Please Note: Property has stairs to every room .


Ponderosa Ridge

A Bed and Breakfast

Explore, Escape and Enjoy

Welcome to Ponderosa Ridge, we are located amongst the Apple Hill Area ranches and wineries of Placerville in El Dorado County, CA. We are nestled on an 11-acre property, including 3 acres of an apple orchard. Enjoy home comfort with a fresh, homemade country breakfast made from scratch each day. If that's not enough, our baked goods are cooked fresh every morning.

Here at Ponderosa Ridge, we aim to provide an unforgettable experience. Each suite has a unique ambiance and is thoughtfully designed for your comfort and quiet relaxation. Stay in one of our three affordable rooms; each room has direct indoor and outdoor access. Sit back, unwind, and enjoy your home away from home

If you've come for a vacation, you've come to the right place. 

Mountain Democrat Readers Choice Stars 2019-2023
Hot Tub Room 201
Table in Gazebo
Couches in Grand Room

Come and See What We Have to Offer

Here at Ponderosa Ridge, we aim to provide a worthwhile experience for every guest. We strive to create a memorable and comfortable experience with our inclusive amenities, clean facility, and friendly staff. Enjoy a peaceful getaway, business trip, or a romantic outing. Relax in our hot tub, treat yourself to a delicious hot breakfast, and take a stroll through our unique on-site apple orchard. Ponderosa Ridge has something for everyone. 
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Our scrumptious breakfasts are made from scratch each day. Our baked goods are cooked fresh every morning. 

See What Guests Have to Say

This has been a great place to relax and enjoy as we continue on our adventure. The breakfast was very delicious. Thanks for everything!
Mark & Cindy
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality & for creating such a lovely stay is an understatement! Every detail was perfect, from the room to the hot tub to the shower to even the shampoo! Coffee on the deck in the morning was a perfect celebration of the mountains & we enjoyed the lovely conversation over breakfast. Thank you so much - you will see us again.
Erin & Jon
Thank you so much for your hospitality at Ponderosa Ridge BnB! Bonnie and Bill, you both went out of your way to make us feel comfortable and safe. Your directions and recommendations were spot on.
Heidi & Ed
Thank you for the truly wonderful visit. We have loved every moment of it - especially the wine on the porch at sunset. Looking forward to coming back!
Susan & Garrett
Thank you for the VIP treatment. We loved all of your attention to every detail that made us feel pampered and relaxed. Your breakfasts were amazing!
Sue & Megan
We want to thank you for your warm hospitality and fabulous breakfast. Our stay here will be most memorable. We enjoyed every minute!! Hope to be back this fall for some apple picking.
Allison & Allen
We had an incredible time and everything was perfect. The breakfasts were absolutely terrific and the facilities, deck, and views were tremendous also. Game room and the vintage Brunswick pool table were amazing. We will come here again without doubt.
Tammy Baltic - Google Reviews
We got away from San Francisco fog for a short overnight trip. Bonnie and Bill, the innkeepers are friendly and gracious (very considerate of social distancing), have lots of local information, and put on a lovely breakfast. We loved the hot tub and sitting on the deck with our morning coffee. We look forward to our next visit.
Jeane S - TripAdvisor
My husband and I stayed here for a night and it was not long enough. We had a great time picking apples and were very well fed! There is a lot of love and work that goes into opening a B&B and Bill and Bonnie do a fantastic job! It is also one of the places to stay right in "Apple Hill" besides a couple of other B&B's. I cannot wait to return. And just book a night or 5 here, you won't regret it!
Leslie B - TripAdvisor
Breakfast was delicious!!!
Megan King - Google Reviews
We had such a lovely time at Ponderosa Ridge. Bill and Bonnie were absolutely fantastic hosts and made us feel right at home. The grounds and home were beautiful and immaculate. The atmosphere was relaxing and the perfect weekend getaway. Bill and Bonnie had great suggestions for places near by to explore and made sure to accommodate anything they could. We absolutely loved our stay and will be returning again.
Justine Williams - Google Reviews
Bill and Bonnie are lovely hosts and spectacular cooks!
Chris Wallace - Google Reviews
We like everything this place has to offer. It exceeded our expectations and Bill & Bonnie were superb.
Lulu -
The breakfast was absolutely delicious and well-prepared.
Dennis -
Breakfasts were awesome. Bonnie even accommodated my food allergies!
Verified Traveler - Expedia
The breakfasts are homemade and awesome! Bonnie tests new recipes constantly and exceeded our expectations!
Nancy O - TripAdvisor
The delicious hot breakfasts included cider from their apples! We walked through their apple orchard and picked a bag of apples to take with us.
Makmetz - TripAdvisor
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Ponderosa Ridge has a 3-acre apple orchard open for guests to roam and pick apples. The apples picked are turned into Bonnie's famous Carmel Apple Upsidedown Cake. Learn more about the historic orchard and the Apple Hill Growers Association. 


Placerville, California, and the towns nearby are known for their fantastic nature spots. Numerous trails, lakes, and forests line Ponderosa Ridge and local indoor activities are within a few miles. The area is also popular for its wide selection of wineries and the historic Apple Hill Orchards. Discover more astonishing area attractions on our Things To Do page. 


Craving Bonnie's Breakfasts after your stay is through? Make some Ponderosa dishes at home by checking out our recipes page. 


Ponderosa welcomes dogs to their establishment, as long as the owner has booked Rover's Room. With spacious grounds for dogs to roam (leashed and supervised, of course) and a doggie bed provided, Ponderosa Ridge is the perfect Bed and Breakfast for you and your pet. 
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