Enjoy Your Stay at the Angel House
The house was built in 1890 but has now been completely restored, including state-of-the-art air-conditioning and heating with individual controls for all rooms, new electrical, new plumbing, and complete sound isolation–all while maintaining a respect for the architectural history of the house. The majority of wood in the house structure is the original redwood, and most of the interior trim is scented Mahogany.
Rock Back to a Slower Time
The house features a large wrap-around porch and covered balcony perfect for rocking while enjoying the afternoon breeze. The porch is redwood, with maple railings and hand cut decorative scroll work in the railings and spandrels. The view overlooks the Steele Canyon golf course. You might also notice the hand carved angel front-door, brought over from a baptistry being torn down in Poland.
Stained Glass in Every Window
These are the original weight and pulley windows, and you’ll be amazed at how easily they operate after more than 100 years. The house contains a large representative sample of stained glass window design commonly used in the late 1800s. You’ll notice that these windows have the heavier lead caning rather than the lighter copper-foil used in stained glass windows after 1920.
We almost called it Mahogany Manor
Every room of the house is fitted with mahogany paneling or wainscotting, baseboards, crown molding, and in some cases, floors. Scented mahogany was used rather than the more common species of mahogany, and there are examples of wood grain patterns and hand workmanship that you can’t find anywhere else.
Authentic Wallpaper Patterns
The wallpaper was replaced as part of the renovation, but the patterns used for the replacement wallpaper were true to the time period, adding to the rich environment characteristic of Victorian decor.
A Copper Farmhouse Kitchen
The farmhouse kitchen features a genuine copper stamped tile ceiling (not copper painted), hand beaten copper farm sink made in Greece, and 1858 style stove (upgraded with modern capabilities). We would have gone for an 1800s refrigerator, but couldn’t find anyone to deliver blocks of ice every day. But don’t forget to visit the original root cellar dug into the hill behind the house.
The Peacock Room
During the Victorian era the ceilings were considered as important as any other surface when decorating. Each room features authentic tin ceiling tiles. The company we used for replacement tiles has been making tin ceiling tiles since 1858. The tiles are different in virtually all rooms. The Peacock Room features a roomy bedroom with queen bed, private bath with tub and shower, sitting room with queen sized futon bed, and a porch.
The Finest in Guest Services
Our guest services rival those offered in the finest hotels in the world. Visit our lobby for help with tickets to local
events, transportation, luggage problems, reservations, deposit of valuables in the facility safe, or just about any other special service you might imagine.
The Rose Room
The Rose Room features a bedroom with queen bed, sitting area, tower vestibule, bathroom with shower, and balcony. The shower is large enough for two, but the Rose Room is the only bedroom without a claw-foot tub. The tower vestibule includes a fold-out twin bed that allows the room to sleep 3 in a pinch.
The Celtic Room
The Celtic Room features a bright sitting room, cozy bedroom with queen bed in the turret, and private bathroom with tub and shower.
The Asian Room is our smallest room, but it is the only room with a fireplace. It features a large, private wrap-around balcony with Zen meditation garden.
The Pool Pavillion offers convenient restroom, shower, and changing facilities. In addition to the 20’ x 40’ pool there are two large outdoor Jacuzzis.
The gym features a commercial quality treadmill, commercial quality Stairmaster, extensive free weights, thigh-master, Bow-Strength, mirrors, television with DVD and CD player, padded floor, and ceiling fan.
Immediately adjacent to the lounge you’ll find our disco, equipped with a state-of-the-art commercial sound system, computer controlled lighting system, and laser system.
Stroll through our more than 1,000 feet of garden pathways past park benches, decorative urns overflowing with flowers, and statuary.
Due to the private, exclusive nature of the facility most services are available with hours to match your convenience and schedule. Coordinate your scheduling requirements with us to ensure that your stay is as pleasant as possible.