See the resource links below for useful information while staying with us at the Shafer Baillie Mansion, a Seattle Bed and Breakfast Inn. The Mansion is a magnificent Tudor Revival home where you will find the gracious atmosphere of a bygone era with the comforts and amenities today’s travelers need.
The Inn, an imposing 1914 brick and half-timbered Mansion on Millionaires’ Row, honors two early owners: Alexander Baillie, a Scottish immigrant who introduced golf to the western United States, and Julius Shafer, of the Shafer Brothers land company, who purchased the house in 1928. However, the original owner was actually Samuel Loeb, president of the Independent Brewing Company. He sold the property to Mr. Baillie in about 1917 as Prohibition was looming, and moved to San Francisco.
In 1952, Burell and Emma Johnson purchased the mansion and used it as a rooming house. In 1979, the house was opened to the public as a bed and breakfast. Mark Mayhle and Ana Lena Melka, owners since 2004, have completed an extensive top-to-bottom restoration of the property and brought it back to its original elegance, but completely updated with 21st century infrastructure.