The Red Chair recently enjoyed the luxury and beauty of Eden Vale Inn, and nearby Coloma CA and Placerville CA. Red is touring superb bed and breakfasts from coast to coast. After a good night’s sleep, deep soak, and fantastic breakfast at Eden Vale Inn, it went looking for history and good times in Downtown Placerville.
Ol’ Red was mighty glad it did not have a neck when it visited “Old Hangtown.” But, the weather being fine, it decided to be brave and see what there was to learn about the California Gold Rush on Historic Main Street, Placerville, CA.
Red Chair was relieved to see that there is in fact justice in Placerville, El Dorado County, California. It took a rest on the courthouse stairs, soaking up the sun.
The Red Chair loved the fascinating exhibits at the Placerville Historical Museum, in Main Street’s oldest building.
Inside, Red saw what might have been its great-great cousin: a historic cobbler’s chair.
After all that history, Red Chair was ready for a snack. Dedrick’s Cheese, locally owned and featuring locally made cheeses, breads, and sweets, was a wonderful place to get some picnic supplies. Red spent some time gossiping with Daisy the Cow who sees everything that goes on in Placerville.
Red Chair headed uphill, east toward the famed Apple Hill region. It saw beautiful rolling hills, vineyards, and tree-lined roads. A breath of fresh air. Mill View Ranch sold it the tallest apple pie it ever had seen, and fresh apple cider. A table in the shade made the picnic perfect.
Heading back toward Eden Vale Inn, Red Chair stopped by David Girard Vineyards for some wine tasting. It picked up a couple of bottles for the chairs back home. Delicious! There was one more adventure on the way back toward Eden Vale Inn.
Red Chair got up close and personal with Marshall’s Monument, at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, in Coloma, CA. This was the site of the gold discovery that spurred the California Gold Rush.
Satisfied with a day filled with beauty and history, and full of wonderful food and drink, Red Chair had another fantastic night at Eden Vale Inn. Tomorrow, its adventures continue at B&Bs across the land.
All of Red Chair’s travels can be seen at ww.redchairtravels.com. Rooms at Eden Vale Inn can be seen here. We’d love to have you come visit, too.