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Enchanted April Inn

5950 Salmon Falls Road , Pilot Hill, CA 95664 USA (Show map)

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Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Enchanted April Inn is a luxurious country estate. From the moment you arrive you are transported to the restful holiday of your dreams. Awaken to the gentle sounds of a serene countryside Inn. Savor reflective hours spent on the deck at the pond, relax on the flagstone patio amid the songbirds, or stroll through the expansive gardens. Enjoy romantic sophistication and panoramic views from the elegant and well-appointed rooms which enchant our guests.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Very peaceful, remote, beautiful, and an incredible host.

4.8 on September 24, 2014

Can't say enough good things about Elke and how her hosting made our stay there even better. We stayed during the 2014 Tour of California first few stages in the area. She knew nothing of bike racing, but was interested in hearing about a vacation built around watching race stages, and offered great advice on local places and activities. She also offered advice for the next leg of our trip. And made a special 'to go' breakfast for us on the day we had to leave earlier than normal breakfast time. Exceeded our expectations. The property is remote and peaceful. We loved watching the horses, the neighboring llamas and goats, and taking in the beautiful flowers. We stayed here because of its location to our event, but will absolutely go back sometime with this B&B as the main destination.

Enchantment Galore

5 on February 24, 2014

What a wonderful place. Beautifully maintained and elegant. Elka was wonderful.

Kind, comfortable and picturesque

5 on October 22, 2013

My 12 year old son and I started our visit with lunch on a small paddle boat in the pond. A great start of a great stay at the Enchanted April Inn. The room was exquisite, the food was amazing and our host was so kind. We'll be back.

The Peaceful Place

5 on September 05, 2013

This is the place to go for peace, quiet and the best hospitality! I was truly blessed while staying here.

Wonderful Experience...and Beautiful Home!

4.8 on September 03, 2013

Everything about the Enchanted April Inn, was just that, enchanting. Elke is an amazing host, gracious, kind and thoughtful. Her home and the grounds are just beautiful. The gardens are lovely and invite you to stroll the grounds to explore all the various plantings, herbs and flowers that surround her home. She has truly created a peaceful place to spend a few days if you are so lucky to be in the area and need a restful reprieve. I cant wait to go back!

Must visit

4.6 on September 03, 2013

This is a hidden gem. Elke and Rowdy were perfect hosts. This is a place to come and relax. The patio was a tremendous place to relax and have wine.

5 Star in my book

5 on June 19, 2013

What a wonderful place to relax and unwind. Elke made us feel as we were part of the family, not just guests, Could not ask for a better experience. Not sure if Rowdy will be the same as we spoiled him with treats. Hope to return for another stay in near future. Thanks again Elke. Ken and Dorothy

Totally Enjoyable

5 on August 07, 2012

One of the best B&B I we have stayed at. Very hospitable, great food, accommodating, comfortable, personal touch and very friendly dog Rowdy. She even had lots of first aide supplies when we had a mishap rafting. Thanks Elke, Cindy & Mike

Enchanted April B&B

4.8 on March 25, 2012

We've just returned from a two day stay at Enchanted April B&B. had a wonderful time -- quiet, out-of-the-way location. Beautiful grounds & home, hostess Elke was knowledgeable of area & helpful with suggestions on shopping, sightseeing, & history. Wonderful library, great breakfast, lots of picnic support -- baskets, paper goods, and left us to enjoy ourselves!

Truly a gem in gold country

5 on October 10, 2011

The property was beautiful, the room comfortable, the food delicious and the hostess really knows how to make her guests feel welcome & relaxed.

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Rooms & Rates

Soothing Waters

We made sure Soothing Waters is fit for royalty, just in case royalty shows up! And why not??? You deserve it! Spoil yourself in this ultra-luxurious room with its white marble spa bath, roomy shower, couples Jacuzzi, romantic gas fireplace. We even include a selection of hand-picked bubble baths to suit every mood! Dreams do come true and upon awakening make sure to peek out through the creamy dupioni silk curtains at the bucolic panorama below.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $249 - $249

Nightly Rate: $249 - $249


When a dose of rest and relaxation are needed the subtle décor of Grasslands revives your spirit and restores your soul. The aqua-blue fabrics provide a restful backdrop to quiet your mind, allowing it to dreamily slip sideways. Guests often report being overcome with feelings of restful peace and tranquility. Grasslands overlooks a pristine hillside covered in gently waving native grasses, usually topped with a sea blue sky.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $219 - $219

Nightly Rate: $219 - $219

River Song

River Song offers travelers in search of solace a cozy room reminiscent of those one reads about in romantic novels where the heroine spends her days (and nights) dreaming about unrequited love. Crisp blue and white French country toile fabrics complete the European décor. A tall ceiling and huge picture window bathes the room in warm sunlight while framing a charming view of a spring-fed pond, seasonal stream and expansive pastures. River song is the ideal choice for the budget minded traveler who does not mind a bath just across the hallway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159


Almost like waking up in a secret garden, meadow lark offers guests a charming oasis for rest and relaxation. A garden theme with restful earth tones in creamy beige and gentle greens depict bird and floral motifs. Guests delight at the view of the expansive pastures dotted with peacefully grazing horses. just doesn't get better than this! With its Hollywood starlet dressing table right in the room you'll feel like a celebrity! Meadow Lark is the perfect choice for the budget minded traveler who doesn't mind a bath just across the hallway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Ranch, Small town, Wine country


Sacramento, CA (SMF-Metropolitan)

Directions to property:

From Highway 50 take El Dorado Hills Blvd (Exit B). Circle under freeway and continue on EL Dorado Hills Blvd which eventually turns into Salmon Falls Road. Enchanted April Inn will be on your left shortly after Equestrian Way.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Whitewater Rafting, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Farm

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Library, Spa, Telephone, VCR, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Overnight Horse Accomodations, Gold Rush Museums & Towns, Red Hawk Casino nearby, Local winerys & wine tasting, Close to rafting in Coloma, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only In designated areas
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Dogs, Horses
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: We are a small inn with limited rooms and your cancellation hurts our business and means lost revenue for us. If you have to cancel your planned stay with us, please let us know as soon as possible. A 14-day cancellation notice is required. If we cannot re-book the room(s) you will be responsible for payment in full.



Elke Schlosser

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

Dogs , Horses

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10 am
  • Serving Location: Patio, Gazebo, Deck, Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Special Package

Weekday Special

Ask us about our $99 special (when you stay 2 nights or more between Sunday through Thursday in selected rooms)No breakfast at this rate, coffee and tea always available.

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5950 Salmon Falls Road , Pilot Hill, CA 95664 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free gift card up to $150!