Special Deals for Motorcyclists
If you’re planning a two-wheeled trip along the legendary Pacific Coast Highway, Elk Cove Inn & Spa has a deal for you. The Elk Cove Inn knows it’s hard for bikers and cyclists to know in advance just how far they’ll travel each day, and the inn can accommodate. Call the inn in the morning or just stop in and ask what is available. Travelers on motorcycles and bicycles will receive 25% off the room rate midweek or 15% off on Saturdays. Included are a gourmet champagne breakfast, complimentary afternoon wine and "make your own" cocktails with appetizers and a welcome basket of wine, homemade cookies, and fruit. The inn also has a full service European day spa to help you relax with a 10% discount on all treatments. Our ocean front inn has easy access to the beach and plenty of safe, off-street parking.
For all the “Easy Riders” out there, roll up on your Road Bike, and stay at Hillcrest House B&B! Motorcycle enthusiast and Innkeeper, Ann Callahan shares all her insider tips of San Diego’s picturesque back roads. ”Guests love scenic road maps with a “Local Rider’s”
Rural Bed & Breakfast Retreats
Wake to a delicious breakfast topped off with apple pie and the bucolic sights of a working farm at the Farmhouse B&B at RiverBar Farm. Five hours north of San Francisco on California’s remote North Coast, Peter and Sharmon Kenyon operate a farm stay/bed and breakfast on 18 acres in Humboldt County. The Kenyons raise cattle, sheep, pigs, chicken, turkeys, ducks, and geese. The farm is a short drive to the scenic, redwood-lined Avenue of the Giants.
Brewery Gulch Inn offers the beauty of a rural setting with the convenience of being just a mile from the historic town of Mendocino. The inn is a designated Audubon sanctuary and a number of species can be enjoyed from the deck, which also offers ocean views. Produce harvested from the inn’s organic garden and other local sources are used to create the sumptuous breakfasts. Arrangements can be made for horseback riding on the beach, kayaking up Big River, hiking, and biking.
In the heart of Sonoma’s Russian River Wine Country, the Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant is a luxury inn near Healdsburg offering sophisticated comfort and elegance on six acres of gardens. Savor a sublime, farm-fresh breakfast and then relax by the heated pool or pamper yourself with a relaxing massage. The Farmhouse’s renowned Michelin-starred restaurant and spa are on premises. From the inn, explore the Sonoma Coast, redwoods, and the region’s famed wineries.
Escape to Capay Valley and enjoy a relaxing getaway at an 1898 farm house located on a 142-acre working ranch. Capay Valley Bed & Breakfast is only a short drive from Sacramento or the Bay Area and just a ridge away from Napa Valley. Take a tour of the inns’ on-site zoo and see a variety of farm animals as well as more unusual animals like llamas and zebras. Capay Valley also offers many other activities such as hiking, rafting, and hot springs.
Located amid a working citrus orchard, the Flower Farm Inn is an inviting, turn-of-the-century farmhouse filled with antiques and fresh-cut flowers from the garden. Outside, take a peek at the whimsical “gypsy chicks” chicken and gather some eggs. Wander through the orchards and sample fruit from the trees. Tour the gardens filled with well-tended antique roses and other blooms. Enjoy a game of bocce ball, horseshoes or croquet on the lawn. The farm also has a nursery and coffee house on site.
Nestled among the forested wilderness of the Sierras, the McCaffrey House B&B in Twain Harte is a destination for all four seasons. From the inn, travelers can explore historic gold mining towns, the pristine Emigrant Wilderness, Yosemite National Park, Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, and numerous lakes and rivers. Each day’s breakfast is served in a country-style setting with views of the forest, birds, wildlife, and rays of sunshine or snowflakes in flight.
Another four-season mountain getaway in the Sierras is the Arnold Black Bear Inn. Nestled among the trees, the 5,200 square-foot timber frame inn boasts a spectacular great room with a large rock fireplace and 25-foot ceilings. The guest rooms are well-appointed with king beds, fireplaces, flat screen LCD/satellite television, and in-room refrigerators. The inn’s location serves as a great base for exploring the Calaveras Big Trees and the spectacular Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway.
Set on 11 acres of oak trees in the foothills of the Sierras, the Restful Nest Bed & Breakfast entices travelers from around the world to experience old California hospitality with the flavor of Provence. The inn and its grounds provides a relaxing milieu with a range of amenities including a barbecue pit, picnic area, swimming pool, spa, and fishing pond, which is catch and release. The inn is located 40 miles from Yosemite National Park in Mariposa.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS
At the Alpenhorn Bed & Breakfast Inn, guests will discover a place designed to meet the needs of the most discerning guest. Located on nearly two landscaped acres of alpine forest between the Village and the Snow Summit Ski Area, the inn features guestrooms with fully tiled showers and separate whirlpool bathtubs for two, spa robes, fireplaces, phones, king or queen feather beds, televisions and VCRs, and private balconies.
The Dunning Ranch Guest Suites are located on 40 acres in one of the fastest growing touring and wine producing areas in the state: Paso Robles and the Central Coast region of California. Co-located with the award winning Dunning Vineyards, this property is nestled in the heart of west side Paso Robles wine country. The two-suite inn offers vineyard views, private winemaker tasting and tours of our family Estate Winery along with in-room continental breakfast for all guests.
Also in the heart of the Paso Robles wine country, Carriage Vineyards is set on a 100 acre ranch with 28 acres of vineyards, 850 olive trees, and a Carriage House displaying 18 antique carriages. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the vineyards or go for a hike on the ranch. The tastefully decorated rooms offer views of the vineyards, hills, stream, and woods. After breakfast, take Grape Ed 101--a fun, one-hour tour and course in planting and maintaining a vineyard.
Amid acres of pumpkin fields in the sleepy coastal town of Half Moon Bay, the Pacific Victorian Bed & Breakfast is a Victorian style inn located just a block and a half from the beach. Slip away from the city while still enjoying all of the comforts of modern amenities. The inn features private baths with whirlpool tubs, luxurious linens, in-room televisions, DVD players, and more. From the inn, guests can go for a stroll along the sand and enjoy the rural coastal scenery.
Nestled among lush flower and strawberry fields along the Pacific Coast bike route between Santa Cruz and Monterey, Flora Vista Inn is a restored 1867 farmhouse offering romantic rooms, sweeping vistas, homemade breakfasts, and two clay tennis courts. The inn is also a short walk from spectacular beaches.
In the enchanting village of Cambria on California’s Central Coast, the Ollalieberry Inn is an 1873 Greek Revival set on the banks of the Santa Rosa Creek. Inn offers a peaceful and private oasis, yet it’s just a short walk to fine restaurants, shops and galleries. Rent a bike to explore the area’s scenic back roads or walk along the beach. The inn is located six miles south of Hearst Castle and is a short drive to Paso Robles wine country.
12 1-inch thick slices of dense textured bread such as Challah
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, half & half, ⅓ cup of Amaretto, honey and salt. Soak bread slices in egg mixture for 5-10 minutes to thoroughly saturate. Melt butter in skillet or griddle. Place egg soaked slices in skillet and cook over medium heat. Gently press a sprinkle of almond slices into the uncooked side of the bread. As the bottom of the bread browns, add a little more butter to skillet and turn over the French toast. Cook, almondside-down, until bread has browned and almonds are toasted. Remove French toast from griddle and place on plate, almondside-up. Dust with powdered sugar if desired and top with fresh fruit, a dollop of Amaretto flavored yogurt and a sprig of mint. Serve with raspberry or maple syrup. For Amaretto yogurt: Mix 1 teaspoon of Amaretto with ½ cup of vanilla yogurt.
“Almonds are a major crop in Butte County and the recipe features our favorite ‘nut.’ This recipe was published in Savor magazine.” —Innkeeper, Goodman House Bed & Breakfast --Goodman House Bed & Breakfast