Escape to this romantic, beautifully restored 1887 Victorian B&B with an ocean-close location on the California Central Coast - midway between LA and San Francisco. This Historic Inn boasts 1 acre of lush gardens, delicious gourmet breakfasts, and large comfortable rooms...each with stained glass windows, high ceilings, detailed wood trim, transoms, private bath, radio/CD, hair dryer, and down comforter. Local activities include untouched beaches, golf, wineries, spas, horseback riding, kayaking, sailing, whale watching, fishing, lakes, bird & butterfly watching, hiking, biking, antiquing, scenic drives, Missions, Hearst Castle, and a wide variety of superb restaurants. The Inn also hosts Weddings, Receptions, and Parties in the gardens.
3.2 on August 15, 2015
We found the listing by looking for places advertised as close to Hearst Castle. This b&b is over an hour away (67 miles). Although the place was lovely, it was much further than we wanted to be for the purpose of our visit.
Thank you for your kind review. First of all we want all our guests experience to exceed their expectations, we are sorry that the distance to Hearst Castle was not made clear to you prior to your stay. Our Hearst Castle Package is our most popular package and we are supporting members of the historic site, but it is true we are about an hour drive door-to-door. Most of our guests are aware of this and make the most of the beautiful drive along the coast and make a day of it, possibly stopping at Cambria and the Elephant Seal Reserve. Once again sorry the distance was not clear to you. We will check our website and other information available to make sure it is accurate. Thanks.
4.6 on August 09, 2014
Very clean rooms and beautiful gardens. Friendly and helpful staff.
5 on August 07, 2014
I believe this is our 7 th stay. This time for 3 nights. (Too short) We have been very impressed with Kaleidscpoe for every stay. We sent our middle daughter here for her honey moon and they loved it so much they came for their anniversary as well. We have had all three daughters stay with us when they could. This is our #1 favorite place to get away with so much to do within an hour to great places. Thank you!!
3.4 on August 06, 2014
Stayed at Kaleidoscope during a weekend golf trip. The courses I played were within 10 minutes of the B&B, whereas any hotel I could find would have been a 30+ minute drive! Was a great place in a perfect spot!
4.4 on July 21, 2014
The garden and rooms at the Kaleidoscope Inn & Gardens are truly delightful. I stayed in the Carriage House which has it's own private garden area as well. The only thing I would caution is that my reservation made through bedandbreakfast.com had trouble getting through to the owners. I would recommend calling ahead of time to confirm the reservation. Even though that happened, the owner was awesome and upgraded my room for the inconvenience. The breakfast in the morning was top-notch and eating it in the garden is highly recommended. Loved every minute of staying here and I recommend it to anyone traveling in California.
4.8 on July 16, 2014
My wife and I had our wedding at the Kolidescope the night before the wedding she and her friend dtayed in the carriage room and said it was wonderful the night of our wedding we stayed in the same room I found it very comfortable the staff was excellent and very friendly ... For our wedding Carolyn was very helpful she set us up with the central coast dream team of wedding services the staff at the Kolidescope went above and beyond for our wedding day celebration everything was beautiful I couldn't of asked for anything better
2.6 on May 22, 2014
Staff was friendly and helpful, rooms were clean. But the house is in a neighborhood hood with several noisy dogs. They weren't noisy at night, it was very quiet, but during the day was another story. Breakfast the first day was great, the second day I couldn't even eat it (prepared by a different person). This is a cute little house and we enjoyed our stay, but the property needs some work/upkeep, and the noisy dogs really should be reported.
4.0 on April 18, 2014
Me and my wife stayed here for couple of days and a very pleasant stay. Very polite management. Beautiful garden, good breakfast. I am not one of those folks who easily put 5 stars so 4 stars to all!
3.6 on August 19, 2013
Room was very clean,but was in need of a handy man. Paint needed to be touched up, closet door would not stay closed(had to stuff paper under it), had to pull bedroom door firmly to make sure it would stay close. Shower was in bathroom at top floor of house, that has a slanted roof. Husband & son had to hold head sideways to get under water. When it came time for the wedding, the staff turned the backyard into a wonderful venue. We ate 2 breakfast there, and they were good, but my men would have liked to have meat with their meal. At night there was homemade fudge that was delicious.
4.0 on April 16, 2013
We arrived to an empty house, however, Kevin came quickly and set us up with locations of interest, directions, reservations adn everything we needed to enjoy our stay and the area. The rooms and bathrooms were very comfortable, the gardens and grounds astounding adn inviting. We would definitley return. The breakfast and the cook were great starts to each day that we were there.
Spread out in this large, open corner room with windows facing north and east. King sleigh bed, antique armoir, sitting area, large private bath with shower.
Bask in the afternoon sunlight as it streams into this romantic room. Includes queen brass bed, private bath with tub and shower.
Unwind in this spacious, warm, east facing room. Features antique high-backed carved oak queen bed, sitting area, private bath with shower.
This stone cottage, some call it the Hobbit House, located in the garden area, exudes country charm. Features 2-foot thick solid stone walls, a "green roof" bursting with morning glory blooms, queen bed, garden/gazebo views, and private bath with shower.
This has become our most popular rooms. Located in the garden, this suite is one of our two pet friendly rooms. A very large room painted a calming soft sage green with a west facing window overlooking the back garden and the Heart Gazebo.
This luxuriously spacious suite includes a beautiful roomy bedroom with a queen sized bed and a large sitting area, plus an extra large separate living room with cable television & DVD player, and private bath with tub and shower.
Hearst Castle, Pismo Beach, Wineries, Montana de Oro State Park, Oceano Dunes, Solvang, Countryside, Mountains, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Wine country
San Luis Obispo (SBP) 17 miles
From the North. Take Highway 101 south. About 10 miles south of Pismo Beach, exit the 101 at Tefft Street. Go left on Tefft Street. Drive about 0.7miles and turn right onto Thompson Avenue. Drive one block and turn left onto Dana Street. Drive one block and the Kaleidoscope Inn is on the right. From the South. Take Highway 101 north. About 7 miles north of Santa Maria, exit the 101 at Tefft Street. Go right on Tefft Street. Drive about 0.7miles and turn right onto Thompson Avenue. Drive one block and turn left onto Dana Street. Drive one block and the Kaleidoscope Inn is on the right.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Hearst Castle, Butterfly & Whale watching, Wine Tasting, Oceano Dunes, ATV riding, Hiking galore, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Acre of Gardens
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wine Tasting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Water sports
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan, Gluten Free
This fabulous Asparagus Fritatta is to die for! We combine fresh-from-the-local-farm cage free brown eggs, sauteed tender asparagus, and jack & cheddar cheeses to create this crowd pleaser.