Your Hosts

Innkeeper – Shelley Goulding is your hostess. She had dreamt of opening a B&B for years, and finally did it nearly a decade after moving to Seattle. Originally from Hershey, PA, Shelley and her husband Mike Fitzmaurice (who hails from Canada) have also lived in Washington, DC and Denver, CO. Her varied career in communications, meeting planning, and member services inform her current efforts to help visitors enjoy their stay in her adopted hometown. Mike is the silent partner and technical consultant. He’ll make an occasional appearance and can sometimes be engaged in geek talk. Together, Shelley and Mike like to travel – they have set foot on all seven continents, but still have miles to go!

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Innkeepers’ Helper – Pepper is our new, old dog who came to us in August of 2018 at the age of eleven. Her people, an older couple who did a wonderful job training her, had died, and we had just lost our pampered prince Philip, the Shih Tzu. Pepper is a friendly, energetic, and obedient Lhasa Apso, and she acts as if we’ve belonged to her all along. Sorry we can’t offer her as a substitute for your own pet/bedwarmer; per our “no-pets” policy, she isn’t allowed in the guest rooms. We’re sorry that we can’t host your own pets at 9 Cranes Inn.