As always, our hosts, Wendi and Bruce, provided what the doctor ordered - lots of rest, relaxation, and pampering. In need of a break from the City and pressures of life, we escaped to our favorite place and unplugged (although there is wi-fi access). We relaxed in the hot tub, unwound in the spa bath, were spoiled with wine and cheese on the patio, and nourished with amazing teriyaki salmon and grilled ceasar salad by Chef Bruce.
After a beautiful and delicious breakfast of fresh fruit and almond crusted french toast - yum! - we were delighted to discover that mt bike (and hiking) trails were just at the end of the cul-de-sac minutes from the Inn. Bruce set us up with a map of the marked and unmarked single-tracked trails. It was a gorgeously warm day and the trail was just waking up from its long winter nap. Fabulous.
We arrived on Friday afternoon and didn't leave the Inn except for our bike ride and dinner at the nearby country club - until we left on Sunday. After a hug to Wendi and Bruce we headed to Murphy's and hit our favorite spots: The Spice Tin, Marisolio's Olive Oil Tasting Bar, and a smattering of wine bars.
The drive home home was sultry and beautiful. Feeling refreshed and relazed we loved the serenity of the rolling road and afternoon glow on the fields on our way home to SF.
Thanks again for rebootin' us! We hope to see you again soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful Sequoias, amazing scenery and quiet surroundings. You can experience all this and more year round at the only Bed & Breakfast in Arnold, California. The Black Bear Inn is a 5,200 square foot timber frame constructed inn on 1.3 acres in a park-like setting. Our five guest rooms have private baths, king beds, fireplaces, radiant heating and cooling, satellite television. Included in the room rate is a full, gourmet breakfast in the morning, and custom cheese trays & local wines each evening. Custom dinners also available upon request - call for menu options and pricing. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Arnold Black Bear Hotel Arnold