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ROMANTIC RETREAT / B&B - Southern Calif.

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A Sleepy Summer Morning at The Chianti Life B&B
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A Sleepy Summer Morning at The Chianti Life B&B
Romantic bathroom with clawfoot tub Enjoy a lovely light filled bathroom with marble floors and large mirrors
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A Sleepy Summer Morning at The Chianti Life B&B
Romantic bathroom with clawfoot tub
Enjoy a lovely light filled bathroom with marble floors and large mirrors
Relax in comfort in a beautiful living area.
Outside the bedroom on a sleep summer morning
Breakfast is served under the oaks as the first rays of sun peek through the woods
A fresh loaf of Ciel's homemade bread-Pain Francais
Our phenomenal Deep Tissue Massage by Pamela
Take a walk through the woods to one of the many sitting and meditation areas
Enjoy one of the numerous woodland walkways
Article in California QWedding Day Magazine
Enjoy breakfast or dinner with Ciel's gourmet cooking on a bridge over the spring-fed creek
The water begins a steady flow at the first rain
Curl up around the fire in cozy blankets on our bridge over a spring-fed creek and listen to the quiet of nature
Dinner by a roaring fire
Imported wines with our 5 course dinners on the bridge
Try your hand at a game of chess
The Wedding Dress hangs waiting
Our beautiful bride Tamara!
The bride to be and her MOH :)
Chianti Life linens
Enjoy quiet moments for reading or chess in the living room
The summer brings requests for 'tenting' on the land of our B&B
The summer brought additional fun-Tenting at our B&B!
We offer tenting for special large parties-inside view of tent
Pg 1-Article on our Retreat/B&B in Japan's Maisha Magazine
Three hearts of our semolina gnocchi
Pesce al Forno at Cibo Vero! at the Chianti Life B&B
Gnocchi di Semolina...for the 'birthday boy!'
Relax in the woods around the 'Dream Dome' fireplace
A cold night at the Chianti Life we move our dining indoors
Dinner by the roaring fire-al fresco
A little late-night bubbly with Piper Heidsieck & goat cheese pizza at the Chianti Life B&B/Retreat!
3 plates-beginning of 5 courses-Dining on the bridge
Romance and dinner on the bridge!
Enjoy your breakfast inside or outside under a canopy of oaks
Our fresh eggs, Oiseaux lays pastel blue, Lucille & Mama lay a beautiful brown!
Ciel's Crostata con Marmelata
The kitchen at the Chianti Life comes alive!
Fresh eggs laid daily! :)
Wonderful Sepi-Womb Medicine -massage
Enjoy tea or lunch over a beautiful stream under the oaks
Our exceptional Rheiki Master- Elizabeth
An afternoon egg!
Meet Oiseaux! One of the three gorgeous girls giving us fresh eggs every morning!:):)
Our August grapes
The beauty of our champagne grapes
Grapes ripening!
Seeding thoughts for fall
Fresh food at Cibo Vero!
A suprb bottle of Chianti Classico Riserva
Making Taralli
Baking the taralli
Taralli complete!
Sample breakfast menu-Italian morning
The Chianti Life is featured in California Wedding Day Magazine Fall/Winter 2012!!
Crew for magazine shoot working in lower meditation area
Bride on the footbridge
Dressing the bride
Wedding dresses lined up in the Master Suite
Down by the lower footbridge
Natural Beauty spread in CWD magazine-Fall/Winter 2012
Bride by the next location of our Tipi for Spring 2013!
Into our Woods
At our Gates
Our Melanzane
Making Ricotta
Whey separated-We wrap the ricotta
Roling out the rustica pasry
The pastry rests
Our Ricotta goes into the organic baby spinach
Filling the Rustica pasta
Closing our 'Rustica con Spinaci'
Our 'Rustica con Spinaci' complete!
Huge heart boulder beneath the master bedroom in our spring-fed stream
Winter rains bring torrents of water to our stream
Winter rains bring clear, clean water rushing over the boulders
Fastening last minute wedding dress hooks
Our beautiful bride, Tamara before the dress!
Tamara and her Maid of Honor
Tamara the day of her wedding-breakfast on the terrace
Restful sleeping with beautiful linens, windows to the woods, French doors to private breakfast area
Try our gourmet dinners and our exceptional wines!
The Chianti Life Rose garden-2012-Chicago Peace
Our beautiful David Austin Roses-2012 :)
Our 2012 Spring Roses! :)
Beautiful Doug & Diana
Lovely Mark & Ute from Switzerland!
Ute and Mark...arrive from Switzerland
Gordon and Eliza birthday breakfast-morning after
Beautiful Eliza...Birthday Boy celebration!
Beautiful Shari!
Full Blue Moon rising over the trees in August
Lovely Penny & Liz!
Wild Poached Salmon  on the bridge under the stars
A wonderful week with our guests from Paris...
Beautiful Yumi and Woonghee celebrate their wedding night!
Woonghee & Yumi- Breakfast on wedding morning
Our lovely bride Yumi
Helen holds our lovely 'mama!'
Magic rocks from Iceland from our guests
Rooting basil
Our special gift -Handmade rock from our beautiful bride Tamara!
A happy, beautiful guest, Joelle
A first morning light bursts through the trees over the meditation areas
First rains come and the waterfalls start running again at the Chianti Life B&B
Clear water running at the B&B....
Magical Liz & Nic!
Two beautiful lovers at our B&B
Our lovely UK romance!
Winter mushrooms begin to flourish along the spring-fed creek at the B&B
Like little ears listening for the water, our golden winer mushrooms tuck along the creek edge:)
Maisha Magazine comes to the Chianti Life from Japan!
Pg 2-Aricle on our Retreat/B&B in Japan's Maisha Mag
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English first
Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

I surprised my wife with an overnight stay and dinner at Ciel's magnificent enterprise--I call it that because it's nothing short of a singular miracle, an oasis of sanity and elegance far beyond anything we could have hoped for. If you value peace, nuance, delicacy, substance and the sublime in small, continuous moments, you will find it here. Ciel's attention...

Management response:

Dear Tony, Thank you for this beautiful review and your appreciation of my work here both at the retreat and as a chef. I am deeply grateful and very touched by your words. Having you and Mary Leigh was one of the most memorably beautiful experiences I've had here at the Chianti Life and I am so looking forward to...


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Los Angeles, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 25 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Megan R
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 September 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Our stay at the Chianti Life Retreat was nothing short of amazing! Ciel is an absolute dream and made the whole experience so special to my new husband and I. This magical place far exceeded our expectations and the pictures and Ciel's helpful advice were 100% on point. This place is romantic, cozy, friendly, loving and spiritual. Ciel embodies every...

Management response:

Thank you dearest Megan! And Jonathan! It was such a great pleasure to have you two and I was so thrilled to have you here for your honeymoon. You and Jonathan have truly blessed this Retreat with your beautiful presence and I can't wait to have you back....missing you both so much!! Thank you for your fabulous review about our...


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  • Balcony
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Pets Allowed:
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A Sleepy Summer Morning at The Chianti Life B&B
Romantic bathroom with clawfoot tub
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Enjoy a lovely light filled bathroom with marble floors and large mirrors
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