What can I say? A wonderful location on a hill top outside town overlooking the vineyards. Friendly, knowledgeable hosts - and a fantastic cook in Diane and a room to die for!
The villa is about 5 miles out of town and has spectacular views over the vines. It was built about 5 years ago I think, and is perfectly designed as a B&B with guest rooms on one wing and the hosts living in the other. The rooms are very luxurious and ours, Sienna, has a wonderful view from its balcony over the rolling hills, getting stunning sunsets. I would say that the decor of the rooms is right up there with the very best 5 start luxury hotels.
Some people have commented on a lack of A/C overnight - we did not find this an issue. The day time temp was close to 100F and Diane said that they would run the A/C overnight if it stayed too warm but we found no problems with the heat.
Each evening Diane puts out canapes and wines, having a chat with you when you arrive to see what wines you like, and there is nothing quite like a glass of wine on the villa patio. In the morning, there is coffee available in the breakfast room from 7am, and then Diane's beautifully cooked breakfasts each day.
The hosts are also very knowledgeable about the area and the many vineyards and can offer very good suggestions and advice.
We did a day around the vines and then a day at Hearst Castle and Cambria. We eat out at Artisan in Paso and McPhees in Templeton - both great restaurants. Diane arranged taxis for us down to Artisan so that we didn't have to worry how much local wine we tried!
If you want a luxury stay in wine country - this is the place.
- 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