Hotel Meets Winery in Paso Robles - A Match Made in Wine Heaven


DAU Spaby Lori Ritchey

Well,
it’s finally been done.  Hotel meet winery, winery meet hotel.  Yep,
that is right, the Paso Robles Inn has partnered with 17 different local
wineries and one brewery to create their own version of winery row. 

The Paso Robles Inn has recently renovated rooms and incorporated various winery
characteristics into the décor, ambience and amenities of each of the deluxe
mineral spa rooms – starting with the unique naming on the door.  Each
suite features a variety of unique decorative items, from a real grape vine in
the Ancient PeaksTreana Hope Family WinesLe Vigne Sign and Bottle Winery room to wine barrel chairs in the DAOU room to
beautiful murals over the spa tubs and glass lamps filled with wine
corks. 

Other touches include wine barrel art, sculptures, coat racks and
photography from the vineyards.  All the rooms are tasteful, educational
and entertaining. 

Guests
staying in these rooms have a private mineral hot tub with natural hot spring
water that has been used for healing and relaxation for centuries.  In
1913, the world’s most well-known concert pianist and composer, Ignace
Paderewski, would come enjoy the hotel’s mineral hot springs for his arthritis.
What other hotels can you think of that have incorporated artisan healing water
and wine together? 

Locals
take for granted (or don’t even know) what is behind the big brick
building.  Everyone should take a stroll there one day, you won’t be
disappointed.  You will find a canopy of trees and shrubs that make up a
luscious green garden; you can take a deep breath and enjoy the cool and
refreshing atmosphere; stop and listen to the babbling brook and feed the
Koi fish; and tour and sample from the Chef’s Organic
Kitchen Gardens with local produce that is incorporated into the Steakhouse
menu daily.

The
Paso Robles Inn has variety of events for locals and hotel guests.  One of
my favorites is their summer wine and tapas series on Tuesday nights.  It
is a treat to enjoy the cool breeze on their decadent patio, mingle with friends
and enjoy delicious passed appetizers and wine.  The featured winery
winemaker is typically there pouring and you can even have a peak at the wine
room.  With this Indian summer we seem to be having, you still have the
chance to check out a few more events.  DAOU, Eberle, Donati and Castoro
will finish up the series.  For more information be sure to visit their
website at www.pasoroblesinn.com or call 805-238-2660. Mention you
saw this article and receive $2 off your Wine and Tapas ticket.  Code word
– Travel Paso.

Lori Ritchey
is the Marketing Coordinator at Martin Resorts. Lori is a Paso Robles native
who has an intense love and passion for the Central Coast and everything it has
to offer.  You can find her out on the weekends enjoying the beautiful
weather, savoring good food, wine and beer.