Shafer Baillie Mansion

907 14th Avenue East , Seattle, WA 98112-3903 USA (Show map)


Magnificent 14,000 sqft Tudor Revival mansion built in 1914 on Seattle's original Millionaires' Row. A block from Volunteer Park, a short walk to commercial areas on Broadway and on 15th Ave, minutes from downtown, Pike Place Market, waterfront, Seattle Center, museums, hospitals, UW and much more. Each guest room or suite features private bath, 32" or 50" flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, telephone with voicemail, high-speed Internet access and much more! Continental breakfast includes rolls or pastries, hot and cold cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt, cheeses, coffee, tea, and juice.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Wonderful Mansion

5 on September 28, 2017

Great location with on-street parking. Wonderful breakfast and very helpful hostess. We stayed in the Master Suite which was roomy and comfortable for our party of 4, as there are 2 rooms with beds. We would gladly stay here again.


4.4 on September 12, 2017

This is a gorgeous home in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. The owners have done a marvelous job of restoring its glory. Our room, on the third floor, was lovely and had a tranquil tree-top view. Though the bathroom was small, it served one's needs. The breakfast was nice and presented well, in the formal dining room. Anna and Brenda are gems to be treasured. A delightful stay!

A lovely stay

4.8 on September 03, 2017

Shafer Baillie is a converted mansion located in the vibrant Capital Hill neighborhood just a couple of miles up the hill from downtown Seattle. Good restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance plus Volunteer Park! Upscale continental breakfast-- included smoked salmon, fresh berries. Our room was nice with a comfortable 4-Poster bed. Lovely common rooms--sun room, library, living room with a piano. Full of antiques. If you want serenity from every day life this is the place to stay.

Beautiful Architecture in Capitol Hill neighborhood

4.2 on September 03, 2017

We enjoyed this neighborhood very much. Close enough to walk to 15th street for restaurants. Broadway, too. Hills are minimal so cycling is workable for non-seniors. Beautiful rooms and lovely staff. On-site breakfast is good. We like fresh fruit and salmon and both were always available. Plus they always ask if there are any food-related allergies or preferences. They do a nice job.

Great stay at Shafer Baillie

4.6 on September 01, 2017

We had a wonderful stay in this gorgeous house, which is every bit as impressive as in the photos! The neighborhood is also great, short walk to lots of restaurants, nearby Volunteer Park is beautiful. Ana and Brenda were extremely helpful, accommodated our late arrival, helped with transportation needs, and Brenda put on a delicious breakfast! We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Second to none

5 on August 21, 2017

This was a remarkable bed and breakfast. The room was exceptional, and the staff so helpful, nothing was a problem. This was just a home away from home, and I could recommend it to everyone.

Our stay at the Shafer Ballie Mansion

5 on July 18, 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Shafer Ballie Mansion in Seattle in early July. We chose this B&B because of the reviews and the fact that they had a TESLA charger on site. Our room was perfect. The dining, room, sitting room and living room were decorated with loving care. Our breakfasts made and seved by Brenda were delicious and we sat with other guests and had good food and good conversation. It was a short walk to restaurants and shops. I would love to visit Seattle and stay there again.

Long weekend in Seattle

5 on July 13, 2017

This was my second stay at Shafer Baillie. I vow to always stay here for all my returns to Seattle. Lovely soft towels, and bedding. Clean and comfortable. Bottles of water available as well as a nightly treat under the cake dome! Great walking distance to restaurants, stores and park. I had a fantastic bagged breakfast waiting for me as I left for an early flight home. Brenda was very hospitable! Thanks to her for making my stay so wonderful!

Lovely B & B on Capitol Hill

4.8 on July 12, 2017

Beautiful bed and breakfast located on Capital Hill. The location was convenient for use of public transportation and a train rides was a quick 5 minutes from downtown Seattle. The mansion was beautifully furnished with period decor and the rooms were comfortable and ultra clean! The breakfast was simple but tasty. Great hostesses! We will be back.

Always enjoy the stay

4.2 on June 30, 2017

Second time here, always a good choice. Beautiful mansion, nice rooms, and great breakfast. The neighborhood is nice, Volunteer park is a quick walk a way, as are various restaurants..

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Rooms & Rates

Master Suite

Very large suite with sumptuous California King bed and queen-size sleeper sofa in the main room, connected by a dressing room to the sitting room/sunroom which has a twin daybed and trundle (can be one or two twins, or combined into a king-size). Very large bath with restored antique ribcage shower, separate original antique tub, and twin pedestal sinks. 50" flatscreen HDTV with digital cable and DVD player, desk and telephone.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $199 - $219

Elliott Bay Suite

Massive four-poster mahogany queen-size bed with comfy pillow top mattress and sumptuous high thread-count hand-pressed cotton linens. The telephone, desk, and wall-mounted 32” LCD HDTV are also located in the main room. The serene sitting room holds a twin-size daybed for lounging and reading. It can also serve as a single bed for sleeping, and is equipped with a trundle which functions as a second twin-size bed, or which can be joined to the daybed to form a single king-size bed. Private bathroom recently retiled in period style by Absolute Tile & Stone Art.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $174

Capitol Hill Room

The Capitol Hill Room is newly redecorated with cheerful yellow walls and furnished in a dramatic black-and-white color scheme. It features a queen-sized bed with high thread-count hand-pressed cotton bedding, as well as a twin-sized daybed that can accommodate a third guest. The private bath is all-new, featuring crisp black and white period-style tile by Absolute Tile & Stone Art. Both the comfortable walk-in shower and pedestal sink showcase period-style nickel-plated hardware. Desk, telephone, and 32" LCD HDTV with digital cable and DVD player are provided.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

Queen Anne Hill Room

The Queen Anne Hill Room features a majestic four-poster mahogany bed and soothing color palette. The pillow top mattress is enhanced with high thread-count hand-pressed cotton bed linens for a perfect night of rest. Accents include whimsical lamps, Chippendale settee and freestanding full-length mirror with carved frame. Desk, telephone, and wall-mounted 32” LCD HDTV (complete with DVD/CD player) round out the room. Your private bath is all-new, tiled in period style by Absolute Tile and Stone Art. There is a large walk-in shower equipped with dual shower heads and controls.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139

Volunteer Park Room

Features a beautiful oak queen-sized bed with delightful pillow top mattress, dressed in hand-pressed linens of high thread-count cotton. There is a quaint oak cylinder desk with phone, and wall-mounted 32” LCD HDTV with DVD/CD player. The private bath features original elements which have been extensively restored. It includes an original antique tub, newly refinished, with combined shower newly tiled by Absolute Tile & Stone Art to match the existing subway tile in the rest of the bath, and equipped with beautiful period-style nickel-plated fixtures.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

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Location Type



Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-5 North to Olive St. Exit. Follow Olive across Broadway (Olive turns into John) to 12th Ave E. Turn left on 12th Ave. Go to Aloha St (4-way stop). Turn right on Aloha St. Go up two blocks to 14th Ave E. We are on the NW corner of 14th Ave E and E Aloha. Take I-5 South to Harvard/Roanoke exit. Turn left on Roanoke across freeway. Turn right on 10th Ave E. Proceed through several lights to light at E Aloha St. Turn left on Aloha. Go up hill 5 blocks to 14th Ave E. We are on the NW corner of 14th Ave E and E Aloha.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Casino, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Wedding Facilities , Coffee and tea available 24 hrs, Guest refrigerator available, Guest microwave available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Asian Art Museum- 1-block away, Close to Bus Line, Park (1-block away), 5 Minutes from downtown, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:30 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes See our website,
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: A two-night minimum may be required on certain weekends, holidays, or seasons.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Required deposit is one night's charge, payable by cash, check, or credit card.
  • Cancellations: For cancellations made 7 or more days in advance, deposit will be refunded, less a $25 service charge. Cancellation less than 7 days in advance makes deposit of one night's charge non-refundable. Shortening of a stay with less than 7 days’ notice will incur a one-night charge. No refunds for early departure after the stay has been charged at arrival time.
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Ana Lena Melka & Mark Mayhle

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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  • Time Served: 8:00am or by request
  • Serving Location: Sun Room, Dining Room

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