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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

LA Times mentions Placerville B&B

The B&B gets a nod in the LA Times!!! Thank you!


Planning your trip to Placerville, California
By Mija Riedel, Special to The Los Angeles Times September 14, 2007


In Placerville, nuggets of California's Gold Rush history
GETTING THERE
From LAX, Southwest, United, Delta fly nonstop to Sacramento. United and US Airways offer connecting flights (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $98. From there, Placerville is an hour's drive.
WHERE TO STAY
Albert Shafsky House, 2942 Coloma St.; (530) 642-2776, www.shafsky.com. Beautifully restored bed-and-breakfast. Doubles from $135.

Holiday Memories Tour Dates have changed to Dec 8 & 9


The annual tour of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of El Dorado County is now scheduled for December 8th & 9th, 2007 and of course the Albert Shafsky House B&B is on it. Participating inns will be open from noon-5 p.m. both days. New decorations and holiday treats await!
Make it a weekend to remember.
Elegant Victorians, quaint cottages, cozy log cabins and rustic lodges are all dressed up for the holidays - warm and inviting on a cold winter's day.
Peek into our guest rooms and see wonderful collections of vintage clothing and quilts, original artwork, and antique furnishings. Each inn has its own special and unique personality with beautiful gardens, tall trees, small trees, crystals and snowflakes, teddy bears and antique glass. Santa Claus and his reindeer and families of snow people to delight young and old.
Ring in the season with traditional Christmas music, sip hot cocoa or cider or warm yourself by the fire. Sample delectable treats, like home-baked brownies, gingerbread cookies and other culinary delights.
Please join us in celebrating the season December 8-9 from noon til 5 pm. Tickets are $15 per person and are valid for both days (allowing you to visit all the inns one time), with a portion of sales going to support a local charity. For ticket purchase and more information, call 1-877-262-4667.
Note: The Black Bear Inn will be open at 11:00 a.m. for your convenience.

Haunted for Halloween in Placerville

BEFRIEND A GHOST IN CALIFORNIA’S B&B INNS

California Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns
Publishes List of Haunted Places to Stay
Just in time for Halloween, we were in a press release from CABBI.com

SACRAMENTO, CA – October 31, 2007 – Looking for a spooky way to celebrate Halloween?

The California Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns (CABBI) recently surveyed hundreds of inns throughout the Golden State … and unearthed some spine-chilling stories.

If a hair-raising experience is on your list this Halloween, try one of the following haunts:

Albert Shafsky House B&B Inn (Placerville): Albert Shafsky built his home in 1902 – and it appears his ghost has decided he will never leave. According to the innkeepers, he sometimes locks guests out of their rooms, leaves pennies in strange places and has even been seen standing at the foot of one guest’s bed.

Our Placerville B&B now and long ago


Our wonderful neighbor found these photos of our house and street from now and long ago. We hope that it will inspire you to try and find an older photo of your own house.



That is the Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast peaking out of the trees on the far right--now it is blue and white.

If you live here in town, the museum at the Fairgrounds is a wonderful place to start looking for older photos and information about your street and home. If not, try your own local library or see if there is a historic society in town.