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Her Castle Homestay B & B Inn

1978 Londonderry Lane , Cambria, CA 93428 USA (Show map)
4.8
88 Reviews
$130 - $160
per night

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About

Welcome! Our modern "castle" features lush botanical gardens (we have a dozen varieties of fruit trees) within a forested setting. Our King and Queen suites with private entrances open up onto private decks with views "to die for" of Monterey pine trees and redwoods amidst the surrounding verdant hillsides. We offer a full scrumptious breakfast, and serve a local wine and hors d'oeuvres on a tray to your room when you arrive. Our king and queen beds are pillow tops, guaranteed comfortable, with goose down pillows and comforters. We are knowledgeable about the local area and will be happy to share everything we know with you. We are only 8 miles from famous Hearst Castle!!

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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Eye, Ear and Heart Candy

5 on April 18, 2013

My cousin, who I haven't seen in 15 years came to CA from Tenn. to "be there" for me after the recent loss of my husband of 36 years. The highlight of their remedies for me, was a 2 night stay at a Bed & Breakfast....yes "Her Castle" was the place in beautiful Cambria, where I actually attended my last years of high school. This was my second experience staying in a B&B. Since, at one time, I was entertaining this very thing with my Mom several years ago, I was aware of the various things one could do to make guests feel welcome and have a happy stay. Well, Bill and Eleanor have it all covered....working in tandem they create a harmonious atmosphere (vital to me now)of how two can be a great team! The "eye candy" was the surrounding grounds, decks (both community and private) and particularly, when I had some rest time, browsing around the room and finding all the loving touches of a woman who is born to bring smiles to others as they discover delightful surprises she has placed all around. I found a wonderful CD to use for my rest time in lieu of TV. ("ear candy"). Our breakfast was beyond delicious and more than we could eat, though we wanted to! The "heart candy" was the sweetness with which this couple welcomed us and shared some of their life journey and lent a generous ear to ours. Thanks for this time in the process of my healing, Bill and Eleanor. I will be recommending your place.


Home away from home

5 on September 16, 2012

We loved our stay with Bill and Eleanor. We felt right at home, the food was excellent and we could not have asked for a quieter place. Will definitely stay with them again.


This Is It!

5 on November 28, 2011

Her Castle will exceed your expectations of a B&B by a wide margin. Eleanor's cooking, and her attention to detail within the room make Martha Stewart look like an amatuer. Having breakfast with Bill & Eleanor each morning was like catching up with old friends over a wonderful meal. We will never stay anywhere else in Cambria. You'll be wasting your time if you look further! Phil & Jeanette Ventura Las Vegas


Her Castle Homestay B&B Inn

5 on November 05, 2011

Bill and Eleanor were terrific! They went out of their way to provide a great stay for us. Food and room was excellent. We came as strangers and left as friends.


home from home

5 on November 05, 2011

the best welcome we've had anywhere, and nothing has been forgotten. Copious snacks, wine on arrival, generous breakfast (entertained by the visiting woodpeckers and jays) - after the early morning tray silently appears! Bill and Eleanor are such thoughtful hosts; nothing is any trouble and they are keen to help with ideas for dining and walks. We'll go back like a shot if we're down that way again.


Perfect mom and daughter getaway!

5 on October 31, 2011

I am not one to write reviews but this B&B deserves a glowing review! Eleanor is the quintessential hostess. Wine and cheese tray upon arrival to greet us after a long drive up the coast of California. Coffee and mini cinnamon rolls before a lovely breakfast which I was able to enjoy on the balcony while my daughter snoozed undisturbed. Recommendations for things to do and restaurants to try, Eleanor covered it all. We stayed in the King room and the bed was superbly comfy. Water in the fridge and snacks to tide you over on your adventures. Fully equipped bathroom with toiletries and comfy robes. Eleanor sets the bar for B&B's. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.


Great Stay!!

5 on October 20, 2011

This was an anniversary surprise for my wife. (So much so, that she forgot when our anniversary was)! Everything was exceptional, and our hosts Bill and Eleanor, were just great folks, sharing with us their travel and travails, and making us feel at home. A few (extra) special touches regarding our special day were very much appreciated by us-particularly the cheesecake! We've already recommended Her Castle to our kids, and we will also return in the future! Walt and Pam


Heavenly

5 on October 19, 2011

I found Her Castle for my parents to stay in for their 30th Anniversary. Eleanor and I worked together on some surprised for when my parents arrived. I sent a package ahead, Eleanor purchaed a special cake at my request, bought special flowers, hung a banner and really went above and beyond to make my parents arrival perfect and special. My mom and dad raved about the care taken to make their special day spectacular. They were greeted with wine and delicious appetizers along with other treats. Mom told me the food was delicious and made with love. The hosts were enjoyable, so were the other guests when joined at breakfast. My parents have a fabulous 3 night stay, which was within their budget and great dinners in town at Eleanor's reccommendation. Thank you Eleanor for memories my parents will always cherish! Shari


Hospitality plus

3.4 on July 22, 2011

Hostess was exceptional with fabulous hiking recommendations. Also amenities -- snacks, trail mix, popcorn, DVDs -- loved it.


"Her Castle" but we felt like the Royalty!

5 on December 30, 2010

Talk about gracious! And attention to detail! We love doin' B&B's, and "Her Castle" was wonderful! We stayed in the larger of the two rooms, the balcony was forest filled, and we went Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & day after. Arrangements were made for dinner both nights, wine in the mini fridge (along with beverages & a chilled cheese & meat plate, goodie dishes, & even lots of candles & music for setting a romantic mood). The visit to Hearst Castle, the beaches, even the hills along the rivers, were incredible. But the "InnKeepers" were pleasant beyond words. Breakfast was perfectly delicious, and the accomodations were impecable. Bed so comfortable that we did the rare "slept in!" The deck/patio complete with barbeque, fountains, floral splashes everywhere. Would we stay there again? You bet! And can hardly wait to do so! Love Cambria, love "Her Castle" as we felt like the Royalty!


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Location

Location Type

Hearst Castle 6 miles away, Dozens of wineries within 20 miles, Tennis courts one mile, Closest beach walk is about a mile, Quaint shops within 2 miles, Fabulous restaurants in town, Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Oceanside, Ranch, Small town, Village, Wine country

Airport

San Luis Obispo (SBP) 40 miles

Directions to property:

It's very easy to find. Coming north on Highway 1, take a left at the first signal as you come into Cambria (where the Welcome to Cambria sign is). This is Ardath Road. You will see a No Services sign and a Deer Crossing sign immediately as you enter a wooded neighborhood. Our street is the SECOND left less than a "block" from Highway 1, and Her Castle at 1978 Londonderry Lane is only 3 houses in on the left hand side of the street. It is nondescript from the front--go ahead and park in the short driveway next to the green garage door. If you are coming south on Highway 101 from the Bay area, make a right turn onto highway 46 in the Atascadero/Templeton area, go down that road 20 miles to Highway 1, go another three miles north and follow the above directions to our place when you intersect Ardath Road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Hearst Castle, Wine Tours, Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, Elephant Seals, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Library , Wine tours by arrangement, Private baths, Private decks, Maps/info on area, CD players in both rooms, Off street parking (one car per couple)

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Surfing, Wine tasting, Beachcombing (many agates), Architectural--different hillside residences, Dreaming about moving here..., Art gallery exploring, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No We are an entirely smoke-free establishment
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited OCCASIONALLY we allow well behaved children, please call
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights, King Room; 2 nights, Queen Room (weekends/holidays only, otherwise 1)
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment for one night stays in advance, send minimum 50% deposit for multiple night stays. See hercastle.cc for Paypal/credit card information.
  • Cancellations: Full refund minus $25 processing fee if cancellation is made 7 days before arrival date. We can also issue a full credit for a later date if given adequate notice. We understand emergencies happen.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

same

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

2 cockatiels

About the innkeepers

Bill is a writer/author/activist who has published almost a dozen books on a wide range of subjects to help people live better, cheaper and more resourcefully; See his site at williamseavey dot com. (Autographed copies available). He enjoys hiking, karaoke, tennis, travel and speaking. Eleanor is a former family day care provider and retail store owner who enjoys meeting new people, tennis, cooking, her grandchildren/children, traveling to other bed and breakfasts, hiking and shopping.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Ollallieberry French Toast
This is so good people are always asking for the recipe. We don't ALWAYS serve it--if you stay 2 days your chances are better...


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1978 Londonderry Lane , Cambria, CA 93428 USA (Show map)

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