Explore the Central Coast from Portola Inn Guest House
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Explore California's Central Coast from Atascadero's Portola Inn, minutes from scenic Hwy. 41 and historic Hwy. 101
Enjoy top of the hill views from the Guest House of a 1920's Mediterranean estate in the oak-studded foothills of the Santa Lucia Coastal Range between Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo & Paso Robles.
Walk through vintage orchards and garden paths bordered by seasonal foliage native rocks, historic recreations, water features and fireplaces.
On display are many historic items showing life in the area from different time periods. See some of the artifacts from the original Colony Holding Company blacksmith shop. Attend some of the many events held in The Carriage House that is filled with historic pictures and artifacts related to carriages.
Keywords: Guest House
Member since: 2009
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Catering Available
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 13%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Atascadero Veterans Memorial, Local Farmers Markets, Wine Tasting
We are located just 15 minutes from the California Mid State Fair! Local Shuttles are available.
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: Talk about local history with the current owners, Peggy and Tom O'Malley, who were both born in Atascadero. Tom grew up next door in a house built by his father in the 1940's. Tom's first job was working in the 'Colony Orchard' at the historic home right next door. The main house was built for Harry and Minnie Peterson in 1927 by Russell Pysher, the brother-in-law of Minnie Peterson. He was also the head carpenter at the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena for most of his career. Harry was one of the first businessmen in Atascadero and Minnie was a local artist. Some of her work is now on display at this home along with paintings of local scenes painted by Tom's grandmother, mother and other local artists. Ironwork in the living room and dining room was created by Edward Trinkeller, a craftsman who worked on Hearst Castle. Peggy and Tom continue the tradition of using local craftsmen to faithfully restore, maintain and expand their home. For example, local artist Mark Greenaway created the many wayfinding signs in use around the property.
Why the Owner Chose Atascadero, CA, USA:
We bought this property as our family home in 1995 because of its beautiful location and interesting local and personal history. We love living in Atascadero as well as being close to so many great places to explore: To the north we have; Hearst Castle - 45 min., Cambria/Cayucos - 35 min., Morro Bay - 20 min., Paso Robles - 10 min., Historic Templeton - 5 min. To the south we have; San Luis Obispo/Cal Poly - 20 min., Avila & Pismo Beaches - 30 min., Los Olivos, Buelton,Solvang - 1 hour & 15 min. We are also located about 1/2 hour from several lakes: Nacimiento, San Antonio, Santa Margarita, and Lopez. Because of our interest in California History we are pleased to be close to three of the original California Missions; San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, San Miguel de Archangel, and San Antonio de Padua.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Enjoy a peaceful hilltop with abundant wildlife. It is especially relaxing to watch the quail, deer, and squirrels. If you would like to have a family picnic or BBQ ask us about reserving a picnic or BBQ area at no extra cost.
- Primary: (805) 440-7557
- Secondary: + (805) 234-1254
Links to more information:
View from the porch of the Guest House.
The bedroom features a comfortable queen size bed.
Lazy Boy couch and chair convert to a double bed and single bed.
Daffodils in the spring along one of the walking paths.
A great place for morning coffee is the gazebo just outside the Guest House.
The Sneaky Woods Picnic area can set 24 and sits just below the Guest House.
Ask about picking from the garden, a favorite activity for children and adults!
Sign you will see from Portola Road.
Stay to the left of the Main House following the signs.
Continue toward the Oak Tree Garden.
Pull up in front of the Guest House.
Parking is just in front of the Guest House sign. We will be there to meet you!
Portola Inn Guest House has a full kitchen for your convenience.
Enjoy the views from the dining room table.
View of the Historic Main House as you head up the driveway.
Picnic area under the oaks.
Another view of the Gazebo.
The Tea Garden, located near the Guest House.
Turn up the driveway and head toward the Main House.
After you pass the Main House you will turn right.
Drive onto the Pavers in front of the Guest House.
You are greeted by a turtle fountain.
Scooter, the Inn dog, telling you that Portola Inn Guest House is pet friendly!
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Thursday, October 27, 2016
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