The cottage has been a conversation piece since the early days of ONX. Known as the fairytale house, the Hansel and Gretel home, or simply as the house with the slanted roof, Briarwood is one of three homes on our estate vineyard. Great care went into every detail of the Olde-English style cottage: angled ceilings, unique niches, and a resplendent flower garden. We hope you'll join us for an event at the Cottage or stay with us on your next vacation.
Living Room and Dining Room
The living room and dining room are special places tied together by Brenda’s personal collection of milk glass, each piece with its own design and story. The dining room offers a ten seat table and iron rod chandelier, authentic to the time period. In the living room, you will find indulgent tufted leather couches meant for relaxing while sipping wine and gazing out to the backyard and vineyard beyond.
A walk through the indoor courtyard leads to three of the four bedrooms in the house. Storybook views from every window, jewel tone decor, and artwork evoking the English cottage lifestyle bring each room together.
"We stayed in The Nest, an upstairs bedroom/bathroom in the absolutely gorgeous Briarwood Cottage. The house was sparkling clean and insanely pretty, the bedroom was cozy and comfy, and the bathroom was well-stocked with essentials. They even had wine and sparkling water waiting for us in the fridge. We were extremely impressed, and we loved our stay here; we’ll be staying again in the future!"
"Christina and Collette, the ONX Concierge, created a wonderful weekend for us that exceeded all our expectations. Communication was a breeze and Christina was very responsive. She organized a special dinner for us at the cottage and we were able to enjoy our meal on the patio overlooking the vineyard. Collette provided a excellent vineyard tour and was very knowledgable, fun and a great conversationalist. The property and cottage themselves are gorgeous and it was one of the best AirBnb experiences we've ever had. The location is a convenient drive to Paso Robles and Tin City while still remaining quiet and picturesque. Definitely can't recommend enough!"
"Briarwood cottage exceeded our expectations in every way! From the pictures I assumed that the living room and outdoor area were part of a clubhouse for the winery. In fact, those areas are all part of the same house and my wife and I had the whole place to ourselves. The home is beautiful and the outdoor area is equally enjoyable. We had wine by the fire pit in the evening and breakfast overlooking the vineyards. Our stay felt like a true vacation. Christina in ultra responsive, very friendly and a pleasure to spend time with. She took us on a tour of the ONX vineyards and impressed us with her knowledge of wine and the local area. ONX is lucky to have her!"
The kitchen is highlighted by stainless steel appliances, knotty alderwood cabinets, and an authentic butcher block weighing over 500 pounds. Our private chefs are available for an exclusive dining experience, please inquire when booking as it requires advanced notice. Unfortunately, we do not allow kitchen use by our guests.
The studio above the main cottage provides the perfect getaway for a couple's weekend. The cozy, bright apartment contains all the amenities for a wine country getaway: wine fridge, full kitchen, Queen bed, washer & dryer.
"This was a fantastic place for a couple! The setting was gorgeous and peaceful. The apartment was very clean, spacious, and charmingly decorated. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you would need to cook a nice meal (except for the ingredients, of course). They even provided more than enough coffee and a complimentary bottle of wine! In the evenings, the patio with the fire table (overlooking a 230-year-old oak tree) was the perfect quiet place to relax. We would definitely stay here again!"
"You could not ask for a nicer place to stay in Templeton! I enjoyed an extended stay and wanted for nothing while staying in the Briarwood Cottage. The cottage is well appointed, comfortable and has every convenience you need for a long weekend or an extended stay. I loved the decor', comfortable bedding, all the cookware I needed, having a washer/dryer, and the skylight in the bedroom to look at the stars at night. The people; I got to know quite a few people associate with ONX and everyone was so kind, friendly and helpful - service was second to none! There are stairs that you take to go up to the apartment which helped my Fitbit step and stair count! The vineyard is coming alive with the spring sun, book your stay in the Briarwood Cottage and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the ONX vineyard."
Finally, there is the outdoor space. It consists of manicured gardens, endless vineyard views, and a comfortable seating area with a fire pit.
When gazing out to the vineyard from the back patio, you will spot the anchor of Briarwood Cottage. Her name is Grace, a coastal oak dating back 200 years. The sight of her elegant branches allows for a moment of reflection into the past and a chance to see what the future will bring.
Briarwood Cottage graciously serves as the venue for our Winemaker Dinners. Each Spring and Fall we gather the ONX proprietors, winemakers, Collective members, and friends for an intimate evening of gourmet food, select wines, and wonderful conversation. We hope to see you at the next dinner!