The Apple Farm (San Luis Obispo, California)
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|Apple Farm Inn|
|Hotel chain||Boutique Hotel Collection |
|Location||San Luis Obispo, California, United States|
|Address||2015 Monterey Street |
3 (Inn), |
1-2 (Trellis Court)
|Number of rooms||104|
|Number of restaurants||Apple Farm Restaurant|
|The Apple Farm|
The Apple Farm is a combination lodging accommodation and American restaurant in San Luis Obispo, California, located at 2015 Monterey Street. It is a member of California's Boutique Hotel Collection.
The lodgings at the Apple Farm are split into The "Inn", which has large rooms and suites and indoor corridors, and which holds a Four-Diamond Award from the American Automobile Association (AAA); and the "Trellis Court", which has smaller rooms, exterior corridors, and a Two-Diamond AAA rating. The Trellis Court was an adjacent motel that was acquired in 1988 and renovation was finalized in 1989.
The Apple Farm has acquired the first motel in the world, The Motel Inn (originally "Milestone Mo-tel"), which is adjacent to the Inn's grounds near an onramp to northbound U.S. 101. The Motel Inn is used for administrative purposes and the Apple Farm establishment is in the process of restoring the property.
Lodgings and decor
The Inn follows a Victorian style, and most rooms have different decor. The main lobby features a wooden checkerboard, with small wooden red and yellow apples serving as the checkers. Many decorative objects and knickknacks displayed in the inn's hallways are on sale and can be purchased by guests.
Restaurant and food
The Apple Farm Restaurant, across the parking lot from the Inn building, follows a traditional American style, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner and holding a Two Diamond restaurant rating from AAA. A bakery and gift shop are attached to the restaurant. Guest receptions are held in the afternoon, featuring light appetizers and wines from local wineries.
The red-shingled Millhouse operates a working watermill, harnessing the power of San Luis Creek in order to make such products as apple cider and ice cream. A gift shop was once included inside the Millhouse, which is open Thursday through Sunday  and offered samples of apple cider and bags of popcorn, both free of charge, to guests. The Millhouse includes a few rooms on the upper level that are available for guests to stay in.
As of 2015, the Millhouse has been temporarily closed in order to be converted to an all-guest-room facility, and the preexisting gift shop in the Millhouse is to be removed. The water wheel of the Millhouse is to remain operational.
- The Apple Farm Inn at the Boutique Hotel Collection Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine.
- The Apple Farm
- Apple Farm Inn (San Luis Obispo, California), Mapped
- Property Map Archived 2012-06-12 at the Wayback Machine.
- History in San Luis Obispo County Retrieved April 9, 2012.
- The Apple Farm — Rooms
- The Apple Farm — Dining
- The Apple Farm — Giftshop Archived 2011-05-13 at the Wayback Machine.
- The Apple Farm — Millhouse Archived 2011-05-20 at the Wayback Machine.