Winery Guest Cottage in San Luis Obispo/Edna Valley Wine Country
Clay, Fredericka, and Elizabeth Thompson
- English, German
About Clay, Fredericka, and Elizabeth Thompson
We are the Thompson family: Clay and Fredericka and (daughter) Elizabeth. We are the owners of Claiborne & Churchill Winery, founded in 1983 and located in the heart of the Edna Valley, just outside the charming town of San Luis Obispo, California. We have remodeled the original farmhouse on the property so that one-half is now a vacation rental.
Clay, Fredericka, and Elizabeth Thompson purchased this Cottage in 1990
Why Clay, Fredericka, and Elizabeth Thompson chose San Luis Obispo
We fell in love with this area and its wine culture while traveling up the California coast on a business trip, away from our hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Not long after, we left our jobs in Michigan, moved to San Luis Obispo, and began working in the local wine industry, beginning our own small wine production in 1983. In 1990 we were able to purchase our present property, and in 1995 we built a small winery and tasting room using eco-friendly "straw-bale" construction methods.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our guest cottage is an ideal place to relax, wind down, and "wine-down," as we say. It also makes a perfect base from which to explore this beautiful area. A dozen or more wine tasting rooms are within a fifteen minute drive, and the ocean is only five miles away, with sunning, surfing, and beach-combing opportunities. The charming towns of San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande are each within a ten-minute drive, each with its own shopping and cultural amenities. The local restaurant scene offers a variety of quality experiences, from casual to fine dining. Outdoor adventures such as biking the backroads or hiking the local trails are readily available.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
This cottage is a perfect Edna Valley getaway. Elizabeth was extremely helpful and welcoming. We stayed here for a wedding at the White Barn which is right across the street! We’ve been considering planning a trip back to Edna just to spend more time at this great little home. Thank you for having us!
Staying At a Winery was Fantastic!
I can't say enough good about Elizabeth and her parents, the owners of Claiborne & Churchill Winery! The guest house, which is the renovated original farmhouse on the property, was perfect for us to spend a week. Our son was graduating from Cal Poly SLO and we wanted a place where extended family could gather before and after graduation that was close to the school. The kitchen was great as we didn't have to worry about going out and getting every meal. The private driveway was wonderful for us and our guests. The gardens are lovely and the back patio area with a bbq was just right to decorate Mustang "green and gold' and hang out in. We happened to be there on one of the Summer concert nights so just over the fence were gourmet food trucks and a live band. We so appreciated the gift basket (and Pinot Noir!) that was waiting for us. I highly recommend!!
Great vacation spot
We spent the weekend at the guest cottage.
This is a lovely upgraded cottage, with a very nice yard. The hosts were very welcoming and friendly. We also tried some of the wines at the winery and they are very tasty. All in all we had a very good time and hope to be back soon!
Perfect family vacation in Edna/SLO/Pismo
We had a great stay! We were greeted on arrival by Clay and Fredericka who were lovely and very welcoming. The cottage is very quaint and cozy. It's located on their winery (with really good wine) and about a 10 min drive from Pismo and about 15 min from downtown SLO. We were there with our 2 year old son and had no issues. We would definitely stay here again and HIGHLY recommend it to anyone looking for a nice quiet weekend.
Clean and comfortable
Great stay, with friendly owners. Bottle of wine and snacks a very nice touch.
On a winery was very convenient.
Wine weekend getaway
Great cottage in the wine country, very clean and quiet, close to SLO. Enjoyed wine tasting next door. Highly recommend.
Located at The Claiborne & Churchill Winery, in the heart of the Edna Valley wine country, we are just a ten minute drive from San Luis Obispo (restaurants, shops, theater and other cultural attractions) , Pismo Beach (surfing, beach, restaurants), and Arroyo Grande (antique shopping, restaurants). Ideal location for wine tasting, biking, walking, picnicking.