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Wellspring Bed and Breakfast Guest Ranch

9150 Santa Rita Road , Cayucos, 93430 USA (Show map)
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$305 - $305
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About

For those who seek a break from city life... Who are looking for a "hide-away" off the beaten track on the Central Coast of California. Wellspring is isolated enough both geographically and technologically to offer this...exclusive (no neighbors) and hidden (not visible from any road), and auspiciously nestled in a no-cell-phone zone (no texting)...yet only a 20 minute drive to famous Coast Highway 1 (south 4 hours to LA, north 4 hours to SF.) Guests have immediate access on the Ranch to: miles of casual, or more challenging, hiking and biking trails; appointed gardens and ponds providing numerous rest, reading, picnic spots; and yoga facilities. Accommodations are unpretentiously chic and homey: our rooms and cabanas have private baths, there is one sparkling new Airstream trailer. There is a communal "Accueil" where guests can chat, read or snuggle up in front of a fire on a winter's day. Farm fresh breakfast is prepared and served al fresco year round. Unlike many B&Bs in the area, that favor a crowd seeking pretentious luxury amidst the Wineries, or the numerous fussy mom and pops, we offer the best of two worlds- earthy and chic, comfortable and compelling. Wellspring is a gateway to a special corner of the planet: unspoiled California coastal ranch land. Like other B&Bs, Wellspring is very accessible for off-ranch destinations famous to this area of sand dunes, oaks and castles, including sea kayaking, surfing, golfing, horseback riding, shopping, wineries, dining...

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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5

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Wow!

5 on February 25, 2014

What more can we say that hasn't been said already....this is the place to go to rejuvenate, enjoy good company (if you want) and soak in the healing energy of your surroundings and from those around you. One can actually hear the silence, enjoy the stars, & relax. Thank you Jennifer for creating such a space and opening it up to others to experience, and to Jorge and Yadi and their son for making it all come together for a lovely stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you Todd for your kind words. I will pass them on to Jorge, Yadi and Chritian too. This is what makes it all so worthwhile for all of us. Look forward to your next visit. Best, Jennifer


Wonderful Retreat

5 on December 11, 2013

Absolutely beautiful & private ranch, astonishing attention to detail, quiet, upscale, warm & friendly staff, delicious food & drink, with all the upscale amenities you want. Big & little expectations met. Cannot ask for a better B&B experience; the Wellspring Ranch is perfect. Was looking for an anniversary/birthday celebration long weekend. One of the owners (Jennifer) provided 5 star service & communication from the very first email and all throughout our stay til we left. Staff very professional, thorough, warm & attentive yet respected your privacy. No one will be disappointed. The property is an immaculate gentlemans ranchers house with rooms of all different personalities, a separate guest house, unique Yurts and an even a spanking brand new Airstream set in a valley all its own. All uniquely different, all upscale and beautifully appointed. The huge main garden at the front of the property is amazing with many places to sit & read and enjoy the quiet of nature & the hummingbirds & hawks. There is a beautiful pond with water so clear you can't believe its a "pond". The water from the tap tastes great (mineral water spring). A decent size Yoga studio with all the equipment. Walking sticks cut from local wood. Outdoor fire pits, pot belly stoves and a host of amazing touches. Takeaways: The quiet, the service, the upscale amenities, the natural beauty, the feeling you are in naturally beautiful special place attended to by genuinely friendly comfortable people who share their love of a beautiful place in a beautiful place.


A gem in the middle of the mountains

5 on November 16, 2013

If you're looking to unplug, unwind, have amazing, organic foods, this is your place. Jenn and Richard have taken years to build this gem of a property. We stayed in the Madeline Suite and completely relaxed the moment we got there. Everything is very top notch and high quality -- from the mattress to the sheets to the towels to the freshly-picked flowers from the garden. There are plenty of common areas that you can find for quiet moments and meditation. The property is rather large so whether you're looking for a spot to chill or hike for miles, it's all right outside your door.


Restorative oasis 5 Star all around

5 on October 10, 2013

The list of adjectives to describe this nestled nougat of a gem is non stop. Fabulous people and restorative energy here. The quality and attention to detail is top notch. Five plus out of five star review. If you go, bring with you a willingness to come without the trappings of daily fuss and routine. Shake it all off before you get there; turn off your electrical device driven world and come eager to rest, hike, meditate, yoga, and have great chats over healthy food and drink. And leave behind your make up and perfumes too and get down to "a la natural" a boost to their grey water system too! Jennifer and Richard and their amazing crew are the real deal. My husband and I brought our bikes to head up the coast of California and do some exploring and some short rides. We found this ranch by the grace of the universe and it was the quintessential perfect kick off to our time together.


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Rooms & Rates

Tara's Suite

Tara's suite in the Main House is reached by an exterior stair case that leads through its private covered balcony (four Adirondack chairs) to its entry. A favorite for couples who want an extra dose of elegance; but, will accommodate a third wheel (well behaved child) with its convertible sofa. Tara's suite is roomy but cozy with a library of books, Jotul gas fireplace, bathroom with cast iron tub for two...

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Olive View Room

The Olive View Room is part of the larger Jane Suite. It is upstairs in the Main House and is reached by way of the central staircase. Jane's Suite sleeps up to five guests (or six in a pinch) divided into two sleeping quarters: one called the Olive View Room and the other the Oak View Room. Either room can be reserved privately assuring the guest of exclusive use of the bathroom and library. The Olive View Room has one queen bed plus twin daybed (with an extra trundle). It views the the main gardens below: Mediterranean rock herb gardens, studded with apple, plumb, citrus, fig, olive tree

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Oak View Room

The Oak View Room is part of the larger Jane Suite. It is upstairs in the Main House and is reached by way of the central staircase. Jane's Suite sleeps up to five guests (or six in a pinch) divided into two sleeping quarters: one called the Olive View Room and the other the Oak View Room. Either room can be reserved privately assuring the guest of exclusive use of the bathroom and library.The Oak View has a King Bed (which can be broken into two twins by request), a Jotul gas fireplace, a skylight to the stars, and French windows opening to the oak forest behind the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Madeline Suite

The Madeline Suite is upstairs in the Barn House adjacent to the Main House. It is reached by a private staircase. The Suite is large and can easily accommodate up to four guests. There is one king bed, a daybed (with trundle), a reading chair and ottoman aside a Jotul gas fireplace, writing desk... Now, this suite is perfect for a couple, but upon request, the king bed can be replaced with two twins.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Ellie's Cabana

The Cabanas are new. They are delightfully appointed in chic style, but more importantly, their purpose is to evoke closeness to nature... Through the central skylight on this one you will see stars at night, and through the windows, on a moon lit night, the dark oak forest all around you. The king bed can be made up as two twins upon request. A Jotul gas fired stove keeps the room warm in the evening. A private bathroom is detached and reached by way of a closeby little bridge...its indoor shower is lovely, but there's another option to consider: an outdoor shower under the oaks.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Colleen's Cabana

The Cabanas are new. They are delightfully appointed in chic style, but more importantly, their purpose is to evoke closeness to nature... Through the central skylight on this one you will see stars at night, and through the windows, on a moon lit night, the dark oak forest all around you. The king bed can be made up as two twins upon request. A Jotul gas fired stove keeps the room warm in the evening. A private bathroom is detached and reached by way of a closeby little bridge...its indoor shower is lovely, but there's another option to consider: an outdoor shower under the oaks.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Lisa's Cabana

The Cabanas are new. They are delightfully appointed in chic style, but more importantly, their purpose is to evoke closeness to nature... Through the central skylight on this one you will see stars at night, and through the windows, on a moon lit night, the dark oak forest all around you. A Jotul gas fired stove keeps the room warm in the evening, and to the side is a writing desk and chair. A private bathroom is detached and located downstairs in the Barn House. There's another option to consider though for bathing: an outdoor shower under the oaks.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

28' Airstream Trailer

This Airstream is a snazzy one and it's brand new. This particular one is as shiny inside as out: it's from the International Signature Series and its interior design echos the reflective exterior. The modern galley combines polished aluminum with Wenge laminate. In addition to the queen bed, the dinette adjusts to another bed and two sleeping bags are stowed underneath. The kitchen is fully outfitted. Outside is a picnic table, protected from the sun under a Tuuci cantileverd umbrella. For the city person who only wants to sample nature! Fancy video and music system.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

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Location

Airport

San Luis Obispo (SBP)

Directions to property:

Written directions to the Ranch: The Ranch is located in the hills of Cayucos, California. It is directly between Los Angeles and San Francisco, about a 3.5-4 hour drive from either. It is a 40 minute drive from the San Luis Airport. From the South along Hwy 101- *Head north on Hwy 101. *In San Luis Obispo, exit Santa Rosa Rd/Hwy 1 toward Morro Bay & Hearst Castle, keep right. *Turn right heading north on Santa Rosa Rd/Hwy 1 out of San Luis Obispo for appx 15 miles. *Entering Cayucos, turn right at the Old Creek Rd stop light and continue for 4 miles or 5 minutes. *Turn right on Santa Rita Rd, it’s at the bottom of the first major downhill. *The road will soon turn to gravel, follow for 5 miles or 13 minutes, coming to 9150 Santa Rita Rd. NOTE: DO NOT RELY ON ADDRESS NUMBERS ON SANTA RITA RD AS THEY ARENT IN NUMERICAL ORDER. JUST CONTINUE UP THE ROAD UNTIL YOU SEE OUR SIGN AND GATES ON THE LEFT OF THE ROAD. From the North along Hwy 101- *Head south on Hwy 101. *Exit Hwy 46 West toward Cambria & Hearst Castle and continue for 10 miles. WARNING: do not turn left from 46 onto Santa Rita Rd and expect to ever find us!!! Yes, you may see a sign that reads “Santa Rita Rd” whilst on 46, but DO NOT TURN ON TO IT. *Turn left onto Old Creek Rd and continue for 5 miles. *Turn left onto Santa Rita Rd. *The road will soon turn to gravel, follow for 5 miles or 13 minutes, coming to 9150 Santa Rita Rd. NOTE: DO NOT RELY ON ADDRESS NUMBERS ON SANTA RITA RD AS THEY ARENT IN NUMERI

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Guest Ranch, Working Ranch, Farm, Cabin, Teepees/Yurt, Ranch

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos , Outdoor kitchen evening use included.

Room amenities

Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, plein air painting, plein air painting, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night
  • Deposit Amount Required: Room reservation upon receipt of full payment via PayPal. Paypal is linked to our website: WellspringRanch.com.
  • Cancellations: 50% refund, up until one week before arrival date, upon receipt of cancellation request to email jennifer@wellspringranch.com.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jennifer Arfa

Languages spoken

some spanish, English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Reading, writing, yoga, farming, hiking, nature

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Meals

Breakfast

organic farm fresh

  • Time Served: 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: numerous garden and pondside table options, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian , vegan, gluten free


Details

9150 Santa Rita Road , Cayucos, 93430 USA (Show map)

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