Saturday, May 12, 2012

West Cliff Inn

Tomorrow is Mother's Day and I will be celebrating at home with family and going to church.  I will also be redecorating my front porch.   Two new rockers, cushions and some plants
 are on my gift list.
So before we go off shopping I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Mother's Day and share one of my favorite bed and breakfast destinations on the California Coast. 

 A trip to West Cliff Inn would be a wonderful
 gift for Mother's Day!  

Located in Santa Cruz the inn has beautiful views of  Monterey Bay. 

Sunrise view from our room

We stayed here in February as part of our anniversary trip to the coast and enjoyed 
our visit so much! 

I love big front porches and the West Cliff's porch was a perfect place to sit and enjoy the views!  The architecture is stunning.  

I love the corbels and trim around the
 windows and porch!

The inn has been meticulously restored and remolded as a bed and breakfast and the 
decor was serene and restful.  

Upper deck above the covered porch was
 another great place to relax!

Taking cues from the ocean and bay, the color palette included lots of blues, sea foam greens with soft sandy yellows.  

The staircase was gorgeous (even though our room was on the third floor)  and the foyer ceiling was a show stopper with it's stained glass dome. 

Mr. Bloomers was a trooper and lugged up my oversized suitcase up three flights as it wouldn't fit in the dumb waiter!  No elevators of course but the dumb waiter was fun to use. 

Our suite was lovely and oversized  with a king sized bed with a sitting area,  sofa bed with another sitting area and  fireplace. 

The room was quiet and comfortable and could easily accommodate  four people.

The bathroom was a dream bath, carrera marble with a spa tub, skylight and separate shower.  

The dining room is lovely and I coveted the sunflower painting above the fireplace.  West Cliff serves a delicious breakfast, cookies at night and has a wine, cheese and hor'dourves
  reception in the evening.  

Across the street is a walking trail along the cliffs and we enjoyed watching the otters play in the surf.

The view from the trail looks back at the Boardwalk a place near and dear to my husband.  He spent many weekends there during his summers since he grew up in the San Jose.  

It is the first and last roller coaster I have or will ever I am terrified of heights!  We have some good memories though!  We have three grown sons and they love riding the coaster with their dad!  

West Cliff exceeded our expectations and 
we can't wait to visit again!

Here is the link:

Hope you each have a Happy Mother's Day and if you are not a mom..hope you spend your day with someone special!

I'm linking with 

Tablescaper's Seasonal Sundays

P.S.  My son Ryan who lives in Georgia sent me a dozen  stargazers! 
 He knows me well signature flower!  

P.S.S.  My new Mother's Day rockers and boston fern on the front porch...still have some landscaping to do in the front yard...
Hope your day was special!


  1. Sonya, What a wonderful get away! Oh my goodness! The view alone would be worth the trip! Looks like you had a very special Anniversary getaway.
    Happy Mother's Day!!

  2. I love Santa Cruz. This looks like a beautiful place to celebrate an anniversary. Happy mothers day!

  3. Gorgeous spot. I enjoyEd my journey in my mind. Happy Mother's Day. Cherry Kay

  4. Happy Mother's Day to you and what an amazing place you have shared with us here today!


  5. West Cliff Inn is gorgeous...we all need a Mother's Day weekend getaway to this beautiful place. Hope your Mother's Day is special. Looking forward to seeing the porch!

  6. Thank you for the travelogue! I love to visit the coast of California - maybe, I will get to stay there on one of my visits! Sweet son to remember your favorite flower - I do not know where he lives in my state, but on your next visit here, wave to me - lol!!

  7. What a beautiful spot! It looks gorgeous! I love your new rockers! I have 2 like that on my side porch, gift from my son years ago. Enjoy them!

  8. What a wonderful getaway! I have heard about the Inn and am so glad to be able to see your pictures. Your porch looks very inviting. Have a good week.

  9. What a lovely place. Thanks so much for being a part of my 100th Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  10. i love the flowers!!

    Please come and link at my Color Connection meme through my PINKentry, hope you'll join the fun!


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