This quaint and charming guest cottage occupies one-half of the original farmhouse on the Claiborne & Churchill Winery and Vineyard property. It has been lovingly restored in 2015, with new appliances, flooring and furnishings. Each of the two bedrooms is furnished with a queen-size bed, bed-side tables and lamps. There is (free) WiFi throughout the cottage. The living room features a wall-mounted flat-screen TV, comfortable chairs and a large couch. In the farmhouse kitchen there is a dining table with four chairs, a double sink, and ample cupboard space, as well as a (new) electric range and oven, microwave, coffee maker and toaster. The small but full bathroom has a tub/shower, toilet and sink. There is a small laundry room with a new washer and a new dryer. From the living room and front porch there are sweeping views of vineyard and farm land, rolling hills, and in the distance the foothills of the Los Padres National Forest.
Winery Guest Cottage in San Luis Obispo/Edna Valley Wine Country
Clay, Fredericka, and Elizabeth Thompson
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About Clay, Fredericka, and Elizabeth Thompson
We are the Thompson family: Clay and Fredericka and (daughter) Elizabeth. We are the owners of Claiborne & Churchill Winery, founded in 1983 and located in the heart of the Edna Valley, just outside the charming town of San Luis Obispo, California. We have remodeled the original farmhouse on the property so that one-half is now a vacation rental.
Clay, Fredericka, and Elizabeth Thompson purchased this Cottage in 1990
Why Clay, Fredericka, and Elizabeth Thompson chose San Luis Obispo
We fell in love with this area and its wine culture while traveling up the California coast on a business trip, away from our hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Not long after, we left our jobs in Michigan, moved to San Luis Obispo, and began working in the local wine industry, beginning our own small wine production in 1983. In 1990 we were able to purchase our present property, and in 1995 we built a small winery and tasting room using eco-friendly "straw-bale" construction methods.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our guest cottage is an ideal place to relax, wind down, and "wine-down," as we say. It also makes a perfect base from which to explore this beautiful area. A dozen or more wine tasting rooms are within a fifteen minute drive, and the ocean is only five miles away, with sunning, surfing, and beach-combing opportunities. The charming towns of San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande are each within a ten-minute drive, each with its own shopping and cultural amenities. The local restaurant scene offers a variety of quality experiences, from casual to fine dining. Outdoor adventures such as biking the backroads or hiking the local trails are readily available.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great vacation spot
We spent the weekend at the guest cottage.
This is a lovely upgraded cottage, with a very nice yard. The hosts were very welcoming and friendly. We also tried some of the wines at the winery and they are very tasty. All in all we had a very good time and hope to be back soon!
Perfect family vacation in Edna/SLO/Pismo
We had a great stay! We were greeted on arrival by Clay and Fredericka who were lovely and very welcoming. The cottage is very quaint and cozy. It's located on their winery (with really good wine) and about a 10 min drive from Pismo and about 15 min from downtown SLO. We were there with our 2 year old son and had no issues. We would definitely stay here again and HIGHLY recommend it to anyone looking for a nice quiet weekend.
Clean and comfortable
Great stay, with friendly owners. Bottle of wine and snacks a very nice touch.
On a winery was very convenient.
Wine weekend getaway
Great cottage in the wine country, very clean and quiet, close to SLO. Enjoyed wine tasting next door. Highly recommend.
We loved it!
Everything was perfect. Highly recommend!
Beautiful, clean and comfortable cottage in a gorgeous wine country setting.
Our experience from booking to arriving and all the way through to checking out was excellent. Elizabeth, Clay and Fredericka made our stay very comfortable and we even had time to go next door to their winery for some wine tasting. Their cottage was very clean with all the needed amenities and the beds were absolutely cloud-like. Highly recommend this property for anyone looking to stay in the SLO/Pismo Beach area and we look forward to coming and staying here again!
Located at The Claiborne & Churchill Winery, in the heart of the Edna Valley wine country, we are just a ten minute drive from San Luis Obispo (restaurants, shops, theater and other cultural attractions) , Pismo Beach (surfing, beach, restaurants), and Arroyo Grande (antique shopping, restaurants). Ideal location for wine tasting, biking, walking, picnicking.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Inquire about our discount for members of Claiborne & Churchill's Wine Club Some weekends may require a 3 night minimum stay