In 1873 the Manderscheid Brothers built their home on the banks of the Santa Rosa Creek in what was then the new town of Cambria. Several years later they were given a young Coastal Redwood tree which they planted in the front yard. This registered historic home has been loving restored to reflect its original heritage. With a pleasing blend of 1800's ambiance and modern amenities, guests world over have discovered the Olallieberry Inn is a warm and charming place to come home to.


Cambria is located approximately 35 miles north of San Luis Obispo and 6 miles south of Hearst Castle.

Our population is approximately 6,100. The size of the town is about 3 square miles.

Cambria's Elevation: Sea level to 200 feet.

As for our climate: Mild temperatures with no smog, clear blue skies, some seasonal fog, ocean breeze. Temperature: 50 - 70 degrees year round. Normal rainfall: 20" to 25" a year.

Cambria has had many names - once called Santa Rosa, Rosaville, San Simeon and "Slabtown". The town became Cambria (the Latin work for Wales according to Funk & Wagnall's) in 1869, on the recommendation of a local committee. One story has it that a committee member had recently been to Cambria County, Pennsylvania, and that woodsy, mining area reminded him of home.

Cambria began as a fishing and quicksilver mining town, then later became important for its dairy and lumber exports. Today, the pine covered hills and rugged shoreline attracts artists and tourists. A number of interesting buildings remain from Cambria's early days, including the Old Santa Rosa Church, the Squibb-Darke house, the 100 year old Brambles (now a restaurant), Santa Rosa School, the Hoosegow, The Gordon Howard home and the Lull house, now a part of the Bluebird Inn.

2476 Main Street Cambria California 93428

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