About This Listing
THIS IS A UNIQUE PROPERTY, 1 MILE ON A HARD PACKED DIRT ROAD, AND IN A VERY PRIVATE SETTING. STRONG EFFORTS ARE MADE NOT TO DISTURB OUR NEIGHBORS. PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE INQUIRING. THANKS SO MUCH!
Please email for availability. Calendar may not be exactly up to date for last minute reservations!
This setting is for the ADVENTUROUS TRAVELER! In June, July and August we have a THREE NIGHT minimum.
The Cottages at Country Flat Farm are a unique getaway in the Big Sur Coastal Mountains between Carmel and Big Sur, California. These charming cottages each have a queen bed, full kitchen, gas fireplace, queen futon couch, decks and clawfoot bathtub with gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding Santa Lucia Mountains. They were esthetically designed and built with recycled, local materials in a very eco friendly manner. We have recently installed BEAUTIFUL NEW BAMBOO FLOORS that add charm and comfort to your stay! We are off the grid, solar powered, with a spring fed stream for water, provide internet access.....a luxurious, country retreat overlooking a working organic farm. Peace, serenity and regeneration are the themes of your stay.
Lemons, honey, fruit trees, veggies in season await the visitor. All you need to bring is your food and drink. Great hiking nearby, Monterey Peninsula (north) and Big Sur village (south) each 30 minutes driving time feature great restaurants and activities. THIS IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY!
We are 2.5 miles from Highway 1, then 1 mile on a good, yet bumpy in some places, steep in others dirt road off the paved Palo Colorado Road. We meet all guests upon arrival on the paved road, show you how to drive it, and guide you to the farm. Driving directions are sent upon final payment. We STRONGLY recommend an all wheel drive vehicle because 2 wheel drives chew up the road and annoy neighbors. In winter (November through March) we are now REQUIRING ALL WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES. If you are uncomfortable with or unfamiliar with driving off paved surfaces, please consider this before booking. Also, no arrivals AFTER 9 PM. It disturbs the neighbors.
Check out our website on the internet at countryflatfarm.
Rental Agreement which must be signed is emailed to each guest. No smoking, fires, candles allowed. No pets.
From Mar 1 - May 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Our hosts made us feel welcome right from the start. The cottage was lovely, and the farm is situated in a very beautiful and relaxing setting nestled in the hills with a small gorgeous view of the ocean. We found the rest and tranquility we were after when we stayed there, and the cottage provided everything we needed to make our stay relaxing.
Janie was so sweet and met us before driving up to the cabin to lead the way on the very enchanting and beautiful driveway. It was completely off the grid and we felt very relaxed and at home- but in a very special place. The fireplace and the bathtub were my favorites, oh! also the farm fresh eggs and honey they gave us. We had a wonderful breakfast and a great sleep both nights in the cozy bed. We loved it so much and wish we lived closer so we could make it a regular thing! The views are also INSANE!
We really had a fantastic stay at Eco Getaway. Very cool cabin, great view, and really felt welcome. The hikes around the place and Big Sur were terrific, and coming home to the cabin was a real treat. Thanks Janie and Peter, we definitely hope to visit again!
Steve and Karen
Coolest weekend getaway. Start driving in the red wood for two miles, peaceful and beautiful. Driving on the dirt road was scary the first but once you are used to it you are fine. Beautiful studio. They provided eggs and little dog treats ( to feed their dog, Bella) and that was the cutest idea ever. Highly recommend this place if you want a peaceful weekend getaway.
Janie's husband Peter met us at the nearby Fire Hall, which was very helpful. He made us feel very welcome. The listing was very accurate.
Our hosts met us at the pre-determined time and getting us to the flat was seamless. When they say that you need a 4x4 to get there, they are serious. The views from the flat were phenomenal and photos on the listing do not do it justice. Make sure you pack all supplies that you will need before getting to the flat. The closest store is over an hour round trip.
About the Host, Janie
We are the Eichorn family and have been living here since 1984. Back when our journey began, we were searching for a piece of land where we could build a sustainable home, raise our children in a healthy, pristine environment and have a small family farm. The land was pretty much raw and untouched by human hands except for some logging activity early in the 20th century. Upon visiting Country Flat for the first time, Peter Eichorn, the dad and farmer, crawled through the dense native vegetation so he could touch and examine the soil to determine if it were suitable to sustain our dreams. It more than met his expectations and the rest is history!
We built a rammed earth home and have been living “off the grid” on solar power all these years. We and the land are blessed and sustained by a sweet-water stream. Over the years we have provided organic vegetables for the local Palo Colorado Canyon community where we are located as well as having had a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) serving 30 families for several years on the Monterey Peninsula. Currently, we primarily focus on our beekeeping endeavors and our Meyer lemon and watercress crops.
We are delighted now to be able to share our vision and bounty with others through our captivating Cottages at Country Flat Farm!