Jen Engevik
(949) 497-2232

Tour California’s Top Wine Country Bed and Breakfasts as Featured on

August 17, 2005 – American Historic Inns, Inc., owner of a leading online bed and breakfast travel directory, is now featuring top California wine country bed & breakfasts on their website

Also included are descriptions of 11 California wine regions including Napa Valley, Mendocino, Santa Barbara Country, Monterey County, Sonoma County, San Luis Obispo/Paso Robles, Temecula, Gold Country, Lake County, Lodi, and Livermore Valley.

Favorite properties range from lush forest hideaways in Mendocino County to Napa Valley’s rolling vine-covered landscape to desert retreats in Southern California’s wine country including:

-Inns in the middle of picturesque wineries, such as Dunning Vineyard Country Inn in Paso Robles, Inn at Churon Winery in Temecula, and Carriage Vineyards in Templeton, provide both a relaxing hideaway and an educational opportunity for those wanting to learn more about the winemaking process.
The Candlelight Inn of Napa Valley takes luxury and hospitality to the next level. Located on a park-like acre with gardens, this elegant English Tutor-style house is situated beneath redwood groves and towering trees. Six rooms feature a marble fireplace and two-person marble Jacuzzi inside the room. Visitors are pampered with multi-course gourmet breakfasts, personalized dining recommendations and wine country touring advice, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres, onsite high-speed wireless Internet access, and daily newspapers.

-The Simpson House is currently the only bed and breakfast in North America holding a Five Diamond award from AAA. A stately Italianate Victorian house, the inn, a historic landmark, is situated on an acre of English gardens. In the evenings, guests are treated to a sampling of local wines, as well as a lavish Mediterranean hors d'oeuvre buffet. The evening turndown service includes delectable chocolate truffles. The innkeepers can arrange for in-room European spa treatments, and guests can workout at a nearby private health club. Guests also receive complimentary passes for the Santa Barbara trolley.

-Escape to the Mendocino coast and find tranquility at the MacCallum House, a private and secluded retreat set on two beautifully landscaped acres. The property situates travelers in the heart of Mendocino Village where they can enjoy the town’s art galleries, live theater, shops and restaurants. The MacCallum House prides itself on superb service including the arrangement of one-of-a-kind wine tours, beach horseback rides, fishing trips, wellness retreats and gourmet dining.

-The Avalon Luxury Bed & Breakfast, in Sonoma Wine Country's Russian River Valley, is set amongst giant redwoods. Suites are adorned with original hand-painted murals and luxury linens and feature large marble and granite tubs, fireplaces, King-size beds, patios, Microfibre robes, slippers and wine glasses. Innkeepers will customize a wine tour within a handful of Sonoma County’s 191 wineries that is tailored to the interests and tastes of their guests.

There are more than 50 suggested bed and breakfasts and over 100 wineries, chosen by innkeepers, featured in the California Wine Country Bed and Breakfast Guide on Properties were chosen both within select wine regions and within an hour’s drive, in order to provide day trips from favorite towns and cities.

For more information on properties listed within the feature please call Jennifer Engevik at 949-497-2232 x307.