Chanticleer Vineyard Bed and Breakfast A PLACE
By Larry H. Peña
Stepping onto the grounds at Chanticleer Vineyard Bed and Breakfast feels like entering a pristine sanctuary, untouched by time. A seasonal creek cutting through beautiful hills, ancient trees bowing over the porch, a flock of chickens pecking in the yard—these things and more lend a very special tranquility to the cozy inn. It is the kind of place one wants to cherish and preserve. That is why it is not surprising that this quaint B&B is certified and endorsed by iStayGreen and BnBscape, two organizations that advocate for eco-friendly lodging around the world. “We’re just so fortunate to have this piece of land,” says owner Carolyn Stewart-Snow. “Being green and sustainable was just an easy fit. We want to be good stewards of this land—it’s such a jewel.” Set on 20 acres, Chanticleer Vineyard offers guests an incredible degree of peace and intimacy, especially given its convenient location just minutes away from downtown Paso Robles on Highway 101. Tucked into the crook of a hill, the inn is completely shielded from the noise of the nearby freeway. A former nurse, Stewart-Snow spent a career specializing in anticipating and providing for the needs of others—a skill that translates perfectly to her new role as charming and beloved hostess.
THE WINEPRESS MAGAZINE SPRING 2013
Feels like entering a pristine sanctuary, untouched by time.
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