California Public Fireplaces

Cuddle Up by the Fire

Try the Pelican Inn Pub, Muir Woods.
Los Angeles Magazine May 2001 “This slate-roofed hideaway tucked in a valley at the center of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is so saturated in British hostelry tradition that in each of the seven guest rooms a tiny stone with a hole hangs over the bed to ward off witches and rickets. By day, guests can explore nearby hiking trails, catch some sea mist at rugged Muir Beach, and then refuel on prime rib, Yorkshire pudding, and cottage pie in front of the fireplace. At night--after a round of pilsners and darts in the paneled Tudor bar--they retire to snug rooms filled with English antiques, heavily draped canopy beds, and worn Persian rugs. Morning brings a copper vase of fresh flowers outside the door and a classic English breakfast of bacon and eggs, bangers, and grilled tomatoes.”


wfair said...

The Riptide, built in 1941, has the look and feel of a small town lodge and is labeled as San Francisco's Tahoe by the Sea. In addition to rustic brick flooring and high ceilings, the original knotty pine walls and raging fireplace add warmth you can feel as soon as you step inside.

The Riptide opens daily at 4 P.M. If you’re looking for a casual atmosphere and a conversation or two with the locals, stop by for Happy Hour from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. featuring honest drink specials.

At night, you might come across live bluegrass, jazz, blues, solo acoustic, piano and country music. Or, if you like to dance or just rock out, we have DJ's spinning soul, old school, punk, metal, and ska. Check the calendar for events or just wander in anytime.

The Riptide also boasts of having the best damn bar staff in the Bay Area, not to mention voted Best Fireplace and Jukebox. It's only 15 minutes from the heart of San Francisco, one block away from the Pacific Ocean, close to public transportation and there's plenty of free parking.

Smokers, check out the outdoor smoking lounge with ocean view. Just watch out for the L-Taraval...

irishlass said...

The Starbucks at South Lake Tahoe has all the usual good stuff you find at Starbucks, plus a fireplace!

Anonymous said...

If you're traveling on 80 to Tahoe/Reno stop at the Rainbow Lodge in Soda Springs

History comes to life at Rainbow Lodge - our enchanting Bed and Breakfast built in the 1920's alongside a bend in the Yuba River. Come marvel at the original stone and woodwork, wonder at the historical photographs, savor our French-trained Chef's sumptuous cooking and doze by a freshly stoked fire. You'll succumb to the warmth and beauty of the romantic past and maybe, in years to come, it'll be your story that echoes through these walls.

It's a part of the Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort ares

Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort offers you an extensive network of trails over thousands of acres of snow-clad wilderness in the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. You can sample us in a day by enjoying the friendly services of our day lodge, or better still, savor us for a week by staying in trailside lodges that you'll never want to leave.

Superbly situated just a short drive from world famous Lake Tahoe and our gateway city Reno, Royal Gorge is the largest cross country ski resort in North America and has been ranked "Number One" by Snow Country Magazine. Here's just some of the reasons why:

* More than 9000 acres of skiing terrain
* An annual snowfall exceeding 600 inches
* The largest groomed track system in North America (330km)
* Ninety impressive trails
* Four user-friendly surface lifts
* Two trailside lodges: Rainbow and Wilderness
* A spacious day lodge with first class facilities
* The world's largest cross country grooming fleet
* Fifteen kilometers of snowmaking
* Ten rejuvenating warming huts
* Four refreshing trailside cafes
* Several stimulating Inn to Inn trails
* A base elevation of 7000 feet