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“A slice of Provence in Soledad” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Inn at the Pinnacles Bed and Breakfast

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Inn at the Pinnacles Bed and Breakfast
32025 Stonewall Canyon Road, Soledad, CA 93960   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Soledad B&B and Inns
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“A slice of Provence in Soledad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a real gem of a place that the owners have turned into something special. We felt like we were in a villa in Provence the entire four days we spent there. The inn is situated on 140 acres, 40 of which are vineyards on rolling hills, all part of the Brosseau vineyards, owned by Jon and Jan Brosseau. The place is secluded and surrounded by fields of lavender. The air is so clean and fresh with no pollution. At night, we star-gazed in the clear sky and were able to see the Milky Way, planets and other constellations-truly an amazing experience.

This is a 6 room B & B, and we travelled with a few families so we had the whole place to ourselves. We, unfortunately, had some unforeseen circumstances arise a couple weeks before our arrival, necessitating many changes in our reservation. At no time did Jan make us feel we were inconveniencing her, even though we probably were. She was very flexible and understanding about the unfortunateness of our situation and remained ever the gracious host. When we finally arrived, we completely felt at home the entire week.

Everything about our stay was perfect. The rooms were impeccable and spacious and had all the amenities we could possibly need. The gourmet breakfasts (vegetable quiche, egg casserole, croissant french toast, fresh fruit, cereals, breads, muffins, etc.) were so delicious and filling; we also appreciated being handed a cup of coffee by Jon first thing when we walked into the kitchen in the morning. The kids in our group were similarly welcomed and given first class treatment as well; they were delighted to have a cup of hot cocoa with whip cream each morning - that was a very thoughtful touch. They also enjoyed having access to microwave popcorn and other packaged snacks.

The proximity to Pinnacles National Park could not be better. It was about a 5-10 minute drive to the park entrance. We hiked during the day and then returned to the inn in the late afternoon to relax. The pool and surrounding area was fantastic and provided stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and valley. The kids were also pleasantly surprised to be able to try out the archery set. There is a ping pong table and bocci ball court as well. This place was enjoyed by all the adults AND kids (ages 8-15), which is saying a lot. We particularly enjoyed the wine (tasting the yummy wines of the Brosseau vineyards), cheese and appetizers in the evening, sitting under the shade tree, listening to Jon's stories of their family and the history of how he built the vineyard and inn.

There is so much attention to detail at this place in the amenities and the personal touches from Jon and Jan. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are already thinking of returning. While the individual rooms offer privacy and dedicated balconies that would make this an ideal spot for couples, I also highly recommend coming in a group and booking all the rooms as we did. You will really feel like you are in a French villa in Provence - "without the 10-hour flight," as Jon would say!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had an excellent visit to the Inn at the Pinnacles B&B in June 2013. We stayed for a long weekend, spending our days hiking around the National Park. The B&B is situated in the middle of rolling hills of vineyards, a modest drive from the park and from Soledad. The rooms were very well appointed, and the breakfast was excellent. The Inn's hosts were very accommodating and gracious. We took advantage of the outdoor gas BBQ to make our dinners (dirty dishes are taken care of by the staff!). We can highly recommend this Inn as your base for exploring the park.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pacific Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful stay, hosts, and amenities - dip in the pool after hot day hiking and gas grill on our deck for a sunset BBQ. Looking forward to a return visit for wild flowers next Spring. The ideal setting to disconnect, relax and enjoy others looking for same. Expect a quiet eve, stunning star gazing and comfortable casual socializing at wine time and breakfast.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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EDH, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We only stayed one night at this B&B but that's all it took to realize how very nice it is. The rooms are all very similar. We stayed in one of the lower priced rooms and it had everything that we needed and many things that we didn't (BBQ, microwave, heater, and more).

The Inn is about 10 minutes to the visitor center and a couple minutes after that you can be hitting the trails.

Our trip was a bit of a bust due to really high winds that kept us off the trails and kept us from seeing much wildlife. But, we will be back especially after learning from the owners that they have a Margarita machine that they break out when it warms up!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We had a lovely time at the Inn at the Inn at the Pinnacles, which was one of the few places to stay near the new National Park. The room was nicely done and comfortable and we enjoyed barbecuing in our little patio area. Jan and John were gracious hosts and we enjoyed the wine tasting hour with wines from their vineyard. As most of the people who go to the Pinnacles are hikers, we had a bit in common with them and found that we caught up on the trails with some of the guests the next day. Breakfast was great, by the way, served by both John and Jan. Also, I have to give props to Jan who was so accommodating! Even though I had fouled up the dates of our reservation, she was able to fit us in for a one-night stay. As I indicated in the title, the only disappointment of the trip was that I didn't see any condors, though the Sierra Club hikers certainly saw their share!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We read of the opening of the Inn eleven years ago, and my friend (now wife) wanted to go but there were too many competing demands on our time. We finally made it two years ago and now try to return annually. The setting is wonderful, with views of California chaparral mixed in between vineyards. There is truly no bad view from the property. Jan and John are excellent hosts always looking out for the comfort of the guests. A nightly wine and cheese social helps all the guests become acquainted, both with each other and with the family labelled wines. The breakfasts are delicious and large enough for even the most agressive hiker to fuel for the day. The remote nature of the Inn means you either avail yourselves of the facilities to fix dinner on-site, take the 11 or so mile drive to Soledad for some of the offerings in town, or go even further afield if you want something nicer. Plan ahead!

If you want to see Pinnacles from the west side, this is the only real option. It is just a couple of miles from the gate. The next closest options are some of the motels in Soledad, again about 11 or so miles away, or even further afield. The easy access to this newest National Park is reason enough to stay here. The beauty, serenity, and hospitality make it even more compelling.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We had never been to Pinnacles National Park and since we're not as fond of camping as we were when we were younger, we found this place and decided to give it a try. I have only great things to say about this special place and will recommend it to anyone I know who is traveling down this way. The rooms are much bigger than most B & B's and the breakfasts are great. We also enjoyed the wine tasting every evening, which gave us a chance to meet the other guests and our gracious hosts. But, the real treasure here is location, location, location..... as it is set amidst the vineyards away from city lights and sounds. The sunsets were incredible and the night sky was filled with stars. Also, it's just a short drive into West Pinnacles, which has better views and trails, I think, than the East side which we visited on our drive home.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 32025 Stonewall Canyon Road, Soledad, CA 93960
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Location: United States > California > Soledad
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Soledad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Gabilan Mountains of Monterey County, near Soledad, California, the Inn at the Pinnacles offers luxury accommodations in the peaceful, serene setting of beautiful Steinbeck Country. This private Chalone Appellation vineyard estate is nestled in the beautiful Brosseau Vineyards and offers romantic views from every direction. The Inn is just four miles from the Pinnacles National Monument, west entrance, offering bird watching, hiking, and rock climbing, a short drive to Monterey County's finest wineries, and about an hour's drive to world famous Carmel and Monterey. Room rates start at $200/night, single or double occupancy. Registered guests enjoy tasting Brosseau Vineyard and other Chalone Appellation wines during the evening social hour. A full breakfast is served each morning. Guests are welcome to dine in the Pinnacles Dining Room, or on one of our lovely patios which offer panoramic views of the surrounding hillsides and the Pinnacles National Monument. Enjoy a game of Bocce Ball, a stroll in the beautiful Brosseau Vineyards, or relax and enjoy a glass of Brosseau Wines under starry skies.Guest RoomsOur six guest rooms offer you the luxury of your own private entry, private patio with gas grill, and private bath along with ceramic tile floors. All are individually decorated and include a queen size bed, sitting area with gas fireplace, air conditioner, ceiling fan and wet bar with refrigerator and microwave. Five of the six guest rooms have their own whirlpool tub large enough to accomodate two people. The sixth room features an old fashion style claw foot slipper tub. Each room offers views of the beautiful Gabilan Mountain Range. ... more   less 
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