Driving up the valley by Anne and George's map (You'll need it. Not every GPS can pinpoint this spot.), we laughed about the imposing white home topping the highest hill. "Wouldn't it be something if that was it?" Well, surprise. It WAS, and well worth the trek.
The house, view, and guest room with private entrance were superb , but Anne and George's hospitality trumped it all. (Nice surprise to see a bottle of wine, cheese & crackers, fruits and so on they provided in the guest room) Their preferred itinerary of tastings and eateries was also perfect. They give you coupons for free wine tasting and wine purchase discount of many wineries.
They were out when we returned from dinner. A couple of hours on their deck in exquisite darkness and quiet were reminiscent of childhood desert camping and mid-ocean sailing. Working wifi was a plus, too. A treasure in their garage is a 1934 Ford pickup, converted from a Borden dairy van, George's father's legacy.
The delicious breakfast on the deck overlooking their vineyard was fantastic!
Until seeing a negative review about a few meters of unimproved road, it hadn't occurred to us. True, it is not a paved lane, just like every private drive and parking lot we visited. Vineyards are back country, as Anne and George's security gate makes clear. A little limestone dust is a badge of honor. If people laughed and pointed at us going over Sepulveda Pass, our rejoinder was, "But we were at Anne and George's and you weren't."
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Bed and Breakfast is located on Rancho de Voladores Vineyard located on eighty secluded acres of some of Paso Robles most beautiful mountain country. Whether green in the spring or golden in the fall, the views are enhanced by faraway mountains, open vineyards and nearby oak trees. Spacious quarters with private baths. Full style breakfast served on deck, weather permitting. Wine and snacks provided. Peace and quiet are two of our favorite amenities. ... more less