Malatesta have made the Inn a warm, “feel-good” place to rest and enjoy life at a comfortable tempo that is all too rare in today’s busy world. Linda and Don offer a wealth of information on the area’s many attractions, including the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (a short kayak ride from the Inn), nearby hiking trails, and local marinas. Olympia, the state capital, is a twenty minute drive from the Inn and is a fascinating place to visit, both for its government buildings and its compact, easy-to-walk downtown filled with shops, restaurants and theaters. The city of Lacey, one of the country’s fastest growing residential and commercial areas, also has many fine dining and shopping opportunities. If you must work during your stay, each guest room is wired for complimentary high-speed Internet access. But why not take a kayak ride instead? Spend your day paddling South Sound waters surrounded by breathtaking, panoramic views of Mount Rainier to the east and the Olympics to the west!