Bike Lane Inn

749 Gough Ave. , Templeton, CA 93465 USA (Show map)

About

Close to dozens of wineries, great restaurants, spas and salons. Cycle to wineries, walk to Main Street, or relax and enjoy the view from our home in the middle of Templeton. The Bike Lane Inn is a great starting point for touring the scenic vineyards of Templeton and Paso Robles. Comfortable, affordable and fun. On a quiet residential street, only two short blocks to the Saturday Farmer’s Market and summer concerts in the park.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Relaxation at its best!

5 on July 13, 2015

We were only in town for a day (wine tasting of course!), but needed a place to stay for the night. We booked both rooms at the Bike Lane Inn. Elaine and Scott were the BEST! We arrived early, checked in and decided to sit out on the guest patio and have our lunch. The views are spectacular! We filled the day with wine tasting (including recommendations from our hosts) and returned late afternoon for some wonderful conversation, dinner, playing of games, etc. What a relaxing time we had! The rooms are nicely decorated, clean and welcoming. The silence in the evening was amazing. We almost didn't get to sleep because we didn't hear the traffic of the city! In the morning, we were cheerfully greeted by Elaine as she presented us with blueberry breads, coffee, juices, etc. All four of us sat in the guest area and chatted about our stay and upcoming days in the area. Elaine joined us and truly took an interest in where we were headed next. We wouldn't hesitate to stay at the Bike Lane Inn again. Both Elaine and Scott are wonderful hosts and the Inn is as welcoming as they are! Thank you both! We'll be back!


Great experience!!

4.6 on June 07, 2015

It was such a great experience.... The owners were so nice And the breakfast was amazing and fresh everyday...


Great place to stay

5 on June 03, 2015

We had a great stay at the Bike Lane Inn. Scott and Elaine made us feel welcome and gave us some great tips on what to do and see in the area. The room was beautiful and very comfortable. They made us a delicious breakfast. We walked to town both evenings we stayed and found it very quaint. We will definitely stay again.


7 States in 10 Days

4.8 on May 31, 2015

I had the pleasure of meeting Elaine and Scott on the 3rd night of my 10 day 7 State Motorcycle adventure. I was later arriving than I'd hoped because I stopped in San Francisco to have lunch with friends. ...Breakers to Bay madness everywhere turned into 5 Hours. No complaints though! Elaine graciously met me in the drive and showed me the beautiful accommodations. I couldn't fully appreciate them until the morning when I walked onto the deck off my room! The early morning view was stunning. The coffee was a welcome treat and breakfast and chat was one of the reasons I choose B&B. The home is quiet, surrounded by beautiful nature, gardens and tranquility. Thanks Elaine and Scott!


"THE" Most Wonderful Hosts

5 on May 28, 2015

Scott and Elaine could not have been more welcoming. I have stayed in many B&B's and this was by far the best one ever. I would go back just for the breakfast! If you want great value and truly wonderful hosts, stay at the Bike Lane inn. If you are a cyclist, look know further as they can share with you esxcellent local knowledge for riding. Don't miss the Bike Lane Inn. Dave S.


Best Stay Ever

5 on May 05, 2015

Absolutely outstanding, The breakfast was over the top. The hosts, Scott & Elaine were fantastic. The room (Merlot) was spotless very roomy and the bed, well one of the best nights sleep we've ever had away from home. The view from the front patio looks out over Templeton with the hills in the distance, truly a million $$ view. The lounge is spacious and a great place to relax. I clicked 5 stars but the Bike Lane really deserves 6. Looking for a home away from home...this is the place to stay.


Tucked Away Gem

5 on April 28, 2015

I stayed her while passing through with business. Most of the nearby hotels were overpriced in Paso Robles and lacked any character whatsoever. I loved this place! The owners, very kind and welcomed me as I approached. The breakfast prepared and served beautifully in presentation and flavor. The room and detached bathroom were quiet and my own. Cleanliness was present everywhere. Nice touches in the amenities were also provided by the owners. The home was in a private, quiet and serene area.. a tucked away little gem of a place which was so welcoming! I will definitely stay there again, business or for a personal get away as well. The area is close to downtown with many unique restaurant and shops. Must see to experience.


Outstanding food, service and value

3.6 on April 15, 2015

Outstanding food, service and value (I couldn't click outstanding in the GUI). If we ever return to the area, staying here again is a no brainer.


Perfection

5 on April 13, 2015

Loved our time at the Bike Lane Inn! Scott and Elaine are always so kind and knowledgeable. We always stay here when visiting the area. Try the 10 mile wine tasting bike loop! It's so much fun!!!


Bike Lane Inn Stay was Excellent

4.0 on March 31, 2015

We stayed at The Bike Lane Inn on Thursday and Friday night, after staying there once before a couple of years ago. We had the room with the attached bathroom this time, which is a little fancier accommodation than the rooms with non-attached bathroom. The accommodations, including access and parking were very nice, and we appreciate the proximity to downtown Templeton, for being able to easily walk to town, or the Saturday farmers market at the park down the street. The breakfasts were very tasty and well presented. It was warm enough for us to have breakfast on the outdoor patio, with a beautiful view of surrounding countryside, during our first morning at the Bike Lane Inn. The second morning, was cooler, and we had breakfast in the guest lounge, which was comfortable. We met, and enjoyed the company of a second guest staying at the Inn on Friday evening and Saturday morning. The proprieters provided great service, were very kind, attentive, and we enjoyed their company in the late afternoon, while enjoying their patio accommodations. We had brought our bikes to go riding in the Paso Robles area. The proprieters had a wealth of information and suggestions for bike rides in the area, and helped us choose a couple of nice bike routes: one being a seven mile loop from the Inn (in Templeton), and the second being a twenty mile loop from the J. Lohr Winery in Paso Robles. Both routes were well suited to our level of capability (minimizing as much as possible the many hills). We thought the value was excellent, and definitely plan on trying to obtain reservations for returning to the Bike Lane Inn on our next stay in the area.


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Rooms & Rates

Queen Room

The Queen Room has its own private bath with walk-in shower, his/hers vanities and granite counters. The queen bed has a super-comfortable bed topper and a TV/DVD.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $119

Patio Room

The Patio room has its own private entrance to a vine-covered patio. This is a sunny room with a comfortable queen bed. It has a TV/DVD, CD player, and your own locking entry door. The bathroom, exclusively for your use, is just across the hall!

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

Nightly Rate: $89 - $99

Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town, Wine country

Airport

San Luis Obispo (SBP) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From 101: East(right) on Vineyard exit, First left on Old County Road, Left on Lincoln St., Halfway up hill, Large driveway on right

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Hearst Castle, Elephant seals, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Homestay

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer , patio, electric blankets, softened water

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: before 9 pm
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited In consideration of our other guests, no children under 12
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Yard not fenced, Kennels nearby.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on Saturdays, holidays and special events
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay
  • Cancellations: $5 cancellation fee. Weekdays: full refund if notified at least 24 hours ahead, Weekends: full refund if notified at least one week ahead. Partial refund if we are able to rebook the room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Scott and Elaine McElmury

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

Bicycling, wine-making, gardening

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7 am - 10 am
  • Serving Location: Patio or, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

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