The Apple Farm

 Yesterday we took a very impromptu trip to San Luis Obispo and stayed a night at the Apple Farm. It’s been on my “list” of places to go for a while now.  We had a fabulous kid-free evening away. We went to bed early, slept in until 7:30, had lunch with new friends, took deep breaths through our meals and were rid of Sesame Street for an entire 24 hours.

Quaint, colorful, personal, relaxing and a gift shop that I could spend hours in–best way to describe our stay at the Apple Farm.

While here, Ben and I decided to start a new tradition. You know how all hotel rooms come with a post card or a few pieces of stationary on the desk?  We decided that every time we stay in a hotel, we will write ourselves a little note about our experience and mail it to our home.  Ben wrote this one–man of few words, but you get the point.

And then, the best part of the trip…

Dear Apple Farm,
We will be back. You can count on it.
Sincerely, Rejuvenated Parents

Where do you go to get rejuvenated?

Ashley Stock
I'm Ashley. Sometimes I craft, occasionally I cook, everyday I write, and I'm always Momma. This is my blog. I keep it real while still seeing the rainbows and butterflies in all of life's lessons.
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  1. This place is so darn cute. The apple butter and jam are my faves.

    I recently went to Moro Bay (near apple farm) and it was relaxing and awesome.

  2. My hubby and I just got back from a trip alone to Scottsdale…It was awesome cause we won the trip when we were on “let’s make a deal” so it was FREE!!! My favorite price

  3. This is lovely!! What a nice little getaway!!

  4. It looks like an adorable place. I will have to put it on my list of possible weekend trips. Cute new tradition too.

  5. Ha- 10 hours of sleep on your hubby’s note- that was the best part of your trip probably. :) It would be for any parent.

  6. What a great treat! I have to say, your post made me VERY homesick. I grew up a few miles south of there and only moved away a few years ago. I miss it!!

  7. Sounds like such a great evening/night. We’ve been talking alot about taking a night to ourselves and letting the grandparents watch baby J …but I’m just not ready quite yet.

  8. Oh my goodness! I literally just screamed when I saw this!!! My parents went to college in San Luis Obispo, and they took me to the Apple Farm when I was a little girl. I have memories of going there when I was 4 or 5 years old and I’ve always wanted to go back! So glad you had a good experience too :)

  9. Shanna Watson says:

    I surprised my hubs with movie tickets for tonight (Courageous)…so excited to have a kid free night to ourselves. It is well overdue!! All 4 kids going to Grammy & Grandad’s house :)

  10. Love the Apple Farm! Oh I so want to go back… T he food is amazing as well as the grounds and gift shop….

  11. you came to visit my home town! love apple farm :)

  12. I can’t believe you were in SLO! My parents used to take me and my brother to Apple Farm every year on our way to Carmel during Christmas time when we lived in California. They loved it here so much that they decided to move us up here! We’ve been here ever since! I wish I could’ve met you guys, I love your blog! Hope you had an awesome time in our little town :)

  13. the postcards/notecards – that’s such a great idea!!!! we will have to “borrow” that one!! :) looks like a very lovely place to get away!

  14. Oh since moving to the US five years ago to be near my inlaws we haven’t been on a getaway at all. It is a dream that I’m hoping will come true next year when we move back to Norway to be near my family again. Some time in the future, I’m thinking in about 14-18 years when my youngest moves out will be the time to rejuvenate. Thank goodness I will only be 50 then.

  15. My hubby has been trying to convince me that a getaway is in order. It’s not that I don’t believe him, but I wanted to actually “get away” and not go to a busy city and fight traffic and noise. Ahh- waht a breath of fresh air! Thanks for this. I’m going to request Apple Farm – which is just a short trip for us as we live in Fresno… I’m so inspired, AND looking forward to 10 hours of sleep and zero NickJr on the TV. Awesome!!

  16. hahaha i LOVE this post!! best part…privacy please! awesome! after this baby gets here…the hubs and i fully intend to indulge on a much needed night or two away! thanks for sharing!!
    http://livelaughandlovealwaysss.blogspot.com/

  17. That looks so refreshing and fun! Im insanely jealous. this is so going on my bucket list! I would love to check out apple farms!

  18. Looks like you guys had an amazing time away. I recognize those bottles of marinades/sauces- their SO DELICIOUS…I heart the roasted garlic one the best. The boyfriend and I escape to Tofino, BC…ocean front house…hot tub….doesn’t get any better than that! Happy Friday!

  19. We were in SLO last weekend!! I went to Poly. We stopped on our way back from Santa Barbara just so I could eat at Firestone!! I’ve always heard great things about The Apple Farm. Looks like you had a much deserved relaxing time!!!! Great photos :)

  20. What a fun weekend for you and your hubby! Love the pictures and I have to say….we live one town over from STONEWALL KITCHEN and their factory store….it’s a staple here and I grab the seconds (a little runny, a little too chunky jam, label smudged) for up to 75% off. Pretty sweet. Come visit and I’ll treat you to some Sour Cherry Jam! It’s to die for!

  21. I’ve always wanted to go to the Apple Farm too. I’ve stayed at a Bed & Breakfast in Los Osos and it was such a relaxing trip. This was years and years before I had Natalie. Thanks for sharing!

  22. that’s our quick getaway place, too! We had our “babymoon” there.

  23. OMG! I went there when I was little. I have always been able to remember the distinct 90′s decorations and the smell of the lobby! OMG! Your pictures just took me back to when I was a little girl! Glad you guys had fun!

  24. That sounds awesome! What a fun tradition to start with your man! By the way…I envy your 24 hrs free of Sesame Street! LOL! I hope you got your self a little something special at the gift shop. Can’t wait till Dan and I get some time to ourselves soon!

  25. Privacy Please . . . ooo la la ! So glad you got to sneak away for a while. Nothing like a relaxing trip to put things in perspective.

  26. Such a cute post – your blog is adorable! :)

    Lauren
    http://www.laurensthoughts.com
    @lrstewar

  27. I don’t blame you…I would go back to The Apple Farm as soon as possible!! What an amazing place!!! Thanks for sharing!

    I am your newest follower! I hope you will drop by my blog sometime to visit!
    Headed to prowl around your amazing blog!! Looking forward to getting to know you!!!

    ~~~rhonda~~~

  28. Great pics! I enjoy kid free nights! Lover boy and I had one not to long ago, only ours was a stay at home night because he had to work and I had to go to school (Beauty School) the next day. Hot bubble baths, candle light dinner, facials, and him holding and rocking me in the chair…don’t get much better than that! Although I do enjoy going out too. Love the post card idea and the privacy please. Must be why there is one thing smugged out on the post card ;)

  29. How fun!! It’s mine and my hubby’s anniversary in a couple weeks and we’re going away for 2.5 days – I can’t wait for full night(s) of sleep and going to the bathroom alone!!

  30. I love the apple farm! We were just in SLO a few weeks ago for a rugby tournament and stopped there for breakfast. I’d love to stay there but The Madonna Inn really is where I want to stay first!

  31. what a cute little tradition to start :) I LOVE IT!

  32. love these pics! now steve and i need to stay at the apple farm. we go there during christmas time for a family dinner every year. so fun! xoxo

  33. we will live in san luis one day…mr. anderson went to school there and i have such fond memories of that quaint, little town.
    we’ve always talked about moving back…one day?

  34. How fun! It looks beautiful there!

  35. I love San Louis Obispo. If I ever move back to CA it would definitely be in that area. Looks like y’all had such a fun time!

  36. I love the postcard idea! I am a sucker for all things nostalgic…and what a perfect and wonderful idea! I am from Northern California and we are actually heading to Lake Tahoe this afternoon to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary! I will be picking up my first post card memory this weekend!

    I came over because of Gussy’s blog giveaway, but am very much enjoying your blog. A new follower {and not just for the giveaway…I will be reading!} :)

  37. What a beautiful post. I had heard of The Apple Farm before and after reading your post, I really want to go there and visit! I’m going to be in SLO this weekend and almost forgot about putting this on my “things to do” list, until now. Thanks!

    Lia
    TheUrbanLass.com

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