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Ellie Valenza

We held our wedding at the Shafer Baillie, and I cannot emphasize just how accommodating, thoughtful and wonderful the staff at the Shafer Baillie has been throughout the process. The mansion and grounds are beautiful, the location is so …

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Response from business owner

My dear Ellie, it was such a pleasure to be a part of so much love! You have wonderful friends and family! We wish you and Ryan all the joys of marriage in the years to come! Best, Brenda.

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Eileen Hall

The Shafer Baillie Mansion is one of the most beautiful and impressive B&B's that we have ever stayed in, which is truly a testament to the owner's loving restoration of this historic property. We spent one night in the Master Suite, which…

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Response from business owner

Eileen, this review truly touched our hearts! It was a pleasure getting to meet your family, and we're so glad you enjoyed everything about your stay. Hope to see you back again in the future! -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Jim Chambers

Highly recommended. Perfect location and the hostess was extremely helpful and true delight. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Response from business owner

Jim, it means the world to us that you had a great stay. Thank you for visiting us, and we hope to see you back again in the future! -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Les MacDonald

Outstanding quality bed and breakfast in a truly historic Seattle mansion.

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Wow, Les, we're so happy you're a fan! Thank you for the compliments, and we hope to host you again soon.-Ana Lena & Brenda

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Andrew Leach

Wonderful building with friendly and helpful owners and staff – what more can one ask for. If ever I come back to Seattle, I will always try nto stay here!

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It sounds like you had a wonderful time with us, Andrew, and we're so glad! Thank you for staying with us. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Annie Delehanty

Magnificent! Perfect location, incredible staff, breathtaking, & historic. My absolute favorite. I will never stay anywhere but here, while in Seattle.

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Annie, it truly means the world to us that you enjoyed our bed and breakfast so much. We cannot wait to host you the next time you're in Seattle! -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Nancy Katz

49 is WOWOWOW!

The Schafer Baillie Mansion is our 49th B&B experience and it is among the most luxurious, spacious and opulent! A grand home, located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, it offers 8 guest rooms and many exquisite …

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Response from business owner

Seeing this is wonderful, Nancy, and we're so happy you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for staying with us, and we hope to see you again soon! -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Rachel Johnson

We loved this bed and breakfast! It was clean and the rooms are lovely! The staff was so kind and very helpful! The food was wonderful! The lady who runs the bed and breakfast is so nice! She also made a lovely southern berry cobbler! …

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Anthony Yadron

What a great location for a wedding ceremony.

Response from business owner

Thank you so much for your review, Anthony!

-Ana Lena & Brenda

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Erica Toelle

I attended a wedding at Shafer Baillie. The outdoor area was lovely for a ceremony, and the multiple sitting areas inside were great for socializing.

Response from business owner

Erica, we are so glad you loved the wedding you attended at our bed and breakfast the other day! We hope to see you back again soon — no matter the occasion. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Donna Gould Carsten

We had such a wonderful stay at the Shafer Baillie Mansion. We were welcomed so warmly and treated like dear friends from the first. Ana and Brenda are wonderful hosts. We found out that Brenda is a docent for the Mansion, so we got a …

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Response from business owner

Donna, we're glad we could show you the "secret" tour of our bed and breakfast during your recent stay! We truly appreciate your support, and we're so happy to call you new guests and friends. Thanks for staying with us, and we hope to see you again soon. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Debbie Toder

Lovely mansion in Capitol Hill. Very comfortable room and bed with great quality sheets. Breakfast with fresh berries, yogurt, bagels, bread, lox, cured meat and usually a baked dish! Ana and Brenda friendly and helpful. Walkable …

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Response from business owner

Debbie, thank you so much for staying with us during your recent trip to Seattle! We are both glad we could provide you with a comfortable stay and tasty breakfast. We hope you'll stay with us the next time you're in the area. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Charlotte Weber

We used this lovely place for my daughter to have a room to get ready for her wedding. She and her husband the got to stay there after the wedding. It is old world lovely, and Brenda, the house manager, was very friendly.

Response from business owner

Charlotte, we're so happy we could be a part of your daughter's wedding. The occasion was lovely, and we hope you'll think of us for your next family event. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Joe Worobey

Great bed and breakfast, the house is amazing, service is great and if you get the suite it has this "old timey" full body shower which was way ahead of its time.

Response from business owner

Joe, thank you for the review. We're glad the shower was just what you were looking for, and we hope you'll stop by the next time you're in the area! -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Peterine Svoboda

Schafer Baillie was an oasis of calm on our recent vacation to Seattle. Brenda and Ann are WONDERFUL hosts and great resources of info on the area and how to navigate it. I hope to stay again when I need a respite from my life.

Response from business owner

Peterine, we're both happy our bed and breakfast could help you take a relaxing break from your everyday routine. We're looking forward to hosting you again soon! -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Christopher Parks

This is a great choice for a BnB. Good location... you can walk to Volunteer Park and some nice restaurants, take a walk in the beautiful neighborhood, or quickly ride to many Seattle sites. The mansion is beautiful, rooms are nice, and the…

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Response from business owner

Christopher, thanks a lot! We're glad you enjoyed your stay so much, and we appreciate the support here. If you ever find yourself traveling back to Seattle, don't hesitate to reach out again for accommodations. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Susan Stefan

Wonderfully located and comfy place in beautiful neighborhood conveniently located to restaurants and cafes of Capitol Hill but still leafy quiet (right near Volunteer Park). Very nice hosts, clean rooms--highly recommend!

Response from business owner

Susan, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. If you ever find yourself traveling back to Seattle, don't hesitate to reach back out for accommodations. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Margaret Holman

Beautiful house. Great guest rooms. Good location.

Response from business owner

Margaret, thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed yourself here, and we hope you'll keep us in mind for accommodations in the future. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Bobby Cole

Great place to stay!! Close to anything you want! Great touch of class an elegance.

Response from business owner

Bobby, thanks so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope you'll keep us in mind next time you're traveling to Seattle. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Jennifer Blagg

A lovely place to stay! Breakfast was delicious thanks to Brenda who is not only a good cook but a source of all things Seattle! Very helpful. I highly recommend the mansion.

Response from business owner

Jennifer, we're glad you enjoyed your stay so much, and we're grateful for the support here. If you're ever traveling back to Seattle, keep us in mind for another lovely stay. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Lynn Perkins

Loved every minute here! gorgeous, well appointed room and the Rhododendrons in the neighborhood are "to die for".

Response from business owner

Lynn, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we appreciate you reaching out. If you ever find yourself traveling back to Seattle, we'd love to have you back, so don't hesitate to reach out for accommodations. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Kevin McLaughlin

A fantastic house! The rooms were well laid out, spacious and clean – we spent time in our friends room and both were very nice. The breakfast was scrumptious, lots of delicious protein, fruit and breads. But we found just hanging out in …

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Response from business owner

Kevin, thank you! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay so much, and we appreciate you taking the time to reach out here. Whenever you need another home away from home in Seattle, don't hesitate to reach back out. We'd love to have you back. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Dan Walls

A beautiful home, comfortable and well equipped rooms, a friendly and helpful staff in a great location, what more could you ask for?

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Christopher Q

A beautiful building in a wonderful city. We were made to feel more than welcome at Shafter Baillie and the accomodation was superb. Ana even left my wife a coat as we did not anticipate how cold it would be. When next in Seattle, we will definitely stay at the Shafter Baillie.

Zee W

Beautiful house and rooms, super comfortable bed, very clean, delicious and healthy breakfast, and outstanding service! Definitely worth more than you paid for!

Response from business owner

Zee, thanks so much! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you again. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Marilyn Hanson

A wonderful experience in a majestic home. A once in a lifetime experience.

Response from business owner

Marilyn, thanks so much! We're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us, and we hope you'll consider us again for accommodations should you ever be traveling back to Seattle. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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David Berry

One of the most unique experiences to be had when staying in Seattle is to spend a few nights at the Shafer Baillie Mansion.

Response from business owner

It's wonderful to see this rating on our page, David! Thank you so much for your support. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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David Hoxworth

Beautiful mansion, beautiful setting, and our room was fabulous! Plus, very warm and welcoming people 🙂

Response from business owner

David, thanks so much! We're thrilled you loved the accommodations, and we appreciate your support here. Hope to see you again. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Chris Gallagher

A great place to stay, close to capital hill.

Response from business owner

Thank you, Chris! We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and we can't wait to see you again. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Andrea Baranchulk

Great accommodations!! Felt like you were staying in someone's home not a hotel. Comfortable rooms, loved the breakfast with homemade scones, etc and very friendly staff. Definitely would stay again.

Response from business owner

Thanks for coming to stay with us, Andrea! We're so glad you appreciated the amenities, and we're grateful for the support here. If you ever find yourself traveling back to Seattle, don't hesitate to reach out. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Bridget Deslauriers

Beautiful place.

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Bridget, thank you! We're so happy to know you love the place, and we hope to see you again. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Roberto Nalley

Brenda is a charming hostess...and her mom a real southern lady 🙂

Response from business owner

Roberto, this is all we could ask for — thank you for the kind words! We'd love to welcome you in again someday. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Tamara Duffy

The best accommodations I have ever been to for a bed and breakfast location. My husband and I were lucky enough to stay here in January 2008 and we enjoyed every moment! I look forward to returning there again in the future.

Response from business owner

Tamara, this review made our day. It means a lot that you thought we had the best accommodations for any B&B you've been to. Hope to see you and your husband back in 2017! -Ana Lena & Brenda

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john wilkes

An absolutely stunning B&B, with comfortable rooms, amazing common areas, great breakfasts, and really friendly hosts. Near to Volunteer Park and the Asian Art Museum, which has a great view down to the Space Needle. I found free on-street …

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Response from business owner

John, it's so fantastic that we're your new go-to place for Seattle trips! Thanks for sharing your support across platforms. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Helen Moon

This is the best B&B imaginable!

Response from business owner

What an honor, Helen! So glad you were pleased with our place — you're certainly always welcome here. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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dalia Garcia

The house was amazing... I will be staying there again!!

Response from business owner

We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, Dalia, and we're looking forward to your next visit! Thanks for the kind words. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Jessica Mondragon

We had a great experience, the rooms are beautiful and cozy, we met the owner and was very nice making sure our stay was perfect. The location is great close to very good restaurants

Response from business owner

Jessica, we're delighted to hear you had a wonderful stay! It's encouraging to know you loved the rooms and location so much. Keep us in mind for your next trip to Seattle. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Andrew Evangelos

Stayed here with my wife. Had an amazing night, great hospitality, beautiful room and perfect location. Perfect for a stop in Seattle or a romantic getaway.

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Andrew, it's delightful to know you and your wife had a wonderful stay. We're pleased you chose us for your romantic getaway. Keep us in mind for your next Seattle trip. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Don Naughton

Wonderful historic mansion in Seattle. Beautiful rooms and wonderful service.

Response from business owner

It's terrific to hear that you enjoyed our space, Don! We love the history of the mansion, and we hope you'll come back and explore it some more soon.

All the best,

Ana Lena & Brenda

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Jennifer Hicks Johnston

I loved everything about this charming place! My family rented rooms for my sister's wedding and it was the perfect location for such a memorable and special event. Brenda is the hostess with the mostest! I cannot say enough wonderful …

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Response from business owner

Great to hear from you here on Facebook, Jennifer! It was a joy to have all of you stay with us — love that your boys were so interested in the history of the house. It truly is fascinating! It's our honor to be a part of your trip and time here in Seattle, and we sure hope you'll think of us again next time you travel in the area.

All our best,

Ana Lena & Brenda

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Eddie D

Attended a wedding. The grounds and interior are stunning.

Response from business owner

So glad you got a chance to check out our facility, Eddie! We definitely love a wedding and are happy to hear that you enjoyed. You're always welcome here should you need an event venue or a place to stay in the future. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Sandra Havnen Shales

I have stayed at SBMansion twice while visiting my son, who lives in Seattle. I have been so happy to have stayed here, enjoying the beautiful decor and friendly, welcoming, and helpful staff: Brenda, the caretaker, and Ana, the owner. …

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Response from business owner

You're always welcome with us, Sandra! It's been lovely having you stay with us, and it's great to hear that you've enjoyed everything from the decor to the breakfast. That's always our goal! We sure hope we'll see you next time you come in to visit your son — looking forward to it.

All the best,

Ana Lena & Brenda

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Christopher Berry

Wonderful place to stay. Friendly staff, good food, beautiful rooms.

Response from business owner

We couldn't ask for more, Christopher. Thank you so much for loving what we do — you're always welcome here. -Ana Lena & Brenda

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Patricia Rome Robertson

Great hospitality, lovely room, good breakfast. Just what we needed for an early morning meeting in Seattle so we didn't have to hassle with traffic. We'll definitely be back!

Response from business owner

It was wonderful to have you stay with us, Patricia! We're glad to hear that the location was convenient for your meeting schedule. You're always welcome here — can't wait to see you next time.

All the best,

Ana Lena & Brenda

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Micah Flood

Shafer Mansion is an incredible experience. We stayed in the Southwest Ballroom room it was beautiful. I recommend this fir anyone.

Response from business owner

Micah, you don't know what it means to have earned your recommendation! Thanks so much for the kind words, and don't be a stranger next time you make the trip to Seattle! -Ana Lena, Brenda & Glenn

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Charles Praigg

What a great experience! Great location, outstanding neighborhood, beautiful facility and accommodations, and excellent hospitality from Glen, Ana and Brenda. No doubt our go-to place when in Seattle.

Response from business owner

On Google Plus and on Yelp? Charles, that's so kind of you! Thanks for the kind words, and don't hesitate to give us a call if you plan another trip to Seattle someday! -Ana Lena, Brenda & Glenn

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Thomas Snyder

The location was good, right next to the city but not so close that parking was an issue. The people who work there were friendly and personable and the food was great.

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Mary Johnston Brown

Great place and wonderful owners and innkeeper. The food was great and located in a area of Seattle

Response from business owner

Thanks so much for the kind words on the house, food, and location, Mary! It really means a lot to us, and we hope you'll make it back out to see us someday!

Best wishes,

Ana Lena, Brenda & Glenn

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Tim Oakford

We had a great stay during our honeymoon. The room was fantastic, as well as breakfast. The staff was very accommodating and local restaurants were within a short walk. We plan on returning!

Response from business owner

We're thrilled the room and breakfast were five-star worthy, Tim! We truly appreciate all the compliments, and we hope you'll make it back to see us someday!

Until then,

Ana Lena, Brenda & Glenn

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Jason Goodrum

Had my wedding here summer of 2014 and have nothing but praise for both the mansion itself and the staff. Brenda is an absolute gem and was always available anytime I had questions or needed to stop by while making plans. My family stayed…

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Response from business owner

Jason, we can't tell you what it means to us that you and your guests had such a great time! Thanks for the kind words, and don't hesitate to stop by next time you're in the neighborhood!

Take care,

Ana Lena, Brenda & Glenn

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Will Lee

Great hosts; delicious breakfast. Stay in the master suite if you can. Close to great restaurants and clubs. We stayed here 24 years ago and it is a much nicer place today.

Response from business owner

Will, it's wonderful knowing you enjoyed your stay this much! thanks for the compliments, and don't be a stranger!

All the best,

Ana Lena, Brenda & Glenn

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Julie Traina Apichino

Better than any hotel! Such a homey feel and amazing caretakers!

Response from business owner

Julie, thanks so much for the kind words! This is music to our ears!

All the best,

Ana Lena, Brenda & Glenn

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Lisa Shippy-Gonzalez

Loved the service and the beds were amazing, definitely the best.

Response from business owner

Lisa, we're thrilled the room and service were just right for you! Thanks for the kind words, and don't be a stranger!

Best wishes,

Ana Lena, Brenda & Glenn

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Debra Jonsson

My first trip to Seattle will not be my last. In fact, I'm going back in 10 days and I wouldn't stay anywhere else! I love this place, so well restored, a true mansion, lovely rooms and the food is amazing! The neighborhood is a true gem…

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Response from business owner

Debra, this means so much to us! It's great you had a blast, and we can't wait to welcome you back!

See you soon,

Ana Lena, Brenda & Glenn

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Bin Hong

very nice

Response from business owner

Thanks so much for the kind words and rating!

All the best,

Ana Lena, Brenda & Glenn

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Megan Boddy-Pickard

This mansion is beyond amazing! The intricate details in the woodwork, the furniture, the carpets, the mirrors... everything is simply stunning. I never figured I would get to call such a place home for a few days! It was certainly sad to …

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Rachelle DeBelle

We had the wedding of our dreams at SB. Beautiful location, extremely well kempt and preserved architecture, and centrally tucked into the heart of our city.

Response from business owner

Rachelle, you don't know what this means to us! Knowing it was just what you wanted is all we could ask for, and we hope you'll make it back to see us someday!

All the best,

Ana Lena, Brenda & Glenn

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ZWeddings.com

Such an amazing location for an Event on Capitol Hill in Seattle! Worth stopping by and taking a tour of it!

Response from business owner

We're so happy it was all five-star worthy for you! It was our pleasure to welcome you in for a tour, and we hope you'll let us know if there's anything else we can do for you! -Ana Lena, Brenda & Glenn

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Amanda Sanchez

We stayed here right about a year ago, and ever since we've left we've wanted to go back. Loved our stay and we always brag about how welcoming Brenda was, I will never stay anywhere else!

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David Holm

Well....I assume they use butter when they make their eggs, but are the capers fresh?

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Elizabeth Gue

We (Encore Four Ensemble) played a wedding here last weekend and were so impressed with the beautiful mansion. It made for a beautiful and intimate wedding. The speakeasy also was a fun place for the cocktail hour.

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Joan Rogers

I will never stay anywhere else in Seattle. Elegant, quiet, comfortable, and easy access to downtown. I always feel welcomed, but not smothered--which is a fine line in B&B land.

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Dagan Durdik

We just had our wedding here, and Brenda took such great care of us! She was super responsive, helpful, accommodating, and a hoot to hang out with. Thank you Brenda!

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Stephanie Lyon

The staff at Shafer Baillie – Brenda, Glen, and Anna were great on the best day of my partner (of seven years) and my life – our wedding. We had a beautiful ceremony, and they could not be more accommodating. Brenda helped my wife and I …

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Your wedding day should always be a wonderful memory, Stephanie, so it's our pleasure to contribute to that. Wedding planning is also a blast for us, so we're thrilled that you and your wife chose to have it here! We hope that all is well and that you'll come back to see us someday! -Ana Lena, Brenda & Glenn

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