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Splendid Isolation! 2-Suite Culinary Retreat

SuperhostPaso Robles, California, United States
Entire house hosted by Brigit
6 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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4 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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Just six minutes from Paso Robles main square, Refugio boasts two state-of-the-art vacation suites, each with its own deck and fire-pit—plus a huge, entertainers-dream kitchen and expansive dining patio with Weber grill and pizza oven.

The space
Refugio is a contemporary Spanish-style guesthouse, a peaceful retreat, and a place to wind down at magic hour with a glass of our excellent local wine on one of two private decks, or the large patio. Indulge your inner chef in your dreamy, fully equipped kitchen: two 4-burner Gaggenau cooktops, two convection ovens, two dishwashers, huge, French-door fridge/freezer, ice-maker and dual-zone wine cooler. Super-efficient heating and A/C. Or travel 6 minutes to the center of Paso and all its wonderful dining options. We call Refugio a "B and B," but the second "B" stands for a bottle -- of great wine.

Updated Policies, April 18, 2020::

Refugio is an idyllic, semi-isolated spot in which to "shelter-in-place" as spring arrives on the Central Coast. Although local wineries are not currently open for in-person tasting, our incredible selection of award-winning wines are available for curbside pick-up. Our excellent selection of restaurants are doing a fantastic job of adapting to the new normal, and offer reasonable and delicious dishes for pick-up and/or delivery. At 7 minutes from the center of town, Refugio is within the delivery zone for all Paso Robles establishments that offer delivery. Farmer's markets are open and practicing strict physical distancing.

Cleaning and Disinfection: During this difficult time, we have taken additional steps beyond our usual cleaning procedures to insure the safety of our guests, our cleaning staff, and ourselves. All hard surfaces are throughly disinfected with bleach solution which is left on for 10 minutes, per CDC guidelines. Bath and bed linens (including pillow protectors and mattress pads) are washed at the maximum temperature; our extremely competent housekeeper, with us since our opening, wears a protective mask and gloves at all times when preparing Refugio for guests.

During May and June 2020, minimum stay will be 7 days, and rental fees are very deeply discounted.

Guest access
The whole house is yours, including an expansive patio shaded with pergola and market umbrellas, plus of course the two immaculate and completely private suites. You have free range of two and half acres of pasture, including two ancient oak trees.

Other things to note
Private Catering Available:
Chef available upon request to cater breakfast, lunch, or dinner for one to ten in the Refugio kitchen/studio, using recipes from Refugio owner Brigit Binns' book, "The New Wine Country Cookbook: Recipes from California's Central Coast," or any of Brigit's other 29 published cookbooks on subjects ranging from steak to polenta to the West Coast's best road food, and more. The menu will be tailored to your taste, the size of your group, and the wine(s) you plan to drink with the meal. Prices begin at $250, plus the cost of ingredients.

Additionally, if you take the entire vacation rental 7 days or more ask about having a private cooking class tailored to your group on the subject of your choosing!

A Farmer’s Market Box of fresh picked seasonal vegetables, fruits, and eggs is available from Templeton Valley Farms for delivery prior to your arrival or during your stay.

Two suites are also available individually.

Horse boarding directly next door, by arrangement.

Price previously included legally mandated 10% transit occupancy tax. AirBnB will now be collecting that tax. As a result we have REDUCED our prices.
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Air conditioning
Dryer
Washer
Iron
Hangers
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Paso Robles, California, United States

Refugio is in the bucolic heart of California’s Central Coast wine country, in a rural-residential area of oak-dotted 5-acre ranchettes just six minutes from Paso Robles leafy main square. Many nearby properties have horses and other livestock. Great for walking!

Hosted by Brigit

Joined in February 2014
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She: Author of 30 cookbooks, many of them for Williams-Sonoma; cooking teacher, cult blogger ( (Website hidden by Airbnb) world-traveler. Most recent book: "The NEW Wine Country Cooking: Recipes from California's Central Coast." He: Constantly-working actor (including four years on Star Trek: DS9), director, teacher at The New School for Drama. In 2011 he gained fame and notoriety as "Paso Wine Man" in an irreverent series of videos promoting the Paso Robles win region. Both: Dog-lovers.
She: Author of 30 cookbooks, many of them for Williams-Sonoma; cooking teacher, cult blogger ( (Website hidden by Airbnb) world-traveler. Most recent book: "The NEW Wine Country Co…
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed