SMOOTH OPERATOR

Stop off before stepping into Washington’s scenic San Juan Islands at the new Chrysalis Inn & Spa in Bellingham. The intimate coastal inn 90 miles north of Seattle offers 43 bay-view rooms with fireplaces and two-person tubs or whirlpool baths. Take a seawater soak in the day spa’s 200-jet hydrotherapy tub, followed by a mellow glass of Columbia Valley’s best Merlot at sunset in the wine bar. What more could you ask for? Reasonable rates? Got ’em, from $139. (360) 756-1005, www.thechrysalisinn.com