1-4 Guests; B&B; near Hearst Castle

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Dreydon Ave, Cambria, CA 93428, United States

The Space

We have been Cambria residents for 27 years and Bill used to be a Hearst Castle Guide. We have been featured by travel writer Michael Cervin in MOON SPOTLIGHT, CAMBRIA AND SAN SIMEON; (on sale at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center); also, Cambria is featured as a Sunset Magazine, February 2014 readers pick winner for one of the "West's Best Places to Live and Work." The article goes on to say that Cambria has world class wineries nearby that nurture a sophisticated dining scene.

We offer the entire downstairs level of a two story home. We are family friendly and book one group at a time. The price is the same for one to four people and is all inclusive, no additional charges. Family activities include Hearst Castle, The Elephant Seal Rookery, Lighthouse Tours, Fiscilini Ranch Preserve Trail, and of course our picturesque Moonstone Beach Boardwalk. A swimming pool is also available during summer at Shamel Park that includes locations for picnic Barbeques, playground and beach. After you park in our driveway, your private entrance is a French door entry to the queen bedroom through lovely gardens with Adirondack chairs. We provide a key for a locked private entrance. The queen room has a clock radio with relaxing sounds and FREE wireless internet access with up to 20 Megabytes per second download speeds! A 32" LCD television satellite TV and a Blue Ray DVD player. We also include a coffee/tea maker, towels, linens, soaps, shampoos, conditioner, wine glasses and opener all provided. Both bedrooms share a private full bathroom, two steps away.

The back bedroom offers two twin beds, seating and a study desk, also with FREE wireless internet which includes up to 20 Megabytes per second download speeds! Microwave and refrigerator, coffee/tea maker with coffee, herbal and regular tea, wine glasses, plates and cutlery are all provided. This living space includes a comfortable sitting area, satellite TV and DVD player with extensive DVD collection, library books including books about Hearst Castle and a gorgeous outdoor private deck with fenced back yard, table, chairs and barbeque. You can relax with a bottle of wine, and will often hear the seals from nearby Seal Rock.

Non US electric wall adapters are available for charging I pods and cellular telephones.

Innkeeper Bill speaks French, Spanish, German and English. He is also a former Hearst Castle Guide and can order discounted Hearst Castle day tour tickets for only $22.50 each $10.80 for children. The new daytime tour structure include a self guided garden and vista tour, spend time relaxing in outdoor poolside seating and the famous Neptune pool. Seasonal twilight tours are also available beginning in November to December and March through April for $36, $18 for children. Evening tours are a combination of all 3 day time tours and include living history docents dressed in period clothing to bring the history alive. When the sun sets on La Cuesta Encantada the sky often displays rainbow hues to truly add another amazing dimension to an already incredible adventure!

Cambria was rated in Forbes Magazine as one of the twenty most gorgeous communities in the United States. The Oprah Winfrey show rated San Luis Obispo one of the happiest places on earth. Dreydon House is located in the beautiful Lodge Hill forest, Cambria. We are located half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles near Highway 1. Cambria is on the southern tip of the Big Sur Coastline, six miles south from Hearst Castle. The Elephant Seal Rookery is off of Highway 1 just north of the Hearst Castle entrance. In January and February you can view the baby seals, which are simply adorable.

Dreydon House is a short walking distance to the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Ocean Trail featuring numerous Big Sur style benches. It is a beautiful place to enjoy sun sets and picnics. We are just a few miles from the Moonstone beach ocean boardwalk. There are many other beautiful trails nearby us as well. Their is shopping in our quaint east and west villages of Cambria that include one of a kind stores, restaurants and art galleries. Ask us about recommendations for restaurants based on your favorite types of cuisine!

Cambria is close to wine tasting in the Paso Robles wine country. You can have a wine tasting tour bus pick you up at our door step.

A full breakfast menu is complimentary and served at the time you choose in the upstairs dining room with forest views and an occasional deer troupe travelling by. The breakfast menu can be emailed to you at your request. Signature dishes include the full breakfast with eggs any style, Lodge Hill Bill's Country Potatoes and bacon or sausage, Cheese or Sea Food Quiche, pancakes with a variety your choice of beverages. We also offer a gluten free menu! Arrival time is flexible.

There are no two night minimums, weekdays or weekends.

Guest Access

First floor of a two story home. Breakfast in the morning in the upstairs dining room, Guests choose arrival time and breakfast menu.

Interaction with Guests

We welcome guests at time of arrival unless late arrival. We are available for questions about Cambria and serve our guests breakfast in the upstairs dining room in the morning.

The Neighborhood

We are in the Lodge Hill forest with ocean and mountain views nearby. You'll also find deer, hiking, and mountain bike trails.

Getting around

Car recommended. There is a trolley in downtown Cambria. We are a short walk to the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

Other Things to Note

Dreydon House Bed and Breakfast offers a complimentary full breakfast menu each morning at a time you choose

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Weekly Price: $750 /week
Monthly Price: $1980 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • Bill and Janis is so great! This stay made my first B&B experience wonderful. They are so friendly and very knowledgeable about not only Hearst Castle but also a lot about Cambria and Highway 1. Also, their home-made breakfast has so many food and my parents and I enjoyed chatting with Bill and Janis. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends!

    April 2014
  • Bill and Janice's home is lovely and situated in a beautiful area of Cambria. We stayed there for one night on our way up to Big Sur. They are close to the town center and the beaches. Bill and Janice were very accommodating and had great recommendations for dinner. I would recommend their place to stay.

    April 2014
  • Bill and Janis were excellent hosts! The rooms were clean and there were lots of movies available to watch. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast and time visiting with our hosts. Their experiences and friendly natures invite conversation!

    April 2014
  • Bill and Janis are very nice people. We had a good stay with them.
    Bill was very kind to get us tickets for Hearst Castle at a 10% discount.

    April 2014
  • Great hosts in Cambria, California! Wonderful hosts, wonderful breakfasts and THE most interesting couple! Cambria is a perfect home base for exploring Big Sur, San Simeon and Hearst Castle, Morro Bay, etc.

    Dreydon House is also close to Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, which I hiked and explored for the first time. What a gorgeous bluff view of the rocky coastline and cormorants, pelicans and otters.

    Back to our lovely host couple. We were so blown away by their warmth and vast knowledge about everything from W R Hearst to vineyards in Pas Robles...

    March 2014
  • Bill and Janis are gracious hosts, and they prepared two delicious breakfasts (we stayed two nights) that were tailored to our preferences. They were really helpful in orienting us to the area (great lunch suggestion, etc.) as they have lived there for a long time, and Bill had been a guide at the Hearst castle. The guest suite is a great value, and we had our own private entrance. The rooms are tastefully decorated, and it is very evident that they are well experienced with the B&B business. A bonus was that we had TV's in both bedrooms and access to a large DVD collection.
    Thanks Bill and Janis!

    March 2014
  • very clean and cozy place! the hosts are very nice too!

    March 2014
  • It was very nice experience to stay with Bill and Janis. They even provided a menu for the breakfast so we can pick what we like for the next day. They also got us a better deal with the tickets for the castle. Their house is clean and well decorated. We'll definitely recommend to others.

    March 2014
  • Bill and Janis are great hosts. They were helpful letting us know were we could get food for dinner since we checked in a little later than planned.
    They served breakfast for us and told some stories from Hearst Castle.
    Also they can help book tickets for the castle.
    Would stay again. Thanks for everything! :)

    March 2014
  • Our B&B hosts, Bill and Janis were extremely friendly and the accommodations were very clean and inviting. Everyone in our party really enjoyed their delicious breakfasts that they offered each morning of our stay with them. They were both very informative about the local attractions in the area, so we could make plans for day while we were there. We highly recommend staying with them, because they made you feel very welcomed and comfortable.

    March 2014
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Humphreys School of Law
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Bill and Janis are Entrepreneurs. Bill is from Oregon, Janis is from New York. Janis was at Fresno State University where she studied interior design and Bill is a former Hearst Castle guide. We like to travel.
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