Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Road Trip: The Madonna Inn

On our one year wedding anniversary, cubes and I headed down the coast to join friends at the Madonna Inn over Labor Day weekend. For me, coming back to San Luis Obispo and the Madonna Inn was like coming home. Special events, such as my grandparents' 40th wedding anniversary and my grandfather's 90th birthday party were held here.
Road Trip: The Madonna Inn

Each room at the Madonna Inn is themed. Our room, the Love Nest, was decorated with birds and hearts. Because it was our anniversary, we were greeted with a balloon and a complementary bottle of champagne. With the exception of the flat screen television, when you stay at the Madonna Inn you step back in time.
Dining Out: The Gold Rush Steak House

For dinner, we dined at Alexander's Gold Rush Steak House. The dining room had the animatronic showgirl on a swing that I remembered from childhood. Between booths, butterflies flitted. (If you visit during the Holiday season, you'll see carolers instead.)
Dining Out: Copper Cafe and Coffee Bar
On Friday, I'll share the rest of the photos (Hearst Castle in San Simeon) from our road trip.

Have you come across any gems that time has forgotten?

Happy Travels!
Credits: All images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.