We stayed at the winemakers porch as a one night stop off during our honemoon. We stayed in the Burgundy room, which had a private restroom down the stairs, although were allowed to use the next room's (Bordeaux) bathroom as we were the only one's staying in the place at the time. (If you can afford it, stay in the Bordeaux room as that is amazing). The whole experience was fantatastic. We arrived at sunset after a long day's travelling, and were welcomed by Marlowe and Corinne with a fantastic glass of red wine from the vineyard, along with a friendly reception from the most beautiful black dog, Riley. We were made to feel so welcome, but given space so it never felt that you were in someone else's house. We went into Paso Robles for our dinner, but on our return were welcomed with home made apple pie and port, not to mention the full bottle of red wine. The breakfast the next day, cooked by Corinne, was amazing. The whole experience was lovely, with such attention to detail, a comfortable bed and genuinely friendly people. We stayed at a number of "5 star" hotels throughout California on our trip, and we can honestly say that none met the standards of the Winemakers porch. I am hard to please and this place ticked all the boxes. You get the sense that Corinne and Marlowe operate this B & B as a labour of love, not just to make money. This place was so reasonable, yet so fantastic that we were sad we could only spend one night here. Please don't hesistate in booking - you will not be disappointed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Winemakers Porch Bed & Breakfast is perched on top of a knoll overlooking the Bordeaux vineyards of Frances James Vineyards. Conveniently located just 5 miles from downtown Paso Robles but situated along the Backroads Wineries tour you are minutes from tastings at several boutique wineries. The Bordeaux and Burgundy suites are located above the Barrel room and the Estate suite is in the main house. All of the rooms offer fine linens, plush robes, complimentary bottle of wine as well as firpleaces and soaker tub. During your stay you will be offered estate barrel tastings and a chance to discuss grape growing and wine making with the owners, Corinne & Marlowe Evenson. They invite you to share in there Vineyard Lifestyle and experience a complete vine to wine weekend at The Winemakers Porch. ... more less