Weekend Getaway Paso Robles
Paso Robles is an eloquent city off the Central Coast of California. Known for its variety of Zinfandel and Rhône style wines, Paso has approximately 40,000 vineyard acres planted with wine grapes nestled in the San Luis Obispo County. In addition to the vast majority of wineries, there are a few other trademarks the locals and tourists are able to visit. Thermal hot springs, almond orchards, olive groves and playing host to the mid-state fair are all top attractions featured here in the relaxing city of Paso Robles.
Where to Stay:
The Allegretto Resort is an upscale Tuscan-style resort situated on a beautiful 20 acre vineyard that includes wine grapes, olives, and fruit trees. The Allegretto also offers a posh indoor spa, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and a rustic restaurant. The spacious 171 guest rooms and suites provide scenic vineyard views with charming decor. Resort grounds feature statues and artifacts from all over the world which were hand-picked by the delightful owner, Douglas Ayres, who designed and built the hotel. During our pleasant conversation with Mr. Ayres he expressed his passion in creating a place where everyone feels welcome no matter what historical background. This resort wraps itself around a 12,000 square foot courtyard complete with numerous walking paths, well-groomed gardens, and a gorgeous Abbey.
How to plan your day:
Start your morning with a complimentary cup of Keurig coffee in your lavish guest room. If preferred, one can take advantage of the concierge room service for breakfast in bed. Take a stroll down stairs to the embracing Willow Creek tasting room located on the first level to enjoy some of the very best wine Allegretto has to offer. In our experience, John was a wonderful wine expert who was very knowledgeable and kind enough to explain any detail we had questions about in regards to the resort. After finishing your wine tasting experience, one can head over to the swimming pool for some fun in the sun, unwind at the spa by enjoying a relaxing massage, or book a tourist attraction at the comfort of the front desk. In the evening, savor the flavors at the on site restaurant, Cello Ristorante & Bar. Although the menu boasts exquisite culinary choices, we selected to both experience the all natural beef fillets which were cooked to perfection. Our entrees were accompanied by a burnt orange martini and a local draught beer called Firestone Luponic Distortion. A unique fact about Allegretto is that it has a mixology bar with original beverages with a twist. Once dinner has been finished, retreat back to the sanctuary of your lavish European style room and appreciate the calm serenity with your loved one.
One thing we truly loved about The Allegretto Resort was the unique artifacts from around the world:
The beauty and historical artifacts on the grounds are remarkable!! They are truly a must see!
Behind every artifact and piece of artwork on the property is a story from the owner Doug Ayres.
Our Top Tourist Attraction Pick:
Work Family Guest Ranch
Work Family Guest Ranch is a family owned and operated horseback riding services located in the hills right outside Paso Robles near San Luis Obispo County.
This establishment offers guided horseback riding tours for all shapes and sizes. In our experience, we met with Kelly Work who is one of the owners, and she set us up on a private guided tour which was absolutely fabulous. The horses were well-trained and our guide was extremely personable which made our encounter all that more enjoyable. This excursion is suitable for anything from a romantic date to a family vacation getaway. We were pleased to learn that this foundation is a supporter of the, “Empower Vets and Vanquish PTSD” program. Mrs. Work explained the importance of this program and how passionate they are at the Work Family Guest Ranch in supporting them. Overall, our experience at the ranch was one of a kind. We truly appreciate the generosity of the owners and the love from the kind-hearted people who make this encounter possible.
Make sure to book your tour at http://www.workranch.com