What’s better than spending a night in the ballroom of an early 20th century mansion? Having the whole mansion to yourself!
This is the Shafer Baillie Mansion in Seattle. Since we were going to Seattle last week and traveling there at this time of year can be hit and miss (snow or ice…bridge closings…traffic congestion) we made it an event and spent the night in this gorgeous 14,000 square foot bed and breakfast. And as luck would have it we were the only guests that night. Talk about living a Downton Abbey fantasy. The only thing missing were servants, though staff greeted us and provided a delicious breakfast.
The mansion has been lovingly restored by the current owners. The woodworking alone is worth a visit. I’ll show you more of this beautiful building in the next day or two.