We are located by Highway 101 for easy access and between two major
cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast.
Did you know that Atascadero means “mudhole”?
Atascadero is a Spanish name, and it means a muddy place.
We are not muddy; we are friendly and clean.
We are located in some amazing beautiful, rolling hills area of the
Central Coast. Atascadero was originally home to the Salinan Indian tribe.
The first civic building in Atascadero, The Printery, had the first
rotogravure presses west of Chicago. Lewis then published the
Atascadero News newspaper and the Illustrated Review, a photo/news
The centerpiece of Lewis' planned community
was an Italian Renaissance-style building, which was the home to
Atascadero City Hall and the Museum until it was damaged in the 2003
earthquake. Atascadero was built between 1914 and 1918 with bricks made from local
clay, this unique and beautiful building has become one of California's
Historical Landmarks (No. 958). Atascadero was incorporated in 1979.
Today, with nearly 28,000 residents, Atascadero is the third-largest city
in San Luis Obispo County.
Many of the very principles that E.G. Lewis envisioned for his "utopian
city" are ensured through the city's general plan, which includes
preservation of open space, protection of trees and hillsides, the keeping
of domestic animals, and large lot sizes. It was Mr. Lewis who first had
the vision in which he foresaw the future of Atascadero as a creative,
The City offers many recreational possibilities such as our Downtown and
Sunken Gardens area, golf, scenic roads and trails, shopping, restaurants,
and the Atascadero Lake Park and Zoo facilities. Accommodations are
available to include numerous Motels, Bed and Breakfast Inns, and the
Carlton Hotel described by the editors of the Tribune as the "jewel" of
the Central Coast.
are close to all entertainments in the county – Mid-State Fair, Hearst
Castle, Pismo Beach, Paso Robles Wine Country, Lights of Sensorio, Santa
Margarita Lake and Nacimiento Lake.
All within 30-40 minutes’ drive through the country rolling hills.
We have an RV Rest Stop for you to enjoy these entertainments throughout
the year and we take reservations.
Please browse our website, we also encourage suggestions
to improve our Lodge.