Bacon Mansion B&B – Gay Owned Seattle Bed & Breakfast

Author: , November 10th, 2018

Bacon Mansion B&B

Stay in Seattle’s leading Bed and Breakfast and enjoy the charm and comfort of yesterday, with all the convenience of today. We are now offering online availability and reservations. We still prefer to personally speak with all of our guests when reserving rooms to insure that you are reserving the room that best fits your desires and needs and you understand our cancellation and check in policies.

Shields of red and white can be seen on the round stained glass windows as one passes through the gates of the Bacon Mansion Bed and Breakfast. Built in 1909 by Cecil Bacon on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, this classical Edwardian Style Tudor shows not only the trademark family crest but a fine preservation of original woods, 3000 crystal chandelier, marble fireplaces and a treasured library.

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Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast – Denver, Colorado

Author: , January 18th, 2017

Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast - Denver, Colorado

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Discover Denver. “A Journey through Architecture” on “Millionaries Row”.

Located in the heart of the Museum district, downtown Denver.

A gorgeous, romantic Denver Bed and Breakfast nestled in the quaint Capitol Hill Neighborhood in downtown Denver, this national and state historical-registered inn is a short walk to the State Capitol, gourmet restaurants, theaters, museums, shopping and more.

Eight elegantly appointed rooms and suites offer turn-of-the-century opulence with modern day flair at the Capitol Hill Mansion Bed and Breakfast. Some rooms feature private balconies, gas fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs. All rooms feature private baths, beautiful antique furnishings, fresh cut flowers, high speed wireless internet, cable TV, writing desks, modem ready phones, in-room refrigerators, irons and ironing boards, and air conditioning. Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast each morning as well as wine service each evening featuring Colorado wines.

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Bacon Mansion Bed and Breakfast, Seattle – Featured Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , March 24th, 2016

Bacon Mansion B&B

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Stay in Seattle’s leading Bed and Breakfast and enjoy the charm and comfort of yesterday, with all the convenience of today. We are now offering online availability and reservations. We still prefer to personally speak with all of our guests when reserving rooms to insure that you are reserving the room that best fits your desires and needs and you understand our cancellation and check in policies.

Shields of red and white can be seen on the round stained glass windows as one passes through the gates of the Bacon Mansion Bed and Breakfast. Built in 1909 by Cecil Bacon on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, this classical Edwardian Style Tudor shows not only the trademark family crest but a fine preservation of original woods, 3000 crystal chandelier, marble fireplaces and a treasured library.

Located in the Historical Harvard-Belmont Landmark District, most of the original floor plan and exterior has been retained. In 1984 a great fire burned 60% of the interior and necessitated major renovation. Bacon Mansion’s massive walls, however, spared the glass and wood pocket doors found in the “day rooms.” Opening as The Broadway Guest House in 1985, this unique bed and breakfast is now a stately residence to all who enter.

The main Guest House, consisting of 9,000 square feet of living space is divided between four levels. A spacious outside patio leads to the historical Carriage House. The Mansion’s guest rooms are available nightly, as well as the “day rooms” which are available for social and business events. Besides a delicious breakfast including a potpourri of cereals, muffins and delicacies, catered lunches, dinners and receptions are also available.

History fills the mansion walls, and while you explore the house, perhaps you will catch a fellow guest playing the grand piano. Just a short distance from the Capitol Hill and downtown Seattle commercial districts, you will be sure to enjoy shopping and access to Seattle’s many attractions.

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Visiting Gay Seattle: Capitol Hill

Author: , September 19th, 2013

Looking for the gayborhood in Seattle? Check out Capitol Hill… home to the nation’s first LGBTQ Visitor’s Center, it’s just across the freeway and up a few blocks from downtown Seattle.

Capitol Hill - Apple Maps

from Apple Maps

The Capitol Hill neighborhood is really a series of little areas that each have their own charm. Walk up 15th Street near Volunteer Park, and you’ll find a neighborhood Safeway grocery store and a cute little set of shops with a couple local Cafes – we really liked Caffe Ladro, a local coffee chain.

Capitol Hill ConstructionAs we noted last time we were here, there’s also lots of construction – even in this market – especially new apartments.

capitol-hill-artCapitol Hill’s mostly gay street is Broadway, which runs north and south through the district, and which is soon to be served by a new underground metro line being constructed just east of the street. On Broadway, you’ll find some of the gay bars, a very gay friendly church, and a number of restaurants. There’s also one of our other favorite cafes, Vivace, and Julia’s, a long-running restaurant with drag shows on Friday and Saturday Nights.

Then there’s the Pike/Pine area toward the south, a hotbed of gay bars and bistro restaurants. Standouts here include the Poco Wine Room, Poquitos, Via Tribunali for pizza, and our favorite of the trip, Terra Plata, with its gorgeous upstairs bar with views of the downtown center.

Finally, a little farther south, there’s the bustling neighborhood along 12th street next to the University – 10 years ago it was a bit of as dive, but new construction has brought the area to life, and there’s an eclectic mix of funky art studios and trendy new shops.

Things to Do:

Volunteer Park Water TowerVolunteer Park (http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=399): Up on the north side of Capitol Hill, you’ll find the cruisey Volunteer Park, but for the less sexually adventurous (and those who like the daylight hours) there are other things to do here.

The Water Tower is a beautiful round brick structure that rises four or five stories above the park, and offers views of downtown and Bellevue.

There’s also the Asian Art Museum ($14) and for the budget-conscious, there’s the Conservatory, a beautiful greenhouse filled with tropical plants and flowers, free (suggested donation).

Drag Show at Julia’s (http://juliasrestaurantseattle.comm): The Le Faux drag show at Julia’s restaurant on Broadway plays at 10 PM Friday nights – tickets cost $30 a person.

Atomic BombshellsSee the Atomic Bombshells (http://www.theatomicbombshells.com). While these guys arent technically in Capitol hill, they’re a queer burlesque review show – a couple drag queens, a few lesbians, and some other women who put on a kick-ass show. The venues change, so check their website to see if there’s a show while you are in town.

View Spot:

Volunteer Park Water Tower (Free): The water tower here is a cool historic brick tower, originally built in 1906, that’s still in use. It’s a bit of a climb (at 108 steps, no elevator) but the price is right. The views used to be better, but the trees of the park have grown up to block a lot of the vista. Still, it’s free

Breakfast:

Caffe Ladro (http://caffeladro.com): Up on 15th on the back side of Capitol Hill, not far from Volunteer Park, you’ll find a cute little cafe – Caffe Ladro. It’s a small local chain, and this one was really friendly, with good coffee and a nice selection of pastries. They were also featuring the works of a local artist that fascinated me – Javier S. Ortega. You can see his work at http://www.ortega.net.

Espresso VivaceVivace (http://espressovivace.com): In the heart of Capitol Hill, on Broadway (the main north-south thoroughfare), you’ll find another great cafe – Vivace (“lively” in Italian) – another cute, casual cafe with a great selection of pastries, including gluten free and vegan.

Eltana Wood-Fired Bagels (http://eltana.com) – Regular readers of our Purple travels will remember our first exposure to wood-fired bagels – Montreal-style, in (of course), Montreal. The good news? Portland has them too! Check them out in the Pike-Pine part of Cap Hill, or up in Fremont, and buy a bagful. 🙂

Dinner:

Via Tribunali (http://www.viatribunali.net): Our first night out, we checked out this little pizzeria in the hotbed of new places along Pike and Pine. It’s a cute little place with a great kinda Gothic atmosphere, and the pizzas were very good. Only downside – REALLY slow service.

Poquitos (http://www.vivapoquitos.com/Poquitos/VivaPoquitos.html): Our second night out – also in the Pike/Pine zone – this time Mexican food. The food here was also really good The restaurant is a bit loud, not great for quiet conversations.

Drinks:

Poco Wine Room (http://www.pocowineandspirits.com): In the Pike/Pine area, this cute little two story wine bar was very quiet all three nights when we walked by. On the second night, we stopped by for a nightcap – since I don’t drink, I tried the ginger beer – like root beer, but made from ginger – it was really good. Perfect for drinks with friends after dinner or clubbing.

Terra Plata SeattleTerra Plata: (http://terraplata.com) Our hands-down number one favorite restaurant in Seattle. Lesbian owned, by a wonderful couple – we’ll give this one its own profile in a separate post.  Simply fantastic.

Tango Seattle

Tango: (http://www.tangorestaurant.com) just around the corner from Terra Plata, this tapas restaurant has terrific food. We had potatoes, pork, abondagas, calamari and more, and everything was good.

Snacks:

D’Ambrosio (http://www.dambrosiogelato.com) – Our favorite gelato place in town. On Pine and 12th in Capitol Hill’s south end – really good gelato, and next door to Eltana Bagels – see the breakfast section above.

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Seattle’s Gay Capitol Hill: Dining Scene Launches Neighborhood’s Comeback

Author: , May 30th, 2011

Sitka & SpruceAnyone who visited Seattle’s Capitol Hill a decade ago could tell it was in limbo. The eclectic neighborhood, the epicenter of the city’s gay and lesbian community and home to a diverse range of ethnic dining spots, showed serious signs of tarnish. Boutiques, gift shops and bookstores were dying, and check-cashing businesses swooped in like vultures.

While Capitol Hill struggled, it was Belltown’s time to shine. The edgy neighborhood just north of downtown had become the big player on the city’s dining scene, attracting new ventures from marquee chefs. Belltown’s mix of upscale interior-design businesses and vintage furniture stores catered to all the high-rise condos going up along the Puget Sound waterfront.

But cities are fluid. Like elsewhere in the country, Seattle’s condo market collapsed in recent years, and Belltown now struggles with fast-dropping property values and a growing number of empty storefronts. On Capitol Hill, construction around Seattle Central Community College and a new transit tunnel and station have replaced run-down shops.

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