|One of the Shell and Stone Sinks|
|Two Views of the Bar|
Of course, much as we would have enjoyed a night in New Orleans, that room and all the others considerably exceeded our budget. David and I had to be satisfied with a stroll around the grounds. Still, since every inch of the restaurant, bar, bakery, and bathrooms is hand-carved, gilded or embellished, we enjoyed this walk almost as much as a night of Mardi Gras. And, someday, who knows, we just might return for a splurge in the Travelers' Suite.
The Madonna Inn is just off Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo, California. Take the Madonna Road exit. Room rates range from $169-449. At the website, click on "Accommodations" and then "Room Features Grid" to see all 109 rooms and their descriptions.