September 16-18, 2016
“Vipers, Vineyards & Vistas” is the collaboration between the Northern, Central and Southern California Regions of Viper Owners Association as a way for our regions to spend time together in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Due to limited space constraints, this event is limited to a maximum of 78 people, or 26 guests per region. If a region fills their allotted spaces, additional interested attendees from that region must wait until August 19th when any remaining slots from all three regions will be “put up for grabs” in an open registration.
FRIDAY: Each region will drive to San Simeon, CA. This coast town is located on Hwy 1 approximately halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Hotel accommodations (reduced room block prices) are arranged at the Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort.
This unassuming oceanfront hotel is less than 5 miles south of Hearst Castle. Casual rooms feature free Wi-Fi, TVs with cable channels, coffeemakers, and mini fridges. Some rooms have fireplaces, and most rooms have patios or balconies. There’s a restaurant, a fitness center, a heated outdoor pool with ocean views and a hot tub. Room types and prices are as follows:
King Ocean Front Rooms: $296.10 per night (only 8 are available)
These rooms are only 20 feet from where the land ends and drops down to the ocean. Rooms feature a wood-burning fireplace, a large soaking tub and private patio.
King Ocean View Rooms: $235.00 per night
These rooms are approximately 100 yards back from the water with a panoramic view of the coastline.
Standard King Rooms: $188.00 per night
These rooms have views of the mountains or possibly a partial ocean view.
All rates are subject to a 12% occupancy tax. Check in is 4:00pm.
PLEASE NOTE: The room block code will be sent to you after you register. The hotel will release any unclaimed rooms from our block back into general inventory on August 30th . After this date, the hotel will continue to accept reservations at the rates quoted above based upon availability.
Due to the varied arrival times on Friday, everyone is free to do as they wish. You may want to explore the quaint seaside village of Cambria, full of bistros, art galleries and specialty shops. There are several restaurants close to the hotel but please be aware that most restaurants in the area, including the one at the hotel, close (stop serving) at 9:00 p.m.
SATURDAY: We’ll caravan about one hour through rolling hills to JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery located in the Paso Robles Wine Country. We’ll sample their wines paired with local cheeses, dried fruit and seasonal meats and spreads. Our group will be in the private tasting room below The Chateau, an 11,000 sq. ft. mansion tucked atop a hill surrounded by vineyards.
Next we’ll take a leisurely half-hour cruise to Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery where we’ll sample their wines and enjoy a buffet lunch of sandwiches, salads & desert in one of their spacious outdoor patios.
Following lunch, you’re free to spend the afternoon as you please. There are more than 200 wineries in the area to visit, as well as Firestone Walker Brewing Company for those of you who enjoy brew houses. Or you may want to head back and chill out at the beach.
We will meet back up Saturday evening at 6:00 in the Butte Banquet Room at the hotel for dinner.
SUNDAY: You’re free to spend the day as you choose. Consider checking out Hearst Castle – “A Museum Like No Other”.
The cost for this event will be $150.00 per person.
Remember, this event is limited to a maximum of 78 people, or 26 guests per region. Please register soon to secure a space at this fun-filled, multi-regional event! Keep in mind, once a region fills their allotted spaces, additional attendees from that region must wait until August 19th when any remaining slots from other regions are opened up.