"A childhood fantasy come true. Wonderful Experience. Enjoyed Immensely. Slept like babies. Warm & Toasty. Peaceful & Spacious. We have good Fun. There aren't many places where you can sleep this comfortably and still see the stars"
For a unique travel experience, please consider our 200 sf Yurt. Q: What's a Yurt?* A: a Yurt is a round, peaked-roof, tent-like structure used by Central Asian nomads for centuries, its an Eco-friendly, lodging alternative, placed beneath a 50 year old Monterrey Pine at our home located a block East of the PCH, HWY 1, halfway between Los Angeles & San Francisco
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The Yurt has a clear glass dome from which you can romantically gaze out at the stars & planets from either the comfortable antique full bed topped with a down filled comforter or the single memory foam topped day bed. This round space is clean & comfortable with hardwood floors, a sheep skin rug, electric heating, French doors that open onto a redwood deck that faces the Art Farm Studio. A Bose wave radio with an adapter for most mobile devices adds to the flow & vibe. The yurt is situated next to our equine round pen on a small organic farm. Horses, chickens, ducks, flowers, pines & cypress surround the property. Come share an award winning Artist's work environment with works of clay, pastels & casein/watercolor & wood in progress on the property.
Our guests private bathroom is located 20 steps from the entrance & available 24/7.Please be aware, if both the Art Farm Airstream & Yurt are booked, you maybe sharing the guest bathroom with new-found friends, long-time friends or relatives. We also have a port a potty & a guest bathroom inside our house, so no waiting worries.
Breakfast Menu: Continental. Muffins,Yogurt, fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, Coffee/Tea. delivered to you, served on the deck or in the Yurt.
Please note that with a clear dome and solar arc, natural light arrives at the crack of dawn. Background sounds may include horses, ducks, chickens( no roosters) owls, frogs & other wild & suburban sounds depending on the season/day.
History: Yurts have been a distinctive feature of life in Central Asia for at least three thousand years. The first written description of a yurt used as a dwelling was recorded by Herodutus the 'father of history', who lived in Greece between 484 and 424 BC. He described yurt-like tents as the dwelling place of the Scy thians, a horse riding-nomadic nation who lived in the northern Black Sea and Central Asian region from around 600 BC to AD 300.
Our Pacific Yurt is a modern adaptation. The compact shape of the yurt and combination of lightweight members in tension and compression mean that the structure is highly efficient in maximizing strength while minimizing the use of materials. This state-of-the-art version that retains the sense of wholeness of the ancient form while delivering structural integrity & comfort. Though generally classified as a tent, the yurt is much stronger and weather tight. The Pacific Yurt is a circular structure that consists of a durable fabric cover, space age insulation,tension band and a wood frame that includes a lattice wall, radial rafters, central compression ring and French doors at the entrance.
The deck, the yard, the driveway (for parking close to the Yurt) the picnic table and the fire pit area and the animals( if you wish, under supervision)
We look forward to personally checking everyone in and giving them a property tour, introducing them to our family of animals, some local recommendations and then privacy, if they wish.
A (mostly) quiet suburban setting, walking distance to 4 restaurants (Western, Pizza, BBQ, Mexican) & a gourmet grocery store. 5 minute drive to the Magical Dunes. 15 minutes to Beaches, Surfing, Hiking, Horseback riding, 20 minutes to World Class Restaurants, Winery's & Mineral Hot Springs.
Amtrak's Sun-rider Train runs from San Diego to SF.The local stop is in Grover Beach, 10 minutes away. Some local buses are close by but 98% of our guests arrive by car. Parking is free, safe & secure in our driveway, steps from the yurt.
Weekends and holiday weeks will require a 2 night minimum unless prior arrangements have been made.
We had a great stay at the yurt! It's in a gorgeous location with loads to do over a couple of days. We went to the sand dunes (Thank you Lou for letting us borrow your board), many beaches, Sycamore springs, and Hearst Castle. Lou was very accommodating and gave us some great tips and directions during our stay. Really lovely to wake up to a refreshing breakfast and very friendly chickens every morning! We would recommend the yurt to anyone :-) Thanks Lou and Annie!
The perfect place for a little weekend trip! Lovely hosts, thanks again;-)
A unique experience for sure, and Lou's area recommendations were spot-on. The Oceano dunes are a must if you ever visit Arroyo Grande, a true sight to behold. Lou was very friendly and extremely accommodating, thanks again!
We LOVED this place. This is a gorgeous little farm run by lovely people. Lou was very accommodating and great at communicating prior to our arrival. We loved spending time with the animals while having breakfast outside the yurt. Our stay was very comfortable and we can't wait to return!
Lou and Annie are wonderful hosts and the art farm yurt was a super cool experience. It was a treat to hang out with the horses and chickens. I only wish we could have stayed longer.
We really enjoyed the fresh breakfast awaiting us when we woke up - fresh boiled eggs (laid by their chickens that very morning!), black berries, bananas, clementines, muffins, and good ol' coffee.
Thanks again guys!
Well what can I say apart from what a joyous treat staying at the yurt was. Waking up to fresh eggs from the chickens, and the wonderful hospitality of Lou and Annie soon had the City as just a distant memory. We travelled up from LA and spent one night at the yurt...the perfect balance between back to basics with amenities close by... We thoroughly enjoyed our Glam-ping. Can't wait to come back and explore more. Thank you :)
Lou and Ann were great hosts and local guides for the area. The area itself is beautiful with plenty of things to keep you busy. This was my first stay in a yurt and will certainly not be the last! Enjoyed the ease of the location, the yurt, and the wonderful healthy breakfast every morning.
A fun and unusual place to stay - the yurt is great. Lou gave us lots of tips for local activities and we loved visiting the nearby dunes.
Had a great stay, it was absolutely one of a kind experience! Lou & Annie were extremely friendly and helpful, I would definitely return in the future and recommend it to my friends and family.
Lou and Annie were superb hosts and the yurt and its surroundings were remarkable. First experience with a composting toilet in the adjacent bath facility. I am going to look into getting one for our property in Idaho. Lou gave us lots of information about how to get started as AirBnB hosts and Annie's kelp harvesting and barley grass hydroponic system for their two horses (as well as all her artwork) was fascinating. As we were about to depart, we could not find our spare set of keys and both Lou and Annie helped us search and then found us a blanket to spread on the ground so we could unload our luggage and car until we found them. Lou gave us a tailored itinerary to see as much as we could with the time we had…..hiking the dunes where Ansel Adams and his partner took many photos….even offering us the use of a sand board (which we declined for lack of time)….and the monarch butterfly grove. We would have blown right by both of these if we had not been tipped off by such wonderful hosts. We loved our short visit and hope to see Lou and Annie again. Once you stay with them you feel like friends for life.