Elegant Yurt Tucked Beneath Oak Trees on Southern California RanchCayucos, California (United States)
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· Breakfast included · Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Escape to these impeccably styled, luxurious yurt on a ranch in Southern California for that peace and quiet that everyone could go for every once and awhile, but can only achieve while on vacation. The interior of this yurt is so stunning that guests may never want to leave after taking a step inside. Why stay on the cold, hard ground in a boring nylon tent when one could have this unforgettably elegant yurt tucked between some gorgeous oak trees on an authentic California Ranch? Filled to the brim with comfortable amenities, glampers are sure to enjoy and remember this vacation forever.
This yurt has a bright and happy interior and includes a memory foam, king-size bed with orange luxury linens and comfy covers. The unit gets natural shading from the oak trees that tower over it, but also has a ceiling fan to keep glampers cool in the summer. Guests have access to a private bathroom and outdoor shower, too. The yurt includes Turkish cotton robes and organic bath products, provided by the host.
At this property, guests have access to mineral rich water from every tap. Stainless steel water bottles are also provided for guests to fill, in preparation for a hike or a romantic stroll. There is also a Japanese cedar soaking tub and communal Accueil (guest living room and library "in the woods"). All guests are invited to Saturday and Sunday morning yoga classes, meals and five miles of hiking trails, all included in daily rate. Doubles massages and private wine tours can be booked in advance; separate fees apply. Read More
- Hot water
- Lounge/Living room
- King-size bed
- Running water
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Dining room
- Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
- Sun room
- Game room
- Air conditioning
- Tea kettle
- Fire pit
Hiking enthusiasts never need to travel by car to reach hiking trails. There are five-mile trails throughout the 160-acre ranch, as well as wonderful hiking, walking, and biking, right out the front gates. Do some pond-side sunbathing or reading in the afternoon. There are indoor and outdoor yoga studios, a cedar Japanese soaking tub under the oaks, and plenty of picnic tables to enjoy meals in one of the gorgeous gardens.
There is also a wine cellar with locally produced wine, available for purchase. Glampers can also bring their own wine to sip while enjoying the beauty of the nature that surrounds them. The picturesque scenery provides a perfect opportunity to paint or take photos. Art supplies can be provided for guests upon request. The facility also has a private guest living room (the Accueil) with a fireplace, books, board games, sofas, and a lovely screened dining porch available for those rainy days. The Accueil is an insulated gazebo with Nicaraguan-tiled floors. It is the perfect place to come back to after a long hike or long walk in the gardens. Guests can also choose from a variety of teas that are available to enjoy.
There are many dining areas on the ranch, all in different locations, where guests can eat their dinner and appreciate the beautiful scenery. The legendary chef on-site can cook up a treat, live in the outdoor kitchen, for guests to enjoy in the garden cafe. There is also fresh greens juiced daily, for those who like to be healthy. If glampers would like to go out to dinner, there are plenty of restaurants just 20 to 30 minutes off site. Glamping couples can also indulge in some s'mores around a campfire, most mornings and evenings. Regular bonfires, with blankets and loungers, are held by the pond.
- Bottle of wine additional charge
- Dinner additional charge
- Sports equipment storage
The hosts invite ranch guests to join them for the following meals prepared with love on the ranch: a daily breakfast board and Saturday night dinner (7:30 pm). Advance reservations (before the Wednesday preceding the stay) are required for dinner and space is limited. Some holiday weekends the hosts also offer Sunday or Monday night dinner. The breakfast board is included in the room rate, the dinner is not, and is charged at the time of check-out. The sample menu and price is below.
For 2019, the kitchen has changed! The hosts are serving only the nutrient dense unprocessed fresh organic foods as prescribed by Dr. Ray Peat (a brilliant biologist and nutrition expert whom they have come to embrace, and now look forward to sharing with guests). Admittedly, it's a bit contrarian and some of the foods may not suit some guests' restrictions. The hosts will be serving 100% grass fed beef or lamb Saturday nights (they alternate weekends so guests should inquire before booking if they are not flexible on this).
Vegetarians are easily accommodated and should specify upon booking. Dairy-free diets and vegans can no longer be accommodated. For gluten-free diets, other than sourdough bread offered at breakfast and oats in the breakfast granolas, the meals are 100% grain free. Guests should note all dairy and meat is from grass-fed cows, all organic and of the highest quality! The hosts use only use organic coconut oil or ghee for cooking, olive oil is used too but never to cook in. Upon request, the hosts will be happy to share a complete list of all of the ingredients used in the kitchen.
Daily breakfast board 9:00 – 11:00 am: organic coffee/tea, organic juice, organic fruits, ranch made organic granola, organic yogurt, pasture hard boiled eggs, whole milk, butter, cheese (all organic from grass-fed cows), ranch made cashew milk, sourdough toast, and ranch made jam.
Friday night dinners are not offered on the ranch and restaurants are a 30-minute drive away. Hence for Friday check-in, guests will often have dinner before arrival, the check-in window is extended on Friday to 9:00 pm for that purpose.
For guests not planning to dine at the ranch on Saturday night, there are several restaurants the hosts recommend in their guidebook. The same would apply to stays that include a Sunday night when dinner is not offered on the ranch, as well as Friday nights. For guests who prefer to not leave the ranch, there is another option. The hosts have a dedicated guest refrigerator to store snacks, prepared lunches, and prepared dinners. Guests should keep in mind the hosts do not make the kitchen available for preparing/cooking meals. They offer the use of a microwave for reheating.
Beverages for purchase are in the guest refrigerator and prices are posted there for local wine, beer, and soda. Ice and filtered water and teas and coffee are always available (at no charge).
The Saturday night menu is $65 per person, by advance reservation only. Soup (Sopa Aguada du Jour
) is served at 7:30 pm and the plates to follow include Tian of Glazed Aubergines of roasted eggplant, tomato, onions, and ranch herbs, a dusting of Parmesan; guajillo birria; served atop grilled sourdough and grass-fed cow’s milk cheese (sans sourdough as per request) and Wagu Steak Strips of 100% grass-fed Kobe beef, Gratin Dauphinois of potatoes, garlic, and cream, and a French green salad of arugula, shallots, the ranch oranges, and a balsamic vinaigrette. The dessert is roasted apples warm with ranch made cashew coconut ice cream. Read More
Location + Surroundings
This ranch is in an exclusive nature preserve on the California Coast. There’s access to a cedar hot tub, water gardens, complementary yoga, fire pit, and amazing hiking trails. The wine country of Paso Robles is close by.
This location is a perfect romantic getaway for couples to take a break from busy urban life. It's an exclusive, quiet, and private spot to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, or a honeymoon that guests won't be able to find anywhere else along the Californian coast. All the accommodations are distanced from each other, to give glampers all the privacy they need.
Lovely 400-year-old trees, along with orchards of avocado trees, surround this beautiful ranch. Nestled just 20 minutes inland from the gorgeous California coastline, it's extremely private and tranquil. The ranch itself is such a wonderful place to enjoy the beauty nature offers, and many guests never venture beyond it, despite the nearby wine country (25 minutes to the very heart of it, a scenic drive all the way), pristine beaches, great local seafood bistros, and the nation's iconic Hearst Castle. Read More
- Bird watching
- Wine tasting
- Whale watching
There are plenty of activities. Included within the rates are daily yoga, the cedar hot tub spa under a temple of oak trees, amazing hiking, and lovely gardens with a Monet pond filled with lilies and blooming lotus.
Although this location is a perfect place to spend an entire vacation, there are also many activities to do off of the ranch. The scenic surrounding areas are great places to go biking, hiking, and horseback riding. The beach is 20 minutes away for surfing, sea kayaking, and walking along the shore. There are many renowned wineries nearby to visit. The beach towns of Cambria, Cayucos, and Morro Bay are also lovely and relatively quiet. Glamping couples won't have to worry about bringing beach towels, as they are included in the rates.
- Check-in: from 02:00 p.m. to 06:00 p.m.
- Check-out: 01:00 p.m.
- No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- No Children allowed 2-12 years old
- No parties
- Some spaces are shared
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 30 days prior to check in.
Complimentary breakfast is included in the rates. Additional meals may also be provided, at an extra charge.