We stayed at the Chateau for two nights as part of an 11 night road trip around Califoria. This was our first stop. The first thing we notice was that this place had the most amazing service. To enter the property, you pull up to beautiful iron gate and ring up to house. As soon as the gate opened, we could see two people in Victorian servant garb rushing down the stairs of the house to meet us. One showed us around the property (which includes a beautiful garden area with swings, a gazebo, a pond, a giant chess board and a bocce court) while the other drove out car around the house and unloaded our luggage into our room (we stayed in the Mint Room) before we got there. We were brought roast beef crostini with glasses of good red wine about 15 minutes after we arrived. We spent the first afternoon in the garden on the swings and in our room relaxing. The room itself was very beautiful, with a canopy bed, antique furniture and a huge jacuzzi tub.
For dinner the first night we went to the restaurant at the Chateau, the Elderberry House. The restaurant itself is beautiful, and the service was flawless. When we were seated, the first thing we noticed was that the menu had our names printed it, a nice souvenir. The 5 course dinner and wine pairing was outstanding. Everything we had was superb, especially the salmon "lasagna" (although the bland-seeming eggplant soup was just ok). Before dessert, we were offered the opportunity to move to the patio to enjoy the remaining course. It was a lovely night and a great end to a wonderful day.
The breakfasts were probably the only slight negative to this inn (other than the fact that they did not provide wood for the fireplace even though it got down into the low 60s at night). The breakfast was very similar both days we were there and was very european, meaning cold meats, cheese and fruits. It was fine, but definitely the least satisfying of the trip.
We had a great day in Yosemite on our second day and then had dinner at a local favorite (according to the guest information guide in our room), a casual mexican joint called El Cid. The next day they packed up our car for us and sent us on our way with a bag filled with bottled waters and pistachios.
We enjoyed our stay here and we will be back!
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