Welcome to Shafer Baillie Mansion

Looking for the perfect bed and breakfast in Seattle, WA? The Shafer Baillie Mansion is a magnificent 14,000-square-foot Tudor Revival home where you will find the gracious atmosphere of a bygone era with the comforts and amenities that today’s travelers need, all ideally situated on Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington.


Our Capitol Hill neighborhood is ideally situated for both business and vacation travelers. Just a block from Volunteer Park, the crown jewel of the Seattle Parks system, you will be a short walk from restaurants and shops on Broadway, or even closer to the business district on 15th Avenue East. Downtown Seattle is a quick bus ride, five-minute car trip, or 20-minute walk away. We are minutes by bus, car, or taxi to the waterfront, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center (Space Needle, Experience Music Project etc), University of Washington, Seattle University, all major Seattle hospitals and medical centers, museums, music and theater venues, and much more!


Shafer Baillie Mansion is the largest of the majestic homes on 14th Avenue East, Seattle’s renowned original Millionaires’ Row (featured on the HGTV program Dream Drives.) Although near the hub of activity, ours is a quiet residential street of large trees and gracious houses. Inside you will be embraced in opulence like the rich and famous of yesteryear. The handsomely-appointed entry hall envelops you in quarter-sawn oak paneling with ornately-carved details. The stately staircase is straight out of Central Casting for the perfect bridal moment. Savor a quiet conversation nestled in the leather furniture of the library; relax with a cup of tea or coffee (available 24 hours) in the bright and airy sunroom. Tickle the ivories of our baby grand piano amidst the warmth of the mahogany appointments in the grand salon. Breakfast is enjoyed in the expansive oak-paneled dining room. And our eight guest rooms and suites (each with private bath) are decorated and furnished in period style with eclectic antiques and reproductions.


Our guests’ comments tell you all you would ever need to know about the warmth and hospitality you will find at Shafer Baillie Mansion. The goal of owners and hosts Ana Lena Melka and Mark Mayhle is for the mansion to be the home away from home of your dreams. Thoughtful touches abound, from high thread-count hand-pressed cotton linens, serenely restful beds and rich oriental rugs, to large flat-screen televisions, wired and wireless high-speed Internet with both cable modem and DSL service for greater speed and reliability, and personal telephone extension with private voicemail. Our expanded continental breakfast, including items such as rolls and pastries, hot and cold cereal, yogurt, cheeses, smoked salmon, prosciutto ham, hard-boiled eggs, fresh fruit, juices and hot beverages, is served over extended hours to meet your schedule, whether you are a business traveler up at the crack of dawn, vacationers relishing the chance to sleep in, or a couple seeking a romantic getaway. Need a restaurant recommendation or advice planning the day’s activities? We are here to help!


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