Hotel at a Glance: Vines RV Resort
At Vines RV Resort, guests can pull their RVs in and set up shop within easy reach of rolling vineyards and natural hot springs. The resort resembles its own little village, with old-fashioned street lamps lighting roads that wind past fragrant magnolia trees. If Fido tags along, he can romp in the designated pet area. There's even a library, where you can relax with popular titles and classic novels.
- Private campsites are equipped with hookups and WiFi access. Coin-operated laundry facilities are just a short walk away.
- Outdoor pools with family and adult-only areas
- Stock up on snacks and sundries at the onsite supply store.
- Fitness center features cardio machines and free weights, with views of the pool
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 1 of the roughly 200 wineries in the area, many of them family owned. In the historical 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.