Rumor has it that church parsonages of old were often painted yellow so that travelers who were in need but could not read would recognize that a man of the cloth lived there, and that they were likely to find a warm welcome and help if they needed it. We don’t know if it’s true, but we love the idea. So we painted the Daffodil Cottage bright yellow because it’s a re-furbished, Victorian-era parsonage that belonged to the Methodist church that once owed the property. The cottage’s warm, welcoming exterior reflects some of the charm and grace of the well-appointed space within. The white and green “gingerbread” so common in houses of the 1800’s, sets off the yellow beautifully, and seeing the cottage nestled in gardens blooming with sunflowers while a lazy calico cat (named Picasso, by the way, for another lover of the color yellow) dozes near a rocking chair on the spacious front porch, one realizes why this is one of the most photographed buildings in Eureka.
Inside you can pick from the Blue Willow, a luxurious suite with an antique king-sized bed and fireplace; Tracy Erin, a cozy two-story hideaway at the back; the Rose Garden, a luxury apartment that includes two rooms, kitchen, and its own balcony; or the Gazebo or Shawn Patrick, both with king beds, private spa tubs, and all the comforts any modern day traveler needs to wash away the cares and stresses of life. See Room Details