December 1, 2008

Lakeport, California: Lakeport English Inn; hotel review

Lakeport English Inn  675 N. Main St., in Lakeport, west lake, (707) 263-4317. 10 rooms; $$-$$$. Full breakfast.

The innkeepers here raised their children in this 1875 Carpenter Victorian, which was a county hospital from 1926 to 1946. It is unpretentious, unfussy, yet satisfying in an English-style B&B way. Guest rooms are furnished with high beds fitted with Frette sheets, and most of the large bathrooms have a whirlpool tub for two. Sometimes guests encounter Myrtle Hobbs, the nice resident ghost. The back garden is enclosed by a very tall Italian cypress wall, and a teeny pub (for guests only) opens on weekends for “a bit.”

A full-on proper high tea served on bone china is scheduled during holidays and is open to non-guests.

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