Olallieberry Inn B&B – Gay friendly Cambria, California Bed and Breakfast

Author: , August 5th, 2016

Olallieberry Inn B&B

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“This 1873 Greek Revival house is my favorite B&B in the area. The grounds are perfectly manicured but bloom whimsically. In the afternoon the aroma of baked brie and homemade bread (served during wine hour) waft through the main house and the staff does everything imaginable to make your stay special. The delicious full breakfast – accompanied by Olallieberry jam, of course – is gourmet all the way.” – FROMMER’S

Olallieberry Inn … a romantic bed and breakfast located in the seaside village of Cambria on California’s central coast. This 1865 built home is one of the oldest buildings in town and sets on the banks of the Santa Rosa Creek. A 130 year old Redwood tree greets guests from the inn’s front entry. Lush and colorful gardens can be enjoyed from the back deck. Olallieberry Inn offers a peaceful, serene and private oasis, yet you’re just a short walk to the finest restaurants, shops and galleries and is less than 10 miles from Hearst Castle.

Breakfast is essential to the Olallieberry Inn experience. The morning meal is prepared from the finest ingredients … and a dash of loving care. The Central Coast is blessed with abundant varieties of fruits and vegetables and we buy fresh local produce at our Farmer’s Market.

Breakfast includes: Fresh orange juice; gourmet coffee and teas; fresh baked muffins or coffee cake; homemade granola, olallieberry yogurt and seasonal fresh fruit; the hot entree varies from day to day.

Evening Hors D’oeuvres are served from 5-6 PM we serve complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Our wines are local and our hors d’oeuvres sumptuous.

Cambria and the surrounding hamlets of San Simeon, Harmony, Cayucos, Morro Bay and the inland wine regions offer a wealth of fun activities that can be enjoyed for a two day or weeklong stay! Two very popular attractions are Hearst Castle and Moonstone Beach.

History of the Olallieberry Inn – This Magnificent House at 2476 Main Street was built by the Manderscheid brothers, Otto and Carl, who were born in Prussia and arrived in Cambria in 1872. Both of them were Pharmacists and operated the town’s local Drug Store on Main Street. In 1874 they bought a lot from A. M. Hardie and the following year built the house out of Cambria pine. The Redwood siding came from trees in Big Sur with the milling being accomplished at the local Leffingwell Saw Mill.

The house has been a family home, boarding house and finally a bed and breakfast beginning in 1976. As a bed and breakfast, the inn has had 4 sets of owners. Recently purchased by California natives, Nelson and Maureen Hubbell, who are currently renovating and restoring the property to its original vintage. “We’re very proud to be part of such an “old world” historic home and charming community. We’re committed to excellence and maintaining the Inn’s outstanding reputation as the Best B & B in the county!”

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Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals on California’s Central Coast

Cambria… The Heart of California

Author: , February 9th, 2011
by Victoria, Victoria’s Last Resort, Cambria
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Gay Cambria, CA

On the Central Coast of California is an undiscovered little village called Cambria, located less than 4 hours from San Francisco and Los Angeles, but off the beaten path on a single-lane stretch of Highway One.

Gay Cambria, CaliforniaThere are no neon signs or flashing lights pointing you to town and if you blink, you might drive right past it. When you take the Main Street exit, you drive down a country road for about a mile and soon begin to see the shops and restaurants of the West Village.

Burton Drive is home to many wonderful shops, restaurants, jewelry stores, and galleries. Main Street meanders through town to the West Village and ends at the ocean. Each part of town has its own distinctive charm and you could easily spend a day exploring all there is to see.

It only takes a moment to realize you have found a little bit of paradise. The natural beauty of pristine beaches and rugged coastline are ringed by pine forests and mountains. Clean air smells amazing and when combined with peace and quiet, it is rejuvenating.

Gay CambriaYou can actually see the stars at night and they are phenomenal. The locals are friendly and there is everything from surfing and hiking to wine tasting, fabulous bird-watching, and antique shops.

Nature lovers can travel up the coast a few miles and see the Piedras Blancas lighthouse, natural elephant seal rookery, sea otters playing in the surf, or occasional whale and dolphin sighting.

If you are fortunate enough to discover Cambria, you will be delighted with the diverse and interesting shops and galleries that meander down the Main Street from the historic East Village to the West End and Moonstone Beach.

Gay Cambria, CAThere is an old Catholic church on the hill and a fabulous historic cemetery just down the street. The shops along Burton Drive have fine jewelry, glass art, collectibles, and garden and on the little side street by Robin’s, there are a few fabulous boutiques and art shops as well as a wine garden.

There isn’t a chain store for miles, instead, a fabulous variety of art galleries, jewelers, boutiques, antique and second-hand shops, wine tasting rooms and restaurants, all owner-operated. This is a unique town with a fabulously different style.

The population includes many artists and musicians and although it is a very small town, there is a great accepting attitude and everyone feels welcome here. The big surprise will be how much great shopping there is for such a small town.

You won’t find the same thing you find at the mall, you will find one-of-a-kind treasures and fabulous original art.

You will also find an eclectic population of people who for one reason or another liked it so much they moved here. You will also find visitors who have been coming here every year for decades. There are always new stores to see and old favorites to revisit. You know right away you want to come back.

You can have any style vacation you can imagine, from camping to luxury hotels. The entire area is rich with options so you can customize your getaway to suit you. Wine country is just over the hill and the beaches vary from a rough, rocky coastline to a sandy beach near a park to a wooden boardwalk stroll.

Have some outdoor fun by hiking, kayaking, surfing, biking, skateboard or lawn bowling or book a spa service. A few local landmarks include The Bianchi House and historical museum and Nit Wit Ridge, a registered historical landmark and local treasure.

Art Beal, a trash collector, literally built his home out of other people’s garbage that he used as bricks and mortared into place to create the structure.

There are TVs and toilets and abalone shells and it is a must see. In total contrast, you can tour Hearst Castle, which is America’s palace, an opulent display of wealth and art in pristine surroundings.

Descendants of the animals from the Hearst Zoo are still living in the area and you are likely to see a small family of zebra that live with a herd of cattle. They all live together happily and just a few yards from the coast road.

There really is something for everybody in Cambria. Of course, if you are looking for a zippy nightlife this isn’t likely your kind of place. But if seeing an amazing display of stars at night, spending the day by the ocean, or exploring the unique and eclectic tapestry that is Cambria, then welcome to your new favorite spot along the coast of California.

You will find other travelers who become return visitors once they make this discovery. Cambria (pop. 6,000) is small in size, but full of the essence of California, making this hidden gem all the more spectacular.

For a completely private, very retro hip getaway, check out Victoria’s Last Resort in Cambria. No pretense, just simply divine. Service is perfect and unobtrusive. The piano in your room is meant to be played, as are the albums and movies that are in the drawers. The pushbutton remote on the fireplace takes all the guesswork out of how to start the fire and the lights all have dimmers so you can adjust them to your liking. The sophisticated silliness and the attention to every detail allow you to just walk in, kick your shoes off, and relax. You will discover the many little touches from the art phone to the stunning mosaic walk-in shower. The water is filtered on tap and there is a full kitchen if you feel like cooking or just staying in.

Victoria's Last Resort, Cambria, CA

This single suite Bed and Brunch is absolutely refreshing. Leopard carpet and a remote-controlled fireplace in the suite, and a full kitchen with refrigerator. The suite has a parking area and a separate entrance as well as a patio and deck and private hot tub with a garden view. Very quiet, but also has a stereo and TV with music and movies that you are free to use. They even have a turntable and a few records. The bed is insanely comfortable and the room can be totally darkened so you can sleep in. They serve brunch whenever you want it and the menu is flexible. Requests are never a problem here. The Royal Treatment is the ultimate in luxury and you are served a gourmet 4-course meal fireside in the upstairs lounge. Victoria is a pastry chef so try one of her specials…she usually makes a few options for you. Perfect Romantic getaway or personal rejuvenation trip. Relax, eat great food, and have yourself a perfect vacation.

Featured Property: J. Patrick House, Cambria, California

Author: , September 25th, 2010

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Gay Friendly Cambria, California Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals

J. Patrick House - Cambria, CaliforniaExperience J. Patrick House, Cambria’s original – and still the finest – Bed and Breakfast Inn, nestled in the tall Monterey pines above Cambria’s charming east village.

As you enter the front door of this enchanting log home, the warmth of its embrace will welcome you. The aroma of freshly baked cookies, homemade granola, breads and muffins will transport you to a magical place.

Find Serenity in our award winning inn. The main log home has one guest suite. Stroll through the passion vine covered arbor to our charming carriage house with seven additional “country elegant” guest rooms.

Please join us for wine and hor d’oeuvres in the early evening and “killer” chocolate chip cookies and cold milk before bedtime. Each morning a delicious full breakfast awaits you in our Garden Room.

So much to do! Savor the cuisine of Cambria’s fine restaurants and the area’s internationally recognized wine region. Discover the numerous art galleries, antique shops and gift stores in the east and west villages. Tour the remarkable Hearst Castle. Spend the day experiencing the beauty and tranquility of the countryside. Walk along the shoreline and visit tide pools or watch the fascinating elephant seals, sea otters and whales. Hike, bike or kayak. For additional fun – check out our specials.

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