Fashion Designer and Lifestyle blogger Lauren Elaine checks in to the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in Los Olives, CA

Texas Meets California at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn

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Hot of the heels of our amazing Houston, Texas trunk show, and dreaming of another getaway to my favorite home away from home, I’m sharing a look at our recent stay at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn.  A true Santa Ynez Valley (SYV) superfan, I’ve already shared a slew of recommendations for this magical place – BUT – I would be remiss if I didn’t share about our experience at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn — a place that stylishly merges Texas and California (it was founded by Disney legend, and Davy Crokett/Daniel Boone actor Fess Parker)- and makes for a perfect, easy romantic getaway.

Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine explores the grounds of the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in Los Angeles, CAA look at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in Los OlivosBridal Designer and Once Upon a Seam Blogger explores the grounds at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in Los Olives, CA

Wanting to celebrate our annual honeymoon and 10 year anniversary, my husband and I packed our bags and took off to Los Olivos.  With a busy trunk show and new collection release schedule (and a new puppy!), we only had a couple days to spare – but that’s more than enough time to indulge in wine, and some major winding down.

Fashion Designer Lauren Elaine visits the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in Los Olives, CA

Centered in downtown Los Olives (aka Mayberry) and surrounded by more tasting rooms than you could possibly visit, and all within walking distance — the Fess Parker Wine Country  features 19 amazing rooms and suites, a beautiful pool and spa, and most importantly – a fantastic restaurant!

Blogger Lauren Elaine lounges poolside at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn

Easily the highlight of our stay (after the wine of course!), the ‘Bear and Star’ is Fess Parker’s on-site, literal farm-to-table restaurant featuring ingredients, and even waygu beef cattle — raised right on the Fess Parker estate property in Santa Ynez – and merges Texas and California cuisines.   We loved it so much, we ate there twice in one day! Favorite menu items?  Be adventurous and try the Chicken Liver Mousse OR graduate from basic avocado toast and indulge the BEST smoked salmon toast you’ll ever taste. Seriously, it’s that good.

Smoked salmon toast at the Bear and Star restaurant at the Fess Parker Wine Country InnChicken liver mousse at the Bear and Star Restaurant at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn

And the best part of staying at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn? You just need to show up!  A stay includes complimentary wine tastings at all of the Fess Parker Vineyards – including my favorite Epiphany Cellars- along with a bottle of wine for your room, and you’re treated to complimentary breakfast at the Bear and Star.

A look inside the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in Los Angeles, CA

Thanks for the amazing stay Fess Parker, we’ll be back…soon!

Fashion Designer and Lifestyle blogger Lauren Elaine checks in to the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in Los Olives, CA

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