My husband and I just spent two delightful nights at the Tuscali Mountain Inn, a beautifully decorated Italian-style villa that serves as a luxury bed and breakfast in Topanga Canyon near Malibu. Our hosts, Teresa and Bruce, could not have been nicer nor more gracious and were happy to talk or to disappear, whichever we preferred. Since we found them both quite interesting, we chose the former.
The breakfasts Teresa served were delicious, healthy and hearty, and we also enjoyed the appetizers and wine that appeared at five each day and gave us the opportunity to meet our fellow guest there, a very nice visiting professor from Hawaii.
The inn is quite close to the Topanga State Park with its various hiking trails, which we took advantage of. It is also near an excellent restaurant, the Canyon Bistro, which we liked so much that we had dinner there both nights. The Inn of the Seventh Ray, a charming restaurant by a stream, is nearby, too.
The entire inn is immaculate. It offers two bedrooms and one suite along with a large, lovely living and dining room area complete with a piano. Our bed was very comfortable, and the sheets were the softest I have ever slept on. We especially enjoyed the patio area with its fountain and pretty view of the surrounding hills and trees.
It’s a great place for a relaxing, romantic get-away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the serenity of the Tuscali Mountain Inn Luxury Bed and Breakfast's discreet and very private setting. Nestled in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains, Tuscali is situated in a gated three-acre property with amazing views across Topanga Canyon and the 13,000 acre Topanga State Park as its backyard, yet only minutes from Malibu, Santa Monica and Los Angeles. ... more less