"We couldn't have found a better place to stay than the Albert Shafsky House. The Victorian house is quite charming. We were treated like royalty. Rita and Stephanie were incredible hosts. The breakfasts were out of this world. Rita is an outstanding cook. We felt like we were in a 5 star hotel yet with a very homey feeling. The house is in walking distance of downtown Placerville which was very nice. They have some great places for dinner. We will certainly be back for another very relaxing weekend. We will be recommending this B & B to anyone looking for that special place to go."
"Rita and Stephanie make you feel like a member of their family. They greet you at the door when you arrive, have a glass of fine wine ready for you so you can sit and relax in front of the fireplace and offer to make those last minute dinner reservations. What more could you ask for!
"We stayed at this amazing B&B for our wedding night (1/5/08) and then we came back for our first anniversary.
The vineyard room has the MOST amazing bed we have ever slept it--it's heaven. It's a king size bed with a memory foam mattress, topped with a feather mattress, and then is has luxurious sheets and two comforters. You literally sink into it! Not to mention that all of the decor is wine related and done in shades of burgundy and pink--very calming and romantic.
They provide nice robes and slipper socks, perfect for cuddling up next to the fire in the living room and reading one of their many books.
The breakfasts are gourmet and so yummy. We had fruit, apple muffins or mango nut bread, sausage and a Shafsky benedict (poached egg on grilled veggies and an English muffin) or dutch babies (an egg pancake topped with cinnamon apples and whipped cream).
To top it all off, Rita and Stephanie are so warm and friendly you feel like you are staying with friends. They have lots of information about the area, and even made reservations for us. They also got us hooked on geocaching--lots of fun!
They also have a very cute little dachshund named Lilly, who rules the castle, so to speak (she's very well behaved and adorable).
It's the best place to go to relax, reconnect with each other and recharge your batteries."
Thank you to all who wrote, we look forward to having you stay with us again. If you have yet to try us out when you are wine tasting in El Dorado County, visiting Placerville, or our nearby gold rush locations, please consider staying with us. If you have never tried and bed and breakfast, we promise to make it a comfortable experience!