The Hayloft Suite is the entire second floor of the Catchpenny Cottage at Chinaberry Hill.
The original hayloft to the estate has been joined with the Carriage Master’s quarters to create this pleasant space. The cottage is filled with local art glass – patterned glass and stained glass windows by a local Seattle Tacoma artist let in lots of light, more patterned and colored glass in the downstairs entryway. Small but sweet, craftsman windows in the bedroom lend a cheery cottage-like feel to the room. Tongue-and-groove woodwork throughout in chocolate tones with crisp white linen trim.
A vintage gold leaf mirror is a great backdrop for the table and chairs in the bedroom, much like a corner in a Parisian cafe. Hand-carved wood and rattan four poster queen bed, large walk-in closet with vintage dresser to hold your favorite things (the extra-long closet becomes a perfect hideaway/play space for children whose families rent the entire cottage).
The sitting room was originally walled off from the Carriage Master’s quarters and used to store hay for the horses below.
Antique clawfoot soaking tub and shower in the bath, with stained glass reflection at night from the light outside.
Please note: as the 2nd floor of a carriage house, the Hayloft has non-standard ceilings (7’2″) – not a problem if you are 6’3″ or less, but we would recommend one of our other rooms with the 9 1/2 ft. high ceilings if you are 6’4″ or above – or if non-standard ceilings bother you in general.
The two-room suite with private bath is very bright, so does not feel cramped or constrained otherwise, just cozy. The term “tucked away” really does fit the Hayloft Suite – children naturally gravitate to this space.
Both the Garden Room and the Hayloft Suite overlook the side garden, with the large Japanese maple tree just outside, both have a private bath with antique clawfoot soaking tub and shower (the Garden Room has a high overhead Victorian rainshower which is original to the mansion).
Both accommodations have a small view of the bay from the bedroom (with the Garden Room, you can see the water if you stand next to the window, the Hayloft Suite has a small view of the same waterway through the trees — which is less of a view during the months when the Japanese maple tree has leaves). Both views are distant views of the water.
If a more intimate/closer view of the water is important to you, you may want to consider either the Pantages Suite or the Rose Room. Of course, there are also views similar to those of the Pantages Suite from the wraparound porch, front parlor and vestibule, which is open to all of our guests.
Rates: Call 253-272-1282