“Someone’s gotta tell Huell Houser about this place” Kathy Stowe
Saturday, October 02, 2010
"Eden Vale Inn, between Coloma and Placerville, CA, captured our hearts the moment we drove up the driveway. Upon entering the home you are immediately filled with a warmth and belonging. The history of the 20 year labor of love was so rich and the home's lovely world collections are so artfully displayed... Restoring this BARN, was brilliantly executed in fine (custom, Craftsman, country, southwest, Tibetan, European, modern, fen shui) style. From the beautiful modern bath to the very comfortable bed, the large soaking tub outside our perfectly appointed room was the icing on the cake." - Review from Oct 2, 2010.
Kathy of San Pedro, CA may be our most enamored fan. She wrote the below in May, 2010 in Facebook.
Kathy wrote, "The gardens are amazing. Gayle's plant knowledge and sense of decor, fills every pathway with a visual delight, pairing old and new finds, as decorations between all the fantastic foliage and fountains. The large horse watering trough, an original that came with the barn at the lower back side of the house, has a flowing spigot, trickling into its reflective pollywog pool. The surrounding pastures of horses and ponies add to the lovely views. The use of bowling balls placed along the west fencetop is visually pleasing as it leads you up to the pond..."
"Oh and I have to mention the food! The chef and innkeeper, Kirsten, is such a culinary wizard. The amazing stratas, quiches, stollens, scones, fresh fruits and famous home made granolas are just a tiny taste of what she can do. The coffee and tea bar is excellent and that kitchen would make any famous chef proud. Way too cool of a custom cabinet job in there Mark."
You'll amazed at this Zen country chic place. You'll return, just like we will - soon... Now we know where Eden is. Someone's gotta tell Huell Houser about this place... talk about California's Gold!"
Thanks Kathy! We like to please. - Mark