Pleasant Hill Hartman House Celebrates Grand Opening June 28 With Food, Boutique and Tours

Charming Getaway in Tree-Lined Neighborhood Offers Quiet Overnight Respite for Harried Suburbanites

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., June 20 /PRNewswire/ — A new “home away from home” is opening up in Pleasant Hill. The Hartman House, a charming, three-bedroom getaway, owned and operated by Pleasant Hill’s Sweet Sisters Cafe proprietress, Deborah Lyse Quenneville-Clairmont, is celebrating its grand opening as an intimate destination for short visits. On Tuesday, June 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Hartman House will open its doors to local dignitaries and community leaders and provide a light buffet in the private back garden along with a special showing of handmade women’s accessories from YETI’s Online Pashmina & Jewelry Boutique.

The Hartman House, at 109 Roberta Avenue in the leafy Poet’s Corner neighborhood of Pleasant Hill, provides a surprising bit of peace and quiet for many suburbanites who want to get away without going away.

“I know how busy people are and I want this place to be special but easy to get to and easy to relax in,” explains Quenneville-Clairmont. “It’s close by in our little neighborhood of Pleasant Hill, yet it offers the sensation of being away from it all, especially in the garden.” The Hartman House antique furnishings are hand-picked by Quenneville-Clairmont to provide a soothing, comfortable and eclectic environment for relaxing and unwinding.

The opening celebration will be attended by Pleasant Hill Mayor Michael Harris, Charley Daly, Executive Director of the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce and Terri Williamson, Pleasant Hill vice mayor. House and garden tours as well as food from the Sweet Sisters Café will be available from 3 p.m. on, and brief remarks by community leaders will take place at 5:30 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded, including dinners at Sweet Sisters Cafe and a Nepalese Summer Cashmere (Pashmina) shawl.

On display between and around the impressive furnishings and in the redwood grove in the garden will be a selection of imported handmade women’s accessories from the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, imported by YETI’s Online Boutique, owned by Dechen Lama-Luna, also of Pleasant Hill. Purses, jewelry, shawls and other items will be on display and for sale.

The Hartman House offers its guests such niceties as the opportunity to enjoy a private cooking weekend with classes on site from Culinary Institute of America-trained chefs. Also, spa services are available on a contracted basis. While staying at The Hartman House, guests will enjoy dinners and breakfasts either at the nearby Sweet Sisters Cafe, or prepared on-site by Sweet Sisters Cafe chefs.

Says Quenneville-Clairmont, mother of six home-schooled children ages 1 to 16, “I am a nurturer by nature. I get tremendous pleasure out of caring for other people, to make them feel welcome, homey, and at ease. That’s what I want The Hartman House to be for my guests. It’s a quiet, soothing relief from the hustle and bustle of daily life.”

Rooms at The Hartman House rent for $150 to $275, and the cost includes dinner and breakfast. For weddings, corporate and family parties, the entire house and garden area may be rented. Quenneville-Clairmont will provide the catering and party planning assistance.

The Hartman House is located at 109 Roberta Avenue, Pleasant Hill. To RSVP for the opening event, contact Dechen Lama-Luna at 925-395-1588. For more information about The Hartman House, contact Erica Zeidenberg, Hot Tomato Marketing, 925-631-0553.

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