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Taste Washington: A Food and Wine Lover’s Paradise in Seattle, WA

Oenophile: The Merriam-Webster dictionary simply defines this word as “a lover or connoisseur of wine”. Do you consider yourself much of a wine lover? Someone who enjoys touring beautiful countryside wineries and attending taste testings with good company? In recent years, the state of Washington has discovered and tested varying ways of producing some of …

The 2019 Northwest Flower and Garden Show Plants Down in Seattle this Coming February!

Everyone enjoys the sweet scent of a lovely bouquet of flowers no matter the time of year. Lush pink peonies, vibrant yellow sunflowers, or fragrant lilacs can bring much joy and light to any environment. Here in Seattle, Washington we take our flowers and gardening quite seriously and have annually hosted the second largest Flower …

Nine Rain or Shine Indoor Activities in Seattle, WA

          When one thinks of Seattle, Washington some of the first things that may come to mind might be the iconic Space Needle, delicious Pacific seafood, or perhaps even steaming cups of heavenly coffee. Another person may think of the Seattle Seahawks, the famous gum wall, or the vast amounts of …

Seattle, Washington’s 2018 Winterfest Events: Fun for the Whole Family!

In our previous blog we discussed how one can find unique gifts for the upcoming holidays via Seattle’s famous arts and crafts shows. But as we all know, the holidays aren’t just about gift giving; they’re about family as well! Seattle, Washington is one of the best places to visit during this festive season, and …

Unique Holiday Shopping at Urban Craft Uprising Events in Seattle, WA

Arts and crafts are a huge part of the life and culture here in Seattle, Washington, and that is no exception during the holidays. Seattle is jam-packed with all sorts of eccentric shops, fun markets/shows, and fantastic art galleries that make up its unique artistic background. One such show is Urban Craft Uprising, which is …

Fascinating Exhibits at the Seattle Art Museum in Seattle WA

There is such a plethora of things to do, sights to see, and foods to try here in Seattle, Washington that we could spend years writing about it all. Take museums, for example. You will find at least 40 to choose from! One notable museum is the Seattle Art Museum. This large and light-filled museum …

Easter Brunch Egg Strata

We would like to share with all of you a favorite recipe from the Shafer Baillie Mansion Brenda’s Egg Strata Shafer Baillie Mansion 3-4  Cups shredded bread – You can use any type of breads.  I like a combination of Dave’s Killer 21-grain bread along with croissants as they are very buttery and make for …

Capitol Hill Restaurants

The great city of Seattle is known for its many popular landmarks. The most popular landmarks are the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. However, did you know that Seattle is also known for its various restaurants and their cuisines? The best part is that they are less than one mile from Shafer Baillie Mansion. …

Our innkeeper/potter!

 Our innkeeper, Miss Brenda Mallonee, has been charming our guest with her southern personality for many years now.  She is also an accomplished potter, her works grace the Mansion rooms and common spaces, before she became our innkeeper she gifted us with a bowl she made and that bowl has been welcoming guests to the …

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