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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Facebook is not just for kids anymore

Oh the irony....I spoke at the California Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns (CABBI) about Facebook and social networking and how it was starting to be used by people older than college students and in today's Sacramento Bee there was a great article about the same thing.  Of course we have had an account for the Placerville bed and breakfast for some time now...and I will say it has been great fun to add various Shafsky family members as "friends" of the El Dorado County Bed and Breakfast that we love so much.
Facebook is pulling in – gasp – your parents. - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

SCA Feast in Placerville near the B&B this weekend

The local chapter of the SCA is holding the second annual Emeritus Feast at the Shakespeare Hall just down the streeet from the Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast in Placerville this Saturday, February 28. The hall will be decorated to suit the period and there will be belly dancers, a wandering lute player, choral performances, recorder music, song and poetry. In addition to the costumes and entertainment, dinner promises to be a special event as well with several mouth-watering coursed to work through.

-Tickets are $20 for SCA members , $25 for the general public, and $15 for those 6-15 yrs. old.
-Available on-line right here by selecting "Purchase Now" and at
-Voicemail: (530) 663-8428 for a call back to place an order.
-If you need further information: (530) 622-0784, or (530) 306-9585 before 10pm.
-Autocrat - Geoffrey of Clan Fergus, (530)306-9585.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Snow in the Foothills...

So much for Placerville being "above the fog and below the snow"...last night and today defy the Chamber's slogan with a blanket of white making conditions exciting for residents and visitors alike in El Dorado County....Here is a few scenes from our B&B last night and the Albert Shafsky House B&B in Placerville.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Calling all innkeepers

Fantastic, fun, fabulous, exhausting, wonderful and innspiring...that is how we felt last night when we returned to the Albert Shafsky House B&B in Placerville after our INNSPIRE CABBI weekend. We saw old friends, made some new ones (the guys at B&B Team for one) and spent a lot of time networking with other innkeepers and learning new tips. We got our batteries recharged and have some great ideas to help us work on the bed and breakfast and in the B&B for the rest of the year.

We also spent some time at the Trade Show with our pals from Branching Out Pottery, who provided us the very cool name tags we wore at the conference...Thank you Karen! Some of our innkeeping buddies from Casa Tropicana and the McCaffery House got them too.

All in all it was a great time, will plenty to learn and do...we hope if you are an aspiring innkeeper or are running a bed and breakfast now, that you will join us for the 18th CABBI Conference in Napa January 31-February 2, 2010, as it promises to be just as Innspiring!