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Farm stay

"The Palace" on Historic Zorthian Ranch

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"The Palace" on Historic Zorthian Ranch

Farm stay
4 guestsStudio2 beds1 bath
4 guests
2 beds
1 bath
Great location
95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

This is a comfortable and unforgettable studio in the mountains on the north edge of Altadena. Located on the Zorthian Ranch. One large room with attached kitchen space, as well as a bathroom and large covered porch.
It was named "The Palace" by its creator, Jirayr Zorthian, in the early 60's.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM


79 Reviews

Kathy User Profile
October 2018
Chock a block with history and character, the Zorthian ranch is a one-of-a-kind experience. We especially loved the dogs, horse, donkey and alpaca (or llama?). Thank you!
Martin User Profile
September 2018
Second stay as this wildy exotic place - a whole compound of found art above Pasadena with an amazing view of L.A., with a community of live work retro hippies.
Chrissie User Profile
September 2018
I just knew this place was something special. It’s an amazing spot to just getaway and chill for the weekend. For sure had a )'( vibe. The scenery was beautiful. It was very quiet and peaceful. One day was not long enough. There so much to do on Z ranch. The Palace was much bigge…
Taylor User Profile
September 2018
The place and the property ended up being a true hidden gem. Everything was exactly as it was stated in the description. I fell in love with the very unique 60's architecture, and the really sweet / kind animals that would come up and say hi every now and then was icing on the ca…
Glen User Profile
September 2018
Awesome secluded ranch, loved the pool and grounds, lot to see and great views. Cool animals and people. Great stay all around, room was big and great, Private patio was great. Thanks
Elyy User Profile
August 2018
Beautiful place it deserves more acknowledgement it’s extremely adorable and great host
Hanjusy User Profile
August 2018
My husband and I stayed a 3 day weekend here, and couldn’t have been happier. This is definitely a ‘glamping’ type of place, because of how the building is designed, it was made to be exposed to the elements. For example the bathroom wall is actually a large door you can open up …

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Altadena, California, United StatesJoined in November 2014
Alan User Profile
354 Reviews
My name is Alan Zorthian and I was born and raised in Altadena, California on the Zorthian Ranch. I am back living here now. My father, artist Jirayr Zorthian spent 57 years building a unique and interesting environment up here. As an architect, with the help of a dedicated a…
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