We stayed here over the the Christmas and New Years holiday 2012/13, three days. Joyce, the host is such a wonderful person, very engaging, lots of great information for local wineries, restaurants etc. etc...
The house is totally unique, very modern displaying a variety of art work, paintings, pottery, all very nice to look at.
The room we stayed in.. starred the shower, yes it was the star. It's free standing and dominates the room, you may want to check out the pictures I've included, the glass shower may not be for you, but for us we enjoyed it for sure. From the one of a kind design to the performance, this shower was just flat out cool. You can access the room without going through the main part of the house if you want, it's your option.
Breakfast is to die for and Joyce also provides a 5pm appetizer/wine serving that is fantastic. this lady can really cook, truly a chef and her kitchen looks the part, very well done....everything we ate was fabulous....pre-breakfast goodies on your coffee tray which she'll generously prepares while she's getting breakfast ready...a real treat, a life style to which we should be accustomed I WISH!
The local wineries are fantastic so many to visit it's just crazy but Joyce was a lot of help discussing what we wanted to taste and every place she sent us we truly enjoyed. This goes for restaurant referrals as well, all spot on.
The bed was quite comfortable, slightly firm which is more to our liking than too soft. The view from the room/bed is great, vineyards surround you, the view is great we thought.
It's very quiet at night because it's about 5 miles outside of town. You need to consider that when making dinner reservations or whatever else and you might forget that it's not just down the street, it's a short drive but in the daytime, nice scenery, cool little road with some fun curves if you're in to that kind of thing......
Try this place for sure, Joyce is a treat, cooks like a dream and great fun to chat with, the house is unique and very comfortable and Joyce is a cool lady for sure, have fun, we sure did!!
- 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