William Randolph Hearst’s building plans extended far beyond his castle walls. In addition to collecting eclectic architectural and antique treasures from many corners of the globe, Hearst also had a penchant for collecting exotic animals. He created one of the largest private zoos in the world at his ranch near San Simeon. The zoo was called The Hearst Garden of Comparative Zoology. William Randolph Hearst had white fallow deer, bears, lions, tigers, leopards, chimpanzees, swans, elephants, antelope, zebras, camels, llamas, kangaroos, ostriches, emus, sheep, oxen, giraffes, and yaks. While many of these animals no longer roam the property, there is one you may be fortunate enough to spot. As you drive along Highway 1, keep your eyes peeled. You may just catch the delightfully unexpected sight of zebras roaming the undeveloped land below Hearst Castle. They are often seen in small groups, grazing in plain sight of passengers traveling up the...Read More
The Burton Inn, East Village
is a historic all-suite Cambria hotel where lasting memories are inspired by rich history and relaxed hospitality.
Ideally located in the heart of the Historic East Village of Cambria, the Burton Inn is just steps to premier restaurants and shops.
Hearst Castle, the elephant seal colony, and the Paso Robles Wine Country are a short drive away, making our Cambria hotel the perfect jumping off point to explore the Central Coast.