Priority Profile: Avila Village Inn
The Avila Village Inn is an upscale boutique hotel nestled in the charming Avila Valley. It is surrounded by hundred-year-old oak and sycamore trees along the San Luis Creek and Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail. On any given Friday from late April to mid-September, you can find guests and locals biking, walking or skateboarding down the 1.7 mile Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail in search of live music, fresh produce, Santa Maria Style Trip-Tip, and Doc Bernstein’s Ice Cream at the Avila Beach Farmer’s Market.
The Inn is unique in its proximity to one-of-a-kind attractions—they provide Priority Classic bicycles to their guests free of charge to help them enjoy all the Central Coast has to offer. San Luis Obispo was recently voted as a Gold Level bike friendly community.
Avila beach is located 9 miles south of San Luis Obispo and 9 miles north of Pismo Beach.
All photos are by Photography by Deedee
Tell us a little about Avila Beach?
Nestled in a beautiful valley with the ocean at its front door and rolling hills at its back, Avila Beach is the perfect setting for families and/or couples wishing to get away from the busy world. This tranquil enclave can be accessed by road or trail, both of which follow a meandering stream. Signature attractions include the “always sunny” southwesterly white sandy beach, Point San Luis Lighthouse, Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, Avila Beach Golf Course and Concert Venue, a charming newly built downtown beachfront promenade featuring quaint restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, wine tasting rooms and shops. Avila Beach is also world famous because humpback whales visit for months at a time right in the harbor within mere yards of on looking pedestrians, paddle boarders and kayakers.
Tell us a little about San Luis Obispo?
Tucked between the Coast Range, the Pacific Ocean and right in the middle of Central Coast Wine Country, San Luis Obispo enjoys all the spoils of a life well lived on the California coast. Signature attractions include Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Hearst Castle, Bubblegum Alley, and a one-of-a-kind Farmer’s Market. San Luis Obispo County is the culture, arts and entertainment hub of the Central Coast.
With a history of world renown wine, fresh seafood in their backyard, locally raised beef grazing in the back forty, and thousands of acres dedicated to organic fruits and vegetables, there are so many unique dining experiences to be had. Dine Creekside with a historic 240-year-old mission as a backdrop or discover an intimate bistro over a glass of wine partnered with local artisan cheese.