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The Inn on Knowles Hill

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253 Knowles Hill Drive, Sonora, CA 95370
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time room it was very clean and nice bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was awesome! The owners are really sweet and always around if you need anything. Near some really cute towns to visit while you are there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary at the Inn on Knowles Hill - what a great choice! The mansion is truly magnificent, the food was amazing, the room was very comfortable and we really appreciated how centrally located it is to the lovely downtown Sonora area. Fred knows a ton about Rolls Royce cars and Rhonda is a... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

There's a reason why Knowles Hill gets 5 stars... Everything is perfect: the bed comfortable, the home is beautiful, there was a coffee bar for the guests, the owner friendly, but not too friendly, and it's in a great area of California for exploring.

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Everything you'd hope to find in an Inn; beautiful, clean, comfy, wonderful period details and a gourmet breakfast that actually was gourmet. There is something magical about this place. The proprietress explained how to drive up the hill and enter the gate code. She referred to it as "the mansion". That set the expectation bar high. We were not disappointed.... More 

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Montecito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Inn on Knowles Hill is my romantic getaway home away from home! The moment we entered the grounds of The Inn on Knowles Hill, a calm serenity enveloped us as if passing through a time warp into an era of old-world charm. A delightful lady named Rhonda greeted us by name as we exited our car. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Rhonda and Fred made our experience truly memorable with their warmth, kindness and professionalism. It was the best B&B we've ever stayed at and was enhanced by an impromptu ride in Fred 's 100 year old Rolls Royse and a visit to his shop where he restores 100 year old cars. Truly memorable and we will be back next year.... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I figured out why this place is only all 5 star ratings. I'm wondering when Trip Advisor will get an "OFF THE CHARTS" option so we can REALLY rate this fabulous place! Like the title says, my wife and I cannot stay away...why should we? We only go through this present life once, and it should be lived to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Everything about my stay was lovely, from the beautiful decor to the exquisitely prepared food (including homemade English toffee!) to Rhonda's and Fred's impeccable hospitality. They have thought of everything down to the last detail. I was traveling alone but didn't feel like it at all. They treated me like a queen, and I can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Rhonda and Fred exemplify the epitome of the ultimate bed and breakfast hosts! From the beginning to our end of our three nights stay was just extraordinary. The breakfasts were unique and sumptuous with such variety! Our Hoover room was wonderfully comfortable, quiet and the views were spectacular as well. Just realizing the history that surrounds this estate is worth... More 

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Pretty much everything about our stay at this Inn was perfect! It is large enough to fit our large family and it is kid-friendly. The whole house is VERY clean and the beds are super comfortable. The food is AMAZING! All homemade and organic and just plain yummy. The owners are amazing as well. Very kind and accommodating as well... More 

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