We needed to stay somewhere near the summer camp where friends were to wed (we did not care to bunk at the camp!). Few options exist in Boulder Creek, but the Hartman Inn had good TA reviews so we decided to try it. We stayed in the carriage house, which has been converted into a sizable one-room-has-all: queen bed, living area with two loveseats that also convert into beds, and a fully working kitchen (although we didn't need it, noted for future reference). It's old-fashioned country charm without being kitschy -- sort of like when you visited grandma in the late 1950s. Innkeeper Tamara O'Kelly greeted us on arrival, got us situated, and is a most charming, lovely person. It's not full-service lodging, it's staying in a cute little house; yet it was perfect for our needs and we enjoyed our stay and so I rate it as "excellent" in every category.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just one block from the historic town of Boulder Creek, the Historic Hartman House Guest Cottages are the perfect spots for your get away. We offer rates for weekend and weekly visits. The "MAGNOLIA COTTAGE" (sleeps 2) comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a clawfoot tub, a romantic thermostatically controlled wood stove and a luxurious king sized bed. The "CARRIAGE HOUSE" (sleeps up to 6) is a much larger home with an open floor plan perfect for families or couples traveling on a budget. You will find our Carriage House located at the rear of our Victorian farm through our heirloom fruit orchard and organic vegetable garden. In addition, there is a great meadow/ lawn area for play or simply relaxing under the apple trees. There is also RV and off street parking and private access to this cottage for ease. Relax or visit nearby cities of Santa Cruz, Monterey, or San Francisco. Consider us your home away from home! ... more less