Flashback Friday - Apple Farm Inn, San Luis Obispo, California

This is NOT a sponsored post, just my (and Margaret’s) opinion.


When Margaret and I took our vacation to California/Arizona in 1990, we stayed at this great little inn located in San Luis Obispo, California, the Apple Farm Inn. It was near the end of our 18 day tour. We put nearly 3,000 miles on our rental car driving around. We had just finished touring Hearst Castle when we headed to San Luis Obispo. Here's what we said about our stay:


Then we were on to our next destination, San Luis Obispo, only 40 miles away. The trip took less than an hour and we had no trouble finding the hotel: Apple Farm Trellis Court, 2121 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, California, 93401. It’s a beautiful place with a country feeling and a friendly and helpful staa couch, desk, overstuffed chair, a sparkling bathroom. The room was decorated in blue with pink lamps and drapes, and brass headboards. The maid even put chocolates on our pillows.

We dropped off some luggage, but left the suitcases in the trunk. We were too hungry. The receptionist that checked us in called the restaurant about lunch. It was delicious! I had a cheeseburger, potato salad, and a Coke. Margaret had an open-face turkey sandwich, potatoes, and two Cokes. It came to $15 plus $3 tip which we charged to the room. We stopped in the gift shop afterward.

The Blue Magaret or Felica Daisy

We finally unloaded the car, then I took a long nap. Margaret watched TV and relaxed. When I woke up, it was dinner time. We had made reservations at lunch time for 8:00. This time I had vegetable soup, chicken and dumplings, Coke, and vanilla ice cream. Margaret had a salad, chicken and dumplings, Coke, and vanilla ice cream. It came to $27.57 plus a $5 tip. Then it was back to the room to watch a little television before bed.


We finally tumbled out of our beds at 9:00 the next morning. We ate breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Delicious again! Margaret had potato pancakes, ham, and freshly squeezed orange juice. I had a Denver omelette with ham, bell pepper, cheddar cheese, and onion, a crate of blueberry muffins, orange juice, and fresh fruit. A lot, I know, for $17.48 and $5 tip. We walked through the gift shop again. This time I bought a mug, a needlepoint sampler and Boysenberry jam for my friends back home.

It was a fabulous stay after a very long and fun trip. I highly recommend it!


California has so much to see and do. There’s something for everyone in the state from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco, and Napa Wine Country. But while you’re there, don’t forget a visit to the capital, Sacramento.

Here are two great blog posts from Every Steph, one about Sacramento:

Hipmunk City Love: A Perfect Day in Sacramento, California - http://www.everysteph.com/hipmunk-city-love-a-perfect-day-in-sacramento-california/

And one about Napa:

Exploring Beyond the Wine in Napa, California - http://www.everysteph.com/exploring-beyond-the-wine-in-napa-california/

Links of Interest:

Apple Farm Wine Country Hospitality - http://www.applefarm.com/

San Luis Obispo Hotel Deals - http://www.applefarm.com/specials

Apple Farm Restaurant and Bakery - http://www.applefarm.com/dining

Apple Farm Inn at Booking.com - has beautiful photos of the rooms - http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/apple-farm-inn.html

Apple Farm Inn Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGFFJEryZrQ

Apple Farm Old Grist Mill - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNECkmcvIeA

Apple Farm Gift Shop - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz1qLMhRxt8

Visit SLO - San Luis Obispo - http://visitslo.com/

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