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Check Inn for Valentine’s Day

Jan 31, 2009 04:00PM ● By Super Admin

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and while some couples already have plans and ideas to celebrate the 14th with that special someone, this In History is for those who still aren’t quite sure what to do on that wonderful day. Rather than go with the ubiquitous card, candy and flowers, why not treat your significant other to a few days at a bed and breakfast with a picturesque atmosphere? For those who enjoy their Valentine’s Day romance with a dash of history, the following local bed and breakfast inns have ample offerings of both.

First up is GlenMorey Country House, located in the heart of Placerville. This gem was built in 1859 and is also known as the historic Henry S. Morey house. Originally built as a farmhouse, GlenMorey has lost none of its rustic charm and antique appeal. The inn is nestled in the middle of a 1.6-acre park, filled with beautiful pines and oaks. If you want to get away from it all without having to drive too far, GlenMorey offers excellent pastoral peace and quiet. There are three spacious guest rooms within the inn that are furnished with period Scottish antiques to add to the ambiance of a quiet country home. Truly, this is a prize for anyone, if fortunate enough to snag a reservation.

For those who may not have the good fortune of staying at the GlenMorey House in Placerville, Georgetown has a jewel of its own at the Historic American River Inn. Built in 1853 as a miner’s boarding house, the inn has since been restored. It boasts 13 guest rooms and suites, each with its own Old English antiques and Victorian period accoutrements. In the evenings couples can lounge in the inn’s parlor, warmed by the fireplace, while listening to a variety of musical works on a player piano. Outside, the inn offers a Victorian garden; guests can also enjoy a relaxing winter soak in an eight-person hot tub waiting outside the parlor doors. Finally, a walk around the grounds will prove peaceful and pleasant as guests stroll amongst tall redwoods and English holly trees.

Last, but not least, the Coloma Country Inn, and this inn is by no means the least, is tucked away in Coloma – within two-and-a-half-acres of serene gardens and a picturesque pond with willow trees. Built in 1852, this is one of the oldest existing structures in Coloma, and like fine wine, it has improved with age. The inn offers six guest rooms, each filled with antiques and amenities for couples (or families) to appreciate. Red brick paths wind through the grounds, and rose gardens scent the air with their perfume. If you wish to embark on an historical adventure, the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park and Sutter’s Mill are only a hop and skip away from the inn. If you’re looking for restful relaxation and a bit of pampering, these three historic bed and breakfast inns prove that on Valentine’s Day, even history can provide romance.