About this listing
THIS IS A UNIQUE PROPERTY. WE MAKE STRONG EFFORTS TO REDUCE THE IMPACT ON OUR NEIGHBORS. THEREFORE, WE ASK GUESTS TO COME IN AN ALL OR 4 WHL DRIVE VEHICLE, PLAN EXCURSIONS TO MAKE ONLY ONE TRIP IN AND OUT A DAY AND TO BE HOME BY 10 PM.
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.
We stayed 5 nights at the Eco house. It was a wonderful stay! It was very peaceful and beautiful. My 5 year old loved taking bubble baths and picking eggs from the chicken coop. The drive is not scary at all, just drive slow and enjoy the views. We will definitely be back! Thank you!
Nothing beats harvesting juicy lemons, tasting local sage honey, and eating fresh chicken eggs for breakfast. In this beautiful and serene place, it feels like the sun shines brighter. We can't wait to come back!
It was also great to meet Bella, the charming border collie that roams Janie and Peter's land. And if we had any questions or needed recommendations for food or hikes, Janie was a very available host. We felt very welcome!
Absolutely wonderful stay at Country Flat! The cottage was absolutely lovely, on a stunningly picturesque farm with gorgeous views. We even grew to treasure the drive up Palo Colorado from Hwy. 1, which is unforgettable in its own way .
Janie and Peter were extremely helpful during our stay, and completely gracious hosts.
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!
What a magical spot! This luxury cabin was so warm and inviting. The light! The farm! Just so beautiful!! I loved the smell of the lemons in the trees and the sound of the chickens below. It was so special to just go and pick up our fresh eggs in the morning and I will regret not being able to have their lemons and honey every single day. We left with a bunch and everyone we got to taste them loved them as much as we did. The drive up the road was so much fun and our hosts were friendly and accommodating. Go see the lifestyle and reconnect with this- one of the most beautiful spots on earth.
Janie was fabulous! She was very responsive and was very attentive to our needs. We look to our next time in Big Sur, and we look forward staying in Janie's cabin!
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!