Weddings | Events
Whether it be for a romantic anniversary, as a business stop-over between Portland and Seattle, or a family retreat to beautiful Lake Merwin and Mt. St. Helens, The Empress Estate is a relaxing and luxurious escape from the hustle of the city... an unexpected gem in the hills of Woodland, Washington, with visual and culinary treasures that make you feel as if you have been magically transported to some far-away European land.
Come stay... enjoy a relaxing evening in our Fireside Room. Take in the Pacific Northwest sunset by the Veranda fireside, or an afternoon stroll in the Courtyard Garden. Whatever your pleasure, you will find The Empress to be the perfect peaceful retreat and perfect location. Just minutes from the Portland and Vancouver metro area and Portland International Airport, and a short morning or afternoon drive from the Seattle/Tacoma area, The Empress Estate sits quietly nestled on the Woodland hillside, among pastoral settings, yet conveniently just one mile off I-5.
As the Innkeepers and Owners, we would be delighted to have you as our guest!
The Honeymoon Suite
This luxurious suite has a pillow-top king canopy bed of ornately carved wood and iron. The sitting area has an ambient fireplace, settee and fainting couch with beautiful antique and reproduction furnishings. The room is also adorned with six chandeliers.
Two sets of grand French doors lead to balconies with amazing third-story southern views of the forest, the entire south side of the Estate, Columbia River and town below. A large elegant private bath with granite double vanity, chandeliers, collection of antique mirrors and Courtyard Garden views.
The Versailles Suite
The elegant two-room suite, has the capacity to sleep 4 guests. Decorated in ornate French Provincial furnishings, a palatial king size pillow-top bed reminiscent of a room one might imagine has been inhabited by Marie Antionette or Cinderella. The bedroom has a "Juliet Balcony" with amazing fourth floor views of the entire Lewis River Valley and Columbia River, as well as The Hillside Lawn and Veranda. The attached private Versailles Parlor is furnished with settee and comfortable trundle bed (sets as two twins or one king bed), and includes a private bath with jetted tub and Courtyard views.
The Groom's Suite
A stately second floor suite with bedroom and adjoining parlor, decorated in lush chocolate tones, with antique maps and dark leather accents. Separated by interior French doors, the bedroom is adorned with a beautiful pillow-top queen sleigh bed, private bath and French doors lead to a balcony with third floor southern views of the forest and Lewis River Valley.
The adjoining parlor with loveseat and trundle bed sleeps as two twins or one king bed, and has a second private bath and French doors leading to a private balcony. Complete with cozy antique tufted leather chair and ottoman make for relaxing reading.
The Commodore's Suite
This cozy suite, with grand four-post king pillow-top bed, has the sunniest and most panoramic views of The Estate. The French door leads to a balcony with Southern view of the entire mansion.
Sink into the wonderful large armchair with a book of Salt Water Poems and Tales, a 1913 book addressed to "Commodore Hardy" for whom the Suite is named. With spectacular views from Southwestern-exposure windows, one would have a hard time wanting to leave this comfy retreat. Private large bath with courtyard views.
Birds Nest Suite
A cozy third-floor suite nestled in the treetops of the eastern-most corner of the Estate. This bedroom has a beautiful antique double pillow top bed and woodsy, aviary-themed furnishings, a sitting area with a wingback chair, a writing desk, and Courtyard-view private bath.
The adjoining parlor is spacious yet cozy, like a little vintage library, with comfy reading chairs, a writing desk, and a table and chairs by a Courtyard-view window; perfect for a game of chess or tea time. The Bird's Nest Parlor can sleep an additional two guests on a pillow-top trundle bed (two twins or king) and has a private Juliet Balcony with breathtaking fourth-floor views of the treetops and Lewis River Valley.