Your greeted in the backyard of the house by the friendliest dog on earth Chloe, (not to be confused with the Chloe spelled with a K.) Little Khloe will jump into your lap and make you feel like you never left your home, wherever that may be. There is also another furry friend Hemi the cat, whom I never met. But, Chloe acts as the single welcoming committee and does this treatment with every guest that walks into Emily’s door. She just makes you feel so special, and will continue to do so throughout your stay.
Vicki and Kenny Combs are part of the deal as well, both giving you some hospitality and charm that you could only find at Emily’s House. You can tell that they know each other very well, having been married for 40 years. The name of the house comes from Emily, their first-born granddaughter. She is 11 and lives in Southern California. When your staying at Emily’s House your truly are family.
Vicki and Kenny spent a lot of time in Paso Robles before making it their permanent home. Coming from Valencia, California they bought the farmhouse and had it as a rental property. In 2012 they were ready to take the big leap and be in Paso Robles full time as bed and breakfast owners.
Emily’s House amenities include: breakfast, prepared with the freshest ingredients, using all local resources, and farmer’s market produce. Coffee and espresso service available at 7 am, in room coffee service by request. Appetizer served every afternoon with tea or wine, between 4-6 pm. There is central air and heating, blow dryers, lavish bath amenities, bath soaps, bottled water, luxury bath robes, off street parking, nightly turn down service, spa robes in every room, free Wi-Fi, IPod port, dvd, cd, music and movie library, and Fax/printer/scanner.
The house itself was built in 1892, and is a true American farmhouse from the past, but with all of the great modern conveniences. Vicki and Kenny are the fifth owners of this amazing property. The interiors furnishings are kind of shabby chic, with lots of charm. There are 3 guest rooms upstairs, Emily’s Room, Ava Jolee’s Room, and Caleb’s Room. I stayed in Ava Jolee’s room, which features a king, sized feather bed with a romantic canopy, personal refrigerator, with a private bathroom featuring a Claw foot tub/shower combination. Perfect for relaxing after a day of wine tasting and travel. Plus the location is so perfect for walking, and it is close to downtown. You can hop in a car and tour all the various wineries in the area as well.
Vicki is a master in the kitchen. She will whip up an enormous breakfast with all the trimmings. She made me her famous French toast, with a lovely brioche bread topped with apples, raisins, walnuts and a sherry sauce. What a great way to start a day of exploration in Paso Robles. She can also design a dinner menu for guests that don’t want to venture out to the local cuisine. Either way you will be in for a treat with her creative chef skills.
Vicki is also an expert on wedding planning and has executed quite a few grand weddings at her gracious farmhouse. A bride need not worry; everything will be taken care of with the utmost ease. Some of the guests can stay at the Inn and the wedding can be performed in their very festive backyard, with the bride making her entrance either from the guest house or through the entry gate, walking along the garden path to a peaceful ceremonial lawn. The price is also a big incentive, quite affordable, making your special day very memorable.
Everything here is perfection, down to every last detail. You are cuddled in comfort and are made to feel like Emily’s House is your home away from home. When you need to have a change of scenery, relax and enjoy your life just come for a 2-night stay. Take in the bounty of Emily’s House; re charge your batteries with this wonderful experience!
530 N. Ninth St.
Paso Robles, CA.