Thornewood Castle Inn & Gardens

8601 N. Thorne Lane S.W. , Lakewood, WA 98498 USA (Show map)


World Class Historic Thornewood Castle is a luxury Inn and Gardens located just 10 miles south of Tacoma, Washington city center. Designed by Kelsey Cutter and built in 1909, Thornewood is now on the National Historic Register. Eight luxury suites available, some including jacuzzi, fireplaces, views and bay windows. All suites include plush terry robes,chocolates, ensuite coffee service, television, cd players, queen or king bed and private baths. The common rooms are far from common with incredible wood work, beautiful fireplaces and Plaster molded ceilings. At over 27,000 sq. ft. and sitting on over 4 acres of beautiful lawns, waterfront and historic sunken gardens (designed by Olmsted), Thornewood is truly a treasure worth discovering. **Please visit our website for more information and to book your stay online. All stays booked through the Thornewood website will be discounted by 15%.**



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

The Most Romantic Place on Earth!

4.8 on January 05, 2012

Without a doubt, this historic castle is the most beautiful, most romantic location on the face of the earth. Our sixth-year anniversary was absolutely delightful. Thank you for reminding us of the wonderful marriage we're lucky to have and for making our love for each other feel renewed. We plan on telling everyone we know about this amazing place and the phenomenal beauty it offers. What a fantastic retreat! Thank you so much - see you next year!

Elegant and beautiful place

5 on January 09, 2011

We originally came because of the movie Rose Red and discovered that there is so much history here. We explored and enjoyed reading all of the old news paper clippings. We will definitely be back (I am already wanting to bring my husband here sometime and eventually my kids). Who knows maybe my daughter will get married here?! ;-) Thank you so much - we have had an awesome time. You truly have a piece of paradise here.

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Rooms & Rates

Standard room

Standard room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

City, Lakefront


Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 25 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, State Capitol, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 12 years of age and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full reservation is charged at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: Full refund, less a $50.00 per night cancellation fee, if canceled more than 7 days in advance. No refund for nights cancelled less than 7 days in advance. (But please also see reschedule policy above, you can reschedule without penalty up to 72 hrs in advance). No refunds for early checkouts. You can reschedule a reservation without fee or penalty if rescheduled more than 72 hours in advance of scheduled arrival.
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  • Time Served: 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Continental in room, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Decadent French Toast

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