Enchanted April Inn

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


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

Utterly Charming

5 on June 21, 2017

My wife and I spent a couple of nights here and absolutely LOVED it. The location was perfect after a day in the surrounding area, the grounds were enchanting, the rooms and decor were first rate (especially the sheets!). Elke was a delightful host and the breakfasts were imaginative and delicious. Worth the trip!

We love Enchanted April and come every year

5 on August 25, 2016

We love Enchanted April and come every year for our anniversary. This is our 6th year. Elke is sweet, attentive, generous and a good cook. Her pal, Rhodey, is funny and entertaining. We relax by getting in the river, dinning and snuggling at the frog pond. Oh, Elke's bedding is divine! See you next year! Carol and Royce

Soul Enchancement

5 on July 16, 2016

Where do I begin - your soul feels the warmth, peace and love once you step onto the grounds ¿¿ My husband and I were celebrating our 35th anniversary the weekend of 6/25/16. We had recently sold our home; we had purchased our new near Auburn. We were in need of some time to be alone. You will adore Elke and Rowdy - Elke has made "The Enchanted April Inn" a home away from home - the accommodations are fabulous - the grounds are spiritually charged - the food is beautifully prepared (and healthy). The butterfly population will greet you warmly, and all the charming outdoor spaces will take you on a special dreamlike journey. My husband and I plan on returning to the "Enchanted April Inn" very soon. A great big "Thank You" to Elke and Rowdy for our restful and memorable experience. Sincerely, Jim & Cathy ¿¿¿¿¿

A Wonderful Experience!

5 on July 11, 2016

This B&B was perfect in every way ... From the warm hospitality of Elke to the lovely setting. The attention to every detail was beyond anything I have seen before ... Absolutely an amazing experience. We will make a special trip just to go back to Enchanted April. Thank you Elke

Great bed, barn and breakfast!

5 on April 27, 2015

What a wonderful place for humans and horses! There are great trails for any level of rider/horse in the area. The accommodations are top notch for both horses and their riders.

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!

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Rooms & Rates

"SOOTHING WATERS" - Fireplace, Balcony, Jacuzzi

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 & PRIVATE BALCONY!. 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: $289 - $289

"GRASSLANDS" - Fireplace, Balcony

When a dose of rest and relaxation are needed the subtle décor of Grasslands revives your spirit and restores your soul. Complete with attached private bath & PRIVATE BALCONY. Electric fireplace. The room provides 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: $239 - $239

"MEADOW LARK SUITE" - with sitting room, fireplace

A two room suite with a bedroom that sleeps two persons and Sitting room. Private bath across hall.

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

Nightly Rate: $219 - $219

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Lakeview, Rural, 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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, Sauna, Spa, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Overnight Horse Accomodations, Gold Rush Museums & Towns, Red Hawk Casino nearby, Local winerys & wine tasting, Close to rafting in Coloma

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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: No Adult Retreat
  • Childcare Provided: No Chidren not allowed. We are an adult retreat.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No For the comfort of all our guests we cannot accept pets.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: upon booking
  • 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.
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Elke Schlosser

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

Dogs , Horses

About the innkeepers

A Baroness whose family originated in Transylvania, Elke was born here and grew up in California. She has always loved the Gold Country and thinks it's the most beautiful part of the state. "Looking for gold, it's the American dream", says the Baroness. "There is something about the ruggedness here that I can relate to, something about the energy and the echoes of history that speaks to me."

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  • Time Served: 9 - 10 am or as requested
  • Serving Location: Patio, Gazebo, Deck, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian We will do our best to accommodate all guests needs. Please advise us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours in advance of your stay.

Signature Dish

Enchanted Baked Pancakes
A heavenly dish that is a guest favorite!


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