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Thornewood Castle Inn and Gardens

8601 N. Thorne Lane S.W., Tacoma, WA 98498
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Ranked #6 of 12 Tacoma B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bend, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Two days ago, we entered Thornewood and it’s enchantment. As I slept, I had magnificent dreams of years gone past. Thornewood has a great history and unending warmth, romance and charm. These two days were a respite for both Doug and I. As we leave today we go back to the real world, now we have a place to hide... More

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vail, Arizona
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

The restrictions put on my daughters wedding were terrible. They would not let anyone into the Castle until 4PM. The wedding was at 4:30 and it was pouring down rain. They met me at the door and wanted an $800. Damage deposit and informed us that unless everyone was out of the gates by 10:00Pm they would charge me $800.... More

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Thornewood-Castle, Manager at Thornewood Castle Inn and Gardens, responded to this review

Please allow me to clarify a few points mentioned in this review. We are a rental only facility and we were not the wedding planners or caterers for this event. Like most facilities we are rented for a specific period of time. The time period is chosen by the customer. On this particular occasion, the client rented the facility from... More

Kent, WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Let me start by saying that the castle and gardens were breathtakingly beautiful and I challenge you to find a more incredible setting. We stayed for 2 nights and there were weddings on the grounds both days. As B&B guests we were given access to the castle interior, the gardens and the lakefront. There was only one other room rented... More

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Los Angeles
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16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

There is no place quite like this for its grandeur, comfort and accessibility. Perfect to get together with friends coming from different directions. We all enjoyed staying with you and I hope we do it again. I liked the low profile style of hosting: our rooms were generously stocked and well prepared to anticipate a range of needs, so we... More

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woodinville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2011

My wife and I ent to celebrate my 63 rd birthday. The hostess or owner greeted us on arrival and was very hospitable. The "castle' or mansion itself is magnificent and the grounds are well manicured with impressive statuary. The interior artwork is especially beautiful. The Presidential Suite, where Teddy Roosevelt stayed two weeks, is a spacious and well appointed... More

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Lakewood, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

I feel intimidated trying to match some of the earlier reviewers. Suffice it to say the castle is as close as most of us will get to staying in Hearst Castle (if you've been there in California, you know what I mean) The owners have a huge passion for decor, for history, for a warm personal visitor experience. This is... More

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Portland, OR
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2010

This truly IS a castle! How often can you take your wife for a romantic weekend getaway at a place like this? It is breathtaking! The setting that surrounds this bed and breakfast is so amazing, it must be seen to be believed. It sits on a beautiful lake surrounded by dozens of some of the tallest trees I have... More

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California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2010

We didn't actually stay in 2007 (our 9 nights included late 2005/early 2006) but that's as far back as the choice allows. The moment we stepped through the huge wooden door, we felt the peace and serenity of this incredible castle. We arrived on Christmas Eve and were promptly invited to share the evening with Deanna and Wayne and their... More

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Seattle
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22 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

Don't worry about the stories of ghosts and hauntings. It's only haunted if you want it to be. What it is is a stunningly beautiful manor house in the most unlikely location, just south of Tacoma and just off I-5. But once you turn into the driveway of Thornewood Castle, you leave behind the world of freeways and cities, and... More

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Bellevue, WA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2009

Words cannot describe how beautiful this place is. From the grounds to the castle to the view of American Lake, words truly cannot do it justice. I have been fortunate to stay in some of the nicest places in this country and Thornewood Castle is unlike anyplace I have ever stayed. This is absolutely an ideal place for a getaway... More

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Address: 8601 N. Thorne Lane S.W., Tacoma, WA 98498
Location: United States > Washington > Tacoma
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