Abigail’s Bed and Breakfast is more than any other B & B we’ve known – it’s a tourist attraction, a living museum in which you actually can experience the Victorian past. The beautiful and stylish Victorian elegance blew us away from the moment we saw the house and entered the door. The extensive research of the owners, Doug and Lily Vieyra, and their impeccable attention to detail and authenticity in recreating this masterpiece is evident everywhere. There are no cute Teddy Bears or curtains with frills to distract, but very mature and rich interior decorating and furniture from earlier days to pique one’s interest and please. The library is full of great and interesting books to read and a diverse collection of music tapes and radio programs from that era to listen to in a comfortable sitting room that makes for a truly relaxing evening when you return from dinner. In the morning a superior and appetizing breakfast of fresh and original creations is available, but equally if not more important is the opportunity to spend time with these genuinely personable “docents” who are boundlessly hospitable and accommodating. They will put aside their chores, take you around the house and grounds, and spin amusing and captivating stories about its history and the area. When you finally have to move on, you feel you have done more than just had a pleasant visit between stops – you’ve made some new and warm friends. That’s the epitome of recreating the Victorian experience that enriched our stay most. We couldn’t recommend a better place to stay when in Eureka, but when you do, put aside a little extra time there to enjoy and savor the beauty of this bygone era at Abigail’s.
Charles and Noriko Tyson
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 3 Diamond property RECOMMENDED by AAA, Fodor's, Frommer's, Mobile, Wall Street Journal, N.Y.Times, etc. This Victorian Mansion is an 1878 NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK of opulence, grace and grandeur - a Living-History House-Museum of the 1890s. It is located in a quiet residential neighborhood of other fine Victorian homes. We are only a few blocks from historic "Old-Town", with its many fine restaurants. Redwood Parks, and beaches of the Pacific Ocean are nearby. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Abigail`s Elegant Victorian Mansion - Historic Lodging Hotel Eureka