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Cass House Cayucos: An Intimate Getaway Between NorCal and SoCal

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Just a three and a half hour drive from Southern California exists a homely, welcoming abode otherwise known as Cass House Cayucos. If you're looking for romantic getaway vibes with your boo, a fun bachelorette party away from home, or an intimate wedding venue, Cass House Cayucos is the place to go. Located across from the sandy Cayucos Beach, Cass House Cayucos serves as a luxurious five-room boutique hotel that offers the most spacious of suites for you to rest, eat, and explore around the city of Cayucos.


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Out of all of the hotels, resorts, and Airbnbs that I've stayed at throughout my years as a lifestyle and travel blogger, Cass House Cuyacos has to be my top hotel choice for channeling the most homely vibes. Because every individual's own room is just a short walking distance from each other, Cass House Cuyacos honestly feels like a home away from home to me. While Sharon stayed at the "Master With Ocean Balcony" suite, I opted for the "Master With Deluxe Tub" suite. As soon as we arrived, the cheerful-as-ever receptionist gave us a quick tour of the house and detailed introduction to their food services (The Bakery and The Grill).

As soon as Sharon and I dropped off our luggage, we took a good 30-minutes to unpack our suitcases and relax before officially starting off our day. But first thing's first - who's hungry? An always hungry Michelle and Sharon made their way towards The Bakery, which is just around the corner of Cass House Cuyacos. What I love about The Bakery is the fact that it is an open kitchen where you can visually see the staff make the food from scratch - LOVE IT! For some reason, seeing food being made from scratch literally makes me drool ten times as harder...TMI much, hah. Since The Bakery offered a variety of options, we literally went down the whole list and left with two Popovers (with the bombest chive butter EVER), two biscuits (with honey butter), one slice of quiche, one Vanille Canele, and one Egg & Bacon Panini. Want to know how delicious everything tasted? Let's just say we pretty much devoured our entire order.

Afterwards, I ended up shooting a few product shots in my suite while we waited for the sun to go down before we could start our photoshoot session. Shoutout to the staff for being extra acommodating for me to capture the perfect Instagram photo, as they helped provide me with fresh flowers, extra pastries, mugs, and condiments, just for one shot - yo gurl could never be more appreciative! As you can see from the photo below, Cass House Cuyacos has definitely helped up my Instagame in this shot.

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When a tired Michelle was done shooting, Sharon and I headed to The Grill at 5:30PM for a luxurious dinner also located in the premises of Cass House Cayucos. At The Grill, the chef clearly explains the ingredients used behind each dish and how the ingredients are locally sourced from nearby farms or from the Cass House Garden itself. Sharon and I both agree that every entree that they made was high-quality, aesthetically appealing, and packed with flavor. One entree I must hype up is their Pepperoni Pizza - this is a pizza drizzled with honey and it is SO addicting that Sharon and I contemplated on ordering a second pizza, even though we were stuffed by the end of the meal. After that Pepperoni Pizza, I'm not sure if I can eat a normal pizza again without honey drizzled all over it, LOL! Additionally, we also tried their Grilled English Peas, Oak Grilled Prawns, Vegetable Quinoa Salad, and Spaghettini Carbonara. The Spaghettini Carbonara and Oak Grilled Prawns are two more dishes I would recommend ordering at The Grill - trust me when I say you won't be disappointed with the flavor.

After dinner, we took photos around the vicinity of the house before heading over to Cayucos Pier across the street. During our photoshoot, we had a conversation about what theme we wanted to direct our Instagram feeds towards and ended up turning on our weird-o-meter's to an all-time high. Sad to say, our silly pictures turned out to be our favorite photos of the day over your typically posed, "Instagram-worthy" shots.

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To end the night, I watched an hour-long episode of this Asian drama that I've been addicted to called "My Amazing Boyfriend" (LOL at the title, I know - please don't judge me) while soaking in a bath. And man, Cass House Cuyacos was not kidding about that deluxe tub! I swear, every tub that I've been in at a hotel has not accommodated my 5'5" body, but this deluxe tub can literally fit two people! It was definitely the kind of bath I needed in a while to destress.

When we woke up in the morning, we headed to The Bakery once again to fill up on fresh out-of-the-oven pastries before driving off to San Francisco. If you missed any of our Cass House Cayucos adventures, don't forget to check out the HIGHLIGHTS REEL on my Instagram page (@missmisschelle) for behind-the-scenes!

Last but not least, I wanted to give a special thank you to Cass House Cayucos for hosting us! I absolutely enjoyed my stay and I hope to visit again soon!

Much Love,

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Meeting Instagram Friends In The Windy City

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