We have stayed here regularly for several years and keep coming back; at least three weekends every summer.
TouVelle House is a lovingly restored, historic house combined with essential modern updates, including air conditioning and wi-fi. It is one of the only places to stay in Jacksonville with a large pool and sundeck area; important for summer visits. It is on a large property with mature trees, a big front lawn and even a boccie ball pitch.
Walk just a few blocks to the historic Jacksonville main street, fronted with gold rush-era buildings, or a few blocks more to the Britt Hill Park and amphitheater home to the summer-long Britt Music Festival.
Enjoy a great breakfast with your fellow travelers in the original dining room, partially dating to the mid-1800's, or in the grand craftsman-style living room, dating to 1916. Jamie's breakfasts are top notch, with offerings such as an asparagus & mushroom souffle, baked oatmeal with fresh fruit and many other dishes, started with such goodies as hearty banana cookies, scones with lemon curd and fresh berries with yogurt sauce. Dietary needs and restrictions are honored, including vegan options. Just give a heads-up.
There are six guest rooms (including one two-bedroom "Garden Suite"), occupying the three floors of the house. As an historic house, access is by stairways only! Each room has it's own distinct theme and style, though correct for the period. All are en suite with bath and/or shower. The beds and high-quality linens encourage oversleeping, but don't miss breakfast at 9:00!
Everything is meticulously clean and as a licensed establishment, TouVelle House is subject to health and safety inspections, unlike the untested private room-in-a-house offerings popping up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- TouVelle House Bed & Breakfast is ready to welcome you with a gentle, serene environment where you can relax knowing that all of your needs have already been anticipated. TouVelle House combines modern comforts with understated elegance and leisure. You will appreciate everything from the welcoming entry foyer and great room to the swimming pool; from the restful gardens and verandas to the feather-soft bedding. You will find one of the 6 guest rooms is a perfect fit for you. ... more less