We found out about Stevenswood through GROUPON. We headed north for my birthday celebration. From the moment we drove up and walked towards the front door, I was in heaven. The cutest man, with a great handlebar mustache (Nelson), was standing in the door way and holding the door open for us. It felt like we were coming to visit our favorite uncle or something…he couldn’t have been more welcoming and gracious. He showed us around the inn, then up to our room. Everything he said was with the enthusiasm of a man on his first night on the job, not like a man who has worked there for 14yrs (as he has done). The room (The Reeves) was just gorgeous and very large, and he had all the lights on and the champagne in an ice bucket. I love the decor and architecture…reminds me of my parents Frank Lloyd Wright home. All natural resources….beautiful natural wood, cork floors and slate. Frank Lloyd Wright used the same and designed a home to feel likethe outside and inside are one. I felt that same thing in our room. I loved that every window had a beautiful view of nature and it’s beautiful trees. I loved that the entire inn had beautiful original art throughout. That gives a warm feeling like you are again staying at your favorite uncles’ and not a sterile hotel. We’ve stayed at the Mendocino Hotel twice before and frankly those old rooms with all the old furniture felt like I was at my grandparents old home. (loved the restaurant though).
The bed was so comfortable and we loved the fairly large flat screen TV. The next morning we headed down for our breakfast around 9:30am. There was only one waiter and he was busy serving many tables. Soon we were the last ones in the restaurant and had some great conversations with the waiter (I think his name is Josh). He’s a young good looking guy with a great sense of humor. He told us about some great places to check out while we were up there. Turned out he’s a single Dad with a young son and we enjoyed hearing about his son. We soon headed out for a walk in the forest…so peaceful and beautiful. We stopped and took hundreds of pictures around their property and in town. We returned in the afternoon just in time for our massages. We both had massages with Brook. I had mine first and enjoyed talking to her before my massage started. She is SO knowledgable about hollistic health, and nutruition. I just picking her brain. Great massage and after I opted to relax in the mediation lounge while my husband his massage. Brook came in to make sure I was comfortable and brought me some tea. I was just in heaven, laying back with my feet up, watching the fire (artificial), and listening to the soft music. The Spa is small but very relaxing and beautiful and Brook is a great massage therapist…what more could I have dreamed of. In just 3 days of staying there we were able to come home relaxed, refreshed and ready to get back into “real life” with wonderful memories of our stay at Stevenswood and all the nice people we met there. I look forward to our next trip to Stevenswood and hopefully in the Reeves room again.
Livermore, CA, 8/26/2012