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Bridge Street Inn


In 2016 I drove my VW Westy from Buxton, NC to Cambria, CA. I decided to use the Bridge Street Inn as a home base to pursue my interests in hiking, Big Sur, yoga, surfing, bicycle riding, collecting moonstones, writing, making music, and meeting cool people. I hope these pursuits come through in the vibe of the Bridge Street Inn. 

Cambria, CA is a community of artists and nature lovers just south of Big Sur. The seasons are all about enjoying the wonderful nature and being artistically inspired. If you are one who enjoys the exciting culture of living in a town that loves good food, wine/beer, art, and an active lifestyle, then Cambria is for you!

The Bridge Street Inn is:

1.5 miles from a surf break and moonstone boardwalk

0.3 miles from the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve trail head

1.2 miles from the 927 Micro Brewery

1.4 miles from Tula Yoga

0.2 miles from Robin's Restaurant and other delicious dining options

0.1 miles from Soto's True Earth Market

2.7 miles from Hearst San Simeon State Park

1.7 miles from Stolo Family Vineyards & Winery

8.3 miles from Hearst Castle Visitor Center (Sea for Yourself Kayak and hiking across from the visitor center)

12 miles from the Elephant Seal Vista Point

20 miles from Ragged Point, Big Sur

22 miles from Montana de Oro State Park

19 miles from Morro Bay

14 miles from Cayucos

When a folks need to take a break from the nature activity, we have picnic area, bbq and a cozy lounge area. The lounge area has guitars, stereo, magazine, games and books. 

If you are not in the mood to try out Cambria's amazing restaurants then you can walk over to Soto's True Earth Market.  The market sells produce grown within bicycle riding distance of the Bridge Street Inn.  Besides local produce they have an amazing selection of organic products plus a deli.

We have 5 private rooms that have shared bathrooms.   1 private room with a half bath.  Besides the typical European Guest House/hostel type accommodations, we have a unique component called Vanland.  What is Vanland?  Bridge Street Inn has designated 1 special parking spots for paying guests who have adventure vehicles.   A Vanland parking space is a parking space with enough room for your adventure vehicle and 2 people. We limit the 1 space to 2 people because we like a bathroom to guest ratio that doesn't involve lines.  An adventure vehicle must be able to legally fit in a parking space.  Since the Bridge Street Inn is not a campground we can not accommodate TENTS or CARS at Vanland.

By staying here, you become a part of a community dedicated to creating global, cultural and community centric remarkable relationships.

Whether it's meeting a couple in their van making their way across the country to Burning Man, a guy staying in a private room with a car loaded with gear who chases the waves, or a couple from Argentina touring around playing folk music, it will never be a dull moment.

When the sun slips below the Pacific and the landscape loses its definition, the stars are still hidden beneath twilight's blanket, it's time to check into the quaint and cozy 110 year old Bridge Street Inn.

When guests step onto the property the first thing they’ll notice are the gardens.  Guests can enjoy the gardens while cooking up veggies from the local farmers market on the BBQ or in the fully stocked kitchen. Or, enjoy nature watching humming birds take in nectar from the drought tolerant flowers and succulents around the picnic table, relaxing in the comfy lawn chairs, or rocking in the old-time porch swing framed by grape vines.

The human spirit can be as impressive as the Big Sur seashore when guests from around the world start sharing their adventures and art in the common area. The Bridge Street Inn's common room has plenty of thoughtful entertainment, aka non TV fun.  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.

We have the same attitude as most of our guests.  We all came to the Central Coast to adventure and not to sit indoors.  At 10:30 AM we tidy up the Inn.  Once the Inn has a clean cozy feel to it we put away the supplies and turn into adventurers.  You will find us catching waves on our stand-up-paddleboards or kayaks, hiking Big Sur, bicycling the Highway 1, eating great local food and working on art -- just like you.