About This Listing
The location is perfect as a base camp to explore the surrounding areas from Big Sur to Paso Robles wine Country. Tucked away on 40 acres of scenic California mountain terrain, this property is a refuge of complete escape, privacy, and rejuvenation.
Charming rooms on 45 acres, hot tub, Mountain Sanctuary
Tucked away on 45 acres of scenic California mountain terrain, our property is a refuge of complete escape, privacy, and rejuvenation.
Our Mountain Sanctuary is located 2 miles from Santa Margarita, California, and 8 miles North of San Luis Obispo. It is midpoint between Los Angeles and San Francisco, 3.5 hour drive from each. The ranch is rural and picturesque and is in the pristine wine country of San Luis Obispo County. Easy day trips from the ranch are Hearst Castle, Morro Bay, Big Sur and Paso Robles and Edna Valley Wine Country.
Our ranch features a brand new eco- constructed home with 2 bedrooms -a queen bed in each and two single beds in yoga room. Two new spa-like bathrooms, hot tub, lake and a state of the art yoga/workshop/demonstration studio with expansive mountain views. New Kitchen and spacious living-dining room comfortably seat 10 with courtyard garden views on one side and hilltop views dotted with ancient oaks to the other. All new construction is Green Built featuring all eco-friendly finishes such a peacefully harvested bamboo floors, recycled lumber, recycled glass tiles and eco-friendly paint. Architect and Co-owner Scott Currie places great attention to detail with a clean, rustic yet modern aesthetic. The ranch's charm, majestic beauty and serenity is felt by all our guests. Whether here on a family reunion, a yoga retreat, bridal shower, bachelorette, or corporate retreat guests are impressed with the true quiet of the ranch, the abundant natural wildlife that graces the ranch and the unsurpassed beauty of nature that abounds.
Stay at our Mountain Sanctuary and let the quiet and natural beauty of our 45 acre vacation getaway awaken your spirit. The sanctuary is dedicated to peace and awareness.
Replenish your spirit on our sacred land and do your own thing. Hike, swim, meditate, read on a lounge chair under ancient olive trees and marvel at the clear night skies.
Keywords: ranch, country retreat, yoga retreat, country getaway, mountain escape, wine country bungalows, cottages, nature lovers retreat
The ranch is rural and picturesque and is in the pristine wine country of San Luis Obispo County. Easy day trips from the ranch are Hearst Castle, Morro Bay, Big Sur and Paso Robles and Edna Valley Wine Country.
The ranch is dedicated to peace and awareness. We encourage mindfulness during your stay with us.
*We are a non-smoking facility. California wild fires are a real and dangerous threat. There are no exceptions.
*Children must always be accompanied by an adult around our water features (lake, hot tub).
* We are all here to enjoy and honor nature, listen to the birds’ song and the sweet whisper of wind through the trees. Please use low voices to maximize our experience in this sacred setting.
*We are a natural-country-ranch-environment. We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots for your safety and pleasure.
Our stay here was just perfect! More than we expected. The place truly has a great energy about it. It was nice to wake up early and enjoy the property. We were in SLO for a friends wedding so lots of drinks and laughs were planned for our weekend but it was nice to come home and wake up in such a serene place. My girls and I even bought some jewelry from Scott's wife (that we are obsessed with!!) The crystals were a lovely souvenir to remember this place by. It was also real easy to get to and a lovely drive. My friends and I are excited to come back for a yoga retreat. Thank you soooo much!! Truly one of my favorite parts of our trip.
Scott's place is simply awesome. It's really beautiful and on a great location, just a 30 mins drive to several beaches. We had a very relaxing time there. One note, though: In respect to Scott's kids who live just next door, you need to keep it quiet after 10pm. It's not a big deal considering how great this place is, but good to keep then in mind in case of bigger group coming in.
Overall, we had a great experience at the ranch. The location is fairly remote, but shops and groceries are accessible within a 10 minute drive. Our GPS pointed us elsewhere, but Google Maps got it right. If you arrive later in the evening, you need to be somewhat careful driving along the narrow paths within the property.
We had a wonderful, relaxing time at the ranch. It's really wonderful and kept very clean, and it was a pleasure to stay there over the weekend with family. It's used as a Yoga retreat on a 50(?) acre lot. Scott and Eva live on the property, and we met Scott the evening when we arrived.
It's a great place to disconnect (no TV, no WiFi), but there's a receiver and speakers throughout the home for music, which worked great!
The kitchen has a 6-burner commercial-like gas stove. We used the hot tub quite a bit, and it was great even though it was located separately from the house.
We went wine tasting in the area, which was a nice experience too.
A couple of issues to be considered:
(1) The water level in the pool was low, so we could not really use it. To be fair, Scott had informed us before we booked that we should not expect a usable pool because of the drought.
(2) Although the house has a pantry, there were instructions not to use any of the supplies as they were meant for the yoga retreat. It helps to plan and bring your own supplies.
Scott's ranch is just incredibly beautiful. If you're looking for a calm place to stay and enjoy some time with your friends this is the ideal place to be!!
Scott is super friendly and easy going. The house has everything you need, super cosy bedrooms, an amazing view, a well equipped kitchen, a big yoga room ...
If you want to experience California you shouldn't miss this place!
Thanks again Scott, we had an incredible time at your ranch!
This place has a wonderful balance of serenity and action. The house design and layout brought us together and allowed for peaceful moments on the grounds. The kitchen was wonderful to cook for the small crowd we had. Scott was accomdating and easy to rent from.
Next time I am up in the area looking for a getaway I will surely return. Thanks again
We loved our stay. We got to be in the caboose, which is a beautifully remodeled(looks restored) train caboose with a comfy king bed, a sitting area, with a shower, sink, & toilet (this is much larger than the small cabins). We loved using the hot tub in the bath house, and the kitchen/dining area was so cute and inviting, we really enjoyed cooking and reading in there. We also spent a day at a nearby lake, went wine tasting, visited a coffee shop, and had a great meal in town.
Pros: remote location & feel, screen free (no Internet, tv, or cell service!), abundant wildlife, facilities are amazing
Cons: (seasonal) pool & lake were drained, no BBQ available and due to fire risk no fire pits could be used,
We had a great time at the Mountain Sanctuary! Its a beautiful, tranquil spot in Santa Margarita, halfway between SF and LA. Both Eva and Scott were excellent hosts, very gracious and respectful of our privacy. The kitchen/dining room was very well-equipped and perfect for staying in and cooking dinner together with friends.
Although we weren't there for yoga, we would consider returning for a yoga retreat hosted by Eva and Scott. It would be the perfect place (with a perfect pool) for a recharge away from the city.
Trent and Hana
About the Host, Scott
I am a dada of two beautiful children. I live with my wife Eva on our 45 acre sanctuary just outside of San Luis Obispo, California in Santa Margarita.