When we entered the Quinta Mazatlan mansion, the first room was the visitor information Center. It housed a small gift shop that sold trinkets such as jewelry made by local artisans, and the usual t-shirts and post cards.

We were allowed to roam around freely on the main level and were given a leaflet to describe what we were seeing.

This plaque is on one of the walls and tells the story of the owner. Rather than me paraphrasing everything, if you stretch this photo, I believe I got a clear enough photo for you to read for yourself.

On the main floor, the rooms are as follows: Solarium, Folk Art Room, Theatre, Grand Hall, Cedar Hall, Art Gallery, and even an historic bathroom! I caught photos in most of the rooms – sadly, not the bathroom.

My feature photo is looking into the grand hall from the dining area.

The dining area is at one end of the grand hall. The table runner had gold threads and shimmered in the light
Sitting area and fireplace at far end of the grand hall
In the Cedar Hall
The Cedar Hall looks out towards the courtyard and has perfect natural light
Also in the Cedar Hall
The Folk Art room was tiny, but every inch of space was covered
Even the ceiling!

The images of the folk art room were clipped from a little video I did, thus the poor focus.

Aside from the tiled arches, my favourite features were the doors and windows.

I didn’t work to straighten this image, as the angles seem to work

The main house has 6739 square feet of living area. It didn’t seem that big, but this measurement would include the bedrooms, which we didn’t see. That said, this would have been a huge house in the era it was built.

The theatre and the art gallery were being used for a graduation photo shoot, so I just peeked in and didn’t disrupt the experience by standing there taking photos of my own.

After seeing my photos, hubs is interested in visiting Quinta Mazatlan, so I’m sure I’ll have new and different photos before winter’s end.