About The Bridge Street Inn H.I. At Cambria:
The BSI in the Evening
When the sun slips below the Pacific, the landscape has lost its definition. The stars are still hidden beneath twilight's blanket. It's time to check into the Bridge Street Inn.
The 110 year old Bridge Street Inn keeps the unique Central Coast vibe alive with its commitment to urban nature and the human spirit. When guests step onto the property the first thing they’ll notice are the gardens. Guests can enjoy the gardens while cooking up a Hearst Steak on the BBQ; watch the humming birds take in the drought tolerant flowers and succulents from the picnic table, relax in the comfy lawn chairs, or rock in the old-time porch swing framed by grape vines.
The human spirit can be as impressive as the Big Sur seashore or a fat elephant seal when guests from around the world start sharing their adventures and art in the common area. Guests can grab one of the two guitars and share music. Introduce other guests to favorite new bands through Spotify and Pandora. Share stories, play Scrabble, and get rowdy with a physical game of Categories at the circular dinner table.
The Categories game goes like this:
- Player 1: Slap, clap … then on the snap, snap: “Names of.”
Slap, clap … then on the snap, snap: “Central Coast Critters” (the word “animals” said to the snapping beat).
Player 2: Slap, clap … then on the snap, snap: “Raccoons.”
Player 3: Slap, clap … then on the snap, snap: “Elephant Seals.”
Player 4: Slap, clap … then on the snap, snap: “California Condors” (note the one, two, three syllable words...as long as it's said in rhythm, on the snap, you're okay).
The BSI common room has plenty of thoughtful entertainment, aka non TV fun for the introverted. The library has a wide range of literature. An example of what a guest can find on the book shelf: Far Side cartoons, Federico Garcia Lorca poetry, The New Yorker magazine, and Revolution from Within by Gloria Steinem. I’m afraid to say it but yes, the BSI does have high speed internet for the guest who wants to sit in their room and quietly stream South Park.
The BSI provides a fully stocked kitchen to create a gourmet dinner with the produce you bought at the local grocery or farmers market. The kitchen has a guest refrigerator, filtered water, gas burning stove/oven, and an impressive seasoned cast iron collection. The cast iron collection has been pieced together from various garage and thrift stores from Idaho to California. The BSI has made a commitment not to poison it’s guests with perfluorooctanoic acid and C - 8 found in nonstick cookware.
The BSI in the Morning
As the sunlight streaks through the BSI the beauty of the Central Coast becomes apparent. Whether a guest is on their way to hike in Big Sur, write poetry at Moonstone beach, or go wine tasting in the Santa Lucia Mountains - it’s important to start the day off feeling and eating healthy. The BSI offers a delicious, wholesome, Oatmeal breakfast (No High Fructose Corn Syrup Breakfast!).
The breakfast includes locally roasted Cambria Coffee, organic tea, organic fruit, organic jam, Central Coast sourdough bread, and the center piece organic oats with cinnamon, raisins, brown sugar, and sunflower seeds. All this health served continental style. Fast and easy, or slow and easy, you decide how you want to enjoy our breakfast till it's taken down at 10 AM.