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“Two wonderful stays” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Christopher Joyce Vineyard and Inn

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Christopher Joyce Vineyard and Inn
Ranked #21 of 30 Paso Robles B&B and Inns
Southern California
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Two wonderful stays”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

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.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

We stayed at Christopher Joyce for 3 nights in early September. We were looking for a place to unwind after a large family event in San Jose; we were thoroughly impressed with the experience. Joyce is a terrific cook and great host, and the suites are all very comfortable. We stayed in the second floor suite, which has a large sitting area, double shower, kitchenette, deck, and incredible views.

Both the breakfast and late afternoon "happy hour" were delicious; my wife and I both enjoy cooking and baking, and we had an opportunity to exchange recipes with Joyce, and to help out with the cooking from time to time, which added to our enjoyment of the experience.

The inn is about a 10-15 minute scenic drive to downtown, so, while it feels very removed from civilization, it is still very conveniently located to the many good restaurants in Paso Robles and to all the wineries in the area.

We highly recommend it, and plan to be back during our next trip to the West Coast.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Anaheim, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

The Inn is about 10 minutes from downtown PR, set back in the vineyards off a gravel road. The loft has views across the vineyards and is light-filled and spacious. A fridge lets you bring back goodies from the day's travels and keep them chilled.

The furnishings in the home are beautiful and modern. Wood and stone and leather combine to feel both luxurious and comfortable. Delicious breakfasts made by Joyce will get you through to a very late lunch, but don't eat too much because the evening's cheese and wine appetizers, eaten while looking out to the hills and sunset, are also great.

You can enjoy talking to Joyce about wine making, grape growing, architecture, art, and more. A morning walk past vineyards with only birdsong and fresh air is a great way to start the day. She'll also help with dinner and winery recommendations.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2011

This B&B is located in a real vineyard on a hill a few miles north of Paso Robles. You look out your picture windows onto vineyards all across the valley floor with the hills in the background. It's quite a vista. The vines are literally 10 feet from your balcony. The rooms are very well appointed and modern. The innkeeper (Joyce) has got the be one of the nicest persons I've met. And, she's a great cook! Don't miss breakfast or the evening snack - her food is better than the restaurants. Plan to spend some time on the wrap-around porch reading, writing, or just watching the grapes grow.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dana Point, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2011

Just a few miles out of the main town transports you into a lovely vineyard and country area. Joyce is truely the quintessential host of this lovely B&B. Her cooking is incredible. Breakfast and afternoon app's & wine are of a crazy high quality. It's obvious that she loves what she does, it pours out in every detail of our stay.

Joyce is sure to please all travelers, from picky to shy. She has a way about her that puts everyone in a great place. I recommend this particularly for those who travel w/ a companion reluctant to stay at a B&B.

Outside is her dry farmed zinfindel vineyards. Cattle and horses closeby along with deer, hawk and quite an amazing array of birds and wildlife. Inside every room is beautifully decorated, maximizing the views outside with comfort inside.

Her Jack Russell Buster is also a little host in his own right. He naturally senses who wants attention. He and my female Cassie were almost inseparable.

Highly recommended. Can I give her 6 stars?

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Christopher Joyce Vineyard and Inn

Property: Christopher Joyce Vineyard and Inn
Address: 7110 Drake Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446-9310
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Paso Robles
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Paso Robles
Number of rooms: 2
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 

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