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“Comfortable, historic suite” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast

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Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 10 Placerville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable, historic suite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Our overnight stay in this historic B & B will be a treasured memory. I have always wanted to stay in a century home but worried about the amenities. Our room was clean and cozy with beautiful old furniture and excellent bedding. Our innkeeper, Ruth, checked us in quickly as she could see that we needed a shower and nap after arriving on our motorcycle in the hot afternoon. Breakfast was lovely!!!!

Room Tip: The king suite was awesome on the first floor.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank janiee11
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Shafsky, Owner at Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Thanks for your thoughtful words! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and welcome you back to beautiful El Dorado County any time!
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We had a most relaxing visit. Really felt at home and comfortable for the first time after more than a week in various SFO area hotels and in Yosemite lodges. Bed very comfortable, especially enjoyed the B&B microsoft fiber sheets. Short walk to several nice restaurants. We tried the Italian Restaurant close by tat Stephanie recommended, and had a great meal. Highly recommended overall for a good travel experience..

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank EmeraldCoastMike
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Shafsky, Owner at Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Thanks for the kind words! I enjoyed chatting with you and wished you were staying a few more nights with us. Hope to see you the next time you visit beautiful El Dorado County.
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South Lake Tahoe
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Great place to relax and unwind - and Stephanie and Rita know the town... so no matter what you might want to do, they can give you the insider recommendations. Breakfast was outstanding - beautifully presented, delicious, and far better than most. What a treat!

Room Tip: You can't go wrong!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Shafsky, Owner at Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
We're so happy you enjoyed staying with us. Thanks for the kind words. Please consider visiting us and beautiful El Dorado County again.
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Lincoln, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We love the feeling of home in this B&B. Rita and Stephanie are gracious hosts and have taken all a traveler's needs into consideration in planning the experience. The breakfasts are creative and delicious. The music, wine and relaxed atmosphere are a welcoming surprise. This is one B&B where we actually felt like sitting in the parlor and unwinding. Of course, Placerville has a delightful main street to top off the visit and Apple Hill, with it great orchards and wineries, is right next door!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Shyrl D
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MIDLANDS UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We chose this B&B expecting it to be similar to those we'd stayed in elsewhere in US - pleasant quirky Victorian legacies - and Placerville was recommended as a good place to stop between Tahoe & SF.

Wine on arrival had clearly evaporated before we got there! Otherwise house was as expected. Room and bed were comfortable although there was some noise from traffic junction outside (earplugs provided, but not really needed). Breakfast was fixed as 9am, a bit later than we might have preferred, but it was not presented as negotiable. We were served breakfast but it would have been nice to have been given a choice of what we wanted rather than just have food presented at the table - not everyone likes melted cheese. Overall we didn't feel this place was really preferable to the $60 budget hotel we'd used the previous night (nor on a par with $140 places we've also used on this trip).

Placerville itself was indeed attractive with several good restaurants and shops.

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Shafsky, Owner at Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
We are sorry your stay with us wasn't what you expected. Wine is provided between 4 & 7 which is check in time. Breakfast is served at 9 as requested by most guests. If you needed to to be served earlier perhaps we could have done that for you if you had requested it. Please understand that this is a very small B&B, there is one person here to cook and make your stay as pleasant as possible. We do thank you for choosing the Albert Shafsky House B&B and again, are sorry it didn't meet your expectations.
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The Colony, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We had an absolutely wonderful stay. We have stayed at quite a few Bed and Breakfast, and this is one of our favorites. It has a very welcoming and warm atmosphere in nice victorian style home. The sheets are suppppper soft. It is in a 5 minute walking distance to the little main street that is filled with great little shops and restaurants. Breakfast here is sooooo wonderful. lilly the pup and super sweet. My husband loved the Boeger wine. We loved hanging out with Rita and Steph so much at Rainbow Orchard and Para Vi, which is my favorite. Thank you Thank you Thank you for such an enjoyable visit. Definitely already planning our next trip to see Rita and Steph again. Love Y'all.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

My wife and I spent part of Labor Day weekend at the Albert Shafsky B&B in Placerville, CA. Rita and Jennifer, the owners of the B&B couldn't have been more gracious. We came to visit friends who live in the area and picked out this property through the internet. Our booking was made through Expedia.com.

It was an excellent choice all around. The inn is located near some excellent wineries, the room was clean, tastefully decorated and the bed was exceptionally comfortable. Good air conditioning plus a quiet, overhead fan which is nowadays is hard to find. After being greeted with a glass of local wine when we checked in we were treated to a sumptuous breakfast the following morning. All in all, a wonderful experience!

Jim Brown and Abby Everson
Richmond, CA

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Albert H, Owner at Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Stephanie and I appreciate your kind words. Thanks again for choosing the Albert Shafsky House B&B for your stay in beautiful El Dorado County, specifically Placerville!
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Additional Information about Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast

Property: Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 2942 Coloma St, Placerville, CA 95667-4436
Location: United States > California > Placerville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Placerville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1902 Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast in Placerville, CA just an hour to Sacramento or Lake Tahoe and steps from historic Placerville Main St. All rooms with private baths and breakfast. In the heart of California Gold Country, Historic Placerville, CA, this lovely Queen Ann Victorian Bed and Breakfast is the perfect setting for your El Dorado County escape. ... more   less 
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