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The Inn on Knowles Hill Bed and Breakfast Hotel
Ranked #1 of 10 Sonora B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Enjoy the wonderful ambience of a 1920's lovingly restored home from an era of charm and character. Sitting perched on the hill top of Sonora you can enjoy the view to the township and beyond into the yesteryear of cowboys, railroads and mining. Our room was delightfully decorated and all amenities of highest quality. Breakfast was a treat as we feasted on morning in the great dining room and the other in the morining room, both very beautiful and the food was superb.

Room Tip: No bad room.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

After a long flight from the East Coast and then a long drive to Sonora, my wife, family, and I were absolutely amazed from the moment we passed through the gates of the Inn. The grandeur of the estate, the view from the summit, the delightful garden scents and sounds of the animals were enchanting. And then we were embraced by Rhonda's loving attention, caring, and charm. The Inn and our room were extremely comfortable. We enjoyed every inch of this historic inn, complete with generations of family antiques and history. The morning breakfasts were truly gourmet and we laughed because none of us had ever taken pictures of our morning meals!

As a professional photographer with a Studio that has won national and international awards in wedding photography, I was very impressed with The Buess's plans to expand the grounds of the Inn to include an area for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. Their artistic vision, attention to details, and ability to "take care of us" will certainly make the Inn a destination point for many celebrations.

So, we would highly recommend that you take advantage of this Gem in Sonora, but we also hope that there will always be a room available for us!

John and Marge Gardner and Family

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

I had the pleasure of spending 2 nights at this beautiful bed and breakfast. The accomodations are fantastic and the goumet breakfast served by Rhonda, the Inkeeper, was surperb and served with great love. Ih ighly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

This place is not only the best place to stay in Sonora, California, but the best you could expect anywhere! I can't say enough about our Hosts, Rhonda and Fred. For the two short days we were there, we felt as if we were leaving good friends when we left. We stayed in the Segerstrom Room, which is huge and well appointed. We spent the first 5 minutes in our room, just looking at all the special amenities and thought that went into the presentation of this fabulous room. I'm a travel agent and have been all over the world, so I'm not easily dazzled. But the Knowles Hill Inn did just that. The breakfast Rhonda prepared was not only delicious, but lovely to look at on the beautiful Royal Albert bone China. Rhonda recommended a great place in town for dinner. Good choice - we ate there both nights! So it's a yes, yes, yes for this truly lovely, charming, warm and welcoming place.
Marilyn B

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We spent three nights at this lovely Inn being taken care of by our hosts, Rhonda and Fred. Our room, the Melvin Belli, was lovely and extremely comfortable. Rhonda made sure our every comfort was provided for. We plan to visit again and will be sure to send our friends to enjoy this wonderful experience. And, I must not forget to mention the incredible gourmet breakfasts - beautiful to look at and delicious to eat!

Room Tip: All of the rooms were well appointed and lovely. I think any room you choose would be great.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

My wife and I just spent two nights in the Melvin Belli room--splendid! Can't say enough good things about the Inn and Rhonda, the InnKeeper.
This is a 6000 sqft mansion that has been lovingly decorated and brought up to date my Rhonda and her husband. Everything is tasteful and sensible. The included breakfast is worth $40-50 (assuming you could find an establishment that had the expertise to prepare it!).
You have to experience this one! Go and enjoy!

Room Tip: Can't be a bad room in the house!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

The Inn is lovely and Rhonda and Fred are wonderful hosts. We were quite comfortable and loved the location. Dinner is a short walk into town and back. Gourmet breakfasts were always delicious and well presented. The history of the house and its relationship to Sonora is deep and rich. My husband has a life long interest in anything railroad and there were old books to read and DVD's for him to watch. Learning about antique car restoration was fascinating for both of us. Highly recommend this Inn!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Inn on Knowles Hill Bed and Breakfast Hotel

Address: 253 Knowles Hill Dr, Sonora, CA 95370-5046 (Formerly The Inn on Knowles Hill)
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Location: United States > California > Sonora
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Sonora
Price Range: $189 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn on Knowles Hill Bed and Breakfast is a stunning 1927 mansion with modern amenities and luxurious rooms, perched on a hilltop overlooking the downtown historical part of Sonora, California. Whether you are visiting Yosemite, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, celebrating your honeymoon, anniversary, birthday or other special day, you will enjoy the peace and tranquility and harmony Knowles Hill offers. All suites have PRIVATE BATHS. The gourmet breakfast is unlike any you have ever had and is more of an event! See our 5 ***** ratings and why travelers choose Knowles Hill as their vacation destination! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Knowles Hill Hotel Sonora

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