#1 Calaveras County Bed and Breakfast

Dunbar House 1880


Calaveras County Bed and BreakfastLooking for a Calaveras County Bed and Breakfast? Dunbar House 1880  offers wine country accommodations in Calaveras County that will not disappoint you.

Located in the charming and historic Gold Rush town of Murphys, Dunbar House is ideally located for a stay in the California Wine Country.

You are within easy walking distance of 10 Calaveras wineries situated on and just off of Main Street in Murphys. You will have fun discovering the charming shops and restaurants near this great Calaveras County Bed and Breakfast.

Dunbar House is a Calaveras County Bed and Breakfast that is rated four diamonds by the Automobile Association of American. Each of the 5 unique rooms is beautifully decorated and designed for pampering.

Calaveras County - Wine Country Accommodations We stayed in a suite called Sugar Pine, which was tastefully decorated in blue and white with rose accents. The queen size bed faced a gas burning stove and a french door leading out to a private balcony surrounded by elm trees.

The sitting area had 2 chairs, a small desk, and a table with 2 chairs. The flat screen television swiveled to face either the bed or the sitting area and DVDs were available in the library.

 
Dunbar House Murphys
After checking in on a rainy spring afternoon, we sat by the fire in the living room and enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Lovely antiques added to the ambiance.


Dunbar House MurphysThe owners of Dunbar House have included every amenity we could imagine. We enjoyed soaking in the six-foot claw tub with candles lit, drying ourselves off with warm towels heated on the towel warmer, and slipping into the robes and slippers provided.

There was a plate of appetizers waiting for us and a bottle of wine. We enjoyed a nap in the luxurious bedding provided including a soft down comforter and four down pillows. (Usually we are telephoning housekeeping asking for more pillows.)

Later we walked a block or two down Main Street and enjoyed a fabulous dinner at
V Restaurant and Bar. This is a great choice for either lunch or dinner. It’s a small restaurant so make reservations to be on the safe side.

Bed and Breakfast Calaveras CountyOn our return walk to Dunbar House, we could hear the sounds of crickets and the creek as it rolled along. It was a peaceful walk and a quiet night as we slept.

We woke to the sounds of birds in the trees. The sun was out, the sky was blue and we enjoyed some time in the beautiful garden before eating breakfast.


We had a choice of eating in the privacy of our own room or in the dining room. We decided to eat in the dining room where we had fun meeting the other guests of this Calaveras County bed and breakfast. The meal was delicious…..soufflé, a variety of fresh fruit, lemon bread, juice, tapioca in a chocolate boat, and marinated tomatoes.

Breakfast at Dunbar House InnLater, as we drove down Main Street on our way to wine tasting, we saw people waiting outside a restaurant to be seated for breakfast and were thankful we had been served breakfast without such a wait.
Everything about Dunbar House 1880 was a delight. It was immaculate and tastefully decorated. We truly felt pampered.

We can enthusiastically recommend this Calaveras County Bed and Breakfast. . .it definitely offers high quality, unique Wine Country Accommodations in the Sierra Foothills. Dunbar House and Calaveras County is a wonderful part of the California Wine Country that you are sure to enjoy.

Contact Information:
Dunbar House
Address: 271 Jones Street, Murphys, CA 95247
Telephone: (800) 692-6006 or (209) 728-2897.


Calaveras Vineyard If you are planning a trip to Calaveras County, you will want to

check out our Calaveras Wineries Page We have winery information, pictures, links, recommendations, and a link to the winery map for Calaveras County Wineries. Start planning a wine country vacation today!


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Mendocino Inns – Unique Places to Stay in Mendocino County

Mendocino Inns Are you looking for the best Mendocino Inns? There are lots of small bed and breakfast inns and hotels that offer lodging in Mendocino County. Cheers-2-Wine is happy to recommend the following places to stay.

Mendocino is a fabulous place to visit to “get away from it all”. The scenery is breathtaking. It’s serene yet there are incredible restaurants and a variety of fun things to do. Cell phone service is not dependable in the area. If being able to contact the outside world while visiting Mendocino, make sure you stay at a place that has WiFi.

Joshua Grindle Inn Mendocino California Joshua Grindle Inn is a lovely Victorian Inn located within walking distance from the village of Mendocino. It’s located on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The inn was built in 1879 and features five romantic guest rooms in the main house. There are additional rooms in the surrounding buildings.


Blackberry Inn MendocinoBlackberry Inn is located in a quiet location just outside the village of Mendocino. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. There is Wi-Fi in all of the guest rooms. This is a dog friendly facility with lovely grounds for a walk. The facade is that of a western town. There are 16 different rooms; all with a different name. You might stay in the bank, the saloon, or Belles. A unique place to stay!


Mendocino Inns With Ocean Views

Mendocino Ocean view All of the rooms at Albion River Inn have views of the Pacific Ocean. Leave your windows open and hear the sounds of the waves as you sleep. Watch the sunset from your private deck. There’s also a gourmet restaurant that also has stunning ocean views. Albion River Inn is seven miles south of Mendocino.

Brewery Gulch Inn is a peaceful retreat located just one mile south of Mendocino on Highway 1. Most rooms face the ocean and have private decks or balconies. Visitors enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and a buffet dinner each evening. The grounds are lovely and there’s a fire pit out front.

The rooms at Cobbler’s Walk Inn do not look out over the ocean. However, this bed and breakfast inn located at the trail-head to a scenic ocean-bluff walk. Stroll through the coastal forest to a scenic ocean view. The staff at this bed and breakfast does above and beyond to make you feel special. As you check into your room you are given complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Your parking spot welcomes you with your name on a sign. Fresh flowers and snacks are waiting in your room. Breakfast is delivered to your room in a picnic basket and it’s just a short walk to the beach.


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Pacific Terrace Hotel San Diego – Boutique Hotel Right on the Beach

Pacific Terrace Hotel San DiegoPacific Terrace Hotel San Diego is a small boutique hotel located right on the beach in the popular beach community of Pacific Beach. Most rooms enjoy fabulous ocean views with balconies overlooking the ocean.

The swimming pool and jacuzzi also overlook the ocean. Enjoy a massage by the pool. Complimentary lemonade, ice tea, and water are available near the pool. Bike or stroll down the boardwalk that runs along Pacific Beach between the hotel and the sand.

Pacific Beach San Diego

Beach access is so easy. Simply walk past the hearted swimming pool and down the stairs to the beautiful sandy beach. Beach toys, umbrellas, and boogie boards are provided by the hotel.

Pacific Beach is a great beach for surfing, swimming, beach volleyball, or just relaxing on the sand. Pacific Terrace Hotel San Diego has the ideal location. It’s just a short walk to numerous restaurants, bars, and shops.

SunsetSan Diego is famous for its spectacular sunsets. You won’t need to leave your hotel room to witness the sunset. Stroll down to the beach in the evening and roast marshmallow in one of the fire pits the city provides on the beach. Or purchase a S’Mores package from the hotel and roast marshmallows by the pool.

Pacific Terrace is the place to go if you want to be pampered. The staff is well trained and eager to ensure that you are having a great time. Every staff member is friendly and helpful. Chocolate are left when they turn down your bed in the evening. Drift off to sleep to the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach. The beds are comfortable and bathrooms and amenities are luxurious.


Pacific Terrace Hotel San Diego Contact Information


Hotel Website
Address: Address: 610 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA 92109
Telephone: (800) 344-3370

Driving Directions Traveling South on Interstate 5
1. Take Exit 23 toward Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue.
2. Turn right onto Bluffside Avenue.
3. Turn left onto Pacifica Drive.
4. Turn right onto Garnet Avenue. Drive straight onto Balboa Avenue.
5. Turn right onto Mission Blvd.
6. Turn left on Diamond Street. The hotel is on the right. There’s an underground garage or you can park on the street. (Note: There is a parking fee to use the garage, but it’s worth it!)

Driving Directions Traveling North on Interstate 5
1. Take Exit 23A toward Grand Avenue/Garnet Avenue.
2. Turn right onto Mission Bay Drive.
3. Turn left onto Grand Avenue.
4. Turn right onto Mission Blvd.
5. Turn left on Diamond Street. The hotel is on the right. There is an underground garage or you can park on the street. (Note: There is a parking fee to use the garage, but it’s worth it!)


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Things to Do in San Diego

San Diego CaliforniaThere are so many fun things to do throughout San Diego. It’s mild year-round climate makes it the place to go to enjoy the outdoors. Hiking, biking, and water sports are some of the many choices. San Diego has major attractions that you might want to enjoy. If you are into adventure, there are lots of activities to choose from as well. Consider hang-gliding off the cliffs in La Jolla or take a ride in an historic biplane. Click Here to Learn About Top Things to Do in San Diego

Napa Bed and Breakfast: Beazley House

Napa Bed and BreakfastStay at this lovely Napa Bed and Breakfast for a memorable wine country getaway. Beazley House is located in the historic Old Town neighborhood of Napa. It’s a short walk to gourmet restaurants, wine tasting rooms, and a variety of entertainment options.

Carol and Jim Beazley have owned and operated this Napa bed and breakfast for 35 years and it’s easy to see that they know what they are doing. The attention to detail is obvious from the minute you step in the door. Everything is well maintained.

napa bed breakfast
They’ve managed to create the perfect combination of old world charm with modern comfort. Surrounded by antique furniture, stain glass windows, lovely gardens, and a cozy window seat, the ambiance is homey and charming. Yet they also offer complimentary WIFI and flat screen televisions.

Beazley House NapaThis Edwardian mansion was build in 1902. There are six rooms in the mansion and another five rooms in the carriage house out back. Most rooms have king beds and some rooms offer in-room 2 person spa tubs. The beds are extremely comfortable beginning with the sheets which are made of 52,000 thread count comphy microfiber. Beds are covered with plenty of soft pillows for a dream-filled night.

After a tour of this Napa bed and breakfast, we were treated with Mrs. Beazley’s world famous chocolate chip cookies fresh out of oven. The late afternoon happy hour gave us a chance to meet other guests while sipping on wine and light snacks. You won’t find this friendly camaraderie in a typical hotel.

Breakfast
You also will not find a breakfast like the one prepared by Mrs. Beazley. She catered to the tastes of each guest and produced an amazing gourmet breakfast that included the most delicious homemade granola, fresh fruit, sausages, quiche, toast, and beverages.

The staff at this Napa bed and breakfast are friendly and eager to help make your visit to the wine country memorable. Mrs. Beazley gave suggestions for fun things to do in the area, made dinner reservations for us, printed up directions to wineries, and even called to let them know we would be coming. We will definitely be returning to Beazley House; hopefully very soon!


Napa Bed and Breakfast Contact Information

Beazley House
Address: 1910 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559
Telephone: (707) 257-1649
Garden Arbor
1. Head to Napa on Highway 29.
2. Take the “Downtown Napa/First Street” exit. Bear right at the stop sign onto First Street.
3. Turn left onto Second Street.
4. Turn left onto Warren.
5. Drive one block to First Street. This Napa bed breakfast is on the northwest corner of First & Warren.

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Yosemite Lodging – Where to Stay in Yosemite

Yosemite National ParkExperience the spectacular beauty of Yosemite. Take advantage of Yosemite lodging. Accommodations at Yosemite National Park range from rustic camping under the stars all the way to upscale accommodations at a world class resort.

Whichever accommodations you select for your stay at Yosemite, make reservations as early as possible. You can make reservations online or over the telephone. Reservations made through the park system can be made a year and one day in advance.

Your Guide to Hiking Half Dome

There are many different hikes in Yosemite. A challenging hike to the top of Half Dome is an unforgettable hike. If you are thinking of hiking Half Dome, click on this link to get tips to help make the hike more fun.


Accommodations Within the Park


Yosemite LodgingThe Alwahnee (Now called The Majestic Yosemite Hotel.)
Telephone: (801) 559-5000
Pamper yourself with luxurious accommodations at this elegant lodge. Surrounded by the most beautiful scenery you can imagine, the Alwahnee is a wonderful place to stay for upscale Yosemite lodging. It was built in 1927 and is an Historical Landmark. It is centrally located in the Yosemite Valley.

The hotel is known for its special events that are usually sold out well in advance. Two of these events include the annual Bracebridge Christmas Dinner and the Vintners Holiday. This is the crown jewel of Yosemite accommodations and will be the most expensive choice.

Yosemite FallsYosemite Lodge at the Falls
Telephone: (801) 559-5000
Yosemite Lodge is located near the base of Yosemite Falls. Step out of your room and view the gorgeous scenery. The lodge has a restaurant, lounge, outdoor pool, bicycle rentals, and a free shuttle to locations throughout Yosemite Valley.

Wawona Hotel
Telephone: ((801) 559-5000
Select from rooms with a private bath or rooms with a shared bathroom. The Wawona is a unique Victorian style lodge that is an historical landmark. Located 4 miles from the south entrance to Yosemite, it is a beautiful setting. Enjoy golfing, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. It’s a 45 minute drive from here to Yosemite Valley.

Curry Village
Telephone: (801) 559-5000
Both wooden and tent cabins are available in Curry Village. The free Yosemite Valley Shuttle stops here throughout the day. Curry Village has 5 dining options.

Housekeeping Camp
Telephone: (801) 559-5000
Enjoy the fun of camping outdoors without all of the inconveniences of tent camping. Housekeeping camp is located in the Yosemite Valley along the Merced River. Relax on the beach and enjoy views of Half Dome and Yosemite Falls.

Each unit can accommodate up to 6 people. There are no televisions or telephones, but each unit has 2 single bunk beds, a double bed, table, chairs, mirror, electric lights and an electrical outlet. You can cook your own meals here. Bathrooms are centrally located. Try for a cabin down by the river. It will be quieter. Rates range from $70-78.

Hiking in YosemiteHigh Sierra Camps
Telephone: (801) 559-5000
These are extremely popular. If you are interested, sign up for the lottery beginning September 3 for reservations the following summer. You hike approximately 8 miles from one cabin to the next. Meal purchases are available. A great way to see Yosemite’s High Country without having to carry all of your supplies!

Tent and RV Camping
Telephone: (877) 444-6777
Telephone for Group Camping: (877) 444-6777
There are 13 campgrounds in Yosemite. Most campgrounds will have both tent and RV sites. Shower facilities are only available at Curry Village and Tuolumne Meadows. Group campsites can be found at Wawona throughout the year and during the summer at Hodgdon Meadow,Bridalveil Creek, and Tuolumne Meadows. Horse campsites are offered during the summer at Bridalveil Creek, Tuolumne Meadows, and Wawona.

Four Seasons Vacation Homes
Telephone: (866) 875-8456
Located with the park, these vacation homes allow you to visit Yosemite yet enjoy the comforts of a home. These rentals are fully furnished. Many of the units have hot tubs and other amenities. Rates vary by the unit and the season.

Redwood Vacation Homes
Telephone: (866) 875-8456
Vacation homes for rent within the park. Fully furnished homes with a variety of amenties. These vacation homes can accommodate from 2 to 17 people.

Yosemite Lodging Outside the Park

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Telephone: (800) 514-2167
Tenaya Lodge is an upscale resort rated 4 diamonds by AAA. It is located 2 miles from Yosemite’s south entrance and 33 miles from Yosemite Valley. They offer a wide selection of special packages that are worth taking considering for Yosemite lodging.


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