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Beautiful Ranch Retreat in Nature Setting

(40 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:30
  • Bedrooms:15
  • Bathrooms:9.75
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Lodge, 15 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 10+ Baths, (Sleeps 30)

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 30 guests. The main Lodge can sleep 20, the Barn can sleep 6 to 8, and the Pool Cottage can accommodate up to 3 more guests.

Keywords: private resort, retreat, estate,
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 0 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 30
  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 15 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

  • 6-Golf Den: 2 twin/ single

    new wing, lodge, 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

  • 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

  • 7-Fox Hunt Room: 2 twin/ single

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

  • 5-Stars and Stripes Room: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

    twins can be made into king; new wing, lodge, shared bathroo...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (5) in main Lodge , 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: 9 Bathrooms, 2 Half 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

  • 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 30 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:

    (2) one microwave in the lodge, and one in 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

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

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



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from 40 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 12 - Sep 8, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 15 guests; add $110 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 15 guests; add $110 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $350
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%


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

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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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 25 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, CA, USA:
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
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

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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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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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