Carriage Vineyards B&B

4337 South El Pomar , Templeton, CA 93465 USA (Show map)


The B&B is on a 100 working ranch with 28 acres of vineyards with 800 Olive trees, gardens, woods and a stream. Around the vineyards are pastures with carriage horses and cattle. There is a spectacular Carriage House housing a carriage collection. The rooms are well appointed. Please view our website for more details. This is a great place to relax or visit the area activities like the wineries. All rooms have a King bed and TV with private bath. Grape Ed 101 a vineyard tour is very popular!!



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Wonderful experience

5 on June 16, 2012

This bed and breakfast is absolutely wonderful. The vineyard really adds to the pleasure of the stay. The scenery is to die for and the host is warm and friendly. The breakfast was fresh and different every morning. We really enjoyed the hot coffee, fresh fruit, assortment of just out of the oven muffins, and delicious main dish. We had a very pleasant stay and would most definitely stay here again.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the kind words!

- Larry (owner)

wonderful place

4.8 on July 16, 2010

The price was extremely good for the quality. Beautiful gardens, nice large room with lovely antiques and comfy bed. I really enjoyed the central air conditioning. And it is so quiet at night. Nice to have use of the living room and TV room too. The collection of carriages is fantastic. And Larry let us bring 3 friends over for breakfast at a small charge -- that was nice. I am so happy we found it.

My experience

5 on October 02, 2009

We had an outstanding stay, They were great. We plan on visiting again!

Wonderful place to stay!

4.6 on September 15, 2008

We have stayed here for the past two years in the Victoria Suite. The property is 100 acres of grape vines and olive trees. You are free to roam around at your leisure. The rooms are lovely, the breakfasts are very good, and the hosts are very accomodating. I would definitely recommend this B&B.

On top of the world!

5 on November 26, 2007

Our room was on top of a hill overlooking a lovely valley in Templeton. The sunsets were amazing, only to be outdone by the sunrise. As the sun came up, the colors of the vineyard came alive. We walked the property often, but at this time of day you can hear the cows and other livestock. The loudest noise belonged to the humming birds who would wiz by as they feasted on the flowers surrounding the house. Larry escorted us on a tour of the vineyard and olive trees onsite, which was very informative. Kristi was a gracious hostess, and we would certainly stay at Carriage Vineards again.

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Rooms & Rates


Victoria -- This second story master suite has a King size bed with a beautiful late 1800s headboard. The oversized shower and Jacuzzi tub for two make this the perfect place for relaxation. Two window seats with a view of a small orchard, vineyard and garden pool area will remind you why you came to the country. Roll-a-way available for third person. Flat panel TV $40 off per night after the first night!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $190 - $265


This is a room room suite with a bath in between the rooms. Can sleep up to four - two in each separate room for one party. Beautiful private deck, TV, wifi. Popular suite! $40 off per night after the first night!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $190 - $265


First floor large room with King bed and roll-a-way if wanted. Spa/tub. TV. Nice view through Arbor. Four poster bed and two comfortable chairs. $40 off per night after the first night!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $170 - $225

Coachhouse Studio

Beautiful views around this Studio with a kitchenette, dining area and magically lite King bed. Two sofas one of which can be used as a bed, a chair and a half. TV, wifi, and a roll-a-way is available for a total of four person capacity. Shower bath. Good place for two or a family with two children over 8. Very quiet and at a high elevation for views. Separate building from the main B&B. $40 off per night after the first night!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $200 - $270

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Location Type

Hearst Castle, Pacific Ocean, Countryside, Rural, Secluded, Small town, Wine country

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Spa, Farm, Boutique Hotel, Ranch

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Parking, Piano, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , 100 acre ranch with vineyards, hiking, carriage rides, grape ed 101 (vineyard tour) Great place to relax and go wine tasting

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Spa, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Carriage Rides, Carriage Collection, Vineyard Tours - Grape Ed 101, View Carriage Collection, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 to 8:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Vis-a-vis is best- Rollaways for other rooms
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No House pets in barn /Not inside B&B - Horse Stalls
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holiday and special events and Studio
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night's stay
  • Cancellations: Prior to seven days before arrival date there is a 10% fee plus tax for the net rental amount. Within the seven day period the full amount is due unless we can rent it less the 10% fee.
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Larry Smyth

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Horses

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Let us know your concerns

Signature Dish

Pancake puff

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