We happened to be in Hayward for the night and found McCormick House online. What a great blessing that turned out to be. The place is every bit as beautiful as the website portrays it. The service was wonderful. We were welcomed into the inn as though we were visiting good friends… good friends with a huge beautifully decorated mansion! The only problem with our stay is that it only lasted one night. I hope to come back some day, only for a longer stay and with some friends so that we can play croquet in the amazing gardens. Did I mention that the breakfast was to die for? The breakfast alone is valued at $25/plate or more.