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