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Bridge Street Inn Airbnb Experience

Bridge Street Inn guest gets creative with photography, poetry, and found objects at Moonstone Beach. She participated in Bridge Street Inn’s one of a kind Airbnb Experience called Moonstone Beach Creative Collage.  Sign up now.

Winter bloom at the Bridge Street Inn

Bridge Street Inn helps guests maintain their Mental Health

The Bridge Street Inn helps guests maintain their mental health and living standards.

Here are 5 ways playing chess can boost you mind and your life brought to you by The Colombian Post:

1. Promotes brain growth: Games like chess that challenge the brain actually stimulate the growth of dendrites, the bodies that send out signals from the brain’s neuron cells. With more dendrites, neural communication within the brain improves and becomes faster.

2. Raises your IQ: Do smart people play chess, or does chess make people smart? At least one scientific study has shown that playing the game can actually raise a person’s IQ. A study of 4,000 Venezuelan students produced significant rises in the IQ scores of both boys and girls after four months of chess instruction. So grab a chess board and improve your IQ!

3. Helps prevent Alzheimer’s: As we age, it becomes increasingly important to give the brain a workout, just as you would every other major muscle group, in order to keep it healthy and fit. A recent study featured in The New England Journal of Medicine found that people over 75 who engage in brain-games like chess are less likely to develop dementia than their non-board-game-playing peers. The saying “use it or lose it” certainly applies here, as a sedentary brain can decrease brain power. All the more reason to play chess before you turn 75.

4. Chess players are successful: The 2012 YouGov poll found a clear relationship between being a regular chess player and various measures of achievement and success. 78% of active chess players are university graduates. 20% of households making above $120,000 regularly play chess. Chess players are 5 times more likely to read in-depth analysis and high-brow publications. They are also likely to be affluent, 40% more likely to purchase luxury items.

5. It increases your creativity: Since the right hemisphere of the brain is responsible for creativity, it should come as no surprise that activating the right side of your brain helps develop your creative side. Specifically, chess greatly increases originality. One four-year study had students from grades 7 to 9 play chess, use computers, or do other activities once a week for 32 weeks to see which activity fostered the most growth in creative thinking. The chess group scored higher in all measures of creativity, with originality being their biggest area of gain.

6. It teaches planning and foresight: Having teenagers play chess might just save their lives. It goes like this: one of the last parts of the brain to develop is the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain responsible for planning, judgment, and self-control. So adolescents are scientifically immature until this part develops. Strategy games like chess can promote prefrontal cortex development and help them make better decisions in all areas of life, perhaps keeping them from making a stupid, risky choice of the kind associated with being a teenager.

Don’t know how to play chess?  Here is a link:


How to Make your Bridge Street Inn host HAPPY

Review of the Garden Tiny House by Jerry and Pam, “The location was great and quiet. Walking distance to town. Definitely “funky”. Beds were comfortable, heater worked fine, and water heater provided enough hot water. Cottage was basically old and not kept up. Although, it was as clean as you could get an old building. Everything furniture-wise looked like it was from the free pile at a yard sale. Could be a really cute place with the right furniture and decorations. You get what you pay for. Seemed pretty pricey for what you got, but Cambria was generally overpriced. Beautiful area, locals definitely gouging the tourists. Brandon was friendly and accommodating.”


Don’t make your host sad.  Make your host happy by reading the Airbnb rules before booking.  Here is the most important house rule on the tiny house listing, “Thanks in advance for basing your decision to stay at the Garden Tiny House on the pictures, captions, reviews, descriptions and price of other accommodations. Thank you for taking the time to determine if the cottage is too BIG, too SMALL, or the perfect size? I want you to have an amazing stay.”

If having an amazing stay means a guest does NOT book the Garden Tiny House I will be very very very happy:)

If Jerry and Pam had followed the most important house rule they could have determined from the photos the mindfully purchased furniture wouldn’t  be suitable for their reading, playing games, eating, writing, or conversation pleasures, and  the oil paintings would not bring joy to their soul, and the limited edition signed/numbered Wilco posters would not inspire creativity.  

Cambria prices are inline with the current market rate for historic walking areas on the central coast such as historic Carmel, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara.  The restaurants, brewery, and wine tasting rooms all list prices on line. You can determine your budgetary needs before booking a stay in Cambria. 

The beautiful trait about the Garden Tiny Home you can enjoy a walking vacation.  No need to spend money on gas once you park your vehicle.  The health food store and grocery store offer affordable healthy food for eating in or making picnics.  Soto’s True Earth bulk bends are great for buying just the right amount of food for your vacation.  Cambria has plenty of free hiking trails and beach.  

The Garden Tiny House is worn and old (2019 new roof, new paint, new garden path).  Worn like a pair of Doc Martins that saw Nirvana on their In Utero tour.  Worn like your grandparents cast iron skillet used to make pancakes on camping trips in Big Sur.  Worn like the brookes saddle that has been with you since your first bicycle trip down highway 1.  Worn like a copy of your parents Beatles, Sgt. Pepper Album they bought during the Summer of Love. Worn like the VW microbus that moved your family from an apartment into their first house.  Worn like the Martin guitar that was passed down to from your grandfather, to your dad and someday to you.  Worn like the used copy of Pablo Neruda love poems you still share with your lover. 

Come be thrifty, frugal, and creative in Cambria:)

Author Marianne Power has this to say about the Bridge Street Inn

“I cannot say enough good things about The Bridge Street Inn. It’s a magical place full of love. The bedrooms are spotless with old fashioned quilts on the bed and the garden is bursting with flowers. It’s like stepping back in time. The living room has guitars and books for people to use and the kitchen is immaculately clean and set up with free coffee and oatmeal for breakfast.Brandon, the manager, is kind, funny and helpful and really cares about everyone who walks through the door and cares that they see the best of the area. I’ve travelled the world and stayed in many places – both simple and fancy – and The Bridge Street Inn is one of my favourite spots. I will keep coming back.” -Marianne Power


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Central Coast, California Music Venue Guide

Bridge Street Inn guests!!! I met the Electric Howlers at the 927 Beer Company located in Cambria, CA. Last night they played at Fernwood Resort just up the road in Big Sur. Guests when booking your room at the Bridge Street Inn always check the music venues in the surrounding area. Music before accommodations!!!!!

Heading to Cambria from San Francisco.

Big Sur:

Fernwood Resort

Henry Miller Library

Santa Cruz:

The Catalyst

Moe’s Alley

Rio Theater

The Crepe Place

Flynn’s Cabaret and Steak House


Golden State Theater

Planet Gemini

Music venues with in 33 miles of the Bridge Street Inn.  The Bridge Street Inn is located half way between SF and LA on highway 1.  

Paso Robles:

Vina Robles Amphitheater


Seed and Soul

927 Beer Company

Morro Bay:

The Siren

San Luis Obispo:

Fremont Theater

Slow Brew

Boo Boo Records has a comprehensive list of upcoming shows in the area


Avila Beach Resort

Heading to Cambria from Los Angles

Santa Barbara:

Santa Barbara Bowl

Grenada Theater

Velvet Jones


Ventura Theater


Joshua Tree

Pappy and Harriet’s

Joshua Tree visitor guide


Fox Theater

Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace

Music production companies on the Central Coast

Folk Yeah

Good Medicine Presents

NumbSkull Productions

Please contact if you would like a music venue added to the list

Check out Micah Shwaebrow’s art at Mission Gallery

Check out Bridge Street Inn guest, Micah Schwaberow’s, art at the Mission Gallery located in Cambria, CA.

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Micah at the Mission Gallery

Micah Schwaebrow

Micah bio