2011 California’s Best Getaway
Los Angeles resident Lauren Linde was also impressed with the Ojai Valley Inn: “Aside from its beauty and the park-like grounds, the entire experience is luxury all the way. The service is impeccable, and you are always welcomed in your room by some fruit, wine, bottled water, etc. You do not feel nickel and dimed.
“The advantage of this remarkable place is that you have the feel of a private B&B with all the amenities of a great hotel. I love going there, and have been many times. Each has been special in its own way. Finally, it is enclosed and safe. I can allow my 12-year-old to walk around the grounds without fear. And so close yet so far from L.A.–Heaven!”
For more information on the Ojai Valley Inn & Resort, phone 1-888-697-87-80
Aurora Park Cottages is in the beautiful wine country city of Calistoga and Aurora Park offers individual cottages, each with a spacious, private deck. Aurora Park pampers their guests with luxurious down-filled beds, cozy overstuffed chairs, a mini-fridge, coffee-maker and a morning basket of scones, croissants and fresh fruit.
“We’ve been there several times and have always had wonderful service from the innkeepers, Joe and Celeste,” wrote Carole Peterson from Pleasanton. “The cottages are very comfortable and I like that they are separate cottages instead of a room in someone’s house.”
Ohio resident Luanne Johnson writes that the location is ideal: “It’s close to downtown Calistoga but far enough away to be peaceful and quiet. Each cottage has a private deck with a spectacular view of the Palisades and the furnishings in the charming cottages are both comfy and deluxe. But what makes it really special are the innkeepers, Joe Hensley and Celeste Ford. They are definitely the host and hostess with the mostest.”