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Westport Hotel & Old Abalone Pub

The Westport Hotel , formerly the Lost Coast Inn, is a wonderful escape to peaceful beauty. The quaint resort is actually a Bed and Breakfast. However, it bears the title “Hotel” in order to maintain the historical facets of the building. Six amazing rooms are available at the Westport Hotel, ensuring that patrons will find accommodations that they just love. Whether it is the Northwest Room with an ocean-facing deck or the Hillside Room with an awesome view of the meadow and hillside, lodgers are sure to have a relaxing experience. And, for those cool coastal nights, just step out of your room and take a few steps to the sauna. What better place to enjoy a glass of wine and a few chocolate covered strawberries. In the morning, a cup of coffee and a scone can be brought to your room. Once you have enjoyed your beverage in a peaceful, enjoyable setting, you can descend the stairs to have a hot breakfast in the main dining room or the garden. On Saturday afternoons, after you have return

Butte County Virtual Fair 2020

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The Butte County Fair has been a family fun favorite for 75 years.  Unfortunately, the fair was cancelled this year because of COVID.  Although we are unable to attend the festivities this year, that does not mean we can't have some fair fun.  I have tons of pictures & videos from the 2013 fair.  These pictures were taken exactly  7 years ago.  I actually came up with the theme for that year's fair- Harvest A Bushel of Fun. There are some fair events still taking place- such as the steer auction.  It will be held online.  To find out more, check out the fair website page . There are always a lot of fun things happening at the fair & we can keep that fun going online.  If you see yourself or something you entered that year, be sure to comment below.  Also, if you had planned on entering this years events, share that as well.  It would be great to see all of the creativity that transpired this year.

At Home at the Glen Morey Country House B&B

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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 relax and unwind. The house, originally a square-framed farmhouse, was built in 1859 by Isaac Titus. Isaac was a prominent member of the community and eventually became Senator. The house was bought by Blacksmith Henry Morey in 1871, and he made major revisions to the humble abode. It remained in the Morey family until the middle of the century. Pictures of the Morey family still hang in the cozy bed & breakfast inn. The house has had a diverse history, as can be seen on the inn’s website. When the current owners bought the home, they transformed it into a warm, inviting place for travelers. Subsequently, they added a private living area enabling them to be more accessible to guests.

McCloud River Bed and Breakfast- A Hidden Gem on Mt. Shasta

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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 trappers to the heavily forested area in 1829. His wife, Mary, became the town matriarch and everyone answered to her. “Momma McLeod” expected everyone in her town to maintain a high level of morality and respect for the community. Those who were disruptive or nonproductive were firmly invited to leave. The McLeod home was the center of all things in the tight-knit community. A nearby mercantile provided everything residents needed. Those who lived and worked in McCloud would pick up their necessities at the store. The funds for items acquired would be removed from the paychecks of individuals shopping at the store. Then, workers would go pick up their checks at the bank, which was originally locat