Monday, April 2, 2012

Cayucos: The Cass House Inn and Restaurant

Brett and I stayed at the Cass House in Cayucos.  We love historic inns and this one was wonderful.  I've already requested that we stay there again next year. 

History of the Inn:
Born in Bristol England in 1824, Captain James Cass crossed the Atlantic 31 times before the age of 19, but would ultimately call California his home.  While hauling lumber from San Francisco to San Simeon, Cass discovered the small coastal town of “Old Creek, California”. Upon moving his family here, he chose to rename the town “Cayucos” after the Native American word for canoe. James Cass built his house in stages between 1867 and 1875, at the time it served as the hub of all cultural and social life in Cayucos.

In 1993, after a 12 year period of abandonment, the property was purchased and the new owners spent 14 years meticulously restoring the house. Cass House opened its doors to the public in the summer of 2007.

Brett and I stayed in the Captain's room which had a view of the water and an amazing huge claw foot tub.

The grounds were beautiful.  They host quite a few weddings and I can see why.  The chef has a garden where he grows the vegetables and herbs he uses for the restaurant. 

Standing in the parlor/reception area.  The restaurant is in the background.

How's this for an aquarium?!  Smack in the center of the front entrance walkway. 

Tomorrow, I'll take you on our morning walk around Cayucos. 


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