Wildflowers on HWY 46

wildflowers

wildflowers

Many of our guests are driving to the El Colibri Hotel and Spa from the California’s central valley. Along this drive you will be treated to wildflowers on Hwy 46.  While the eastern section of Hwy 46 is perhaps one of the driest areas around, come spring the land becomes littered with wild flowers. The wild flower season is a short one – so don’t miss out. Plan your trip before the end of April not to miss this lovely collection of wildflowers!

Enjoy!

Luxury at The El Colibri Hotel

Superior King with Spa Tub

King with Spa Tub

Why not take a mini-vacation and enjoy a stay and the luxury at the El Colibri Hotel? The hotel sits at the start of the boardwalk that leads you on a short walk to Moonstone Beach. Back at the hotel, you’ll enjoy the top notch service offered by our caring staff, clean modern accommodations, the Colibri wine bar, and our Petite Spa with a rooftop jacuzzi, steam showers and private massage rooms.

Many of the El Colibri’s rooms come with large jacuzzi or soaking tubs. And, all rooms will warm you with in-room fireplaces. Add to that the beautiful views out over the wooded parkland … well, relaxation is the inevitable conclusion. Which is exactly what a stay at the El Colibri Hotel and Spa is intended to offer – relaxation and refreshment. A stay at the El Colibri will leave you pampered, refreshed and ready to take on the realities of daily life. Meanwhile though, enjoy the luxury at the El Colibri Hotel!

Enjoy your stay….

Spring on the Central Coast

cambria-spring

cambria-spring

Enjoy Spring on the Central Coast. Spring has sprung on the Central Coast and the hills are an amazing color of green. We haven’t seen this sort of color since the drought. Not to say the drought has ended… but Paso Robles rainfall is close to historical levels. The result –  an explosion of color. The hills are growing grass, the vines are breaking buds and the flowers are in bloom like never before. A drive along highway 46 W will leave you gawking at all the wildflowers!

A walk down main street in Cambria leaves you feeling as if you were visiting a well tended disneyland! And with all the foliage and blossoms comes the most amazing scents. Indeed, you’ll feel transported back to a beautiful New England village.

So whether you might enjoy a drive through the countryside or a stroll down Main St. – consider this the perfect time to visit to see the first breath of Spring.

Enjoy!

Vintage Paso: Zinfandel

Zinfandel

Zinfandel

Calling all Zin lovers out there to “Vintage Paso:Zinfandel”. Paso Robles’ own heritage grape is Zinfandel – and what better way to celebrate this heritage than by a festival?

Over 140 wineries are offering some fun tasting or activity to celebrate this wonderful wine. There are wine and chocolate pairings, winemaker dinners, vineyard tours, barbecues, barrel tastings, live music and more. Visit www.pasowine.com to craft your individual itinerary then surrender yourself to a weekend of zinfully wonderful activities.

 

 

Hearst Castle Upstairs Rooms Tour

Have you visited Hearst Castle Lately? Have you ever experienced the Hearst Castle upstairs rooms tour?

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tour-highlight-gothic-study

On this tour you will wind your way up spiral staircases to the upper floors of this remarkable architectural wonder to discover its most private rooms, including William Randolf Hearst’s personal quarters known as the Gothic Suite, and sumptuous bedrooms assigned to special guests. Once at the top, relish the sweeping views of the lush Castle grounds and the distant shoreline of California’s Central Coast.

This tour includes almost 300 stair steps so may not be appropriate for those with limited mobility. But, if you can manage the climb, your effort will be rewarded by some of the most beautiful views on the Central Coast!

Consider a trip to the Central Coast, and while here consider a trip to Hearst Castle! Try the upstairs rooms tour; you won’t be disappointed!

Enjoy!

Walking Moonstone Beach in Cambria, Ca.

Visitors to the area find enjoyment in walking Moonstone Beach in Cambria, Ca. Why – you might ask. What makes this beach special?

Moonstone gems

Moonstone gems

Consider the name itself – “Moonstone” Beach. If you haven’t guessed, the beach is famous for it’s moonstones. Aside from the beauty of this stone, their is an interesting story to it as well. According to the International Gem Stone Association, “This gemstone is surrounded by a good deal of mystique and magic. In many cultures, for example in India, it is regarded as a holy, magical gemstone. In India, moonstones are also regarded as ‘dream stones’ which bring the wearer beautiful visions at night. In Arabic countries, women often wear moonstones sewn out of sight into their garments, for in their cultures the moonstone is a symbol of fertility.

The moonstone symbolises our being in its entirety. With its soft shimmer, it strengthens our emotional and subconscious aspects. The associations connected with that make it a “lovers’ stone”, evoking tender feelings and safeguarding the true joys of love. It is also said that wearing a moonstone strengthens our intuition and our capacity to understand.”

With a story such as this, a walk on Moonstone Beach in search of your special gem stone sounds like a lot of fun. And, it is! Next time you are in Cambria, California find enjoyment in walking moonstone beach.

Hearst Castle Grand Rooms Tour

A trip to the Central Coast is not complete without partaking of Hearst Castle: Consider a Hearst Castle Grand Rooms Tour!

Assembly-Room

Assembly-Room

Every evening, W. R. Hearst’s guests gathered in the splendid social rooms on the ground floor of Casa Grande—his formal name for the main house. Follow in their footsteps as you travel back in time and experience what it was like to be a guest at Hearst Castle, known then as “The Enchanted Hill.”

Tour highlights include Assembly Room, Refectory, Billiard Room, Theater, Gardens, Neptune Pool and Roman Pool.

As you stroll these historic and lavish structures and gorgeous grounds, consider how Mr. Hearst must have done so over 70 years ago! You’ll be amazed by the treasures he amassed as well as the stories of his entertaining the Hollywood elite.

The El Colibri Hotel and Spa offers a special Hearst Castle hotel package.

Enjoy!

Wine Coast Country Website

Looking to plan your get-away? Then, this is a great place to start!

www.winecoastcountry.com

If you are looking for an insider’s view of the Central Coast, then I encourage you to check out the wine coast country website. The website covers most of the Central Coast and offers vacation ideas, videos on many of the different locals, links to places to stay and things to do. They are also the sponsor of the “Stewardship Travel” program here on the Central Coast.Enjoy!

El Colibri Hotel and Spa

El Colibri Hotel & Spa

El Colibri Hotel & Spa

El Colibri Hotel and Spa operates a lovely petite spa on the premises of the hotel grounds. The Spa is located on the second floor of the hotel and includes two massage rooms, two steam rooms, a rooftop jacuzzi and his/hers dressing rooms. From the moment you enter the reign of the spa, you will be immersed in sights and smells that lead you into utter relaxation. And that is what the El Colibri Hotel and Spa is all about – relaxation and refreshing your spirit.

Massages are available (call the front desk), but even without a massage this spirit of relaxation can be experienced by a trip to the spa and use of the facilities. Unlike many other spas, the use of the facilities is complimentary for guests.

If you find yourself seeking a little rest and relaxation head on over to the El Colibri and take advantage of this wonderful spa facility!

Contact the front desk to make your reservations: (805)924-3003

Private Wine Tours in Paso Robles

Experience the exclusivity of a private wine tour in Paso Robles. We’ve just added a room package to our specials that includes an overnight at the luxury El Colibri Hotel and a private wine tour designed just for you. Group wine tours are a dine a dozen in wine country, but a private wine tour is a memory making experience.

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colibri_guests_on_ wine_tour

For these tours we’ve partnered with Central Coast Food Tours, currently rated the #1 tour provider on Trip Advisor. The Central Coast Food Tours Team will connect with you prior to your visit to learn more about the types of wines you enjoy, the types of tasting room experiences you desire and help you design a gourmet catered lunch to be served at one of the wineries.

If you are looking for a most special experience to celebrate a special occasion, or are traveling with a group who seeks a personalized experience – you’ve found your tour! Visit our Hotel Specials page for more information.