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.
Country Flat Farm is the most idyllic way to experience Big Sur. The cabin is finished beautifully, is spotless and has everything you could possibly need, including gorgeous touches like home-made honey, soap and freshly laid eggs! And the view is unparalleled!! Absolutely stunning. It is well worth the effort it takes to find this secluded spot. Janie and her team made the whole experience super easy, including detailed directions, recommendations and communication. Would recommend in a heartbeat - thank you!
We had the greatest time at Flat Farms. Everything went smoothly and the accommodations were perfect. Peter invited us to pick blueberries one morning, and we made delicious smoothies with them.
I didn't find the drive on the dirt road difficult or cumbersome. What was amazing .were the redwoods you drove through to get to the cabin.
We are looking forward to visiting Country Flat Farms next year when we celebrate our first anniversary! Thanks Peter and Janie for sharing your special world with us.
Monica and Mike
We loved our off-the-grid getaway and our extraordinarily hospitable hosts Janie and Peter! Everything was exactly as described (and even better!). Janie's thorough instructions were very helpful to ensuring that everything went smoothly. From the fresh farm eggs to the fireplace, it was such a truly relaxing and authentic experience, one of the highlights from our drive up Highway 1.
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.
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!