Friday, February 17, 2012

The Madonna Inn - my Happiest Place on Earth

When I need to get out of town & clear my head, a favorite get-away is a road trip to the Madonna Inn, in San Luis Obispo, CA.  Built by Alex Madonna in 1958, it continues to be run by his family, & has retained all the character from days gone by.  Here's a sampling of photos from some adventures there...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Lolly Squirrel
I ♥ the Madonna Inn!!!

Entering the "Cabin Still" rock-room, on the ground floor of main bldg. 3.

Copper still facsimile, in "Cabin Still" room.  The reverse side is the rock shower...

Entering "Cabin Still" restroom/still.

Water flows from this faucet still, into a rock-sink in the bathroom...

Enjoying a refreshing rock cave shower in "Cabin Still".

Blending with the decor, in the "Cabin Still" room.

"Love Nest" room, a suite a-top building 3.

Stairway to the steeple top inside "Love Nest" room.

Almost to the top of steeple stairway, in the "Love Nest" room.

The sky really does look like this.  Above the Madonna Inn, bldg. 3.

"Tall & Short" room, located off central stairway, bldg. 3.

Irresistibly perch-able wall lamp, in the "Tall & Short" room.

"Tall & Short" furniture feet look vaguely familiar...

The "Paris Violets" room has light-up wall pictures!

outer sleeping quarters, "Paris Violets" room

I heart chartreuse.  Pictured here, in the "Paris Violets" room.

"Romance" room, located on the 2nd floor of building 3.

Split level "Romance" room, with balcony bedroom in background.

Loitering with a "Romance" room table base...

Pink marble tabletops, as they should be ;).

 "Romance" room split-level balcony, overlooking sitting room.

For parties, they have free balloons ;) - in the Madonna Inn Silver Bar.


  1. Super cool pictures! We almost stayed at the Cabiin Still room but had to cancel when we in the process of moving. Can't wait to go though...

    1. Thanks, Rob! You kids will love it there when you get to go. Any room is a great room at the Madonna Inn! I've been dying to go back & do a photo shoot in "Wilheim Tell". ;)

  2. Ohhh, I want to go back and stay so badly... And drink a Pink Cloud!

    1. As you well deserve to, my dear! We are fortunate its location is not so far away... :)