If you’re ready for a much-needed getaway and are looking for the best Temecula hotel, I found an amazing hidden gem in wine country! I discovered the Carter Estate Winery and Resort because they are the sister property to the well-known South Coast Winery. I decided to give them a try and fell so in love with this property that I’ve already planned my next visit!
Why Stay at This Temecula Hotel?
This weekend we headed down to Wine Country for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. We decided to book a stay at Carter Estate Winery and Resort because of their beautiful wine country accommodations, complete with a private patio set right on the vineyards. This unique and gorgeous backdrop makes them a picture perfect Temecula hotel choice and the views are only the beginning.
The interior of this Temecula hotel is incredibly spacious with tall windows providing an abundance of natural lighting. For women, this is a necessity when it comes to having great lighting for makeup! Their nautical decor is subtle and relaxing combining a coastal California style with the beautiful art of Temecula’s wine country. Even the bathrooms are huge with deep sunken tubs, separate shows, and a vanity area.
Complimentary Breakfast Delivery
Every morning at Carter Estate includes a complimentary continental breakfast for two delivered to your room. Not only is this unheard of at any Temecula hotel, but the breakfast is beautiful. It arrives with a variety of fresh sliced fruit, several pastry selections, yogurt with granola, juice, and coffee.
The complimentary breakfast really allows guests to take full advantage of their one-of-a-kind private patio. There also isn’t a huge selection of restaurants that serve breakfast early in the morning. This is such a wonderful and welcomed amenity.
Complimentary Bottled Water
Rooms also come with complimentary bottled water which is needed when you are visiting Temecula. After spending a day tasting amazing wines, staying hydrated is essential. Especially if you visit during the summer months when the temperatures can reach in the hundreds.
Explore the Vineyards
Around August is usually when the grapes are robust and fully ripe. It is absolutely breathtaking and at Carter Estate you can even walk through the vineyards and eat a few grapes straight off the vine. I have yet to visit Temecula in the cooler months. If you’re looking for a Temecula hotel that feels truly immersive, walking the vineyards from your balcony is as close to wine country as you can get!
Complimentary Wine Tasting
Carter Estate Winery & Resort also offers a complimentary wine tasting to all guests staying on the property. Many rooms also come with a complimentary bottle of wine to enjoy in your room. Their wines are fantastic so this is an extra special treat when visiting.
The wine tastings in Temecula are all incredibly affordable. Even if you are not staying at the Carter Estate, I highly suggest visiting the winery. After your tasting, you can view the property which is located completely off the beaten path. Their Temecula hotel location is located behind their winery, giving it a feeling of seclusion and privacy not common at other hotels.
Specials & Discounts
If you join the Carter Estate email list they also regularly send out amazing deals which are hard to pass up. We received an email to stay from now until May 31st and we only paid $99 a night which is a steal. These rooms can often range around $250+ and I’m even thinking about coming back in a few weeks!
Best Wineries to Visit in Temecula
I truly love Temecula wine country. Though it may not be as popular as Napa, the layout of all the vineyards makes it a fabulous destination. In Napa, wineries can be 30 – 45 minutes away from each other. In Temecula, they are all located next to each other on a road that extends for miles. It’s incredibly easy to go from one winery to the next. Below are a few of my favorite wineries to visit in Temecula.
- Lioness Cellar has fantastic Zinfandels and an exquisite French restaurant on the property.
- Callaway Winery has incredible views, a secret wine room you can rent out, and also has a wonderful restaurant.
- Avensole Winery is beautiful and right down the street from Carter Estate. They have a lovely pond in the front as well as a restaurant on the property.
- Oak Mountain Winery is located inside a wine cave and offers a fantastic cheese & charcuterie board wine tasting.
- Bottaia Winery is the only winery with a pool! You can also make your own wine blend to bring home.
- Wilsons Creek is best known for their sparkling wines and they also have an incredible weekend brunch.