If you want to get away from urban noise and stress, find a charming place to stay as you go winetasting on Paso Robles' Westside, meet two friendly and helpful hosts, and discover the rustic, rural atmosphere of the central coast, try out Ann and George's B&B!
The most dazzling part of their B&B is the spectacular location. Tucked far into the rolling hills southwest of Paso Robles, the B&B overlooks acres of vineyards (also owned by Ann & George) and is blessed with a panoramic view of the valley below. Without any neighbors to speak of and far from city lights, you also get breathtaking starry vistas on clear nights, all to the sounds of crickets chirping and owls hooting. You can enjoy this on the backyard patio, whether on the little benches on the grass or lounging on chairs by the crackling fire pit, sipping a complimentary bottle of wine (Ann gave us a bottle of 2009 syrah from Justin Vineyards). You can look forward to waking up to the twittering of birds in the morning, not the rumble of passing trucks. And if you're here in Paso for winetasting, you're in luck - the B&B is located right among all those new boutique wineries that have been sprouting along nearby Vineyard Drive and West Highway 46!
The B&B itself is gorgeous and new, in a house less than 10 years old with all the amenities of modern living (Wifi, air conditioning, LED lighting, none of the electrical or plumbing issues you might get in an older place). We were in the upstairs loft atop the garage, which was spacious, wonderfully furnished and cozily decorated in the way only an older couple with decades of family memorabilia can. We slept in a very comfortable bed and enjoyed a complimentary cheese and fruit dessert plate every evening in addition to the excellent multi-course breakfasts! Ann & George take care of every little detail, like leaving a winestopper and bottle opener on the tray with wine glasses, or having cute little books to read in the bathroom, or leaving filter paper in the room's coffeemaker, or a very well stocked refrigerator for our own use. If the weather's good, you can even count on breakfast served outdoors on that spectacular backyard patio!
And of course, Ann & George (and their dog and cat!) are the best! Ann is vivacious and friendly and talkative, and happy to help with any part of your stay, like having coupons for free winetastings, or where to find good wineries or restaurants to visit. George is just as friendly (if a little more quiet) and makes great breakfasts! We had delicious french toast and fresh-baked scones, along with fresh fruit, juices and coffee, scrambled eggs, crunchy bacon and sausages. Be sure to ask them about the local winemakers - Ann & George know many of them personally, having sold them grapes, and it's so much fun to hear stories about the people behind Paso's more famous wineries!
Just one word of caution - Ann & George's is located on a little dirt road a few miles off the nearest paved street, so be sure to follow the directions posted on their website, watch carefully for their strategically-placed signs to direct you, and if at all possible try to get there before nightfall the first time you arrive. Aside from that, if you can get a room at Ann & George's, do it - you have a truly unforgettable B&B experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Bed and Breakfast is located on Rancho de Voladores Vineyard located on eighty secluded acres of some of Paso Robles most beautiful mountain country. Whether green in the spring or golden in the fall, the views are enhanced by faraway mountains, open vineyards and nearby oak trees. Spacious quarters with private baths. Full style breakfast served on deck, weather permitting. Wine and snacks provided. Peace and quiet are two of our favorite amenities. ... more less