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About the Diamond Collection
The BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection is an exclusive group of professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns. Each Diamond Collection property participates in a comprehensive annual inspection program, maintains top consumer reviews on BedandBreakfast.com, and offers the amenities and services required for a top-quality guest experience.
BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection properties in California are featured in this article below:
1. The Chanric Inn
1805 Foothill Blvd. Calistoga CA 94515
Phone: 707 942 4535
Contact person: Joel Haddad / Jean-Marc Dollard
Inn details: Focused on the discerning culinary traveler, indulge in a multi-course, chef-prepared brunch and complimentary beverages throughout your stay. Also enjoy soul-soothing massage treatments in our tranquil spa. Take advantage of our popular packages that combine all the best that Napa Valley has to offer. The Chanric Inn adheres to an eco-friendly, green philosophy using organic cleaning products for everyone’s health and wellness
2. The Craftsman Inn
Foothill Boulevard, Calistoga, California 94515
Phone: 707-341-3035 1213
Contact person: Maura Wilson
Inn details: The perfect spot to savor the romance of the Napa Valley. Visit us for a wonderful gourmet breakfast, the best in Napa Valley according to our guests. If you are looking for the amenities of a chic, boutique hotel with the friendliness and knowledge of owners and innkeepers who work, live and play here and love to share what they know, then this is where you should stay. Experience the sensuality of your own private candlelit Jacuzzi bath. Slip between the decadent 600 thread count cotton sheets and dream the night away. Indulge yourself with our gourmet breakfast, fresh from the pages of Gillian’s wonderful cookbook, Inn Food.
3. The J Patrick House
2990 Burton Drive, Cambria, CA 93428
Contact person: Ann O’Connor
Inn details: Recommended by Sunset Magazine. Trip Advisor Award of Excellence. The J. Patrick House blends with its wooded setting above the village of Cambria. An authentic log home, the main house overlooks a forest of tall Monterey pines. A relaxing, romantic getaway awaits you. From the main log cabin you can stroll through the lovely garden under the passion vine-covered arbor to enter the charming Carriage House, where you will find seven beautifully decorated rooms. Private Baths and Wood Burning fireplaces. Enjoy Irish country charm and amenities. At 5:30 each day enjoy the company of guests and hosts in the cozy living room of the log cabin. Your choice of homemade hors d’oeuvres are complimented by fine wines. We serve a full breakfast in our Garden Room. Nearby attractions include Cambria’s many art galleries, antique malls, quaint shops and world renowned restaurants. Visit the local Central California vineyards, the splendor of Hearst Castle, or a breathtaking drive to Big Sur north on Highway One.
4. Tradewinds Carmel
Mission Street at Third Avenue, P.O. Box 3403
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921
Contact person: Randy Bernett
Inn details: Each of the 28 luxuriously appointed guest rooms at Tradewinds enjoys a custom-made platform bed hand-made in Bali. On it go featherbed mattresses, 100 percent Egyptian cotton linens, down pillows with Thai silk pillowcases and duvet covers made by Frette. The stunning ocean views from the beds—plus the Jacuzzi tub before it and the fireplace nearby it—are but icing. Then there’s breakfast. Tradewinds’ signature continental breakfast buffet, armed with fresh fruit and juice and starring divine French pastries from Parker Lusseau, voted Best Bakery religiously by thousands of local Monterey County Weekly readers, among other treats, can be served in the beautifully appointed Catlin room or delivered right to your suite
5.Auberge On the Vineyard
29955 River Road, Cloverdale, CA 95425
Phone: (707) 894-5956
Contact person: Roxanne Kolbe
Inn details: Explore the seductive charms of Sonoma and Mendocino wine country from the centrally located Auberge on the Vineyard. Newly remodeled, and newly renamed (formerly The Shelford House), this intimate bed and breakfast enjoys a spectacular vineyard setting. Classic Queen Anne architecture and French styled decor are the defining characteristics of our accommodations. Some of our 7 distinctively decorated guest rooms feature jetted tubs for two, private decks, fireplaces, and all the modern amenities that refined travelers look for in luxury travel. Located in the charming and unpretentious town of Cloverdale, which has just been voted the "#2 Coolest Small Town in America" by Fodor’s Budget Travel, we are only 90 miles north of San Francisco. Boasting a climate so consistent that you could almost set your clock by it, our visitors are nearly as happy with our weather as our sundrenched grapevines are!
6. Old Crocker Inn
1126 Old Crocker Inn Rd, Cloverdale, CA 95425
Contact person: Tony Babb
Inn details: Stunning Vineyard Views – Featured in Budget Travel. This hilltop historic inn with swimming pool, overlooks the vineyards of Alexander Valley and a meandering stretch of the Russian River. Luxurious rooms on five peaceful acres – all rooms have private entrances, private baths, feather beds, fireplaces, air conditioning, TV/DVD/VCR/WIFI, lounging chairs on the decks and patios. Close to biking, hiking, canoeing, and ballooning. The region is un-surpassed for wine tasting and excellent restaurants. The inn has a AAA Diamond rating and a Certificate of Excellence with TripAdvisor; and is child and pet friendly in the cottage rooms. Charles Crocker was one of the famed "Big Four" founders of the Central Pacific Transcontinental Railroad in the 1860s. Crocker purchased about 600 acres of an old Spanish land grant in 1873 as a hunting retreat that he often visited with his cronies. The current lodge was built in 1907 with redwood framing and siding as a family style retreat. It has been updated but retains its original rustic charm.
7. Blue Lantern Inn
34343 Street of the Blue Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
Contact person: Sharon J. Rooney
Inn details: While it is exciting and rewarding to renovate an historic structure and repurpose it for modern use, being able to design an inn from the ground up, specifically with guests’ enjoyment in mind, presents a wonderful opportunity. Such was the case with Blue Lantern Inn, built in 1990. Four Sisters Inns President Shelley Post was involved with the design and construction of Blue Lantern Inn at every phase, and her careful attention to detail shows. This property has always been part of the Four Sisters Inns collection, and it has been a favorite with visitors to the area from the very start. The inn has timeless Nantucket styling and ambience – appropriate for a building overlooking Dana Point Harbor, named for Massachusetts native, seaman and author Richard Henry Dana, Jr. Guests enjoy glorious views from nearly every room, an on-site spa, fitness room and relaxing sitting areas, plus conference facilities ideal for small meetings. With its seaside warmth and the amenities of a boutique hotel, Blue Lantern Inn provides the ultimate getaway.
8. The Inn at Fawnskin
880 Canyon Road, Fawnskin, CA 92333
Contact person: Nancy Walker and Bill Hazewinkel
Inn details: On the quiet North Shore of Big Bear Lake, this full log Bed & Breakfast Inn offers beautifully appointed rooms and gracious hospitality. Enjoy beautiful lake views from your room on 8/10 of an acre with over 100 pine trees. The warmth of the Inn is immediately noticeable upon your arrival, and continues as Nancy and Bill make sure you have a relaxing stay. Gourmet breakfast is served each morning in the beautiful dining room. Select a movie from our DVD library to take to your room. Fresh flowers, spa robes, quilts and down comforters are just some of the amenities you will enjoy.
9. The Farmhouse Inn
7871 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436
Contact person: Joe Bartolomei
Inn details: Escape to one of America’s Top 30 Inns (Travel & Leisure) and dine at one of Sonoma County’s finest restaurants (Gourmet Magazine & Wine Spectator). Nestled in the very heart of Sonoma County’s Russian River wine growing region, the Farmhouse Inn features 18 rooms luxuriously appointed with such amenities as wood burning or gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, steam showers or saunas. Whether you spend the day exploring the wine country, enjoying a good book with a glass of wine by the fire, or relaxing by the heated pool, save time to let our massage therapists pamper you in our spa … read morefacility. End the day with a fabulous dinner at our Michelin starred restaurant- then just a short walk back to your cozy room.
10. Gaige House, a Four Sisters Inn
13540 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Contact person: Sharon J. Rooney
Inn details: Tucked into the Sonoma Valley hamlet of Glen Ellen, the Gaige House feels like a secret hideaway. Of course, it’s not really a secret; the Gaige House is regularly recommended in Michelin and other guides, and has been listed repeatedly in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List of the top hotels in the world. An elegant blend of vintage and contemporary, the inn features 23 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms with a modern, Asian flair. The verdant, secluded setting along Calbaza Creek includes an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, and is accented with delightful surprises in hidden spots: a hammock … read moreshaded with ancient oaks, a miniature pagoda in a rock garden, a gurgling fountain. After a day of visiting nearby wineries, boutiques and art galleries, return to the Gaige House to indulge in luxurious spa services provided either in-room, or outdoors in a peaceful and private cabana. All guests enjoy a complimentary, full breakfast every morning, and an evening wine and cheese reception. An excellent choice for a honeymoon or romantic Wine Country escape, the Gaige House is also ideal for small meetings and special events.
11. Applewood Inn
13555 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446
Contact person: Carlos Pippa & Sylvia Ranyak
Inn details: Applewood: An Enclave for Romance at the Heart of the Russian River Valley. This Boutique Wine Country Inn, with its 19 rooms and suites, a fine food restaurant, and a spa, is located 1 hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the heart of the Russian River Valley Pinot Noir growing region. Sheltered by towering redwoods and surrounded by fruit orchards and gardens, this romantic getaway offers adults a secluded and peaceful refuge to relax, rejuvenate and re-connect. The Restaurant at Applewood has been awarded a Michelin star for 2011 & 2012. It is known for its Wine Country … read moreCuisine inspired by the lush bounty of the Russian River Valley and accented with Mediterranean influences. Built in the style of a French country barn, the restaurant’s menu is seasonal and locally sourced. Its wine program is Russian River-centric. The Spa at Applewood offers relaxed pampering in a tranquil setting. Whether it’s a day visit or an appointment during your stay, the spa is a key ingredient for a perfect get away. The Gardens at Applewood grow organic fruits, herbs, and vegetables and together with its apiary and chicken coop, reflect Applewood’s commitment to sustainability. The green apple in Applewood’s logo is a symbol of the eco-consciousness apparent throughout the property. The use of solar energy for producing electricity and heating the pool, an in-house, aerated, composting system and many other green practices provide a canvas for the conservation of Applewood’s beauty. Applewood is a sanctuary for tranquility and intimacy as well as a portal to world-class wineries, the mystical Russian River, the rugged and dramatic Northern California coastline, and the millenarian Armstrong Redwood Forest.
12. Mill Rose Inn
615 Mill Street, Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019-1726
Phone: – 650-726-8750
Contact person: Terry Baldwin
Inn details: An intimate country retreat hidden away from the road, yet within walking distance to the ocean, and the historic old town district of Half Moon Bay, renowned for its boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. All the conveniences of a world class hotel and the charm and gracious services of a small country inn are beautifully combined here.
13. Old Thyme Inn Bed and Breakfast
779 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California 94019-1924
Contact person: Rick & Kathy Ellis
Inn details: You’ll feel the stress begin to unwind as soon as you arrive at the door of our Half Moon Bay bed and breakfast. Old Thyme Inn is here to help you rediscover the pleasures of romance, play, and relaxation. Once inside, you will discover an ideal blending of the past and present, with furnishings that are comfortable and casual, featuring innkeeper Kathy’s original "plein air" oil paintings. Late afternoon is time for complimentary California wines and cheeses in the parlor or garden. Rick or Kathy can help you select and make reservations for one of our many excellent local restaurants. When the day is done, climb into bed and surround yourself with comfort and luxury — all-cotton sheets on a feather bed with down comforter and pillows — for a rejuvenating and soothing sleep. In the morning, awaken to a delicious full breakfast: organic free-range eggs and local produce, fresh fruit, specialty-grade coffee, and bread and breakfast cakes baked right at our B&B. Now that you’re awake and fully fortified, it’s time to sample the manifold pleasures of Half Moon Bay. Go have some fun!!
14. Grape Leaf Inn
539 Johnson Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Contact person: Kristen Stephens
Inn details: Located only 3 blocks from Healdsburg’s town square/plaza & restaurants, this 12 Bedroom bed & breakfast, with its 3 Alexander Valley Cottages, enjoys a 3-4 course country breakfast every morning. After gallivanting in the wine country, return to the inn for a private tasting in our cleverly disguised "speakeasy" hosting hard-to-find, boutique wineries. Check out the Grape Leaf Inn and even make reservations at, .grapeleafinn. See you soon
15. Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza, A Four Sisters Inn
112 Mathson Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448 95446
Contact person: Sharon J. Rooney
Inn details: The town of Healdsburg was laid out in 1857, and within a couple decades, the town’s Plaza had become the hub of village life. By 1900, new structures ringed the Plaza, including one known as the Kruse Building, which housed Wells Fargo & Company’s offices and express coach stop, Healdsburg Shoe House, Langhart’s photography studio and a dental office. As the town grew and prospered, various businesses occupied spaces in the Kruse Building. Some 82 years after it was built, local resident Jenny Genkins purchased the edifice and turned it into a bed-and-breakfast inn, which operated until 2004.
Spurred by the need for seismic retrofitting, the building underwent a major renovation in 2004. Though it now offers the comforts of a modern structure, many original features remain, including exposed interior brick walls (the work of 19th Century Italian stone masons), and the beautiful, original staircase. Soon after the renovation was completed in 2005, Four Sisters Inns began operating the Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza in the historic Kruse Building…still the best address in town.
16. Jamul Haven
13518 Jamul Drive, Jamul, CA 91935
Phone: (619) 669-3100
Contact person: William and Marianne Roetzheim
Inn details: Jamul Haven is a private, exclusive resort offering five-star hotel amenities and service without the crowds in this 1890 Victorian mansion. This gated six acre compound appeals to the discriminating taste of celebrities, corporate senior executives, world-class travelers, and couples celebrating a special occasion or just looking to get away for a truly unique experience. The compound offers features including a health spa, game room, gym, disco, pool, waterfalls, jacuzzis, and much more.
17. The Bed & Breakfast Inn At La Jolla
7753 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037
Contact person: Margaret Fox
Inn details: This beach boutique B&B,the jewel of San Diego, is located in the heart of La Jolla by the Sea and only minutes from it all! Relax in the lush garden, or browse in our library with a refreshing cup of tea. Experience the romance and tranquility of cool sea breezes; warm, sun-kissed beaches, and glorious sunsets. Picnic on the cliffs while the locals seals clown about for your amusement, or enjoy a smooth cafe latte at one of the many outdoor cafes. Dine at restaurants renown for their fine cuisine. Designer and antique shops abound. Fine art galleries and the Museum of Contemporary Art … read moreare only steps away. Deluxe rooms – some with fireplaces and ocean views, fresh fruits, flowers, fine sherry and terry robes await you. Come to the Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla, where business becomes pleasure and romance creates memories.
18. Casa Laguna Inn & Spa
2510 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Contact person: Francois Leclair, Kathryn Mace
Inn details: Casa Laguna’s 1920s mission-style architecture & lush terraced gardens represent a time when Laguna Beach was known as both an artist colony & a hideaway for famous film stars. Expansive views of the blue Pacific are framed by red tile roofs & towering palms. Guests relax on one of our many secluded patios, or lounge on our sunny pool deck. You can take a dip in our heated pool, or picnic at picturesque Victoria Beach, just a ten minute walk from the inn. For the ultimate in relaxation, schedule a hot stone or couples massage, or toast the sunset with champagne in our by-… read morereservation-only, gazebo soak tub. Dream of our award-winning gourmet breakfast as you slumber in an antique bed with a cloudlike pillow-top cover & luxurious eco-friendly linens. Casa Laguna chefs have won Silver and Gold Medals at Select Registry’s Inn-Credible Breakfast Cook-off, & our inn has become a “foodie” destination. Choose from a breakfast menu of more than a half dozen entrees every day, then return to the Mission House in the evening to enjoy a glass of wine & a selection of gourmet appetizers created in-house for our guests. Our famous Bell Tower is the perfect place to toast a magnificent Catalina sunset in celebration of a marriage or anniversary; or even propose. We work hard to maintain a relaxing, romantic ambiance. Room occupancy is limited to one or two guests only, & our inn is not considered appropriate for children or infants. Events or gatherings are not permitted. We are always happy to recommend more appropriate resort-style accommodations for families or groups. No smoking is allowed anywhere on the property. We welcome well behaved, clean and healthy dogs, with certain restrictions. Our inn is just 1.5 miles from downtown Laguna Beach, with its many shops, art galleries, and summer festivals. Convenient public transportation is available year-round. We are within walking distance of two superb restaurants; as well as beautiful beaches & tidal pools.
19. Glendeven Inn Mendocino
8205 North Highway One, Little River, CA 95456-9502
Contact person: John Dixon
Inn details: Vogue Magazine, Travel+Leisure, and New York Magazine’s pick for Mendocino lodging. Glendeven is a luxury, eight-acre, ocean-view farmstead overlooking ocean-view meadows and lush forests. Its four buildings are developed around a mint condition 1867 New England-style farmhouse where a typical room is a suite with wood-burning fireplace, ocean views, a view balcony, queen or king bed and a private bath. All rooms have featherbeds, well-lit reading areas, music players, hairdryers, luxury robes, and free WiFi. A full three-course hot breakfast is served in-room each morning, complimentary wine and hors d’eouvres are available in Glendeven’s own Wine Bar[n] which is Mendocino’s only wine purveyor serving and selling only local Anderson Valley wines by the glass and bottle. Glendeven is known for its fine antiques blended with contemporary art, a lounge-like ocean-view sitting room with games and a brick hearthed fireplace. Stunning botanical gardens, grazing llamas, and 50 laying hens contribute to Glendeven’s feeling of a luxury ocean view farmstead. Enjoy this wonderful place to stay on California’s spectacular Mendocino coast.
20. Brewery Gulch Inn
9401 North Highway One, Mendocino, California 95460
Phone: (707) 937-4752:
Contact person: Jo Ann Stickle
Inn details: * Distinctive Craftsman-style * Beautiful ocean views from 10 rooms * 8 rooms feature private decks * 5 rooms feature 2-person soaking or jacuzzi tubs * Down comforters, Sferra linens, Asprey bath products * In-room fireplaces, flat-panel tvs with DVD players, WiFi * Extensive 600 DVD collection * Included full, cooked-to-order breakfast * Included gourmet buffet dinner with local wines/beers.
21. Sea Rock Bed and Breakfast Inn
11101 Lansing St, Mendocino, CA 95460
Contact person: Andy & Susie Plocher
Inn details: Enjoy a peaceful setting where all suites and cottages feature awe-inspiring views of the Mendocino Coast. Elegant coastal contemporary decor, Scandia down featherbeds and comforters, fireplaces, decks with views, cable TV/DVD’s, wireless internet access, phones, soaking tubs, breakfast and many other plush amenities help make the Sea Rock Inn a memorable destination. Grab a chair, an ocean side bench or have a picnic on our ocean view lawn and watch the sun setting over the rugged coastline.
22. Stanford Inn By the Sea Eco Resort
Coast Highway and Comptche Ukiah Road • Post Office Box 487 • Mendocino, CA 95460
Contact person: Joan and Jeff Stanford
Inn details: In Oprah Magazine, June 2010, Stanford Inn Eco-Resort on the Mendocino Coast, enjoys beautiful OCEAN VIEWS from all points of the 10 acre property – including all guest rooms. Guest rooms are furnished with antiques and four poster beds with designer comforters. Work from local artists, plants, woodburning fireplaces, books, and plush towels enhance the experience this special coastal retreat. Combining the best of both hotels and European pensions, telephones, television, VCR’s, and compact stereos are provided. Guest rooms have sofas for cozy evenings in front of the fire. Mendocino County wines are provided daily as is the Stanford’s special blend of locally roasted gourmet organic coffee for each room’s drip maker. Breakfast is served in the inn’s dining room featuring organic foods prepared to order. For guests who do not spend all their time nestled in front of their fireplace, there are "Gary Fisher" and other fine mountain bikes for exploring the country roads and Mendocino’s headlands and redwood canoes for trips along the scenic Big River Estuary.
23. Old Monterey Inn
500 Martin Street, Monterey, CA, 93940
Contact person: Lawrence and Katy Havlick
Inn details: The Old Monterey Inn is an award-winning, half-timbered Tudor-style residence built in 1929 by the towns’ first mayor. Converted to a Monterey Bed and Breakfast over 30 years ago, our landmark property rests on 1 acre of lush gardens. Our charming inn is decorated with stained glass windows and skylights, period furniture, and family antiques. Guests at our romantic B&B can delight in cozy European goose-down comforters, featherbeds and fireplaces. Come experience our Romantic & Luxurious Monterey Bed and Breakfast.
24. The Jabberwock Inn
598 Laine Street, Monterey, CA 93940-1312
Contact person: John Hickey & Dawn Perez
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Inn details: WELCOME TO JABBERWOCK INN in Monterey, California. Set in a half-acre of gardens, this Craftsman-style bed and breakfast inn provides a fabulous view of Monterey Bay with its famous barking seals. When you’re ready to settle in for the evening, you’ll find huge Victorian beds complete with lace-edged sheets and goose-down comforters. Three rooms include Jacuzzi tubs for two. In the late afternoon, wine, hors d’oeuvres and aperitifs are served on an enclosed sun porch. After dinner, guests are tucked into bed with homemade cookies and milk. The Jabberwock B&B Inn is only five short blocks above Cannery Row (made famous by author John Steinbeck). Visit Cannery Row, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf and Point Lobos / Big Sur from our Monterey, CA B&B accommodation! The Monterey / Pacific Grove recreation trail, just four blocks down the hill, offers an extraordinary walking, jogging, and biking path. Perhaps you will want to go to Fisherman’s Wharf or the Historic Adobes. In any case, as you meander, enjoy the beautiful Monterey Bay and historic Monterey, California.
25. Seal Cove Inn
221 Cypress Avenue Moss Beach, CA 94038
Contact person: Kelly and John Dayan
Inn details: Just 23 miles south of San Francisco, this serene hideaway is spectacularly set amongst a meadow of wildflowers and bordered by towering cypress and eucalyptus trees. The inn looks out to acres of county park and the ocean beyond: an oasis where you can enjoy secluded beaches, watch frolicking seals, and follow the tree-lined path tracing the windswept Half Moon Bay ocean bluffs. In addition to our ten comfortably appointed guest rooms, each with a fireplace and private balcony or terrace, the inn also features an executive boardroom for small meetings of up to 14 people.
To complete your experience, the culinary expertise of our talented Chef will shine each morning and delight each afternoon during our guest receptions. We look forward to sharing the abundance of local ingredients that we’ve discovered in our surrounding area. Seal Cove Inn blends the modern luxuries and sophisticated services of a boutique hotel with the traditional amenities and architecture of a Bed & Breakfast.
26. Captain’s Inn at Moss Landing
8122 Moss Landing Rd., Moss Landing, CA 95039
Contact person: Melanie Gideon, Captain Yohn
Inn details: Enjoy and relax adjacent to a river that is headed out to sea through the sand dunes. Wonderful waterfront views and wildlife watching including birds and seals. Historic Pacific Coast Steamship Company building plus a newly built boathouse by the shore. Private baths, soaking tubs, and romance showers. Coastal, nautical décor. Queen/King pillow top beds with quilts or comforters and feather pillows. Robes provided. Home cooked breakfast every morning. Walk to ocean beaches, harbor, antique shopping, wetlands, music at local venues, art studios, and dining. Central Monterey Bay close to Santa Cruz and Monterey/Carmel. A unique feature of this fine inn is the boathouse beds. Each room has a bit of nautical whimsy with each bed set having been created from an actual boat. You may sail away to a calm weekend on a racing boat with a sail canopy, enjoy tranquil days upon a wooden fishing vessel complete with wheelhouse, or peacefully drift with a canoe along the river. There is a library and guidebooks to the area. There is an outdoor smoking area. Business traveler services such as fax and voicemail. Massage available on site.
27. Arbor Guest House
1436 G Street, Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 252-8144
Contact person: Dan and Candy Cocilova
Inn details: The Arbor Guest house is now under new ownership and has undergone a complete renovation. The 1906 colonial home has been updated with modern amenities while still keeping the charm of its original era. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood minutes from historic downtown Napa, fine wineries and restaurants make this an ideal getaway destination. The Arbor Guest House has many of the amenities of a full service luxury Inn, while maintaining an affordable and relaxing experience. We provide a comfortable destination for all travelers to the Napa Valley and offer personalized concierge services including, wine tours, restaurant reservations, balloon rides, bicycle tours along with private tastings at some of the finest wineries. The guest rooms have been updated to include new luxurious bedding, furnishings, flat screen TV’s, updated media players and WI-FI access. A gourmet breakfast is served each morning in the sun filled breakfast room. Our surrounding landscaping has also undergone a full renovation and includes a wrap around deck, a gazebo and a bocce ball court. The lush gardens have been refreshed for you to enjoy every aspect our property has to offer. Whether you sip wine in the gazebo or play a quite game of bocce ball on a summer afternoon, this is what the wine county is all about.
28. Blackbird Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
1755 First Street, Napa, CA 94559
Contact person: Sharon J. Rooney
Inn details: Situated in historic downtown Napa, Blackbird Inn offers the intimacy of a vintage hideaway, yet is an easy walk to the town’s many stylish shops and restaurants. With its spacious front porch, huge stone fireplace and liberal use of fine woods, Blackbird Inn is an excellent example of early 20th century Craftsman architecture. Individually crafted furnishings and subdued colors create a warm, welcoming atmosphere throughout the meticulously renovated building. Each of the inn’s eight guestrooms has a private bath, and many feature fireplaces, private decks and spa tubs. Our friendly staff … read morewill help you select the perfect room, and assist you with planning a memorable stay. Blackbird Inn is just a short drive many outstanding local wineries, restaurants and is within walking distance to the up and coming Napa Riverfront area. Spend your day discovering scenic country roads or pampering yourself with a spa treatment. When you return to the inn, relax with a glass of wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres as you plan the next day’s adventures.
29. Churchill Manor
485 Brown Street Napa, California 94559
Phone: (707) 253-7733
Contact person: Joanna Guidotti and Brian Jensen
Inn details: Our exquisite Napa valley bed and breakfast mansion offers the exclusivity of 10 guest rooms and 3,000 square feet of shared spaces. Sit and relax your cares away in the expansive front parlor, piano parlor, historic dining room, television parlor and solarium of our Napa B&B. A massive wrap-around veranda allows numerous vantage points from which to contemplate the beautiful grounds of our Napa Valley inn. The luxurious rooms at our Napa bed and breakfast are lovingly appointed with comfy beds and linens, fireplaces, and private bathrooms. Delight in a wondrous gourmet breakfast each morning and wind down with our wine and appetizer reception every evening. Don’t forget to enjoy our complimentary winery passes, bicycles, Wi-Fi & croquet court. The exceptional and experienced staff at our bed and breakfast in Napa is delighted to assist you in planning winery excursions and making dinner reservations both before and during your stay. Come Escape to the magic of Churchill Manor!
30. Hennessey House B&B
1727 Main Street, Napa, California 94559
Phone: (707) 226-3774
Contact person: Kevin and Lorri Walsh
Inn details: Relax in a great Napa B&B! Hennessey House is located on a residential portion of Napa’s Main Street. It is just a short walk to restaurants, shops, historic buildings, the Wine Train, and COPIA-The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts. World class wineries and vineyards are just minutes away. The house, built in 1889, is a listed historic landmark. The inn has ten guest rooms all with private bathrooms. Some rooms have special amenities such as 2-person whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, private patios and featherbeds. Sip wine and share conversation by the garden fountain or in the … read moreparlor. Warm your body and soul in the sauna – available to guests 24 hours a day. Indulge in a gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea or evening wine and cheese. Let our friendly, knowledgeable hosts pamper you by making suggestions and reservations for your daily activities.
31. McClelland Priest B&B Inn
569 Randolph Street, Napa, CA 94559
Contact person: Celeste Carducci
Inn details: Welcome to the historic McClelland-Priest Bed and Breakfast Inn, located minutes walking distance to five star restaurants, shops, wine tastings, the newly renovated Uptown Theatre and Napa Valley’s Opera House. Guests of our Inn will enjoy Celeste’s Wine Tasting Tour Itineraries that will save you substantially in wine tasting fees and purchase discounts. Her network and connections over the past 20+ years will make you feel like part of the Napa Valley family. Retreating to your large, elegantly decorated bedroom suite you will experience comfort in a truly classic ambiance attributed to a famed composer, writer or artist. Fireplaces, jacuzzi tubs and private baths add to your pleasurable stay. Once settling in, enjoy a stroll into downtown Napa, 2 blocks from the B&B you will experience Napa’s new Riverfront that is host to the famed Morimoto, Fish Story, Celadon, and Angele Restaurants, plus exquisite shops. Walking north east and over the First St. bridge you will arrive at the Oxbow District. The Marketplace boasts with shops, cheese merchants and great restaurants. Across the street enjoy a complimentary wine tasting at Uncorked at Oxbow, owned by Celeste and her husband Bruce. Renovated in 2009,this circa late 1800′s home showcases their award winning Ahnfeldt and Carducci Wines. Guests of the B&B also receive a complimentary bottle of wine when they visit Uncorked at Oxbow. Upon retiring from a grand meal and walk, enjoy the quiet ambiance of the Inn which truly recreates the Victorian era. Enjoy a glass of wine, read a book or just sink into time. A full two course breakfast is served in the elegant dining room with coffee service earlier in the parlor. Celeste offers tasty, menu creations with your health in mind. Her innkeepers if on duty, add their flare in the kitchen and also help in planning your Napa Valley experience.
32. Napa Old World Inn
1301 Jefferson Street, Napa, CA 94559
Contact person: Russ Herschelmann & Sharon Fry
Inn details: . . . . WINNER: BedandBreakfast . com’s "TOP 10 OVERALL: U.S." for 2009-2010, and "BEST OF THE WEST" award for 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 ! . . . WINNER: TOP 5 HOTELS IN WINE COUNTRY (sfgate) for 2009-2010 "We felt like we were staying with friends . . ." Featured in "Best Places to Stay", "Best Places to Kiss", on TV’s Trading Spaces, and in OPRAH magazine! Close to San Francisco, Oakland & Sacramento airports. PLEASE CALL 707-257-0112 for information and reservations! .
33. The Inn on First
1938 1st StreetNapa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 253-1331
Contact person: Jim Gunther and Jamie Cherry
Inn details: We are setting the new standard for the American Bed and Breakfast Inn. We cater to the new generation of B&B guests who want something more than doilies, egg bakes, and cheap sherry. With no televisions in the rooms, we choose to be counter-cultural and encourage our guests to disconnect from the world in order to reconnect to each other. This is not an inn for traditional B&B people. We are attracting the next generation who want great food for breakfast, well beyond the traditional omelets, frittatas, and egg bakes of old. This is where you get to experience a chef’s creative … read moreinnovation each morning, one of his 110 recipes for breakfast, such as Corndog Omelets, Tomato and Egg Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons, or S’mores French Toast with house made Marshmallows. And, YES, WiFi is available for those who feel they must stay connected to the outside world, but our hope is that you will learn to leave all that aside to enjoy great Napa hospitality here at the inn and at the wineries. We are in the heart of downtown historic Napa with access to 400 plus wineries in the valley, and Sonoma is just a 15-minute drive away.
34. Emma Nevada House
528 East Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Contact person: Andrew and Susan Howard
Inn details: Upon entering the doors of this historic and elegantly restored Bed and Breakfast, guests are immediately immersed in a world of casual elegance and relaxed refinement. Classic detailing is complemented by contemporary style and comfort. Beautiful gardens and the passing stream invite guests to linger and unwind in this graceful resort in the California Gold Country. Your hosts, Susan and Andrew Howard invite you to come in and enjoy their personal hospitality at the Emma Nevada House.
35. Inn at Occidental of Sonoma Wine Country
13555 Highway 116, Guerneville, CA 95446
Contact person: Gerald & Tina Wolsborn
Inn details: Secluded beneath towering redwoods in the charming hamlet of Occidental, the Inn at Occidental is centrally located to the spectacular vineyards and orchards of Sonoma wine country, the stunning beaches and cliffs of the Sonoma Coast, and the meandering Russian River. The perfect location, just one hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge in West Sonoma wine country. Relaxed and personal, it lies closer to the sea (and farther from the traffic) than neighboring Napa. It’s the wine country with meandering roads and gently sloping hills-where nationally known vineyards and family-run operations exist side by side. The Inn at Occidental offers formal and informal meeting space and accommodations for weddings, corporate retreats or family gathering. Garden Courtyard surrounded by roses offers a picturesque site for weddings up to 110. Inn amenties include: Fireplaces, spa tubs, phones, wireless internet, business services, concierge, conference and wedding facilities. Spa center nearby.
36. Gosby House Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
643 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Contact person: Sharon J. Rooney
Inn details: Delightfully situated in the center of Pacific Grove, the Gosby House Inn has been welcoming guests for over 100 years. This cheerful yellow and white Victorian mansion, with its carefully tended gardens and central patio, sets the standard for gracious innkeeping. The Gosby House Inn has 22 individually decorated guest rooms, each more charming than the one before. Many have sitting areas with fireplaces, a private patio entrance or window seat. The Carriage House has two deluxe rooms with a spa tub for two, fireplace and balcony. Many of the recipes in the Four Sisters Inns Cookbook were tested and perfected in the kitchen at the Gosby House Inn. The aroma of baking bread spreads throughout the inn each morning in anticipation of the lavish breakfast to come. Afternoon tea, accompanied by wine and sherry, welcomes you back from a day of exploring. Restaurants, shops and a scenic shoreline-walking route are just a few steps from the Gosby House Inn, the choice for romance on the Monterey Peninsula.
37. Green Gables Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
301 Ocean View Blvd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Contact person: Sharon J. Rooney
Inn details: With its spectacular setting at water’s edge, the Green Gables Inn is perhaps the most beautiful and famous inn located in California. If you have the chance to visit this historic gem with its panoramic views of the Monterey Bay, it will be an experience you will never forget. Every detail in this exquisite Queen Anne Victorian, built in 1888, has been meticulously restored for your enjoyment. The Chapel Room is filled with lustrous mahogany, while the Gable Room has a ladder to a cozy attic room in the very gable itself. The Lacy Suite has a magnificent canopy bed. The friendly staff of the Green Gables Inn provides professional service with a great big smile. Each morning they prepare a bountiful breakfast, served in the dining room overlooking the rocky coastline. Afternoon tea is enjoyed in front of the fire in the parlor. Tickets to the Aquarium, bicycles for a ride into Pebble Beach and a variety of books and games are all available at the inn. Make your reservation well in advance for a very special getaway.
38. Martine Inn
255 Ocean View Boulevard, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Contact person: Don Martine
Inn details: Just steps from the sparkling blue waters of Monterey Bay, only a couple of blocks from bustling Cannery Row lies a 24 room villa that Bon Appetit considers “one of the best B&B’s in historic homes” and Conde Nast Traveler call a “spectacular place for a romantic getaway”. Welcome to the Martine Inn, built in 1890 as a lavish private residence. Today it’s a meticulously renovated resort where every fixture and furnishing is an authentic Victorian-era antique and each room, many with fireplaces, claw foot tub, and/or views of the waves crashing against the rocks has it’s own unique décor. Morning brings breakfast on silver, crystal and lace, while evening presents wine and hot hors d’oeuvres, antipasto and fruit. Wi-Fi is available throughout and a computer with high-speed connection is in the library. Bathrobes, fresh roses, phone, clock radio, hair dryer and refrigerator adorn each room. All this immediately adjacent to 17 miles of coastal hiking and biking trails and only 3 blocks to the spectacular Monterey Bay Aquarium.
39. POSH Palm Springs
530 E. Mel Ave., Palm Springs, CA 92262
Contact person: Jeff Arrieta, Suzy Antal
Inn details: POSH Palm Springs Inn is truly an architectural Art Deco gem with its definitive style and luxurious modern touches. The only All Inclusive Luxury Inn in the desert, POSH Palm Springs Inn is located in the Uptown Art District of Palm Springs in the historic "El Mirador" area, past playgound and home to many Hollywood stars of a bygone era. This prestigious ten room, Luxury boutique Inn is within walking distance to vibrant downtown Palm Springs renowned for its sumptous dining, shopping and cultural activities. Two POSH Suites, one with two queen beds, and one with a Cal. King bed. Six Deluxe Rooms with either Queen beds or Cal. Kings based on availability at the time of booking. Sorry, Adults only and no pets!
40. Palm Springs Rendezvous
1420 North Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA, 92262
Contact person: Marty, Barb, & Jake Cohen
Inn details: Where the romance of the 50’s comes alive! With brilliant colors and great themes this fabulous bed and breakfast is an experience, not just another place to stay. From our scrumptious breakfasts, luscious massages, heated pool, and gorgeous courtyard, to our complimentary cocktail hour we pamper you all along the way. All rooms feature King beds, Flat Screen TVs, DVD & CD players, Mini-fridge, Microwave, and 8 of our rooms have 2 person whirlpool tubs. For a romantic trip to the desert there is no other choice!
41. High Ridge Manor Bed & Breakfast
5458 High Ridge Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone: (805) 226-2002
Contact person: Cindy and Jim Roberts
Inn details: Voted one of the Top 14 "Most Romanic B&B/Inns in the United States by Travelor’s Choice Award! A beautiful Bed & Breakfast featuring the "Best Views in Paso Robles!" Please enjoy our hospitality while you explore the best that the Central Coast Wine Country has to offer. Paso Robles is known for its amazing wines, unique shopping and sweeping country views. You won’t be disappointed! Known for gourmet breakfast and afternoon hors de’ ouvres!
42. Eden Vale Inn Bed and Breakfast
1780 Springvale Road, Placerville, CA 95667
Contact person: Gayle-Erbe Hamlin and Mark Hamlin
Inn details: Named one of "America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns for 2012" by iLoveInns and featured in Sunset Magazine April 2013. This Luxury B&B offers seven exclusive and uniquely decorated rooms. A superb Sierra Foothills setting with a swimming pond and extensive gardens. A delicious full gourmet breakfast is served each morning. Many local attractions and activities are available in the area: Fine Dining and Shopping in Old Town Placerville and Folsom, CA. We are in the heart of the Sierra Foothills Wine Country with over 100 Wineries to choose from within an hour’s drive. The California Gold Discovery State Park is only minutes away. The area also offers hiking, bicycling, skiing and white water rafting on the American River.
43. The Inn and Spa at Parkside featuring Spa Bloom
2116 6th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95818
Contact person: April Meyers
Inn details: Overlooking Sacramento’s Southside Park, the Inn at Parkside is an urban oasis of relaxation and renewal. Conveniently located in downtown Sacramento, the Inn and Spa at Parkside is ideal for corporate and leisure travelers. Built in 1936, the unique rooms of the Inn and Spa at Parkside are filled with the charm and history of times gone by, with a touch of Asian inspiration to reflect back to the original owners of the Historic Fong Mansion. The Extravagant Spa Rooms in our newer Parkside House have a contemporary Zen flair with the luxuries of in wall fireplaces, deep jetted Jacuzzi tubs marble showers and balconies. The outdoor courtyard of our Sacramento B&B is a great place to escape from it all, read a book or just relax. Enjoy your included gourmet breakfast in the comfort of your bed or in the charming main dining room. Enjoy the company of other guests at our nightly social hour in the main living room. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul at our spa. Indulge in massages, facials, and body treatments that transform your skin and spirit, professionally delivered by our exceptional staff of Certified Massage Therapists and Estheticians. Couples packages are available to create that perfect romantic getaway. Relax and indulge in an affordable escape at the Inn and Spa at Parkside.
44. Ambrose Bierce House
1515 Main Street, St. Helena, CA, 94574
Contact person: John & Lisa Runnells
Inn details: Welcome to our Napa Valley bed and breakfast! We invite you to experience the romantic charm and "warm and enthusiastic hospitality" of our 1872 Victorian bed and breakfast inn. Ambrose Bierce House is in a perfect location… right in the center of the finest wineries of Napa Valley in downtown St. Helena. You can walk to fine and casual dining, historic Beringer Vineyards… and unique shopping in beautiful and quaint downtown St. Helena. We are the perfect choice if you are trying to decide between a St. Helena bed and breakfast and a St Helena Hotel because we offer the amenities of both. Of all the bed and breakfast’s in Napa, Ambrose Bierce House is one of the few to offer first class amenities like in room Jacuzzi tubs, romantic fireplaces, satellite television and a full champagne breakfast. Not all Napa Valley accommodations are created equal. Our goal at the Ambrose Bierce House is to offer you the finest combination of luxury, hospitality and history garnished with our famous mouth-watering full champagne breakfasts and the premium Napa wines and cheeses that we serve each evening.
45. Wine Country Inn
1152 Lodi LaneSt. Helena, CA, 94574
Contact person: Jim Smith
Inn details: Perched on a knoll, overlooking manicured vineyards and the nearby hills, this country inn offers 24 individually decorated guest rooms and 5 luxury cottages. The Smiths used local antiques, family made quilts, fireplaces and balconies to create an atmosphere of unparalleled comfort. Most of the rooms are oriented to rural views, many overlooking nearby vineyards. Some rooms have patios, gracefully surrounded by lawns and privacy landscaping; others have intimate balconies; most are provided with fireplaces, useable year round. To extend the feeling of country tranquility you won’t find television in your room. The Inn has a beautiful heated swimming pool and hot whirlpool that have quickly become a social gathering spot for informal picnics and evening cocktails.
46. Casa Tropicana, A Boutique Beachfront Inn
610 Avenida Victoria, at the pier, San Clemente, CA 92672
Contact person: Marjorie Woodbridge
Inn details: Escape to paradise at our Romantic Inn in San Clemente, CA, magical Spanish Village by the Sea. The Casa Tropicana is a romantic Orange County bed and breakfast inn where you can soothe your body, mind and soul. Enjoy sun-drenched beaches, charming old-town shops and stunning sunsets, steps from your door at our romantic San Clemente B&B. Our classic San Clemente beach hotel features thoughtfully appointed guestrooms with ocean views, fireplaces & Jacuzzi tubs. For your convenience, Wi-Fi, beach towels, umbrellas, beach chairs & a delicious in-room breakfast are all included at our San Clemente bed and breakfast. Our Orange County beach hotel is also proud to employ eco-friendly and environmentally-friendly green lodging practices for your romantic California beach getaway. "Stylish, Beach-Inspired"- Sunset Magazine.
47. Cheshire Cat Inn
36 W. Valerio St., Santa Barbara, CA, 9310
Phone: (805) 569-1610
Contact person: Christine Dunstan
Inn details: The Cheshire Cat features two stately Queen Anne Victorians, and a Coach House with two suites, three 2-bedroomed cottages and a Spa rooms offering full massage and body treatments, all surrounded by lush flower-filled gardens and patios. The Inn is just one block from Santa Barbara’s main shopping street, which is full of attractive courtyards and alleys. The Old Mission is an easy 20-minute walk in one direction and the beach, a brisk 300 minutes in the other. Each one of the sunny guest rooms and cottages is uniquely furnished and ranges from the elegant to the whimsical. Some are larger split-level junior suites with private balconies; others have in-room Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces. Other amenities may include TV/DVDS, ironing boards and refrigerators. The Victorian guest rooms have been decorated with Laura Ashley wallpapers and fabrics and English antiques, while the cottages have oak floors, oriental rugs, pine furniture and Eddie Bauer down comforters. All the rooms have private baths and direct-dial telephones. Rates include breakfast and hors d’oeuvres and local wines served in the afternoon.
48. West Cliff Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
174 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Contact person: Sharon J. Rooney
Inn details: Situated on a bluff across from the beach, West Cliff Inn is a Four Sisters Inn and was built as a private home in 1877. Fully remodeled two years ago, the stately, three-story Italianate Victorian with its spacious, wraparound porch features a breezy, coastal décor with fabrics in crisp blues and whites. All but one of the ten well-appointed guest rooms feature a fireplace, marble tile bathrooms, and most with jetted spa tubs and king beds featuring plush pillow-top mattresses. One second-floor room has a private, outdoor jetted hot tub; two spacious top-floor suites have separate sitting areas and oversized bathrooms. Each room has high-speed Internet access, an iPod™ player, and a television with a DVD player.
49. Channel Road Inn, A Four Sisters Inn
219 W. Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Contact person: Sharon J. Rooney
Inn details: Channel Road Inn recently was ranked by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the Best Bed and Breakfast inns in Los Angeles. Located in the seaside community of Santa Monica, this charming inn boasts many rooms with ocean views, fireplaces and/or jetted spa tubs. The finely crafted historic inn offers visitors to the Los Angeles area a relaxing haven by the sea. Guests enjoy the fabulous complimentary amenities including a bountiful breakfast and afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres. History of Channel Road Inn: The Channel Road Inn was built in 1910 by architect Frank T. Kegley and is a rare West. Coast example of a shingle-clad Colonial Revival home. Originally owned by Thomas McCall, a prominent local businessman, the house was moved to its current location near the beach in the Santa Monica Canyon in 1977. After having been abandoned for years, and with the encouragement of the local historical societies, the house was lovingly restored and opened as a bed and breakfast in 1989. Although extensive renovations have been done throughout the years, the house still boasts many of the original Craftsman accents such as the massive oak front door and Batchelder tiles in the living room fireplace.
50. Santa Ynez Inn
3627 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, California 93460
Contact person: Rick Segovia
Inn details: Located in the heart Santa Barbara County wine country, the Santa Ynez Inn offers elegance and hospitality of another era. Start your day enjoying the made to order gourmet breakfasts featuring sweet and savory dishes, house made granola, pastries and fresh fruits. After a day of wine tasting or taking in the picturesque countryside, come back to our evening wine hour featuring local wines and appetizers. After dinner, end the day soaking in the whirlpool tub in your room or sitting in front of the fireplace with our after dinner desserts. Escape real life and come have the getaway you deserve!
51. Inn at Sonoma, A Four Sisters Inn
630 Broadway St., Sonoma, CA 95476
Contact person: Sharon J. Rooney
Inn details: We have quickly fallen in love with the quiet pace, beautiful vistas and fabulous food and wine of the region. Coupled with a year-round temperate climate, this is a wonderful destination to explore, no matter what the season. Conveniently located just two blocks from the historic Sonoma Plaza, the Inn at Sonoma’s casual California decor extends to the 19 well-appointed guest rooms, each with a queen-sized bed and fireplace. Most rooms also feature a private balcony. After your sumptuous breakfast, borrow the inn’s bicycles to tour the backroads of the charming town, or walk to unique shops … read moreand cafes. For the more adventurous, try a hot air balloon or glider ride. Our complimentary afternoon tea and hors d’oeuvres will welcome you back to the inn. After enjoying dinner at one of the town’s highly acclaimed restaurants, end your day with a soothing soak in the rooftop Jacuzzi.
52. Inn on Summer Hill
2520 Lillie Avenue, P.O. Box 376, Summerland, CA 93067
Contact person: Scott Sperry
Inn details: With beautiful OCEAN VIEWS from each of the guest rooms, this 4-diamond inn is a popular destination for those traveling to the Santa Barbara / Montecito area. Five minutes south of Santa Barbara in the seaside village of Summerland is the stunning California Craftsman-style inn. Every room offers fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, luxurious canopy beds, TV/DVD/VCP, wireless internet, stereo cassette players, and Antiques with European elegant English country decor. Your stay includes a gourmet breakfast, afternoon hor d’oeuvres, wine and cheese, evening desserts, fresh baked cookies, and pastries reserved in the candlelit dining room featuring a ‘Teapot Collection’, pine farm table with barnyard animal chairs next to the fireplace.
53. Shore House at Lake Tahoe
7170 N. Lake Blvd., P.O. Box 499, Tahoe Vista, California, 96148
Contact person: Marty & Barbara Cohen
Inn details: The Shore House is the ultimate romantic getaway on the spectacular North Shore of Lake Tahoe in Tahoe Vista, CA. Balconies and decks, offering fabulous panoramic views of the pristine lake and snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains, surround each floor of our lakeside Bed & Breakfast. Our lodge at Lake Tahoe offers nine guest rooms each with a private outdoor entrance, private bathroom, gas log fireplace, luxury bath amenities, and plush robes. Our rooms are decorated with knotty pine walls, custom-built log furniture, and Scandia Down comforters and featherbeds. Our exceptional Lake Tahoe B&B, the Shore House, is centrally located to all lake and mountain activities. Relax and let the Shore House plan a wonderful Lake Tahoe Honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, or romantic getaway including professional massage, kayaking, and lake cruising. Start each day with a gourmet breakfast in the lakefront dining room of our charming inn. Every afternoon, come back from skiing or hiking for a soak in our lakefront hot tub, and then watch the sunset with a glass of wine on the Shore House pier. With luxurious accommodations, private gardens, private pier, and adjoining sandy beach, our Tahoe Bed and Breakfast offers a spectacular Lake Tahoe experience!
54. McCaffrey House
23251 Highway 108 (P.O. Box 67) Twain Harte, CA 95383
Contact person: Michael & Stephanie McCaffrey
Inn details: A FOUR DIAMOND AAA/SELECT REGISTRY PROPERTY – Pure Elegance in a Wilderness Setting: Nestled in a quiet forest hollow, where majestic California oak, cedar and pine trees mark the edge of the Stanislaus National Forest and Emigrant Wilderness, is the McCaffrey House Bed & Breakfast Inn. A delightfully warm and charming three-story country home, the Inn was designed and built by your hosts, Michael and Stephanie McCaffrey. The home is located high in the California Gold Country, noted for a traditional four-season climate and breathtaking Sierra beauty; all good reasons why the McCaffreys were first lured here some 30 years ago.
55. Lavender, A Four Sisters Inn
2020 Webber Ave, Yountville, CA 94599
Contact person: Sharon J. Rooney
Inn details: Lavender is intimate and luxuriously cozy, with eight guestrooms. A Napa Valley heritage home is the centerpiece of the inn’s four buildings; the warmth of its wraparound porch is echoed in the enclosed veranda where breakfast is served daily. Throughout the inn, the bold colors of Provence are blended with contemporary design elements to create a vibrant setting that reflects the Napa Valley’s blending of the old and new. In every guestroom you will find a fireplace, a king-sized bed heaped with pillows and large brilliantly painted bathrooms with double sinks and contemporary surfacing. There are two spacious guestrooms in the main house. The courtyard rooms surround the garden and are entered through a private patio. Guests may enjoy the pool and spa at neighboring Maison Fleurie, sample some of Yountville’s renowned restaurants and, of course, visit some of Napa Valley’s prestigious wineries. A game of boules in the garden with other guests is an experience to savor.