Refugio is a contemporary Spanish-style guesthouse, a peaceful retreat, and a place to wind down at magic hour. Refugio boasts two state-of-the-art suites, each with private deck and fire-pit (and mini-bar). Indulge your inner chef in the fully-equipped teaching/catering kitchen and expansive patio overlooking two and a half acres of pasture, with two 300-year-old oak trees.
The spaces may be configured in several different ways, to suit culinary-focused visitors to our wine country, and/or those who just want a serene spot for reflection and a base for exploring the region. The two completely separate and private suites at Refugio can comfortably accommodate one or two single(s), one or two couple(s), and family or professional groups. The lounge area of the kitchen/studio boasts a queen-sized pull out sofa equipped with lush linens and pillows; a folding carved wooden room-divider provides added privacy.
Sheets are Italian, wi-fi is strong, and bathrooms boast heated tile floors, comfy bathrobes and lush towels, locally-sourced products, and high-end fixtures.
You will not find any televisions here. Instead, the Oak Suite has a huge oval bathtub and wood-burning fireplace; the Barn Suite a spacious, double-headed shower, large and sheltered deck, and a wall paneled with old barn wood.
We have been long-time renters on VRBO, and always looked for homes with two equal suites, so we created the ultimate two-suite home, and threw in total luxury and complete privacy for each suite. A complimentary bottle of Paso Robles wine awaits you at this 'Bed and Bottle' in Wine Country.
Combine your stay with one of the approximately once a month cooking classes, helmed by well-known and much-published chefs from all over the world, and hosted by culinary author Brigit Binns, and her actor husband (aka "Paso Wine Man" on Youtube). Students learn to create fantastic food, savor award-winning wines, and meet chefs, local winemakers, and food artisans in a warm, convivial atmosphere. And if you take the entire vacation rental for 3 or more days, ask about having a private cooking class tailored to your group on the subject of your choosing.
Overnight horse boarding is available right next door, within view of the suites.