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Top 10 California Bed & Breakfast Announced

Inns featured at and in American Historic Inns guidebook


American Historic Inns, Inc., publisher of more than 2.5 million bed & breakfast guidebooks, has announced the “Top 10 California Bed & Breakfast Inns,” as voted by inn visitors throughout California. 

The “Top 10 California Bed & Breakfast Inns” were chosen after 8.2 million households in California were invited to vote at for their favorite inn through a promotion sponsored by Ralph’s Supermarkets, American Historic Inns, Inc., KFRG Radio, Minutemaid, Thomas English Muffins, and Perrier.  One voter was randomly awarded a $500 prize toward a getaway at the Bed and Breakfast Inn of their choice.

Among favorite B&Bs are an inn with a spectacular cliff side setting, a romantic cubist style get-a-way in La Jolla, and a handful of elegant garden retreats featuring high tea, gourmet cuisine, and superb hospitality. 

2004 Top 10 California Bed and Breakfast Inns include the following:

• Brewery Gulch Inn, Mendocino - (800)578-4454

• Simpson House Inn, Santa Barbara - (800)676-1280

• A Victorian Heritage Park Inn, San Diego - (800)995-2470

• Black Bear Inn, South Lake Tahoe - (877)232-7466

• The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla, La Jolla - (800)582-2466

• Old Monterey Inn, Monterey - (800)350-2344

• The Jabberwock, Monterey - (888)428-725

• Channel Road Inn, Santa Monica - (310)459-1920

• Seven Gables Inn, Pacific Grove - (831)372-4341

• Candlelight Inn, Napa - (800)624-0395

Adam Kamlet, inn frequenter and winner of the $500 promotion prize, chose the Brewery Gulch Inn of Mendocino as his all-time favorite. “It is the perfect antidote to treat the "city buzz" of San Francisco. There are surprises at every turn: large fireplaces in each room; lovingly tended gardens; evening wine hour; fruit picked from their own trees; organic eggs from their own chickens; hearty, wholesome breakfasts...and warm hospitality,” said Kamlet.

American Historic Inns, Inc., Deborah Sakach, hosted the online voting process at Her hopes are that the “Top 10 California Inns” will inspire vacationers to find inns that they will want to come back to over and over again. “ Samuel Johnson once said that ‘There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.’ The timelessness

and truth of this 18th century British writer’s statement is still enjoyed by inn stayers around the world,” said Sakach.

All 10 inns are included with full descriptions, photos and links to additional information at In addition to the “Top 10 California Bed & Breakfast Inns,” more than 3,000 other quality bed & breakfasts are featured on the website. The detailed listings include full text descriptions written by staff writers, rates, guest room details, historic interest, types of meals, amenities, nearby activities, publicity the inn has received and many other items of interest.

 Besides being listed at, most of this year’s “Top 10 California Inns” are included in American Historic Inns’ two publications: Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns, 16th edition and The Official Guide to American Historic Inns, 9th edition. Details about each of these award-winning publications can be found at

 These guide books can be purchased at most bookstores or directly from American Historic Inns, Inc. The prices of the guides are: Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns ($21.95) and The Official Guide to American Historic Inns ($16.95). Orders may be sent to American Historic Inns, Inc., P.O. Box 669, Dana Point, CA, 92629. Please include $3.00 for the first copy, plus 75 cents for each additional copy, for shipping and handling. Readers can also visit to order, or call American Historic Inns, Inc. at (800) 397-INNS or (949) 497-2232.