Olallieberry Inn Bed & Breakfast
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Olallieberry Inn, awarded "Best Breakfast in America" by Inn Traveler Magazine, is an historic bed and breakfast located in the seaside village of Cambria on California's central coast. This 1873 built home is one of the oldest buildings in town and sets on the banks of the Santa Rosa Creek.
A 120 year old Redwood tree greets guests from the inn's front entry. Lush and colorful gardens can be enjoyed from the back deck - beyond which is an inviting carpet of lawn that has made this inn famous for weddings and celebrations. The Olallieberry Inn offers a peaceful, serene and private oasis, yet you're just a short walk to the finest restaurants, shops and galleries. For those who like to move ... we offer a gym pass and map to picturesque walking paths.
Frommer's: "This 1873 Greek Revival house is my favorite B&B in the area. The grounds are perfectly manicured but bloom whimsically. In the afternoon the aroma of baked brie and homemade bread (served during the wine hour) waft through the main house and the staff does everything imaginable to make your stay special. The delicious full breakfast - accompanied by Olallieberry jam, of course - is gourmet all the way."
Olallieberry Inn ... At A Glance
Quiet location, just steps away from restaurants, shops & galleries
Historic Bed & Breakfast on Santa Rosa Creek
Evening Hors D'oeuvres & Wine
Full Gourmet Breakfast
Exquisite Guest Rooms w/Private Bathrooms
Fireplaces & Deliciously Comfortable Beds
On Site Massage; Wedding Package; Reunions
Expansive Deck & Gardens
Complimentary Concierge Services
Free Wireless Internet Connection
Olallieberry Innkeepers Marjorie Ott, Marilyn and Larry Draper are the co-owners of this award winning Cambria B&B. Marjorie, sister to Marilyn, is best known among guests as the ultimate host ... caring for each guest in magical and memorable ways. She also has an impressive following of "cooking class" students! Marilyn oversees many areas of the inn operations; she is also a certified massage therapist, specializing in lomi-lomi massage. Larry has earned a "worldwide" reputation for his exquisite breakfast cuisine and is the chef most days of the week. When not in the kitchen, you can find him keeping the inn in top notch shape. We look forward to meeting you!
We are committed to the highest standard of excellence in innkeeping,
ensuring that your visit to Olallieberry Inn will be extraordinary!
Our backyard gardens are poised atop Santa Rosa Creek and bordered by ancient trees and wild bouquets of flowers and diverse lush plants. The gardens are ideal for relaxing with a book, quiet conversation with a loved one or new friend, weddings, elopements, retreats and reunions, and special celebrations or events.
Olallieberry Inn is Recommended By ... numerous tour books, including: Frommers; Bristo, Bed and Breakfast California; Jan Peverall's, Inn Places; Best Places to Stay, California; Strong, Bed and Breakfast Favorite Inns, B&B's and Small Hotels.
Breakfast is essential to the Olallieberry Inn experience. The morning meal is prepared from the finest ingredients ... and a dash of loving care. The Central Coast is blessed with abundant varieties of fruits and vegetables and we buy fresh local produce at our Farmer's Market. Plus, our eggs are 'farm fresh' daily!
These are several of the many favorites breakfasts. If this menu inspires you to cook up your own Olallieberry dishes, please check out our Olallieberry Inn Cookbook.
- Olallieberry Stuffed French Toast - stuffed with cream cheese, yogurt, and olallieberry preserves with a sprinkling of powdered sugar. Served with the maple syrup or olallieberry syrup.
- Ricotta Cheese Pancakes - Delicious light pancakes served with olallieberry syrup.
- Santa Rosa Eggs - Cheese and eggs, southwestern style, accompanied by an assortment of homemade salsas, spicy and mild. and more.
Cinnamon-pecan, Buttermilk or Banana Pancakes - with a vegetable frittata.
Enjoy fresh water, hot tea or coffee ... and homemade cookies available in the gathering room throughout the day.
Evening Hors d'oeuvres
At five o'clock PM we serve complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres. Our wines are local and our hors d'oeuvres sumptuous.
Please consider Olallieberry Inn as the ideal setting for your special day. We work with you to provide the exact services and amenities needed to make your wedding or elopement an exquisite affair to remember for all times. Please phone us for additional information and pricing: 1.888.927.3222
About Our WEdding At Olallieberry Inn
"We knew when we walked into the Olallieberry Inn that our search for the perfect place to have our intimate wedding was over. The gardens were lovely and serene, the rooms sweetly decorated and inviting, and the food - we arrived at the evening wine hors d'oeuvres hour - simply delicious. But what really set the Olallieberry apart was how warmly we were treated by Marjorie, Marilyn and Larry, and the whole Olallieberry staff. In the most caring way, they were willing to do just about anything to make our wedding weekend special. There were fresh roses in each room, a gorgeous table of wine and hors d'oeuvres for the ceremony, our choice of breakfast dishes each morning and massages for the guests. There are many beautiful places on the Central Coast, but the Olallieberry Inn is truly a rare find. We will forever be grateful for the perfect wedding we had there." Mark & Kerry-Frances Molinari
Cambria and the surrounding hamlets of San Simeon, Harmony, Cayucos, Morro Bay and the inland wine regions offer a wealth of fun activities that can be enjoyed for a two day or weeklong stay!
We are dedicated to ensuring that your visit at Olallieberry Inn and the Central Coast will be a fabulously unforgettable experience, by suggesting local activities and restaurants and by making reservations for you.
BECAUSE FUN MATTERS
Hearst Castle: In the Santa Lucia Mountains of California on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, craftsmen labored nearly 28 years to create La Cuesta Encantada "The Enchanted Hill", a magnificent estate of 165 rooms, and 127 acres of gardens, terraces, pools, and walkways. Its rooms were furnished with an impressive collection of Spanish and Italian antiques and art. FOR RESERVATIONS / 1-800-444-4445
National Geographic Theater Hearst Castle: Experience 5-story tall movies! Located in San Simeon at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center. For Show Times call 927-6811
Moonstone Beach: This magnificent beach is a healthy walk from Olallieberry Inn or a very short drive. Most extraordinary are the tidepools, surfing, picnicking, bird watching, viewing sunrise and sunsets, as well as strolling along the extensive wooded walkway that spans the oceanfront.
Piedras Blancas Lighthouse: Piedras Blancas is Spanish for "the white rocks", so named because of the white rocks bleached by centuries of bird guano. The name was given to this point of land, just north of Hearst Castle, by Juan Cabrillo in1572. Construction began on the first lighthouse at Piedras Blancas in 1872 and was completed in 1875 at which time the original light source was installed. This original Fresnel lens was replaced with an automatic electric beacon in 1949. Fortunately the "Friends of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse" has preserved this lens for public viewing in the "lantern room" located at the Pinedorado Grounds on Main Street in Cambria.
Elephant Seal Viewing: Ask your innkeeper for the best viewing times and locations.
Shopping and Dining: Cambria has a wealth of shops and restaurants.
Wine Tasting: The Wine Wrangler is your ultimate choice for Paso Robles wine country excursions. They offer an insider's view of the Paso Robles Appellation Wine Region.
Art & Culture: Cambria is well known as an artist colony. This is reflected in the many staged events and groups / clubs that call this town "home" - here is a partial list: Allied Arts Association, Little Theater, Garden Clubs, Instrumental Music Ensembles, Writer's Club & Adult Recreation Center. Two specific events:
• The Cambria Art & Wine Festival during the last weekend in January is the perfect time to enjoy much of what makes Cambria such an interesting and rich community.
• Holidays in the Pines - the town is all decked out for the holidays, with many merchants and restaurants offering specials/discounts. A magical time to visit Olallieberry and Cambria!
• Cambria Scarecrow and Harvest Festival – October 8 and 9, 2011. The scarecrows will be displayed during the entire month of October. More info: www.cambriascarecrows.com
Recreation: Hiking trails, bicycling, surfing, tide pools, beach-combing, rock hunting and fishing. Lawn bowling, tennis, picnic facilities, public swimming pool, and a skateboard park are all part of the year-round recreation opportunities in Cambria. Additional ideas include:
•Horseback Riding: Outback Trail Rides and J & J Riding Stables
• Whale Watching and Fishing Charters – Virg’s in Morro Bay
• Take a drive or ride along rural Santa Rosa Creek Road to see the countryside – hawks, turkeys, farms, beautiful landscape – good for car ride, motorcycling or biking.
Local Walks: Fiscalini Ranch is a wonderful place for walking. You can walk independently or participate in docent lead walks. For more information www.cambriawalks.com
Beyond Cambria: If you plan to visit the Gold Country, please consider a stay at Shafsky House. This 1902 Queen Anne Victorian home in Placerville's Historic District provides a wonderful taste of rich heritage, both inside and out.
For additional ideas: Visit Our Chamber of Commerce website.
Cooking ClassesSchedule a cooking class for your group!
We would be happy to customize a cooking class for your group, minimum 8 participants. Contact Marjorie for the type of recipes you are interested in, plus scheduling and pricing. 888.927.3222
Olallieberry Inn – 2012 Cooking Class Schedule
Please join us for an extra special event ... cooking classes based on our popular recipes served to guests here at Olallieberry Inn. It is a fun way to learn. And the fruits of your labor? Simply delicious.
Watch this space! Fall dates will be scheduled soon.
All classes will be at the Olallieberry Inn, 2476 Main Street, Cambria. All classes are $40* and include lunch, a take home goodie. Class starts at 11:00am and concludes around 1:30pm.
*The classes are $30 for Guests staying at Olallieberry Inn.
To register either call the Olallieberry Inn at (805) 927-3222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The cooking classes at the Olallieberry Inn gave me insights that I could not have gotten any other way. Watching the process taught me the importance of preparation, critical timing, and other tips you don't get from a recipe. I especially enjoyed the warm, charming atmosphere of the Olallieberry Inn. Looking forward to more classes!" - Eunice Wilson
"Marjorie Ott is Cambria's addition to Cooking School personalities. She conducts her culinary classes with a combination of expert advice and spontaneous, witty commentary. Samples of the daily cooking fare and artfully presented lunch platters punctuate the lively presentations." - Fay Kennedy, enthusiastic student
Olallieberry Inn Cookbook
Hot off the Press: A lovely 182 page book of favorite recipes from the Olallieberry Inn.
Spiral bound, the Olallieberry Inn Cookbook Includes hors d'oeuvres, breakfast dishes, muffins, breads, desserts, salsas and dinner recipes.
$25 + $5 shipping
Order by calling 1.888.927.3222
... or ONLINE here.
Olallieberry Inn Almond and Walnut Granola
Enjoy our homemade granola in your own home (gets rave reviews by our guests!).
Please note that shipping cost varies by amount purchased.
$9 lb. + $5 shipping
Order by calling 1.888.927.3222
... or ONLINE here.
How To Find Us
From Los Angeles: Take 101 north to San Luis Obispo. Get off at the Hearst Castle/HWY One exit. Follow HWY One north approximately forty miles, past Morro Bay & Cayucos. At the signal just past the Cambria sign turn right onto Main Street. Continue down Main Street approximately two miles to the Inn. The address is 2476 Main Street The Inn will be on your left.
From San Francisco: Take Highway 101 south past Paso Robles to Highway 46. Exit at HWY 46 to the right and head west toward the ocean. At the T intersection of HWY 46 and HWY 1, turn right. At the signal just past the Cambria sign turn right onto Main Street. Continue down Main Street approximately two miles to the Inn. The address is 2476 Main Street and will be on your left.
From Big Sur: Follow Highway One south past Ragged Point and San Simeon to the traffic signal at Cambia's Main Street intersection. Turn left then jog right to continue south and along Main Street. Enjoy the sight as you travel though Cambria's West Village, then East Village, and finally coming to rest at the Inn.