Just returned back East after a glorious wedding in the picture-book town of Healdsburg, CA and a stay in a truly charming B&B called the Camellia Inn. The Inn is aptly named as it sits in the midst of a garden of camellias and the flowers were blooming in a luscious palette of pinks, reds, whites and even orange. The setting could not have been more perfect! Same can be said for the location - an easy two block walk to Healdsburg's main shopping/walking and sipping area (yes, there are tasting rooms for local wineries all over town.) We were there for a wedding & most of the festivities were within walking distance as well. The exception was the rehearsal dinner which was held in the Arista Winery where an outdoor dining area provided spectacular vistas of the surrounding hills and valleys. The groom's family provided buses so all could enjoy the great wines.
Camellia Inn's host and hostess, Archie and Lucy, greeted us warmly on our arrival & quickly acquainted us with the Inn, its locale & what was happening in the area that weekend. We had two rooms as our daughter was traveling with us. Each was unique but both had high, cozy beds- and I I do mean cozy beds as in "I could sleep until noon comfortable"- gas- fireplaces, large Jacuzzi tubs and a good supply of choice amenities and towels. A bouquet of live camellias was in each room and we looked into a sea of camellias from our windows.
Then there were the breakfasts: Lucy referred to them as "holiday breakfasts." The reason for that appellation was abundantly obvious - the food was delicious, and spared no calories if one chose to partake of all the offerings - fresh fruits, cereals, a different smoothie each day, stuffed French toast, bacon, creamy scrambled eggs, sausage, breads, pastries, coffee and juices.
The Inn also offers wine & cheese in the evenings. Alas, we had wedding events so we missed those but I have no doubt that they were similarly tasty.
No doubt about it: this is a great place to stay and well-priced as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by more than 50 varieties of its signature camellias, the inn blends an authentic vintage environment with modern luxury amenities. Our professional staff works to think of everything you might need during your stay. The inn is located just steps from the historic Healdsburg Plaza, affording guests the opportunity to easily explore on foot the many specialty shops, antique stores, wine tasting rooms and trendy Zagat-rated restaurants. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Camellia Hotel Healdsburg