Summer is coming and we are celebrating by enjoying Rosé All Day! Come sip with us on May 19th at The Stonehaus and taste some of most delicious Rosé from around the globe, including our very own 2018 vintage. We are pretty certain that we have handcrafted the most perfect Sunday: pink drinks, delicious bites and live music. If that’s not enough, you will be able to shop some of your favorite brands, like Raen sunglasses, L*Space swim, 9 seed and so many more! Grab your best friends and experience the ultimate Sunday Funday… and don’t forget to dress in your best pink attire! Buy tickets here: https://the-stonehaus.com/
When: May 19th from 2-6PM
Where: The Stonehaus
How much: $60 + tax (includes 6 Rosé tastings, hor d’oeuvres & a commemorative glass)
Spring is almost here and our buds are starting to break on our vines, hence the term “bud break.” Bud Break is the “green point” in a vine’s growth. As the ground warms up, hormones activate in the roots, sending a message to the vine to grow. Moisture then climbs up the plant causing sap to flow, which in return causes a “bud break.” This milestone is the beginning of the wine-growing season, when the grape vines have come out of their winter slumber. The “break” refers to the buds breaking out of their enclosure that has protected them through their winter dormancy. With spring’s arrival, the temperature increases and the roots are stimulated, causing the vines to grow into grape vines.
In celebration of the arrival of Spring and the breaking of the buds on our vines, we’re holding our second annual Bud Break Celebration Dinner in our exclusive Wine Cave on March 15th at 6:30pm.The event will highlight a tasting menu with 5 epicurean courses paired with 5 distinct wines created by our Executive Chef Lisa Biondi. This year we will be featuring five award winning wines from Silver Oak and Twomey.
Silver Oak began over a handshake between two friends with a bold vision: focus on one varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon, aged exclusively in American oak and worthy of cellaring for decades to come. Today, Silver Oak farms more than 400 acres of vines in Napa Valley and Alexander Valley with a leading-edge approach toward precision viticulture, allowing them to give thier vines exactly what they need, when they need it. All of their estate vineyards are certified under California’s Sustainable Winegrowing program.
Continuous improvement – or the notion that their best wines are still ahead of them – has been the driving force at Silver Oak for more than 45 years. At Twomey, they combine this philosophy, experience, and a sense of curiosity with the exploration of outstanding vineyards and growing regions from California to Oregon.
Join us on March 15th for a beautiful menu tasting featuring five exceptional wines paired with a delectable five-course menu.
Sit back and listen. Bogies at the Westlake Village Inn delivers live music of exceptional quality right in the 805. Bogies is a very special venue dedicated to showcasing world-class acts in a cozy, clubby environment. Superior production standards and impeccable acoustics make this a place where discriminating musicians want to perform and music lovers want to listen. A state-of-the-art sound system captures every note, and an intimate stage showcases a Live Music Series, spotlighting the likes of Colbie Caillat, Shane Alexander, Tower of Power, Dave Marotta, and Strawberry Alarm Clock, as well as top session musicians and touring performers whose names you may not know but whose music you have surely heard.
Jazz, blues, country, pop, or folk acts take center stage while you relax at your own private table. The subdued lighting and upscale interior exude an atmosphere of casual sophistication, making it the perfect place to enjoy a creative array of small plates or entrées derived from a multicultural mix of California cuisine.
Bogies delivers a top-notch experience on every front, and that includes a commitment to the community. With its high-impact outreach program called Big Band Night at Bogies, student jazz musicians from Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Agoura, and Calabasas high schools as well as Lindero Canyon and Los Cerritos middle schools get the opportunity to perform onstage. Big Band Night typically takes place on the last Tuesday of each month, followed by the Boyd Cannon Big Band, made up of professional players from the 805 and the greater Los Angeles area.
“We are trying to foster the art of music to young aspiring artists who we invite to perform as our opening acts to share the stage with our world-class performers,” says Westlake Village Inn COO/CFO, Chris Cuilty. “Nothing is more exciting than seeing young aspiring musicians being able to say they shared the stage with a famous artist.”
Program musical coordinator and professional jazz trombonist Ira Nepus agrees: “This is more like the real world. The kids get to go into a real nightclub. They get the excitement, the energy, the intimacy, the applause, that dream come true of playing in a real venue that’s not a school venue.”
So swing by Bogies to listen to some great live music. It can make a difference.
Join us on Thursday, November 16th for our annual Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration. The Beaujolais Nouveau release is observed all around the world and is one of the most exciting events in the wine industry. We’re eager to begin our weekend-long celebration with you as we toast to the 2018 release!
Beaujolais Nouveau falls on the third Thursday of November each year. Beginning on Thursday, November 16th, the new Beaujolais will arrive at the Westlake Village Inn, where we’ll celebrate by featuring a delicious French menu to complement your glass of Beaujolais Nouveau. Enjoy a delicious crepe, French wine flights and a mesmerizing backdrop of live French jazz. The celebration will begin Thursday, November 16th and will run through Sunday, November 19th.
This tasty wine has a unique maturation process: It’s made from Gamay grapes, which are only produced in the Beaujolais region of France. The grapes are fermented for a few weeks before being released for sale. This quick fermentation process enhances the youthful taste of the wine. Unlike other wines, Beaujolais Nouveau’s taste doesn’t improve with age, so it’s produced for immediate consumption.
On Sunday, November 20th we’ll conclude the celebration with a mouth-watering crepe brunch. The menu will feature a variety of crepes as well as other traditional French favorites. We hope you’ll come out and experience this wonderful celebration with us!
Now that October has rolled around, The Westlake Village Inn has initiated several changes around the property—from warm and inviting fall decorations to delicious seasonal specials at our food and beverage outlets. Colorful arrangements of pumpkins, gourds and hay bales are located throughout the grounds, giving our guests a taste of what fall is all about. Take a seat by the outdoor fireplace and sip on a pumpkin spice latte paired with one of our freshly baked pumpkin scones or muffins and enjoy the cool breeze as it drifts across the lake.
On Friday, October 20th, the festivities of Oktoberfest will begin. You won’t need a passport to enjoy the Oktoberfest tradition that started in 1810 as a celebration of the marriage between Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig and Saxon-Hildburghausen Princess Therese.
Our 5th annual Oktoberfest festival will transport your senses into the heart of Bavaria, and our founder, John Notter, holds his German roots near and dear to his heart. Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian tradition and he wants this celebration to bring the authenticity, excitement and experiences of the German culture to The Westlake Village Inn. We’ll be featuring live Umpa bands and slow-roasting Hendl (whole chickens grilled on a spit) in addition to Bavarian Weißwürste (steamed white veal sausages served with sweet mustard), sauerkraut, apple strudel and soft pretzels flown in from Germany . The steins will be flowing with German beer such as Hofbrau, Weizstefaner and Idelweiss, just to name a few.
Don your lederhosen and bring the whole family to a weekend full of German food and entertainment while The Westlake Village Inn delivers the spirit of Munich directly to you! Festivites begin at 4pm on Friday, October 20th and run through Sunday, October 22nd.
Fall has officially begun and we couldn’t be more excited. The air feels a bit cooler, the colors in the vineyard are beginning to change, as does the selection of items on our menus and the events on the property.
Here at the Westlake Village Inn, we’re very passionate about wine. One of our favorite things about fall is the harvest season for our wine grapes, which brought forth two of our favorite events on the property: the Harvest Dinner on September 21st and the Harvest Crush on September 24th.
This year, our Harvest Dinner featured Joseph Phelps, a family-owned and operated wine estate with vineyards and wineries in Napa Valley and on the western Sonoma Coast. The dinner was prepared by our Executive Chef Pedro Alvarez and featured 5 courses paired with 5 Joseph Phelps wine varietals. Our exclusive Wine Cave provided a dramatic backdrop to this charmed event.
The Harvest Crush was a day-long celebration featuring grape stomping, wine tasting, live music and food. This was the perfect event to go to with family and friends: there’s no better way to say hello to fall than with a nice glass of red wine and our autumn-inspired menu items. During our annual Harvest Crush, we offer the opportunity to experience a unique, behind-the-scenes look at every aspect of the harvest: picking grapes, a crush with live music and a grape stomp.
The Stonehaus is the perfect place to come celebrate the changes of fall. Not only is fall harvest season for grapes, but it’s also a natural setting for pumpkins too. What tastes more delicious than a variety of pumpkin-flavored treats? Come join us and sit by the fire, feel the crisp fall breeze under a warm blanket and watch the leaves change color before your eyes. Complete your visit with a warm pumpkin spiced latte, a special addition to the menu during the fall season. The Stonehaus also features other fall specials such as pumpkin muffins and a variety of seasonal favorites you won’t want to miss. After your latte, don’t forget to walk over to Mediterrano and enjoy a nice dinner featuring additional fall-inspired specials.
We hope you’re as excited for fall as we are—we can’t wait to welcome the new season with you all.
It might be hard to believe, but we are down to the last few weeks of summer. Where did the time go?!
This means it’s time to take advantage of the California Sun and all the fun summer activities the Westlake Village Inn has to offer. Whether you spent your summer working, traveling, or just laying low, there is no doubt we could all use one last little getaway to the quiet haven of Westlake Village.
There is no better way to enjoy the cool summer breeze than riding around on bikes and feeling the salty coastal breeze head to toe. One of my favorite things to do at the Westlake Village Inn is take out the complimentary bikes. Yes, you heard correctly. Complimentary use with your stay!
Whether you want to further explore the property, the surrounding town, or just get outside for some fresh air, renting bikes is a great way to do just that. If you’re looking to be adventurous, I highly recommending checking out the bike trails available at the front desk. Order a picnic basket from the Stonehaus and enjoy lunch at the lake or one of our beautiful local parks.
Not to mention, the farmers market is a quick bike/walk away! Take a look around, support local vendors and stock up on some fresh produce. And don’t forget to try the strawberries which are grown in our own backyard in the fields of Oxnard! The farmers market is located just down the street at 2797 Agoura Road in Westlake Village, California.This is a year-round open air market operated by California Certified Farmers Markets. It is open every Sunday from 9am – 2pm.
Restore your inner chakra under the oak trees with our unique yoga experience. Practicing yoga is a great way to get your mind back on track for fall. Our instructors lead the class in meditation and encourage the students to unify themselves with the invigorating atmosphere. Each class cost only $15.00, but the experience is priceless. To RSVP for a space in one of our yoga classes please call (818) 889-0230. There is limited space available so be sure to secure a spot!
Finish off the relaxing weekend with a well deserved trip to the spa. Enjoy a spa treatment in one of our treatment rooms, couples cabanas or even in the comfort of your own suite. We offer a variety of massages and facials tailored to suit your needs. Our estheticians and therapists are known for their custom solutions for the overworked traveler, someone here for a special occasion, or one simply in need of rejuvenation. Lunch poolside is the perfect way to recap your spa service.
We have limited time left to enjoy the last fleeting moments of summer vacation. Enjoy them the right way here with us at the Westlake Village Inn.
The best kind of vacations are the ones that you never want to leave. That was definitely the case with my recent stay at the Westlake Village Inn. A little gem of a place in Westlake Village with a Tuscany feel surrounded by lush gardens and serenity that will make you forget you’re even in southern California.
As we welcome Spring, we’re ready to greet the new season celebrating fine wines and their makers. One of our many passions at the Westlake Village inn is wine. Not only do we love to drink wine, but we want get down to the “roots” and explore the entire process; from the soil, to vine, to grape and beyond. That’s why we thought it would be fitting to host Tuesday Tastings at The Stonehaus on the first Tuesday of every month. Here we will be featuring a new vineyard, we will be learning about the winemaker and their process, experience, and what makes their product unique and deliciously drinkable.
We can’t wait to share with you our list of fine wines and the genius’ behind the bottle. Take a peek at our last Tuesday Tasting with Brett Raven of Frost Watch Vineyard from the Bennett Valley. Frost Watch is a family owned and run winery that makes only 1500 cases of exclusive wines per year. They’ve been creating beautifully complex wines since 1997 and use grapes that are indigenous to the region which create a unique and bold flavor.
Save the date for our next Tuesday Tasting on Tuesday, April 4th with Tolosa Vineyard & Winery from Edna Valley. We can’t wait to share a glass with you. Cheers!”
As many in the neighborhood have heard the exciting news through the Westlake Village Inn grapevine, we have been in the process of developing plans for a tranquil spa, yoga, and salon experience. The idea is to enhance the overall experience at the Westlake Village Inn and create a unique, serene and restful stay filled with ETuscan inspiration and the beauty of the Tuscan countryside. The new spa will be located on the footprint that previously housed the tennis courts. It will include a yoga studio with a reflecting pond leading out to the lake, as well as 8 treatment rooms, a salon, 16 guest rooms and an adults-only lap pool. The spa will be open to the local community as well as guests of the Westlake Village Inn.
The Westlake Village City Council will consider our request at a public hearing (date TBD). “The Spa will be a beautiful, boutique-style facility and will provide a unique spa experience”, says Chris Cuilty, our Chief Operating & Financial Officer. “We’re excited about presenting this to the city. The addition will compliment what we’ve done on this property by upgrading the feel of the hotel and experience to the community. Our spa will be a place where you can rejuvenate your soul and escape from the world”
Our vision is to create a peaceful Tuscan-infused setting to compliment the offerings of the Westlake Village Inn, Stonehaus and Mediterraneo. The serene nature of the new spa, yoga studio, and salon will be a peaceful adult-friendly sanctuary for the entire community to enjoy.
Fall is officially here at the Westlake Village Inn. The crisp morning air give us hope that our California Summer is coming to end and the season has officially changed. This month we celebrate with our annual Oktoberfest festivities at The Stonehaus. Experience a traditional German celebration October 14th – October 16th at The Stonehaus. Enjoy steins of authentic craft beer in our Beer Graden, fine German fare, live music and more as we ring in Fall.
You’ll also notice Autumn favorites returning to the Stonehaus bakery including housemade pumpkin muffins and spiced pumpkin cookies. We also welcome back our traditional pumpkin spice latté that pairs perfectly with one of the cozy outdoor fireplaces and your morning breakfast.
Experience seasonal specials at Mediterraneo like Butternut Squash ravioli and Fall-inspired desserts from Chef Lisa Biondi and the other talented chefs in the kitchen.
There is nothing more special than a Fall staycation at the Inn where you can truly take in the splendor of the season. Explore our Fall Spa Specials or unwind with a relaxing yoga class in our Yoga Shala.
Stay tuned for more information on our annual Thanksgiving Feast and holiday celebrations at the property this November. Until then, Happy October.