LA Times’ Weekend Escape profiles Templeton
Templeton, Calif.: A different way to roll in a rustic haven
LA Times: The unincorporated community of Templeton, Calif., just south of Paso Robles, is a secret worth discovering. Templeton was established in the late 1880s as the southern terminus of the Southern Pacific Railroad and has had several iterations over the years: first as a railroad town, then as a farming community and finally as a wine-making center. Although it still has a rustic, rough-around-the-edges quality, the town seems to be changing again, this time into a tourist destination. The tab: The Vis-à-Vis Suite at the Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast was $174 a night (including the $10 online reservation discount), and dinner for one at McPhee’s Grill was $64.50, which included a couple of glasses of local wine. The cost of wine tasting at local wineries varies.
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