Brigit Binns and Casey Biggs with their dog Stella.
Refugio is a contemporary Spanish-style guesthouse, a peaceful retreat, and a place to wind down at magic hour. Refugio boasts two state-of-the-art suites, each with private deck and fire-pit (and mini-bar). Indulge your inner chef in the fully-equipped teaching/catering kitchen and expansive patio overlooking two and a half acres of pasture, with two 300-year-old oak trees.
The spaces may be configured in several different ways, to suit culinary-focused visitors to our wine country, and/or those who just want a serene spot for reflection and a base for exploring the region. The two completely separate and private suites at Refugio can comfortably accommodate one or two single(s), one or two couple(s), and family or professional groups. Refugio offers private team building sessions and cooking classes. Students at the classes learn to create fantastic food, savor award-winning wines, and meet chefs, local winemakers, and food artisans in a warm, convivial atmosphere.
Note: Due to Covid-19, classes are suspended indefinitely as of March 2020, and neither suite will be available as a separate rental.; rentals are for the whole of Refugio House (two suites plus professional kitchen) only.
Brigit Binns & Casey Biggs
Brigit Binns is the nationally-known author or co-author of numerous best-selling cookbooks, many of them for Williams-Sonoma. Her most recent cookbook, The NEW Wine Country Cookbook: Recipes from California's Central Coast, celebrates the wine, food, people, and landscapes of her home.
Casey Biggs, a Juillard grad and constantly-working actor and director, has a long list of film, television, and stage credits (including four seasons on Star Trek DS9). In 2011 he gained fame and notoriety as "Paso Wine Man" in an irreverent series of videos promoting the Paso Robles wine region.