We requested a one night stay, we were travelling from Monteray to Lake Tahoe, and Margi accommodated us in her Joaquin Murrieitta room named after a legendary ruthless mexican bandit infamous in the gold country. The website is generous in its description and is pictured cleverly. However the views are truly brethtaking from the common deck area, if you make it there before nightfall. Many of the recent comments are true, but you are staying in somebodies home NOT a hotel, this is always my experience of B & B Vs Hotel, however it is usualy compensated by the price with B&B delivering more "Bang for Buck" not really the case at their prices. However the room was cosy with lots of extra touches and tolietries not found in a hotel, Margi was very accomodating the next day when we were leaving with lots of local info and things to do on our travel to Lake Tahoe. She was also asking guests regarding communal breakfasting arrangements, clearly based upon the negative feedback on trip adviser, You must consider that a unique selling point of Penon Blanco is that it is not a faceless corporate hotel but a friendly experience sharing in the hospitality of your hosts. The Website does continue to mention Chamagne breakfast which it is not, but they are very accomodating if you have special requests or needs and ask in advance of your requirements, being a driver this did not matter to me, having enjoyed the complimentary wine the night before ..... a little strange in California that it was new Zealand wine but there was also soft drinks and water. The location is remote but that's its beauty, When we stayed the dog did not even open its eyes to look at us, maybe a consideration if you have allergies !, the location is almost one hour from the Westgate at Yosemite so considering the valley another 45 mins it is a little far out for multiple days there ... but perfect for us travelling through. To be honest it was not the most romantic of experiences but the balconies affordeded complete privacy. The hot tub was not on during our stay ..... but we never asked !
If you like B & B hospitality Vs Hotel then if location and views meet your needs its well worth considering We did not even have a room key ........ we did not consider it needed for the one night !
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