and the surrounding hamlets of San Simeon, Harmony, Cayucos,
Morro Bay and the inland wine regions offer a wealth of
fun activities that can be enjoyed for a two day or weeklong
EXPLORE LOCAL ...
Castle: In the Santa Lucia Mountains of California on
a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, craftsmen labored
nearly 28 years to create La Cuesta Encantada "The Enchanted
Hill", a magnificent estate of 165 rooms, and 127 acres
of gardens, terraces, pools, and walkways. Its rooms were
furnished with an impressive collection of Spanish and Italian
antiques and art. FOR RESERVATIONS / 1-800-444-4445
Geographic Theater Hearst Castle: Experience 5-story
tall movies! Located in San Simeon at the Hearst Castle
Visitor Center. For Show Times call 927-6811
Beach: This magnificent beach is a healthy walk from
Olallieberry Inn or a very short drive. Most extraordinary
are the tidepools, surfing, picnicking, bird watching, viewing
sunrise and sunsets, as well as strolling along the extensive
wooded walkway that spans the oceanfront.
Blancas Lighthouse: Piedras Blancas is Spanish for "the
white rocks", so named because of the white rocks bleached
by centuries of bird guano. The name was given to this point
of land, just north of Hearst Castle, by Juan Cabrillo in1572.
Construction began on the first lighthouse at Piedras Blancas
in 1872 and was completed in 1875 at which time the original
light source was installed. This original Fresnel lens was
replaced with an automatic electric beacon in 1949. Fortunately
the "Friends of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse" has preserved
this lens for public viewing in the "lantern room" located
at the Pinedorado Grounds on Main Street in Cambria.
Seal Viewing: Ask your innkeeper for the best viewing
times and locations.
Cambria has a wealth of shops and restaurants.
Tasting: The Wine
Wrangler is your ultimate choice for Paso Robles wine
country excursions. They offer an insider's view of the
Paso Robles Appellation Wine Region.
& Culture: Cambria is well known as an artist colony.
This is reflected in the many staged events and groups /
clubs that call this town "home" - here is a partial
list: Allied Arts Association, Little Theater, Garden Clubs,
Instrumental Music Ensembles, Writer's Club & Adult Recreation
Center. Two specific events: