California Unique Inns

Welcome to the Sunshine State of California. California's Mt. Whitney, second highest peak in the U.S. is less than 100 miles from the country's lowest point, Death Valley.

Distinguished by contrasts, California offers arguably the world's finest wine-growing region just minutes away from San Francisco, one of the world's most dynamic metropolitan areas. California languished until the discovery of gold led to the creation of the wealthiest, most diverse state in the country. Today, California is a promised land of opportunity and adventure.

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California Unique Inns

The finest bed & breakfasts, boutique hotels and country inns located in California.

Tallman Hotel

Tallman Hotel

Upper Lake, California

An incredible find in the hinterlands of Northern California, Clear Lake's Tallman Hotel has been lovingly restored by Lynne and Bernard Butcher to reflect the elegance... Read More

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The Wine Country Inn

The Wine Country Inn

St. Helena, California

For over thirty years, three generations of the Smith family have been welcoming guests to their little slice of Heaven. Nestled amongst Napa Valley's vineyards... Read More

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Groveland Hotel at Yosemite National Park

Groveland Hotel at Yosemite National Park

Groveland, California

On the National Register of Historic Places, the Groveland Hotel, built in 1849, was known as "the best house on the hill" during the Gold Rush. Accommodations feature... Read More

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Cypress Inn

Cypress Inn

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Nestled in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the iconic Cypress Inn has been a landmark boutique hotel of the Central Coast since 1929. Part of the elite collection... Read More

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Vagabond's House Inn

Vagabond's House Inn

Carmel, California

The "Tiffany Diamond" of Carmel, the Vagabond's House is a block from galleries, boutiques, and outstanding restaurants. The handsome brick and semi-timbered Tudor... Read More

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The Avalon Hotel

The Avalon Hotel

Catalina, California

Avalon's premier boutique inn was constructed with meticulous detail and a distinctively Californian Craftsman style. Hand-crafted mahogany, etched slate, stained... Read More

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The Bed and Breakfast Inn at La Jolla

The Bed and Breakfast Inn at La Jolla

La Jolla, California

This elegant Inn began life in 1913 as a residence designed by master architect Irving Gill. The gardens were created by noted horticulturist Kate Sessions, who... Read More

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Carmel Lamp Lighter Inn

Carmel Lamp Lighter Inn

Carmel, California

The Lamp Lighter Inn on Carmel’s Ocean Avenue has been charming visitors for decades. The inn is a collection of “Carmel Cottages” just three blocks... Read More

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McCloud Hotel

McCloud Hotel

McCloud, California

In the heart of McCloud on the side of Mount Shasta is the McCloud Hotel. Innkeepers and owners Nancy and Robert Short define hospitality. They are welcoming and... Read More

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Inn at Occidental

Inn at Occidental

Occidental, California

In the stunning valleys where Sonoma's vineyards meet the Redwoods just an hour north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is Occidental, a quaint village famous... Read More

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Cottage Grove Inn

Cottage Grove Inn

Calistoga, California

Nestled among a grove of century old Siberian Elms in the Napa Valley are the luxury cottages of Cottage Grove Inn. The charming exterior of each belies an interior... Read More

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Casa Laguna Inn

Casa Laguna Inn

Laguna Beach, California

Created as a tranquil alternative to bustling family-style resorts, Casa Laguna Inn & Spa is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or a relaxing escape from... Read More

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Honor Mansion

Honor Mansion

Healdsburg, California

Located in the center of Sonoma County's Dry Creek, Russian River, and Alexander wine valleys, the Honor Mansion is a beautiful 1883 Victorian transformed into an... Read More

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Carter House

Carter House

Eureka, California

Mark and Christi Carter led the redevelopment of Eureka's once-forgotten Old Town when they created their first Victorian Mansion. Today, the Carters provide outstanding... Read More

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Stanford Inn by the Sea

Stanford Inn by the Sea

Mendocino, California

Nestled on a hillside, the exquisite Stanford Inn sits atop a meadow overlooking Mendocino Bay. Embodying the best of the rugged Mendocino Coast, the Inn is a haven. Read More

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Quick Facts

Population: 36.7 million

Average Climate: 44°F in January; 79°F in July

Capital: Sacramento

Largest City: Los Angeles

Did you know...

The oldest, largest and tallest living trees can be found in California at the Inyo National Forest, the Sequoia National Park and the Humboldt Redwoods State Park