Guest Comments

“Last year we bought 3.5 tons of Carriage Vineyards Viognier fruit and we are tremendously pleased with the results. Larry Smyth was a joy to work with and communication between me the winemaker and Larry the vineyard owner was on going throughout the growing season and into the harvest. The 2011 Viognier grapes were picked precisely to my desire of Brix, pH and TA. We harvest very early in the morning and I was able to get the grapes pressed and cold settled within just hours of the harvest. The pressed must had great nutritional health and the fermentation was steady and strong. I blended the wine with my own estate Viognier and bottled it in February 2012. The aromas are clean and abundant with melon, cantaloupe, white peach, nectarine and grapefruit. We look forward to many years of partnering with Larry Smyth and Carriage Vineyards.”
— Paul W. Frankel, Sculpterra Winery

vineyard views in the paso robles wine region at night

10/23/12
Paula and Joe
Larry,
Thank you for being such a gracious host. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your B&B. We loved the hearty gourmet breakfast and taking walks on your gorgeous grounds.
Our first anniversary would not have been complete without the carriage ride. We will never forget our stay here, for that we have also just found out that we will be having our first child in 9 months!
Thank you

1/13/13
E & C from Seaside
Larry,
We enjoyed our stay. Grape Ed 101 made our trip, it was very interesting. Your stories are the best! Kim and Paul 9/16/12 Larry, What a quiet, warm and wonderful place!! Quite a find for our 18th anniversary. Hospitality was fabulous!! Breakfast was perfect! The grounds are impeccable, expect our return.

1/21/13
Linda and Tim
Larry,
We had a wonderful stay here. Loved the room, the grounds, everything. You’ve obviously put your heart and soul into this place. We are so impressed! It is a weekend that won’t be forgotten, as we will always have warm feelings of it all. Thanks you so much.

02/19/2012
Bill and Rosalyn San Diego
We had a great time and enjoyed a long walk through the grape vines after breakfast. Couldn’t ask for anything more relaxing! Thank you

12/12/2011
John and Helen Bakenwell, England
Thank you Larry very much for a lovely stay in your B&B again —Hope to visit here next time we come to the USA.

09/7/2011
Eldon and Judy La Vista Nebraska
What a wonderful relaxing place! We enjoy our “home” away from home. So nice to enjoy the wines and food and then relax. Wonderful Breakfasts!

January 16,2011
Gloria and Steve Lompoc
Beautiful, Beautiful!
Here we are high on this hill – surrounded by the beauty of nature – birds singing, fresh clean air. We love it all. Very comfortable room, you thought of everything. Candles in room- Magnificent sunrise — “a little piece of heaven”

December 30, 2010
Dori & Fred San Ramon
This was our first visit to Carriage Vineyards and hopefully not our last! Thanks, Larry for the Grape Ed 101 education this morning. We enjoyed it even though it was freezing. We liked McPhee’s so much we went there both nights Wonderful breakfasts and conversation with other guests.

Sept, 2010
Wally and Marcy Santa Ana
What a beautiful weekend! Grape Ed 101 was truly educational and informative. The peacefulness was awesome – great for napping. The food was tasty and the breakfast companions thoroughly enjoyable. Perfect place for unwinding. Thanks to all

Sept 6, 2010
Sandy and Steve
Our weekend stay was so delightful for our eighth anniversary It was very comfortable and peaceful here on your vineyard. We especially enjoyed the carriage ride. The views were breathtaking

June 8, 2010
Tom and Jane Wilton, Ca
Thank you so much for a wonderful and memorable experience. We had a “grape” time with Larry, it was very educational, Hopefully we can save our little vineyard now. Thank you for the wonderful breakfasts – everything was superb.
Looking forward to coming back and being in the Brix Society!
PS Larry, fantastic job on the Carriage House. So unique!

February 23,2009
Mary and Rich Silver Springs MD
It is true what the Bible says – often you need to lose yourself in order to find yourself. We spent four days losing ourselves in the beautiful spot and allow ourselves the luxury of delicious food, massage, long walks and exceptional wine. We now find ourselves renewed and refreshed and very relaxed.
Thanks for your efforts to make this a wonderful place for the lost and found.

September 24-28, 2009
Leslie and George Westlake Village CA
What a wonderful place to spend our anniversary!! Loved the Studio – gorgeous views -Larry thank you for sharing the ranch – Thanks for your hospitality and making we feel so at home! Awesome carriages, Larry! Your baked oatmeal rocks!
Success and blessings to all of you–

April 17, 2010
Brian and Leigh-Ann Hesperia CA
This is a wonderful weekend getaway for my birthday. The massages were wonderful and Grape Ed 101 was really fun and interesting!! This is a beautiful property and you are all so nice, we will definitely be back to join the Brix Society!

7.26.2008
Isabelle, Chambery, France
What a nice quiet place! We enjoy B&B’s very much. They are much better than big hotels with lots of tourists. And this is a really good one! The room was just great and so comfortable. Thanks for your very friendly welcome. We will recommend your place to our friends in France

09.10.2008
Gill and Ginny Tucson, AZ
We had the time of our lives in the last three days. And much of our delight was our stay at Carriage Vineyards. Thank you for the lovely beds and the wonderful breakfasts. We tasted at 17 wineries and they were some of the finest. We are already making plans for next year.

12.26.2008
Bill and Hillary LA area

Many thanks for a memorable stay. We plan to visit again and bring family members.
The Innkeepers made us feel at home and Larry amazed us with family history, knowledge of his carriages, etc.
This has to be the BEST B&B we have ever stayed in!

Richard & Julie – Bay Area.
We have had a wonderful & tranquil four-day stay at the beautifully decorated & perfectly situated Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast. It is a welcoming family atmosphere that has made us feel that our comfort & enjoyment are the highest priority.

Tim & Heather – Los Angeles. May 2005
We enjoyed our stay at your B&B. The vineyards, grounds, and home are beautiful. Your hospitality was wonderful as well. The breakfast, (baked oatmeal, fruit and scones) were delicious. This trip has been a welcome break from life in busy Los Angeles. This area offers a whole new side to California, which is quiet & magnificent.

George & Carol – May 2005
What a wonderful, serene place – such great hospitality and fabulous breakfasts! We loved meeting you all. We enjoyed hearing Larry tell about his enterprise. Such a grand and happy surprise!!! We’ll see you again soon.

John & Vicky – Norman, Oklahoma. June 2005
You have made our first B&B experience a wonderful memory. The gourmet breakfasts were great! What a great way to start the day. We enjoyed walking in the gardens, vineyards and the Carriage House. We enjoyed the carriages, business machines & the photo albums. All so interesting! We look forward to staying here again. Thank you Larry for setting us up with a preacher to renew our vows & celebrate our 20th anniversary. It was truly special.

Duncan & Linda – England. June 2005
We have really enjoyed our 5 nights here. It gave us time to explore without rushing. We loved our walks up the hill and will always remember the lovely sunset. It was nice to sit out on the porch after breakfast to read and watch the birds (good luck with the cherry trees). Your cooking, Kristin, is wonderful. We enjoyed everything you made. Thank you very much for making our stay here a special part of our tour around California.

ABSOLUTELY SUPERB!
I am very impressed with your B&B. The house is great, the setting incredibly beautiful and the food astounding. This is without a doubt on of (if not the finest) B&B’s we’ve had the privilege of enjoying. I returned home from a year in Iraq last week and wanted to enjoy some time alone with my wife to get reacquainted. This is exactly what I hope for. Quiet trails, easy access to all the small towns, beach and local attractions are fantastic. Thanks go to Kristi, for an unbelievable breakfast…you sent this couple away very well! Thanks for everything…
SSG Joe & Kim, June 21, 2006

 

You were my first B&B experience! And what a wonderful experience it was! Beautiful location, quiet and very cozy.
Heidi, July 9, 2006

Kristi told us to “make you at home” so we did! Your breakfasts were super fantastic and we had a great time playing in your kitchen!
Thanks, Steve & Marci, Fresno, CA July 16, 2006

“Thank you” for letting us trespasses at this very beautiful sanctuary!
Michelle B. & Delores R. Orange County July 30, 2006

We love to come here.
This is our 3rd time and we will check out our row of grapes with our name on it! We look forward to next year. Thanks for a great breakfast again!
Lou & Doty, Los Gatos, CA 10/13/2006

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality during our sister’s retreat! We really enjoyed our Carriage ride through the vineyard!
Karen & Marcia H. Santa Barbara & Sausalito, CA Nov. 11, 2006

We will be back and want to request in advance your Honey Puff Pancake! I went to bed and woke up dreaming about it! Happy Holidays!
Jackie & Laura, Los Angeles, CA Nov. 12, 2005

What a treat!
Take a walk and talk with the cats at the arena barn, stroll down a row of grapevines and think of future sips! Sit a the table and ask for recipes, lose yourself in the Carriage House, imagining how travel was “when…” Slid in the tub, stretched out and star the bubbles when the water is high enough and finally climb into the mile high bed and wander off to dreamland. This is our favorite B&B!
Bob & Sarah, San Ramon, CA May 20, 2006

Honeymooners!
We had a great time staying at the Carriage Vineyards the night of our wedding. The carriage ride was beautiful from our wedding site. I would recommend this place to any couple who wish to have a relaxing with each other.
Erica & Casey, September 2, 2006

Thank you ever so much for a very wonderful time. Larry you picked the perfect room for my surprise “cat nabbing” of my husband, the stable area was perfect for our horses and we enjoyed seeing the grapes are picked…
Misti & John, Atascadero, CA Oct. 18th 2006

Ron & I came for the Harvest Festival. This was our 2nd trip to Paso Robles area. We enjoyed the Winemaker’s Dinner at Robert Hall. We met wonderful people. Our stay here at the Carriage Vineyards was so relaxing, Kristi made our stay perfect. Ron and I took a walk today through the olive trees and saw the deer. We can’t wait to come again.
Blessings, Ron & Jody – Walnut, CA 10/22/06

Silence made for a perfect escape from the city –
The beef ribs from AJ Spurs were awesome!
Mike & Stacy, San Diego, CA 11/10/06

Thanks for a great retreat for our second annual “Thelma & Louise” Weekend! If we ever really need to “hide out”, we will definitely come back…even the cops couldn’t find their way through those hills!
Angie & Denise January 14, 2007

 

The Victoria Suite is fabulous and cozy. This is our second stay @ B&B in this area. I must say the Carriage House is thus far the best! Thank you Kristi, you have a wonderful spirit.
Sheila & Van, Bay Area, CA 2/19/07

Sorry we talked your ears off! We had a restful time, just what we needed!
Doug & Karen – Tyler, TX April 8, 2007

What a wonderful way to end our California vacation!
Martha & Lester, Lubbock, TX April 11, 2007

I would have tucked your entire Phaeton Suite in my suit case if there were any way to do it! Everything was charming and reminder of the past. We will definitely visit this area again – what a find!
Martha & Don S. – Solano Beach, CA April 28, 2007

Thanks for a wonderful stay, and for all the information you passed on to use about growing grapes, trees and local agriculture, we look forward to coming back and seeing our name in the Brix Society and a row of grapes named for us!
Phil & Nancy – Kentucky May 1, 2007