Best Take-Out Restaurants near Capitol Hill

One of the best luxuries in life is having someone cook something delicious for you! Whether you are looking for a meal to take to the waterfront, having a cozy night in with your sweetheart, or just in a rush between meetings, there are plenty of scrumptious take-out restaurants near Capitol Hill to choose from. […]

Elopement Guide for Shafer Baillie Mansion

You have found the love of your life and you’ve decided to elope! Or you’ve been happily married for years and want to renew your vows. In both situations, congratulations! For a beautiful experience that is simpler than a full wedding, but fancier than just going to the courthouse, you can elope here on Capitol […]

The outside of the Shafer Baillie Mansion shows lush gardens and a rod iron fence boardering this Tudor-revival home with period accents.

An Open Letter to Our Future & Past Guests About COVID-19

An open letter to our future and past guests, First and foremost, we hope you are staying well and navigating this incredibly difficult time in our world successfully! As a small bed and breakfast that prides itself on excellent service, we are adjusting to the circumstances that all of us are facing at this unprecedented […]

Experience Our Culture at Seattle Art Museums

The best part about Seattle’s rainy weather is an excuse to be inside and explore all of the museums the city has to offer. If you are an art aficionado, Seattle is an incredible place to see all kinds of art. There are a plethora of fascinating art museums with everything from classical to pop […]

The Ultimate Capitol Hill, Seattle Cocktail Guide

As one of the trendiest cities in America, Seattle is a hub for creativity and culinary excellence when it comes to cultivating the perfect craft cocktail. On Capitol Hill you’ll find dozens of bars with complex and groundbreaking techniques to create drinks that will blow away everything you thought you knew about cocktails. Get ready […]

What to Do on a Rainy Day in Seattle

Seattle is known for a couple different things; coffee, the Space Needle, and rain. Lots of rain. But Seattle-ites don’t really seem to mind the dreary weather or rainy days because there is so much to do throughout the city. Follow our rainy day guide and you’ll have a perfect day no matter the weather. […]

5 Fun Festivals & Events in Seattle WA in March

It’s time to shake off the winter doldrums and get ready for the clocks to spring forward, welcoming the expanding hours of sunlight and mild Seattle temps. This is also the time to make Shafer Baillie Mansion Bed and Breakfast your home base as you experience Seattle and all the fun cultural events it has […]

Seattle to Vancouver Island on the Victoria Clipper!

Bright blue skies and new green grass are bringing people outside as spring begins. These beautiful days are better than ever for using the historic Victoria Clipper, chartered from Seattle, WA, to get to beautiful Vancouver Island in Victoria, BC, for shopping, relaxing, and so much more! Located less than 20 minutes from the Victoria […]

Valentine’s Day 2020 in Seattle WA!

Valentine’s Day 2020 lands on a Friday, making it the perfect year to go all out for the person you love! We at Shafer Baillie Mansion love Valentine’s Day; it’s the perfect excuse for pampering yourself and your significant other with any number of special experiences. As we’re located in beautiful Seattle, WA, there’s no shortage […]