The rolling hillsides of Livermore Valley are graced with vineyards, olive trees, and one very appealing bed and breakfast: The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa. It is owned by Derek Eddy and his wife Rhiannon, a couple who wanted to put down roots in the Livemore Valley as they started their family. When they purchased the property in 2011, it needed to be updated. With a lot of initiative and a little help from the reality television show, Hotel Impossible, this hard-working couple's dream of opening and managing a world-class desintation in Livermore Valley wine country came true.
Today, the stunning 9,000-square-foot log cabin-style resort exudes a sense of charm and warmth, providing wine tourists an ideal place to unwind and enjoy some quiet time The Purple Orchid offers ten beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, each with a fireplace, air conditioning, complimentary WiFi and Internet, cable television, and Jacuzzi tub. The common areas suggest tempting possiblities to curl up with a magazine, play a board game, stroll through the rose garden, or stretch out on a chaise lounge by the swimming pool and rock waterfall. What's more, the Purple Orchid provides a spa offering a full menu of massages, facials, and body treatments in the seven tranquil treatment rooms.
This idyllic spot set against the hills lends itself beautifully to weddings, corportate meetings, family reunions, and other significant events. Beyond its beautifuly landscaped grounds, which were designed with gatherings in mind, there's a flexible indoor event center featuring 2,000 square feet of useable space.
Early each evening, guests are invited to join the Eddys for Gathering Hour where olive oils and products made from the Purple Orchid's own 24-acre olive orchard and local wines are served. And, at the time of one's choosing each morning, a sumptuous breakfast is custom prepared to help guests prepare for another wonderful day in Livermore Valley.