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					Media Contact Kristi Hallamore Jeppesen Glenelly Inn & Cottages 707.996.6720 kristi@glenelly.com Backgrounder Wine Country Inns' The Glenelly Inn & Cottages
The Glenelly Inn was built during the era of Jack London, to serve area visitors arriving by rail. The French colonial style main inn building with verandas that wrap around, and the stick-style owner's cottage, evoke an old-world feel, a step back in time. Set into a hillside with native madrone and manzanita, and a lovely view of Sonoma Mountain, the large flagstone patio under the grandfather oak trees invite relaxation and bird watching. Each room or cottage opens onto a veranda or private patio with sitting area. The extensive garden features an old cypress tree transplanted from San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, mature fruit trees including fig, apple, pear and pomegranates, a beautiful rose garden, and other lush fragrant plantings and masses of spring-time bulbs. The rooms at the Inn are casual, country comfortable in style with a European feel to them, while the Garden Cottages offer a more up-scale decor. Guests can experience a spa treatment in their room or in the garden and then slip into something comfortable - like Glenelly Inn's garden hot tub surrounded by roses and the scent of lavender and jasmine! Whether it is sipping a bubbly beverage under the 200-year-old oak tree, from the swing, hammock or picnic tables; or soaking in bubbles in one of the big old-fashioned claw foot tubs in the guestrooms or whirlpool tub in the cottages; or luxuriating in the bubbles of the in-ground Jacuzzi, guests will renew and relax at the Glenelly Inn & Cottages.

According to this innkeeper, one of the most important aspects of any bed & breakfast inn is the BEDS. The Glenelly Inn & Cottages is known for their firm mattresses, reading lights on both sides, lovely linens, Norwegian down comforters and no less than six pillows (eight, if you count the ones with the shams)! Many of guests have commented that they have a hard time getting out of bed in time for breakfast! All rooms have a private bath, most with old-fashioned claw foot tubs with showers.
Additional amenities include free wireless Internet access, gift baskets, fruit and cheese platters, and fresh bouquets with truffles and sparkling wine for those special occasions. The accommodations at the Glenelly Inn & Cottages offer something for every taste and price range, as well as flexibility for famililies. The Glenelly Inn & Cottages is one of the few lodging facilities in the Wine Country that is receptive to families. Each child receives a gift bag with age appropriate toys at check-in, and the inn offers a special kid friendly breakfast menu from which they can make choices. (More)

2 - 2- 2 Glenelly Inn & Cottages A Tradition of Innkeeping Built in 1916 by the Larigne family, the Inn was originally known as the "Rocky Terrace Resort." Kristi Hallamore Jeppesen and her mother, Ingrid Loype Hallamore, purchased the Glenelly in 1990. Ingrid, born and raised in Gausdal, Norway, discovered San Francisco when a hotel managment exchange program brought her to the United States. Her first job was at the Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill. Kristi, born and raised in San Francisco, recognized her desire to work in the hospitality industry after attending a culinary academy in Norway. She left a career in the title and escrow business to continue the fine tradition of innkeeping that was started in 1916.

A Perfect Base For Wine Country Explorations

The Inn is centrally located in the heart of the Valley of the Moon, 60 miles north of San Francisco, in close proximity to a wealth of Sonoma County activities including; abundant award-winning wineries, Jack London State Park, the historic town of Sonoma, hiking and biking trails, art galleries, shopping and a plethora of dining.

A Worldly Inspired Breakfast Chef/owner Kristi, who has background as a Scandinavian hostess and gourmet chef and Eduardo

Haro, assistant chef who trained with reknowned chef Charles Holmes, treat guests to breakfast recipes that utilize cuisine from all parts of the world - specialties include Kristi’s signature quiches with
unusual crusts ( i. e the Southwestern in a tortilla crust, Leek tart in a graham cracker crust, Norvegienne in a lefse crust) and Blueberry Bread Pudding with warm Lingonberry sauce, and Eduardo’s Yogurt Pancakes and Pesto Eggs. Always on the menu is breakfast meat (on the side), artfully plated seasonal fruit, freshly squeezed orange juice, cereal, yogurt, homemade baked goods and coffee. Special requests are honored whenever possible. Picnics can be ordered by special request to be enjoyed at a local winery, in one of the many Valley parks, or in the redwood forest or at the coast. Options include a choice of four sandwiches, spring water, a private label split of chardonnay or merlot, fresh homemade cookies, fruit or raw veggies. Kid’s additions are also available. The lunch also includes a Glenelly cooler bag, two logo wine glasses and an opener to take home.

Homemade cookies, coffee and an assortment of teas are always available in the spacious common room. Guests can take a re-useable Glenelly logo water bottle with them on their travels as well.

Other Offerings Kristi, along with her chef friends, have started cooking classes at the inn for 6-10 participants. “Smørbrød Smorgåsbord” (Scandinavian open faced sandwiches), “Sonoma County Meets New Orleans” and “Butchering101” have all been popular. The classes are hands-on and culminate with a fabulous meal served with local libations. Murder Mysteries and Spa Parties are also available by arrangement and are fun for groups of friends and families traveling together.

Getting There The Glenelly Inn & Cottages is located at 5131 Warm Springs Road, Glen Ellen, California. The Inn is owned and operated by Kristi Hallamore Jeppesen. For Glenelly Inn & Cottages reservations and information, see www.glenelly.com or call (707) 996-6720.

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