My husband and I stayed for three nights in mid-December and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We stayed in the Siena room, which featured a king-sized bed and views out over the hills to the vineyard in the distance. An in-room fireplace provided more than enough warmth during chilly evenings.
Diane, who owns the inn with her husband Jim, was a gracious hostess and imaginative cook. Each breakfast was different but delicious: a yogurt parfait with fresh fruit accompanied a homemade sausage and artichoke quiche with delicious flaky pastry; fresh fruit and huevos rancheros made for a warming start the 2nd day, and a croissant French toast with apple and pear compote filled us up on our last morning.
The evenings were especially relaxing. We listened to Christmas music in the living room, watching the sun set while deer roamed the grounds and we sipped local area wines. Again, each evening featured a different pouring and a different selection of tasty treats, from cheeses and meats to pate to cheese spreads with crackers.
Diane helped secure reservations at local restaurant Artisan - a real treat - and was a good source of local information. The inn is a quick 5 minute drive from downtown Paso Robles. In the morning or evening, you can relax by walking down Kiler Canyon Road, enjoying the sound of morning birds or night owls, depending on when you take your stroll.
The inn makes for a great base for exploring local wineries, driving to Hearst Castle, or just relaxing and reading and letting time go by. We'll be back for more.
Other room amenities include terrycloth robes, a whirlpool tub with separate shower, hair dryer, and a selection of shampoos and lotions. At Christmas a tree sparkles with lights, and poinsettias and wreaths add green and red color to the villa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Canyon Villa is an internationally recognized award-winning Tuscan-inspired Bed & Breakfast nestled among the rolling hills and vineyards of the acclaimed westside Paso Robles wine region. The Canyon Villa offers a gracious, luxurious and intimate hospitality experience. Our five-star boutique Inn will enthrall you with its Italian architecture, panoramic views, world-class cuisine, award-winning service and opulent amenities. Whether you seek a serene respite from a busy world, or an enchanting visit to the Central Coast, The Canyon Villa offers refined elegance to celebrate a milestone with a loved one, an extended weekend getaway with friends exploring the award-winning Paso Robles wine region or an overnight reprieve on your journey. ... more less