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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 […]

2020 New Year Celebrations in Seattle!

With the chaos of Christmas, the new year celebrations might seem far off, but as of today there are only twelve days until the end of the decade! The new year offers us time to reflect on the year previous, to realign our vision and goals, and to get ready for a great 2020. Take […]

Best Holiday Shopping in Seattle WA!

With December right around the corner, Shafer Baillie Mansion is preparing for the holidays! We’ve put together a list of all the best places in Seattle to get your 2019 holiday shopping list checked off so you can enjoy the spirit of the season. Casita International starts our list, a small shop that carries unique […]

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