Plantation Bed & Breakfast
Table Of Contents
- Lake Kaweah
- Sequoia cave tours
- Kings Canyon cave tours
- White Water Rafting
- Cross Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing
- Horseback Riding - in the foothills
- Horseback Riding - in the back country
- Sequoia Sightseeing Tours
- Sequoia Shuttle
Antiquing - Outlet Malls:
California Tourism links:
At Giant Forest, in Sequoia Park, is the General Sherman Tree. The largest tree in the world, standing 275 feet high and 103 feet in circumference. The second largest tree in the world, the General Grant Tree, and the Nation's Christmas Tree is located at Grant Grove in Kings Canyon. Both parks provide a hiker's domain of spectacular peaks, canyons, lakes and streams, threaded with a thousand miles of trails. Connecting the two national parks is the Generals Highway, a 46 mile long scenic road from Ash Mountain through Giant Forest to Grant Grove. The highway reaches 7,643 feet at Big Baldy Saddle. This highway and branch roads take you to such attractions as Moro Rock, Crystal Cave, Crescent Meadow, Big Stump Grove and Roaring Fork Falls. You can enjoy Lake Kaweah, only 2 miles from the Plantation, or drive to Mineral King, a peaceful valley beneath the peaks of the Great Western Divide.
2 great places to pick up a picnic lunch:
A computer is available with FREE HIGH SPEED Internet access 24 hours a day in a Common Area to check E-mail or to surf the internet. Or, just bring your own laptop and use our Wireless Internet access (WI-FI) service in your room or anywhere on the property. Also available in the same common area is a refrigerator and a microwave.
There is a Television and VCR in the Parlor, along with over 200 movies for your viewing pleasure. These movies may also be used if you stay in the Mammy or the Aunt Pittypat room, both of which have a TV and VCR.
The swimming pool, is open 24 hours a day seasonally, plus the Jacuzzi Hot Tub, always heated and located out in the orange grove for privacy, is open 24 hours all year. So you can wrap up your day in one of our fluffy robes, slip out to the Jacuzzi to soak, unwind and enjoy millions of stars in the peaceful country night.
Meet Your Hosts
In June 1996 Scott & Marie opened the Plantation B & B. After 9 years of 24/7 at the Plantation, they purchased a home 10 miles away and lived there for 3 and 1/2 years commuting to work to prepare breakfast each morning, maintained the building and grounds and had an employee perform the evening Inn sitting duties. Due to the current economic times, on March 1st, 2009 Scott & Marie moved back to the Plantation to live on site and work full time once again.
When Marie was a child, she liked to play in the dirt, play with her food and play with paint and crayons. After a long hiatus of taking life seriously, Marie returned to her childhood loves. She does not plan to grow up. While she is playing, she feels she is more therapeutic for her guests than she was during her 30 years of nursing. The dream of having a bed and breakfast took 15 years of plotting and planning. After sending the kids off to college and getting her new husband, Scott, enthused, it was time to take flight. It took a year and a half of searching and false landings to find our paradise in the rough. We've been going mach speed ever since. In spite of the usual trials of an old house and a new business, we've never looked back. The closest we'll ever come to "real" jobs again is in our nightmares. We love the awesome parks. We love the climate (no more of Marie's wrecking her car in Connecticut ice and snow). And, we love the "dear hearts and gentle people of our home town" here.
Scott has enjoyed three different careers before Marie convinced him to become an Innkeeper. He was an Air Traffic Controller for ten years until President Ronald Reagan fired him, along with 13,000 PATCO (Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization) union members, for going on strike against the Government in 1981. His second career path was as an entrepreneur. In 1982 Scott and another fired controller started a pizza franchise in Oklahoma known as Gezeppi's Pizza. The franchise grew to eighteen restaurants, of which Scott owned two and was general manager of five.
In 1989 he sold out and moved to Connecticut to enjoy a six month sabbatical. Scott and Marie started dating shortly after his arrival and in just three months he proposed marriage. Marie proclaimed that she would not be engaged to someone who was unemployed. So, he got a job in management with CVS Pharmacy, got married and soon learned of Marie's dream of owning a Bed and Breakfast. This is definitely the best job Scott has ever had, not only because he doesn't have to wear a tie or shoes, but he can pursue his passion of photography. Over 100 photos can be seen adorning the walls of the Plantation
PLANTATION BRUNCH a gourmet bed and breakfast cookbook
PLANTATION BRUNCH is a beautiful, full sized, 123 page cookbook which contains 73 much requested recipes from the Plantation Bed & Breakfast with 153 full color photos. Gourmet yet user-friendly, simple, easy to follow, well illustrated directions. No hard-to-find ingredients. Every recipe is accompanied by a large full color photo of the finished product. Recipe preparation photos are added where helpful. Other beautiful photos from around the Plantation are also available for your enjoyment. The graphic design pulls all the book's elements into one harmonious whole. The original and never-before-published recipes have delighted over 40,000 Plantation guests from all over the world. Recipes include many imaginative egg dishes utilizing a wide variety of vegetables (many grown on site), a wonderful collection of not-too-sweet cakes, tortes, tarts and custards, muffins and scones. Chef and Author Marie Munger and Photographer Scott Munger own and operate the Plantation Bed & Breakfast.
Breakfast Bell Peppers
Chilies Rellano ála Marie
Citrus Croissant French Toast
Eggs Benedict Arnold
Patata (Potato) Frittata
Raisin-Spice Power Pancakes
Roasted Red Pepper and Scallion Frittata
Breads, Muffins & Scones
Apple Oat Muffins
Banana bran Muffins
Blueberry Lemon Scones
Double Ginger Pear Muffins
Mini Yorkshire Popovers
Pine Nut Dill Whole Grain Scones
Pumpkin Pecan Scones
Salsa Mini Muffins
Tomato Pesto Scones
Cakes, Tortes, Tarts & Custards
Apple Bundt Cake
Apple Pecan Torte
Apricot Almond Torte
Coconut Crème Brûleé
Cranberry Walnut Torte
Kiwi Banana Boats
Pastry Wrapped Pears
Pineapple Honey Cake
Prickly Pear Pear Pie
Rhubarb Crème Crisp
Strawberry Shortcakes with Crème Anglaise
Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains among acres of orange groves, only 16 miles from SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK. The plantation is a peaceful country getaway located in a small citrus community with a population of 190, yet conveniently located on the two-lane scenic California Highway 198 with various tourist attractions and over 200 restaurants within a 20 minute drive.
A full gourmet breakfast is created by Chef Marie using her favorite cookbook (her own Plantation Brunch, lavishly illustrated by photographer Scott). The freshest ingredients are used, often grown on the Plantation. Enjoy this memorable meal in the elegant dining room or sit outside in the spacious brick courtyard overlooking the pool and gardens. Breakfast is served in the garden courtyard overlooking the pool. The pool is open 24 hours a day seasonally. The Jacuzzi hot tub is open all the time and is a wonderful way to enjoy the millions of stars in the country sky. Robes provided.
Voted "Best Bed & Breakfast" within a 30 mile radius of
Sequoia National Park 8 years in a row.
Recommended by Sunset Magazine, AAA's Westways Magazine,
and Arrington's Bed & Breakfast Journal.
Featured in Los Angeles Times Travel Section.
Plantation Brunch Cookbook featured on the Food Channel
Stroll through the lawns and acre Grove Park and you will see not only orange trees but plum, apricot, cherry, avocado, fig, banana and olive trees, as well as grapevines and an herb garden. Just for your sensual delight recline in an Adirondack chair under a weeping willow or laze on a lounger amoungst the many palm trees.
There is a Television and VCR in the Parlor, along with over 200 movies for your viewing pleasure. The swimming pool, which is seasonal, plus the Jacuzzi Hot Tub always heated and located out in the Grove Park for privacy, are open 24 hours. A computer is available with FREE HIGH SPEED Internet access 24 hours a day in a Common Area to check E-mail or to surf the internet. Or, just bring your own laptop and use our Wireless Internet access (WI-FI) service in your room or anywhere on the property. Also available in the same common area is a refrigerator and a microwave.
For over one hundred years, this 4,500 square foot home on twenty acres of orange groves was known as the Mesa Verde Citrus Plantation. In 1996, the Plantation House was transformed into the Plantation Bed & Breakfast and remains on one and a half acres of the original twenty. Take a step back in time when you walk into the original settlers' house, built from river rock in 1880.
A romantic plantation style bed and breakfast with a "Gone With The Wind" theme. Though elegance abounds, the atmosphere and dress are very casual (shoes optional).
At the Plantation Bed and Breakfast wake up to sunshine, the sound of chirping birds, roosters crowing, cows mooing and the aroma of Chef Marie's lavish gourmet breakfast. The meal is normally served between 8:30 and 9:30 and begins with a buffet laden with freshly picked fruit from the local fields, Marie's Famous granola, fresh baked culinary creations and ends with a sumptuous hot entrée. Freshed squeezed orange juice is available every morning from oranges picked in the local area. Enjoy this memorable meal in the elegant dining room or sit outside in the spacious brick courtyard overlooking the pool and gardens. In the last fourteen years over 40,000 people from 107 countries have enjoyed Chef Marie's breakfast.
All seven rooms have private bathrooms (toilet behind a closed door), air conditionoing, hair dryers and robes to wear out to the pool and Jacuzzi. There will be a 10% tax added to the room rate and the price of the room does include breakfast.