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Happy Toes at the Bridge Street Inn

Toes find happiness in the Cambria cool clean air.

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:)

Burt Reynolds Naked at the Bridge Street Inn

Burt Reynolds naked at the Bridge Street Inn. Burt, posed as Cosmopolitan’s “first-ever male centerfold in 1972, marking a milestone in the sexual revolution.” Special thanks to the New Song Family for helping make the Bridge Street Inn wall a little bit more hairy and fun.



New signs at the Bridge Street Inn

Clear communication is a key component to running a successful European Guest House with a Happy Hostel vibe. New handmade room signs made with local beach stones.  New handmade gold blue bathroom signs made from a wood fence. New lid sink signs.









Fall is a great time to bring your bike to Cambria

Curious to know what a fall day in mid November looks like in Cambria?  Fall is a great time to bring your bike to Cambria.  The Bridge Street Inn offers covered out of site bike parking.



The bike ride from the Bridge Street Inn to Hearst Ranch Winery is fairly flat, beautiful views, and a wide shoulder on the PCH.


Happy Bridge Street Inn guests at the Hearst Ranch Winery.





Francesca’s Word Salad, Brandon Follett and Russell Arnott at the Bridge Street Inn

Francesca’s Word Salad performs, ‘Polly’s Birds.”

Russell is a much better videographer.  I chose this video taken several days after the Bridge Street Inn show instead of using my own footage.

Brandon Follett performs, “What’s that You Say Nose?”

Russell Arnott explains why, “The Best Animal Ever is an Octopus.”

The March 4 show at the Bridge Street Inn was a success.  Francesca’s Word Salad wowed the crowd with her beautiful voice and funny provocative lyrics.  Russell Arnott kept the crowd entertained with his octopus slide show and knowledge.  Brandon Follett reminded folks their food should always have fun before being eaten with his catchy Run Run Pig lyrics.

Enjoy more of the wonderful Frencesca’s Word Salad and purchase her music:

Francesca’s Word Salad on Facebook

Francesca’s Word Salad on Bandcamp

Help Russell Arnott and Incredible Oceans spread the good word about our watery planet:

Incredible Oceans

Check out more of Brandon Follett under the name of Veronica and the Mental Foreplays:

Run Run Pig Run Run ep

Mechanistic Lover lp

Press Release for the Show

Fun at the Bridge Street Inn tonight 7pm to 9pm this March 4. Francesca’s Word Salad will perform her mix of catchy off beat anti folk songs.  She is passing through Cambria on her way to South by South West in Austin, TX.  Brandon Follett recently returned from the desert.  He will perform a set list that only the spirit of Gram Parson’s has heard till tonight.  Russell Arnott  will open with a talk entitled, “The Best Animal Ever (Hint: It’s an Octopus). Usually Russell, Brings Oceans into the Classroom through the organization Incredible Oceans.  Tonight he’ll bring Oceans into the Bridge Street Inn.

Photos of the Room 8 where Gram Parson’s spirit lives and the Joshua Tree Inn:

Click here to stay in Room 8 at the Joshua Tree Inn.


Bridge Street Inn host gets a Haircut

Bridge Street Inn guest gives her host a stylish new look. Thank you Stephanie Radford. Check out more of Stephanie’s hair adventures at Stayradhair on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/stayradhair/