Fall Adventures at Three Great California Bed and Breakfast Inns
The moderate California climate is perfectly suited for fall adventures. American Historic Inns and iLoveInns.com suggest Oak Hill Manor in Atascadero, Belvedere Inn in San Francisco and Adobe Inn in Carmel-By-The-Sea. Create your own fall adventures at these three great California inns.
By Shirley Anitra Swagerty
Dictionaries define adventure as a remarkable and exciting experience. American Historic Inns and iLoveInns.com have found three great California inns that are sure to make that definition a reality. Oak Hill Manor in Atascadero, Belvedere Inn in San Francisco and Adobe Inn in Carmel-By-The-Sea provide scenic settings and inviting activities to ensure your own remarkable and exciting experiences for perfect fall adventures.
On the California Central Coast, the heat of summer turns into crisp fall moments with leaves changing colors, grapes ripening for harvest and vivid sunsets. Oak Hill Manor sits poised on three hilltop acres overlooking the majestic Santa Lucia Mountains. Captivating views can be seen from a variety of onsite venues. This elegant European country bed and breakfast graces the quaint town of Atascadero in San Luis Obispo County. Explore Morro Bay, shop in Cambria, tour Heart Castle and the historic missions. A wine country escape is a popular fall adventure. A picnic lunch can be arranged in advance to enhance a day of tasting the handcrafted wines and well-known vintners of Paso Robles and Edna Valley. Return to your comfortable suite to enjoy a couple’s massage. Relax in the pub and play cards, shoot pool or throw darts. The big screen television is ideal for watching adventures and the library is perfect for living vicariously through a good read.
Known as “a place to be and let be,” Belvedere Inn is a short walk from the many attractions of San Francisco around the Castro and Haight-Ashbury districts. This award-winning Edwardian townhouse is also near bus and streetcar lines, so the exciting city sights are easy to experience. Fall adventures are waiting to happen at Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, museums and the ballpark. Northern California offers many choices for day trips from the mountains to the coastline. Take a wine-tasting tour of nearby Sonoma and Napa Valley vineyards. At Belvedere, an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is offered in the dining room until noon so you can enjoy the adventure of sleeping in. Sweeping views invite prolonged gazing of fall colors. Play the piano, swap adventure stories and sip a glass of sherry in the parlor amid rich wood details and walls lined with artwork.
Fall adventures in California can definitely be remarkable experiences while staying in Carmel-By-The-Sea at the Adobe Inn. Be surrounded by the changing colors of the leaves while golfing at the renowned Pebble Beach course. Experience an underwater adventure exploring the new Open Sea Galleries at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Fall is the perfect season to attend the exciting annual and regional events held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. A variety of guided walking tours are offered at Point Sur Lighthouse. This fall you can experience the Sixth Annual Ghost Tour and several monthly Moonlight Tours. The inn’s award-winning Fresh Cream Restaurant features local seasonal produce, creative cuisine and impeccable service. The full bar boasts 28 signature cocktails, a lavish menu and a fireside lounge with two flat screen televisions.
A remarkable and exciting fall adventure can certainly be experienced at one or all of these exceptional inns. Whether you stay at Oak Hill Manor in Atascadero, Belvedere Inn in San Francisco or Adobe Inn in Carmel-By-The-Sea, the colorful picturesque surroundings and inviting activities will linger in your memories long after fall turns to winter, coaxing you to plan your next fall adventure at a great California inn.