My hubby and I stayed here while attending a marriage refresher! We've stayed a various B&B's in CA and in New England. This is one of the west coast B&Bs that offers a full on custom breakfast.
Richard and Nona are gracious hosts, and Nona is quiet the baker!
They poured a lot of energy into renovating and redesigning this amazing structure. It is showing some wear; must be very costly to keep up with all the historical features of the building. One of my favorite spots is in the lobby, looking up into the steeple. The sanctuary is pretty amazing as well, especially at dawn and dusk.
We like to eat dinner around 5-6PM, so the evening reception is a bit late for us. But it was nice to hear the story about the renovation and to meet another couple on a weekend getaway.
We stayed in the Timeless Treasure room, downstairs, near the lobby and the radio. The room is spacious and has a window full of stained glass. The jetted tub was a nice touch as well. The decor is too "victorian" for our tastes, but in the context it makes sense.
I was not feeling too great our second night, so we called it a day early, getting into our room around 6-7 PM. The music from the radio was still playing rather loudly, and then a bar down on Main Street starting some loud band music till about 10 PM. Unfortunately the loud music made it hard to relax.
The mattress was very springy and squeaky....very, very squeaky. Had the feeling of what an old mattress must have been like!
If you like B&Bs and want to experience of staying in an old church building, this is the place to stay!
- Also Known As:
- Victorian Rose Hotel Ventura