Not everyone can afford to own a horse or has the time to commit to horse ownership. Yet we still like the smell of horses and being around horsey people. If this describes you, then add Hotel Cheval in Paso Robles to your “must visit” list when you are in Central California.
Hotel Cheval a Luxury Boutique Hotel
Situated smack dab between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Hotel Cheval is a luxury boutique hotel with an equestrian theme. This place is like taking a horseback riding vacation, only you don’t have to hop in the saddle or clean out the stall. Hotel Cheval is more about luxury lodging, fine dining and wine tasting.
The 16 room Hotel Cheval has a mascot. He doesn’t wag his tail and he won’t be greeting you in the entry way. Instead, Chester swishes his tales and gives a snort once in awhile. Chester is a 2,000 pound Red Belgian draft horse. When he’s not consuming 60 pounds of hay and two pounds of rolled oats each day, he earned his keep by taking guests, via carriage, out to dinner in downtown Paso Robles. Keep in mind that Chester is semi-retired from his former life working the fields in Ohio’s Amish country. These days, Chester is taking a horseback riding vacation and has since retired. He’s enjoying his time at Harris Stage Lines.