There are so many wonderful spots to visit in California, which has made the state one of the major destinations for vacationers. Northern California in particular boasts a plethora of exquisite sites and exhilarating activities, and at Select Registry, we have chosen a few of our favorite inns that will add to your pleasures.
Located in Groveland, California right near Yosemite National Park and the Tuolumne River, famous for its whitewater rafting, sits the Groveland Hotel. With 17 guest rooms decorated with European antiques and appointed with private baths, you can also choose from three suites that boast cozy fireplaces and spa tubs. Sink into a feather bed covered in a soft down comforter or laze about in the luxurious bathrobe you find in your room, and experience the true comfort that this gracious hotel affords. In the morning awaken to a full breakfast for two, and then contemplate what the day can bring. With nearby activities including gold panning, antique hunting, and a bevy of outdoor enjoyments, you are in the perfect locale for enjoying what the area has to offer. The Groveland offers excellent meals at its Cellar Door Restaurant, with seasonal cuisine that is organic whenever possible and outdoor dining in the courtyard during the warm weather. Additionally, the authentic on-site saloon is a wonderful way to sample wines from the region, living up to its coveted Wine Spectator award.May through September brings live concerts at the intimate Yosemite Courtyard Cabaret, perfect for enjoying summer evenings outdoors. A perfect setting for family retreats, weddings, conferences, business retreats, spa massages, and more, this motorcycle and pet friendly hotel offers a gracious hospitality that includes the preparation of a picnic lunch if you are planning an outing. Dunbar House, 1880Murphys, California in the gorgeous Sierra foothills provides the setting for this stunning inn surrounded by elms. For adults only, you can enjoy an extraordinarily relaxing setting in rooms decorated with warmth and care. With Norwegian fireplaces in every room, Egyptian cotton bed linens, down comforters and pillows, claw foot tubs, towel warmers and oversize towels, you will have all the amenities you could possibly wish for. Book either the Cedar or Sequoia suites, and you can enjoy a two-person Jacuzzi, as well as a romantic breakfast served in your room or on your private patio.Dunbar House, 1880 offers fresh baked goods and beverages, breakfast in the dining room by fire or in the century-old garden, afternoon appetizers and local wines in your room, and chocolate truffles by your bed. Intimate and elegant, there is no better romantic getaway. During the day you can enjoy the charming town with its historic main street filled with museums, galleries, fine restaurants, and shops. For the more adventurous, there are many nearby outdoor activities including rafting in Stanislaus and Tuolumne Rivers, exploring the local lakes and mountains, discovering the largest cave systems in Northern California, zip lining, rock climbing, hiking through giant Sequoia, and so much more.
Churchill Manor is a 19th Century mansion right in the heart of the Napa Valley. Built in 1889, this historic bed & breakfast is as romantic as they come. Replete with old world craftsmanship, you will open a hand painted door to enter your room, named after a particular Napa Valley wine growing region. Modern amenities combined with the charms of yesteryear make this Inn so appealing. Enjoy fireplaces, luxurious linens and bedding, environmentally sensitive bath amenities, microfiber bathrobes and slippers, and the sensation of being in an elite, exclusive, and enchanting environment. With rose gardens and a fountain, the grounds are perfect for weddings and other special events. Wander around, and you will feel like you are far away from the world you know, which of course gives true value to a getaway.
Breakfast at Churchill Manor can be enjoyed in the frescoed sunroom or outdoors on the wrap around veranda overlooking gardens. With three courses, you get the fresh fruit of the day and the option of two hot entrée choices, one sweet and one savory. Granola, yogurt, and fresh orange juice are always available for those who prefer something lighter. Baked cookies and refreshments are available in the afternoon, and in the evening the Inn offers a wine and appetizer reception for two hours, giving guests the chance to socialize with each other or to simply daydream on the veranda. During the day, take a drive to visit the great wine regions of Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, Saint Helena, and Calistoga, which are all just minutes away. With many outdoor activities, as well as massage and spa services nearby, your stay at this lovely inn will be well rewarded. Inn on RandolphIn Napa, California, this newly renovated bed & breakfast has been created in the style of a contemporary boutique hotel. Run by young, innovative innkeepers the Inn on Randolph was renovated in 2012 and boasts historic rooms in five private cottages or rooms in the 1860’s Victorian mansion. Sitting on an acre of perfectly landscaped gardens, the Inn is secluded, yet close to all that you want to enjoy in the area, including restaurants, tasting rooms, and the beautiful waterfront. Appointed with rich furnishings in soothing colors, modern bathrooms that feature heated floors, and enveloping beds that beg you to stay in them for just five minutes more, you are in the lap of comfort when you stay at this luxurious inn. In the morning, you can expect a gluten-free breakfast with the finest ingredients chosen from their own gardens as well as local growers, focusing on organic and sustainable whenever possible. Relax in the outdoor gardens and private spaces that include a hammock for reading and dozing. With meeting room for intimate or large group gatherings and a private spa for massages, you will see why the Inn on Randolph has gotten such great write ups in the Forbes Travel Guide and the Huffington Post.
Eden Vale Inn
Listed as one of America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns, Eden Vale Inn is in the gold rush town of Placerville, California. Situated in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the Inn offers seven contemporary guest rooms and a main lodge created to soothe the senses and spirit. The beautifully appointed rooms feature fireplaces and deep soaking spa tubs on the private decks or patios. Considered a world-class bed & breakfast, the Inn feels like a boutique hotel with its aura of intimacy and excellent service. Stylish and tranquil, you can wander the grounds, taking in the exceptional landscaping, including ponds and gardens. Breakfast is from local produce, and the menu is designed to satisfy everyone, offering hearty or light fare. The buffet style meal can be taken in the sunny dining room or on a deck or patio. With an on-site massage studio, special packages are available. The inn will also help you book wine tours, balloon rides, horseback riding, fly-fishing, and more. Take the day to go to Lake Tahoe, a few of the 100 wineries, or one of the historical Gold Rush sites. With so many outdoor activities as well as top tier restaurants, you will be hard pressed to leave once your holidays come to an end. Contact Us Today For more information on these great California bed and breakfasts and other inns that will afford you a peaceful escape from the tedium of everyday life, contact us today!