Lodge, 15 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 10+ Baths, (Sleeps 30)
About Dottie Nelson
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.
Dottie Nelson purchased this Lodge in 1986
Why Dottie Nelson 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.
What makes this Lodge unique
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.
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
A wonderful venue for families--.
1. Three-night minimum stay during the months of June, July and August.
2. If furniture has been moved and not returned to its original location, a surplus cleaning fee will be charged for furniture moving.
3. No pets allowed, no exceptions.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
5 stars all around!
Everything about the ranch is incredible. It is the perfect place to host large groups as it is more than just lodging. There is plenty of space and the property itself is sprawling with lots to explore. The hosts were incredible and very responsive to our many questions. Highly recommend!
Excellent space for family reunion
We were a group of 25 and had plenty of space. The property has a fully stocked kitchen, comfortable bedding, bocce, yoga studio, swimming, hiking, ping pong and great congregating spaces for groups. Our group ranged in age from 11-82 and the property was enjoyed by all. We would defintely book it again.
SLO Graduation at the Ranch
Very pleased with this property. A wonderful setting and very comfortable for large groups. It was especially nice that sit down meals can be accomodated in one room.
A perfect place for a group of friends from all over to meet and spend a weekend together.
A Wonderful Family Retreat
We had been looking for lodging to accommodate 23 of us to celebrate a family reunion, and found Oak Creek. The size of the lodge was perfect, plenty of bedrooms, a great room for conversations, games, and space for little ones to set out their toys. The physical setting is stunning,...rolling hills studded with live oaks, very private, abundant wildlife(we saw a bobcat out the window the first morning), and the rooms/mattresses were very comfortable. We cooked half our meals, and had the other half catered, so you really must plan ahead. There are no close-by stores.
Oak Creek had exactly the kind of space we needed, the facility was well maintained, attention had been given to decoration (though the kitchen could use a tune-up), and the caretaker was extremely helpful. The one big disappointment was the pool, which was closed while we were there -except for the last day- something we had looked forward to. If you anticipate swimming, don't book until June 1, when pool officially opens.
Nonetheless, we had a great time. Loved the bocce ball court!
It was everything we expected and needed. Lots of room to get away from each other, beautiful, beautiful area for hiking, and a great fireplace. It was clean, modern and just wonderful. Cannot recommend highly enough.
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.