My partner, our dog, and I stayed at the Eden Vale Inn for two nights in December. We chose this accommodation through research on the Internet as well as through the positive recommendations of other travelers on tripadvisor. We were looking for a getaway that was close enough to home to make two nights away worth the drive but far enough away to feel like we were on vacation: Eden Vale turned out to be the perfect place for us!
Before Arrival: Per the informative website, we called to check on dog friendly rooms. Although there were not any of these rooms technically available, Gayle was able to accommodate us after hearing a bit about our pup. She also told us about a special for massages if we booked in advance, to which we happily took advantage (and would recommend). We promptly received emails with information about the inn, restaurants, and directions. The day of our arrival we received an email asking about arrival time and we received a response to a question we had within minutes.
Arrival: The directions to the accommodation were easy to follow. We were greeted promptly by Gayle as we pulled up and were shown some of the common areas. We were then brought to our room.
The Room, Madrone: We were very happy that we chose Madrone, although I am sure we would have been happy in any room. Because our only goal was to relax and we didn't have any plans to actually leave except for food and walks around the property, it was important to us that the space felt roomy. There was a couch area and two chairs by the fireplace and of course there was the bed. We used all three spaces throughout our stay. The bed was extremely comfortable. My partner, who usually is not comfortable in even the most expensive hotel beds, had a wonderful sleep both nights. There was enough space to put our dog's crate (she's only 7 pounds so it's small) next to the desk along with her water and food bowls. Attached to the room was an ample kitchenette area shared with one other room (Gray Pine) stocked with water as well as different teas and hot cocoa. This is also where our coffee was left in the morning. The room overall was very well appointed; there is a sophisticated system that allows you to control the fireplace, lights, and outside tub (which we used twice and thoroughly enjoyed).
Breakfast: Eden Vale was very accommodating of our dietary needs--one vegetarian who is allergic to mushrooms and one person who is lactose intolerant. Our restrictions were noted and we were both served wonderful breakfasts for the two mornings we were there.
The Grounds: I took the dog for multiple walks around the grounds and there were many areas to stop and just enjoy the view. My favorite place to sit was a swing where we sat for a good hour before we hit the road to head back home.
I would recommend the Eden Vale Inn without reservation--we usually don't repeat B & Bs but are already planning to go back in the new year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eden Vale Inn is an unbeatable romantic getaway in northern California, situated in the heart of Gold Country, right outside of Placerville. Our luxury bed and breakfast offers seven unique and comfortable rooms, decorated with modern appointments, gas fireplaces with cozy seating areas, spa-like bathrooms, private outdoor spa tubs, serene views and garden or deck access. The swimming pond and extensive grounds include gardens that invite wandering, sitting, reflection and reading, an outdoor fire pit, guest kitchen and scenic wedding area. Gourmet breakfast is served each morning and can be enjoyed outside, overlooking our gorgeous wine country setting. Many local attractions and activities are available in the area: fine dining, shopping in Old Town Placerville, over 100 Sierra Foothill wineries within an hour's drive, white water rafting on the American River, and California history at the nearby Marshall Gold Discovery Park. We can accommodate pets - call for more information! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eden Vale Inn b&b
- Eden Vale Hotel Placerville