Westlake Village a Relaxed Southern California Experience Just North of L.A.

Westlake Village a Relaxed Southern California Experience Just North of L.A.

Westlake Village a Relaxed Southern California Experience Just North of L.A.

Westlake Village, located just north of Los Angeles, allows visitors to enjoy Southern California without the usual hassles, lines and crowds.

Southern California is a popular vacation destination thanks to its great weather, beautiful beaches, and fun attractions. However, Los Angeles is a huge city full of people with roads and freeways crowded with traffic. The result can be anything but relaxing. Basing a vacation out of Westlake Village allows travelers to be near all of the L.A. hot spots, since downtown, Beverly Hills, Hollywood or Malibu Beach are all less than a 40-minute drive away, while still enjoying the sun and a relaxed atmosphere.

Westlake Village Inn

While the location of Westlake Village Inn contributes to its relaxed resort atmosphere, it also benefits from sitting on 17 acres of beautiful landscaping surrounding a private lake. Just recently, Travel + Leisure added Westlake Village Inn to their ballot for the 2012 World’s Best Awards. The California bungalow-style buildings, never more than two stories tall, are spread out so that the patio or balcony of every room overlooks different hotel features that can be found throughout the property such as rose-filled arches, garden walkways or the retro chic circular pool.

Westlake Village a Relaxed Southern California Experience Just North of L.A.

Westlake Village a Relaxed Southern California Experience Just North of L.A.

For those who want to relax outside their room, Mediterraneo Restaurant, located on the property, has a back deck overlooking the private lake and an authentic working vineyard. It’s a place where guests can enjoy a glass of wine along with homemade flat bread or pizza made in the wood-burning stove along with truffle mac and cheese and Italian focused dishes.

The most notable room that can be rented at the Westlake Village Inn is the Ronald Reagan Master Suite, which pays tribute to the 40th president of the United States of America. The suite features a number of photos that have never been published as well as walls containing some of the famous sayings of the president. Every stay includes a copy of the book, “The Reagan Diaries,” and a jar of jelly beans. The Inn has a suite dedicated to the president because the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is located just a few miles away.

Westlake Village Inn

31943 Agoura Road  Westlake Village, CA

800-535-9978

Mediterraneo Restaurant

32037 Agoura road  Westlake Village, CA

818-889-9105

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Regardless of one’s political affiliations or preferences, the Reagan library has exhibits that everyone will find interesting. See a panel from the Berlin Wall, view a replica of the Oval Office, or walk through the retired Air Force One plane that Reagan flew around the world in during the 1980s.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

40 Presidential Drive  Simi Valley, CA

805-577-
4400

Saddle Peak Lodge

Westlake is surrounded by state parks, national recreation areas and open preserves that have been used as Hollywood movie sets throughout the years. To get a sense of the history, take a drive into the local hills of Malibu Creek State Park to Saddle Creek Lodge, a 100-year-old former Pony Express stop that was once a favorite hangout of Charlie Chaplin and Errol Flynn and is said to have ghosts haunting the place.

Despite the history, the main reason to visit today is to enjoy wild game such as gazelle, New Zealand elk, Texas antelope or the wild game trio all served in a intimate and historic setting.

Saddle Peak Lodge

419 Cold Canyon Road  Calabasas, CA

818-222-3888

Visitors to Westlake Village can see the bright lights and big city of Los Angeles, and then return to an idyllic setting to enjoy a relaxing vacation Southern California Vacation. h4>

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