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.
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Rental Agreement which must be signed is emailed to each guest. No smoking, fires, candles allowed. No pets.
We weren't able to meet Janie during or stay, but she made us feel very welcome. We stayed at the cabin as a mini honeymoon, and there were fresh eggs, honey, and some sparkling wine waiting for us when we arrived. It was very unexpected and very kind.
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.
What a wonderful place! Though the last mile of the drive can be a bit challenging, the spectacular views of the sunset over the lemon trees was a beautiful way to end each night. Farm fresh eggs and honey from the farm were waiting for us in the cabin. Janie and Peter were wonderful hosts. We would recommend to all our friends! Great location as a launchpad to explore Big Sur. Don't miss out on hiking the Ewoldsen Loop (and the Lookout Trail spur) at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Definitely plan to be back in a couple years!
Everything about the cottage and farm is incredible. We were looking for the perfect place close to great hiking & parks, but also off the beaten path. This is a hidden gem! The description and directions to the farm are very accurate. Janie is the perfect host. I can't wait to visit and stay here again!
This place is amazing, I would recommend it to anyone. The flat is very nice and cozy, the view is amazing! You can watch the sunset every night and the starry sky over the mountains. The kitchen is fully equipped but do your shopping before big sur if you come from the south or in Carmel if you come from the north.
We had a wonderful stay! The ride out was a bit of an adventure, but it only added to the unique experience. We were taken by the stunning view and colorful sunsets each evening. Loved having fresh eggs for breakfast every morning. Would definitely recommend this getaway to friends!
We had an absolutely fabulous time on our weekend getaway at the East of Eden Cottage. The drive to the cottage is beautiful! I read other reviews that the ride to the cottage was a little scary. This is nothing compared to my other experiences. The property was gorgeous and well maintained. I really enjoyed eating their honey with my steamed vegetables.
It was raining the whole weekend but it didn't bother us. We actually enjoyed sitting by the window staring out mesmerized by the beauty of the farm.
Janie and Peter are super friendly. We enjoyed chatting with them. They are such wonderful hosts.
Thank you so much for sharing your world!
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!