5 on July 03, 2014
Spacious room, great bathroom, beautiful view, very comfortable bed, and fantastic owner. What more do you want? OK. There are more. Awesome wine, extremely quiet place (no one's around, except the owner's house next door), best value to stay in Paso Robles, and fine dining in downtown Paso Robles isn't too far away. Now, can you ask for anything more? Dunning Vineyards truly is a hidden gem.
4.4 on May 27, 2014
Oh what a way to spend the afternoon. My Wife & I purchased a lovely bottle when we checked in. Sitting on the patio with wine & cheese overlooking the vineyard was just spectacular. At night cool breezes star lit sky and sound of surrounding nature made for a memorable stay. Highly recommend.
5 on May 10, 2014
We found this location by chance when browsing the bed&breakfast web site - what a spectacular find!!! The hosts were warm and charming, the accommodations were simply amazing and the surroundings were beautiful!!! Would definitely recommend to my friends and others.
2.4 on May 07, 2014
The view is magnificent and the privacy is exceptional. We had coffee and breakfast on the private patio each morning. I would recommend this B&B if you are looking to get away and feel like you are part of wine country. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom luxurious (the sink is a pedestal so there is nowhere to put any make-up or products). Since this was advertised as a “luxury villa” we had certain expectations. Continental breakfast – not really – there wasn’t a variety of baked goods, butter, jam and perhaps some cold meats and cheeses or other assorted pastries. What we had was a small pitcher of juice, a smaller container of milk, two pieces of quiche, two granola bars and two packages of instant oatmeal that were left in the refrigerator the day before for us to heat in the microwave. The quiche was good but we didn’t bother with the oatmeal and we had the granola bar as a snack during the day. Overall, less than we expected and we ran out of milk for our coffee both days - I'm sure if we'd thought of it after the first day, we could have requested more. It would have been nice to have some bottled water or sodas in the fridge. Unfortunately the "welcome" letter was buried under a plate on the table so we didn't actually see it until our last day - it actually pointed out that the water in the shower is reversed and would have saved us a call to the owner upon arrival. The biggest problem with this B&B is cleanliness – the cloth placemats, napkins, & bath towels all had stains, the utensils in the drawer had crusted food on them, the robes had holes and other people's hair on them - basically, I don't believe that anything was really cleaned and sanitized before our arrival. I do think that a quick afternoon spent at Home Goods to pick up some decorative elements and clean/new robes, towels, etc. and a little more attention to the breakfast, would do this B&B a world of good and make this a must go back to B&B.
3.2 on April 14, 2014
We were greeted warmly by our hosts, Bob & Jo-Ann. Our room was nestled into their vineyard behind a key code entry gate for added security. We were given the run of the land to enjoy morning and evening walks with our dog. We enjoyed the serenity and peacefulness provided by the property on which we stayed.
4.6 on March 28, 2014
My wife and I decided to add an extra stop on our trip to our nieces's wedding and decided Paso Robles would be a good spot, She had been to Dunning before with her sister for a tasting and was sure I would like the reds. We arrived a little before the end of tasting but enjoyed an unhurried opportunity to try our way through from white to red - She was right and we had to make a little extra room in the back for a case to go. We spent only one night in their hill top Casita, which has extraordinary views. The dogs enjoyed several long walks in the vineyard before we left and we enjoyed a quiche muffins (from a local french bakery) and fresh juice left conveniently in the fridge for our early morning exit. Bob and Jo-Ann were very inviting and we will look forward to swinging buy the next time we have the chance.
4.6 on November 10, 2013
Loved the sound of the water fountain and the classical music. Room was first class, deer roaming the property and having delicious quiche in the refrig was very convenient. Bed was very comfy with spectacular view.
4.4 on October 13, 2013
The room was lovely and the view is spectacular. The setting, off the beaten path, was exactly what we were looking for. We enjoyed ourselves immensely.
5 on September 03, 2013
This experience was perfect, and even better than we imagined. Fantastic views of the beautiful vineyard, lots of privacy, and very upscale accommodations. Our host was very personable and welcoming. Breakfast is ready when you are, which you get to enjoy from the patio while taking in the view. They have lots of snacks and wine to enjoy as well. We wished we could stay longer!
5 on August 31, 2013
Our recent stay was wonderful. Robert and joanne are very nice people. Villa was spotless and cozy. The quiche for breakfast is fabulous. We already booked our next trip and are stay here again on our wedding night
5 on August 07, 2013
Dunning Vineyards Villa is a wonderful getaway. Starting with wine tasting in the Dunning Winery which is fantastic you drive through the scenic vineyard a short distance to the hilltop villa. What a view! Tastefully decorated, it is perfect for a couple. Exceptionally clean. Sip wine on the patio and watch the distant fog roll in from the coast. The breakfast was from a Paso bakery and was very nice. Be aware that there is a microwave for hot food.
4.0 on July 31, 2013
Very comfortable accommodations with sweeping views of the wine country. The host was friendly and assured all of our needs were met!
5 on July 19, 2013
This guest house in on top of a rolling hill that looks over Paso Robles, and the Dunning Vineyard. The accomodations, the ambience and the service were quite amazing. The owner himself opened the vineyard up for us for a special tasting as we came during the week when it was typically closed. The value and time spent are completely worth the trip. Bob was so accomodating and sweet. You would be a fool to pass up this place.
5 on June 26, 2013
We stayed at the Guest Villa at Dunning Vineyards based on a recommendation from a friend. It was even more romantic and wonderful than we thought it would be! The villa is beautiful. Everything you want can be found within the four walls - a small kitchen filled with breakfast (homemade quiche, blueberry muffins, juice, milk, coffee), cheese and crackers, and all kinds of little touches that made it special. The king size is bed is comfy and the view from the bed is spectacular. The jacuzzi bathtub is large enough for two (and so is the large shower!). There is a large, secluded patio with table and chairs and a fountain, so you can sit outside and drink your wine (I recommend their Syrah), eat your cheese and crackers and just unwind and reconnect with your honey. The villa is a short drive to downtown Paso Robles, which has tons of great restaurants. And, it's right off of Highway 46, where there are tons of other wineries to visit, if you're up for wine tasting. There are deer everywhere and it just adds to the beauty and the feeling of seclusion. I highly recommend staying here. We're already planning our return trip - but next time we're planning to stay two nights.
5 on June 16, 2013
Nothing better than waking up to a fresh cup of coffee with a 180 degree Tuscan-like view in the morning from the patio! Or settling down to a glass of wine with the sunset and perfect quiet amongst the owls and crickets.
3.8 on May 17, 2013
very hospitable hosts, cute dog, beautiful country
4.6 on May 17, 2013
Absolutely excellent place to stay. Not very far out of the way. Very peaceful, cozy and the room had high ceiling which made for a comfortable stay. The wine is excellent. Enjoyed the Cab, zin chardonnay and syrah.
5 on May 16, 2013
My husband and I stayed here on our wedding night. It was private, romantic and luxurious. Everything we had been hoping for. Bob Dunning took great care of us! There was beautiful quiche and coffee cake in the refrigerator for our morning breakfast along with coffee and orange juice. I loved that we had the convenience to eat when we wanted instead of being on someone else's schedule like you are at most B&B's. Bob also allowed us to check out late due to not having another guest that next evening which made for an even more relaxed stay. We are Paso Robles locals and will be recommending the Dunning Vineyard Guest Villa to all of our friends and family.
4.0 on May 14, 2013
Great romantic getaway! We read other reviews before going about the road but it was no issue. Phenomenal getaway! Highly recommended!
5 on May 13, 2013
So glad we stayed at Dunning
4.4 on April 13, 2013
My girlfriend and I stayed at dunning for 1 night as a quick getaway. Though we knew it was going to be a beautiful room with a great view, nothing could have prepared us for what we got. The guest villa at dunning was absolutely breathtaking. The room had everything we needed for one night, ad though we knew that Bob was just a phone call away, he and his wife did a great job at making us feel like we were the only two people on the vineyard. I rated dining a 3 because there was none on the vineyard, this is what we expected so we cannot dock the vineyard for that. This was well worth the money and I look forward to staying there again in the future.
4.2 on April 12, 2013
Great place if you're looking to get away from it all. Beautiful views of the valley and vineyards!
3.2 on March 21, 2013
Nice casita located on a hill with sweeping views (the best part of the lodging). Room was OK - nice bathroom but the lighting/electrical switching system was burdensome. Breakfast was sort of do-it-yourself in a small kitchen area. Host was very welcoming and wine barn is worth visiting. Biggest pluses - privacy, acres of winery and open space, great views.
5 on February 13, 2013
Total relaxation in seclusion & comfort! We spent hours every morning & evening enjoying the beautiful view from the hilltop overlooking the valley vineyards! We looked forward to every sunrise & sunset. I can't stop thinking about how much we enjoyed our stay and when we can get away again! We'll be back!
4.6 on December 22, 2012
The drive up to the villa was challenging, but the view from the patio is spectacular! It's also very private, and if you like stargazing, away from city lights. A highlight is the large tub with a wall of windows overlooking the vineyards. The place has a king-size bed, large flat-panel TV, microwave and small refrigerator but no freezer. The bathroom is also gorgeous. And you can't leave without tasting the Dunnings' wine! We joined the club.
5 on December 02, 2012
The Dunning Vineyards Guest Villa is a great place to stay for a romantic and relaxing weekend getaway. The view of the vines from the top of the hill is beautiful. This private oasis away from the hustle and bustle of town was exactly what we needed. Bob and Jo-Ann were very accommodating and their breakfast service was delicious. We also loved their estate wines, which were available within the villa kitchenette. We will definitely be coming back!
5 on November 27, 2012
If you want serenity and a beautiful view this is it! We stayed for a long weekend at the beginning of November and were very happy with our choice of B & B. Very comfortable and worth the price for what you get. We rated the dining on what we thought it would be as we did not dine there.
4.2 on October 13, 2012
The Dunning Vineyards Guest Villa is a unique and private room at the top of the hill next to the Dunning's residence. A wall separates the Villa from the family home, providing a private retreat at the Guest Villa. The Villa itself is spacious and comfortable with a patio looking over the vineyards and hills. Everything we needed was at the Villa, including breakfast, which was good because of the remote location and our reluctance to leave the serene location.
5 on September 14, 2012
The views are breathtaking. Total privacy in your own freestanding little house. It cannot get better than this. Great value. Love to go back.
4.6 on August 15, 2012
The Dunning Guest Villa is absolutely gorgeous, and you will be captivated by it inside and out. Owners Bob and Janice our gracious hosts, and the homemade quiche in the morning was delicious. The location within the backcountry of Paso Robles is perfect for a day of winetasting.
4.4 on August 14, 2012
Stunning detached villa constructed in the Tuscany style - 12 foot ceilings, soothing beige and brown motif, giant whirlpool tub, and huge perfect bed. You are high on a hill in a remote part of wine country, so the only noise you hear are crickets in the evening and roosters (far away) in the morning. Breathtaking view. Very lovely. Bob and Jo-Ann are charming and they turn out first class wine too. Only drawback is that the breakfast part is more Continental than what we're used to. Otherwise, a perfect getaway. We'll be back.
4.8 on August 02, 2012
My wife and I stayed two nights in July 2012 and loved the guest villa. Bob was very nice and gave us a private wine tasting of their fabulous wines. The guest villa has tremendous views and has everything you can think of. The quiche was especially good. Easy drive into town; we went to restaurants by the town square both nights. Would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for a special experience.
4.8 on July 16, 2012
If you are looking for a quiet place to retreat, rejuvenate or relax, this is for you. Rustic and charming. Easy check-in/out. Hosts are very helpful. Wine tour should not be missed. Great fun. The fountain is a nice touch on the patio!
5 on July 15, 2012
What an incredible place! Gorgeous villa with a ton of privacy and breathtaking views all around. I cannot recommend enough!
3.8 on July 10, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Dunning Guest Villa. If you desire a spacious, peaceful, and comfortable retreat with a stunning view from the suite and terrace, this is it......the wine is good too!
5 on July 07, 2012
Don't let the long, narrow (and partially unpaved) roads stop you. The Dunning Vineyard Guest Villa is a beautiful oasis in the country. It sits atop the rolling hills and overlooks the entire valley. Bob and Jo-Ann are wonderful hosts. The villa is so tastefully decorated and has its own private patio. There are thoughtful amenitites including a delicious breakfast items...and of course, bottles of Dunning award-winning wines. We very highly recommend the Villa! Nancy and David Haller
4.6 on May 23, 2012
This was the second time we've stayed and I am certain it won't be the last. Bob and Jo-Ann are wonderful hosts. The villas are clean and comfortable, and they stock the fridge with a generous supply of breakfast foods. Very highly recommended.
4.4 on April 14, 2012
Love Paso and Love Dunnings villa. The viila itself is wonderful and private and teh views are incredible. The landscaping in front of the villa however could use some freshing up, at least pull the weeds. The tasting room was getting a over haul, at least htat what it seemed. Overall we loved the privacy and love the wine. Breakfast is simple and do it youself which is fine, just don't expect much more.
4.8 on March 13, 2012
The view was amazing. The room fantastic. We even enjoyed laying out on the patio and watching the stars at night. Great place.
3.8 on January 03, 2012
Lovely private villa on top of a winery with great views. Well-app0inted rooms with excellent amenities; two-person jacuzzi tub was a great addition to relax at the end of each day. Definitely hope to return; wines are quite good as well!
4.4 on October 17, 2011
The villa is quite amazing. Beautiful mountain views and a very quiet setting. The only thing that is not available is dining, however the villa has a kitchenette. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet getaway in a vineyard.
5 on September 27, 2011
After being greeted with a wine tasting at the Winery, Bob was kind enough to show us the way up the hill to the villa. Our son had stayed here before and we had seen photos, yet we were still unprepared for the fabulous view and privacy that awaited us. The room is spacious with a very comfortable bed and fabulous bath (especially loved the tub). Home cooked goodies (even quiche!) are provided for breakfast. The patio is a great place for lingering over a good book and wine. During our stay, there were amazing hummingbirds that provided great bird watching as they constantly visited the fountain to drink and fed from the potted plants. And we visited several times by the Dunning's very friendly dog. It is also great property for a morning walk.
5 on September 12, 2011
My husband requested at least 2 nights but there was only 1 night available so we had only the one night to bask in the villa's warmth, charm and thoroughly relaxing beauty. Unfortunately, we were unable to arrive in time for a sunset drink on the patio overlooking the vineyard valley below. However, the morning sunrise was spectacular with hummingbirds visiting the water fountain and flowers on the patio. Everything was exactly what we looked forward to and was totally worth it for just the one night. We look forward to visiting regularly.
5 on September 10, 2011
We have been members at this winery for many years. We had never stayed with them before. The room is great. The people are great. The breakfast was a lot more food than I was expecting. Overall a wonderful experience.
4.4 on August 21, 2011
We had a lovely stay. Great views of vineyards. In fact, one could believe one was in Tuscany. We made reservations for next year.
4.4 on August 14, 2011
The guest villa at Dunning is a true gem. The villa is just that - a villa - it's no boring hotel room. The place was actually bigger than my home. Wonderfully comfy bed, gorgeous bathroom, great terrace, spectacular views...the list goes on and on. Staying at Dunning was one of the highlights of our trip.
4.0 on July 13, 2011
The Guest Villa at Dunning Vineyards is a treasure. If you seek peace, quiet, and a luxurious place in which to privately enjoy the company of another or your own thoughts, this is your spot. High on a mountain overlooking rolling hills of vineyards, the guest villa is equipped with all you will need including a huge jacuzzi spa tub, satellite TV & radio, fridge stocked with snacks, cupboards with tea, coffee, cocoa, wine, lovely china and silverware, a kingsized bed, huge shower and bath - it's divine, and very reasonably priced. Bob and Joanne Dunning have created a one-of-a-kind spot just 10 minutes from downtown Paso Robles, unique and restorative of mind, body and soul. Their home is just next door, should you need anything, and the wine tasting room is down the hill a ways. The Zinfandels are especially wonderful, but all the wine is delicious and you will not want to leave without joining their wine club, which also gives you built in discounts on the guest palace-oops I mean "villa"! Not to be dismissed are the animals you will see around during your stay, most often Ralphie their sweet and affectionate dog and the sleek black vineyard cat who just loves to be petted and scratched. We also saw deer, wild turkeys, hummingbirds on the villa patio. Many wonderful birds can be heard and observed from the table and chairs on the stone patio that overlooks the 180 degreee views of paradise below, as you sip your wine or tea or coffee and relish the sweet fresh air, fabulous vistas, and total peace you find yourself in. You will want to book ahead and plan your return!
4.6 on June 18, 2011
Spent 2 nights at Dunnings B&B in Paso Robles. Loved the views at the villa. The villa was spacious and very confortable. Loved the jetted tub. As wine club members received a free bottle of wine with our stay and of course tastings of the wonderful wines in the tasting room. Breakfast was simple but good, quiche, bagels, fruit, juice and coffee. The location is ideal, very private, and no other guests! Saw deer and a fox frolicing around the vineyards on the drive up to the villa. We will be back for sure.
4.6 on June 17, 2011
We stayed here for our 10th Anniversary and it was perfect! It was private and beautiful! Breakfast was left in the mini fridge to eat on our own schedule which was great! And the wine was fantastic! We will definitely stay here again!
4.4 on April 12, 2011
We had a wonderful weekend stay for our anniversary. The views are magnificent and the guest villa is wonderful. Could have stayed for many more days! Will definitely go back. Bob & Jo-Ann Dunning were very friendly and accommodating to our requests. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing place to get away, then this is it.
4.8 on April 06, 2011
This is the best vacation value for the money. If you desire a break from reality, this is the place to go. Peace and Solitude. Why go to Tuscany when it's right here. Plus, Dunning Wines are my regional favorites.
3.6 on March 05, 2011
Owners more than happy to go the extra mile to help out. Even brought us dinner when we were snowed in.
4.0 on January 11, 2011
The room was well appointed, comfortable, and the view outstanding.
3.4 on January 04, 2011
The view from the Dunning guest villa is amazing. The tall ceilings really add a dramatic effect. The jet tub is nice, and was the shower. The refrigerator was stocked with bagels, bread, cream cheese, coffee, and orange juice. The villa has DirecTV, which was really nice. A few additional touches would be nice. I would suggest adding a toaster oven, instead of just a regular toaster. And, the WiFi signal was really weak. The villa was advertised as having free WiFi, but I could only pick up the signal on my iPod Touch if I held it really high in the air. But, the view really made up for any WiFi signal I didn't have. I would stay here again. You really feel like you're getting away from it all.
5 on December 28, 2010
My fiance and I stayed here Christmas Eve, and Bob accommodated us with an afternoon wine tasting before taking us to the villa. The wines are excellent and unique -- I highly recommend them. And Bob was very friendly, sharing interesting information about his wines and the history of wine making in the Paso Robles region. This visit to California was the first time we did wine tasting and Bob's personality contributed to an extremely positive experience. Then the Dunning villa -- nothing whatsoever to complain about. It was stunning and perfect, with a gorgeous view of the vineyards and rolling hill countryside. Two thumbs up and full stars.
4.0 on November 07, 2010
Our recent stay at the Dunning Vineyards guest villa was very enjoyable. The setting is spectacular, very scenic, private and quiet. The villa is modern and very clean and appointed with nearly everything one would need. Two additions would be most welcome on our next stay: an iron and ironing board, and more space to place one's clothing. We'll definitely stay again next time we visit the Paso Robles area. The dining rating is based on our dining experiences in the city of Paso Robles, which were excellent, in particular our two dinners at Artisan Bistro
4.6 on October 26, 2010
The Dunning Vineyard Guest Villa exceeded all our expectations. Set high on a ridge, the view is sDunning, no less. We arrived late in the evening, and a couple of bottles the local wine were waiting for us. We sat on the terrace and enjoyed a starlit sky and the beautiful fresh air. A magic moment! Next day we had a long chat with the owner, Bob, and tasted his products, and they are Outstanding! All in all very recommendable.
4.6 on August 25, 2010
We've stayed at some very nice B&Bs but this guest villa is by far our favorite. The one bedroom villa is spacious, very comfortable, clean, private, and with luxurious amenities. We loved the Tuscany style decor. Bob and Jo-Ann were friendly and inviting. They made sure we had everything we needed and that we had our complete privacy. The view from the terrace was beautiful early morning, dusk, and evening hours and the sound of the fountain on the terrace was so soothing. We absolutely loved our stay and look forward to going back
4.4 on August 22, 2010
This hilltop villa with panoramic views of the west side Paso Robles mountain range and vineyards is breathtaking. The Dunnings have created a romantic refuge with top notch bedding, jacuzzi tub, and a wonderful deck to relax and enjoy the country setting. This gem is a must for anyone wanting a private respite nestled in the vineyards. Truly an outstanding destination!
4.6 on January 25, 2010
JoAnne, and Bob, have just completed a new guest Villa with a view that cant be beat. The two person whirlpool tub, and super tall ceilings offer every comfort one could ask for. Combine that with the ultra plush robes and towels and you almost dont want to leave to go wine tasting. These guys should be very proud of what they have to offer, we will be staying here many times in the future.
5 on November 09, 2009
SO MUCH TO SAY ABOUT THIS LOVELY PLACE. THE VIEWS WERE GREAT AS WE SAT ON THE PATIO AND ENJOYED OUR DELICIOUS DUNNING WINE, ESPECIALLY AT SUNSET. THE BED WAS VERY COMFORTABLE & MADE IT EASY TO SLEEP IN LATER THAN I NORMALLY DO. PEACE AND QUIET AND A PERFECT GET AWAY FOR 2!