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Thornewood Castle Inn and Gardens

8601 N. Thorne Lane S.W., Tacoma, WA 98498
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Parkland, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My hubby & I got married at Thornewood - very magical. Ten years later, we went back to celebrate our anniversary. Our stay was amazing. The staff is super friendly, the castle is.....WOW, not words to describe, and the breakfast was super yummy. We love Thornewood Castle and recommend it to everyone!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is a few weeks late, but I cannot say enough good things about not only the castle and grounds, but the family who run it. My boyfriend recently took me on a surprise trip here and proposed to me in the sunken garden, and it was one of the best weekends of my life. Completely magical, enchanting, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife stayed here to celebrate our anniversary and this was an excellent location for a night off. There are not many options close by for dinner but downtown Tacoma was a short drive. Very unique location and would recommend it for a romantic get away.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Thornewood as a baby-moon, as we were antiquing in the area. The castle itself is truly magnificent~ a treasure of an experience to stay in a place of such rich history. Understandably, a place of this size would need an unimaginable amount of upkeep and updating, so there were certainly elements which could have used some repair.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Thornewood castle with a friend as a birthday present from my parents. It was amazing from start to finish. A fairytale come to life. I loved that it was away from everyday life. I felt so lucky to stay in a place with so much history. The owner was extremely nice and showed us around herself. Breakfast... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Lovely old castle. Beds very comfortable. Water pressure so-so. Which are the two most important things for me. Grounds are beautiful. Close to Madigan army hospital. If you are a contractor there the location is excellent. Breakfast only served at 9:00 everyday. Not so convenient for those of us that have to work! I missed breakfast because they had no... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Was here for a wedding and we had the entire place to ourselves for 4th of July weekend. The castle itself is quite impressive. Each room is decorated different and has different amenities. The grounds are beautiful from the lake to the gardens. The staff and owners are very nice and quite knowledgeable about the history of the property.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Did you know that there is a castle in Tacoma? I've asked everyone I know this question and so far only one person has heard of Thornewood Castle (and I know a lot of Seattle natives). This is so surprising, because this is a very special B&B. Probably best known as a place for a wedding (beautiful gardens) or a... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Fabulous place, owners, food, mood, grounds and more. My 2 girlfriends and I escaped to this magical historical castle and had a wonderful weekend. We enjoyed breakfast in the parlor and met interesting people while dining. My gluten free diet was easily accommodated. The staff/owners were friendly and met every need we had. We went to scrapbook and stayed in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

From the moment we drove up to the property/house, I knew this wasn't going to be your average B&B stay, but this would be an experience, with memories to last a lifetime. We arrived shortly after 3pm, on April 14/14. Being it was a Monday, and "off' season" we just happened to be the only guests in the 22,000 sq/ft... More

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Address: 8601 N. Thorne Lane S.W., Tacoma, WA 98498
Location: United States > Washington > Tacoma
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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