christmas at Hearst Castle
Hearst Castle is always special but never quite so during holiday tours at Hearst Castle. During the season, you will be treated to the Castle dressed for Christmas, and docents donning period attire to share the stories of the delights of the castle in Mr. Hearst’s time.
Conceived in 1919 by newspaper giant William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) and designed by architect Julia Morgan (1872-1957) Hearst Castle began as a hilltop retreat, and over the years the estate became a museum, showcasing part of Mr. Hearst’s extraordinary collections.
Experience the 1920s and 30s grandeur that surrounded W. R. Hearst and his guests at La Cuesta Encantada—Spanish for “Enchanted Hill”—with guided Hearst Castle tours.
Contact El Colibri Hotel and Spa to book your Hearst Castle Package!
Join us for New Year’s Eve at the El Colibri Hotel! If you have yet to plan your New Year’s getaway, we have the ticket for you. Each year we plan a special evening at the El Colibri Hotel to celebrate our welcome to the New Year. New Year’s Eve guests at the hotel enjoy a wonderful plethora of delicious finger-foods and champagne to toast. Of coarse, there is live music during the evening, party decor and plenty of fun. As of this date there are even a few rooms remaining available for this special evening.
See you at the hotel New Year’s Eve!
Discover Stewardship Travel on the Central Coast. Stewardship travel is about adding a bit of “doing good and feeling good” to your vacation. Consider planning your vacation to add an hour or two of fun volunteer time to your day, or schedule travel adventure to a natural, cultural or historic site. On the Central Coast we offer a variety of Stewardship Travel opportunities throughout the year.
While the Central Coast’s Stewardship Program covers 10 regions within the Central Coast, in Cambria we offer these activities (and more are being added…):
- The Best of the Coast: Abalone, Wine and Stewardship
- Walk back in Time: Cambria Museum & Historic Buildings Walking Tour
- Stewardship Walk through Stolo vineyards
- Discover your Central Coast Lecture Series
- Cambria’s Annual Weekend Wildflower Show
- Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
- Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Docent Nature Walk
- Fiscalini Ranch Monthly Clean-up Day
- Cambria Beach Clean-up
- Thanksgiving Weekend Tree Planting at Fiscalini Ranch
- San Simeon State Historical Monument – Hearst Castle
- Coastal Discovery and Stewardship – FREE Ocean Film at Hearst Castle
- Piedras Blancas Light Station Historical Tours
- Elephant Seals
Check out the El Colibri Website for these stewardship opportunities. Stay tuned as we explore Stewardship throughout the county.
El Colibri Hotel and Spa
Are you ready for a relaxing spa experience at El Colibri Hotel and Spa? It’s always special to indulge on your getaway and we’ve made it a new experience at the El Colibri. We’ve just remodeled and updated our spa therapy rooms to heighten your enjoyment.
The Colibri Spa is tucked away in a private corner on the top floor of the hotel. Our petite luxurious Spa is complete with two private treatment rooms, an outdoor Jacuzzi, two steam rooms, and separate bathrooms, showers and locker rooms. When you need to unwind after a full day of sightseeing or wine tasting, our highly skilled professional therapists will take you to a blissful state of serenity and prepare you for your next indulgence.
We offer an assortment of massage therapy treatments; each session is unique and individualized to meet your therapeutic goals, personal preferences and comfort level. To ensure a timely experience, advanced reservations are required.
We invite you to indulge!
When was the last time you spent Fall at the El Colibri Hotel and Spa? With Fall in full swing, it’s time to pack your bags, load the car and get yourself over to California’s Central Coast.
You may be asking why Fall is special? In a largely agricultural community, Fall is the time to celebrate the harvest reaped from all the hard work of the many months prior. So, in a word: celebrations are the reason to visit. Well yes, the celebrations are plenty but on second thought there is also the turning of the leaves. Imagine driving down Hwy 46 and seeing nothing but miles and miles of vineyards, their leaves a melange of colors. As you weave your way through our golden hills, you’ll see fiery red, burnt orange, lemon yellow and hues of purple and brown as the vineyard leaves prepare to drop. It’s a sight equalled only by the leaves of New England.
So whether you are looking for a harvest celebration or a peaceful drive through wine country – Fall at the El Colibri Hotel and Spa is sure to be a wonderful visit.
Have you been to the Scarecrow Festival in Cambria, California? Step carefully, look around corners, and stand back at the scarecrows of Cambria come to life during the month of October. You’ll find witches flying through the sky, scarecrow dentists perched on their downtown porches, bicyclers enroute to Big Sur, and a plethora of other common and unworldly creatures that have perched themselves in Cambria for the duration of October.
Come visit the scarecrow festival in Cambria, California. It’s in high form through the month of October.
We are pleased to present the El Colibri Hotel & Spa management team!
These are the folks behind the scenes, as well as up front, who strive to make your stay most special. These folks will welcome your phone calls, field your questions and otherwise bend over backward to make your stay at the El Colibri most special. Here they are shown making a brief escape to enjoy the sunshine at the beach, just down the road from the El Colibri Hotel and Spa.
So, next time you are thinking about booking your stay, give one of our pros a call and know that you are in good hands!
Great Food in Cambria, California
Ready to taste some great food in Cambria, California? Yes, not only does our beloved Cambria offer a quaint town setting, beautiful beaches and views, luxurious accommodations… but also great food!
You’ll find some of this delicious food in the wine bar at El Colibri Hotel and Spa. What’s on the menu? Our newest creation is called “Crosenza Crostini” (yes, we do get inspired by our creations and hence, our creative names for these delights.) Crosenza Crostini is a veritable trip through the Mediterranean: our crostini is topped with cheese, salami, artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes. We serve this wonder with a side of tapanade and jalapenos. This lovely delight is garnished with fresh oranges and grapes.
Looking for a wonderful treat for your taste buds? Try our Crosenza Crostini at the El Colibri Hotel and Spa’s wine bar.