Did You Know?
Little Known Facts about Sycamore Mineral Springs as a Wedding Venue
Many may know Sycamore Mineral Springs for its idyllic hillside hot tubs, its renowned treatment center, and magically beautiful grounds, but here are some fun facts that truly set Sycamore Mineral Springs apart from many other wedding venues.
Sycamore Mineral Springs has a rich history that dates back to 1886 when two weathered prospectors started drilling for “liquid gold.”
To their surprise they didn’t find oil, but white hot sulfur mineral water. Because of the water’s curative effects, the proprietors established a popular spa and mineral springs resort on the present location. In the early part of the 20th century, the Pacific Coast Railway – which stopped right across the street— brought travelers from Los Angeles and San Francisco on this stunning and popular coastal route.
Sycamore Mineral Springs has its own Chef’s Community Garden.
Our Chef, Edward Ruiz not only prepares beautiful and fresh cuisine, but is also very active in every aspect of the garden from sprouting seedlings, to planting and harvesting. This spontaneous garden cuisine is offered plated or buffet style. You simply can not get more customized, personalized or fresh from the garden than that!
Sycamore Mineral Springs is a destination within itself.
Many guests who visit, never leave during their stay, or if they do, they don’t stray far. 100 acres of wooded hillsides, creeks and picturesque grounds offer hiking trails, a yoga dome, the best treatment center on the Central Coast, a gift shop, outstanding restaurant and access to Bob Jones Trail to Avila Beach. You can even rent bikes from the property. Only a few short minutes away, you are in Avila Beach where shops, wineries and the sunniest beach on the Central Coast await. Creating the wedding of your dreams at Sycamore, really allows you and your guests to experience getting away from it all!
“We stayed at the resort two nights in the Eloquence Suite, a two bedroom, two bath suite. Very spacious with lots of character. The kitchen has a full size fridge and microwave. Flat screens in each bedroom and the living room area. The grounds are lush and very beautiful.”
Guest - September 2014
“Our suite was charming. This is an older property. There were arched doorways, it was astonishingly spacious. The hot tub on the patio was awesome and it's a huge patio.”
Jennifer S. - July 2014
“This room is a two story (king) suite at the top of the resort and overlooks the hills. There is a trail that will take you to an amazing view of the ocean and surrounding hills. The yoga room is just down the hill from this room.”
Lila - December 2014
“The guest house is a large three-bedroom house -1400 sq feet - beautifully and completely furnished. Ample seating, both indoors and out, two outdoor hot tubs, comfortable beds, and a fully stocked kitchen.”
Girlfriend Getaway - July 2014
“Enjoyed our girl getaway. The guest house has comfy beds, lots of room, and two hot tubs! The kitchen had plenty of items to cook with. The only regret is not spending more time at the guest house. Definitely returning!”
Guest - December 2014
“We stayed in a renovated queen spa suite for a night. It was very spacious, and we were impressed by the accommodations: two televisions, a living room, a spacious bathroom with a stand in shower for two, a comfortable bed, and our very own hot tub. Our room was the best part of our stay.”
Tiffany - May 2015
“We were given a renovated Queen room with a new digital hot tub. While the new hot tub was definitely more efficient, the automatic filter did go off a few times in the middle of the night. I would highly recommend these queen suites.”
Guest - 2015
“This little holiday to Sycamore Spa was an unexpected surprise! I was not expecting the great hospitality and genuine caring from staff, if everything was to our satisfaction... I can't wait to go back!”
Vicki - 2015
“We were looking for a honeymoon retreat not too far from our home in Ventura County and this was the perfect getaway! We rode bikes down to the beach, went wine tasting, relaxed in our mineral spring tub. It was the perfect mini honeymoon!”
Leah - 2015
“You won't be disappointed staying here. Central to shops hiking and the ocean. You won't be short on things to do, just short on time to do them all.”
Guest - May 2015
“Our room was amazing. Four poster bed, fireplace, wine bar, reading nook hot tub and beautifully decorated in bright orange colors. Every attention to comfort. The bed was so comfortable I think it must have been a feather topper. We couldn't wait to come back.”
Sue M. - June 2015
“We reserved a newly renovated West Meadows Suite...The room was an amazing, spacious suite in the midst of a forest of tranquility.”
John P. - June 2015
“Very nice cottage with its own tub! I slept like baby! My skin is nice and smooth! Front desk was very helpful and kind! Very private wanted to stay a week or even a month!”
Stacey - 2020
“The spa was out of this world.”
“Lovely experience and a great massage!”
“Amazing! Wonderful dining experience! Great spa and beautiful grounds. Yoga class was best ever! We loved our instructor!”
“I love Sycamore Mineral Springs! The property is beautiful and woodsy, while at the same time, being a wonderful resort, where spa treatments, yoga and meditation classes abound.”
Robert - June 2015
“Love this place. It is a heaven of peace, and a retreat we always look forward to. Probably my favorite local getaway.”
Jacqueline - June 2015
“We appreciated our suite being just off of a walking and bike path to Avila Beach with restaurants and bars just a half-mile walk away. We look forward to a return visit.”
Michael - June 2015
“I love this place. Avila Beach is one of my favorite getaways and this hotel is one of our favorites. Great little hidden gem!”
Ana S. - June 2015
“Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort was a beautiful venue, and the staff took such amazing care of us. I felt that they really added to everything. Anything we needed they worked with us to accomplish and I could not be happier with how they handled things. Nicole Dichirico (the coordinator), went beyond what was asked of her to help make our experience worth all the stress and preparation. ”
Samantha & Jake - May 2019
“We were so pleased with how everything went so smoothly! The wait staff and Chef were truly fabulous! We were so touched by Nicole's (wedding coordinator) extra efforts and personal touches to make our wedding night extra special!”
Carol & Robert - September 2019
“Mineral hot spring tubs are just what our bodies needed. Love the tubs privacy; It is just a nice relaxing enjoyable place to go. I've been coming here for 20 years. I am always satisfied. Enjoy the peaceful trees and the stars up above if you go at night.”
Julie B. - June 2015
“The individual (hillside) hot tubs, and Jacuzzi bath were awesome. It instantly reenergized my entire body with great feelings. Especially for my family who are in their 50's now.”
Guest, Santa Clara, CA – June 2015
“I lay in the warm mineral water and watched three woodpeckers in the trees this morning. This is our fifth visit. We come for the pampering, peaceful surroundings and good food.”