When the sun slips below the Pacific and the landscape loses its definition, the stars are still hidden beneath twilight’s blanket, it’s time to check into the Bridge Street Inn.
The 110 year old Bridge Street Inn keeps the unique Central Coast vibe alive with its commitment to urban nature and the human spirit. When guests step onto the property the first thing they’ll notice are the gardens. Guests can enjoy the gardens while cooking up veggies from the local farmers market on the BBQ; watch the humming birds take in nectar from the drought tolerant flowers and succulents around the picnic table, relax in the comfy lawn chairs, or rock in the old-time porch swing framed by grape vines.
The human spirit can be as impressive as the Big Sur seashore or a fat elephant seal when guests from around the world start sharing their adventures and art in the common area. Guests can grab one of the two guitars and share music, introduce other guests to favorite new bands through Spotify and Pandora, share stories, play Scrabble, and get rowdy with a physical game of Categories at the circular dinner table.
The Bridge Street Inn’s common room has plenty of thoughtful entertainment, aka non TV fun. The library has a wide range of literature. An example of what a guest can find on the book shelf: Far Side cartoons, Federico Garcia Lorca poetry, The New Yorker magazine, and Revolution from Within by Gloria Steinem. I’m afraid to say it but yes, the BSI does have high speed internet for the guest who wants to sit in their room and quietly stream South Park.
The Bridge Street Inn provides a fully stocked kitchen to create a gourmet dinner with the produce you bought at the local grocery or farmers market. The kitchen has a guest refrigerator, filtered water, gas burning stove/oven, and an impressive seasoned cast iron collection. The cast iron collection has been pieced together from various garage and thrift stores from Idaho to California. The BSI has made a commitment not to poison it’s guests with perfluorooctanoic acid and C – 8 found in nonstick cookware.
The Bridge Street Inn is closed from 10:30 AM to 5 PM. We have the same attitude as most of our guests. We all came to the Central Coast to adventure and not to sit indoors. At 10:30 AM we tidy up the hostel. Once the hostel has a clean cozy feel to it we put away the cleaning supplies and turn into adventurers. You will find us catching waves, hiking Big Sur, bicycling the Highway 1 and working on art just like you.