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Day Trip to Leggett
By Cookie Arnett
May 14, 2016

If you are looking for something to do today, why not take a drive up the coast to the Chandelier Tree in Leggett. The beautiful scenic drive offers many opportunities for recreational opportunities along the way. So, pack a picnic lunch and head out for a refreshing day of fun.

As you leave town, you will pass through Cleone, a small “town” where MacKerricher State Park is located. MacKerricher holds a day of activities in itself, so don’t get sidetracked. But be sure to make plans to go there on another day, because it is a great place to hang out. FULL STORY

The Gingerbread Mansion- Model ADA Inn
By Cookie Arnett
May 6, 2016

A sweet stay awaits any traveler at the Gingerbread Mansion in Ferndale, California. The Victorian style bed & breakfast was built in 1895 by a doctor. After living there for several years, the doctor suggested that the house be converted into a much needed hospital. The house served as the local... FULL STORY

Livin' It Up at the Old Lewiston Inn
By Cookie Arnett
May 5, 2016

The Old Lewiston Inn is located in a tiny town that was once bustling with miners. Situated just 17 miles east of Weaverville, the inn provides the perfect spot for vacationers wanting to escape to serenity. With four rooms overlooking the Trinity River, tranquility soon encompasses guests. The... FULL STORY

McCloud River Inn- A Hidden Gem on Mt. Shasta
By Cookie Arnett
May 4, 2016

Many visit Mt. Shasta each year, yet relatively few of these travelers are aware of the tiny town named McCloud, nestled near the top of the mountain. The town is named after the McLeod family, settlers who arrived in the area in the early 1800s. Alexander McLeod led a group of explorers and trapp... FULL STORY

At Home at the Glen Morey Country House B&B
By Cookie Arnett
May 4, 2016

The Glen Morey Country House Bed & Breakfast, located in Placerville, California, is truly a home away from home. It has all of the comforts of home—and the atmosphere to match. The house is encompassed by serene surroundings. Beautiful foliage provides a peaceful, private environment in which to... FULL STORY

Get Away to the Hope-Merrill House Bed & Breakfast
By Cookie Arnett
May 2, 2016

The Hope-Merrill House in Geyserville is a quiet retreat from everyday life. The inn is set in wine country and is the source of award winning wines itself. One of the first things you notice as you drive up to the quaint bed & breakfast are the rows of grape vines growing next to the house. The... FULL STORY

Escape to Vichy Springs
By Cookie Arnett
April 21, 2016

Just outside of Ukiah lies a unique haven that many of the locals don’t even know about. It is no secret. There are signs everywhere. It has been there for over 160 years. Yet, it remains undiscovered by many Mendocino residents. Vichy Springs is a heavenly escape from the demands of life. ... FULL STORY