TAG | B&B
Save yourself from the barren isolation of a generic Seattle hotel room and check in to one of these vibrant Bed and Breakfast estates instead. Their old world charm, delectable cuisine and unparalleled hospitality, truly make these Seattle B&Bs essential places to stay before you die.
While taking the name Bacon Mansion, a stay here is more akin to filet mignon. Stained glass windows and Victorian architectural flair transport you to the middle of a Jane Austen novel, with only the sight of computers and LCD televisions, reminding you of your 21st century existence.
11 distinctly decorated rooms offer something for every taste, while the impressive leaded glass library provides the perfect space for settling down with a good book and a hot cup of tea.
Daily Rates: $99-$234
Much like the sea creature of the same name, the Chambered Nautilus B&B has survived relatively unchanged since the dawn of its existence. Taking a step forward into its grand foyer is to take a giant step back to its early 20th century Georgian Colonial roots.
Its blissful pastoral-like setting provides the ultimate escape from the stresses of city life, without taking you far away from town. In fact, the theatres, parks, trails, and world class attractions of Seattle are just a short distance away.
Before you drift off, select a book from your room’s personal library, then snuggle up with your lover or the downy-soft teddy bear graciously supplied by the innkeepers.
Daily Rates: $109-$184
Along 14th Street East, Seattle’s original “Millionaires Row”, sits some of the city’s largest and most gracious homes. At some 14,000 square feet, this expansive 8 bedroom mansion is the crown jewel of them all.
The allure of its eclectic mix of antiques and period style art is surpassed only by the rich flavours of breakfast; where fresh baked breads, gourmet cheeses, smoked salmon and thin sliced prosciutto regularly please the palate.
While you may never own a mansion of your own, a stay at the Shafer Baillie is certainly the next best thing.
Daily Rates: $139-$219
In the heart of Seattle’s Pike Place Market, European charm and relaxed North Western hospitality fuse seamlessly together. Relax and settle into one of at Pensione Nichols’ ten stately guest rooms or enjoy the expansive luxury of one of its masterful 900 square foot suites.
Next, step outside or just open your window and let the serene views of the Olympic Mountains calm your every worry. You’ll find it hard to believe the exciting buzz of Pike Place market is only steps away.
Daily Rates: $99-$230
An urban oasis, sitting across from the jogging trails, plentiful wildlife and peaceful serenity of Greenlake. Take an early morning stroll through the park, then be welcomed home to a freshly prepared breakfast where you’ll savour every bite like it’s your last.
Next, head off to enjoy Seattle’s magical sights, or just stay in and enjoy the guesthouse’s epic collection of best picture films from one of its four stately guest rooms.
Daily Rates: $134-$214
A place where stained glass gleams, pianos play and fine art sparkles throughout; a relic of a bygone era that continues to bustle with life today. Around every nook a new treasure reveals itself, from rare books, to elegant armoires, to colourful paintings; each element seemingly more interesting than the next.
A short stroll down Broadway, brings you to a neighbourhood strip equally as eclectic, where hipster bars, designer fashion and fine dining peacefully co-exist.
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