Friend and Weekend Driver blog contributor Doug McHenry dropped me a note about a Los Angeles Times story on The Hacienda, a classic piece of California near King City. Check out reports from me and from Doug at the link above.

Here’s what Doug reports.

    Not much had changed since we stayed there last fall. The reservation Web site,, now lists the rooms at the Hacienda with prices, but it is still necessary to phone for reservations.

    Two other points in the article worth noting:

    The Mission San Antonio de Padua offers accommodations within its cloisters, too: 31 guest rooms at $60 a night, plus a suite for $195 nightly. According to the Mission’s Web site:, they also offer retreats that include meals for extra cost.

    The article gave a rave recommendation for the North Shore Inn restaurant, about 12 miles away on Jolon Road in Bradley. It features a German menu. (see article for details).


Thanks for the update, Doug. I get a lot of traffic on this site for folks looking for the Hacienda, even though it’s several hundred miles away from San Diego. The Times calls it one of the Six Secret Spots of the West. I agree. Check out the list.


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