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Sunday, November 20, 2011

So much to much to see

Ah, yes....the holidays are upon us....Turkey and tree lighting this week and of course all the goodies to get on Black Friday.  A stay in Placerville is always the perfect gift, and we are happy to provide gift certificates in any denomination for you.  We also have robes and mugs for sale, and for a special treat our super comfy sheets.

Some of what is happening in our neck of the woods....

NOVEMBER 25th, Festival of Lights
Festival of Lights 5:30PM – 8PM on Historic Main Street in Placerville. The old-fashioned festivities will close Historic Main Street and begin around 5:30PM at various locations up and down Main Street with music, entertainment, visits with Santa, stagecoach rides and the tree-lighting at 6PM at the Courthouse. 

NOVEMBER 25th & 26th, Merchants Open House
Merchants Open House, Extended Hours. Historic Main Street merchants welcome visitors with coffee, cider and seasonal goodies. Enjoy hometown holiday shopping and hospitality in one convenient setting. Free parking, entertainment, stagecoach rides and visits with Santa.

DECEMBER, WEEKENDS, Stagecoach Rides
On Historic Main Street, Placerville, Davey "Doc" Wiser and his crew will be providing FREE rides (in good weather) at the Bell Tower on these dates: November 25th (4-6:30PM); November 26th (12-4PM); December 10th & 11th (12-4PM); December 17th & 18th (12-4PM).

DECEMBER 4th, 34th Annual Christmas Parade
1PM on Historic Main Street. This big parade takes place rain or shine and starts at the Mountain Democrat parking lot on upper Broadway in Placerville and continues down Main Street. This year's theme is "There is Magic in Believing."

DECEMBER 5th-16th, The Twelve Days of Christmas
Shoppers will have a chance to enter a drawing for a chance to win one of 12 Main Street gift baskets valued at $100 each and one Grand Prize. The Grand Prize winner will receive a large, beautiful Benton Studios photograph of Main Street, mounted on canvas. Drawing tickets will be given for purchases over $15 at participating merchants between November 25th and December 15th. Get your shopping done early and win a great gift basket from Historic Main Street.

White Christmas Tickets – Available Now
Fun costumes, wonderful music, and a delightful theatrical experience await your family at Imagination Theater this December.  The holiday favorite, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas opens December 2.  Make your reservation now for the best seats. Ticket prices are adult ($17), senior ($14), and children ($10).  Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 530-642-0404.    

Friday, December 2, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 3, 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 9, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday December 10, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 15. 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 16, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 17, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 20, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 21, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 22, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 23, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Apple Hill Continues and some specials for the rest of Fall

Happy Thanksgiving!

November/December Special: Second night mid-week is just $99
Book a room this month and the second consecutive night will be just $99 to celebrate our 10th year.

It's not too early to start thinking about the holidays... gift certificates are always a perfect fit.  And we have our signature mugs, cuddly robes and super soft sheets too!

We are happy to let you know that there is another great restaurant in town just minutes from us, the Independent.  Brought to you by the folks at Heyday, we love the food and the ambience already.  Next time you are visiting be sure to stay enough nights to eat at one or the other and of course we have our pals at Sequoia and Cafe Luna too.

Some of our favorite wineries - all in different parts of El Dorado County.
Boeger Winery - Friendly, knowledgeable tasting room staff, divine outdoor areas for picnics or events, beautiful visitor center, gift shop and the historic old cellar.  They have complimentary and reserve wine tasting daily from 10 am to 5 pm.

David Girard- The beautiful 85 acre vineyard property bears mature fruit native to the great Rhone Valley. With these extraordinary grapes and winemaking expertise, David Girard Vineyards produces finely balanced wines reminiscent of those found in Southern France.
Wofford Acres Vineyards is a family-owned vineyard and winery producing just 1200 cases a year. Our doors have been open since 2003, drawing on Paul’s over 30 years of professional wine-making skill and Mike and Ann’s passion for the wines Paul creates.

If you happen to make it out to any of these, tell them the Albert Shafsky House sent you!

Let's eat!

Apple time continues at Apple Hill!
It is still Apple Hill season (til Turkey Day) with lots of tasty treats and of course the big draw is apples: Apple donuts, cider, fritters, juice, pie, whatever you crave, you can find at our local (Camino) Apple Hill neighbors.

The Apple Hill® Growers Associationlocated in Camino, Placerville and Pollock Pines, CA, was once a fledgling association comprised of 16 original ranches. Today it boasts more than 50 ranches including Christmas tree growers, wineries, a micro-brewery, Spa and vineyards.

Don't forget you can cut a Christmas tree at one of the great vendors too.

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Plus...just a few of the fun things to do near our Placerville B&B

Nov. 25 Festival of Lights
Dec. 4 Christmas Parade


We hope you can join us for something soon.

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