Bed & Breakfast Services

Kaleidoscope Inn Amenities. During your stay, enjoy all of the amenities offered by this elegant historic Bed and Breakfast....imagine yourself relaxing in the voluminous common rooms, reading in the welcoming library, savoring a cup of tea on the spacious wrap-around veranda, experiencing serenity while strolling the acre of lush gardens.

Rooms. All inside the main house are beautifully restored with high ceilings, wood trim, transoms, and stained glass windows. All rooms are air conditioned & come with a private bath, hair dryer, luxury mattresses, Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforter, and colorful quilts. Our suites have TV/DVD. Computer with high speed internet access is availble for guest use and we also have wireless web access. Stay 4 days or more and receive a 10% discount off the room rates.

Complimentary Amenities. Many complimentary amenities are included in your stay with the Kaleidoscope Inn. Combined with our very reasonable prices, these free amenities make your stay with us a real bargain!

- Fabulous Continental breakfast daily
- Tea Selection and Hot Chocolate
- Fresh Fruit Bowl
- Microwave popcorn in the kitchen
- Kitchen refrigerator available for leftovers
- Lots of Books in our library
- Tons of DVDs in our movie library for use in our DVD players or on your laptop in your room.
- Free computer use with broadband web access in our kitchen
- Free WiFi all day (and night) every day
- Knowledgeable staff can help you select restaurants, wineries to visit, hiking trails, beaches, and so many other things to see and do while you are here in the area.

Room Descriptions

King Sized bed in the Lovers Nest Roomwith stained glass windowns and lamps lit.

Lovers Nest

Spread out in this large, open corner room with windows facing north and east. King sleigh bed, antique armoir, sitting area, large private bath with shower.

Queen sized high bed with two lit lamps on antique drawers to each side. To the right of the picture is a bathroom sink.

Jasmine Retreat

Unwind in this spacious, warm, east facing room. Features antique high-backed carved oak queen bed, sitting area, private en suite bath with shower.

The Enchanted Rose is a well lit bedroom, with a high queen sized bed.

Enchanted Rose

Bask in the afternoon sunlight as it streams into this romantic room. Includes queen brass bed, private bath with tub and shower.

The Master Suite bedroom has a queen size bed, is well lit and hosts 2 wing armchairs.

Master Suite

This luxuriously spacious suite includes a beautiful roomy bedroom with a queen sized bed and a large sitting area, plus an extra large separate living room with cable television & DVD player, and private ensuite bath with tub and shower.

The Cottage has stone walls and cosily houses a queen size bed alongside it's lamps, mirrors and chair.

The Cottage

This stone cottage, some call it the Hobbit House, located in the garden area, exudes country charm. Features 2-foot thick solid stone walls, a "green roof" bursting with morning glory blooms, queen bed, garden / gazebo views, and a private bath with shower (located just inside the main house).

Gift Certificates

We do offer gift certificates for any occasion. Please call or email us to purchase Kaleidoscope Inn Gift Certificates for a special someone.

Call us toll-free at
(866) 504-5444

Or send an e-mail for more information to

Check Availability or make Online Reservations


For a quick look at what rooms we have available for your chosen dates or to place a reservation online, please use availbility search above. Rooms range from $140 to $160 per night.

If you should have any questions, please call us at 866-504-5444 or e-mail

Ongoing Packages
Please note - Packages may only be purchased with a two night minimum stay.

Hearst Castle DAY Tour Package...includes two tickets for a Hearst Castle Tour, and $50 toward Dinner at a Great Restaurant! For only $100. This tour includes an IMax movie on the building of Hearst Castle. Tour lasts 1 hr and 45 minutes and the movie lasts 40 minutes.

Hearst Castle NIGHT Tour Package...(March through May & September through December) Includes tickets for a Hearst Castle NightTour, and $50 toward Dinner at a Great Restaurant! The Night Tour includes actors and actresses in period dress and a newsreel is shown in the original castle Theater to take visitors back to the Castle's 1930's heyday. Night Tours available on Friday and Saturday nightsin March, April and May and then again in September through December. Plus, during the holiday peiord from December 12 through Dec 30, the tour runs EVERY Night! Book this package early as these night tours sell out quickly. Tour lasts 2 hrs and 10 minutes and start as early as 6 pm and as late as 8:10 pm. All for only $122.

Our Favorite Things Package....includes 3 Nights Lodging, a Fabulous Continental Breakfast each morning, $50 toward Dinner at your choice of several Great Restaurants, Wine or Champagne in your room, tickets for a Hearst Castle Tour, one hour Sea Kayaking along the cliffs (we can substitute something else if kayaking makes you uncomfortable), a self guided hike on the boardwalk across the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes and Oso Floco Lake to secluded beach, self guided Hike to Avila cliffs, one hour Hot Tub for Two in a beautiful private forest setting, self driven Scenic Drive Through Gorgeous Wine Country, and a Basket of Munchies. We provide maps for the hikes and wine country tour. All for only $610.

Romantic Get-Away Package....includes $50 toward Dinner at a Great Local Restaurant, Wine or Champagne in your room, and a beautiful Floral Boquet. All for only $105.

Theater Package....includes $50 toward Dinner at a Great Restaurant, and tickets for a Theatrical Production at either the SLO Little Theater, the Oceano Melodrama, the Central Coast Shakespeare Festival, or the PCPA Theater. All for only $100.

Luxury Spa Package...includes Two 1 Hour Massages and use of other Spa Amenities at this luxurious local day spa (hot tub & steam room). All for only $235.

Golf Vacation Package....includes one round of golf for 2 at stunning Cypress Ridge Golf Course, beautifully maintained Monarch Dunes Golf Club located at Trilogy in Nipomo, fabulous Blacklake Golf Resort in Nipomo or breathtaking Avila Beach Golf Resort in Avila Beach, and $50 toward Dinner at a Great Restaurant. All for only $180. This price includes your golf cart.

Wine Tasting (in Private Sedan)....includes a professionally Chauffeured 4 Hour Tour (in a Towncar) of the wineries of your choice - we provide a brochure/map of nearby wineries to choose from and will happily tailor a route for you based on your personal preferences. (please keep in mind that the driver is a professional Chauffeur, not a wine expert.The staff at each of the wineries are the wine/vineyard experts.) All for only $275. Options: 1) Add extra hour for $75, 2) Upgrade to 6-seater Limousine for $80, 3) Upgrade to 6-seater Limo + add extra hour for $150.

Adventure Package...includes a Provision Basket of Trail Munchies to sustain you during your two day adventure. Enjoy Sea Kayaking along the ocean cliffs, Hike the Pacho Coast Trail (or similar coastal trail) to the Lighthouse in the hills overlooking the bay, and $30 toward a delicious Lunch on the Avila Beach Pier or on a cliff overlooking the ocean in Shell Beach. All for only$70. Upgrade to 1 kayak each for addtional $10.

Yoga Package....includes a Yoga Class from any of the classes available on the local studio’s schedule. Perfect for novices and experts alike! Thai Yoga Therapy Massage for two to unwind after your class and a detoxifying session in an Infrared Sauna at the local studio. All for only $190, plus you can add an extra classes from just $15!

Luxury Yoga Package....includes a luxury yoga package that allows you to enjoy a Private Yoga Session in your choice of location (generally at the Inn or local studio), a rejuvenating Thai Yoga Therapy Massage, use of the Infrared Sauna at the local studio and an exclusive Health/Weight Loss Consultation tailored to you. All for $260.

Afternoon Tea...includes an Afternoon Tea for Two at the Kaleidoscope Inn. Treat yourself to homemade scones, clotted cream, finger sandwiches and other goodies for only $50.

Innkeeper Adventure Package....includes a Day of Fun accompanied by our expert Innkeeper or the Owner. Join us on a Guided Hike and day of nature exploration, or travel about the Wineries tasting the best the central coast has to offer, alternatively you may enjoy Venturing out in a Kayak to view the whales up and sea cliffs right there from the water. Finish the night at one of the Local Restaurants then relax by the Fire Pit at the Inn, accompanied by singing and guitar, or however you woulld like your day to go (customized to suit you)! Prices start at just $90 and are subject to availability of our Innkeeper.

Personal Customized Package...Some of our guests have asked about adding or subtracting elements of our established B&B Packages. YES, we can always customize a package to meet your particular needs. PLUS, we have established this fully "customizable" package! Decide the number of nights you would like to stay with us (minimum of 2), and then select as many activities that you would like included from the following options: Dinners, Lunches, Hearst Castle tour, Hot Tub in the woods, Massages, rounds of Golf, Kayaking, Hiking, Whale Watching, Manicure, Pedicure, Facial, other Spa services, Theater, Wine or Champagne, Flower Bouquet, and Winery Tours. Then give us a call or email and we will give you a total package price for Your Special Package. As with all of our packages, a full Continental breakfast is included every morning!

Please Note: Package Prices are the additonal cost added to your room fee (+tax). All package prices are based on two people. (Except for "Our Favorite Things", which includes room fees - room tax)

Cancellation & House Policies

Please click here to see our Cancellation Policy and our general House Policies.

Check Availability or make Online Reservations

For a quick look at what rooms we have available for your chosen dates or to place a reservation online, please check below. Rooms range from $140 to $160 per night. (Unless we are running one of our exclusive special offers!)

If you should have additional questions, you can call us at
(866) 504-5444 or (805) 929-5444

Alternatively send an e-mail to

What our B&B Guests are Saying About Us

"Great down-to-earth hospitality, totally comfy room, delicious food & plenty! Atmosphere, history, clean, ambiance, & PEACE. Loved our time!" - Drake & Gina, November 15, 2002

"Our stay here was lovely indeed! The entire Inn is wonderful and cozy. Thanks for the tip about Jocko's steak house. We're telling everyone about this place! Love and hugs to Asher kittie!" -Will & Karen, Nov 11, 2002

"Thank you for a great stay. You have a wonderful B&B. The gardens are so beautiful. We slept like 'babies" on this (oh so) comfortable bed." - Tia & Mike, November 1, 2002

"This is a very peaceful room and an enchanting place to stay. I felt very calm here. The gardens were like a fary tale...just like a dream. You have done a wonderful job here!" - Steve & Rene, Campbell, October 20, 2002

"What a wonderful respite from our busy lives in LA! A charming welcoming home, delicious food, ambiance, & charming hosts. Thank you so much!" - Tom & Margret, October 14, 2002

"This home is gorgeous - we especially enjoyed the gardens...The bed was heavenly and we slept like babies. We'll surely return!" - Nicole & Reginald, Oakland, August 31, 2002

"For my first B&B this sure took the cake! I think this will be a hard act to follow. Beautiful place - love the fountains sounds in the background and exemplary breakfast! We had a great time!" -Marie & Craig, August 25, 2002

"We were almost too exhausted to notice how beautiful and charming our room was. We had just gotten married and neither of us had had any sleep the night before. Between the fountain, the jacuzzi, and the cozy linens, the White Enchantment was exactly what we needed. Thank you for a wonderful stay." -Amy & Garth, August 18, 2002

"Thank you very much for being a wonderful host and for taking care of this wonderful piece of heaven." -Adriana & Bogdou, Philadelphia, June 23, 2002

"Thank you for a wonderful stay. Everything was perfect, especially the delicious breakfasts!" - Michele & Jim, Danville, May 25, 2002

"The house is beautiful & the breakfast was amazing!" - Lori & Bob, May 4, 2002

"A truly delightful experience - wish I had longer to stay." - Cherry, Wooster Ohio, June 14, 2002

"Great hospitality, great food." - Ken & Ronnie, Sacramento, May 8, 2002

"This has been a 'Fairy Tale' weekend for me and Robin. The atmosphere, the delicious food and your warm hospitality is the best we've experienced in a bed and breakfast!" - Judy, Jamie, & Robin, Mission Viejo, April 21, 2002

Its like stepping into a storybook. (The Secret Garden comes to mind.) The rough stone walls of the quaint Cottage tucked among the greens, purples and reds of living plants embellished by the sounds of water and the songs of birds creates quite a fantasy setting. We enjoyed our stay! Yvette & Randy. San Carlos, CA. October 2003

Thank you for providing such a wonderful place to spend a relaxing and fun weekend. We loved the Cottage after a fun day of beach walking, antique stores, farmers market and museum visiting. The breakfast was delicious and filling. We'll be sure to return again! Lynda. Boulder Park, CA. January 2004.

Thanks for making our first B&B experience so wonderful and memorable! I had no idea how much fun this was going to be. You made us feel at home. It was like being a guest at someone's whom we had known for a long time. And breakfast was amazing! Ishita & Chirag. Mountain View, CA. May 2004

My God. I don't know where to start. Thank goodness for the internet or we never would've found you. What a great place. The Cottage was a great suggestion & it made our 13 year anniversary very memorable. Thanks again for everything. George & Gigi, August 2004.

The Cottage was divine. We enjoyed every minute here. The food was great, the garden was beautiful, and you two were the best hosts ever! I couldn't imagine a better first time for a B&B. Thank you so much for a relaxing getaway. Jessica & Jonathon. August 2004.

We are so happy we found you on the web! We don't want to leave! You guys are the nicest people, thanks for scheduling all our stuff. It made it real easy for us. We had tons of fun! Sam & Giselle. Orange County. November 2004.

We haven't even left yet and we are already planning our trip back. Thanks for everything! Ali & Bryan. LA. November 2004.

Our stay was very pleasant - we loved discovering this area of California! What natural treasures you have…we marveled at each turn in the road. Thank you for making our stay so pleasant and special. Donna & Charles. Austin, TX. January 2005.

Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation. We can't remember the last time we were so relaxed. Just being in this room and laying on this extra comfortable bed while light streams in through the stained glass windows is therapy in itself! We can't wait to make it up here again! Beth & Tony. March 2005.

What a perfect place to stay. Your kindness and card for us has been greatly appreciated. This B&B represents a beautiful relaxing island of peace in this hectic world. Thanks so much for all your thoughtful help. Stacy & Mary Ann. Aston, MA. June 2005.

This experience was wonderful! Wine tasting in Edna Valley was delightful. Jocko's is a must for a great steak dinner and walking distance away! There are so many things to do in this area - It was a great trip! We will see you again. Mike & Debie. Winnetka, CA. June 2005.

We had such a wonderful stay! Everything was perfect! We really appreciate the wonderful service and can't wait to visit again. Thanks again for everything. Vanessa & Kyle. July 2005.

We just loved the house and the room and not to mention the gardens. The breakfasts were amazing. We were very busy in our 4 days here - dinners, wine tasting, Hearst Castle, Ragged Point, Solvang. There are so many beautiful sights to see and wonderful activities to choose from, it was overwhelming. We will have to come back again! Tasnee & Mike. Orange County. August 2005.

Thanks for an enjoyable stay, a great breakfast and wonderful fudge. Pleasant jazz in the library and a complete feeling of being at home. And what a great bed. Bill & Helena. August 2005.

The bed and sheets are the best! Wish I wasn't here for work and could have enjoyed more time here! Sara. Buena Park, CA. August 2005.

What a beautiful and perfect weekend, we couldn't have picked a better place! The room was beautiful, the wineries awesome, breakfast was delicious, and the ocean view seafood dinner was fabulous. We recommend the Kaleidoscope Inn to anyone. We'll definitely be back. Erik & Stephanie. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. August 2005.

Thank you for a wonderful and very memorable weekend. It was a very relaxing environment and breakfast was delightful. We look forward to many more experiences here at the kaleidoscope. John & Dawn. September 2005.

What a pleasure to discover a beautiful mansion just off the highway in an unknown area to us. A super shower, a lovely restful bed and a charming hostess who prepared a very sumptuous breakfast for us. We look forward to returning to this "moment in history". Marilyn & Bob. September 2005.

Thank you so much for the great weekend. I felt more at home and at ease here than on any trip that we've been on before. It was so wonderful and the grounds so lovely. We will definitely be back for a stay again. Soon hopefully!! Miranda & Will. Ventura, CA. October 2005.

The Enchanted Rose used to be my mother-in-law's room many years ago. It was special to see the pictures downstairs of her and her brother and sister when they were little. You have done a wonderful job to make it so beautiful. Thank you. Bernadette & Bill (Rachel Dana's son), October 2005.

Thank you for a wonderful and very memorable weekend. It was a very relaxing environment which is what we wanted. The cook was the best. Her foods were very delightful and prepared with great care. We look forward to many more experiences here at the Kaleidoscope. John & Dawn, November 2005.

Thankx so much! We had a blast. The info that you provided made our trip easy and relaxing. Jocko's rocks!!! Breakfast and our adorable chef will bring us back. Oh and maybe the wineries. Jake & Meg, December 2005.

Had a wonderful time here. We will definitely be coming back. Nipomo is such a beautiful little town with fabulous people. Vick & Arlene, January 2006.

Carolayne and Marianne were wonderful and the breakfasts were the best part...meeting all the guests and enjoying the conversations. I would definitely recommend this place to friends. Thank you soooo much for a great weekend. Diane & Troy, March 2006.

Thanks for an enchanting experience. Totally delightful - can't wait to come back! Christine & Richard, March 2006.

Thanks for a wonderful weekend! We will definitely be back soon! Alex & Lisa, April 2006.

What a beautiful way to spend our first wedding anniversary. This beautiful home, delicious food & conversation with Marianne, the sweet gentle spirit that envelopes all who enter - and the fudge...and oreos. Thank you. Kim & Ryan, April 2006.

Our stay with you will be forever remembered. The home and grounds were truly spectacular and enveloped us with their charm. Yamed & Tushar, April 2006.

Loved being back at the Kaleidoscope Inn. Delicious breakfasts, great days exploring the beaches and visiting Hearst Castle. Really enjoy relaxing here at the Inn. April 2006.

Thank you so much for a wonderful two days. I love this place and I'm looking forward to coming back next year. Your hospitality, food and the FUDGE (I ate the WHOLE plate) was more than we could have asked for. Our 13th anniversary has been the best yet. Chad & Lisa, June 2006.

Just had to tell you how enjoyable our brief stay was. The Cottage was so unique & cute. It was so relaxing to be here. I'm sure our stay won't be the last. Clayton & Jean, June 2006.

The cottage was adorable. We thought we had become a couple of hobbits! (we're Lord of the Ring" fans). We're glad you suggested it. What fun! We'll be back. Greg & Jackie, June 2006.

We felt like we were guests in your home and not paying customers. Thank you for everything! It was perfect. Great way to start our Honeymoon. Dehn & Catherine, June 2006.

Thank God for the internet. Without it we would never have found this great place. We were asked if we wanted to stay in the Cottage. Another great find! We loved it! -stayed 3 days. Breakfast was excellent. Converstion was great! If we get down this way again we will definitely stay at our "Little Stone Cottage". Thanks for the great hospitality. Jim & Vicki, July 2006.

Thank you so much for opening the doors to such a romantic place. This place gives me memories to keep for a lifetime! Raj & Summy, July 2006.

This cottage was an oasis of peace and love in our busy lives. Your gardens are tranquil and lovely and we look forward to another visit. Dan & Eileen, July 2006.

Thank you for a wonderful experience at your beautiful B&B. It was great fun enjoying the company of the new friends we made while laughing together at the breakfast table. We'll be back. Dave & Angie, August 2006.

What a fantastic place. I felt so at home that I wanted to jump in and do the dishes. We were here for our 20 year class reunion from Arroyo Grande High School. 8 of us. I couldn't think of a better place to stay in the future! Liz & Dave, August 2006.

We had a wonderful time. The house was beautiful. Our room was lovely and the breakfast was very delicious...and of course the garden - that was enchanting! Thank you for making our stay memorable! Also thank you for your warm hospitality! We'll definitely come back. Matt & Liza, August 2006.

What a wonderful house! We enjoyed our 5 night stay. Feels like home! Thank you for all the suggestions & Marianne's wonderful breakfasts! Donna & Joe, September 2006.

Thank you for creating a beautifully decorated Victorian home. This place is a real retreat. God bless this place and the people who take care of it. Martin and Carmen, September 2006.

We are B&B hoppers. It is one of our favorite things to do. We have stayed at several other B&Bs, but none of them have been as friendly & inviting as you, especially Marianne. I want to thank you for putting together packages of activities, this makes all the difference in the world. Bill & Kim, October 2006.

Thank you for 3 wonderful days and nights in this very special B&B. Betsy & Steve, October 2006.

We totally enjoyed our stay in your lovely home. The fresh air and quietness of this area helped us sleep like babies. May God bless this home and all future visitors. "We'll be back". November 2006.

What an awesome getaway. We'll be back for sure. Marianne's cooking is awesome. She recommends the best places too. Thanks to everyone for this great weekend. Becky and Jesse, November 2006

Beautiful room and house. We had early coffee in our robes and slippers out under the gazebo. What a secluded retreat. We will definitely be back - and will stay longer. Mitch & Lisa, November 2006.

We had a great time and created some long lasting family memories here at Kaleidoscope Inn. The Master Suite is perfect for a family of four. Kevin - also, special thanks for your patience and outstanding knowledge - and educating us on Real Estate opportunities here in Nipomo. We'll Be Back! Jordan & Meilon, Anna & Hali, November 2006.

Had a very special time this week staying at the Kaleidoscope Inn and at Marcia Burtt's painting workshop. Thank you for everything! Lorraine, November 2006.

Our House Policies….

- Check in is after 3:00 pm. Check ins are available after 8pm - just give us advance notice. Check out is 11:00 am.
-There is no fee if cancellation is received more than 14 days prior to scheduled arrival date. Holiday, special event and mulitple room bookings require 30 day notice. On shorter notice, the following will be charged:

  • Holiday, special event and multiple room bookings will be billed for two night's stay per room.
  • Other bookings will be billed for one night's stay.
  • If cancelling within 48 hours of your arrival date, the full stay will be billed.
  • Some other charges may apply if you had booked a package.

-Bed tax of 11% will be added to room rates.
-Room rates include Fabulous Continental breakfast and are based on single or double occupancy. Additional person: $50.
-Reservations are secured by credit card. Final payment may be made by cash, Visa, or Master Card.
-Rates are subject to change without notice.
-Smoking is permitted in all outside areas; for guest comfort, smoking is not allowed in the house.
-A TV/VCR is located in the library. With the exception of the Master Suite, there are no TVs in the guest rooms.
-For the comfort of our guests, pets are allowed in the Carriage House and Cottage only.

Cancellation Policy - Additional Details

B&B Rooms - There is no fee if cancellation notice is received more than 14 days prior to scheduled arrival date. Holiday, special event and multiple room bookings require 60 day notice. On shorter notice, the following will be charged:

  • Holiday and special event bookings will be billed for two night's stay.
  • Other bookings will be billed for one night's stay.
  • If cancelling within 48 hours of your arrival date, the full stay will be billed.
  • Some other charges may apply if you had booked a package.

Packages - certain package elements that we reserve for you with other service providers are non refundable or incur cancellation fees. These packages and the associated cancellation fees are:

  • Hearst Castle Package - Tours that are rescheduled or cancelled within 14 days of the scheduled tour are charged a $14 fee. We will have to bill this amount to your credit card.
  • Theater Package - Most theater tickets are non refundable once booked, resulting in a $40 cancellation fee to the Inn. If your room is cancelled within the 7-day window, we will have to put this charge on your credit card.
  • Rose Bouquets - If you cancel a Romance Package less than 2 days before your scheduled check in, we have to charge the cost of the rose bouquet, which is $50.
  • Spa Package - If you cancel a Spa Package less than 2 days before your scheduled check in, we have to charge the full amount of the massages, which is $190. This is the amount that the spa charges the Inn.
  • Romantic Package - If you cancel a Romantic Package less than 2 days before your scheduled check in, we have to charge the full amount of the facials, manicure and pedicure, which is $190. This is the amount that the salons charge the Inn.
  • Wine Tasting Package - If you cancel a Wine Tasting Package less than 7 days before your scheduled check in, we have to charge you the two hour town car cancellation fee, which is $110. Or, if you had rented the larger limo, $140. This is the amount that the limo company charges the Inn.