The Wild Rose
Named after the famous "Wild Rose" of the goldrush camps,
this suite would certainly have delighted Klondike Kate of the Yukon.
Travelling throughout Western U.S. and Canada, Kate was a favorite performer
during the late 1800's and early 1900's. Unlike the
dancehall saloon and parlor girls of her day, Kate maintained a singular
reputation as a lady and performer throughout her career. Displaying talent,
charm and a heart of gold, she won the hearts of many and was considered an
early ambassador of the Pacific Northwest.
Featuring vintage velvet
theatre curtains & renaissance fringed bedding atop a high 4 poster
mahogany carved bed, high ceilings, mahogany-inlaid oak floors and ornate
one-of-a-kind antique pieces throughout, The Wild
Rose would have been the perfect abode for a theatre performer of Kate's
Kate might have been pleased to learn that she's
reclaimed her "rightful place", next to the
(Kate, having fallen in love with the young, passionate Alexander Pantages,
helped to fund his dream of creating a theatre empire, only to be left behind
for a woman from "the right side of the tracks", once Alexander's
financial position was secured).
Over 500 sq. ft, the Wild Rose was
the private quarters of Lucius Manning (the original owner of this estate). The
suite is very private (encompasses the entire east side of inn on the 2nd floor
- no adjoining guest walls), spacious, bright, secluded.
Relax in front of
your own personal forest of 100+ yr old Japanese maple and cherry trees -- large
bay windows frame the high 4 poster mahogany carved bed, while the gas fireplace
fills the room with a warm, rosy glow. A massive ornately carved Eastlake
bevelled glass mirror reflects light from the bay windows and chandelier throughout the room.
your coffee while watching the ships and traffic below from the bay windows in
the bedroom sitting area. Although the water view is smaller from this suite than
from the Pantages suite (the Wild Rose suite does not face the water), you still
have an intimate view of the bay through one of the bay windows.
Beyond the burgundy velvet curtains, another sitting
room includes a luxurious jetted Jacuzzi tub-for-two. Although there are two
gas fireplaces in the main guest areas, the Wild Rose is the only suite that has
a fireplace -- so if you are looking for a special Pacific Northwest getaway
with a fireplace, water view, luxurious Jacuzzi tub-for-two and lots of privacy
(the entire east side of the mansion on the 2nd floor), then this is the one
If, however, you prefer a more dramatic view and an even larger/deeper tub
(the Wild Rose and Carriage Suite tubs are both 70 gallons, the Pantages Suite tub
is a whopping 90 gallons), you might want to consider the equally spacious and private,
equally popular Pantages Suite.
A writing desk for two overlooks the garden - perfect for reviewing
the day's reports, cruising the internet or catching up on your journaling.
Lucius Manning used this very room as his own private study - we took the
liberty of adding the tub (yes, combining business with pleasure - hope he
doesn't mind -- Kate would surely have approved!). An original art nouveau
rendition of Kate, "The Wild Rose", hangs in the study.
the study and Jacuzzi area is a private bath with walk-in shower. As with all of our
rooms, the Wild Rose also has cable TV/VCR, guest phone, high speed wireless,
and robes for lounging.