by Meridian Mayer, Senior Membership Services Manager
| Mar 30, 2018
The Chrysalis Inn & Spa on Bellingham’s waterfront is a 45-room boutique hotel, spa & restaurant. Four room types, being remodeled this spring, feature increasing degrees of luxury in the Pacific NW style and all include free wifi, free covered parking, and are dog friendly with a fee. Corporate retreats in innovative meeting spaces and stunning weddings can be hosted in the intimate Living Room with Bellingham Bay as a backdrop.
Owner Mike Keenan, who sold a business in Nebraska, came to Bellingham in 1998 where he thought he would retire. Soon afterward he found the property where the Chrysalis now resides in the Fairhaven area. Seventeen years later, he’s still a very involved owner. The name “Chrysalis” represents the transformative stage of the butterfly—from cocoon to beautiful butterfly. “We want all our guests to feel that transformation when visiting our property,” says Keenan.
The Chrysalis Inn & Spa is heavily involved in the local community as members of the Chamber of Commerce, Tourism, Historic Fairhaven Association, Sustainable Connections, and most recently the GSBA. “Having the message out there that we are a respite for body, mind & soul for all members of our diverse community, is important to us.”