Travel Blogs from Cambria
... we neared Cambria, we spotted a beach below the road which had seals on it. Not just one or two, but hundreds. All lined up like sunbathers on a Spanish beach in the summer, but without the parasols.
What a sight!
There are reckoned to be bout 18000 in all, but there were only about half that number there at this time of year. On every beach we passed, there they were. flat out, fast asleep. row upon row of them. Every now and then a ...
... the racoons finally got me. They had gotten others in the neighbor group. They actually unzipped my cooler. Yes, they did. Ate what they could inside and headed on out. Bit of a mess to clean up in the morning. Luckily, I wasn't going to be able to travel much further with the food, so just as well. I would have liked to enjoy my breakfast, but I found a place in town that worked really well!!
Oh and ...
... to the car to get it (15minute coach trip) and persuading them to let us back up again to finish looking around the gardens. It was at this point we discovered that I had misplaced out car keys! Panic ensued! We found out tour guide and she spoke to the rangers office who said that they had been found on the coach - phew!!! So a trip back down to the bottom of the hill to fetch the keys, followed by Sofia's milk ...
... around in rock pools and then had a beer in one of the bars and watched the sun go down.
In the morning we resumed our journey and made our way up to the visitor's centre of Hearst Castle in San Simeon for our tour. Hearst Castle is a mansion built on a large hill overlooking the ocean and the 250,000 acre estate surrounding it, it was built between 1919 and 1947 and I don't believe it was ever actually completely finished.
Yesterday we left Pismo Beach where Mark and Georg had a fantastic time driving over sand dunes for a couple of hours on quad bikes whilst I went exploring bad Greek-American cuisine. We wanted to get past the next bit of inland road so that we were ready for the coast road in the morning.
We stopped in a small fishing port called Morro Bay. A nice little ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Burton Inn Cambria
We love the Burton Inn
We think the Central California Coast is a piece of heaven and the Burton Inn is a wonderful place to rest and relax after a day of exploring the beautiful area. We slept so well in a bed that was simply luxurious.
Gracious hospitality at this lovely historic inn
My husband and I visited Hearst Castle in San Simeon recently and chose to stay at the Burton Inn in nearby Cambria for 2 nights. The inn is perfectly situated on a quiet street in Cambria's charming East Village, within easy walking distance of quaint shops and superb restaurants.
The inn more than exceeded our expectations - we enjoyed a huge suite with sitting area, luxurious linens and bedcoverings, whirlpool tub, marble bathroom, mini fridge, toaster, coffee maker, and many other amenities. Breakfast was fresh and delicious. We also appreciated the inn's wheelchair accessibility (beautiful ramp at front entrance and barrier-free entrance to our suite).
What sets this inn apart, however, are the incredibly accommodating hosts who went above and beyond the call of traditional B&B hospitality to help make our stay as smooth and pleasant as possible.
When the card in our digital camera reached capacity and was completely full with photos we had taken that day, our hosts generously offered to use their personal home computer to transfer all the photos from our card onto a disk they provided! Their help allowed us to have an empty card with lots of space to take photos the following day of our visit, which included a much-anticipated tour of Hearst Castle. This really meant a lot to us since we had traveled out from the East Coast and would probably not have another opportunity to visit that area again for a long while.
What's more, the day before arriving at the inn from San Francisco (the previous stop on our trip), I had somehow pinched a nerve in my neck and was in a good deal of pain, forced to wear a neck brace and unable to turn my head to either side. Empathizing with my plight, our hosts set up two professional chiropractic sessions for me during our stay - and completely gratis! Talk about hospitality!
We had a great time getting to know our hosts and fellow guests at the late afternoon wine & cheese offered in the stunning wood-panelled sitting room/library. Our hosts were also more than happy to recommend local restaurants and sights, sharing with us their insider tips that only true locals can provide. And, yes, Turbo the dog is adorable - and is the unofficial inn mascot.
Nice Place, Central to Cambria Town, Great Hosts.
Our stay at the Burton Inn was wonderfull. We stayed in a two room suite with a killer king size bed, made for royalty. We appreciated the kind hosts, who welcomed us and spent some time chatting about fun stuff. When we were interested in surfing some of the local breaks, they offered us their own personal surfboards to use. Now that's hospitality.
Easy to work with and communicate with, especially since we were coming from Hawaii.
The breakfast and wine was nice, too.,
The weekend we were there was freakin' hot for Cambria. Nonetheless, there was some central A/C that provided some relief. Try staying in the upstairs room with the private staircase. We loved it.
Watch out for Turbo the Dog. He's pretty frienndly.
Favorite place in cambria
This is the best place to stay in Cambria.
Very comfortable room , friendly staff, and
excellent breakfast. Would stay here again.
We arrived late and the two room suite was fine, however it was very hot and stuffy. The a/c wasn't on and we had to open the windows to cool things off, which should have worked (given the cool coastal air) but it was actually morning until the air was comfortable for sleeping. We could have asked the management to help out but it was too late and things seemed locked down. Small complaint though......otherwise the place was just fine, great location and really polite and helpful hosts. The 'breakfast in bed' feature consisted of a couple of tasty breads, yougart, OJ and some fresh cherries. Recommended.......just ask to cool things off before turning in!
What a great place! Our room was beautiful, excellent hospitality, and the "continental" breakfast was so much more than we expected. The location couldn't be more perfect. The hosts go above and beyond! (And we loved Turbo the dog!!!)
Perfect place to stay
My daughter and I just returned from a trip to Cambria, and the Burton Inn was delightful. Our room was very spacious, clean and quiet and we could look out our window to the colorful gardens in the back of the building. We liked having breakfast left for us in the refrigerator so we could eat whenever we wanted in the morning. The hosts were so welcoming and provided wine and cheese every evening. They also have an extensive collection of videos in their library. The Burton Inn is walking distance to a number of excellent restaurants and shops. Altogether the perfect place to stay!
Excellent all around. Great attention to detail. Rooms are superior.
Burton Drive Inn
Burton Drive Inn is perfectly located in the East Village of Cambria.
Walking distance to all of the restaurants and quaint shops. Parking is on site.
My room was large enough to include a king size bed, sofa, large console television and a sitting area for dining or letter writing. I had a balcony overlooking their beautiful garden.
I can't say enough about Terry...a very warm, friendly and generous host/owner.
I loved my stay at the Burton Drive Inn and am planning on returning again.
Burton Lane Inn
Excellent visit, large suites with king size beds. Totally non-smoking facility. Continental breakfast left in your refrigerator. In the center of old Cambria, everything within easy walking distance. Very friendly and accomodating hostess.