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Christopher Joyce Vineyard and Inn

7110 Drake Road , Paso Robles, CA 93446 USA (Show map)
64 Reviews
$245 - $265
per night

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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.



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

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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.

Great layover in Paso Robles

4.6 on July 07, 2014

Our 2 night stay at Christopher Joyce was a terrific experience. Joyce was a gracious hostess, great cook, and helpful guide. We would strongly recommend staying here for a restful visit to the area.

Thoroughly Enjoyable Stay

5 on June 08, 2014

We got together with old friends at the Inn (three couples). Joyce welcomed us the day we arrived with tasty hors d'oeuvres on the back deck, overlooking fields of grapevines bathed in afternoon light. The Inn is spacious and modern with interesting art and expansive views. Our room had a beautifully appointed shower clad in stone with dual shower heads. There was also a deep, Japanese-style soaking tub we never got around to using. Everything Joyce prepared for us food-wise was excellent. Her breakfasts were substantial, and set us up for our long days of wine-tasting. The wines she paired with food were also quite good. Joyce is flexible and unflappable: we originally asked her to make us dinner one day but as our plans changed during the day, we simple called her and worked out alternate plans. The Inn is a great place to relax and decompress.

Fantastic Luxury Getaway!

5 on June 01, 2014

The perfect blend of luxury (at non-luxury prices), friendly interaction, local art, and fantastic views. As a local winegrower, Joyce has the inside scoop on notable wineries, places to visit, and great restaurants. Her spreads of breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres are full-on gourmet experiences. Highly, highly recommend a stay here - then come again and bring friends!

Christopher Joyce Vineyard and Inn

5 on May 21, 2014

Joyce is the best. My two night stay was terrific. I will definitely stay here again.

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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: $225 - $225

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: $245 - $245

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: $235 - $235

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Location Type

Wine country


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

Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, 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, Vineyard

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, 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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  • 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.



Joyce Clarke

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , one outdoor cat

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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  • 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.


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

Property highlights

Free $20 gift card!