PROS: For a little slice of Old World Europe right here in California, Villa Valderosa in Paso Robles, California is that and more. After traveling all across the U.S., I've never been more relaxed. Our room with private bath and lots of closet space was clean, and the bed was as comfortable as our own at home (that's a rarity to find when you are traveling). The sheets were soft and smelled so fresh. The spacious interior of Villa Valdemosa was a welcoming Tuscan architecture, and beautifully decorated with extra high ceilings and very thick walls that ensured us a lot of privacy. Parking was easy and very secure. The food was incredible with hot coffee waiting for us by the time we woke up, followed by large hot muffin-size fluffy egg souffles accompanied by a papaya chutney and toast, orange juice, and granola. Our meal ended with bowl of fresh fruit. All this amidst the fragrance of fresh lavender bushes in full bloom that formed a necklace along the circular private rode which lead up to the top of the hill where Villa Valdemosa rules the view. Our breakfast perch was in a gazebo across the huge lawn from the main house. It seemed to float on thin air. From there, we had a 300 degree view for 50 miles across the vineyard floor and onto second and third unit mountain ranges ending in a purple color wash in the distance. At home, we suffer from daily noise pollution, so the stark difference of the peacefulness of chirping birds, zooming dragonflies, a glimpse of deer in the distance, and fresh fresh air in our lungs was more than we could even imagine as city dwellers. At night, we saw a forest of constellations winking down at us in the darkness, which was a special thrill for my wife, who is an amateur astronomer. Our host was a spirited conversationalist who is worldly enough to broach any subject knowledgeably. He was most helpful in making recommendations for restaurants and places to visit in the area. By the end of our stay at Villa Valdemosa, we were made to feel like old friends. The innkeeper can be reached at this email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONS: Still Waters Winery is at the foot of the the hill where you enter the road to Villa Valdemosa. The winery's sign is easy to spot, but there's no sign for Villa Valdemosa right there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax at our romantic Villa located close to town and yet worlds away. Surrounded by vineyards, bask in the sun by the pool and enjoy see forever views from our 1200 ft elevation on a ten acre estate,lined with olive trees, lavender, and many kinds of flowers. Four suites, all with full bath, private patios or walk out sundecks. Southwest/Tuscan decor; eclectic furnishings; flat screen DVD players in every room for private movie viewing our library of over 500 first run movies. Air conditioned, Pool, serene, exclusive. Owner is Executive Chef and winemaker. Est. 2007.. Ten minutes from 20 wineries, located in the heart of the "Backroads wine district" in east Paso Robles. WALK to a nearby winery for a picnic and tasting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Valdemosa Hotel Paso Robles
- Valdemosa Hotel Paso Robles