August 1, 2011 (Jamul) – A little-known but very special treat in San Diego’s East County can be found at Jamul Haven, an authentic Victorian-era bed and breakfast inn in Jamul, California. Built in 1899 as the home of “olive king” Charles Gifford, the elegant mansion later served as a stage coach stop.
Now a five-star-rated diamond inn (according to www.bedandbreakfast.com), Jamul Haven invites the public to Victorian teas hosted on the second Saturday of each month between 3 and 5 p.m. In addition to teas from around the world, the menu includes tea sandwiches, soup, salad, seasonal fruits, homemade scones, Devonshire cream and lemon curd, plus a “decadent selection” of homemade confections.
The cost is $30 per person plus tax ($2.40) and gratuity ($5.40), or $37.80 per person total. Reservations are required and seating is limited.
Groups of eight or more can schedule a Victorian tea between 1 and 3 p.m. for their group. The cost is $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
For the truly royal treatment, treat yourself to an overnight stay at this unique establishment known for its fine food, lodging and hospitality all in a romantic fairy-tale like setting.
For more information and to make reservations, visit www.JamulHaven.com.