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Explore Seattle With These 3 Events!

An upcoming roster of fantastic new events is keeping Seattle as many people’s ultimate travel destination. Here are the 3 best events coming to Seattle during November 2019- truly a “Choose Your Own Adventure” month for events in the city! As always, you can count on Shafer Baillie Mansion to give you a luxury bed and …

Seattle’s 70th Celebration of Seafair!

Truly a harbinger of summer in Seattle, the Seafair is back again for it’s 70th year, a magnificent ten weeks of family fun and showing off all Seattle has to offer! Hosted by The Seafair Foundation, the festival spans all the way back to 1950 when business leaders designed Seafair as an event that would …

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 …

Anna’s Hummingbird

Something amazing and wonderful occurred recently at the Shafer Baillie Mansion Bed & Breakfast! An Anna's Hummingbird ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna%27s_hummingbird ) graced us with her presence and choose to make her nest in the crock of the rhododendron tree right next to us. I named her Ella after Ella Fitzgerald. I think she thought she would not …

The Best Seattle Brewery Tours to Experience

The Best Seattle Brewery Tours to Experience The fall season has arrived in Seattle and of course one thinks of October Fest and beer tastings.  Seattle has been at the forefront of beer making for decades if not a century, and it continues to grow with microbrews . Since drinking and driving is not a …

Favorite restaurants in Capitol Hill

I’ve been asked to write a few blogs about my favorite places to eat in Seattle. I hope to write about Monsoon, Coastal Kitchen, Harry’s Bar, and several others. Why go downtown to eat when the best restaurants in Seattle are just a few blocks walk from the Shafer Baillie Mansion; my home and my …

12 Fantastic things to do in downtown Seattle

  The downtown area of Seattle encompasses Pioneer Square ( where old Seattle was born) and part of Chinatown-International District to the South just shy of the Century Link Field ( home of the Seahawks) and stretches north towards the Space Needle to Denny Way.   The waterfront area as well as Pike Place Market are …

Lion Hearted

For over 10,000 years, majesty, nobility and protection have emanated from lion statues, greeting visitors to homes and cities since the beginning of civilization. We like the idea of welcoming our guests and keeping them safe with the aid of ancient, mythological symbols. When we bought Shafer Baillie Mansion in 2004 we were delighted to …

Volunteer Park Water Tower

One of the many perfections of the Shafer Baillie Mansion location is our proximity to Volunteer Park, the "jewel of the Seattle parks system." Just a block north of the Mansion is the park entrance and in particular, the iconic Water Tower. This brick tower, erected in 1907, is a major neighborhood landmark as well …

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