The “Old” Vine Street Inn–a collage of pictures


What an adorable bed and breakfast it was.  The home was built in 1887 and was located within walking distance to the downtown in Paso Robles, CA.  It was, and still is I believe, the only bed and breakfast located in Paso Robles proper and so close to the downtown area.  What a pleasure it was to own and run it for 5 years.  I loved all of my guests; cooking; gardening; and my lovely Anna who did all of the housekeeping immaculately as always.  Hugo, my toy poodle, was the perfect inn sitting dog.  He was hypoallergenic, didn’t shed, and loved people.  I think that my guests were more excited to see him than to see me.  When my guests would arrive at the front door, it was barely a glance at me, but “oh, Hugo” and they would attack and attach him in their arms.  Those were very glorious days indeed.  I miss inn keeping dreadfully, but I am so happy when I get to TempInnSit somewhere.


About TempInnKeeper

Margot loves people and is very energetic and organized. She is also a quick study. Her background includes having renovated, owned and operated an 1887 Victorian bed and breakfast in Paso Robles, CA for 5 years. Her guests loved her and she loved her guests. What a perfect combination. Margot’s marketing skills and love of people also was used in her career as a Realtor and in participating in many charitable non-profit organizations. Margot loves to cook and to offer concierge services to people. She was born in Geneva, Switzerland.; has lived all over CA. including Beverly Hills, in the Silicon Valley area, Paso Robles, the San Joaquin Valley as well as in Sun Valley, ID. She has traveled extensively throughout the world; is a CAL alumni (go Bears!); and also speaks French fluently and Spanish semi-fluently. Her interests are people, cooking, arts, books (look at the blog book club and join if you wish), travel, sports, gardening, painting, music, playing classical piano and animals. Margot Van Horn 208-721-3551 PO Box 3788, Ketchum, ID.

2 responses »

  1. Oh, Margo. Thank you for the “walk” down memory lane. We still look at what was the Inn and have wonderful memories of you, Hugo and the great times we’ve had together.
    Much Love, Virginia

    • It was hard and very emotional putting it together Virginia. You can well imagine. Miss you guys and think about you a lot!!! Hope all goes well your ways. Much Love Back, Margot

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