Christopher Joyce Vineyard and Inn

7110 Drake Road , Paso Robles, CA 93446 USA (Show map)

About

Vines, views, and art will make your stay at this unique modern vineyard home as memorable as the fabulous Central Coast wines. The exciting visual character of the home's architecture playfully borrows from the areas agricultural roots. Seemingly endless windows and an open floor plan provide commanding views. Comfortable modern furnishings, outstanding local artists work (available for sale), and vineyard cuisine invite you to stay.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Stay here! It is THE BEST!

5 on May 14, 2016

My husband and I traveled for just over two weeks in California, staying in B&B's. This was our most remarkable stay. The Inn in perched on the top of a rolling hill (think Tuscany). It is very modern, but very warm and filled with local art. Joyce, the innkeeper, is warm, friendly, knowledgeable and the BEST chef. Afternoon appetizers and wine were a delight and breakfast was wonderful. Our room was idyllic. There is no question of the best place to stay in Paso Robles- this is it!


Another Wonderful Stay in Paso

5 on April 20, 2016

In town for the Hospice du Rhone weekend, this occasion marked our 3rd stay with Joyce and it was perfect. As always, she makes her home so open and provides the warmest hospitality. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to our next trip to Paso.


Gourmet comfort and charm nestled in the vines

5 on April 20, 2016

Perfect weekend, every visit! This is our third time staying with Joyce at her cozy & eclectic home and enjoy every aspect of her gracious hospitality. Time really feels as if it slows down while you enjoy the relaxed atmosphere enhanced by the country hills, vineyard setting and her loyal furry companions, Buster and Belle. You will be spoiled with her gourmet cooking/baking during evening "appetizers", morning breakfast and fantastic local wines that she shares along with a story about her personal experiences with the winemakers/tasting groups. Joyce enjoys sharing her recommendations on what to see, do and sip while in Paso so be sure to get her input to discover local gems. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with beautiful views of the countryside and evening sunsets. Highly recommend staying at CJI on your next visit to Paso, you will not be disappointed!


Great vineyard B&B

4.8 on February 18, 2016

We had a lovely time at Christopher Joyce Vineyard and Inn. Joyce is a wonderful host. She made great breakfasts each morning and offered a very nice happy hour in the evening. The room was very nice with modern decorations and panoramic views of wine country. The only drawback was that our room was a bit noisy, sounds from the kitchen could be heard very clearly in the morning. But we had a great time and would happily recommend Christopher Joyce.


home away from home

4.8 on January 12, 2015

Joyce was a great host from start to finish. The breakfasts were awesome, she tailored our meals to what we informed her that we like during our conversations. It was so relaxing and nice to be out of town but not too far out. We will definitely be going back.


New Years Weekend Away

4.8 on January 09, 2015

We had a wonderful time staying at the Christopher Joyce Vineyard and Inn. It was modern and cozy. Joyce, the inn keeper was very welcoming and accommodating. She is also a wonderful chef who provided us with exceptional appetizers and wine each afternoon and a delicious breakfast each morning. She was very knowledgeable of the surrounding area, providing suggestions on restaurants, wineries and other attractions. Joyce really made our weekend away relaxing. We will definitely be back.


Great relaxing place to stay

5 on September 12, 2014

Really great and relaxing place to stay. Beautiful unique home with amazing views. Great owner who offers delicious breakfast and afternoon wine & snacks.


Thank you Joyce

4.8 on August 25, 2014

Had a fantastic time staying at Christopher Joyce. Loved the modern aesthetic of the place, and Joyce was a wonderful hostess. Other reviewers were right in comparing her to being like an aunt you go visit who takes great care of you. She was warm and friendly and put out an amazing spread each night for happy hour, and her breakfasts were to die for. Loved her attention to detail from everything to the plates to the decor. Loved the quiet being out in the country away from all the noise. Pro-tip, if you don't love dogs, don't stay here. She has two cute little ones who like to patrol the vineyards in the morning with the neighbor dogs and the comforter on our bed had dog hair on it.


heavenly breakfast and lovely company

5 on August 20, 2014

Joyce is the ultimate host. The hype is true, her breakfasts are to die for. The room was gorgeous, happy hour was just lovely, she's dog friendly (WONDERFUL!) and we will be back!


Lovely Place and a thoughtful Inn Keeper

5 on July 10, 2014

We recently stayed at the Christopher Joyce Vineyard and Inn. Celebrating our anniversary Joyce (the inn keeper) was very thoughtful. When we arrived she already had flowers in our room and invited us to appetizers and wine that evening. We decided to join her and the other guests. She even got out a bottle of sparkling wine and taught my husband how to saber it. ( Opening the bottle with a large kitchen knife by breaking the top of the bottle off cork still in the glass) Totally cool since we had never witnessed on before. Looking back I wish I had recorded it. She also was great an accommodating our dairy food allergy. Except for the very bright morning sun (no black out curtains), it was a wonderful time. Thank you Joyce, for a trip we will never forget.


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Rooms & Rates

Winegrower's Suite

So close to the vines you can watch them grow from the oversize stone-tile tub, walk in shower, private deck, or custom designed queen bed. Relax in the gallery-like living area, enjoy the garden, vineyard and deck areas, or explore the neighboring Paso Robles Wine Country vineyards, ranches, and wineries.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $255 - $255

Vineyard Loft

Sleep above the vines in this spacious loft and you will feel the vineyard is yours. This oversize Paso Robles Wine Country loft offers a private entry, fireplace, and spectacular views from its deck, living areas, stone-tile shower, and modern canopy queen bed. The thoughtfully appointed petite kitchen with inside and deck dining areas is there for you to use if desired.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Vine Row Suite

Vine rows surround this split level suite. The upper level features a unique free standing shower over looking the vineyard -- imagine showering among the vines. The beautifully appointed bedroom level opens to decks inviting you into misty mornings, magical sunsets, and starry night skies.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $265 - $265

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Location

Location Type

minutes to town yet a world away , Rural, Wine country

Airport

San Luis Obispo (SBP) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Exit Hwy. 101 at the Hwy. 46 east/Lake Nacimiento exit. Turn west on what will be 24th Street. Proceed through town. Once though town, 24th Street becomes Lake Nacimiento Road. Continue for approximately 7 miles. Turn right on San Marcos Road. Continue for approximatlely 2 miles to the first left turn. Turn left at Mahoney (dirt road). Proceed through cross street to pine trees and gate. Enter and proceed on right hand driveway to CJV Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Night life, Ocean, Live music often available, Mid-State Fair, Numerous special events, olive oil tasting, wine tasting and vineyards, Hearst Castle, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Ironing Board, Parking, TV, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Golfing, Hiking trails, wine tasting, olive oil tasting, water slide park, Mid-State Fair, Hearst Castle, numerous wine country events, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: after 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: by 12:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit required when reservation taken. Full payment due 2 weeks prior to stay.
  • Cancellations: There will be a 10% service charge on all cancellations. Two weeks advance notice of reservation cancellation is required for refund. Less than two weeks cancellation notice will receive a refund only if room is re-rented. We cannot refund for early departures.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Joyce Clarke

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Your innkeeper is a second generation Californian who enjoys welcoming guests to the winegrower's home and sharing her love of art, travel, food, wine, and wine growing. Buster, a cheery mild mannered Jack Russel, is the innkeeper's helper.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: as agreed
  • Serving Location: on deck, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

home made breads
We feature Vineyard Cuisine which focuses on fresh home grown and local products as available including sausage, fruits and vegetables. Everything is homemade including breads and evening sweets. From apple pie to breakfast polenta, Joyce's seasonal Vineyard Cuisine is as memorable as the fabulous local wine. Afternoon wine with Vineyard Cuisine Tastes is exceptional. Special food needs accommodated with advance notice.