Located in Nice, CA is Gingerbread Cottages Bed & Breakfast inn – enchanting lakefront cottages on the north shore of California's Clear Lake. The B&B’s intimate cottages are tastefully decorated with antiques, art, custom furnishings and special attention to detail. The bed and breakfast offers panoramic lake and mountain views from the private cottages on its unique park-like estate.
Whether you choose water sports, fish off the dock, swim in the pool, picnic by the large rock barbecue under ancient oak trees or visit two renowned wineries within a mile...you'll find fun and relaxation. How about a lazy day just sitting on a private deck while taking in the fresh air and soothing sounds of the water rolling onto the lake's shore. Fresh air, hospitality, and luxury are all beautifully combined here and waiting for you. We look forward to your visit
Activities & Attractions
Complimentary Wine Tastings to 2 tasting rooms.
Historical Ranch Tour on Mule Wagon & Lunch
Passion Play- May
Pear Festival- September
Small Weddings (15 people maximum)
Summer Weekend Boat Ride to Winery Tasting Room
Summer Weekend Boat Ride to Lunch (not included)
Summetime Friday Night Concert in the Park
Theatre/ Concerts/ Performances
Tulip Hill Wine Festival- April
Wild West Days- June
(Amenities may not apply to all rooms - Please Inquire)
2 Beds In Room
Belgium Chocolate Fondue Package
Boat Docks (at inn)
Car Not Required
Daily Truffles, Petit Fours or Cookies
Fireplace in Room
High Speed Data Port
Kitchens- Fully Equipped
Selection of Packages/See Our Website
TV in Room
Telephone in Room
Welcome Basket of Snacks Upon Arrival!
Inn Known For
Non-shedding Dogs Welcome
Forms of Payment
Senior Discount- 62
California Bed & Breakfast Association
Languages Spoken By Innkeeper
Continental Plus Breakfast
Gourmet European savory and sweet pastries, fresh fruit juice, fresh fruit, quality coffee, delivered to your cottage. Champagne available for mimosas.
Check In Policy:
Check-in 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Check Out Policy:
Check-out 11:00 am
If you give us seven days cancellation or thirty days on major holidays and special events, we will refund your advance payment less $10.00 per day processing fee. If you cancel with less than seven days notice you will be charged for those nights if we cannot re-rent the cottage.
Children ages 12+
Accommodations for small children unavailable.
Full advanced payment of one night for one or two nights; with higher nights rate if applicable and half down on three or more nights.
Non-shedding small dogs in designated cottages; $25 for 1 dog & $40 for 2 dogs.
The cottage we chose, called the "Pear Cottage", had an excellent view of the lake. The deck was large with plenty of room to sit in the sun, or bbq in the evening. My sister and I found this BnB to be one of our favorite places to stay. Our hosts were warm and friendly and made us feel like family; they were helpful in pointing out areas for viewing wildlife and the local charm of the lake. We will definitely return for more pampering!
The Innkeepers, Buddy and Yvonne, were very knowledgeable of the area and especially helpful. The grounds were beautiful, the setting was spectacular, and the breakfasts were decadent. The cottage we stayed in was very well equipped and comfortable with special touches like the yummy chocolates and vanilla sherry. Besides all this, it was a truly relaxing and peaceful environment; perfect for a get-away and a chance to enjoy nature's beauty.
View is just breathtaking, good location, quiet, enjoyed breakfast~ especially that they deliver it to our cottage, great movie selection, fed the ducks, went antiquing, and mostly rested. Next time we want to rent a boat.
We were warmly greeted by the innkeepers upon our arrival. The scenery and atmosphere were beautiful! Our selection of which cottage to choose was difficult because all were so charming. The hosts were very helpful in suggesting restaurants for dining and places to visit. One afternoon we rented kayaks nearby and the next day we went wine tasting at two nearby wineries. Every afternoon when we returned waiting for us inside our cottage were decadent chocolates, cookies or truffles. Also a decanter of vanilla sherry for sipping..yum! Lastly we must mention the delicious breakfast delivered to our door each morning! We will refer all our friends and family to Gingerbread Cottages and we will return!
We were on a two week trip through California and this was our last long stay. We were greeted warmly by Buddy and Yvonne and immediately made to feel "at home". The setting was amazing. The hospitality was incredible. And the food...absolutely blew me away. I kept asking people if this was what all B&Bs were like; if they are, I am definitely sold.
Yvonne and Buddy: you made our stay in Nice an incredible experience. The cottage was beautiful and we certainly will be making the effort to return!!
I will be recommending you guys to everyone. "Two thumbs WAY up!"