Sycamore Mineral Springs: "The best place to stay in San Luis Obispo, Califor" California Hotel Tip by mhowe

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by mhowe

After a fun-filled day of wine tasting in San Luis Obispo, we checked into the resort. Our room was named Zany. This struck us as a friendly, more personal approach than assigning us a room number.

We walked up a wooded path to our room and were soon soaking in our private tub of warm mineral water. Talk about relaxing??.it was heavenly!

We were so comfortable that we did not feel like making the effort to drive somewhere for dinner. We decided to eat in the resort restaurant. What a splendid idea that turned out to be! The Gardens at Avila is a fabulous restaurant that has often been voted the Most Romantic Restaurant in San Luis Obispo.

The amenities at these wine country accomodatiions are many. There are regularly scheduled classes in yoga, tai chi, and Pilates. They are complimentary for guests of the resort. You can meditate in the Labyrinth, an outdoor tool for calming the mind and relaxing the body.

There are guided as well as self-guided hiking at the resort. You can explore the Central Coast floral, wild life, and learn about this area?s history.

Spa facilities are available. This includes facials and massages. I had a massage in the spa on our second evening (while my husband snuck to the resort restaurant for a second crème brulee). The massage was wonderful and in a nice, quiet setting.

Unique Qualities: The unique and very special thing about this resort is the hot mineral springs. Every room has its own private outdoor hot tub. Ours was a natural mineral water hot tub on the patio just outside our room. You can also select a room with fresh water.

Address: Avila Beach, just south of San Luis Obispo
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: From Hwy. 101 Exit at Avila Beach Drive. Travel west on Avila Beach Drive about 1 mile. The Resort is on the left side.
Price: US$180 and up
Theme: Other

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  • Written Nov 18, 2007
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