Meet The Innkeepers

Mark and Gayle, Owners and Innkeepers of Northern California’s Best Getaway

Mark and GayleIn 1985, this newly wedded couple decided to make the California Foothills, specifically the Gold Country, their home. They searched for property and found ten acres near Placerville. In their eyes the site had potential. The property had an abundance of rocks, no vegetation except for grass and a few trees, a spring, and a solid classic California hay barn. Captivated by the barn's spacious open interiors, and inspired by similar conversions in a book titled "Living Barns", the couple took on a lifelong project that continually grows in scope and vision. 

Their wonderful adventure has not just transformed a barn into a beautiful home, but a rocky abused landscape into a garden estate. Mark and Gayle did much of the work themselves. Plus the bulk of this work, converting the barn and, building the gardens, occurred while they both had day jobs.

Today, Mark and Gayle delight in sharing their beautiful creation with others at their hotel in Placerville, CA. Guests often comment on how comfortable and peaceful they feel on the property. That's just the way Mark and Gayle like it - guests should feel at home.

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