Guest Reviews and Testimonials
As always, privacy is of paramount importance at InnThrall. As such, reviews are published anonymously unless express permission is given, but InnThrall will never “out” Guests. Please enjoy these:
“This place is amazing! Tons of options to play and explore but also comfortable and inviting for those intimate moments between orgasms to just connect. This was everything we needed and more we didn’t even realize we were missing. Thank you so much!!!”
“My stay at the Inn brought me closer to my partner. Allowed us to connect on a deeper level. We had to be alone together and use our words, bodies and energy without a tv. We know now that we are in love, can be together in silence and are looking forward to what the future has in store for us. InnThrall has become a part of our relationship! *It will be our annual Bday thing FOR SURE!”
“I have always loved throwing parties. I was fortunate enough to have a partner of 20 years who also enjoyed entertaining, and during that time we had dozens of memorable gatherings with family, friends, and friends-to-be. But, now I live alone in a one bedroom apartment in a building with no social space, so I haven’t been able to host parties for the past few years.
Fortunately I heard through our community of Inn Thrall, located on the north side of Seattle, about 20 minutes from downtown. As a strictly “Kinky Bed & Breakfast,” it has a beautiful Suite for rent, with a Boudoir with several toys and play areas, a Sitting Room with comfortable seats and erotica to browse, and a private Bathroom. The entire Suite is quite well appointed with kinky toys, books, and furniture, but there is also the upstairs “Libertine Hall” available for rental. This is where my party centered, and both me and my guests were delighted that this Hall was available to us for the night!
There are so many good things to say about the space that I don’t want to forget the one aspect of the rental experience that I found fundamental to hosting a successful party there – innkeeper Kathleen Ashford (yes, her name is used w/ her permission, as it is published on the Inn’s website at http://innthrall.com). She has put together a space that is safe, secure, sex positive, and welcoming for anyone’s kink. Her Inn has been open for a couple of years now, and is starting to pick up a regular clientele. Kathleen is a longtime kinkster and member of the Seattle kink community, and knows how to provide a Risk Aware Consensual Kink environment like any right-thinking kinkster does.
The website lists many of the pieces of equipment and other deviant accoutrements throughout both the Boudoir and the Libertine Hall, but what it doesn’t really give a good feel for is the atmosphere that Kathleen has sewn into her labor of love that is Inn Thrall. There is more kinky paraphernalia than can be used at one time, even with 20+ people in the room, but the space is big enough to easily move the big pieces around for quick use. There are numerous cabinets housing every type of kink gear imaginable (and I’m not really exaggerating too much when I say *every*). There is ample comfortable seating arrangements, as well as a hot tub outside — Kathleen describes that “it fits six people comfortably… and 10 people *more* comfortably!”
I was able to negotiate with Kathleen to cater foods for my guests; while it is not part of her listed services, the vision I presented her for my party was something for which she felt comfortable going the extra mile. We discussed very general menu items and costs, and after that I trusted her to do the magic. And magic it was! The “heavy hors d’oeuvres” that she served were both plentiful and scrumptious. And, it being my birthday celebration, she was also able to have an amazing cake made and served up to my guests. There was EVERYTHING needed to have a successful party; food, drink, music, toys, space… the whole thing. And most of all, a kinky atmosphere rivaled by few places I’ve visited.
After our party my Miss and i retired to the Boudoir and both quickly fell into a deep sleep in the comfort of the space. In the morning Kathleen had coffee available early in the Sitting Room, followed by a delicious breakfast of French Toast, fruit, and bacon.
While I likely asked for more than most would hosting a party there, Kathleen was able to accommodate and deliver beyond my expectations. Inn Thrall is a wonderful place for any Kinkster to visit and/or serve as a venue for the hosting of a phenomenal play party.”
“Your Inn now holds a very special place in my heart, right up there with my Miss’ dungeon and den. It was comfortable, kinky, well appointed, and a great environment to have a wicked party. Your hospitality and skill at catering is beyond my wildest expectations, and I truly don’t see how you can do it!”
“Dearest Kathleen, words cannot express how overjoyed and happy that you were part of our ceremony. Without a doubt, it was the best and most meaningful part of our stay.
The room itself was elegant and tasteful; we really appreciated how helpful, accepting and attentive you were, even to the point of lending us your playlist. You were exceptionally accommodating. I’d write more but I’m at the end of the paper 🙂 “
“My husband and I had an incredible night at InnThrall. The Suite is spacious, beautiful, comfortable and well-appointed. I think we were both a little nervous going in, but Kathleen helped us feel at home and completely comfortable. We’ve only explored B&D at home in a limited capacity (because noise wakes up the kid, you know) and this space was perfect for us to cut loose a little, try a couple new things and make some noise together. It was definitely an inspiring date night. We hope to come back again!”
“Dear Kathleen, I wanted to again let you know how much we enjoyed ourselves Saturday night and thank you for being so accommodating. It was a pleasure meeting you. We hope to have the opportunity to visit again soon.”
“A big, big, recommendation for anyone who wants to try an exotic and luxurious romantic B&B getaway in the Seattle environs — Inn Thrall. Just got out of the huge, secluded outdoor hot tub and had a wonderful time talking with our hostess. It’s kink-friendly & well worth every dollar if you’re looking for a place to take someone special. Or a well-equipped place to do something special. Honestly though, I may come here all by myself someday just because everything’s so beautiful and comfortable. :-)”
“It was a nice cool retreat for the hot summer….There were so many options I kept noticing something new. A long stay would be required to truly indulge in them all and would be worth the time spent in such pursuits. The hostess was warm and inviting. She provided plenty of privacy and was quick to provide any assistance if needed.”
“We loved the obvious care and dedication put into each and every detail. The mirror at waist height and handles placed just so are genius. The hostess is polite and kind. She genuinely cares that her guests have the best experience. We wouldn’t have thought to stay at InnThrall had we not won the gift card (fundraiser raffle prize), because we don’t consider ourselves very hard players. Aside from light rope roughly twice a year I’d say we’re quite vanilla. InnThrall was SO MUCH FUN for us! You don’t have to be into whips and chains to appreciate a private sexy getaway where anything you want to do is possible (even if it’s skinny dipping). I’d encourage folks of all kinks and kinky-nesses to stay here. Thank you, Kathleen!”
“We had such a sexy, fun, lovely experience. Romantic fires, delicious coffee, so many toys! With such a big-hearted Hostess”
“We recently rented Inn Thrall’s Libertine Hall and were amazed at the selection of toys and various equipment. If you want to explore and try new things, this is a great place. The room was large and inviting. She provided water, towels, and a place to shower. The hostess was friendly and gracious with her time. answering all of our questions about the various items available. —-Thanks again! I’m sure we’ll be back :)”
“I heard about Inn Thrall on social media and was immediately intrigued. My partner loves getaway stays in hotels and B&B’s, and this one spoke to many of our lifestyle and relationship interests. I wasn’t sure what to expect but the website made the place look very enticing.
I emailed Kathleen and she responded right away. She was very friendly and answered all my questions – even important ones I hadn’t thought to ask! Sometimes you just get a good vibe about someone right from the start. That’s how I immediately felt about Kathleen. I went ahead and booked the suite for a day a few months out. Although InnThrall offers a dungeon rental as well, the suite looked well appointed and I didn’t think my partner and I would need the extra space.
The location isn’t as remote as I thought. In fact, the neighborhood is quietly suburban – but when you go inside it’s like the outside world falls away. (It just goes to show that you never know what’s in your neighbor’s basement.)
The rooms are sumptuous without being cheesy. The decor gives a classy continental feel but never slides into crass indulgence. If I needed to choose a word for the suite, it would be “elegant.” It’s not snobbish or off-putting – I felt very comfortable. A positive energy permeates the building. It’s very evident that Kathleen has put a lot of thought, a lot of work, and a lot of love into InnThrall.
The suite is amazing. You get a comfy private lounge as well as a bathroom and a bedroom. The bedroom itself is large and well appointed, with elegant touches like candles and a fireplace and a luxurious bed with plenty of pillows and tasteful bedding. And the toys! A selection of safer sex supplies; a small cage; wall hardpoints; tie points on the bed (which also has a convenient latticed metal frame); a large variety of impact toys; and a whole cabinet of restraints such as cuffs and collars. All are available for use and all are included with the suite. There is also a shelf of intimate items available for sale.
The ambience of InnThrall is suitable for everything from “vanilla with sprinkles” to full on intense BDSM. My partner and I were encouraged towards some exploration, and had several intense encounters there. It’s a comfortable space to play as hard or as soft as you want.
There’s not just the suite. The location offers a private deck and a secluded hot tub. We very much enjoyed both!
Kathleen is a gracious and attentive hostess. We both felt so welcome, like old friends she was putting up for the night. She was always available if we needed anything, but was not nosy or intrusive. Kathleen consistently goes above and beyond to see to your comfort. She provided spa water when we first arrived and left a carafe of warm coffee out for us. She even had half and half available, which I think was a personal touch for us. Breakfast was amazing: strawberry french toast, both bacon and sausage, coffee, juice, and a bowl of yoghurt with fruit.
I also booked a one hour consultation for myself and my partner. Kathleen is very knowledgeable about polyamorous and/or kinky relationships. She provided a safe space to talk, and helpful insights. I left with increased confidence, and having learned more about my partner.
The whole experience was amazing! Everything from the house to the Hostess far exceeded my expectations. It was with great reluctance that we bid adieu – but actually, it was au revoir. We will definitely return. It will take many, many more visits to explore all the suite’s possibilities, and I could happily stay there for days on end. InnThrall feels like a second home, one right out of my fantasies.
We had a fantastic time and can’t wait to go back. Thank you, Kathleen ” -Sir Panda
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