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. The lounge area of the kitchen/studio boasts a queen-sized pull out sofa equipped with lush linens and pillows; a folding carved wooden room-divider provides added privacy. 

Sheets are Italian, wi-fi is strong, and bathrooms boast heated tile floors, comfy bathrobes and lush towels, locally-sourced products, and high-end fixtures. 

You will not find any televisions here. Instead, the Oak Suite has a huge oval bathtub and wood-burning fireplace; the Barn Suite a spacious, double-headed shower, large and sheltered deck, and a wall paneled with old barn wood. 

We have been long-time vacation home renters, and always looked for homes with two equal suites, so we created the ultimate two-suite home, and threw in total luxury and complete privacy for each suite. A complimentary bottle of Paso Robles wine awaits you at this 'Bed and Bottle' in Wine Country. 

​Private Catering Available:
Chef available upon request to cater breakfast, lunch, or dinner for one to ten in the Refugio kitchen/studio, using recipes from Refugio owner Brigit Binns' book, "The New Wine Country Cookbook: Recipes from California's Central Coast," or any of Brigit's other 29 published cookbooks on subjects ranging from steak to polenta to the West Coast's best road food, and more. The menu will be tailored to your taste, the size of your group, and the wine(s) you plan to drink with the meal. Prices begin at $250, plus the cost of ingredients.

Additionally, if you take the entire vacation rental 3 days or more ask about having a private cooking class tailored to your group on the subject of your choosing! 

A Farmer’s Market Box of fresh picked seasonal vegetables, fruits, and eggs is available from Templeton Valley Farms at (805) 234-6912 for delivery prior to your arrival or during your stay. $TBA

Private Massage Available:
Lauren Harvey has trained in Meditation, Hatha, Restorative & Flow Yoga as well as Swedish, as well as Thai & Esalen Massage. She strives to encourage and inspire a practice to uplift, revive and re-center the mind, body & spirit.  Price ranges from $80-$130.​

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with two luxurious suites and
an entertainers-dream kitchen