The Desperado Inn - Paso Robles, CA

2-Night Stay for Two with Wine Tasting at The Desperado Inn in Paso Robles, CA

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Hotel at a Glance: The Desperado Inn

Perched on a hilltop, the Desperado Inn is part of a private 10-acre estate abundant with olive and cypress trees and a fragrant lavender garden. The property has the feel of the stately villas and vineyards of 19th-century Tuscany. In fact, there are several family-owned vineyards within easy walking distance of the estate. This deal includes vouchers for tastings at four wineries in the Paso Robles wine region, making it a fine romantic getaway.

  • Get dazzling sunset views from the inn’s south terrace, which has an outdoor pool; the inn sits at an elevation of 1,175 feet.
  • Private patios highlight each guest suite, which also feature flat-screen TVs.
  • Hearty homemade breakfast is served each morning, compliments of the inn.
  • A welcome reception is held for guests when they check in, and includes wine, cheese, and fresh fruit.
  • Choose from a massive DVD library that features more than 600 movies; free popcorn is also available.

Paso Robles, California: Family-Owned Wineries and Hot Springs

Paso Robles was founded just after the Civil War by the uncle of notorious outlaw Jesse James, who even hid out there on occasion. Today, though, the town isn’t too rough around the edges—Paso Robles exudes an understated European elegance, with its Victorian architecture and vibrant green hills. The temperate Mediterranean climate is conducive to the growth of grapes, too. You can sample Rhone and Syrah blends at one of the roughly 200 wineries in the area, many of them family-owned. In the historic town center, you’ll find stately Victorian buildings and specialty shops that sell chocolate and artisan cheese from local farms.

There are therapeutic minerals in the water at the popular Franklin Hot Springs, which keep at a temperature around 97 degrees. Nearby Franklin Ponds is a nice, quiet place to canoe or cast out for bluegill, largemouth bass, and bags of Goldfish crackers. Or head to the Salinas River trail, where you can bike or take a peaceful hike.

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What You Get

2-night stay for two in any suite with tasting passes at four wineries

  • Option 1: $279, valid 8/5/14–10/30/14, check in Sunday–Wednesday, not valid for Thursday-Saturday stays (up to a $620 value)
  • Option 2: $299, valid 11/1/14–4/30/15, check in any day (up to a $650 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 10/3/14
Travel by: 4/30/15

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 12/20/14–1/15/15
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 14-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 12% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Private estate
  • Complimentary gourmet breakfast
  • Outdoor pool
  • Poolside sun deck
  • Fireplace loggia
  • DVD library and free popcorn
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 10/3/14 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 8/5/14–10/30/14 or 11/1/14–4/30/15, depending on option purchased
  • Not valid 12/20/14–1/15/15
  • Limit 4 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 14-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in and 16 or older to stay
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must provide first and last name upon purchase, which will be provided to merchant
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • 12% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms * One king or queen bed * Standard occupancy: 2 * Maximum occupancy: 2

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 5:30–7 p.m. for 2014 stays; 4–6 p.m. for 2015 stays
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP; 36 mi) and Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT; 136 miles)
  • Distance from Fresno: about 136 miles


  • “Beautiful place , very nice owner , so welcoming . We will be there again .”

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