Tiny living spaces are a big thing

You’ve no doubt seen them. Adorable tiny houses. There seems to be a bunch of shows on tv nowadays, from Tiny House Hunters to Tiny House Builders and so on. Some hotels have even been popping up, most notably this one in Portland Oregon.



Luckily for us there are plenty of tiny homes for sale nowadays, proof that this is more than a fad.

Minimal impact

Tiny houses have their advantages. Obviously they are small and easy to clean. But they also leave a smaller footprint on the earth, which is important in today’s world of ever growing consumption, discardment, and reliance on fossil fuels.

The small footprint left by tiny homes really makes a difference in the world. With so many cookie cutter homes out there, pushing 2000+ square feet, the amount of carbon used to build these is just incredible.

Small space, Big Style

Despite having a small footprint, these tiny houses have HUGE style points in my book. Just check out some of the designs and you’ll see some of the most creative uses of space imaginable.

This is a perfect example – the “Chattanooga”.


I mean, seriously just look at that! It’s beautiful. Can you see yourself going tiny?


Important updates at the Landing

Hello guests! I just wanted to share a few quick updates with you. As the winter season draws upon us, the temperature is dropping and it’s time to find reprieve in the form of a long dip in the hot tub. As you might know if you visited last year, our spa cover was in sore need of replacing. Well, we’re happy to announce we bought a new hot tub cover!! Now you can enjoy a dip in the hot water without having to trouble yourself lifting the super heavy cover we had. Plus, the temps will stay higher now that we have a better insulated cover. Yay!

Need to escape from the recent election? Our private setting makes for the perfect place to find peace and quiet, forget about all the madness of the past year, and relax in a beautiful, natural setting that’s sure to bring solace to your heart.

Want to know what else might be going on during your visit? There’s not exactly a hip, happening scene here in PS, but you can find plenty of fun events listed here.

From our family to yours, here’s to a happy and healthy end to 2016 and a prosperous start to the new year.

Fall and winter packing essentials for your trip to the Pacific NW

So you’re traveling to the PNW in the fall/winter. You’ve heard about the rain, so you probably have your rain boots and rain coat stowed away already. But what else should you bring?


For relaxation

You may or may not have heard that marijuana was legalized here. Well, nothing says relaxation better than pairing up a portable vaporizer. There are dozens to choose from nowadays, and you can check The Cloud Critic for some recommendations on the best portable vapes¬†before you decide to part with your hard earned money. We don’t have a ton of wine shops on the islands, so you might also want to bring some good craft brews and perhaps a bottle or three of wine. Nothing completes the relaxation trifecta better than a dip in the hop tub and then a glass of rich new world Chardonnay¬†on a cool night.

Clothing style

Overall clothing style? We aren’t big into trendy Italian fashion here. Leave your Dolce & Gabbana at home and think more laid back, casual lumberjack style. Flannels are still cool (the 90s are back, remember?) and jeans, boots,


You got your rain boots and coat, but did you remember an umbrella? You’d be surprised how many people forget one. Don’t be that person. Do you have a good book to read? That’s a must in our opinion, especially for those evenings on the porch, where you just want to kick your feet up and cozy down into a nice story. A portable charger might help too. You never know where you’ll be that might not have much access to electricity.

If you want a more complete guide to fashion in the PNW, check out this post. Do you have an tips or recommendations for what to bring on your trip? Leave a note in the comments below or shoot us an email with your ideas.

Top 5 things to do in Puget Sound

Our guests come to Burg’s Landing for many reasons, but most of them seem to have a strong desire to get outside and experience the splendor of nature this region has to offer. Located just 10 miles south of Tacoma, the inn offers spectacular views of Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier, and the Cascade Mountains.


We are located on Anderson Island, the southernmost island in Puget Sound, just a short ferry ride away from the mainland. With the beach just steps away from the front door, and endless trails nearby, the options for an outdoor adventure are endless.

Guests can tour Anderson Island, Washington by car, bicycle, or foot. Any way is enjoyable.

About 2 miles from The Inn at Burg’s Landing Bed and Breakfast is the old one-room school house built in the 1890’s that your host, Ken Burg, attended as a boy growing up on the Island. Approximately 1 mile from the old school is the Johnson Farm, now the Anderson Island Historical Society Museum.

Other activities available near The Inn at Burg’s Landing Bed and Breakfast on Anderson Island include golf, tennis, and swimming in one of the two fresh water lakes.

There are kyak rentals and lessons on Island, you could go for a bike ridd, visit the private beach, go hiking, go for a picnic or just hang out and breath the fresh air with a glass of wine in hand and some good music playing.