Enjoy Harvest Season on the Central Coast

Jack Creek Farms

Jack Creek Farms

After 9 months of planting and tending gardens and farms, October marks the start of our local harvest season. We begin to see all the fruits, vegetables and nuts being harvested starting in September. By October the wine grapes are headed for harvest and November starts the harvest of our many olive orchards. This year, with our drought, we may see harvest times earlier than usual and the product significantly reduced in quantity. Still, harvest is a time of celebration – and a wonderful time to visit the Central Coast!

Two of our favorite places to visit during harvest season are:

  • Jack Creek Farm: A wonderful fourth generation farm located on HWY. 46 between Paso Robles and the coast. Jack Creek Farm offers the BEST selection of pumpkins and gourds around!
  • Kiler Ridge Olive Oil Farm: Make this a stop on your travels to enjoy premium extra virgin olive oil, beautiful views and farm tours and tasting. Kiler ridge is located a convenient mile from downtown Paso Robles.

As you navigate the back roads you’ll enjoy the turning of the vineyard leaves – a beautiful sight! Come see us during one of the most colorful times of year!


Paso Robles Harvest Festival



Join the Paso Robles Harvest Festival on October 16-18, 2015.

Harvest in Paso Robles Wine Country is a time of excitement and anticipation shared by winemakers, growers, and tasting room staff alike. It is the culmination of a successful year of hard work and dedication to their craft, and is a glimpse into the promise of the new vintage.

Experience for yourself a taste of Paso Robles. Awaken your senses with the sights, sounds, smells and flavors of harvest during three days of celebrations! Winemaker dinners, ceremonial grape stomps, library tastings, artisanal food pairings, live music and more create a vibrant harvest atmosphere not to be missed! More information at: www.pasowine.com/events/harvest.php

Pioneer Day in Paso Robles



Paso Robles’ heritage tradition comes alive in and around downtown during the annual Pioneer Day event. Bring the whole family to downtown for this historical event that includes a parade, free bean feed, and daylong activities including antique/classic car judging, children’s pet show, little cowboy/cowgirl contest, whiskerino contest, horseshoe pitching contest and much more. Be sure to wear your Pioneer Day pin, or you might get thrown in the hoosegow!

Be a part of “Old Time Paso”!

Beaverstock September 19/20th

Beaverstock Logo 2015

Beaverstock Logo 2015

Join the fun at Beaverstock on September 19/20th, 2015! Headliner for Saturday is Dawes, and Sunday welcomes WAR. Doors open at noon, show goes from 1:00pm-9:00pm. Beaverstock is an outdoor two-day music and arts festival in our Whale Rock Vineyard, benefiting the Templeton Education Foundation. Bring your own chairs to this outdoor event as there is no seating provided. No animals please. This is definitely a family friendly event, children under 10 free! Two Days of Wine Loving, Peace and Music in the Vineyard! The Festival also features Yoga, Arts/Crafts, Local Food Vendors, Disc Golf, Kids Area, Craft Beer and much more! Saturday’s Main Stage Line Up:

The Tipsy Gypsies 1pm The Bills 2:30pm SambaDá 4:15pm California Honeydrops 6:00pm

Dawes 8:00pm Truck Stage: The Turkey Buzzards, One Time Spaceman & The Bills Line Up: Sunday, September 20th, 2015 The Mother Corn Shuckers 1PM The Brothers Comatose 2:30pm Birds of Chicago 4:15pm La Santa Cecilia 6:00pm WAR 8:00pm

Truck Stage: Bear Market Riot, Chris Beland, Guy Budd w/Inga Swearingen & Samba Loca

For more information: http://www.visitsanluisobispocounty.com/events/1690/beaverstock

Savor the Central Coast



Savor the Central Coast at Sunset Magazine’s premier food and wine event on the Central Coast of California.

“Savor” is a four-day culinary exploration that invites you to experience the food, wine and lifestyle of California’s Central Coast. You’ll find everything from small and personalized Adventure Tours that invite you to explore the area to Sunset’s “Main Event” located at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. The event spans four days – Thursday, September 24th to Sunday, September 27th. The  main event is held on Saturday and Sunday. Thursday and Friday holds events such as the adventure tours, winemaker dinners, the Western Wine Awards and many other such events. Be sure to view their schedule of events for information on all the activities.

Visit and get to know the Central Coast!



Visit Cambria’s Farmers Market

Farmers Markets Logo

Farmers Markets Logo

Visit Cambria Farmers Market!

The end of Summer is the perfect time to plan a visit to Cambria’s farmers market. The Central Coast offers farmers markets almost every day of the week. In Cambria, Our farmers market occurs on Fridays from 2:30 to 5 pm. You can expect to see the usual fruits and vegetables as well as flowers, fresh baked goods, pies, BBQ and many other gourmet items.

The Cambria farmers market is held in the Veterans’ Memorial Building parking lot on main street. For more information call the chamber of commerce at 805.924.1260. Or, visit http://www.cambriafarmersmarket.com

Enjoy the wonderful bounty of the Central Coast.


Wine at the Colibri Wine Bar

Central Coast Wines

Central Coast Wines

If you haven’t visited the El Colibri Hotel and Spa, you have yet to discover our Colibri Wine Bar. What makes wine at the Colibri Wine Bar special is our ability to discover and source rare, boutique wines from the Edna Valley and Paso Robles Wine Regions. We’re dedicated to sourcing an ever changing collection of these hard to find wines. Each Saturday we hold a special wine tasting to introduce that week’s wine “find” to our guests.

While at the Colibri Wine Bar, you’ll enjoy usually a three tiered tasting of wines typically only available directly from the local wineries. To accompany these lovely wines, we offer several selections of freshly made tapas as well as live music from local musicians. The Saturday wine and music evening starts at 6 p.m. and lasts to 9 p.m. – though the wine sampling will be available until 11 p.m.

Plan your next Saturday to enjoy some wine at the Colibri Wine Bar.

Enjoy our discoveries!

Massage at El Colibri Hotel

Enjoy a massage at El Colibri Hotel!



Yes, we know they feel great, but are there other benefits to a massage?

According to www.massagetherapy.com, there are many reasons to enjoy a massage:

“The Benefits Of Massage
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improvingcirculation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

A Powerful Ally
There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.”


With all these benefits, there are plenty of reasons to enjoy a massage by our trained therapists the next time you visit the El Colibri Hotel and Spa.


Walking Moonstone Beach

Walking Moonstone Beach.

Moonstone Beach

Moonstone Beach

The weather has been beautiful on the beach – scattered white fluffy clouds with a deep blue sky. More days than not a gentle wind wafts along the walkway overlooking Moonstone Beach. If you like to snuggle your toes in the sand then take the stairs down the the sand, if not enjoy the views from the boardwalk perched about the beach. Whether on the sand or boardwalk you’ll see lots of wildlife and beautiful views.

The boardwalk offers several benches to sit and relax for a while. You’ll encounter friendly folks with their dogs out for a similarly relaxing walk on beach. Be sure to take your camera – the sun glimmering off the rolling waves are what memories are made of.


Visit Nitt Witt Ridge

Visit Nitt Witt Ridge!

Nitt Witt Ridge

Nitt Witt Ridge

What is Nitt Witt Ridge? It’s historical landmark sign reads as follow:

“Nitt Witt Ridge, one of California’s remarkable twentieth-century folk-art environments, is the creation of Arthur Harold Beal (Der Tinkerpaw, or Capt. Nitt Witt), a Cambria Pines pioneer who sculpted the land using hand tools and indigenous materials, inventiveness and self-taught skills. A blend of native materials and contemporary elements, impressive in its sheer mass and meticulous placement, it is a revealing memorial to Art’s cosmic humor and zest for life.”

The house sits on 2.5 acres in Cambria. Art Beal bought the lot in 1928 and spend the next 50 years building and adding to the remarkable structure. For materials he used what other Cambrians were discarding and after working a stint during the building of Hearst Castle, reportedly also used some “remnants” from the castle.

Currently Michael and Stacey O’Malley are the owners of Nitt Witt Ridge and offer guided tours of the property. Tours are available by reservation.

Visit Nitt Witt Ridge:

881 Hillcrest Dr.
Cambria, CA
(805) 927-2690