Northern California is widely renowned for the art of wine-making, but what about the art of banner-making? Beginning on June 8th and ending on October 12th, Placerville will be holding its annual Banners on Parade. Artists from the area will produce beautiful masterpieces on banners that will be strung along light poles on Main Street. It has become huge attraction to Placerville since 2005 when artists displayed their work on wheelbarrows and then in 2006 when wine barrels were used as the medium. In 2007, banners were utilized and has since become a smashing hit with locals and tourists alike. It has become an annual focal point for four months out of the year, with everyone looking forward to the artful displays to brighten up Main Street. On October 19th, the paintings will be held up for auction during our Art and Wine Festival. Don’t miss the opportunity to see some wonderfully talented artists proudly display their work while you enjoy a romantic weekend with your loved one at Edenvale Inn.
We Northern Californians may be famous for our wine, but we also love our beer and Placerville likes to celebrate this classic beverage with our very own Bell Tower Brewfest! This year the festival will be taking place on June 29th on Placerville’s historic Main Street which be blocked off for the safety and enjoyment of the fest-goers from 6pm to 9pm. The festival will feature 35 different crafted brews as well as live music to boogey down to while you sip on Placerville’s finest lagers. Tickets are limited and are expected to sell out so get them while you can! See more information here. Or call (530) 672-3436 for more information. And of course, make sure you book a room at Edenvale Inn for the festival! See you on June 29th!
Summer is just around the corner and the flowers are abloom in the Edenvale gardens. This is a perfect time to get away from it all with your loved one and enjoy the scenery and the sunshine at Edenvale Inn. Not to mention all the fantastic events Placerville has to offer this summer. I’ve already mentioned a few of them, and here’s another that’s coming up on June 8th: The Wagon Train and BBQ rib cook off.
If you’re a fan of some finger lickin’ BBQ ribs, you can’t miss this event. They do it every year and believe me, these ribs are to die for. Besides that, they’ve got live music, a beer garden, historical displays, and western shoot-outs. If you and your loved one love delicious BBQ ribs and a good ol’ country western time, then make sure you don’t miss out on this event. See more information about 2013 Wagon Train & BBQ Rib Cook Off here.
Then come home to scenic Edenvale Inn to kick off your boots and spend some romantic quality time with your loved one.
Romance and a touch of Tuscany in…Placerville! By SHARON PENNY
If you are looking for a romantic getaway or a mid-week respite but just don’t have the time to travel to the beach or the mountains, look no further than the fabulous Eden Vale Inn in the foothills near Placerville. Tucked away off the main roads but easily accessible, this B & B will surprise you from the minute you drive in. Originally a hay barn built in 1919, the structure then became a home and continued it’s evolution in 2006 when Mark & Gayle Hamlin purchased it, thus beginning its quest to become the unique inn it is today. Mark and Gayle are the ultimate experts on the history of the Inn and the surrounding area. They are quick to suggest places to hike, bike, swim, dine, shop and wine taste. But the property itself offers so much that you might find it difficult to venture out! The mix of rustic and ultra modern is everywhere – from the original building with it’s gorgeous stone fireplace and rough sawn beams of the main house (you have to see it, I can’t do it justice in print!) – to the chic and romantic guest rooms. Each of the seven rooms is unique. All are modern, supremely comfortable and luxuries abound. Each room has a computerized lighting system – some with a button marked “romance”. Push that and lights dim to be replaced by the flickering fire. Nice touch. We stayed in one of the ‘Penthouse’ rooms called the Madrone Room. With a view of the beautiful swimming pond, surrounding foothills, and the gorgeous firepit where you can chat with other guests, this room is the largest at the Inn. We had a table and chairs outside our door and a bottle of local red wine waiting for us complements of Mark & Gayle. There’s a kitchenette between the two penthouse rooms for use by both. Afterall, we did need a refrigerator to keep our bubbly cold! What’s a romantic getaway without champagne? Enjoy your Champagne while relaxing in your outdoor (and oh so private) soaking tub. Don’t forget to pour in the lemon verbena bath salts made locally. Ahhh.
The beautiful gardens surrounding the Inn are extensive and have been meticulously nurtured over the years by Gayle. There are benches and fountains tucked away throughout the property. A great time to take a stroll through the gardens is after enjoying the sumptuous breakfast personally planned by Gayle. You can dine indoors or out on one of the many decks. Much of the food came from Gayle’s garden or locally sourced. There is even a warm and inviting on-site spa studio where you can be pampered with single or couples massages and facials. Just book ahead for spa services. After experiencing this jewel in Placerville, I guarantee two things: first, you will have had one of the most pleasurable experiences a B & B can offer, and second, you’ll be back!
During your romantic getaway at Edenvale Inn, enjoy some of Placerville’s rich and diverse culture on Saturday, May 18th at the annual Wakamatsu Farm Festival. The event honor’s the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony’s residents, some of whom date back to the Nisenan tribe, and then to America’s first Japanese settlers. The festival will feature numerous Japanese and and Native American performances such as Taiko drumming, a Tomadachi dance group, martial arts, and sushi making demonstations, as well as various exhibitions, live music, and of course food and drinks with sushi to boot! The festival is a mere 5 miles from Edenvale with plenty of parking and takes place from 10 – 4 on Saturday, May 18th. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Wakamatsu Farm Festival’s website at Wakamatsu Farm Festival
We hope to see you that weekend for some romance, relaxation, and a little bit of Placerville culture!
For all of you Yelp users, and there are many, you will be interested to know that Edenvale Inn received a five star rating! The comments from our previous guests reveal why we received such a high rating. These are just a few that I grabbed off the most recent comments: “we can’t think of anything we would have liked different” or “The most amazing and romantic place I have ever stayed. I dream of going back soon” or “The soaking tubs are by far the best part…what a nice treat!”
Gayle and I are extremely proud to know that we have made so many couples happy and have provided such a romantic and peaceful getaway. Come experience it yourself and see what everyone is raving about! http://www.yelp.com/biz/eden-vale-inn-placerville
Eden Vale was featured in Sunset magazine as one of the best places to stay on a Gold Country road trip! The inn was chosen because of our rustic atmosphere blended with modern luxuries such as our “stylish guest rooms with high-def TVs. Breakfast are lavish” in contrast to most Gold Country inns that seem stuck in the days of the gold rush itself with doilies and Victorian era furniture. The article also points out that our gardens will be in full bloom and in their prime, as spring is here. This is the perfect time to make your romantic getaway on our 4 acres of beautiful land. And if you’re looking for things to do while you relax at Eden Vale, the article also highlights interesting activities for you and your loved one, such as visiting the historic Marshall Gold Discovery State Park or decadent places to dine, and of course, the best places to sip our famous northern Califirnia wine. Come visit us!
I am pleased to announce that Edenvale was featured in the “escape” section of Sacmag. It was rated as one of the top 10 most romantic inns in the area. The excerpt highlighted Edenvale’s beautiful property, including our footpaths through the gardens as well as our outdoor couple’s tubs, our amazingly comfortable mattresses, and our delectable breakfast options. We are so proud to have been featured in Sacmag. All the work we’ve done on the property has truly paid off and we can honestly say that we have a beautiful romantic getaway that will rekindle any couple’s romantic side. So come on down and enjoy our spectacular grounds over the American River, take a hot cup of coffee or tea by our man-made lake, take a stroll amid our superb gardens and enjoy our freshly made breakfasts. You won’t be disappointed!
Retreat to the Most Romantic Getaway in Northern California. Named one of “America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns,” Eden Vale Inn near Placerville is your choice for the best romantic B&B. We are conveniently located between Placerville and Coloma, California. Our beautiful Gold Country Bed and Breakfast lodging includes seven contemporary guest rooms with private luxury baths, acres of Sierra Foothills gardens and a beautiful swimming pond. Each accommodation has been designed and built as a guest room with all the modern conveniences and a unique decorative style to soothe your senses and spirit. You can wander the extensive grounds and experience the intimacy of the beautifully landscaped gardens and pond. Then feed your romantic spirit by sipping Sierra Foothills Wines in front of your fireplace and by soaking in your own private couple’s outdoor soaking tub.