By Melissa Wynn

As I lounge amid a tumble of puffy pillows in in my big brass bed at Quincy Courtyard Suites in downtown Quincy, my mind drifts through our soothing day of play. After cruising from home along the icy East Shore of  Lake Almanor we meandered through mystical Indian Valley. We then followed Highway 89 along the Feather River past mother nature’s sculpture of St. Bernard Rock. We turned through the pine tree lined route to view the nostalgic Twin Bridges of the railroad that seem to precariously perch on the steep mountainside just after turning onto Hwy 70.

Finally we wound our way in to Quincy and stopped  to visit with Barbara Newman at the Drunk  Brush Wine Bar and check into our home for the night. She manages the wine bar and Quincy’s Courtyard Suites.

With no hurries on this road trip, we enjoyed a glass in this charming little wine bar with a constantly changing selection of fine wines, imported beer and plenty of friendly, hometown company.  After our glass of wine, Barbara led us through the lovely courtyard, dressed in wrought iron with a New Orleans feel. We ventured up the spiral staircase into the sprawling living room of our suite where we were welcomed by a cozy gas fireplace. The fully equipped kitchen briefly tempted me to have dinner in, but Pangea Cafe and Pub is right across the street and I knew they were having live music.  No cooking for me!  The two living room sofas proved perfect for sprawling after dinner, with a movie from the entertainment center.

After a long soak in the claw foot bathtub, I grabbed my computer to pound out the details of my day and evening, which included a trip to Pangea Cafe and Pub. We enjoyed lovely accommodations, a great musical event and some of the fun that comes with a stay in the small, friendly town of Quincy. May you enjoy a trip to Quincy and the suite dreams that ended my day at the Quincy Courtyard Suites. To book your stay, contact Barbara at (530) 283-1401 or take a virtual tour of the tastefully decorated studio, one bedroom and two bedroom suites available at Quincy Courtyard Suites online at Relaxation awaits you!