My wife and I have been using B & B's for over 30 years when we travel. I generally pick the route, and my wife does extensive research before deciding where we will stay. Once again she did a great job by picking an outstanding lodging at Sundance Bed & Breakfast.
This is a wonderful property run by an equally wonderful husband & wife team. It was designed & built by a man from Tuscany, Italy. Unfortunately, he was never able to enjoy the fruits of his labor. However, the property was extremely fortunate to be 'adopted' by Alma & Neil. They are both hard working individuals with great vision, and are able to put that vision to work in an ongoing work of art. The grounds are gorgeous with beautiful landscaping, flora & fauna. A young vineyard planted by Neil is flourishing and should be yielding grapes for wine in about 3 years. Expect to see many flowering bushes and a great fountain that attract beautiful birds(especially the humming birds) and butterflies. The surrounding vistas are wondrous in this expanding great wine country of Paso.
We were fortunate enough to stay in the Dolce Vita room, which was immense, with an unbelievable bath 'suite'. Huge whirlpool tub, beautiful his & hers showers, and where in America do you find a bidet? Don't forget, the property was designed by a European. Very comfortable king sized bed, with all the amenities.
At 5 PM, Neil opened a great bottle of red with cheese, olives, and crackers. Wonderful wine & conversation before we headed out for dinner downtown. We followed his recommendation by trying one of their favorites; Thomas Hill Organic Café, about 6-7 miles away. It was fabulous, with outstanding food and wine in a great atmosphere. After dinner, we attended a Moody Blues concert at the newly completed outdoor venue, Vina Robles. All in all, a great experience.
The following morning's breakfast was simply outstanding, and prepared by chef Alma in her gorgeous kitchen. Once again, beautiful vistas if you choose to eat outside on the patio. Great coffee! Afterward we had a nice conversation, and we congratulated them on how much they've accomplished in such a short time. Their answer was that they still have more to do, and it's hard to believe they can do much more to improve, but like I've already mentioned, they have great vision!
If you're looking for a place to stay in this "newly" discovered region of great wines, experiences, and people in California---STOP searching. You've found the right place here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled atop a gentle hill off a private road overlooking vineyards near and far is an enchanting Villa called "Sundance" waiting for you to spend a few unforgettable days in beautiful Paso Robles wine country. Sundance Bed & Breakfast is the perfect destination for food and wine lovers looking for luxurious accommodations and a quiet getaway paired with an exquisite culinary experience. Sundance B&B offers an optional multi-course dinner perfectly paired with local wines, exclusively for its guests, on Saturday evenings. ... more less