My wife, I, and our almost 3 year old German Shepherd girl had a great two nights in early October to mark the day we met six years ago which also happens to be my birthday. Armando was a great host and is understandably proud and appreciative of the nature he has developed into a diverse 11 acre paradise. We found this place when looking for a last minute July 4th dog friendly place near Galena, but when my wife called then Armando said he was booked. We kept it in mind though, and my wife decided we needed to go. We are glad we did and would return without thinking twice.
Cooking on the wood fire is great. We brought a flank steak and grilled it, and Armando contributed corn tortillas, cilantro, onion, tomato, and lime to help us all enjoy tacos on another level. The grilled steak was fantastic on wood. I was concerned about cooking it correctly as I use a gas grill in the city, but according to my wife it was the best she ever had. We also grilled fresh cut pineapple and had enough for the breakfast fruit the next day.
This is a great, secluded, rural paradise hosted by a very kind "old soul" (not a reference to physical age at all!) I rated it 5 overall because if you are looking for an old, unique, rural B&B (and all that entails) it's exactly what you are hoping for but even better. Add Armando's complete love and respect for dogs and it's over the top.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tierra Linda is a dog friendly Bed and Breakfast. There are two rooms to rent and we have a private large spring-fed pond for boating, fishing and for your dog to play. There is also a private sandy beach, a magic forest and a cascading creek. Our place is ideal for relaxation and for observing nature, particularly birds, frogs, turtles, rabbits, deer, coyotes, etc, etc ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tierra Linda Hotel Galena
- Tierra Linda b&b