Saturday, March 1, 2008

Something I Look Forward To

On April 19th Matt and I are embarking on a week long getaway to enjoy each other with no distractions before he begins the academy for a not-yet-allowed-to-name city. We have decided to do something simple and relaxing while trying something that neither of us has done before. We find that doing new things together is actually difficult, especially stateside, because I have apparently been EVERYWHERE with my family at some point.

Anyway, even if no one is interested I am so excited I really wanted to share our itinerary! The first three days we will be in San Luis Opisbo. I am not sure how many of you are aware of a spectacular little place known as the Madonna Inn but it is somewhere I have always wanted to stay and now it is finally happening! We are torn between the Madonna Suite with its custom made carpet and rock bathroom:

Our other top choice is the Old World Suite which also has a Rock waterfall shower and fireplace:

I think the overall appeal to this place is fairly self explanatory but in case you are not yet convinced here is a picture of their Steak House:

Once we have spoiled ourselves in the lap of over-the-top luxury and kitsch we are heading a little further north to Big Sur. I have driven through and admired the beauty there many times, but I have never had the chance to spend the time required to truly appreciate it. We are staying at a super cool place called the Treebones Resort which has walk in camp sites and things I have never heard of before called Yurts. They are round little hut like structures that are a cross between a tent and a cabin. We will be here for two nights:

How amazing is that view?!? There is a dome on top so you can stargaze while lying in bed. The resort itself is pretty amazing as well. It is off the grid using propane fueled turbine to power everything and drinking water comes from a well. Here is the layout of the site:

We are staying in Yurt #16 which is the farthest one on the right. Although it is farther from the showers and restrooms the added privacy and full ocean view will be entirely worth it!

We will be heading back down to Long Beach on the 24th just in time to get ready to head to Coachella! Not a bad way to spend a week if you ask me!


idreamincode said...

Sounds nice, can I come too?

Pam said...

I was just going to ask if I could come, too, but your yurt might get a little crowded. SLO is my favorite place (well, actually Morro Bay) but close enough for me. I have always wanted to stay at Madonna Inn, but it seems I was the only one in my crowd! Let me know how it is. Love ya!

Beth said...

Yes, I definitely think it might get a little crowded :) I am really looking forward to the Madonna Inn, I will totally let you know how it goes, maybe you can convince Uncle Greg to take you for your 30th Anniversary :)

Katie said...

That looks like camping that I might even like.

The trips looks like fun!

Anonymous said...

It's as if Casa Bonita decided to make hotels....

* meish * said...

I stayed in a yurt once on the other side of the world. It was good times, but I didn't get that awesome ocean view :)

Have a great time!

Julie K. said...

Hi Beth - I am having the same Madonna Inn room decision dilemma as you did (Old World vs. Madonna Suite), which is how I came across your blog.

Which room did you end up choosing? Did you get to see both of them? I'm supposed to call back today to secure my August reservation before they get booked up--help!! ;)


Beth said...

Hey Julie,

The Old World Suite was amazing and everything the Madonna Inn should be. Rock Walls everywhere a massive fireplace and a great shower! The Madonna Suite is slightly larger and more pink but you can basically enjoy that decor in the restaurant/bar. I went with the Old World and was not disappointed :)

Julie K. said...

Thank you so much, Beth--I will definitely go with Old World! (..and am planning on hitting that big pink steakhouse as well :)