Tranquility, wine, horses, dogs and delights for the foodie wrapped up in down home hospitality on 11 acres describes life on the “Pharm”. The closest B&B to both the Apple Hill and Fair Play/Shennandoah wine regions and yet only minutes from a wide range of dining experiences. From Placerville art/antiquing, Apple Hill adventures, wine tasting and white water rafting or the use our historic 1883 farmhouse as home base while exploring Tahoe or the gold country adds up to many adventures. Rooms have views of the mountains, forests, rose gardens and our World Champion quality miniature horses that are raised here on the "Pharm". Relax on one of the inn's porches, where the country quiet is melded with the sounds of birds, horse whinnies and the occasional braying of our resident donkeys. Full homemade gourmet breakfast plus complimentary beverages and snacks included. Voted Top Ten 2004 "Best for Stargazing"; 2005 “Best for Customer Service”; 2006 "Best Kept Secret"; and in 2007, "Guest Favorite B&B" in Placerville. Dogs welcome in the separate bunkhouse building! 45 minutes from both Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.
3.8 on December 30, 2014
I would like to give "Service" and Outstanding rating but for some reason I am not able to chose that rating. We were upgraded to a larger room when we arrived for the same price - a nice surprise! The property is beautiful and the home is full of interesting antiques. Robin and Mark are both so sweet and helpful.When we told them we were wine tasting in the area they gave us a ton of advice on which wineries to try. Robin had home-made apple pie and a special Port waiting for us when we returned from dinner, and made a lovely breakfast in the morning. Highly recommended!
4.4 on July 07, 2014
My husband and I only stayed one night, but I wish we had staying more. Mark and Robin were so welcoming, nice and very helpful with information on the area. We stayed in the Flower room which has access to a deck. It was so nice sitting out there in the evening time! Upon our arrival, our room had a welcome basket with goodies / waters and a handwritten note from Robin. The property was peaceful and we loved all the animals there. Overall it was a great stay, and the best part was absolutely the food!!!! Robin is an incredible cook and baker and she made us the most amazing spread of food in the morning. We even got to take some of the leftover baked treats with us that we couldn't finish. This was my first B&B experience, and I feel bad for the next B&B we stay at because the bar has been set high. I highly recommend the Fleming Jones B&B. Enjoy your stay!
4.6 on November 17, 2013
I booked a night there to celebrate our 11 year anniversary and couldn't ask for a better place to spend the night. I felt right at home and was greeted warmly as soon as I arrived. There is a very fascinating history to this homestead if you have time to listen to the history. Honestly its a place that I would go back to in a heart beat if I could get someone to watch the kids overnight.
5 on January 21, 2013
What can i say, GREAT location in the Apple Hill area, the reason for our stay. Dog & kid friendly, gracious & helpful Innkeepers, great food, did i mention great food !!! However, the highlight was when Robin let our 10 year old and her friend help feed the miniature horses !!! Awesome!!!
4.6 on July 11, 2012
My wife and I took a break from the city (SF) and visited Robin and Mark's B&B and had a great time. Starting with a warm welcome on their back porch, we were excited about our stay. The fruit concontions Robin made for breakfast were delicious, Mark's friendly assistance was down home, and the miniature horses were a treat to visit with. The stars outside were shining brightly as I sipped my whiskey on the porch outside of our bedroom. The location is easy to find, but off the beaten path, even with it being close to Placerville for easy quick shopping and food. We took a side trip to Ice House Reservoir, which was beautiful as well. What warm, welcoming people, a great location, nice horses, delicious food, and we look forward to going back.
4.6 on February 29, 2012
What a fun, dog friendly place to stay. Cold drinks, hot drinks any time night or day. Evening port with yummy chocolate. Welcome basket in room with treats for people & pets. Mark and Robin are friendly without hovering. We will be back! Bob & Cindy & the dogs.
5 on October 26, 2011
My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Fleming Jones Homestead B&B and had a wonderful experience. From sharing interesting stories with Robin and Mark, to watching the sunset on the porch, having brownies and port with Robin in the kitchen after coming back from an Art and Wine Festival in downtown Placerville, sharing a delicious breakfast with the other friendly guests staying at the B&B, and getting a personalized tour of the miniature horse ranch, the whole experience was very special and memorable. I highly recommend the B&B!
4.4 on March 04, 2011
Talking with our host in her kitchen after returning from a less than successful dinner was like coming home. Conversation was intelligent, informative, and relaxing.
5 on January 04, 2011
My husband and I were honored to stay at this beautiful place in February 2010. Robin and Mark are wonderful innkeepers and do everything they can to make your stay comfortable. (Robin is a fabulous cook!) Our room was very nice with a big bathroom and a huge tub for a bath! We went out in the evening with a glass of wine on the deck behind our bunkhouse and listened to the owls and the horses. This was such a peaceful stay for us, and we're very grateful to Robin and Mark for making this stay memorable. We will definitely go again! Tina & Glenn, Sacramento, CA
4.8 on August 02, 2010
For a wonderfully authentic California (Eldorado/Lake Tahoe region) experience, my daughter and I highly recommend the Fleming Jones Homestead B&B. I've been in many B&B's, while my daughter's seen a few. Fleming Jones Homestead is a gem. From the moment our gracious hosts Robin and Mark welcomed us, to our departure, we felt very comfortable in their beautifully appointed B&B. It's rare when breakfast is the best meal you'll have all day. However, at the Fleming Jones Homestead B&B your breakfast in the charming, 19th century main house may top all other dining experiences on a given day. Although we spent much of our two days exploring the majestic Sierra's, we were happy to return to the B&B to take in the "Pharm" scenery; the miniature horses, donkeys, dogs, cats, and vineyard. My daughter and I chose to sleep in the bunkhouse. The bunkhouse was originally designed in the 1800s with cowboys in mind, around the time of the gold rush. And, for people like ourselves from the East coast, staying where cowboys once rested was truly fascinating. Like the other lodgings at this B&B the bunkhouse has the modern amenities you need, yet, it is very distinctive. Joshua and Lisa
Lover's Fancy is located upstairs in the main house and features a queen sized bed, an antique iron daybed, an amoire, a reading area, an adjoining Jacuzzi tub/shower filled bathroom and direct access to the shared upstairs porch.
Nightly Rate: $155 - $155
The Flower Basket Room is located upstairs in the main house and features a queen sized bed with a beautiful antique iron bed frame, a mahogany dresser and direct access to the shared upstairs porch. A private bathroom for this room is but a few steps down the hall.
Nightly Rate: $145 - $145
The Oak and Rose Room is located downstairs in the main house and features a full-sized bed with a beautiful 1800's antique hand carved solid head and foot-board bed frame, a handsome antique secretary and reading/work area. The private bathroom is located two steps outside the bedroom door. Whether in your room or enjoying the parlour or outdoors, we have free wi-fi access. Maximum occupancy is two people in this room. Other rooms not listed in the main house may be available.
Nightly Rate: $140 - $140
The Bunkhouse Room is located in the bunkhouse building. This room is western in décor featuring a full-size bed, reading nook, and a bright and airy bathroom with a cast-iron bathtub. Access to the back porch area shared with the Woodshed room is out around the buildings side. Dogs are accepted in this room by reservation with us at an additional $11/day per dog in advance of your stay. It is possible for us to provide accomodations in this room for a third person at an additional fee. This room can be taken with the woodshed room (connecting door between) as a the bunkhouse suite
Nightly Rate: $145 - $145
The Woodshed Room is located in the Bunkhouse building. This room is decorated in arts and crafts vintage (lodge-like) featuring a memory foam queen-size bed, reading area, old fashioned cast iron tub and direct access to the back porch. Dogs are accepted in this room for an additional $11/day per dog with advance notification.
$140 - $140
Apple Hill, Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Ranch, Small town, Wine country
Sacramento, CA (SMF-Metropolitan) 60 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, White water rafting, Apple Hill Farms, Gold Bug Mine, Golfing & Gold Panning, Miniature Horses On Site, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Working Ranch, Farm
Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Secretarial services, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Peet's Coffee/Specialty Teas available 24/7, Seasonal Fresh Flowers in Room, Guest Refrigerator, Balconies & Porches, Picnic table under grape arbor, MP3/IPOD recharge/docking stations-radio player
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Gold Panning, Wine/Beer/Olive Oil Tasting, El Dorado Hike/Bike Trail, Exploring Historic Gold Towns, June Wagon Train Annual Event, Agritourism and Weddings!, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Whitewater Rafting
Mark and Robin Miller
A liten Svenksa, Some Spanish, Poco Italiano, some Deutsch, English
Dogs , Horses/Donkeys
Mark is a former Ohioan who moved to CA in 1981. He and Robin (native CA) met while working in the wine industry. We both moved to firms later purchased by Johnson&Johnson before opening our B&B. Lovers of gourmet food and fine wines with a passion for gardening and raising outstanding horses, it is our goal to delight you!
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Diabetic, Gluten Free
"Pharm-Style" Eggs Benedict
Eggs, asparagus, ham or salmon and hollandaise sauce form the backbone of this ever changing dish (to meet seasonal produce/guest preferences and chef whims) to create a very tasty and attractive delicacy! Our dishes are ever changing and some "starter" dish photos are available on our website. Main dishes tend to not get photographed because the head chef is also the photographer and getting meals out is of higher priority.