Apple Farm Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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As usual, Apple Farm is the BEST!
Can't say enough about this place! We stayed in the inn in a "blue" room and were very happy with it! You get to keep the wooden apple in the room, and there's also a basket of goodies to welcome you. The welcome reception held every afternoon has yummy treats and hot beverages which were great on a very cold Christmas day! Restaurant was booked full so we had to order room service which was the exact Christmas meal as in the restaurant. Food was yummy - - the only frustrating thing during our entire stay was that they forgot the horseradish for the prime rib - - went back to get it, and came back with honey mustard!! They finally got it right but by then by dinner was cold but it was still good. We will definitely return to this wonderful place!
My family stayed overnight at the Apple Farm Inn in the four diamond inn for a mini vacation and had a wonderful time. The staff were all very friendly and accomedating, giving us an early check in and extended check out. The lobby has teas, coffee, hot chocolate and hot cider available and we sipped these throughout our stay. The guest reception in the garden was lovely with wine and treats. My mother had a massage and said it was wonderful. The rooms are pretty and the beds were comfy. They provide special soap and lotions, and they have hair dryers. There was a welcome basket with cider and chocolate when we arrived. We had dinner at the restaurant, although it was expensive, it was delicious and the service was great. Breakfast was just ok. There was a long wait for seating at both meals. It is sort of commercial, with things for sale everywhere, and lots of people using the grounds, but the inn feels private. Overall it was a relaxing place to lounge around, enjoy the thoughtful decorations and sip cider. We look forward to returning.
Absolutely beautiful and charming!
November 2002, my sister and I were brought to the Apple Farm for our birthday by our dearest friend. She paid for the whole experience and let me tell you it was just darling. The staff, the food, the accomodations were exceptional. What a wonderful experience. Our room was directly across from the waterwheel and it was just beautiful. If you ever get a chance, please stay here and ou will never forget it. I know we never will. The staff brings you coffee/ hot chocolate, and cookies to your room. I would love to go back.
Cute....wheres the orchard?
The place is very cutesy. We had a long wait to check in but the free apples and coffe/cider were a nice treat in the "lobby". My kids were disappointed that there was not ONE apple tree anywhere on ther premisis. But to us the disappointment was in the Trellis Court. We had the family suite... the rooms were SMALL. Our bathroom door was broken and coming off the hinges. I think all the pretty pictures on the internet and brochure are from the main house. THAT is beautiful. They make their own soap and that was a nice treat. We had breakfast at the restaurant on site and it was very good. The heated outdoor patio was very nice too. This is a college town. There is a theater down the street and Hudson Grill serves a good dinner too. Tons of shops if your in to that. It was good for a one night stay. Try their sister place....Marina Dunes in Montery! Awesome!!!!
A Wonderful Relaxing Getaway
My husband and I were in S.L.O. for a wedding and had reserved two nights at The Apple Farm Inn. Although it is pricey, we were rewarded with the most relaxing, attractive, simply sparkling accomodations (and we have stayed in countless hotels). We are already planning return trips (alone and with family).
How could you NOT love this place!??
What a wonderful place straight out of a time long ago and far away. From the minute you drive in, you know you're in for something special. This hotel is so darn "cute" you just wont believe it. So much detail with period pieces (old fashioned car outside, etc.) and just that homey, old fashioned, sweet old time charming feel. Oh...and did I mention apples?? Even the communal checkers game in the lobby area uses mini apples as playing pieces!! Home made apple cider and coffee are always flowing in the lobby, and homemade cookies offered around 7PM. Make sure to visit the gift shop and apparently the ice cream on site is to die for. Avoid the horse carriage ride if you can that's offered to guests. Its rather pricy, and the tour guides (albeit VERY sweet girls) didn't really provide a tour.....they just took you for a ride. $40 for 20 minutes, $60 for 45 minutes and $75 for an hour. The rooms are great with complimentary take home soap, cider and jams provided in the room. Make sure you opt for the rooms in the "Inn" portion as opposed to the "Trellis Court". The level of detail in the hotel, in the halls and in the rooms are incredible. Step into this hotel and welcome to a trip through time back to the days when mom's apple pie, cookies and good old country living were commonplace. Enjoy!
A Cozy Little Hideaway
Located almost halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco is this perfect hideaway called the Apple Farm. My wife and I discovered this place almost by accident about 4 years ago. We go back every year for our anniversary. Conveniently located right off Highway 101 you exit the freeway and right into the driveway. This place is very cozy and romantic. The smell of warm apple cider fills the air as you enter the lobby to check in. The staff is very attentive and receive you with a smile and a helping hand. You can stay either at the inn itself or for the more economical minded, the Trellis Court. We have stayed at both. The room we had at the inn was lush and large. A very generous room with a fireplace, king sized bed and alot of room to stretch out. The Trellis Court rooms are smaller, and less expensive but don't let that deter you. Though the rooms are smaller they still come complete with a small sitting area and a fireplace. I highly recommend The Apple Farm.
A Great Inn for Couples
The reviews looked great so we booked a two night, mid-January stay. When we arrived in the area, we decided to add a night. The staff quoted a favorable rate, and even moved us from the motor lodge to the Inn. A great start! The Inn, the grounds and the staff never failed to please. The Inn, although decorated more in tune to the ladies eye, was certainly comfortable for the guys. We enjoyed the king bed and the seating area in our room. The spa and pool area were great too. This is an easy place for couples to enjoy.
The Most Charming Place on Earth
The Apple Farm Inn is the most beautiful and charming inn in the world. My husband and I and our two boys (yes, my boys love this place)look forward to staying at the Apple Farm at least twice a year. The inn is magical and quaint and you get transformed to another time the moment you drive to the inn. The rooms are enchanting and beautifully decorated; canopy beds, fireplaces, country sofas and even the hallways are beautifully decorated. You will never want to leave.
My kids love to walk the grounds and we feel safe and secure. The gift stores are great but you'll want to buy everything. When you swim in the pool you'll feel like you're in someone's beautiful backyard and not some hotel. You can sip free wine, sparkling cider and delicious munchies from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. I think what makes the Apple Farm Inn so wonderful are the grounds, decor and the service.
Now, here's the bad news. It's expensive. If you're tight on a budget but want to experience this place at least once, keep checking the Los Angeles Times Travel Section and look for coupons. You can get the same rooms for $115 if you don't mind staying between Sun-Thurs and not in the summer. The Apple Farm is beautiful in any season. If you call reservations and ask for any specials they will never mention the Los Angeles Times coupons. They'll give you a AAA discount at best so keep your eyes open. You will love this place.
The Apple Farm Inn is Exquisite!
My husband and I took my parents to the Apple Farm Inn for their 40th Wedding Anniversary. From the moment I made our reservations, every little detail was coordinated and handled with professionalism and courtesy. Shonna in the floral dept, created a gorgeous flower arrangement for my parent's room and it was even better than described. She also arranged for an ice bucket to be waiting with chilled sparkling apple cider, and four long-stemmed glasses for us to toast with...it was wonderful! We asked for the turndown service, which includes chocolates on your pillow, and also the complimentary coffee/tea/hot cider service in the morning with the day's paper...all free of charge! The Apple Farm restaurant had tasty, home-cooked meals and their desserts were equally fantastic. At 7pm in the lobby of the Inn, there was hot coffee/tea/cider available with peanut butter cookies fresh-baked from their Bakery. A guest-welcoming gathering took place from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in the flower garden/patio area with local wines and an assortment of goodies...again, more than we had expected! Our rooms were both Laura Ashley style country decor...with canopy beds, high-backed comfortable chairs for two, a gas-lit fireplace, artwork with overhead lighting, a large bathroom, too many amenities to mention! We were provided with mini bottles of Martinelli's sparkling apple cider and hershey's kisses in a basket in our room. A wooden apple with a brass stem was left on our bureau, with a plaque that offered it as a memento of our stay at the Apple Farm Inn. We strolled through the beautiful gardens with so many flowers - all of which were in full bloom in September! The Old Grist Mill was running and they offered free samples of their apple cider (yummy!) and bags of popcorn to take with you. The gift shop at the Restaurant was on three levels and provided ample variety of items to choose from. The location was also perfect to spend the day down in Santa Barbara or head up the coast to Hearst Castle - they couldn't have picked a more wonderful place to stay. Each person we encountered was extremely friendly, courteous and very genuinely wanted us to enjoy our stay. I would highly recommend the Apple Farm Inn to couples who want a romantic getaway, as well as families looking for a wholesome, enjoyable vacation with their children.
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