Located in the charming coastal community of Cayucos, just 2 hours away from Santa Barbara, The Cass House Inn features five luxuriously appointed guest rooms, beautiful gardens, an intimate dining room, and views of the ocean. The restaurant features seasonally inspired prix fixe menus and an extensive wine list. Cayucos is a sleepy little California beach town with some great hot spots…the best of both worlds.
The small surf town of Cayucos has remained surprisingly protected from over-development and touristy hype, despite the wine country to the east and pristine, sandy beaches to the west. The Paso Robles Wine Country is only 20 minutes away.
Built in 1867 and meticulously restored in 2007, The Cass House Inn features five luxurious guest rooms with private baths, Anichini bed & bath linens, meandering gardens and ocean views. The Inn is the ideal place to unwind and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle and beautiful scenery of The California Central Coast.
Grace Lorenzen manages the inn and the restaurant is overseen by Grace’s husband, Chef Jensen Lorenzen. Wine and cheese is served in the afternoon. A full gourmet breakfast is included with your stay, consisting of homemade pastries, specialty egg dishes, and fresh fruit sourced from the inn’s garden and local farmer’s markets.
The restaurant offers a locally sourced, seasonally inspired four course menu that changes nightly.
The elegant dining room and warm atmosphere of The Cass House Restaurant is perfect for a romantic evening or a casual gathering of friends and family. The restaurant is open Thursday through Monday for dinner.
“We have gone to great lengths to establish relationships with local sustainable growers to ensure that our guests receive the best of what is available on the central coast. Our sommeliers have developed personal relationships with local winemakers and international importers to create a wine list that best compliments each evening’s fare” chef Jensen comments.
“Our restaurant is centered in one of the most beautiful growing regions in the world. Our local waters are clean, the soil is dark and rich, and the seasons long and plentiful. Our menu is meant to be a malleable template designed as a vehicle to present the local harvest to our guests.”
“We change our menu based on what is pulled from our garden, dropped at our door, or purchased from local farmers and fishermen. We feel an enormous amount of gratitude for the relationships we have built with our local providers. This is our home, and we are proud to be contributing in our small way to a healthy and growing food community,” the Jensens explain.
The following attractions are within easy reach:
Wine Country, just 20 minutes away, is the central coast wine region’s largest and most diverse in California. To the north, the wineries of Paso Robles are known for their varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The southern Edna Valley is most famous for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir production.
Montana De Oro State Park is a 15 minute drive. The drive through the park alone is worth the trip and there are numerous hiking trails and lots of beach access. Horseback riding tours can be arranged, either following the trails or along the beach. Hearst Castle…Just as thousands of visitors before him and millions since, William Randolph Hearst found the Central Coast to be the ultimate escape from life in the big city. Elephant Seal Sanctuary-The Piedras Blancas elephant seal rookery is located north of Cayucos, along scenic Highway One. Seals come ashore twice a year, once to take part in the breeding season and again to molt.
THE CASS HISTORIC INN & RESTAURANT
222 N. Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, Ca 93430
To make reservations for the Inn or Restaurant: www.casshouseinn