Haunted Hotel Dinner Tour

Haunted1by Laura Gurreau

If you’re like me, you too might have wondered if ghosts are real. I’ve always been fascinated by stories of hauntings, and love to rub against the edge of what separates common sense from fanciful fiction.

Providence smiled dearly upon me this fall (or was it perhaps a friendly ghost pulling some strings…) as I’ve been invited into one of my favorite “haunts” to probe, explore and discover the Secrets of the Paso Robles Inn! From visiting rooms that are supposedly haunted to trips down in to the bowels of the property, all while having the luxury to sort through and experience the reclaimed treasures excavated over the years – this has been an amazing oddesy of discovery.

Being the lucky owner of Central Coast Food Tours, I just had to give in to my lust for adventure, intrigue and the unknown and pull together a tour to share all I’ve learned about the Paso Robles Inn! 

So, In homage to the town of Paso Robles' 125th anniversary celebration, I’ve dredged up the lively history of this little town to share some of the more interesting tales of it's past. Not surprisingly, it all begins on the grounds of the Historic Paso Robles Inn. From 1864 as the busy stagecoach stop, to the 1891 hostelry for the rich and famous, to its current incarnation as the Paso Robles Inn, you'll learn all about the Inn's history and its hauntings, view their scrapbooks and photo albums, and touch real artifacts unearthed when the 1942 Inn was built. 

Among all this fun, you'll be hosted at a special dinner just for tour guests at the Inn's noted Steakhouse. What's for dinner? Bloody good prime rib, of course! You'll enjoy this specially hosted full-service dinner along with 2 glasses of local Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon.

After dinner, we'll walk the grounds, viewing sites of recurring hauntings and visit "the most haunted building" on the hotel grounds. Whether you believe in ghosts of not, you'll find your evening filled with humor, interesting stories and decidedly delicious food and wine!

You'll enjoy:

  • An interesting overview on Paso Robles' history and the role the Inn played in the formation of the town.
  • Stories of the area hauntings, as well as those specific to the Paso Robles Inn.
  • A guided walk through the hotel grounds and into the "most haunted" building on the grounds.
  • Ghosts 101: a fun introduction to what modern day ghosthunters think and believe about this paranormal phenomenon.
  • A deliciously sunptuous full service dinner of the Inn's famous Prime Rib, with 2 classes of wine.
  • Insider access to the Inn's scrapbooks, photo albums and select items unearthed during the building of the Inn in 1942.
  • A guided stroll downtown to end your evening with coffee/tea and dessert.

These special tours are being offered Wednesday evenings through the remainder of 2013. Tickets are available through the Central Coast Food Tours website at $89 p/person.

The Paso Robles Inn will be hosting a special rate and room package that includes this most interesting tour. For Room reservations, contact the Paso Robles Inn at http://www.pasoroblesinn.com and ask for the Haunted Hotel Dinner Package.

I hope you’ll get into the spirit of the season and join us for a rousing good time as we offer an evening of spine-tingling stories and deliciously fine fare as we explore tales from the past and present at the Haunted Paso Robles Inn!

Laura Gurreau is the owner of Central Coast Food Tours. A longtime 'local', Laura shed her career as a management consultant to follow her passion for food and wine. She enjoys meeting the farmers, chefs, winemakers and artisanal food producers who make Paso Robles a premier destination for fine foods and delicious wines. Laura can be found sharing her 'finds' with guests of her Paso Robles,San Luis Obispo and Farm-to-Table Food Tours.