wine tours and whine dogs…

speaking of wine tours, if you are in the mood for a splurge, the Maccallum House Inn in Mendocino offers wine tours, chauffeured limos and dogs are allowed in the limo, if you book as a private party…  if you do book a tour, be sure to ask for Jim Davis and tell him that you found out about the tour from CeliaSue and Cici.  We met Jim at Navarro, the pet friendliest winery in Anderson Valley.

California Wine tasting tours
Stay two or three nights in any room at MacCallum House Inn and spend one of your days on a luxury wine tour of Anderson Valley in our stretch limousine or Lincoln Town Car. Sip complimentary sparkling wine as you visit the wineries.

we stayed in the abbey blair cottage… with queen bed, garden view, with its own cute little back yard and hot tub, and the front door opens at top and bottom…hardwood floors, coffeemaker, fridge, tv/dvd/cd and cable, phone. real wood stove, pet bed and bowls and treats… and some wonderful food and drink amenities in the fridge and on a tray…  the hot tub was a delightful way to relax, soak and very private…

dogs are welcome … The little back yard was wonderful for me and cici wanted to walk around town and meet other dogs.

pets can dine or have breakfast on the front porch with their human companions

guests receive $7 credit per guest for dinner and complementary breakfast.

breakfast :

started with licorice peppermint tea, delish!   In talking with the hostess, I recalled going into the city years ago (NYC aka Manhattan) to the Lower East Side and getting shoe leather (apricot pressed onto sheets), licorice shoelaces (strings of licorice, red, black and other flavors), and buttons, as well as charlotte rousses, whipped cream with cake, like strawberry shortcake sans the strawberries…

had cranberry juice and delicious crab cakes with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, was going to get the Mac Eggs Benedict or the omelette, tough choice, they all sounded great, but the crab cakes won. Comes with red griddled potatoes and a few slices of fruit. The blend of the delicate flavors was heaven and memorable (can’t stop thinking about the blend of the eggs, crab cakes and hollandaise sauce) and the restaurant ambiance was nice.  Had a choice of dining inside or outside with the dog, but it was too chilly so I ate by the fireplace.  there was a view of the lawn and the barn suites across the way.

This inn has numerous kinds of accommodations from the garden suites, cottages, barn suites and the original historic house.

Pride of  Pets Fun Dog Show
In honor of all the pets that have stayed over the years, MacCallum
House teams up with the Mendocino Humane Society to host an event every June
with fun categories like Look-A-Like, Best Tail Wagger, Most Mysterious
Heritage and Personality & Poise.
Christmas and New Year’s Eve
Every year the beautiful eaves of the Victorian,
its walkways and gardens are strung with lights.

A Giving Tree is put up for the
area’s disadvantaged children and people.

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