You can't find a better place to stay in Paso Robles. We are seasoned Paso Robles visitors and found Christopher Joyce about 7 months ago through TripAdvisor. After two wonderful stays, we can't imagine staying anywhere else.
Location: The Inn is only about 10-15 minutes from downtown Paso and is close to some of the best wineries in town. The drive getting to the Inn is beautiful and you really do feel that you are "away from it all" without really being too remote from all the wonderful activities that Paso has to offer.
Decor: B&B's often scare us away because we feel like we're trapped in a Victorian dollhouse. But this Inn is modern and eclectic (rare for a B&B), while still being warm and welcoming. Joyce, the owner, has built the Inn from the ground up and there is no doubt that this is a true labor of love. She has quite the eye for art and design. The property itself is gorgeous - wood, stone, high ceilings, tasteful furniture and art, and there are amazing views of the vineyard from every part of the Inn.
Room: We stayed in the upstairs Vineyard Loft both times and it is worth it. There are views of the vineyard from every window and the room has a private entrance and patio. The shower is wonderful - a large stone double shower with views of the vineyard. The room is huge and well appointed, and during just a two day stay both times, we felt like we lived there. We have also seen the two other rooms, and while smaller, they each are well appointed, tastefully decorated, and have beautiful views. Also, each room has a unique bath/shower configuration which is always fun.
Joyce, the owner: We cannot say enough good things about Joyce (and her sweet dog Buster). She is the perfect host - warm, welcoming and knowledgeable about the area, without being overbearing. Her breakfasts are ridiculously delicious and rank among some of the best breakfasts we've had anywhere. She also serves a very generous (and delicious) "happy hour" which comes in handy after an afternoon of wine tasting. Sitting on the deck with Joyce's delicious appetizers, a glass of local wine, and chatting with the other guests is the perfect way to end the day. On one of our last stays, we were so full from the appetizers that we ended up cancelling our dinner reservation!
We feel like we are home when we stay at the Inn. We can't recommend it enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay where the wine grower lives -- Christopher Joyce Vineyard and Inn. Nestled in the vines atop the vineyard, our bed and breakfast is just minutes from historic downtown yet a world away. The striking home with comfortable contemporary furnishings, unique stone-tile bath areas, and panoramic views also showcases local artists' work and vineyard cuisine.Our custom-designed bed and breakfast is located on 10 acres of gently rolling hills in an area of vineyards, ranches and olive groves. Here you can retreat from the pressures of daily life by relaxing in the midst of our vines, visiting over 200 local wineries, or exploring the scenic Central Coast including Morrow Bay, Cambria and the Hearst Castle. ... more less