Abigail's is located in Eureka, California near Humbolt Redwoods State Park and Redwoods National Park. Built in 1886, the mansion is a National Historic Landmark. Owned, operated, and renovated by Doug and Lily Vieyra, this B&B is a truly special place.
The owners claim that their resident ghost, Elizabeth, does all the dusting that is out of reach for them. There are also stories that Elizabeth will play Jazz on the phonograph when the mood strikes her. She is said to be a playful spirit. It is told that a guest door kept opening despite her locking and latching it.
Accomodations: We absolutely loved this place. The interior decor, while a dusting nightmare, was phenomenal. The wallpaper, by Bradbury & Bradbury, was really something to behold. The owner made most of her own window treatments. There were treasures laid out for perusal everywhere. Something to look at, examine, read, play with, over ever square inch of this beuatiful victorian home. We played some Scrabble, read some old magazines and catalogs, books on the three kinds of car (Gas, Elecrtric and STEAM POWERED!) from the early 20th century. It was fascinating! But to truly appreciate the ecclectic collection displayed at this B&B, you need to experience it first hand.
Breakfast: The Breakfast was good. A good continental with banana-orange smoothies, but it was our conversation with the hosts, Lily & Doug Vieyra, that made it special.