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Beautiful Large Home with 10 BDR Wine country, sleeps 28+, Perfect for Families

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Private Home, 10 Bedrooms +6 baths, Sleeps 28+ 80 Acres Other (See Description)

Weddings - YES! Retreats - YES! Family Reunions - YES! Holiday Celebrations - YES!

• Great for Workshops, Non-profit & Corporate Retreats, Family Reunions & Weddings

• 6,000 sq ft Hacienda / 2 floors

• 10 bedrooms, Convertible Den, sleeps 26+

• Large kitchen with commercial stove & 2 refrigerators

• Large dining area

• Large living room with open wood burning fireplace

• Yoga Studio (700 sq ft)

• Secluded valley surrounded by oak forest with hiking trails

• Peaceful & serene views of nature and wildlife

• Organic large garden & orchard – ask us about seasonal produce for your group

• Nestled between vineyards and wineries

• Walk to 4 wineries and tasting rooms; Turley rated in the top 12 in the world!

• Halfway between LA & SF -- 3 miles from highway 101

• Short drive to Hwy 1; Ocean, Beach towns, Hearst Castle & gateway to Big Sur

• Lots of space – inside & out

• Large outdoor gathering spaces; BBQ, volleyball, badminton & ping pong

• Pool (Seasonal)

• Local Hot Springs nearby

At Dancing Deer Farm, the 6,000 square foot Hacienda boasts 10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and sleeps 26: 18 twin beds + 4 queen beds + couch queen pull-out.

ADD the Cozy Cabana, a cute cabin right next to the Hacienda for an additional 2 guests

* Also, 5+ additional sleeping mattresses available upon request *

The Hacienda commands a hilltop, affording those who stay here a fantastic view of our own valley and the rolling acres of Dancing Deer Farm that we're so happy to share.

The house is beautiful and remarkable. A large and lovely estate-style home, outfitted to accommodate your large group. You will enjoy the fully equipped gourmet kitchen with two refrigerators, a commercial quality gas stove, and all the cookware, small appliances, dinnerware, silverware, glasses & utensils you would expect.

There is a media room/library with a 50-inch large screen flat HD TV, VCR, DVD player, and Dish Network Satellite Receiver with 500 channels, as well as many bookshelves filled with options for your reading pleasure.

Also, high speed wireless internet is provided.

Enjoy fabulous hiking through our oak forest on woodland trails and along tree-lined roadways - all without ever leaving the privacy of the property. Or venture farther and enjoy beaches, wineries, Hearst Castle, Spanish missions, hot springs, restaurants and shopping - everything from charming, locally owned and run shops to outlet stores are easily reachable by car.

The property is owned by a non-profit organization and is located in a private valley near the ocean close to Cambria, Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo on California’s gorgeous central coast mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. We are located in an area of wineries and estate homes, close to everything but with very serene privacy. That rare privacy combined with convenience to all amenities is one of the reasons we chose to establish Dancing Deer right here. It's so very peaceful and beautiful and just a wonderful place to connect, unwind and rebuild.

As rental space for your retreats, workshops, meetings & gatherings, Dancing Deer Farm provides the perfect environment for many types and sizes of gatherings and activities.

We aim to support family bonding and celebration. This is a place meant to foster community while supporting practices to help restore and enhance the earth’s own systems.

Discounts for non profit organizations and guests staying more than 5 nights.

Ask us!

Please call us: Maria Bucaro - Manager Guest Services, or Peter Huber, Director. (805) 434-3200. We would be happy to answer your questions regarding the property. We look forward to having you join us!

• Please check our OTHER LISTING on the same property # 268289 * sleeps 16+ guests * totally separate and private, yet within walking distance of the Hacienda. Ask about the nearby Fawn Hill Barn (2,000 sq ft) The perfect place for weddings, including the Shady Oaks Amphitheater – separate fee.

Keywords: large, rental, house, Templeton, farm, private, gathering, workshop, group, wine country, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Cambria, central coast, wedding, family reunion, event barn

More Details

Property Manager
Maria Bucaro
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Maria Bucaro

This property is owned and operated by the Center for Reuniting Families, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

On November 15, 1994, the The Center for Reuniting Families was incorporated as a non-profit educational organization with the following purpose:

To establish and maintain programs providing both teen-oriented and adult assistance to educate and encourage choices that are positive for the individual, family, community and for the greater stewardship of the earth through experiential exercises and to develop a teaching institution disseminating educational material to the public.

In addition to our core goals, at Dancing Deer Farm we provide a venue and shared resources to other non profit organizations who address the challenges of creating ecologically and economically vibrant and healthy families and communities. Through these collaborative efforts, CRF is a center for education, research, and demonstration to develop strategies for a sustainable future.

Maria Bucaro purchased this house in 2007

Why Maria Bucaro chose Central Coast

Dancing Deer Farm isn't just another place to stay. With the focus of our non profit work, visitors can quickly feel the healing, calming and supportive energy that infuses this property. We encourage everyone who walks this land to be healthy, happy and respectful, and when that is done, you can't help feeling all of those things within yourself! It is our intention to have all of our guests leave our property feeling better than when they came.


Templeton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 28 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ADA accessible
    Upstairs Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs 1/2 bath - toilet
  • 5.5 + detached pool bathroom
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Robin Room - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom
    Woodpecker Room - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom
    Chickadee Room - 1 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom
    Nuthatch Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom
    Junco Room - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom
    Jay Room - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs bedroom
    Flicker Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Downstairs bedroom
    Hawk Room - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , Downstairs bedroom
    Towhee Room - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs bedroom
    Sparrow Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Downstairs bedroom
    Media Room with pull-out - 1 queen , Sofa is convertible to a queen bed
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (18), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
Close to beaches, wineries, Hearst Castle, Spanish Missions, hot springs, restaurants and shopping: everything from charming locally owned businesses and farmer's markets to outlet stores.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Large Home with 10 BDR Wine country, sleeps 28+, Perfect for Families
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
San Luis Obispo

Quilt Retreat at Dancing Deer

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 18 quilting friends that have just finished our 3rd year at Dancing Deer Farm and we absolutely love it. In fact we have already started our plans for year 4. The Hacienda is perfect for our group and the grounds are so serene and welcoming. Maria and her staff have always been so helpful and are a great asset to the property. We look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property for a wedding!

  • 5 of 5

We recently held our wedding at Dancing Deer and we couldn't have been happier. It was very convenient to have the majority of our guests stay on the property and it really made it a great weekend rather than just a day. Maria and her staff were very accommodating of our requests for information before the event and for delivery of furniture (e.g., chairs for the ceremony and rehearsal dinner) as needed throughout the weekend.

We held our ceremony at the outdoor amphitheater and I'm so glad we did because it was so pretty that we didn't really need to decorate a lot. Everyone really loved the deer that ran across the fields during the ceremony too. Great choice for a small wedding (we had a little over 50)!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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FANTASTIC! The location, the property, and the facility exceeded my expectations.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I arrived, I knew I had made the right choice in reserving the Hacienda for our business executive retreat. Peter welcomed us with a smile. He gave us the tour of the facility and gave us his cell phone number in case we needed anything. We had plenty of beds (19 of us), lots of space - both in the kitchen, outdoors, and indoors. I would highly recommend Dancing Deer Farm.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Ana

We loved the property. Accommodated 25 of us perfectly! We had so much fun. Maria is awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay there. Everyone had such a good time. We would def come back and use the property again. Thank you Dancing Deer for existing and making our wedding weekend so special.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, comfortable place to stay with a big group. Well stocked kitchen with two refrigerators, plenty of dishes and one long dinning table. It is located near many wineries. Easy communication with owner and staff. We want to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ventura, Ca, USA

Corporate Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Totally enjoyed our Managers retreat, Dancing Deer Farm is a great place to have it. The facility is very comfortable and clean, a fabulous kitchen, with a large meeting room. And the farm itself is in a private setting. The people are professional, and polite.

We highly recommend them for your events.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Paso Robles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Paso Robles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Pier 46
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Car: recommended

With the coast only a 30-minute drive away, you can easily visit the beach for surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, and parasailing in Morro Bay, Cayucos or Cambria. And just north of that, visit the elephant seals and Hearst Castle in San Simeon!

If you are here during the summer months, the Mid State Fair in Paso Robles is always a favorite activity, and easy to get to at only 8 miles away! Head south 30 minutes into San Luis Obispo for more central coast fun, including hiking some of the Seven Sisters of San Luis Obispo - our famous peaks of volcanic remains!

We have hot springs just a few miles away, and on site healing practitioners offering a variety of healing modalities, so if you'd like to ensure your stay is relaxing and rejuvenating, we've got you covered!

And if you like good food and good wine - this is the destination for you! With nearly 200 wineries in the county (two are directly across the street from us!), and a farmer's market almost every day, your taste sensations will be pampered and nourished! You are even encouraged to visit our 1-acre organic garden, talk to our farmer interns, and sample some of our seasonal harvest.

If lake activities are your thing, it is a short drive to several area lakes: Santa Margarita, Nacimiento and San Antonio. Enjoy fishing, camping and boating activities!

Take some time to appreciate our state's history with visits to some of the original California missions - Mission San Antonio de Padua, Mission San Miguel Arcangel, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Mission La Purisima Concepcion are all within driving distance.

Come let us show why some have called this the Happiest Place in America!


Rates & Availability

Templeton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 26 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 26 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 26 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 26 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $375 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

**Cancelation policy:
• A full deposit, less $150 administrative fee, will be refunded if cancellation is made more than 4 months in advance of your date of stay.
• If cancellation is made less than 4 months and we are not able to “re-book” the property, the deposit will be forfeit.

*Holiday rates may be higher. This is a basic quote. We offer some discounts and additional fees, depending on your event. This quote is only for an estimate of what the costs are. To get an accurate estimate for non-profits, weddings, or multiple events please contact us through VRBO.

**Rates are based on 16 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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