Elliott House Bed & Breakfast

42062 Tollhouse Road P.O. Box 297, Shaver Lake, California 93664
Innkeeper(s): Greg & Joanne Elliott
  • Welcome to the Elliott House, Shaver Lake's premiere B&B in the Central Sierra Nevada

    Welcome to the Elliott House, Shaver Lake's premiere B&B in the Central Sierra Nevada

  • Gourmet breakfast and wine and hor d' oeurves served daily in our Fireside room

    Gourmet breakfast and wine and hor d' oeurves served daily in our Fireside room

  • The Cedar Suite features comforatble sitting area, feather mattress Queen bed, and jetted tub.

    The Cedar Suite features comforatble sitting area, feather mattress Queen bed, and jetted tub.

 
  • Introduction

    Welcome to Elliott House Bed & Breakfast, located in Shaver Lake, California!

    This charming red and white Cape Cod style home, custom built over 50 years ago, reflects that era of fine craftsmanship, found in the original oak floors, handset granite stone fireplace and red cedar walls. Outside a world of serene splendor awaits you. Exquisite granite peaks, true blue skies, spring fed lakes and towering pines combine to make the perfect backdrop for year-round recreation. Each of the four seasons revel in their own stunning beauty.


    Even though your journey may be little more challenging, the winter is the most breathtaking of all. As the snowflakes float to the ground you can cuddle even closer to the crackling fire. Nearby winter sports include skiing, snow mobiling, sledding, and old-fashioned snowman building. Your hosts will introduce you to the best skiing, fishing, boating, hiking and horseback riding of the resort area. The inn is just steps from shops, restaurants, pubs and an invigorating 20-minute walk to the lake.

    Awaken to a full gourmet breakfast each morning and in the early evening enjoy California wine and hors d'oeuvres in the Fireside Room.

    Like glittering jewels in the pine-scented forest, Shaver Lake and the surrounding snow-fed lakes and streams are the heart of the resort area. There is something to satisfy everyone's dream vacation or weekend getaway: a peaceful picnic beneath giant redwoods, hikes into the virtually untouched wilderness, warm and cold water fishing, a variety of water sports including boating, swimming, and sailing. There is much to do and much to enjoy.

     

    The onset of spring signals wildflowers and dogwoods to reveal their blossoms. Cooler temperatures and soft breezes, typical of summer in the forest, provide ideal conditions for outdoor activities, from invigorating water sports to passive relaxation.

    Our romantic suites are delightfully decorated, featuring luxurious feather beds and cozy sitting areas, designed to ensure comfort and relaxation. Most feature jetted tubs and gas-log fireplaces. You may reserve just one suite or reserve the entire house for your group. Throughout the B&B, charming collectibles are mixed with original watercolor paintings from local artists and fresh flower arrangements. The array of warm, vibrant colors and soft lighting complete the design details of the B&B, appealing to all of the senses.

    Cooking is our passion. We kick it up here in our kitchen and consistently turn out recipes that will bring you back for more. We're proud to share a secret that we serve some of the tastiest dishes created by renowned chefs, but many of our best recipes are the tried and true family favorites, passed on from one to another. Like Mom's melt in-your-mouth Irish scones, Aunt Rita's yummy lemon bars, and we can't leave out Greg's extra moist banana nut bread. The journals in each of our suites are filled with compliments for the food and the personal service each and every one of our guests receive.

     

    To kick up the romance, we offer Honeymoon and Romance packages, Champagne Breakfast in Bed, a Gourmet Picnic Basket to take lakeside or skiing and a romantic pairing of Champagne and Chocolate upon arrival.

  • Amenities

    Full Gourmet Breakfast

    Begin your glorious morning with a full breakfast, which includes hearty fresh brewed coffee and specialty teas, granola, cereals, fresh fruits, juices and baked goodies. Then we will serve the next course which could include:

    • Eggs Benedict Sierra: Crusty bread grilled in olive oil, topped with black forest ham, poached eggs and a lemony mustard hollandaise, accompanied by pan roasted asparagus.
    • Baked Caramel Apple & Pear Pancake: Drizzled with a tangy raspberry glaze and served with smoked chicken apple sausage.
    • Bacon, Cheddar & Artichoke Frittata: Topped with fresh avocado and balsamic glazed tomatoes. Accompanied by cast iron skillet fried potatoes with roasted garlic.
    • Homemade Crepes: Finished with a variety of fillings, including eggs, ricotta and spinach, or sweet cherries and cheese.

    Evening Wine Reception

    We prepare a delightful array of fresh hors d'oeuvres and serve them with California wines each evening at 4:30pm. It's like a party every night, where you can meet new friends or relax with your companion outside in front of a warm fire or out on the decks under the towering pine trees. Appetizers vary every night and could include:

    • Artichoke Jalapeno Cheese Dip served with homemade garlic crostini
    • Vegetable Spring Rolls topped with a sweet tropical salsa
    • Warm French Brie topped with sundried tomatoes and toasted pine nuts
    • Mini Crab Cakes served with tarragon aioli
    • Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Quesadilla drizzled with lemon crema
    • Potstickers served on a bed of shredded carrot & cucumber salad

     


    We Also Cater to Business Guests by Providing:

    • Affordable Daily / Weekly Rates
    • Full Service Executive Suites for Extended Stays
    • Lodging for Multiple Employees Under One Roof
    • Refrigerators / Coffee Service / Kitchens Available
    • Free WiFi / Cable or Satellite Viewing
    • Continental Breakfast Buffet in Main House
    • Daily / Weekly Housekeeping Services Provided
    • Cabins & Condos Feature Washer / Dryer for Guest’s Use
    • Catered Food Service for Business Retreats / Corporate Meetings / Seminars
    • Friendly, Attentive & Professional Staff


    Let us know your criteria and we will provide the best fit for your needs. Call 888-841-8601 or e-mail elliotthouse@psnw.com

    B & B Suite Amenities Include:

    • Queen featherbeds, outfitted with thick down comforters, a pile of pillows and flannel sheets assure that you are warm and cozy.
    • Private bathrooms feature tiled showers, pedestal sinks, oak or aggregate floors. A variety of tubs include jetted built for two and claw foot soaking tubs.
    • Intimate sitting areas in each guest room are perfect for catching up on quiet time.
    • Most guest rooms feature gas-log fireplaces, providing ambience and warmth.
    • Televisions in each room include satellite viewing.
    • Special amenities abound, including terrycloth robes, scented candles and fresh flowers.

    Offsite Suite & Cottage Amenities Include:

    • Comfortable queen or king beds, providing a restful night's sleep
    • Intimate sitting areas, perfect for catching up on quiet time
    • Private bathrooms, one with an old-fashioned claw foot soaking tub
    • Most guest rooms feature gas-log fireplaces, providing ambience and warmth
    • Televisions in each suite include satellite or cable viewing
    • Private entrances
    • Wood decks providing a majestic view of the pine trees

     

  • Romantic Weddings at the Elliott House

    When you choose to get married in the majesty of the mountains, you have unique choices that will assure you one of the most exciting and romantic days of your life. Whether you choose a ceremony at the quaint Shaver Lake Community Church, an outdoor event overlooking the lake, or an intimate exchange of vows on the front lawn of the inn, we will help you plan your wedding and intimate reception for your friends and family.

    The Elliott House Bed & Breakfast, nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains, offers a picturesque setting that stands apart from others. Much of the beauty is attributed to the 5,600-foot elevation, surrounded by majestic pine trees that flourish beneath true blue skies.

    The inn is best suited for small gatherings, up to 25 people, depending on the time of year. The gathering place within the inn, the Fireside Room, reflects a lodge-style d├ęcor with handcrafted cedar walls, oak floors and ambient lighting, creating a cozy background for an intimate reception of friends and family. The focal point is a hand set granite stone fireplace, dating back more than 50 years. In the warmer weather, you are invited to take advantage of the inn's two decks, plus the lawn and garden, ideal for outdoor entertaining.

    Gourmet Food Service

    Our extensive gourmet menus provide a tempting variety of California cuisine, from hors d'oeuvres to desserts, and much in between. We serve your food and beverage choices in buffet style, designed as food stations for the ease and comfort of you and your guests.

    We specialize in a tantalizing blend of gourmet food and beverage service, custom tailored for your needs. Cost per person is $40 but may vary depending on your menu choices.

    In addition, we can offer you our professional expertise to help coordinate the other aspects of your reception, including the wedding cake, flowers, minister, music, video, photographer and decorations.

    Honeymoon Lodging

    As the perfect wedding day settles into evening, settle in to your honeymoon suite, featuring a cozy sitting area centered around a gas-log stove. The Sugar Pine Suite features a comfortable queen feather bed outfitted in luxurious linens. The corner jetted tub for two, in your private bathroom, invites you to relax and unwind. Plus, we will serve you a romantic Champagne and Candlelight Breakfast in Bed in the morning.

    Note: In addition to the cost of the food and beverage service calculated on menu choices, there is a minimum $175 facility fee. The wedding event package includes one evening's accommodations in the Sugar Pine Suite for the newlyweds. Other suites at the inn are not included in the wedding package, but can be reserved for friends and family at the regular room rate.

    A 50% deposit of the total cost is due at the time of reservation for the wedding event. Cancellation must be made 60 days prior to the reservation date for a refund, minus a non-refundable cancellation fee of $75. The 50% deposit will be not be returned if cancellation is less than 60 days prior to the wedding event.

  • Explore the area

    Outside... a world of serene splendor awaits you. Exquisite granite peaks, true blue skies, spring fed lakes and towering pines combine to make the perfect backdrop for year-round recreation.

    Each of the four seasons revel in their own stunning beauty. Even though your journey may be little more challenging, the winter is the most breathtaking of all. As the snowflakes float to the ground you can cuddle even closer to the crackling fire.

    Nearby winter sports include skiing, snow mobiling, sledding, and old-fashioned snowman building.

    Your hosts will introduce you to the best skiing, fishing, boating, hiking and horseback riding of the resort area. The inn is just steps from shops, restaurants, pubs and an invigorating 20-minute walk to the lake.

    Like glittering jewels in the pine-scented forest, Shaver Lake and the surrounding snow-fed lakes and streams are the heart of the resort area. There is something to satisfy everyone's dream vacation or weekend getaway: a peaceful picnic beneath giant redwoods, hikes into the virtually untouched wilderness, warm and cold water fishing, a variety of water sports including boating, swimming, and sailing. There is much to do and much to enjoy.

    The onset of spring signals wildflowers and dogwoods to reveal their blossoms. Cooler temperatures and soft breezes, typical of summer in the forest, provide ideal conditions for outdoor activities, from invigorating water sports to passive relaxation.
     

  • Directions from Hwy 99 in Fresno

    • Take Hwy 41 North to the Friant Rd. exit. Turn right.
    • Take Friant Rd. approximately 18 miles to the Auberry Rd stop sign.
    • Turn left (follow Shaver Lake sign) approximately 10 miles to the next stop sign in Prather (stores mark the intersection).
    • Turn left onto Tollhouse Rd. (follow Shaver Lake sign).
    • Turn left at the next stop sign, Hwy 168, (follow Shaver Lake sign).
    • Take Hwy 168 up the mountain to the village of Shaver Lake.

    The Elliott House is nestled in the heart of town, on the left (west) side of Tollhouse Rd. marked by our sign and lamppost. Shaver Lake is approximately 50 minutes northeast of Fresno.