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Enchanted April Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Pilot Hill B&B and Inns
Reviewed 17 February 2013

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Ally and I had a great time......to relax. Elke was a wonderful attentive host. We enjoyed all the little details and amenities. If you forgot something....she has it for you. Wonderful horse property and country setting. Beautiful view the the sky. The room we stayed in was awesome!

Room Tip: Soothing Waters, it has $1,000.00 Italian Beech Wood bedding...WOW! Slept like a baby.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

The warmth and thoughtfulness of hostess Elke was immediately apparent as she walked up the driveway to welcome us and our equine (and canine) friends. For the next four days, we luxuriated in Elke's care, from the gorgeous and sublimely comfortable rooms to the mouth-watering breakfasts, to lovely spots to have morning coffee in the sun to plan the day and another view-filled spot to gather and share stories and photos from the day's adventures. Our horses were offered covered paddocks or a large grassy pasture. They chose the pasture to romp, roll and graze away their free time. A missing shoe? Elke's farrier was there the morning after our arrival to replace it. We started planning our next visit to this oasis of comfort and care before we even left. Can't wait!

Room Tip: Two rooms face the front of the property and have great views of the horses at pasture. The two room...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

We could only spend one night there, too bad we had a schedule to move on. This inn is an island of tranquility a fountain for the replenishment of the soul. Elke is surely a perfect hostess, offering means of relaxation beyond what one could exhaust in a few day's time.
The place has the softest imaginable bed sheets ever. One must really feel it to believe that such smoothness to the touch really exists.
The whole place is oozing class and style and it's not just for the pleasure of the visitor's eye. Those furniture and fittings feel like they really belong and fit there. They are parts of Elke's aura. I'm so glad we could be guests there and enjoy what the Inn and the vista have to offer.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

It was an “enchanted” surprise for us to find this country estate.
Visual delights and restful moments so reminiscent of the movie Enchanted April, we just wanted to sit and not have to do anything.

First and foremost there was the Rowdy Yates and Edward Bear experience.
Rowdy is aptly named and he engaged Edward in some fun games.
I am aware Edward is missing his little friend today now that we are home.
Edward Bear is our English bulldog who travels California with us.

The second most important detail or is this the first, well both are neck and neck, and that is meeting Elke. Elke has many wonderful things to share, her knowledge, her history and her many family heirlooms. I am counting her among some of my best new friends.

Many have commented on the bed linens and the comfortable beds. The bed lines are world class, the beds are very comfortable and Elke’s attention to detail and the assortment of amenities if you perchance to forget something are all there for you.

The Inn is “pet friendly” and “horse friendly”. There are so many gorgeous trails to ride I wished I had a horse!

Edward gives his 5 Paw review as do we.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

I've traveled around the world and The Enchanted April Inn definately ranks on my top 5 list of excellent B&B's. When in Northern CA I will return to the quiet stillness and perfect vistas that Elke has created. There are so many hi9dden outdoor seating areas I think it would take a week to enjoy them all. Elke is a wonderful hostess and chef and her warmth makes the Enchanted April Inn feel like a home away from home. Thank you Elke for making my stay memorable and enchanted.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

Me and my husband stayed in Enchanted April for a few times for a past two years, and this place never stop to amaze us. Beautiful and relaxing B&B with pool of salt water, patio with grill, stables. This place is in the beautiful area surrounded by hills. Elke is a wonderful hostess! She is so attached to details, and she takes care of everything! We like the decoration of the rooms and especialy linens. But what we like the most is that after such activities like hiking or rafting, we can back to quiet and pleasant Enchanted April.

Room Tip: The best room is number 2 with jacuzzi!
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

I stayed for a week and had a wonderful time. Everything I needed, Elke took care of everything and was very accommodating. I loved how quiet it was! And beautiful, from the landscape (horses right out front, loved watching them) to the B&B itself. Wonderful style, the bed was so comfortable (the sheets are amazing!), everything was great. I'd highly recommend a stay.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Toni L
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Address: 5950 Salmon Falls Rd, Between Coloma, Placerville, Auburn & El Dorado Hills, Pilot Hill, CA 95664-9693
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Region: United States > California > Pilot Hill
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Pilot Hill
Price Range: £198 - £261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Enchanted April Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
2 hours from San Francisco or Reno, 40 minutes from Sacramento. Close to everything yet you feel like you're a million miles away.Come enjoy luxury country estate lodging at its finest. ... more   less 
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