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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Albert Shafsky House B&B wins Tripadvisor Award!

Cool, we won a Tripadvisor Award!

Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast announced that it has received a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence award.
The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
To qualify for a certificate of excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.
Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
“Albert Shafsky House B&B is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Rita Timewell, owner/innkeeper of the Albert Shafsky House. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience and this accolade shows that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor. We have such great guests, many of whom are repeat guests, that it is a pleasure to be an innkeeper.”
“TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience,” said Alison Copus, vice president of marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. “The certificate of excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most — their customers.”
The Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast is a beautifully restored landmark property located in the heart of the Historic District of Placerville, 2942 Coloma St.
The Queen Anne Victorian Bed and Breakfast affords a peak into a rich and vibrant period of California History. Nestled in a lovely alpine setting in the California Foothills, the inn is a perfect spot from which to set off on an historical exploration of “Gold Country.”
 is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools.
TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors and more than 100 million reviews and opinions.
The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Colibri Ridge Winery & Vineyard celebrate their 9th Anniversary

Come help Colibri Ridge Winery & Vineyard celebrate their 9th Anniversary on Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th. On these days they are also releasing two of the newest wines, the 2008 Estate Viognier and the 2007 vintage of  renowned Rufous Red. By popular demand the very talented local musician Jonny Mojo will be back to entertain out on the patio. To accompany the wines they will be serving their famous gourmet grilled cheeseburgers which will include: sautéed mushrooms in a red wine reduction; extraordinary caramelized onions; and your choice of various cheeses. Once again, there is no charge to help them celebrate this year’s anniversary and the cheeseburgers are complementary with wine a purchase. They will be open from 11:00 to 5:00 on both days.