MARCH 3, 1997

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'Over the river and through the woods'

Nancy Palazzo

By the Creek Bed and Breakfast owner Nancy Palazzo enjoys her tranquil haven on Bear Creek in Woodinville.
Photo by Deborah Stone/Northwest News.

By the Creek B&B by Deborah Stone
Cozy up to the fire with a good book, soak in the warm Jacuzzi, or step out onto the back deck and treat yourself to the sights and sounds of nature's paradise. Watch the tumbling creek and see the salmon splash or catch a glimpse of a deer family silently wandering among the trees.
   At By the Creek Bed and Breakfast, owners Tom and Nancy Palazzo have created a retreat where guests can rest amid four and a half wooded acres on Bear Creek in Woodinville.
   The Palazzos opened their B&B a year and a half ago after remodeling an attached living area to their house. They now have one spacious suite with its own private entrance. It contains a large sitting room with fireplace, a bedroom with a queensize Irish pine bed, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom with whirlpool tub, and a washer and dryer. A stay at By the Creek includes a breakfast basket filled with homemade granola, baked goodies, and fresh fruit and juices.
   The Palazzos are natives of the Eastside, and Nancy grew up in the same house she and Tom later bought and now live in. The couple enjoy people and liked the idea of playing host to visitors from out of town.
   Last summer, the B & B was booked solid for several months, and although reservations have slowed for the winter, they have had an occasional long-term guest.
   "We have had visitors from all over the U.S. and abroad; some have been repeat guests. Several newlyweds have stayed here, as well as a few individuals on business. They've all been such pleasant and interesting people," she said. "It's wonderful when guests tell me how lovely their stay was. One of the best compliments I've received was from one woman, a guest from Tennessee, who said as she arrived for her second visit, 'This special place is often in my thoughts.'"
   For more information about By the Creek, call 885-0639.