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The Shafer Baillie Mansion

907 14th Avenue East, Seattle, Washington 98112
Innkeeper(s): Mark Mayhle & Ana Lena Melka
  • Introduction

    The Shafer Baillie Mansion - Seattle, WashingtonThis magnificent 14,000 sq ft 1914 Tudor Revival mansion on Seattle's original Millionaires' Row is centrally located on Capitol Hill, a block south of Volunteer Park, the crown jewel of the Seattle Parks system. You will be a short walk from restaurants and shops on Broadway, or even closer to 15th Avenue East. Downtown is a 20 minute walk or a quick bus ride away. Minutes by bus, car or taxi to the waterfront, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center (Space Needle, Experience Music Project, etc), University of Washington, all major Seattle hospitals and medical centers, museums, music venues and much more!

    Owners Ana Lena Melka and Mark Mayhle purchased the property in 2004 and have done a million-dollar restoration to maintain the feeling and charm of yesteryear with infrastructure and amenities suited to the 21st century.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Ana Lena and Mark for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Family in town, vacations, business.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Grand Tudor Mansion, wonderful linens. It's a city Mansion. The inside of the Mansion and its location.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    We have it all, food, music, theaters, walkability, history.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Too many to name just one!

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    How close we are to downtown Seattle, yet it feels very far away!

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Volunteer Park, Seattle Art Museum, galleries, restaurants, walk to Pike Place Market.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    See # 6.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Poppy, Monsoon, and Rom Mai Thai.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Trip Advisor and Seattle Met.

    How many rooms does your inn have?


    Do you accept pets?

    We do NOT, closest one is Downtown Dog Lounge on Denny Way.

  • Amenities

    Enjoy the grand salon with original chandelier, antique and reproduction furnishings, fireplace and baby grand piano.

    Continental breakfast (with such items as rolls or pastries, yogurt, fresh fruit, hot and cold cereal, cheeses, coffee, tea and juice) is provided at your convenience in the adjacent dining room or take it into the adjoining sunroom or back to your private room or suite.

    The library is a perfect place to enjoy a book or newspaper, or use the provided computer with high-speed Internet access.

    Fresh coffee, tea and hot chocolate are always available! We cater to business travel, family vacations, and romantic getaways. Whatever your reason for being in Seattle, we will be the home away from home of your dreams.

    The mansion's opulence is also the perfect setting for a wedding, reception, party, business meeting or event. Groups from a few to well over 100 can be accommodated in style.

    The Shafer Baillie Mansion, Grand SalonThe Shafer Baillie Mansion, Piano

  • Meetings & Parties

    Whether it's a holiday party for your office, a birthday party or a corporate meeting, the Shafer Baillie Mansion will add a special atmosphere to your special event. We're always ready to help!

    • The mansion is ideal for intimate dinners, award presentations, showers, and celebrations
    • Plan the perfect meeting, get-together, or elegant party
    • The perfect location for holiday galas, receptions, parties, conferences, workshops and club activities
    • We welcome fundraisers and special interest group meetings
    • Create happy wedding memories at the Shafer Baillie Mansion

    The Shafer Baillie Mansion, Formal Dining Room

    The Shafer Baillie Mansion, The Library

  • Weddings

    The Shafer Baillie Mansion has been the scene of countless happy wedding memories over the decades. Rental rates for weddings and receptions range from $350 - $1500 depending on time of day, day of the week and time of year. Please contact us for a tour and discussion of how we can help make your special day one to treasure for a lifetime.

    The Shafer Baillie Mansion, Unforgetable Wedding MemoriesThe Shafer Baillie Mansion, Weddings

  • How to Find Us

    From I-5 Northbound

    1. (eg, from SeaTac airport) Take the Olive Way exit
    2. Follow Olive across Broadway (it turns into John)
    3. Turn left at the stoplight on 12th Avenue E and proceed to the 4-way stop at E Aloha
    4. Turn right and go 2 blocks to 14th Avenue E and E Aloha.
    5. We are on the NW corner

    From I-5 Southbound

    1. Take the Harvard/Roanoke exit
    2. Turn left on Roanoke, across the freeway
    3. Turn right on 10th Avenue E and proceed through several lights to the light at E Aloha
    4. Turn left and go 5 blocks up the hill to 14th Avenue E and E Aloha
    5. We are on the NW corner

    From SR520 Westbound

    1. (Evergreen Point Floating Bridge) Take the I-5 N/Roanoke exit toward Vancouver BC
    2. Take the Roanoke/Harvard exit and turn right onto E Roanoke
    3. Turn right on 10th Avenue E and proceed through several lights to the light at E Aloha
    4. Turn left and go 5 blocks up the hill to 14th Avenue E and E Aloha
    5. We are on the NW corner

    The Shafer Baillie Mansion, Entry WayThe Shafer Baillie Mansion - Seattle, Washington