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Babbling Brook Inn
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Reviewed August 5, 2009

What a pleasant stay, we really didn't want to leave! Accommodation is in unique wooden lodgings with their own deck which was great for evenings. The beds were ultra comfy and in the morning the staff made breakfast which was excellent and homemade, from the tasty banana pancakes to the quiche. Evenings were greate with a wine and cheese reception and the chance to chat and meet other guests on the decking with the sound of the brook. What is most outstanding about this inn is its staff and manager, all very friendly and went above and beyond on several occasions to make our stay truly memorable one. This is the best place we have ever stayed!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank natwress
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Reviewed August 4, 2009

Even if the location is not perfect (next to a busy street) I would recommend this inn for its friendly staff and its original and charming rooms. We stayed at the FMRS Garden Room: picturesque, cozy, with an electric fireplace and a clean bathroom equipped with jacuzzi.
Continental breakfast is good but nothing special and is served in really tiny tables.
The atmosphere is very familiar and even if it was a one-night stay we felt at home!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank BojanUliev
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Reviewed July 20, 2009

My daughter and I were in town to check out UCSC. The wine and cheese and AND AND (!) reception was fantastic, I was able to speak with some locals about the school, area, to do/see, weather, quality of life etc. The nibblies where more than delicious and numerous. The gardens were outstanding visually, in color, variety and ambiance. Breakfast was perfect in selection and qualilty - Bon Apetite!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled on business
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Thank wheretonexttrip
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Reviewed July 15, 2009

This was the second hotel we stayed in on our drive around California. We arrived and were treated to freshly baked cookies then shown to our room.

We stayed in the Artists Retreat, the room was well decorated (if a little bit floral) and well appointed. A large bed in the middle of the room with open log fire, TV/VHS on the wall, large closet and bathroom with shower and double sinks.

The Artists Retreat has a private deck and large outdoor tub, perfect to relax in together after a day out.

Complementary wine and cheese is served in the afternoon and fresh cookies are put out on an evening. The breakfast was also good with a selection of juices, teas and coffee along with insulated cups to take drinks away with you.

There is a large collection of VHS tapes to take back to your room with some cookies too.

On the day we were due to depart the forest fires had started to spread towards Highway 1, the staff let us use their computer to find information on the Internet before we set off to San Simeon.

A really quite, peaceful place to stay with incredibly welcoming staff!

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2009

The Babbling Brook Inn is now our new location for the special occasions or venue for required comfort. It is in a uniquely beautiful setting with excellent personal and friendly service. It is a place of historical significance which provides an environment and ambiance for the inspiring or inspired artist, poet or playwrite. It is a place where the lone traveler can rest in peace and comfort or provide for the need for the memories created between fiends, family and lovers.
My sincere thanks to Tom, Neil and Amanda!

Michael Beery

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank WarriorHealer
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