Paso Robles Bed and Breakfast Inns – Part One of 4 Part Series
Paso Robles Bed and Breakfast inns are sprinkled throughout wine country and are amazing places to rest your head as well as amazing and tenderly made food. Who doesn’t want to get away out into the countryside and hear peace and quiet, get greeted by a friendly critter…mostly ranch dogs and rabbits…bathe in a whirlpool tub, all while sipping local wine and eating home made cuisine?? However not all places are equal and not all of them are everyone’s style of leisure, so we have put together a series to help you navigate where to stay and the differences of each place.
1. Seven Quails
Seven Quails not only serves boutique award winning wines, but has a trail of fantastic reviews that go on for days! This home rests atop wine country in the vines. They have a room with a view suite and two other rooms that all have comfortable beds, are clean and pretty. You can stay in the grand suite or the pair which feature a room with a queen sized bed and a room with adult sized trundle beds. All the rooms have a view out to the vineyards but the suite has a patio that you can relax out in the chairs and soak in the views. The bathrooms are large and modern and have plenty of room in the tub for a long soak with a glass of their Zinfandel or Cabernet Sauvignon. However what really stood out to me was the food! Hosted by two foodies and a culinary instructor, the meals come out as pieces of art but will not leave you hungry! The three course breakfasts are catered to your tastes and allergies such as gluten-free pastries or vegetarian entrees. This is not a super fancy place, there are a lot of ranch animals about such as cats and dogs and it is a very homey Paso Robles bed and breakfast. You will be well taken care of and Seven Quails welcomes families, groups of friends and couples.
2. The Comus House at Denner Winery
The Comus House is located at Denner Winery so naturally they serve their wines and you are amidst their beautiful vineyards. They have four suites and offer beautifully decorated rooms that are comfortable, clean and offer big window views out to the landscape. Many of the rooms open up onto the deck area and you are able to have access to the outdoors for star gazing or morning coffee out on the patio. Some rooms have large two person showers while others offer large soaking tubs and serene decor. They are all contemporary yet comfortable and offer seating as well as a big comfy bed. In the morning you get a gourmet European breakfast that honors your dietary preferences and in the afternoon you get to do a wine tasting with nibbles and local Vivant cheeses. The architecture is big and bold, taking advantage of the scenery around it by offering high ceilings and massive windows. There is an infinity pool and a hot tub but it is for your eyes only and the grounds are beautiful and well laid out. You must be 21 to get a room here and it is reserved for wine club members and their referred guests.
3. Orchard Hill
Orchard Hill Farms is located in wine country but is not associated with any wineries. It has fresh garden ingredients in their breakfasts and they use their own organic eggs. You receive a nibbles plate and a local bottle of wine upon arrival and there are three beautiful rooms to choose from, plus an extra room option. All of the rooms have well appointed bedding and views out to the gardens which are really beautiful. The home is decorated in antiques and is more of a country-garden feel. There are spa services available and the Garden View room offers a private entry as well as a balcony overlooking the lush landscape. If you want to go as a family or group of friends you have the option of sharing your bathroom and attaching “Sarah’s room” which has two twin beds for the extra people. There is comfortable seating and two of the rooms have fireplaces. There is a farm cat who is very friendly and your innkeepers have nothing but soaring reviews on their warm and knowledgeable service. This B&B is not for folks who like modern furnishings or large open spaces. It is more of a secret garden that has magical nooks and crannies and feels like you have stepped a bit back in time.
4. Chanticleer Vineyard Bed & Breakfast
Chanticleer Vineyard Bed and Breakfast offers three rooms that are a little bit like country-garden chic. The rooms all have gas burning fireplaces, large soaking tubs and offer robes and complimentary local wine from Grey Wolf Cellars upon arrival. Two of the rooms have private decks overlooking the vineyards and one of the rooms is handicap accessible. The breakfasts are all homemade by your host and include local, fresh ingredients. You even get home made cookies in your room and one guest boasted of receiving carrot cake and champagne for their anniversary. There are lovely personal touches at Chanticleer and the homey environment is complimented with a big barn full of fun things to do like pool, poker, watching the game and cracking open a cold beer while overlooking the land. Chanticleer is green friendly and uses organic products as well as practices green habits. This place is more suited just for couples as they have a two person limit and do not allow small children. As a romantic getaway it is a great place to retreat.
5. Inn Paradiso
The Inn Paradiso has three large suites and a separate adjacent building that has three floors you can book. The decor is very lodge-like with eclectic flare. There is original artwork and photography, large open high ceilings, lofts, tons of wood work and iron and beautiful unique touches everywhere. The inn does not associate with any particular wine and is not a vineyard or too close to one either. It is in Paso Robles wine country though and has the feel of a ranch with large fountains, landscaped and organic gardens, walking trails and beautiful scenery all around the property and pool. There are grand stone fireplaces and one outside for you to sit around on crisp evenings after a long day of tasting wines of the region. Their breakfasts are organic and feature their own produce, home made products and local market eggs. Their food is well crafted and consider allergies and guests preferences as well. There is one room that accommodates pets with limitations and plenty of room for families or large groups of friends. You can even rent out the whole place if you want. All the rooms have large soaking tubs and private entrances as well as numerous amenities and soft comfortable beds. There are hammocks, soft couches, garden chairs and lots of places to kick back in this rustic get away.