It was early Saturday morning and I couldn’t wait to get out of town. After a weekend at Coachella and a wild LA Friday night, nothing sounded better on Saturday morning than driving 3.5 hours north to unwind and breath easy amongst the rolling hills of wine country. This would be my first trip to Paso Robles, and I was beyond excited! I packed my suitcase with breezy dresses and cute sun hats, loaded up the dogs and hit the road!
Before I even arrived at The Allegretto Vineyard Resort, I had already received warm welcome messages from the friendly staff which illustrated the rich tapestry of food, culture, and endless beauty to be found at the property. The message invited me to enjoy one of their gorgeous 171 guest rooms and suites; locally farmed and foraged cuisine prepared at Cello, the hotel’s restaurant; a wine bar featuring the resort’s own private wine label; full-service boutique spa; pool and cabanas; manicured gardens; walking paths and so much more!
The tone had been set; and when I finally made my way down the drive, I was definitely not disappointed.
One of the best things about The Allegretto Vineyard Resort is that it’s home to hundreds of works of art. As you walk through the grand corridors full of antiques and artifacts from across the globe and the ages, you can’t help but feel like you yourself are as grand as the fixtures around you. And who doesn’t want to feel like royalty on their vacation?
One of my favorite pieces was a magnificent, massive cross-section from a Sequoia tree whose rings date back to before the building of the Great Wall of China and the birth of Christ. The labels are on the tree so you can trace back in time with your very eyes. The experience makes you not only feel ultra-connected to everything, but also, super grounded!
The hotel is owned by the Ayres family, of whom you may be familiar with. Frank H. Ayres came to SoCal on a $2 train from Ohio with his wife and young son Donald. His mission was to explore land development opportunities in the west, and it was the right move! Today the Ayres hotel chain is still family owned, and is over 100 years old. The legacy of quality lives on…
The Allegretto Vineyard Resort is obviously the perfect place for a wedding, dinner, anniversary, birthday party or any sort of celebration, so perfect that there are a handful of “inspired spaces” like Romeo and Juliet Tunnel, scaled to accommodate a horse and rider, and named after the underground web of tunnels leading to the Arena di Verona, the city in which Shakespeare’s classic story of star-crossed lovers takes place; and the Abbey, a small non-denominational, French-inspired building modeled after the rustic chapels of Europe.
I just adored the hidden swings around the property; so romantic!
The pups had a great time exploring as well 🙂
At The Allegretto Vineyard Resort, discoveries never end; and the beauty is definitely in the details. From fresh flowers sprinkled in water fixtures to the “Makeup Remover” towels in the bathroom, they’ve definitely covered everything! Even the bathroom doors are elegantly hand carved.
The high ceilings of the room and soft bed were beyond comfortable and welcoming, and the resort was the perfect place to crash after attending the Earth Day Food & Wine Festival, and to have tea on the back patio the morning after so much indulgence.
The pups and I will definitely be back!
The Allegretto Vineyard Resort
2700 Buena Vista Drive in Paso Robles, California, 93446. For more information, please visit AllegrettoVineyardResort.com, or call 805.369.2500.