It happens every so often that a quiet, overlooked area becomes a hot spot for those “in the know” seemingly overnight. We all watch and observe the “cool” mavericks move in with a vision of creative expansion, seeing the “now obvious after the fact” potential in abandoned buildings and forgotten neighborhoods.
For decades, Paso Robles was the tiny farm town dot on the map where travelers planned to get off the highway to gas up and take a stretch while on their way to a “serious” destination.
Sandwiched by equal distances between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and less than 2 hours from Big Sur, with perfect climate and terroir for grape growing and wine making, Paso Robles has quietly become the new “it” destination for vintners and wine aficionados alike.
Imagine the Wild West of Wine if you will, where old ways are merged with new approaches. The locals have a casual, old school, generous approach to sharing their good life with visitors, and those who come to discover trail blazing world class wine makers or simply enjoy the beaches of the Central Coast typically return home enamored and armed with brochures
from local real estate offices.
Nationally, we are experiencing an unharnessed force of Americans ready to shed a year of pandemic solitude and confinement with gusto and appreciation. The California Central Coast has certainly become a coveted destination.
Inn Paradiso is an unusual, intimate 5-star hotel . . . a hidden gem nestled in the midst of the local excitement. Upon the first minutes of entering the stone pillar gates atop a hill 6 minutes from downtown Paso Robles, the unprepared traveler will be overcome with every detail this unusual oasis offers. Authentic California 1970’s architecture, hand built fine craftsmanship, local natural building materials, tranquil gardens, thoughtfully staged mid-century furnishings, eclectic art collections, meandering walking paths, organic vegetable garden, luxurious lodgings, all offered in a true to California casual and understated style for everyone’s pleasure.
The hotel boasts to be Rock-Star-Discreet and if matter contains energy, one can only feel and imagine what Rock Star discretions are being referenced while standing in the sublime Main Lodge. It also has become a destination for the Micro Wedding trend . . . offering personalized experience weddings on the estate grounds.
Inn Paradiso supports local community and organic practices.
ESCAPE TO PARADISE
Recommended local indulgences:
• Wine Tasting at Villa Creek Winery
• Dinner at Hatch Rotisserie
• Six Test Kitchen (a high-end foodie experience)
• Montana de Oro State Park
• Elfin Forest
• Bucolic drives to Cambria, Cayucos and Hearst Castle+
• Big Sur
• Carmel and Monterey
• Morro Bay
• San Luis Obispo