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frequently asked questions

Booking a Playspace

How Far in Advance do I Need to Schedule?

We do not accept same-day rentals; we require at least 48 hours in advance to book a reservation.

You are encouraged to schedule as far into the future as you desire. The earlier you set your reservation, the more choices you have for dates, times, or play space.

Please review this availability calendar. If a studio is available for your desired date and time, please complete our rental request form on the RESERVE NOW page

Is a Deposit Required to Book Reservation?


At the time if your booking, 25% of the total rental fee will hold your reservation.

The balance is due 24 hours before your rental start time.

What Forms of Payment do you Accept?

We accept major debit or credits cards.

We do not accept online payment apps, checks, or cash.

How Many People Can I Bring With Me?

Our studios work best for small, intimate play parties

The base rental rate allows for up to 5 guests.

For 6-12 guests, a $200 surcharge is added.

For 13-20 guests, an additional $200 is added. (Total of $400.)

20 guests is our recommended limit. If you have a larger event in mind, please ask us. We are well-connected with our local community and can make suggestions. Please enquire through our Rental Manager.

Features And Locations

Where are the Studios Located?

Both the Nest and Hideout are located at the Old Rainier Brewery , immediately south of downtown Seattle. We are near the light rail SoDo station, and on many King County Metro bus routes. We are about a mile from the major sports stadiums.

Specific directions will be shared with guests after your rental is booked.

What are Our Options for Restraints, Suspensions, and Hard Points?

At The Nest:

Prominently featured, we have a large, versatile, custom-built rail system for suspension. It has multiple restraint hardpoints for our slings and platforms.

There is a ~400 lb-rated hoist available.

Both the bed and the massage table have restraint straps or chains.

We have adjustable leather cuffs for wrists and ankles, as well as various heavy-duty locking handcuffs and shackles.

There are O-rings in the ceiling and on some walls.

O-rings, clips, and carabineers are provided; a climbing harness is available.

Riggers will need to provide any other equipment. Some (limited) ropes are available.

At The Hideout:

Our custom-made St. Andrew’s Cross - with many hard points for arms and legs - is prominently featured. We also have a “Lucifer’s  Chair” and another bondage chair.

We have a large, versatile, custom-built rail system for suspension. It has multiple-restraint hardpoints for our slings and platforms.

Both the bed and the massage table have restraint straps or chains.

There are adjustable leather cuffs for wrists and ankles, as well as various heavy-duty locking handcuffs and shackles.

O-rings, clips, and carabineers are provided.

Riggers will need to provide any other equipment. Some (limited) ropes are available.

I don't have a lot of BDSM Gear. What is available to use at the studios?

Your rental includes the use of our amenities, equipment, tools, and toys. These are all available for your use - without any additional charges.

We have the largest gear inventory (in a rentable space) in Washington State! You are welcome(and encouraged) to try anything in our playspaces.

We have floggers, whips, collars, gags, hoods, paddles, toys, vibrators, “pervertibles,” sensation play tools, and all related items.

We have an extensive array of dildos, including small to extraordinarily large (e.g. Square Peg) options. (We do not provide a strap-on harness; please bring your own.)

You are welcome to bring to bring your own gear.

Do I Need to Bring Towels or Sheets?

No. Linens are provided.

Bath towels, hand towels, wash clothes, and sheets are included in your rental.

However, you are more than welcome to bring anything you need for your personal use.

Is it Okay to Bring our Own Food and Drinks?

Yes, you may bring your own food and beverages.

Both studios have refrigerators to keep things chilled. (There is a microwave in the Nest.)

If you have a group, we also recommend bringing your own plates, utensils, cups, napkins, etc. We have plates and utensils for up to four guests.

Please also take any leftovers with you when you depart.

May I Take Photos/Videos While in the Space?

Absolutely! We've created the space to be fun and inviting to play in. You are welcome <encouraged!> to take all the pictures and videos you want!

Professional photographers + videographers use our studios frequently.

Photographers and video content producers, please contact the Rental Manager.

Social Media Influencers, please contact the Rental Manager.

Is Streaming Music Available?

Yes, Pandora is streaming (on a tablet) in each studio. We have many preset channels based on mood or theme.

You may also use your own device to connect your music via Bluetooth.

Are there Inline Hoses or Bidets Available?

Yes, each studio has an in-line hose attached to the toilet for your personal hygiene and douching needs.

You will need to supply your own nozzle if you wish to use the inline hose. Any standard-size douching screw-on nozzle should fit.

Also, each toilet has a bidet.

Is there a Hot Tub or Spa at the Studios?

No. There is a claw-foot bathtub at The Nest and a double shower at the Hideout.

We recommend our wonderful neighbors at The Little Red Day Spa  for their hot tub and spa services.

Safety, Privacy, and Cleanliness

What are Your Cleaning Practices?

At The Crow's Nest Escape, we prioritize cleanliness and hygiene to ensure a safe and comfortable stay for our guests.

A professional team comes in weekly for a deep clean of the entire facility.

Between each rental, our dedicated staff thoroughly cleans the gear and equipment,using anti-microbial products and UV sanitizers.

We keep a supply of cleaning products, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, gloves, and rags available for guests, if needed during your rental time.

Condoms are also supplied to cover dildos and other insertable toys.

We provide clean sheets, towels, hand towels, and washcloths for every rental.

How Private are Your Studios?

Your privacy is very important to us — because we know how important it is to you.

Upon arrival, our host will greet you at the door and walk you through the studio. After a brief orientation covering the facility and equipment and answering questions, your host will depart, leaving you to enjoy your time in complete privacy.

Rentals are booked with at least an hour between them so that there is no crossover onthe way in or out.

With cement walls in every direction, no directly attached neighbors, and a private entrance, your privacy is assured.

What are Your Safety Protocols?

We strive to create a welcoming environment where you can feel completely at ease. Your peace of mind is our priority.

We assume guests will exercise caution while safely using our tools, toys, and equipment.  Please be sure to watch the instructional  videos we send, after you make your reservation.

This is an environment where people can get hurt. Sometimes, that’s on purpose <wink>; sometimes, it’s an accident. Should the unlikely need arise, each studio has a first aid kit.

Fire play, wax play, lit candles, or burning incense are not allowed. Smoking tobacco or cannabis should be done outside—in the courtyard, alleyway, or loading dock. If needed, each studio has a fire extinguisher.

Occasionally, the power in the building goes out. Our dungeon is dark, so if the lights go out, be careful and move slowly. We have flashlights in the cabinets.

Are there Cameras in Your Studios?

No. For your privacy, no cameras are in any play space.

There is a security camera outside each studio door. These cameras can only see the entryway.

You are welcome to take photos and videos for personal use.

Rules and Policies

Is there a Minimum Age to Rent?

Yes, while we do not serve alcohol, we consider ourselves an adult playspace and choose to rent only to those 21 and over.

There is an ID check during the rental process.

The renter is responsible for verifying the age of their guests; the renter signs the rental liability waiver on behalf of themselves and their guests.

What is Not Allowed in Your Studios?

Guests who enter our studios must be 21 or over.

There be no fire play, wax play, lit candles, or burning incense.

Smoking tobacco or cannabis should be done outside.

Do not use glitter, makeup + body paint that stains, or costumes with feathers, tinsel, or other debris.

What Happens if I Break Something?

The amount you will be charged is how much it will cost to replace the broken or damaged item.

Allowances will be made if anything does not function properly or is slightly damaged before you rent the space. (This is one of the reasons we have a host introduce you to the space—just like when you rent a car.)

You will be charged the full replacement value of any items that are simply missing.

Changing and Canceling a Reservation

How Can I Change my Reservation Date or Time?

If you want to change your date or time, please first refer to the availability calendar  to check what openings we have.

You have up to 48 hours before the start time of your rental to make a change  (if that new day or time is available and is staffed).

Within the limits of openings in the schedule and staff availability, we will try to accommodate your request.

We cannot guarantee that a change can be made with short notice.

What Are Your Cancelation Policies?

Cancelation request up to 48 hours before the rental start time: You will receive a refund for the full amount paid or a credit for a future rental.

Cancelation request up to 24 hours before the rental start time: If you paid the entire rental fee, you will receive a refund minus the deposit. If you only paid the deposit, we will retain it.

Cancelation request with less than 24 hours before the rental start time: We will issue you credit for a future rental for any amount paid, minus the deposit paid.

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