Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mini Josie learns the history of Mission Inn at Riverside, CA

Today Josefina took me to The Mission Inn in Riverside, CA. It is a historic National landmark where many famous people have stayed and visited. It is so beautiful.

There have been so many Presidents that have visited the Mission Inn. Pat and Richard Nixon were married here and Nancy and Ronald Reagan honeymooned here! Some of the Presidents who have stayed/visited here are: William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, George W. Bush, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley and other famous people such as Booker T. Washington, Hellen Keller, John Muir, Albert Einstein, John D. Rockefeller, Susan B. Anthony and lot and lots of astronauts and aviators. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ozzy Osborne have been here! The list is so long! Even my host honeymooned here and the hosts niece was married here.

Inside the Main building.

There have been so many Presidents that visited here that they even have a Presidential lounge, and even a place where Presidents sat to eat. They let us in to take a photo of the amazing artwork that hangs over their table.

Here I am with the pool behind me!

Here is one of the corridors. Look how pretty!

You can see the dome behind me.

The clock overlooks the Spanish Wing:

St. Francis Chapel. This chapel has an 18-karat gold leafed Kayas altar that dates back to the mid-18th Century that came from Guanajuato Mexico. The windows are Louis comfort Tiffany stained glass. There are many magical weddings here!

Here we are on one of the canons out front!

Bye! I hope you enjoyed SOME of our photos. We saw so much and there is just SO much history here that you just have to visit yourself to see! They even have Macaws here, a cupcake shop and a spa and an Aviation wall…an amazing spiral staircase..a Spanish library… I had so much fun!

To see more of Josie’s adventures, click here to view her Travel Log!


  1. Beautiful in every way!!!!!!!!!! Hotel is gorgeous!!!! I want to go someday !!!!!! This is such a awesome host. Keep the post coming. I love!!!!!!

    1. Definitely! I'd love to visit this hotel someday! :D

  2. What an amazing adventure! ! I love the Presidential history at this Hotel. Josefina looks like she's having a great time.

    1. She really is being spoiled silly with all these wonderful outings with her host! :)

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    1. Thank you! ^_^ Her host just received a new camera!