Stay in Cambria's..."Her Castle"* Homestay Bed and Breakfast
*Not to be confused with Hearst Castle, six miles north. Go to HearstCastle.com
for more information.
Cambria's Her Castle is a large, lovely home nestled in the woods just south of the Cambria, California downtown and nearby famous Highway 1. Bill and Eleanor Seavey purchased it in 2004--our first guests stayed with us in mid-2005.
Ours is an absolutely stunning setting overlooking the surrounding hillsides--green in winter and spring, and amber in the summer and fall. Nature abounds nearby, with deer and raccoons visiting often. Dozens of species of birds frequent our decks seeking "handouts," including brightly plumed woodpeckers, jays and sparrows. Monterey pines, redwoods and cypress grow within our small estate and provide shade cover and a tranquil scene.
Speaking of the estate, we have a virtual botanical garden which you are free to roam within and around--on several levels. Over a dozen species of fruit trees (apple, lime, lemon, grapefruit, orange and plum) grow on our sunny slopes. There is an almost infinite variety of shrubs and flowering plants, as well as desert yucca, cactus and succulents. Potted plants and custom muraling accent the gardens and home. While Her Castle is not grandiose, it is charming and serene, with modern convenience-- yes, we have free WiFi.
As a b&b, we offer a full sit down breakfast with a menu catering to your individual needs if at all practicable. (You can probably skip lunch!) Normally you will be able to interact with other guests besides your hosts Bill (a former small town relocation consultant who writes eclectic books on several self-help subjects--see williamseavey.com), and Eleanor (a former family daycare provider/pre-school teacher in Orcutt, California and retail store owner). Bill and Eleanor moved here by way of Northern Santa Barbara County, Southern California, Ontario, Canada, and the Pacific Northwest.)
We know the area well and can help you with all your questions. (Try to stay here at least two days as there is easily 48 hours of things to do!) With high gas prices we will endeavor to help you economize on your trip if necessary--in particular, we know the finest restaurants in town and where/when the best bargains are! Also, you can catch the free trolley one block away. Your hosts are tennis club members--if YOU play courts are less than a mile away.
Thank you for your interest in Her Castle, a truly unique b&b experience on the gorgeous Central California Coast.
Bill and Eleanor Seavey
Awarded "Best of the West" (one of only TEN U.S. B&Bs so honored) based on the reviews of our guests at BedandBreakfast.com.
PLEASE NOTE: we are an entirely smoke-free establishment.