We stayed here on Valentine's Day weekend (also happened to be president's holiday weekend). We took advantage of their special Valentine's Day package which included a gourmet dinner. We had an absolute great time. The staff was absolutely terrific. They catered to our every need. We stayed in room #11 which had two shower heads in the shower. What a treat. The room was perfect size, though not the size of standard hotel room (which we already knew). It was furnished in period furniture which added to the ambience. No radio or TV!!! One of the best parts of the stay. Had to make our own fun!!! The bed was comfy and we slept great.
We had a few pre dinner drinks in the bar. The barkeep was witty and fun. Since the hotel was full the bar was hopping with lively conversation. The dinner special was great. The Châteaubriand was the best I ever had. The owner, Stephen, was a great host and came by and chatted with every table. We caught up with him later in the evening once most had cleared out and he was very gracious. In fact one of his first occupations was the same as mine so we talked "shop" for a bit. What a treat.
All in all it was a great weekend. We were only sorry that we only stayed one night. We look forward to our next stay, in fact we are going to make this our annual Valentine Day's weekend getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the romantic elegance in the California Gold Country near Yosemite. Boutique hotel and acclaimed restaurant have been restored to today’s standards of comfort while retaining the historic charm of days gone by. All rooms have private baths, some with showers for two; pull chain toilets, memory foam comfort on queen size beds and many original antiques. Buffet breakfast included. Onsite restaurant, award-winning wines from throughout the Sierra Foothills, Mediterranean cuisine and patio dining in season. Full service saloon with daily Happy Hour specials. ... more less
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