We attended a friend's daughter's wedding a couple of weeks ago and were delighted to be able to score a beautiful room in this glorious Italiante Victorian, just outside of Chico. The room was spacious with a great balcony, four-poster bed, large bathroom, and tons of decorations etc that you would expect in this kind of establishment. The bed was comfy, and the blinds did a reasonable job of keeping out the early morning light.
The grounds are beautiful, with roses, plum trees and so much more, an an unheated pool that is just fine in the very hot summer weather.
The innkeeper kept a low profile, and was very busy with a house full of guests, and we appreciated the quick turnover of our room after the previous guests. Breakfast was a sumptuous crepe meal, and overall this was a fabulous place to stay, and conveniently located near Gale Vineyards, the location of the wedding. The only drawback is that there is just nothing in Durham, not even a restaurant. The local market sells some egg rolls and corn dogs, but that's about it, and unless you need to be in the Chico area, there's no reason to seek out this property. If your plans include spending a night or two in Chico etc, however, treat yourself to a wonderful stay at this hotel!