I love to travel, to see new places and revisit old haunts. One funny habit is to find places I think would be good for a rendezvous, I think it goes back to an old girlfriend who had a thing for the Caravan Motel in Gorman, Ca up on the Grapevine. Somewhat run down and lacking 2 star accomdations, it was a sweet little place to run away to, to forget and enjoy each other without distraction. We never stayed there (or consummated anything for that matter...) but the thought of a remote and/or somewhat mundane architechture for a place to meet up and tryst excited me. So on my recent trip up the coast I ran across a number of places I thought would be worthy (and then some) of possible sites for future reference.
1> Outside of Solvang/Buellton on the 101 is a real cool place on top of a hill called the Skyview Motel
2> In Cambria, I came across the BlueBird Inn, a quant old motor inn of the grand design right off the 1 not far from San Simeon. Wonderfully 50's in a Hitchcock fashion...
3> On the 1 before Big Sur is a small place that is basically on the side of the cliff (on your left if headed north), I'm not sure if it's Gorda or Lucia that it's near (I could be wrong at that it may be before Carmel). At any rate it's damn cool and worth a getaway, provided you like to drive the 1... I'm not sure I'll make it to this one.
4>Also in Cambria is the San Simeon Pines, it may not fall too much under the prerequisite of being rundown, but it looked like a neat place nonetheless, I'd go in a heartbeat.
5>There were several places in and around the eastern Sierras I think would have been perfect. Bridgeport had one or two, We stayed June Lake and there was plenty to chose from there, but it wasn't all the remote, though were we stayed was somewhat 'rundown' albeit comfortable and not grungey it was a bit cozy with the other cabins, but in the off season who cares... right?
On the road again, but never soon enough...