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Apple Farm Inn – Wine Country Hospitality in San Luis Obispo

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Nestled in San Luis Obispo is quite possibly the most charming establishment on planet Earth. Apple Farm Inn is the sweetest hotel that we will be recommending and visiting for years to come. Mountain views and gorgeous gardens make this luxurious hotel feel welcoming and relaxing.  Rooms, gift shop, and the restaurant are uniquely decorated. Each reminds me of grandma’s guest room.  Our family felt at home from the moment we stepped in the lobby.

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At check in we were greeted warmly.  Kids were offered hot cocoa and adults were offered coffee or a glass of wine.  Have I ever mentioned how much I love hotels that give out cookies at check in? I think I have. Apple Farm Inn is one of those lovely hotels! Stamp of approval!

cookie at check in

We were also told to make sure to join the complimentary welcome reception on the porch later that afternoon.  Apple cider and wine were served along with snacks while guests mingled. Free snacks on a beautiful patio with gardens in every direction? I’m game.

reception garden

apple trees


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Our family of five stayed comfortably in The Apple Farm Inn. There are also Trellis Court Motel Rooms, and larger Millhouse rooms. Our room in The Apple Farm Inn was on the second floor.  It featured two queen beds, a pull out couch, a huge bathroom, and even a fireplace! I would HIGHLY suggest staying in the Inn itself.  While the other rooms are beautiful, staying in the main house is just so inviting. I was impressed by the size of the room and yet it still felt cozy.

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“Did I mention how much I love check – in cookies?” Little Miss C


apple farm innIt was a little Toile heavy….. but it worked!

This kids were thrilled to play in the pool.  The day we visited San Luis Obispo was the only day on our entire trip that was warm enough to swim.  The pool was small but lots of fun!

swimming pool

From their website….

“Wine country hospitality, comfortable deluxe lodging, and honest value are the guiding principles behind the Apple Farm Inn, a San Luis Obispo hotel that embodies a true atmosphere of tranquility. Combining the charm of wine country inns with the modern conveniences of a luxury hotel, Apple Farm Inn offers the best in San Luis Obispo lodging.

Our rooms are uniquely appointed with cozy fireplaces and seating nooks. Deluxe accommodations await you in a lush, quiet garden setting. We are conveniently located just off US 101, on the Central Coast of California.From your home base at Apple Farm Inn, explore San Luis Obispo: festivals, farmers markets, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, a historic mission, superb food, and a creek that runs through town. Minutes away, rolling valleys offer the best in California wine tasting. A short drive north on Highway One brings you to Hearst Castle and the spectacular shoreline of Big Sur.

Everyone here will be delighted to see you, whether you’re just looking for a night’s lodging, a weekend getaway, or a memorable experience including the romance of country inns, lush gardens, a brimming gift shop, and a step back in time at our authentic millhouse. To enjoy the best of hotels in San Luis Obispo, California, check into the Apple Farm Inn.

You will leave your heart with us and return again and again.”

Want to book a room at Apple Farm?  We use Hotels.com for great deals – hurry though! Apple Farm Inn fills up quickly!

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A huge thank you to the folks at Apple Farm Inn for hosting us on our journey.  We cannot wait to visit again!

Want to read about the places we stayed on our Monterey Family Road Trip?

Santa Barbara is home to Mission Santa Barbara and some of the most beautiful beaches ever.

Buellton is a tiny town with the world’s best camping options according to me!

Solvang is California’s little Denmark and it is as charming as it comes!

Monterey has so many fun things for families to do!

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Until Next Time ~ Kate
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  1. Oh I love the Apple Farm! I grew up in the SLO area and that was always such a special place. When we were first married and driving through we stayed there and I felt so grown up. It’s fun to see pictures of you and your family there. I’ll have to keep it in mind next time we’re passing through!

  2. Abby of Baby Birds Farm says:

    It looks lovely! I grew up in Monterey/Carmel and still have family that way. Saving this as a good option for breaking up the drive from Southern California.

  3. Sage says:

    Apple Farm Inn looks like a lovely place to stay. I have such wonderful memories of autumn getaways in New England when I still lived in the States, and even though this wasn’t New England, your post had a great autumn vibe. And OMG… those cookies! I’d be willing to stay at Apple Farm Inn just for a cookie, then you mentioned cocoa, cider, and wine and I wanted to pack a bag ; -)

  4. jehava says:

    What a fun trip! My kids love apple picking!

  5. The Apple Farm Inn looks like a very quaint bed and breakfast! When an establishment gives you cookies as soon as you arrive, it instantly conjures feelings of being where it’s warm, safe and homely. From the fresh fruit hanging from the trees, to your family taking a ride in that antique car, The Apple Farm Inn looks like an amazing place to relax with family.

  6. Tee says:

    This looks like such a wonderful place for families to enjoy. I wish it was closer to where we live. Your kids are adorable. I bet they enjoyed the pool! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love San Luis Obispo. My son’s starting college there next week and we’re heading up this weekend. Thanks for the heads up about Apple Farm Inn. It’s always great to have another option for lodging. Especially one that gives cookies at check-in!

  8. Eileen says:

    I would love to stay in a place like Apple Farm Inn. It looks so cozy and the warm welcome you received is really one of a kind. It is truly relaxing to be in a beautiful hotel surrounded by gardens and fruit trees! I will have to remember to give this place a visit when I get to travel to California.

  9. The Apple Farm Inn looks like an amazing place to stay. I also agree that cookies at check-in is a plus! I love how beautiful the rooms were and they looked so welcoming. If I am ever in San Luis Obispo I will want to stay there.

  10. Angela Quisumbing says:

    This looks like a fun family trip. I absolutely love the room size and decor. It really does look inviting. And who doesn’t love welcome cookies! I need one now.

  11. Wow, Apple Farm Inn sounds like a destination dream come true! Wine, Cookies and Hot Cocoa on arrival? How fun is that! While we don’t typically spend a lot of time in our rooms when we’re vacationing, it is important to us that they have enough space that we aren’t on top of each other. The rooms look spacious and inviting!

  12. Jasmine says:

    The Apple Farm Inn seems perfect for families! Their cozy rooms and welcoming atmosphere would make any guest feel at home and those are the types of places I look for when I travel with my family.

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