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... into motel land. It was basic in as much as breakfast was wrapped in plastic and came on paper plates, the wifi crashed after 30 minutes and you spent all night wondering if that noise was someone stealing your car. The next morning saw us driving onward past Carmel (obviously it was the sound of someone elses car being taken) and, after an English muffin with Clint, we're heading to the number one most wonderful, free, scenic drive in the world: from Carmel to San Simeon, ...
... by 5. Good thing Robin got a ride home with a coworker since she gets out at 4:30. The drive home was lovely. (I don't think I've used that word yet to describe the scenery. :) ) I pulled over at least 3 times on the way home. I took a different route home which went along more of the coast. Finally made it home at 6 exhausted. We did subway for dinner and watched Duck Dynasty and then it was off to bed. Who knew Yasser would be a Duck Dynasty ...
... but typical. Locals tell me that summers north of Santa Barbara temps low 20c max. Only ever have three real days of summer and water temp never higher than 14 to 16c. We visited the little town of San Simeon just below the Castle on the ocean. Was used by construction workers and servants and only has one small store. Next was Cumbria 8 miles down the road. ...
... happen as there was quite a number of stalls and people setting up tents and marquees. We got a tip from a Franciscan monk at the mission to go up some specific roads to Solvang, a Danish colony town. The riding was good, but the I didn't think much of the town and the place we stopped for a drink had the worst service of anywhere we've been the US. ...
... but we’re getting closer. After generic England and Olympic chat with the baristas, generic confusion over the name ‘Pippa’ (the need to whack out my alter ego ‘Mercedes’ grows) we make it to Santa Barbara’s main seafront area. Highly recommended for its white sand, blue sky, surfers and sailors, but take note and do not attempt to park on the pier. After a couple ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Back Bay Inn Baywood Park
We spent beautiful 3 days at the Back Bay Inn in Los Osos. This is the perfect place to getaway from everything and fall in love (again). We had Room 8 which is upstairs in the corner. It was large, comfortable and very private. We had no problem hearing people in the other rooms. We arrived in time for the wine and cheese hour. We took our wine and cheese and sat out on the lawn fronting the bay and watched the sun go down. The Innkeeper gave us the name of a local wine tour company (Central Coast Wine Tours) which would pick us up at the hotel. Amazingly, we were able to book 2 last-minute seats for the next day. The next day we awoke to the most gorgeous view of the bay. After enjoying our breakfast, which was quietly left at our doorstep, we spent an incredible day touring the Edna Valley wine tasting, having lunch and making new friends. We had dinner at Las Cazuelas Mexican Restaurant. We would highly recommend the Back Bay Inn to anyone and plan to return when we get a chance. It is our new favorite place!
We just returned from one night at the elegant Back Bay Inn with its unobstructed view of Morro Bay. Wished we could have stayed longer. Hiking in Montana de Oro State Park a lovely addition.
The Back Bay Inn has won our hearts for many years to come due to the incredible waterfront location that is so beautiful it is hard to describe.
Beautiful spot on the bay
We stayed at Back Bay Inn for three nights this week. It was early November and therefore a quiet time of year, but in any case had no problems with any noise--in fact it was a very quiet spot. Our room (no. 8) was the upstairs room at the end, with a balcony looking over the Bay--a perfect spot for bird-watching, which we enjoy. Los Osos is a nice, small community. Don't look for night-time action here, although nearby restaurants Las Casuelas (Mexican) and especially Mare Blu (California cuisine) are excellent.
California's little secret
We have traveled the west coast for years and actually believed we knew all the best nooks and crannys. That is why we were so surprised when we discovered this quiet little gem. We read a publication mentioning the Inn as one of the best and we were not dissapointed. Morro Bay is at it's best at 8AM waterfront breakfast.
The innkeepers made our visit special. We will be back and back and back...
Mike and Sarah
We stayed at the Back Bay Inn for one night a few weeks ago. It's a shame we only had one night to spend there! It was so lovely and peaceful...our room was on the first floor with a patio right on the bay. There were colorful little boats in the bay, and the birds were fun to watch! Our room was a decent size, with a king bed and plenty of room for all our luggage (this was one stop on a 10 day trip). The innkeeper was really helpful with recommending restaurants and had menus for us to look at. In the morning, breakfast was delivered outside our room in a basket, which was a unique idea! The only drawback was that we had neighbors who were arguing very loudly in the morning, but I'm sure this is not a normal occurrence!
We stayed 2 nights in August, in Baywood Park, at the Back Bay Inn Bed & breakfast. nice little town, extremely quiet! which was exactly what we were looking for. The Inn has only 13 rooms, all with views of the bay. Our room had a balcony and we really enjoyed being on the water. A basket filled with continental type breakfast is delivered to your room around 8am. There is also a little "Coffee & Things" shop right next to the Inn, which we used to supplement it with excellent coffee & extras, breakfasting on the balcony. Comfortable bed, nice hosts. ..... There is a good Mexican restaurant next door, and a GREAT upscale restaurant, Mare Blu, across the street (where we had a fabulous dinner). .... beautiful Montana de Oro State Park is just minutes away, and there are great places to walk, explore the beaches, bird-watch, or just plain relax. Planning to return soon!
This is a small, contemporary, beautifully landscaped 2-story inn located directly on an inlet of Morro Bay. Our first floor room with its own covered patio had huge windows looking out on lawn and inlet, and we thrilled at the peacefulness and beauty of this place. As the tide receded each day, hundreds of birds of all sorts swooped down and skittered along the newly exposed banks, and we watched their antics in fascination. Our room with king size bed was attractive and comfortable, and we were surprised and very pleased to find a basket of delicious muffins, fruit and orange juice delivered to our door each morning. We had our breakfast out on the patio, augmented by coffee from our in-room coffee maker. We'd planned to make this our base for touring the area, which we did, but really we hated to leave it each day! We visited in January, during a cold, rainy period, and still had a great time. It must be absolutely incredible during the rest of the year.
We considered a multi-night, mid-January stay in Morro Bay, but the town was a bit too "busy" for us. A ten minute drive around the bay took us to the town of Baywood Park and the Back Bay Inn. All thirteen of the rooms featured either a balcony or a large window facing the bay, great for birdwtching along the flyway. Our room was large, and featured a king bed, gas fireplace, and a full bath. The in-room coffee pot got us started each morning. A short time later, a beautiful basket of fruit, baked goods and juice arrived at our door. If there was one short coming with the room it was it's relatively thin walls. We often heard the neighbors, but not to the point of a lack of sleep. The staff guided us to the town's Farmers Market, the amazing cliffs of Montana de Oro state Park, and excellent dining at Mare Blu Ristorante, all worth a visit.