Sunday, October 11, 2009

Anniversary Trip, Part Two

Brady and I continued heading North on the 101, we had passed Santa Barbara, Solvang, Santa Maria and I still had no idea where we were going. Then Brady pulled off the freeway at the Madonna Inn exit. He said he had to go to the bathroom. At that point, I knew it, we were going to the Madonna Inn! I have always wanted to go to this hotel. You can see it from the freeway in San Luis Obispo and it is fabulously tacky and kitchy.

This place is like Disneyland on crack, pink crack.

The best part about the Madonna Inn is that all the rooms are decorated differently I was so excited to see our room! Brady led me down a secluded pathway.... the Hideaway!

It was so pink and plush and tacky and the walls are made of giant boulders.

Even the shower was made of rock, it was like showering in a cave.

That night we went to the Madonna Inn Steakhouse for our anniversary dinner. It is so over the top. Everything, I mean everything, is pink and flowery.

The restaurant had super fun Halloween decorations. I heart Halloween.

I want this little guy. I need this little guy. If anyone can tell me where I can buy him I will love you forever.

One of the most famous things about the Madonna Inn is the mens' restroom in the main building. I made Brady take pictures for me. The guys pee in a giant waterfall! Brady informed me that there is a sensor and when you walk up to it the water starts pouring, seriously.

I also need one of these, this is a chandelier thing out by the pool. It is so freaking cool.

This place is so pretty and relaxing. We had a fabulous time.


  1. We spent the first night of our honeymoon at the Madonna Inn almost 30 years ago and stayed in the California Poppy Room. Your blogging brings back a lot of memories. Thank you.

    Susan Takeda

  2. AWWWWWW now I so want to visit this place it looks really cool!