We needed to stay somewhere near the summer camp where friends were to wed (we did not care to bunk at the camp!). Few options exist in Boulder Creek, but the Hartman Inn had good TA reviews so we decided to try it. We stayed in the carriage house, which has been converted into a sizable one-room-has-all: queen bed, living area with two loveseats that also convert into beds, and a fully working kitchen (although we didn't need it, noted for future reference). It's old-fashioned country charm without being kitschy -- sort of like when you visited grandma in the late 1950s. Innkeeper Tamara O'Kelly greeted us on arrival, got us situated, and is a most charming, lovely person. It's not full-service lodging, it's staying in a cute little house; yet it was perfect for our needs and we enjoyed our stay and so I rate it as "excellent" in every category.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just one block from the historic town of Boulder Creek, the Historic Hartman House offers a vacation rental cottage that is the perfect spot for your get away. We offer rates for weekend and weekly visits. The Carriage House (sleeps up to 6) is a lovely historic cottage with an open floor plan. It's perfect for couples, families or friends traveling together who enjoy sharing a space. The Carriage House offers 1 QUEEN bed and 2 FULL sized sofa trundle beds as well as a fully equiped kitchen. You can enjoy preparing your own breakfast with makings from our local natural food store or choose from a number of pleasing cafes and restaurants in historic downtown Boulder Creek, conveniently located one block away.You will find our Carriage House located at the rear of our Victorian farm through our heirloom fruit orchard and organic vegetable garden. In addition, there is a little meadow/ lawn area for play or simply relaxing under the apple trees. There is also RV and off street parking and private access to this cottage for ease. Relax or visit nearby cities of Santa Cruz, Monterey, or San Francisco. Consider us your home away from home! ... more less