The Carriage Suite
The Carriage Suite

A popular Tacoma Seattle vacation rental choice near Seattle Washington, the Carriage Suite is the entire first floor of the Catchpenny Cottage at Chinaberry Hill Inn–a luxury urban B&B experience in Seattle Tacoma WA. The Carriage Suite, with its original floor-to-ceiling woodwork, is more rustic in character than the Pantages Suite or the Wild Rose, our other two private Jacuzzi suites. If you enjoy Pacific Northwest cabin and cottage lodging alternatives while being close to all that Seattle and Tacoma have to offer, then we’re certain you will love the Carriage Suite.

Perfect for a romantic getaway weekend, girls night out or families needing extra sleeping arrangements (the sofa makes into a queen sleeper), the Carriage Suite is just steps from the main mansion.

A view from the Jacuzzi alcove
A View From the Jacuzzi Alcove

The entire first floor of the mansion is available for guests’ enjoyment, including a parlor with gas fireplace, two chandeliered dining rooms, a large wraparound porch for watching the cargo ships in the harbor below and a guest kitchen, kept well-stocked with complimentary cookies, juices, sodas, bottled water, gourmet hot chocolates, teas, popcorn, etc.

The Carriage Suite has an open floor plan, with sitting area and sofa, 8-foot curved iron queen canopy bed, and breakfast bar all in the same high-ceilinged great room (also has a ceiling fan, as well as window air conditioning during the summer months).

A jetted Jacuzzi-tub-for-two and shower is built into a raised slate deck in the adjoining room, which was once the horse’s stall. Stained glass by a local artist is installed in both the entryway of the cottage and the window above the sofa. The bedding, designed by a local artist, is a combination of rose tapestry, rich velvets and vintage reproduction fringe.

Custom bedding designed by local artist
Custom Bedding Designed By a Local Artist

Feeling much like a Pacific Northwest lodge, the Carriage Suite still contains remnants of its past – the sliding doors for the carriages are along one wall (bolted in place of course), the original haychute is now fitted with a shower, a vintage stair landing has been given a new life as a breakfast bar, and the original kerosene pump still stands ready to fill the lights of the carriages (of course, the kerosene and tanks are long gone).

Fun and woodsy in feel, the first floor suite of this Seattle vacation rental cottage is popular with those seeking a unique lodging experience near Tacoma’s waterfront, in the downtown Tacoma Washington area.

If you need more room, consider renting the entire Catchpenny Cottage, which includes both the Carriage Suite and the Hayloft Suite (we offer a special group discount for the entire cottage for two+ night stays, as well as extended stay discounts).

Rates: $215/night – Friday or Saturday single night stay, $205/night – two night weekend stay, $195/night for a weeknight or three+ night stay. Single person, corporate rates, and extended stay discounts available as well. $35 each additional guest (sleeps 3-4).