Wine Stone Inn: Old Orcutt’s First Bed & Breakfast


From as close as down the street to as far as across the world, both residents and visitors of Orcutt have been resting their heads at the town's new —and only —hotel, the Wine Stone Inn. 


Its widespread popularity has fulfilled the owners’goal of opening the boutique hotel in the first place: to share Orcutt with people from far and wide, according to manager Lauren Wise. 


“This is our town, we love it here, and we just want other people to experience it and love it as much as we do,”Wise said. 


The 12-room hotel features deluxe king and double-queen options with a “armhouse contemporary”style, partially inspired by the owners’travels to other countries. Each room offers a private balcony with a view of the surrounding hillside. Guests are welcomed with a glass of bubbly and basket of goodies, and wake up to fresh pastries from Cups & Crumbs. A pantry with snacks and beverages can be accessed 24/7 using keycard entry and the honor system. Staff try to tailor-make guests’stays based on their interests, while also simultaneously supporting local businesses by making a point to recommend drink and dining options, even offering tasting vouchers to wineries. 


“It’ not just a hotel room, it’ a full experience,” explained manager Lauren Wise.


Since opening in October, the Wine Stone Inn has had several sold out nights, and the Vintage Room, a bar featuring around 70 wines and a small selection of beer and wine-based cocktails, has also stayed busy. 


Hotel guests may enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks in the Vintage Room between 5 and 7 p.m. The space is always welcome to public patrons, who also receive complimentary snacks: dishes filled with cheese, almonds and olives. Other light snacks are available for purchase, such as the salsa trio, cheese or charcuterie platter. On Wednesdays, Wine Bingo is offered from 5 to 9 p.m. 


Staff thank the community for its support, and hope to continue to expand their collaboration with Orcutt businesses in the coming months. 


The Vintage Room opens at 11 a.m., seven days a week. From Sunday through Thursday, the bar closes at 10 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, it closes at 11 p.m. For more information, call 332-3532 or visit winestoneinn.com.


Jamie Guista reporting






Bartender Kendall Doud pours a glass of 2016 Syrah Tous les Jours from Andrew Murray Vineyards at the Wine Stone Inn.

Photo by Jamie Guista