The Bacon Mansion Bed & Breakfast
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Stay in our Seattle, Washington bed and breakfast, and enjoy the charm and comfort of yesterday, with all the convenience of today. Shields of red and white can be seen on the round stained glass windows as one passes through the gates of the Bacon Mansion, the leading bed and breakfast in Seattle, Washington. Built in 1909 by Cecil Bacon on Seattle's Capitol Hill, this classic Edwardian-style Tudor shows not only the trademark family crest, but a fine preservation of original woods, chandelier with 3,000 crystals, marble fireplaces, and a treasured library.
Located in the Historical Harvard-Belmont Landmark District, most of the original floor plan and exterior has been retained. In 1984, a great fire burned 60% of the interior and necessitated major renovation. Fortunately, Bacon Mansion's massive walls spared the glass and wood pocket doors found in the "day rooms." Opening as The Broadway Guest House in 1985, this unique bed and breakfast is now a stately residence for all who enter.
The main Guest House, consisting of 8,000 square feet of living space, is divided between four levels. A spacious outside patio leads to the historic Carriage House. The Mansion's guest rooms are available nightly, as well as the "day rooms," which are available for social and business events. Along with delicious breakfasts, which include a potpourri of cereals, muffins and delicacies, catered lunches, dinners and receptions are also available.
History fills the mansion walls, and while you explore the house, perhaps you will catch a fellow guest playing the grand piano. Just a short distance from the Capitol Hill and downtown Seattle's commercial districts, you will be sure to enjoy shopping and access to Seattle's many attractions.
About Our Inn
The Bacon Mansion is a delightfully unique bed and breakfast on Capitol Hill, Seattle. Whether you are interested in a romantic getaway, time with friends, a business meeting location, a special wedding site, or any other event, we are prepared to make your time with us wonderfully memorable. Below, you will find some of the amenities you can expect when you choose to stay with us.
All guest rooms are furnished with cotton waffle cloths bathrobes, hair dryers, clock radio, digital cable television, water and wine glasses, corkscrew, two-inch wood Venetian blinds, down comforter, glycerin soap, conditioning shampoo, telephone(if needed).
Wi-Fi is available from most rooms, depending on your laptop receiver. Some guests have to come down to the living or dining room or patio for the strongest signal. We have a laptop you may borrow for email and Internet access. Use of an iron and ironing board, fridge and microwave (if one is not already in your room), fax, answering machine, afternoon and evening hot water for tea, hot chocolate and cider, butter cookies, Senseo single cup coffee maker, New York Times and Seattle Times and a variety of magazines.
We serve a heart-healthy (no bacon), all you can eat, expanded continental breakfast every morning. On the sideboard, we put out three kinds of cereals, milk, three kinds of juices, freshly made fruit salad, and a large bowl of yogurt for you to help yourself. We bake fresh muffins every morning and have them on the table with butter, jam, cream and sugar. We will serve you as much freshly ground French Roast Coffee or Tazo Tea as you would like. While our normal breakfast hours are 8:30 to 9:30, guests may request something earlier, or if before 7:30, we will set up in your room whatever you would like from the above offerings the day before. Our dining room table seats 14, we have guests come at various times, and we reset the table when needed. We have opted not to have reserved seating times, and guests rarely have to wait for a seat. In the summer months, we can set up a four-top on the covered porch outside of the living room.
Guests are encouraged to make use of our spacious day rooms that include the original leaded glass library with tiled gas fireplace and large living room with six-foot grand piano. The back patio is the perfect place to relax and enjoy our magnificent summer weather, with long days and cool nights, low humidity and few bugs.
Since the Bacon Mansion is such a large house with a unique floor plan, we have eleven very distinct and different guest rooms. We have guests who, over the years, have stayed in them all and some guests who purchase their air ticket only after making sure their favorite room is available. We also have five rooms large enough to accommodate more than two.
Weddings & Special Events
Whether you are looking for a Seattle wedding and reception site, a business meeting location, or catering, the Bacon Mansion would like to help make your special event a success! Below, you will find some of the things we have available for you. Give us a call or email to set up an appointment to see the Bacon Mansion. Available most days between 10 AM and 6 PM.
Outdoor Patio with Italianate Fountain. Enjoy one of the outdoor patios at the Bacon Mansion. Hear the trickling water, smell the blooming flowers, relax with friends.
The Day Rooms at the Bacon Mansion are spacious and comfortable places to relax or gather with friends. Day Rooms include: the Living Room, a Library with tiled fireplace and the Formal Dining Room, where breakfast is served.
The Day Rooms and Courtyard at the Bacon Mansion can also play host to your small business meeting (maximum 18 and please call for details), small wedding or reception.
Use of House-$650
With wedding ceremony add $300 / Minimum 25 people and Maximum 70 people (80 in good weather)
Catering for Reception
Catering Cost: $30.00 to $35.00 per person, includes three items from each selection of food below. (Cake service an additional $40 flat rate) A resonable gratuity should be added to the Catering Cost for the staff.
- Service and clean up
- Freshly ground coffee
- Tea, cream and sugar
- Non-alcoholic punch
- Ivory candles in dining room
- China plates and cups
- Silver forks and spoons
- Champagne glasses & wine glasses
- Silver candelabras and serving pieces
- Bartender and servers
Sample Salads and Hors d' Oeuvres Selections: (Select 3)
- Fresh Vegetable Platter with Dill Dip
- Cheese Tray with Crackers
- Fresh Fruit Platter/Assorted Seasonal Fruits
- Pesto Cheese Tortellini Pasta Salad
- Sante Fe Quinoa Salad with Beans
- Gruyere filled Puff Pastry
- Caesar Salad
- Chicken CousCous Salad
- Spinach Salad with Bacon, Eggs and Feta
- Spinach Salad with Gorgonzola, Walnuts, and Fresh Seasonal Fruits
- Potato and Pea Salad with Chive Aioli
- Smoked Salmon Mousse with Crackers
- Lox with Cream Cheese, Capers and Crackers
- Basil Marinated Mozzarella & Tomato on Toasted Baguette
- Curried Chicken Salad with Almonds and Cranberries
Sample Meats and Hot Selections: (Select 3)
- Dijon Chicken
- Meat Balls with Assorted Sauces
- Hot Pasta Bar with Cream & Marinara Sauces
- Sliced Meat Tray Served with Breads & Condiments
- Phyllo stuffed with Spinach and Feta
- Baked Brie with Granny Smith Apples
- Roasted Baby Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Parmesan
- Bruchetta with Olive Spread & Tomato Basil Spread
- Assorted Northwest Quiches
- Hot Stuffed Mushrooms
- Chinese BBQ Pork, Hot Mustard and Sesame Seeds
- Thai Marinated Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce
- Sesame Teriyaki Flank Steak Skewers
- Mac and Cheese with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Shallots
Suggested by Special Arrangement: Flowers & Music
Sales Tax is 9.5% on rental charge and on catering services. Price guaranteed for ninety days. All balances due three days prior to function. $500 non-refundable deposit will hold date.
We like to say that we are close enough to everything, yet far enough away. We have a great central location, just two blocks from the Broadway shopping and restaurant district here on Capitol Hill. We consider it an urban forest with great architectural variety.
Volunteer Park is just a couple of blocks up the hill, with a water tower that offers a great view after climbing only 114 steps, and it is $16 cheaper than the Space Needle or free. There is also the Seattle Asian Art Museum and Conservatory in the park.
We are on the corner of two quiet residential streets, we can see the traffic and bus stop one block away, but can't hear it. The bus runs approximately every 15 minutes and takes you directly to the heart of the city, the Washington State Convention Center, and two blocks from the must-see Pike Place Market. As the edge of downtown is but one mile away, many guests walk down and take the bus home after touring all day. The bus heading the other way will take you to the University of Washington, which is just about 2 miles north.