We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful Place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast

Save Saved
You added Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast
4337 South El Pomar, Templeton, CA 93465   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 7 Templeton B&B and Inns
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Friends but we'll tell you truthfully, this is one well run, really nice B & B. We operate a restaurant, have the good fortune to have traveled nationwide all our lives. Carriage Vineyard & B&B offers clean, comfortable, good food, wonderful setting & views. Carriage museum. Longhorns. Vineyard. Olive Groves, Grapes 101 class. You will never regret your stay/escape to Carriage Vineyards. Say hello to Larry from THE CAT & SuzyQ.

Room Tip: They has a selection of 4, talk to them, choose the best for you. We're all different, thank Go...
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Carriage2, Owner at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thanks!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

102 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    88
    10
    2
    2
    0
See reviews for
8
70
3
1
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (18)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Santa Maria, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

If you desire to have a delightful experience in the wine region of Paso Robles, then I highly recommend staying at the Carriage Vineyards Bed and Breakfast. The setting is in a beautiful country vineyard surrounded by rolling hills and olive orchards. A short walk up the hill will enable you to see a magnificent view of the entire area.

At a recent weekend stay, I found Larry, the owner, very cordial to the guests. He told stories about the property, and shared his collection of vintage carriages. Each morning he came by at breakfast to say "hello." The rooms were comfortable and tastefully decorated with many family antiques.

A two night stay is perfect to visit the fine wineries and restaurants. Other areas of interest include Hearst Castle, Cambria, and a drive up the scenic highway 1.

I thoroughly enjoyed my "mini vacation" and would certainly visit again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Carriage2, Owner at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
It was a pleasure for you to stay here
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Olathe, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed in the upstairs Victorian Suite, a large room plus large bath that was very comfortable, clean and modern. The location is countryside and quiet - a very peaceful setting. Its location makes a great central location for Paso Robles area wine tastings, the reason for our visit to this area. The proprietor is friendly and gracious and low key. Breakfast each morning was wonderful.

  • Stayed January 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Carriage2, Owner at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thank You! Great guests--
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bowie, MD
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at the Carriage House. There are great walks around the property, through the vineyard and over the hills. Larry the proprietor was most helpful and friendly and has a tremendous collection of vintage horse-drawn carriages in a museum next to the house. Breakfasts were very tasty and our room was clean and most comfortable. It was a home from home. We would definitely recommend this B&B to anybody visiting the Paso Robles area and will certainly visit again ourselves. It's a good idea to have a GPS navigation system to find the place, however.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Carriage2, Owner at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
It was a pleasure having you share the ranch with us! Larry
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Odenton, Maryland
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

My sister and I (middle-aged women) spent 2 days in Paso Robles, staying at Templeton, a short drive south. I chose Carriage Vineyards based on the reviews here and they couldn't have been more correct! The property is lovely (a tad hard to spot the sign on the road at first, but Larry tells you that in his welcoming e-mail/confirmation), sitting back off the road some ways. Altho it was rainy/misty most of the time we were there, there was enough break in the clouds the first night to see incredible stars with no light pollution! Breakfasts were all you could want from a B&B: wonderful quiche with fresh fruit, fresh OJ, and muffins. Larry recommended several wineries (with discount coupons, thank you!) which were not on our list, but we added them and could not have been happier with them. We had the vis-a-vis suite, a 2 room suite with a bathroom. Perfect for singles who want their own bed (or travelling couples). Larry was a wonderful host with great knowledge of history of his family and a keen interest in carriages (hence, the name). If you like rosemary bushes, the property abounds with them--I had to sweep my hand across them for that wonderful fragrance every day. My next visit to the area will include a return stay!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Carriage2, Owner at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thanks! Nice talking with the ladies!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gilbert, Arizona
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Staying at the Carriage Vineyards B&B is like having your own private home in the country. The house is comfortable, clean, and attractive - with plenty of privacy. Breakfast is served to the house at 8:30AM and you can mingle and share your adventures with the other guests. Larry Smyth is the owner of the vineyard and is always available with suggestions about restaurants and wineries. Join Larry's Brix Society and you will have a row of grapes tagged with your family name. Walk the property, watch the harvest, visit the adjacent carriage collection, relax on the front porch, and come and go to visit local wineries. It has been our choice on where to stay in the Paso area for the past 7 years!!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Carriage2, Owner at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thanks for staying again and the kind words!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Orange County
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We read most of the reviews before staying in the Victoria Suite and found them to be true. What we would add is a strong recommendation to allow time for walking around the property to see the vineyards, olive orchard, horses, carriages, etc. - otherwise you'll miss the most unique part of a stay at this B&B. We're looking forward to a return visit especially as Larry, the owner is so hospitable.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Carriage2, Owner at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
You were such nice people. Your history from growing up in Chili is interesting!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast

Address: 4337 South El Pomar, Templeton, CA 93465
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > Templeton
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Templeton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.