Though the Paso Robles AVA may be the largest in California, don’t let that fool you; everything in and around the quaint town of Paso Robles is quite accessible — mostly within easy driving (or walking) distance. Choose to stay in town or out in the hills amongst the vines; either way you’ll be in close proximity of things to do.
Offering a slice of luxury in the heart of downtown Paso Robles, the 16-room boutique Hotel Cheval wins for its personalized service and thoughtful details, including locally-made cookies upon check-in, made-to-order s’mores by the fire, and a gourmet breakfast buffet each morning. A few blocks away, sister property The Stables Inn is a reimagined boutique motel that charms with its Western-chic decor and unpretentious vibe.
Also downtown is The Piccolo, a stylish boutique hotel where 24 elegant rooms and suites are designed with comfort and convenience in mind (hello, keurig coffee makers and personal wine fridges). As with the two aforementioned lodging options, a stay here means you’ll be steps from downtown Paso’s shopping, dining, and tasting rooms, but when you don’t feel like venturing far, The Piccolo’s chic rooftop bar is a convenient elevator ride away.
For those looking for resort-like amenities, head a few minutes out of town to the Tuscan-inspired Allegretto Vineyard Resort, which offers a spa and fitness center, pool and full-service cabanas, room service, tasting room, and an on-site restaurant. Take advantage of the resort’s slow pace by sipping wine in the expansive courtyard, playing a leisurely game of Bocce, admiring the unique artwork throughout the property, or simply sitting beside one of the many fire pits after a day of wine tasting.
If staying in the middle of a vineyard is more your style, just four miles out of town is SummerWood Inn, a contemporary farmhouse-style inn at SummerWood Winery, where nine guest rooms overlook the surrounding vineyards. A stay here is sure to leave you feeling pampered, thanks to custom pillow top beds, luxurious bath products, in-room fireplaces, a farm-fresh breakfast in the morning, and wine and appetizers served each evening.
For an entirely different experience, don’t miss “camping out” in a vintage trailer at The Trailer Pond at Alta Colina Winery. Stay in one of the cozy, retro trailers for a unique camping experience and enjoy the sights of the peaceful pond and vineyard. Trailers can be booked individually or as a group.