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“Great High Tea Experiance”
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Inn at Locke House
Ranked #1 of 1 Lockeford B&B and Inns
Reviewed 14 May 2008

We didn't actually stay at the bed and breakfast, but discovered that the innkeepers, Lani and Richard Eklund, offered High Tea for four or more. It was absolutely the most enjoyable first tea experience anyone could ask for. The sandwiches, scones, and desserts were superb and Lani was most informative about the history of the Locke House. The bed and breakfast is charming and we would recommend it to anyone looking for that type of accomadations.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with family
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InntheGarden, Owner at Inn at Locke House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2010

Your heartfelt response to the Tea and Tour experience was an inspiration for us to develop monthly events. The proceeds have contributed to the Komen Foundation (Breast cancer research and treatment) and this year to Easter Seals of Northern California. Kerri and I are creating different tea sandwiches for each month. And we've had Tea Bridal Showers and Baby Showers as well as a High Tea birthday party. So come again!

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Reviewed 6 May 2008

My husband and I recently spent a 3 night Anniversary trip at the Inn at Lockehouse. We were very happy with our comfortable, cozy room (The Langdon) on the second floor of the historic house. The solar heated tile bathroom floor and deep, clawfoot tub were fantastic.Our Inn keepers greeted us warmly and soon had some wine set out for our enjoyment. A fabulous three course dinner was prepared and served for us in the breezeway dining area. What a delicious meal! They even prepared vegetarian meals for me during our stay.Lani and Richard were wonderful to chat with and seemed to anticipate our every need. Breakfast each morning was a culinary delight and wine and snacks in the evening ended our day on a peaceful happy note. We would heartly reccomend the Lockehouse to anyone seeking a peaceful getaway in the Lodi area. Great wine tasting and shopping as well as some nice restraunts in the area too.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2008

My husband and I decided to explore the Lodi winecountry and were lucky enough tohave chosen this wonderful Inn for our 4 day stay. Lani (innkeeper) made a room suggestion for us since we had a longist stay there and it was perfect in every way. Large and airy, very comfortable bed, private. The breakfasts were top notch. Lani could run a restaurant with food this delicious. We left the breakfast table every morning well prepared to go off winetasting. There is free Internet (an old ,slow computer) but it worked fine. There is also wireless. The house has lots of history and interesting artifacts and furniture. Very homey.
There is a guest refrigerator to store your picnic items or wine.
Lani made sure we had lots of ice to take with us on our excursions, so we could keep our wine purchases and nibbles fresh.
We'll be back...it was a wonderful vacation.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled as a couple
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InntheGarden, Owner at Inn at Locke House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2010

And since your visit there are even more wine tasting rooms for more award-winning wines! When one of the winemakers stops by with a bottle of the divine grape for us to taste, it becomes my new favorite. What a gift these vintners have! (By the way, Richard is still trying to bring that computer up to speed although I notice him searching for new equipment. Our WiFi is speedy if you have your own Laptop/i-phone, et..) We really appreciate your review!

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Reviewed 18 February 2008

My gf and i stayed at the Inn at Locke House Feb 2008.

Booking over the phone was easy. We checked in at 3:30pm and were delighted with the house and our warm and lovely room. nice sized room. Queen sized bed had wonderful bedding and the room and the bathroom were immaculate.

The floor in our bathroom was heated - there are solar panels out back behind the barn - so that was a wonderful treat.

Breakfast the next day was delicious.

We would definitely go back! highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2007

It's the week between Christmas and New Year's and we've stayed several days here at the Inn at Locke House. The four of us; my sister and her husband, myself and husband had spent two days in Pacific Grove/Monterey CA where my brother - in - law spent basic training in the 70's, prior to arriving at Lockford. We chose the area for it's proximity to wine growers and airports. Being pilots we always spent our vacations prowling through hangars on little airports for the projects being built or the classic warbirds being stored.

The Inn's proprietors Lani and Richard immediately made us feel at home with a glass of the local Lodi zinfindel and a place in front of the fireplace. Our first treat was to visit the barn where Richard was in the process of rebuilding a Thorp T-18 homebuilt 2 place aircraft. He showed us the logbooks of the original designer and builder of the plane - imagine flying a two-place airplane all the way to Hawaii! or over the North Pole! We were amazed!

Back inside the inn our rooms were made nice and cozy with thermostat controlled gas fireplaces and quilted comforters. The spacious bathrooms floors were heated - much appreciated in this chilly December! Our rooms were decorated in the period of the house - 1900's, complete with king size four poster bed and civil war era wardrobes.

Breakfast in the mornings was a scrumptious meal - scones, spinach/
feta cheese souffle, sausage and fruit, or fluffy orange french toast with thick slices of local ham, persimmon bread (from the trees outside the kitchen windows) and hot coffee. We don't normally eat much breakfast, but could not help ourselves to seconds and thirds.

In addition to visiting local airports, we toured several local wineries - The Paseo, Old Lockeford, St Aman and the Wine Visitor's center. We tasted quite a few and ended up shipping several cases home. We also drove up to the 'Chocalatier' factory and indulged in some sweets.

We loved the inn, it's history and the local area. We're planning on returning in warmer weather - we'll definitly need more of the St. Aman Barbera before long!

Stayed: December 2007
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InntheGarden, Owner at Inn at Locke House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2010

Your stay added so much to our enjoyment of this special time of year. As you know I am a Christmas fanatic and love every aspect of the holiday. Yes, you must return to experience a different season. Why not the weekend of the Grape Festival Sept. 17-19, 2010? Or the following weekend for the Taste of Lodi? And Richard is continuing the upgrades to his T-18. Thanks for your review!

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Reviewed 2 December 2007

The Inn at Locke House is a place where historic comfort and elligance meets modern convenience. Each room has many of the original fixtures of the house and the antique furniture to match, but this is no stodgy museum. It is a home away from home.

There are telephones in all the rooms, a wi-fi connection, and a computer for guest use. A large flat screen TV can be found in one of the parlors for those who cannot live without their football.

This Inn has shot to the top of my list of places to escape to. The inkeepers are very freindly, but non-obtrusive. They welcome you to their home and invite you to make it your own. They are like family members you never knew you had.

Breakfast is sensational, and changes daily for guests who stay longer than one night. On today's menu was a sample of the local sausage which has become famous in California. I have to stop at the local butcher on the way out of town to get some sausage to take home!

Stay here, and plan a trip for longer than one night. Here you will find relaxation in the house and on the grounds. The gardens are a delight even in the late fall.

I have already planned my next trip here! Come enjoy a stay and help preserve this historic landmark.

  • Stayed: November 2007, travelled as a couple
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InntheGarden, Owner at Inn at Locke House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2010

Thank you so very much for your review. You'll have to return to see the gardens in spring and summer - I am amazed myself and I do the work and see it every day!. The roses now are vibrant and the gladiolas are the hummingbirds new favorite for nectar. My favorite spot on these early summer days is under the valley blue oak tree with a TALL glass of Lemonade.

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Reviewed 20 October 2007

I stayed one night in this wonderful bed & breakfast during a tour through California. I was greeted by the very warm and welcoming caretakers upon arrival. The room had a very "historical" feeling about it (and very clean!). I ordered evening dinner, which was really tasty. Because I had to leave very early in the morning, breakfast was a delight I sadly couldn't experience.

Stayed: October 2007
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Address: 19960 Elliott Rd, P. O. Box 1510, Lockeford, CA 95237-9438
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Region: United States > California > Lockeford
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Lockeford
Price Range: £115 - £131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn at Locke House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An award-winning restored historic farmhouse offering the charm and nostalgia of Gold Rush era California with the amenities of the 21st century. Each uniquely decorated guest accommodation has private bathroom, great views, and luxury amenities. Full breakfast, made with local, organic products, is served in the sunny carriageway dining room or in the garden, weather permitting. Complimentary inn-made confections and beverages available all day for guests. ... more   less 
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