House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-16)
Bear Creek Ranch
About Bear Creek Ranch
The Swift Family lived permanently at Sky House for fourteen years and the three children were born and raised here on Bear Creek Ranch. The son is busy developing an organic muesli company in San Luis Obispo out of his passion for health and fitness. As he is a local resident, you may be greeted by him at Sky House. One of the daughters has a law degree and lives in Portland, Oregon tending to her backyard as she would on the ranch with fruit trees and a flock of chickens. The other daughter also has a law degree and is passionate about the environment having enjoyed time in the Black Hills of South Dakota, spending her afternoons hiking amidst bison instead of the familiar long horn cattle that roam the ranch. The family still enjoys the ranch which to this day is owner occupied at the far end of the property. Our long-term vision is for the ranch to be self-sustainable ecologically and economically. Sharing the cherished Sky House is part of this process. Apart from our dedication to and love of the ranch, we are collectively passionate about issues ranging from conservation of biodiversity to the rights of indigenous peoples and rural farmers. When not here, we are likely to be somewhere else on this planet working in the context of these issues or embracing different places and cultures.
Bear Creek Ranch purchased this House in 1984
What makes this House unique
Sky House at Bear Creek Ranch has an incredibly unique location on the ranch, in its own realm on the top of the hill with some of the most dynamic views in SLO county. One can sit and enjoy the view, swim in the pool or wander the trails around the ranch and even visit the fields and orchards. One can go into town, to Morro Bay, Los Osos or San Luis Obispo, which are really all just around the corner, a mere 20-30 minute drive. Yet once back on the hilltop one will feel secluded and free from the bustle of town, so close but so far below. Sky House is an incredible mix of contrasts available to enjoy.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 16
Our "Little Piece of Heaven"
This location adds such joy to our extended families' memories as we book it on an annual basis and it never disappoints. We are so grateful for its existence and the excellent care it receives from its property managers
Where just being needs no agenda
The aptly named Skyhouse is comfortable open space in and out; sweet kitchen, compost, big dining table; awesome pool/patio, easy hoops (free parking.) Throw in postcard views in every direction, of hills/valleys/trees bay/rock/ocean and it's ridiculous. A wide variety of windows & levels & balconies make for easy-going observation of sky and stars, and of the play of fog and wind. Lots of oaks, evergreens, and brush around, but the patio is also accented nicely with palms and other trees, (against blue, white, or starry night sky) rustling in the ocean breezes.
Great reunion after 8 years, all in one spot, with space enough to be comfy. There's plenty to go see and do, if that's what folks would like. House is thoughtfully furnished and lit, and with the view from every window, well, we were all impressed. We feel extremely fortunate to have spent our time together here!
My husband and I are always wanting to share the kind of paradise we are so deeply ensconced in, with our families. Now when we want to plan something here, instead of saying, "we just Came to California..." they will say, "can we stay at Skyhouse?" and I will hope that we can. Now they really 'get' the natural beauty inherent in the Central Coast vibe. ♥
Thank you very much!
Trip of a lifetime!
We stayed here during our son's graduation from CalPoly. We made it a reunion for our families. Everyone had their own space and was able to do their own thing. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. Plenty of towels, etc. The pool and hot tub were amazing. You could hear the cows mooing from the other hill. You definitely feel like you are on top of the world! The clouds are below you. I would highly recommend this home if you are looking for something different. My only comments would be that they need better internet, a sound system - especially for outside - and a TV. Although it was nice to be "cut off from the world". We had a blast!!!
Beautiful, tranquil, and great for a group escape
We've been to the Sky House two years in a row with a group of friends and always look forward to the experience. The kitchen makes for a fabulous cooking atmosphere; the hot tub overlooking the hills is spectacular; and the views are in general unbeatable. If you're looking for a place to unwind, escape, and connect with people, we can't recommend it highly enough!
Spectacularly lovely views - we couldn't make up our minds whether to love the ocean side view or the rolling green hill view - so en group, moved several times so as to take in both. The house is eclectically perfect in it's art, layout, comfort and necessaries. It feels both fancy and homey all at once. The small things like the star jasmine planted on the patio for the scent; the cute touches like the art-wire unicorn on the wall...and the kitchen had all the things! There was absolutely nothing to complain about and so many things to cheer about. Can't wait to visit again!
Native plant and herb walks