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Relax & enjoy family & friends 6 BDR sleeps 16+, Perfect for Weddings, Retreats

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms sleeps 16+ w/floor space for more, 80 Acres, Private gathering place

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

This is the site of Fawn Hill Weddings - Fawn Hill Barn and Shady Oaks Amphitheater -

Ask for our Wedding Package Rates

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

• Country House: 6 bedrooms, sleeps 16+, large kitchen with 2 refrigerators, and large dining area

• Great Room (500 sq ft) just off the living room - Beautiful sun room with views

o Open meeting space

o Moveable tables & chairs

o Wood flooring

o Sleeping mats

o Perfect for workshop, discussion, dining, exercise, meditation, etc…

• Fawn Hill Barn: Carpeted (2,000 sq ft) - Please Inquire about the barn rates and the wedding rates

• Secluded valley surrounded by oak forest with hiking trails

• Peaceful & serene views of nature and wildlife

• Nestled between vineyards and wineries

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

• 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 & ping pong areas

• Local Hot Springs nearby

This totally private Country Haven has 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. It is 3,000 sq ft and has a fully equipped kitchen with 2 refrigerators, cookware, small appliances, dinnerware, silverware, glasses & utensils. The house also boasts a large screen flat HD TV, VCR, DVD player, and Dish Network satellite receiver with 500 channels. High-speed wireless internet is provided. Sleeping mats are available for additional guests’ sleeping space.

Nearby, our 2,000 square foot Event Barn is equipped with 4-monitor speaker sound system, a large projection screen]. Plenty of open space for your special gathering. Tables and chairs are available for use. (Ask about Fawn Hill Barn Rates)

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. (805) 434-3200. I would be happy to answer your questions regarding the property. We look forward to having you join us!

* Please ask about our OTHER VACATION RENTAL HOME (VRBO#263890) The Hacienda (10 BEDROOM/6 BATH/ SLEEPS 28+) Separate & private yet within walking distance of our Country Haven.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

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 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 Templeton

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
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancelation policy: A full refund less $150 in admin fees if canceled more than 120 days in advance
  • If canceled less than 120 days all payments are forfeit.
  • Quiet time is at 10:00. No outside fires.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Evening Primrose - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master, attached to Evening Primrose room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 1/2 baths in home; 2 attached bathrooms plus 2 showers at Event Barn for large event use.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Evening Primrose - 5 twin/ single , 4 twin beds + trundle. Master w/conencting bathroom.
    Lupine - 2 twin/ single
    Yarrow - 2 twin/ single
    Sagebrush - 1 queen
    Yerba Buena - 3 twin/ single , This room provides access to the Morning Glory room
    Morning Glory - 2 twin/ single , Access to this room is through the Yerba Buena room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (14), ample floor space with tri-fold mats available in Event Barn.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Therapy pool by appointment, private 80 acre farm, walking trails through beautiful tree-lined rolling hills, close to beaches, wineries, Hearst Castle, elephant seals, Spanish missions, hot springs, and many Farmer's Markets.


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Relax & enjoy family & friends 6 BDR sleeps 16+, Perfect for Weddings, Retreats
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

A peaceful sanctuary surrounded by nature

  • 5 of 5

Dancing Deer Farm is located in one of the most beautiful parts of inland central coast. Set in the midst of vineyards, woods and rolling hills, this quiet sanctuary has been the perfect location for professional training retreats that I offer. That is why we have returned and having an annual reservation at the Farm. The staff has been most hospitable, helpful and prompt in handling any issues that have arisen during our stay. We have used the Country House and Barn and the Casita which have been clean, comfortable and highly suitable for our needs. In good weather we have had a graduation ceremony outside in the small amphitheater. We are very happy to have found Dancing Deer Farm and are calling it our new home. Lucia Capacchione, PhD Director CJEA Training

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Lucia! You are an amazing group and we are proud to have you here!
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Beautiful house (clean) located in an excellent country area, near traditional wineries.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed (5 families) 3 nights to receive the year, and we are so happy we chose this property.

Maria was excellent and responded quick all my questions which were few since the house and amenities were all clear and good.

Thank you Maria for everything and see you soon.

Cesar S,

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience all around!

  • 5 of 5

I woke up on my wedding day to a deer standing right outside my window. Aside from the bresthtaking views, the best part about this venue is the opportunity to stay on the property with family and friends. We stayed in the cozy Country Haven for 2 nights. This meant that we could take our time both setting up and breaking down after the event (which was important since we DIY'd most everything) AND party long into the night! Maria was so great to work with and answered and encouraged all of my questions. The amphitheatre was lovely and literally needed no decorations in my opinion. The Fawn Hill barn and surrounding picnic tables created an excellent atmosphere for the reception...I loved the twinkle lights, reclaimed bucket lanterns, as well as the awesome moveable bar! We had a fantastic wedding weekend at Dancing Deer Farm!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home, ambiance, land and location.

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This 6 bedroom clean and airy home was perfect for our 11 person retreat -- and the property is a treasure. Arriving at Dancing Deer Farm we immediately felt the peace and connection with nature. The owners are wonderful about letting us meander the paths through Dancing Deer and the adjoining 35 acre forest. Hard to believe this is in the middle of the wine country 25 minutes from the ocean when it feels like being in a mountain retreat. Kitchen is big enough to have fun cooking together. We had great conversations in the deep leather couches, then meals, dancing and art in the multi-purpose room. Thank you Dancing Deer Farm for providing such a special place that can be used for so many purposes. Your attention to detail and willingness to do so much to make our stay special is MUCH appreciated. Your are really nice people. I've already re-booked for May!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Family Gatherings/Reunions

  • 5 of 5

This property was the perfect venue for our Thanksgiving celebration and weekend! Perfect for all ages, there are trails for walks, a teepee for drum circle, a labyrinth for meditating, a barn for large dinners, and an amphitheater for jam sessions. Plenty of areas to congregate in and outdoors, and plenty of ways to retreat and find solitude. We enjoyed all of it to the fullest extent. Excellent location in Templeton and gorgeous views everywhere you turn...and yes, there are tons of Dancing Deer!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion and Wedding Celebration

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I eloped for our wedding ceremony, but needed a space for our family to gather and celebrate at a later date. This property was perfect! We rented the entire property (Hacienda, Country House, and Barn) for a long weekend. This smaller house housed all the young people including my husband and I. The house was comfortable and the perfect size for our group. The property is close to wineries, Hearst Castle, downtown Paso Robles and Templeton so guests were able to take day trips and enjoy the area. The 80 acre grounds were enjoyed by all - it was awesome see our guests roaming the property and enjoying the great outdoors. Everyone loved the property and wanted to stay longer! Karen, the property manager, and all other employees were so friendly and helpful. We genuinely loved every minute of our stay! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • 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!

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $275 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

*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 and is subject to change. To get an accurate estimate for non-profits, weddings, or multiple workshop/retreat 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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