(805) 878-4561 Primary or (805) 286-5824 Pickfordhouse83@gmail.com

Perfect for a Family/Friends Reunion or Corporate Retreat

About Us

A Mansion In the Heart of Cambria, CA

Originally built in 1983, our mansion has evolved from a high end bed & breakfast to something unique and very much needed. We are now a rental for private groups. We allow only one group per booking. You and your group may enjoy the entire house privately and exclusively.

The Pickford House provides nine luxurious, spacious rooms, each with full bath, shower and television. Additionally your stay comes with full use of our semi-commercial kitchen, dining room, separate living room and parlor as well as a useful outdoor bbq area,

The Pickford House was named after silent film star Mary Pickford. She and many more movie stars visited and spent time together at Hearst Castle in the 1930’s. Room Names are: Mary Pickford, Rudy Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Harold Lloyd, Lilian Gish, Norma Talmage, The Barrymores, and Clara Bow. All rooms include authentic antiques and each have a unique look and personality of its own. Choose the room that best suits your taste in decor.

Luxurious Spacious Rooms

The Pickford House provides nine luxurious, spacious rooms, each with full bath, shower and television. 

1920’s Film Stars Themed

The rooms are decorated to the theme of 1920’s film stars. All rooms include authentic antiques and each have a unique look and personality of its own.

Sumptous Furnishings

Choose the room that best suits your taste in decor. The house was built in 1983, no cute frills, just elegance. 

Well Appointed Rooms

Every thing you need and even some thing you dont.

Chef’s Kitchen

Professional chef’s kitchen awaits with everything you’ll need.

Bring the Family

Perfect for multi generational get togethers

Miles of Coastline

Enjoy miles of uncrowded coastline, including Moonstone Beach.

Free Parking

Plenty of easy access free parking for your classic automobiles.

Close to Cambria’s Amenities

The mansion is a 10 to 15 minute walk from the town or beach – 5 minutes by car.

Fabulous Dining Room & 1860’s Bar

In the Pickford House you will find a spacious unique dining room which is perfect for dinners, functions, family gatherings, corporate retreats or just hanging out at the bar. The antique bar (brought in from the Buffalo New York Hilton Hotel many years ago) will truly enhance the elegant saloon-like atmosphere which is reserved strictly for our guests.


Guest Reviews

Such a lovely house with plenty of room for everyone. The beds were comfy and everything was clean. The neighbors were a bit cranky though about us being outside and talking before 7am.
Sheila Cole

Google Local Guide

Our group of 9 (grade school/high school buddies 60+ yr olds ) just did our Annual “Gathering” (3 nites) at the Pickford House. This was our 5th year of celebrating and it is a fantastic venue for us. We’ ll be back next year for #6!
Barry Evans

Google Local Guie

Great for large groups, and historic.
Halle Hallal

Google Local Guide

It was great to have the entire place to ourselves for my friends wedding reception. Having the dining room, bar and kitchen to use actually brought us closer in my opinion.
Sean Sloan

Google Local Guide

This place is amazing, very quaint super detailed in an awesome part of town. If you’re looking for an out of the way to stay in Cambria I highly suggest you stay. There’s a awesome little bar, a very cozy dining area and all the detail a super old house can offer. Don’t get me wrong though it still has our technological items that most of us can’t do without, high speed internet, flat screen tv’s , the works. So take a weekend off and enjoy this house just as I did, promise you won’t be disappointed.
Phisher 13

Google Local Guide

What you Get

Amenities, Services, & Travel Guide

Free WiFi
Free Parking
Bedroom Comforts
Washer & Dryer
Space to Relax & Connect
Computer Station
Coffee Maker

Great central coast restaurants are waiting to capture your culinary pallet. Hamburgers to California cuisine and everything inbetween. Ask a local for insider tips and favorites; our open friendly community is waiting to meet you.

Bars & Lounges

Look no farther than The Pickford House, where you become the bartender. But don’t limit yourself – you will for sure want to head into town to experience Old Comozzi’s Saloon or the West End Bar & Grill. Lively entertainment awaits so be prepared.

Arts & Culture

Cambria California has a rich artistic and cultural heritage including a wide variety of exhibits, festivals, workshops, art and or live musical events.  There are a wide selection of museums in the area, as well as theater groups; think SLO Town (San Luis Obispo).  

Shows & Entertainment

Live theater or movie theater, the choice will be yours. Cambria is rife with thespians, artists and entertainers. If we don’t have it locally in town, you will find more in the nearby communities from San Luis Obispo to Big Sur.

Outdoor & Adventure
Walking, biking, hiking, kayaking, surfing and more. There are no shortages of healthy outdoor adventures to enjoy. If your not BYO equipment check the local listings for rentals, trips and tours.
Day Trips
From Pismo Beach, Morro Bay or north past the famous Hearst Castle and up into Big Sur – The central coast of california is rich with places to explore and enjoy. Do bring your camera, or at least a decent camera phone!
Visit the Central Coast in Style

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