If you have to shelter in place, this is a good place to do that. Safe, clean and private with trails on our own property for hiking.
The Main Ranch House at Lobitos Creek Ranch is the perfect location for a family reunion or leadership retreat in Northern California – steps away from an ancient Redwood forest and a 10-minute drive from the beaches. Worlds away but less than an hour to San Francisco or Silicon Valley, the Main Ranch House is cozy and comfortable yet private.
Situated on 70 acres of pristine farmland, 1000 feet above the ocean, the Ranch has been used for many events. including weddings.
In addition to the Main Ranch House we have two other adjacent lodges listed below that when included with the Main Ranch House the three lodges together can accommodate groups of 16-20:
The Bunkhouse: Vrbo 1237348
The Canyon View House: Vrbo 1749162
The Main Ranch House features a gallery kitchen off both the dining and great room, four bedrooms, with two en suite and two that share a bath, theatre and loft. the Main Ranch house can be rented with the Bunk House to increase capacity to 12. Perfect for family reunions and leadership offsite gatherings and retreats.
Anchoring the great room, the dining room and gallery kitchen, designed for group dining of up to 14 individuals, is a working fireplace that heats this elegant rustic and modern home. En suite master and guest master bedrooms have private baths, while two bedrooms on the main floor share one bath. Downstairs, a theatre can be arranged for family movie nights, or for corporate media presentations, for board room-type discussions, think tanks and leadership training sessions.
Outside, overlooking rolling hills and miles of hiking trails are stables, a fire pit, gardens, a hot tub, a sauna and a sweeping deck with outdoor dining and lounging areas that view the orchards and pastures that surround our property.
Within an hour of top Northern California destinations from San Francisco to Silicon Valley to Santa Cruz. There are hiking trails on the Ranch for visitors. Custom guided horseback rides can be arranged for you. We are about 40 minutes from SFO and 15 minutes from charming Half Moon Bay with its many restaurants and shops.
All of our beaches are open now and Cowell-Purisma, San Gregorio and Martin's Beach are all within 10 minutes of the ranch.
Amenities include WiFi connectivity, private parking, and an outdoor shower just off the master bedroom.
With so many things to do in Northern California, planning your days can be a tough order. Adventures including: hiking, mountain biking, sea kayaking, sailing, deep sea fishing, golf and tennis are all close by. We've had several golfers and their families here who understand the concept of playing at the Ritz and staying at the ranch. We are about 12 minutes from the Ritz Ocean Courses.
The wildlife viewing opportunities in the Bay Area are exceptional. From whale watching to birding, you won t be disappointed. Lobitos Creek Ranch is only 25 minutes from the world heritage site at Año Nuevo State Park where from January to March the spectacle of hundreds of mating elephant seals is on display.
In October there is the renowned Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival where a 2100-pound pumpkin can easily tip the scale. From town it s only 45 minutes North to downtown San Francisco. Take a cable car to visit Chinatown or a ferry to Sausalito, discover BART and whip over to Berkeley. It s no accident that Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb and many more call the Bay Area their home. After an exhilarating outing you will be ready to return to your cozy retreat in the hills.
Spend a day in Napa or Sonoma if wine tasting is on your list of destinations when visiting the Bay Area. Or make a day visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the galleries of Carmel. Travel about an hour and a half to the South along Highway 1, one of the most beautiful stretches of the California Coast, stopping at beaches along the way.
We are dog friendly location and have about 3/4 of a fenced in dog park where dogs can go off leash, kids can play games and you can relax on a bench while all that other activity takes place.
Lobitos Creek Ranch is a Northern California coastal treasure. Built 46 years ago for a young, growing family, the Main Ranch House and Bunk House have been lovingly refreshed to provide a retreat for guests ranging from couples to families and from private, non-profit to corporate groups.