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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Don't Miss this show!!!!

Don't miss the final three shows of Father of the Bride--Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23 at 7:00 p.m. or our final show on Saturday September 24 at 2:00 p.m. at Imagination Theater on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Yep, Inns are better than hotels, resorts, etc.

Love this write up...it is stuff we have been saying for years about our inn and others....we really are a "better way to stay"...  Great!


Posted: 20 Sep 2011 07:25 AM PDT
BetterWayToStay.com | The more you pay for a hotel the less you get
I was amazed to read recently in an article on CNN.com entitled Internet Fee Irritates Hotel Guests, that three quarters of the “luxury” or upper scale hotel chains charge for Internet access, a fee that rubs travelers the wrong way.  “It’s something that drives me and a lot of my clients relatively insane,” said Janice Hough, a travel agent who writes for the blog Consumer Traveler.  According to the CNN story, Janice says “They feel nickled and dimed. They feel frustrated. If you’re paying $500 for a hotel room, you can probably afford $15 or $20 a day for the Internet. But it leaves a bad taste in people’s mouth.”  Studies by BedandBreakfast.com and Professional Association of Innkeepers International have shown that more than 92% of inns and B&Bs in the United States offer free wi-fi access to guests.  In fact, when coupled with complimentary breakfasts (often gourmet), free afternoon or evening refreshments, beverages, and parking, the amenities add up to as much as $150 per day savings at properties equivalent to the luxury hotels.
The CNN.com article goes on to explain that most travelers — business or otherwise — view Internet access in their room as essential to their stay as a comfortable bed to sleep in and a hot shower in the morning.  In fact wireless Internet access is one of the top five “must-have” amenities for hotel guests, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study, also outlined on CNN.com
Ironically, breakfast is in the same category as free wi-fi.  The more you pay for the hotel room, the less likely you are to find breakfast included in your room rate.  According to a secondCNN.com story entitled Appetite Grows for Free Hotel Breakfast, only 4 percent of the properties in the higher end hotel category offer a complimentary breakfast. “They have a restaurant, and they want you to pay for your breakfast,” said Daniel Mount, associate professor at Pennsylvania State University’s School of Hospitality Management to CNN. “And at places like that, I don’t think free breakfast is necessarily important.” Yet travelers who’ve heard from their Mom that breakfast is the most important meal of the day want that free breakfast and are willing to choose a lodging property that’ll offer it.  When asked what they like most about inns and B&Bs in BedandBreakfast.com surveys, inngoers have consistently answered that the complimentary breakfast is among the top reasons they choose to stay at a B&B.
Recently, when staying in a boutique hotel (which will go unnamed) which did not offer a complimentary breakfast, the waitress asked if we’d prefer REAL maple syrup to imitation. Of course we answered we’d like the real maple syrup, only to find an additional $2 charge on the breakfast bill.  This inngoer, accustomed to enjoying real maple syrup on my complimentary breakfast at every inn and B&B she travels to felt particularly nickeled and dimed there.
Yet it’s these added fees that have travelers rubbed the wrong way, and which have the same travelers looking to discover a better way to stay.  According to a recent study by Peter Yesawich of the Y-Partnership, 79 percent of travelers are interested in visiting an inn or B&B in the upcoming year.  They are looking for a better way to stay and they’re finding it when they visit inns or B&Bs.
We know we’re preaching the B&B advantages to the choir here.  Help us to spread the word.  Pass this on to your hotel-going friends and family who are looking for distinctive hospitality, delicious breakfasts and complimentary wi-fi, snacks and beverages when they travel.  Show them the better way to stay is also the value way to stay.
Thanks.
BetterWayToStay.com - Experience Today's Inns and B&Bs

Thursday, September 15, 2011

We have the best guests....some recent comments on Bedandbreakfast.com

We must confess, one of the first things we do when guests leave is read the journal in the room to see if they wrote any comments (good or bad).  It is always a treat for us to find a note from someone, and it is just as fun to wake up to comments posted online like theses two that were left on Bedandbreakfast.com


"A delightful find in the heart of Placerville. It is within a block from town and the Gandy Dancer dancer room was delightful seeing that appealed to the railroader in myself." 


"We had a lovely stay here. Walked to downtown Placerville for shopping. Walked to Sequoia for a wonderful dinner. Walked to Gold Bug Mine and did some GEO Caching. We also drove to Para Vi for wine tasting, band & dinner. Took off to Ice House Resevouir for another wonderful hike. Great location with lots to do around it. Food & Inn Keepers were awesome!"


Thank you for the comments, they really make our day!!!!

Friday, September 02, 2011

Placerville Oktoberfest



Saturday, September 17 · 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Street Placerville


Come down and enjoy some good old fashioned fun with your friends and neighbors on Main Street in historic downtown Placerville. There will be authentic German food (sausage's and Strudel), a Doxie Race and of course plenty of delicious beer. Please visit http://www.placerville-downtown.org/events_info/Oktoberfest.html for more information on contests and attractions. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Wofford Acres Vineyards 8th year Anniversary Party

Join us at Wofford Acres Wines for their 8th Anniversary Party (WHERE did the time go?) on Saturday, September 3,  noon to 4pm.  They will have  MORE’s sausage cart, the 2011 LaMancha, and the good time you expect from a WAV  event. Should be a good time!  They are about 15 minutes from our Placerville Bed and Breakfast.