The Black Bear Inn, about a 90-minute drive east of Sacramento, is a charming B&B in the mountain community of Arnold, Calif. You are surrounded by tall redwood trees, and the grounds are full of blooming flowers. The rooms are exquisite, with wonderful queen-size beds and comforters. Request the French toast for breakfast — you'll remember it for a long time. We haven't stopped telling our friends about this B&B. We can't wait to go back.
Black Bear Inn, 1343 Oak Circle, Arnold, Calif.; (209) 795-8999, arnoldblackbearinn.com. Five suites, $225 a night.
Cheri and Jim Ryan