Turtleback Farm Inn is a beautifully peaceful rural retreat, located as it is on Orcas Island, one of the San Juan Islands, in Washington State. These islands are famous for their native wildlife and you’ll find great opportunities to see eagles, hawks, whales and seals. The farmhouse itself is Read more [...]
Allegretto is a, very much luxury, vineyard hotel in the Paso Robles Wine Country, California. The stunning, Mediterranean inspired, property sits amidst acres of beautiful gardens, orchards and vineyards, and blends some of Paso Robles’, and California’s, best wine and food with excellent spa facilities and a very European sense of style and class.
The have a choice of top quality rooms and suites, many of them with their own private patio area or balcony. You can expect all the usual upmarket hotel features; comfortable beds, air-con, cable TV, WiFi, mini bar & fridge, coffee maker and some very plush bathrooms.
The stunning property, though quite new, has all the aesthetics of an aristocratic Tuscan villa but with modern hotel infrastructure. There is plenty of common space throughout the hotel, living rooms and terraces with lots of space for relaxing or socializing. They have excellent spa facilities; massage, body scrubs, aromatherapy and more on offer, and in the beautifully tended gardens, an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a bocce ball court
The food here, at the Cello Ristorante & Bar, is exceptional; they have a nice range of Tuscan and Italian influenced dishes with the ingredients locally sourced as much as possible, and some coming from the chef’s own organic gardens. There is also of course a great choice of Paso Robles wines available including their own branded Allegretto wine; from the on site Malbec, Viognier, Tannat, Vermentino, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. You’ll find all the usual wine tourism activities here too; tasting sessions and vineyard tours etc.
Many other activities in the local area can be arranged via the concierge; horseback riding, golf, art tours, visits to other wineries and olive oil producers, exhibitions etc.
Equidistance from both Los Angeles and San Francisco (around three hours), Paso Robles lesser known of California’s two main vineyard regions, and all the better for it. Just as Perugia is less favored than Tuscany, Paso Robles is equally eclipsed by Napa. But both Perugia and Paso Robles have something that their more illustrious rivals have long since lost. An unhurried, laid back atmosphere that is perfect for those urbanites seeking respite and calm.
Downtown Paso Robles, just two miles from the hotel, is a charming, almost traditional, place with quaint bodegas, restaurants, art galleries and boutique stores surrounding its central park. There are over 400 wineries in the area, many vineyard hotels, and a great amount of wine tourism on offer. All good enough for Sunset Magazine to name it the very best wine country town in the Western states for 2016.
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“This place is a hidden gem. Everything you need is on premises and top caliber. The tasting room and restaurant are fabulous! Can’t wait to get back and try the spa. Everyone, staff and guests, were friendly and personable…”
“The grounds are amazing but it was the staff that made this stay the best! This resort is a vacation in itself! I highly recommend staying here!..”
Address: 2700 Buena Vista Dr
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