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Beautiful Ranch Retreat in Nature Setting

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Last updated: 01/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Santa Margarita lodge description

The Oak Creek Ranch is a secluded 163 acre property in a rural setting with a beautiful main Lodge and several accessory buildings.

Situated at approx 2,000 ft. elevation, the setting consists of rolling foothills and mature oak trees, rich with nature and wildlife. Groups can create their own personalized vacation stay from the many options available to them. The Ranch offers a full range of facilities and amenities to guests: gracious Lodge, beautiful outdoor amphitheater, large recreation barn, majestic swimming pool surrounded by mature oaks, poolside bar, yoga/exercise studio and much more. Whether you are interested in quiet relaxation or active exercise and recreation, there is plenty to do while staying at the Oak Creek Ranch Retreat, including scenic mountain walking and biking trails, swimming, wildlife viewing, star gazing, games and much more. It is a wonderful location for adults and children of all ages!

Located in the heart of San Luis Obispo County, the Oak Creek Ranch is close to a variety of recreational opportunities, ranging from fresh water or saltwater fishing, golf, antique shopping, wine tasting, dancing and concerts, to touring world-famous Hearst Castle.

The Ranch can accommodate groups from 12 guests to 35 guests. The main Lodge can sleep 20, the Barn can sleep 6 to 8, and the Sage Hill Cabin and the Pool Cottage can accommodate up to 7 more guests.

Keywords: private resort, retreat, estate,


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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 0 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            A wonderful venue for families--adults and kids-- for large family gatherings....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 18 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30, Beds for 30

          • 1-Glacier Park Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            main floor lodge, shared bath...moreless

          • 2-Cape Cod Room: 2 twin/ single

            main floor lodge, shared bathroom...moreless

          • 3-Log Cabin Room: 1 twin/ single

            main floor, shared bath...moreless

          • 4-Yellowstone Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            Main floor lodge, shared bathroom...moreless

          • 5-Stars and Stripes Room: 2 twin/ single

            new wing, lodge, shared bathroom...moreless

          • 6-Golf Den: 2 twin/ single

            new wing, lodge, shared bath...moreless

          • 7-Fox Hunt Room: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

            2 twins can be converted to king, new wing, shared bath...moreless

          • 8-Vineyard Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            upstairs suite w/ bathroom...moreless

          • 9-Yosemite Suite: 1 queen

            upstairs suite w/ private bathroom...moreless

          • 10-Northern Exposure Room: 2 twin/ single

            upstairs room with private bathroom...moreless

          • 13-Cotes d'Rhone bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            Barn bedroom with shared bathroom...moreless

          • 14-John Deere Room: 2 twin/ single

            Bedroom in the Barn with shared bathroom...moreless

          • 11-French Country Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

            upstairs bedroom with private bathroom...moreless

          • 12 - The Bunkhouse: 2 bunk bed

            2 bunk sets-twin on top,full on bottom, in the Barn,...moreless

          • 15-Cabin Master bedroom: 1 king

            downstairs, adjacent to bathroom...moreless

          • 16-Cabin Single bedroom: 1 twin/ single

            downstairs, shared bathroom...moreless

          • 17-Cabin Loft bedroom: 1 queen

            upstairs loft bedroom with private bathroom...moreless

          • 18-Cottage at the Pool: 1 queen

            adjacent to Pool House, private bathroom...moreless

          • Cottage at the Pool: 1 twin/ single

            twin size trundle bed in living room of Cottage, shared bath...moreless

          • King size beds (1) in Sage Hill Cabin, Queen size Beds (5) in main Lodge and Sage Hill Cabin, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (9) total of 21 twin beds, Baby Cribs (1) one pak n play available, Bunk Beds (2)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 11 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            adjacent to main room of lodge...moreless

          • 'Girls' Bathroom: toilet

            2 stall toilets and 2 sinks...moreless

          • Boys Bathroom: toilet

            off of main lodge room ...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            stall shower and toilet in Vineyard bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

            stall toilet and shower in Yosemite Suite...moreless

          • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

            stall shower and toilet in Northern Exposure bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower

            stall shower and toilet in French Country bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 8: toilet, shower

            stall shower and toilet in downstairs hallway...moreless

          • Bathroom 9: toilet, shower

            stall shower and toilet in Barn...moreless

          • Bathroom 11: toilet, shower

            stall shower and toilet in Barn...moreless

          • Cabin Bathroom : toilet, tub

            downstairs adjacent to Master bedroom...moreless

          • Cabin Loft bathroom: toilet, shower

            upstairs loft ...moreless

          • Cottage at Pool bathroom: toilet, shower

            stall shower and toilet in Pool Cottage...moreless


          • Books
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Foosball
          • Games:

            lots of board games, puzzles...moreless

          • Games For Kids
          • Piano
          • Ping Pong Table
          • Radio
          • Satellite / Cable:

            (2) in Lodge and Sage Hill cabin...moreless

          • Stereo
          • Television
          • Toys
          • VCR
          • Video Library


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family


          • Marina
          • Winery Tours
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Mountain View
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Swimming


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 35 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                A/C in lodge, cabin, cottage at the pool and pool house bar. Evaporative coolers in Barn....moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Computer Available
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                yoga studio...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                gas fireplace in cabin, and in Pool Bar....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                heating in the lodge, cabin, cottage at pool, barn and pool bar....moreless

              • Internet
              • Linens Provided
              • Macintosh Computer
              • Mobile Phone
              • PC
              • Shampoo
              • Telephone:

                phone available in the lodge...moreless

              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                WiFi access throughout the main Lodge room. WiFi also available in the cabin....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                stone fireplace in main lodge...moreless


              • Blender
              • Catering Available:

                variety of catering options upon request....moreless

              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker:

                3 coffeemakers in lodge, 1 in cabin, 1 in pool cottage...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                fully equipped for groups of up to 35 guests...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                one in lodge kitchen...moreless

              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchen:

                (3) Lodge includes 2 full refrigerators, 2 oven/ranges, large grill, service for 35 center island, great for large groups. Small kitchens in cabin, and in pool cottage....moreless

              • Microwave:

                (3) one microwave in the lodge, the cabin, and the pool cottage....moreless

              • Oven:

                2 ovens in lodge, 1 in cabin, 1 in cottage at poolo...moreless

              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator:

                2 in lodge, one in cabin, one in cottage at pool, 1/2 refrigerator in poolhouse bar....moreless

              • Stove:

                2 full oven ranges in lodge, 1 in cabin, 1 in cottage at pool...moreless

              • Toaster


              • Deck / Patio
              • Gazebo:

                gazebo at the amphitheater....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Propane bbq available...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool:

                huge 40 x 55 ft swimming pool, heated seasonally....moreless



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              from 29 traveler reviews
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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Jun 1 - Sep 2, 2015
              2 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay

              Rates are based on 12 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • cleaning fee $350
              • Tax Rate 9%


              Discounts may apply based upon time of year, length of stay, and size of group.

              50% deposit required upon reservation. Balance due 30 to 60 days in advance of rental dates.

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              Last updated: 01/27/2015
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              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              SanLuis Obispo, California
              25 Miles
              Nearest Train
              San Luis Obispo
              20 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              45 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Pismo Beach, Morro Bay

              Car: Necessary

              Oak Creek Ranch is located in the heart of the Central Coast Wine Region, between Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo. In addition to wine tasting, there are a variety of recreational opportunities, ranging from fresh water or saltwater fishing, water sports, golf, hiking, and concerts to touring world-famous Hearst Castle.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1986

              About the owner: We have owned this beautiful property for more than 20 years. Our family has enjoyed family gatherings and group events here for a long time, and we are happy to share the opportunity with other groups so that they can experience the beauty and serenity of The Lodge at Oak Creek Ranch.

              Why the Owner Chose Santa Margarita:
              We bought this property in the mid-80s. It was an old Campfire Girl’s camp that Campfire no longer needed. Jeff’s sister was a Campfire board member who introduced us to it. Early years were all vision and planning. We slowly began making improvements from 2000 to 2009. We have controlled every detail of the development and continue to work each time we are here to make it a little better. It enriches our lives to share this place with people, hoping that they leave with just a little more positive spirit. It is a wonderful place to just connect with people and nature in a world where those simple acts are challenging.

              The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
              The remote location and serene setting, along with the fact that rental groups have exclusive use of the entire property, make Oak Creek Ranch the perfect location for corporate retreats, family reunions and other intimate gatherings.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Spectacular Scenery

                Spectacular Scenery

              • Lodge kitchen

                Lodge kitchen

              • Lodge Front Entry

                Lodge Front Entry

              • Path from Lodge down to Barn

                Path from Lodge down to Barn

              • French Country Bedroom

                French Country Bedroom

              • Yosemite bedroom

                Yosemite bedroom

              • Pool and adjacent Poolhouse at night with yoga studio above

                Pool and adjacent Poolhouse at night with yoga studio above

              • View of pool through the oaks

                View of pool through the oaks

              • Sage Hill Cabin living room

                Sage Hill Cabin living room

              • Barn Interior

                Barn Interior

              • View of Lodge in the Spring

                View of Lodge in the Spring

              • Sunrise over the mountain

                Sunrise over the mountain

              • Lodge Main Room

                Lodge Main Room

              • Lodge deck with view of bocce court, barn and open space

                Lodge deck with view of bocce court, barn and open space

              • Stone Fireplace

                Stone Fireplace

              • Aviary Bedroom

                Aviary Bedroom

              • Vineyard Suite

                Vineyard Suite

              • Yellowstone Room

                Yellowstone Room

              • Poolhouse Bar

                Poolhouse Bar

              • Patio with firepit

                Patio with firepit

              • Sage Hill Cabin at Sunrise

                Sage Hill Cabin at Sunrise

              • Bocce Court

                Bocce Court

              • Friendly visitors

                Friendly visitors

              • Relaxing Yoga class

                Relaxing Yoga class

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              Date last modified - Thursday, January 29, 2015

              $1,200 - $1,500 per night (USD)
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Member since: 2009
              Speaks: english
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              • Calendar last updated: 01/27/2015
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