Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.
Certain places stay with you. Some because of a dramatic social context, others for their striking beauty. As legendary novelist and essayist John Steinbeck speaks toward above, travel is not always about a spatial consideration. Travel is a matter of the heart, of memory.
When you approach the Cambria Beach Lodge in coastal Cambria, CA, you enter a sort of dreamy cocoon of both timelessness and gateway expanse. As the non-official entry point to the rugged and dramatic coastal stretch that precedes the San Francisco Bay, this charming and breathtakingly situated boutique hotel invites both reverie of iconic Californian literature, cinema, and mythology, while at the same time encouraging a chic and modern respite. Waves crash, sunsets intoxicate, and the wine, harvested not far from where one rests their head, is as integral as sea to salt.
As a lodge, the carefully curated space does not espouse pretension, found in such thickery to the north and south, but that of comfort and calm. Nonetheless, the offerings on site—from oversized showers ripe with Malin + Goetz products, a bicycle rental program, or the specialty chocolate you'll find atop the sophisticated cabinetry—suggest a worldliness within reach, while you take in the fresh air and silence your mobile phone. Flaunt recommends this one without hesitation, whether you're venturing toward Big Sur, toward the Southland, or splitting the difference between the two, in a moment of bearingless distillation.
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