Concierge Services: We are experts on
the Central Coast and welcome the opportunity to help
plan your itineraries, wine tours, activities and dining
touring Cambria and the surrounding area or relaxing at
the inn, our staff will ensure that you have all that
you need to have an exceedingly wonderful experience!
Cambria and the surrounding area
offers a wealth of activities. Visitors come from around
the world to experience the myriad of activities available
to all who visit the Central Coast of California. Read
on to EXPLORE your options.
The Charming East and West Villages of Cambria with fine art galleries and studios, antique shops, heart warming gift shops featuring many local artists and craftspeople, and of course a great selection of award winning restaurants. You will find Cambria quaint and friendly. Click here to view the Cambria Trolley Schedule.
WINE COUNTRY TOURS AND TASTING
Our Wine Country starts just a short, beautiful 20 minute ride from Cambria on breathtaking Highway 46. You will enter a world of rolling hills and magnificent vistas, including Morro Bay, rich farmlands and the intimate wineries scattered throughout. Here you will find a rich history of winemaking and grape growing that began in 1797. Today there are more than 70 wineries and 100 vineyards growing premium wine grapes on rolling hills that vary from 700 to 1100 feet in elevation. Wine tours can be arranged via Limousine or shuttle, or tour the region by bicycle or car. Of course a picnic lunch is always worth considering. The Central Coast Wine Region is well known world wide for producing award winning wines and for a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. You will be warmly welcomed at the winery tasting rooms.
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This is a fun way to spend some of your time. The castle shows a taste of the life of William Randolf Hearst and his passion for this part of the world. His magnificent estate ‘La Cuesta Encantada” (The Enchanted Hill) is open for tours daily except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. At the Hearst Castle, “The National Geographic Theatre” has a five story screen. It shows an excellent 40 minute dramatization of the building of the castle. Other documentaries are available seasonally.
Information: http://hearstcastle.com | 800-444-4445
ELEPHANT SEALS & PIEDRAS BLANCAS LIGHTHOUSE
Have you ever witnessed a 1 ton elephant seal? Do we have an experience for you! We’ll tell you about it when you get here. Visit the Lighthouse - here.
NEED MORE FUN IDEAS?
Walk, Bike, Kayak: Extensive hiking opportunities both in the forest and at the shoreline are available. Enjoy a walk on beautiful Moonstone Beach or East West Ranch and search the tide pools for exotic sea life. Rent a bicycle right here in town (Contact ACE Hardware for bicycle rentals: 805-927-9930) and see everything up close and personal. Take a tour guided or self guided San Simeon kayak tour and view the sea life. Another kayak options is Morro Bay Kayak Rentals. Interested in a neighborhood walk? Some guests enjoy visiting a legendary home - made entirely of junk: Nitt Wit Ridge, Cayucos. (See cambriaranchwalks.com)
Whale Watching, Fishing Charters: A short drive to Morro Bay takes you to the region's most recommended boating company: Virg’s Landing.
Explore Rural Santa Rosa Creek Road: This adventure will take you to Highway 46, Paso Robles and Templeton wine Region, but not before you experience ranch lands, farms, wooded creeks, red tailed hawks, wild turkeys and turkey vultures.
Horseback Riding: Experience the South Coast of Big Sur by horseback on a private ranch and see whales, red tailed hawks, bald eagles , deer and much more. Horseback riding minutes from Cambria! Outback Trail Rides, West Off Highway One, Just South of Cambria and North of Highway 46. 805-286-8772. www.outbacktrailrides.com. Ride through shaded canyons, sunny hillsides, grazing cattle scenic mountain outlooks on a private ranch or ranch ride with stunning ocean views. One and two hour rides. Wed-Sun. Advance Reservations required. J & J Riding Stables in nearby Montana De Oro State Park. Various packages available including a ride through the park and on the beach! (805-234-0578). Also, Shangri La Horse Rentals offers Beach, Forest and Lake Rides. Advance Reservations Recommended. (805-438-3895). It is recommended that guests call the stables directly prior to arrival to make reservations and choose among the many options.
Golf: These are our picks for best golf courses on the Central Coast: Morro Bay Golf Course and Dairy Creek in San Luis Obispo (805-782-8060); Hunter Ranch, Paso Robles (805-237-7444) 9-Hole Executive Course; Laguna Lake, Los Osos (805-781-7309).