The Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast is a beautifully restored landmark property located in the heart of the Historic District of Placerville, CA. The Queen Anne Victorian Bed and Breakfast affords a peak into a rich and vibrant period of California History. Nestled in a lovely alpine setting in the California Foothills, the inn is a perfect spot from which to set off on an historical exploration of “Gold Country”. The Gold Rush heritage of this lovely town in El Dorado County, CA is vast and includes tales of The Hangman’s Tree and Snowshoe Thompson.
A lovely, comfortable and romantic bed and breakfast, we are located just 60 minutes West of Lake Tahoe and 40 minutes East of Sacramento, California.
Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast offers a lodging experience beyond the ordinary. Three unique guest rooms, each with its own private bath, feature many thoughtful touches including fine Gilchrist and Soames bath amenities and cozy Cypress robes and slippers.
Locally-grown and produced El Dorado County wine greet you upon arrival. A delicious homemade breakfast crafted with fresh local ingredients is our way to give you the best start each morning.
The Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast continues to do our part to work for and with our environment. We are “green-friendly” and recycle.
Located in the Historic District of Placerville, the Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast is just a short stroll from Main Street. Find art galleries, antique shops, historic buildings, specialty stores and several excellent dining establishments as you meander through this town so rich in Old West History.
Visit Placerville Hardware, the Bell Tower, Pearson’s Soda Works, the old Court House, the Ziesz Brewery Ruins and the Fountain Tallman Soda Works which is now a Museum.
Placerville is well-known for having a colorful Gold Rush past. It started in Coloma in 1848 when James Marshall discovered gold flecks in a sawmill and carries on through today as Hangtown remains the hub of the Mother Lode. Named after the Placer Gold deposits found in its river beds and hills in the late 1840’s, Placerville’s rich mining history and lore includes the infamous Hangman’s Tree.
Just a few minutes from the inn you will find Gold Bug Park where you can try your hand at panning for gold, view the Stamp Mill and visit a hard-rock mine shaft. Just eight miles away you can visit Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma where gold was first found in California at Sutter’s Mill on the South Fork of the American River.
Whatever your reason for getting away, make the Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast in Placerville CA, your destination of choice.