Poppy Hill Bed and Breakfast is delightful. The owner couldn't be nicer. She was friendly without being intrusive and a great hostess. The room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. There were fresh flowers in our room, a nice touch. The rooms are decorated with antique pieces which impart a sense of place nicely. After all, this was mining country in the 1800s, I believe.
The breakfasts were fabulous. Our hostess set a beautiful table: with crystal and lovely table settings. We enjoyed breakfasts ranging from croissant french toast to eggs picante, an egg dish with cheddar cheese and picante sauce. There was a lovely spacious living room to relax in as well as a front porch. The hallway outside our room upstairs had a dorm sized refrigerator with cold drinks. There was a lovely spacious living room to relax in as well as a front porch.
Although it was surely more work for her, Mrs. Kirn asked what time we would like breakfast. Most bed and breakfasts TELL you when they are going to serve you breakfast. And they serve everyone at once because it is easier for them- they get it over with all at once. We were given a window of time to choose when we would like to eat. This was also nice because many people avoid bed and breakfasts due to the fact that they must dine with strangers. My husband and I were able to enjoy a lovely and peaceful breakfast.
The drive is a little further out but we found it worth it to enjoy this level of comfort. We also found Mariposa to be a nice little town with a good Mexican restaurant where we enjoyed many meals.