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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Lovely day in Placerville, CA

Ahhhhh  still warm here in town and nice in the evening to sit and sip a glass of wine...walked to town today to see them get ready for the antique street faire in the morning. We always love to stroll down Main St. from the inn.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

1st day of Fall in the Foothills

Yes, it is true, we are hooked on Apple Hill.  Had a craving for some fritters so went to High Hill Ranch in Camino this morning.  Rita inhaled hers before we left and I showed slightly more restraint so I could get a photo of the dinner plate-sized tasty treat.
They are really big as you can see, but who can resist?  And as you can see we also tried the cider--like drinking a bite of apple!

Was a fabulous day for an outing just a few minutes from the B&B.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Innkeeping in Placerville

Some days this is such a small town....we can't walk down historic Main Street without seeing at least 4 people we know....we usually run into folks at the grocery store...and Home Depot....and the restaurants we dine at....and the local events (be they charity or fun!)....our friends even comment on how many people we seem to know in Placerville and we are not locals.

Arriving just over 6 years ago and taking over the inn we did not know a soul here in town - though we had stayed at the inn down the street from us (now a private home) and our existing friends all thought we were nuts to move away from our careers, home and friends--turns out they were right in part--you have to be a bit nuts to run an inn.  But, they (and we) had no idea at the time how much Placerville and our neighbors would come to mean to us (and I hope we mean a lot to them too).  

Some days this is such a small town...and we would not have it any other way....

Sunday, September 07, 2008

September Splender!

Yes, fall is in the air in El Dorado County.  Cooler nights, and still warm days....

Enjoy the fall splenders of beautiful El Dorado County. Spend a few days at the Albert Shafsky House B&B and take advantage of 25% off a two night stay or 10% off a one night stay. This special is for new bookings only and ends September 30, 2008.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Cool nights and cool events

Lots of fun things are happening near the inn this weekend or very soon.

The 30th Annual Butterfly Concert on the green at the Fairgrounds will be held on Sept 7. The Sierra Symphony will be playing a pops concert featuring "Music of the Movies"
Gates open 4 pm and concert starts at 5:30 pm. Many preconcert activities for kids and adults. We had a table at this wonderful event last year and had a great time.

Our friends winery: Wofford Acres Wines is turning 5 this
Saturday, September 6,
11am to 4pm
and help us help them Celebrate
5 Wonderful Years!

And for you planners later in the month....Art in the Orchard will be Sept 20th at the cider donut place....Rainbow Orchards that I mentioned the other day.  Live music, dance, poetry and of course artists...and it is all FREE from 10-4 pm.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Apple Hill is open for the season

The time for apples is here!  Cooler nights and warms days in Camino means that the apple orchards are now ready to serve donuts, cider, turnovers, pie slices (whole one's too), etc.  I am going to head up this morning and have a dozen apple cider donuts at Rainbow Orchard---just because they are open today and they are located just about 15 mins from the inn.

Rainbow Orchards (#10)
2569 Larsen Drive
Camino, CA
Season: September 1 - December 11 (Fri., Sat., Sun.) 9am - 5pm
September 16 - November 13 (Daily 10am - 5pm)

For more great places to shop and fill you car with apples and other fruit, click here.