Just because we live in one of the best places in the world for camping and hiking doesn’t mean we all want to. There are times that a little more luxury and comfort are what’s needed. If that’s you then a bed and breakfast might be just what the doctor ordered. This is where you’ll discover a room with a comfy bed and lots of pillows plus most of these spots usually offer a breakfast like no other. Here’s our list of a few favorites that you really should run away to very soon.
1. Trinidad Bay B&B, Trinidad
If you think sitting on a bluff overlooking a lighthouse and the Pacific Ocean is sounds like your cup of tea -- then you've discovered paradise right here. Apparently, the breakfast here is amazing and the walks on the beach exhilerating, plus who wouldn't want to hang out in a sweet little coastal town?
2. Gingerbread Mansion Inn, Ferndale
What makes this B&B amazing - besides the obvious? That it's in Ferndale. Hello, people! Ferndale is just the most adorable spot around. A stay at the B&B would just be the icing on the cake.
3. Dennen's Victorian Farmhouse, Little River
This is what a B&B is all about. How about a little crab quiche with some gluten free scones and coffee? Absolutely!
4. Sea Rock Inn, Mendocino
Mendocino is a go-to spot for anyone who loves living in Northern California. Take a little time and relax with a glass of wine. Or, grab your honey and walk along the beach. This inn is a dream come true for ocean lovers.
5. Maison Fleurie, Yountville
The food here is incredible. The inn is generous with discount winery coupons to local wine tasting. Located around the beauty of the Napa Valley you really can't go wrong here.
6. Eden Vale Inn, Placerville
Tucked away in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada Mountains is a B&B you MUST come and stay at. When you feel like leaving your oasis you can peruse Main Street in Placerville -- one of the most quaint towns in Northern California.
7. Elk Cove Inn, Elk
Another reason a lot of us love to stay in a bed and breakfast is because of the incredible food. Elk Cove Inn never disappoints. The comfort of a home that you don't have to clean but can enjoy with a view is just too good to pass up.
8. Grey Gables Inn, Sutter Creek
Sutter Creek is a charming little town in Amador County. A true gem of a spot to enjoy a B&B. And, this one will make your stay even better. My husband and I have stayed here and LOVED it. The innkeepers put out wine and cheese each day, along with tea for those of you who don't drink. It's a sweet place to enjoy a getaway for sure!
9. The Chaney House, Lake Tahoe
West shore of Lake Tahoe is a magical place. Here's where you can water ski, snow ski, kayak, snowshoe or hike and bike around. According to a source the Chaney House was "built by Italian stone mason Umberto Sprellio in the 1920s. Eighteen-inch thick stone walls, Gothic Arches and massive stone fireplace that reach to the top of the cathedral ceiling give the interior an old European flavor." Sounds great to me!
10. The Gosby House, Pacific Grove
A Victorian on the ocean's edge. Sounds great, right? While some of you busy yourselves with whether or not Pacific Grove is in Northern California -- the rest of us will be more than grateful to include this little gem in our list of go-to B&B's in our neck of the woods. I've stayed here numerous times and would live here if I could.
When it comes to needing a little rest and relaxation there’s just something luxurious about a bed and breakfast that fits the bill. If money were no object it would be my choice every single time.