History of Pea Soup Andersen's Inn
Pea Soup Andersen’s Inn has a rich history dating back to its establishment in 1969. The hotel was born from the success of the Pea Soup Andersen’s restaurant, which was a popular tourist destination for travelers driving along the 101 highway.
The original owners, Daryl Nielsen and Vince Evans, recognized the growing interest in the restaurant and decided to build a hotel on the site, which had previously been used as a wildlife zoo.
Over the years, the hotel has expanded from its original 25 rooms to now offer almost 100 rooms. With the growth of the wine country in the area, Pea Soup Andersen’s Inn has evolved to offer wine tours in partnership with local wineries. This combination of a comfortable stay and access to the wine country has made Pea Soup Andersen’s Inn a staple destination for travelers visiting Solvang.
The hotel is still owned and managed by the Nielsen family, who have dedicated over 50 years to maintaining the high standards and traditions of Pea Soup Andersen’s Inn. Their commitment to providing guests with a memorable experience, both through its comfortable accommodations and its rich history, has been a driving force behind the hotel’s continued success.