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Bedrooms Studio
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

RUSTIC SETTING, NATURE, ANIMALS! THIS IS A DOG FRIENDLY PROPERTY! Ever dream of staying on a beautiful ranch? Horses and cows out your backdoor? Walking distance to wineries? Well, you have just discovered paradise! Sit on your private deck sipping local Paso wines while the infamous sunsets of Paso Robles mesmerize you. Love animals and nature at its rarest untouched form? Well, you have come to the right place. We have horses, donkeys, mini-horses and goats, not to mention the 1,500 acres of cows grazing on the neighboring property and views of the beautiful Westside hills . All new Western furnished guest cottage with stained concrete floors and a gorgeous limestone bathroom. Private, fully furnished with everything you need to stay and enjoy the ranch from dishes to linens! Walk to local wineries, hike on our private hiking trails and galloping track and view all the wildlife that this special ranch has to offer! If you would like to bring your four-legged friends, just ask. We also have stalls available with bedding for your horses. (extra).

We also have a second rental available at VRBO #248444 that can sleep up to 6 people. A once in a lifetime experience to stay on a real working ranch!

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Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

To review this stay makes me worry someone else might be taking the weekend we will wish to book in the future as this ranch has limited accommodations. This ranch has all the amenities and modern conveniences one would need and more.

From the moment you open the private gate and are greeted by ponies and puppies you realize what a gem this place is. The grounds are wonderfully landscaped and is very dog friendly, we left ours at home but won't do that again!

Marty our host and owner is attentive and very helpful as to the fun places to visit. The sunrises and sunsets are gorgeous and the morning walk thru the property visiting the horses and baying donkeys was so fun. Kids would love this place ( very spacious and safe) and beg you to go back again soon. Couples will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and quiet beauty of the landscape. I'm surprised this place isn't booked a year in advance, that's how special it is...


Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Paso Robles, California

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.970588 based on 35 reviews

Absolutely lovely

  • 5 of 5

I am so thankful I found this birthday getaway. My words can't explain the greatness of it all. We were greeted by Uriah who works on the ranch and Karen the owner was on her horse. She was very kind and caring. We enjoyed hiking around the beautiful acres of land with our dog, Bella. It was peaceful to sit on the veranda having dinner and drinking wine. The farm animals were adorable. The ponies would come galloping to greet us. We loved it so much we stayed another night. Thank you, Karen, for our unforgettable stay. Dan, Colleen and Bella

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Colleen!! So glad you guys enjoyed your birthday weekend! I know Bella wants to come back! Hope to see you again! Karen
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An enchanting and peaceful ranch with a mix of well behaved animals.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we were greeted by friendly dogs and of course the owners were amazing too. The barn we stayed in was clean with a beautiful view from the front and back porch. It also had great trails for hiking and running. We brought our dog with us and all of the other dogs were friendly to her. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway and are an animal lover this is the place! Would highly recommend it and will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Western cottage lived up to it's billing!

  • 5 of 5

The fresh air, the view, dog friendly and private makes this a hidden gem. We had a great visit, walking the ranch giving carrots to the animals was a fun experience. A true piece of Americana country living.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical little gem in Paso Robles!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I, and our 2 dogs had an amazing weekend at this cottage. The owners were more than accommodating & the house had everything you would need to be comfortable. The cottage is super clean & quaint. The views were stunning. Our first night we cooked in & enjoyed the breathtaking sunset with a bottle of wine on the back porch. Our dogs had a blast exploring & running about. We loved visiting the ranch animals; dogs, mini horses, donkeys & a goat! The pictures we took don't fully portray the beauty of this place. So quiet & peaceful. This retreat is perfect for anyone who LOVES animals, wants to travel with their dogs & getaway. The best thing is most of the wineries in the area are dog friendly, so forget leaving your pups behind & take them along! I think this little house is about to get a ton more bookings, as all of my friends are asking about it;) Thanks so much for everything! The Chabs & Puppies had a blast!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dana, Thankyou so much for the review! You guys were so awesome as well! We are happy you had a good time and were smitten with our animals. Please come back again ! Happy Trails! Karen
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Awesome ranch

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with our two sons, had the pleasure of the staying at Karen's ranch a couple of weeks ago... The ranch is beautiful and guest cottage is very nice. Karen was a gracious host and I appreciate the kindness she demonstrated toward my youngest son... My boys had a great time feeding the horses, donkey and goat... During our stay we traveled to San Luis Obispo and went horseback riding which we all enjoyed...There are many wineries within a close proximity of the ranch for anyone who wants to go wine tasting.. I would recommend this property to anyone as we found it to be very clean and inviting.. We will definitely be back !!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Oscar and family! Please come back we need Chris!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thanks for the great review. Hope you will return. Karen
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Great place to unplug and unwind

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was spotless and had the amenities needed for a getaway to unplug and unwind. The kitchen had a full-sized fridge, stove, and microwave with the basics needed for cooking. The back porch was great for unwinding. We had a family of four (two teenagers), and it was a bit cramped for us. There wasn't a lot of room available for luggage and clothing. The bathroom was spacious and the shower was lovely. Note that there is no television and very limited wifi at this cabin. You cannot stream video and even basic service is slow (we could check email and some websites). So, be prepared to basically go "off the grid" during your stay. :) The pull-out couch mattress was not very comfortable, so our son slept on the couch instead. The loft is quite high and may not be appropriate for younger children. Communication from the property owner was great before and during our stay - we were greeted upon arrival and provided with fresh ice. Property doggies were friendly, as were the other animals. A shaded parking spot is an added bonus. Within close driving distance to Paso Robles and wineries in the area. We also found San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay to be a reasonable drive.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynn, Thankyou so much for taking the time to write a review! I just wanted to apologize for the internet issues. We are in the country and allowed only so much data. We realized the prior guests accidentally used up the data and we did not know. It's usually pretty good, so my apologies. Also, I just looked at your reservation request and I do see 4 people. Again, my apologies. The Western Guest Cottage is really a romantic getaway for couples. We encourage families to rent our two bedroom on the same property. Occasionally we will allow small children, but due to the size, I should have redirected you to our other barn. Thank you again for the review- we appreciate you pointing this out to us. Happy trails! Karen
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Paso Robles, California

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

minimum cleaning charge A$65
Refundable Damage Deposit A$196

$225 per night is based on low season and two people. Add'l people are $25 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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