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Relax & Enjoy Family & Friends 6 Bdr Sleeps 16+, Perfect for Weddings, Retreats

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Last updated: 05/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:21
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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 with fireplace (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
• Pool (Seasonal)
• 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, and TV. It has 2 gas fireplaces and 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, 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 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
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/11/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 21
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21, Beds for 16-21

  • Evening Primrose: 5 twin/ single

    4 twin beds + trundle. Master w/conencting bathroom....moreless

  • 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...moreless

  • Morning Glory: 2 twin/ single

    Access to this room is through the Yerba Buena room...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (14), ample floor space with tri-fold mats available in Event Barn....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Evening Primrose: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Master, attached to Evening Primrose room...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Therapy pool by appointment, on-site massage therapists, 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....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) satellite TV in home Barn + IPod plug -in and DVD Player & speaker system + microphone...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

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


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    water-cooling system in home, cottage & barn...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    2 gas fireplaces in Event Barn...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty of on-site parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    NOT on property- but have referrals for local catering...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    (2) 1 side-by side refrigerators 1 large refrigerator w/freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool is open seasonally (around June - September), and is shared with all guests on the property. No lifeguard provided....moreless



from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$785 $1,085
Fri, Sat

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

Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$685 $885
Fri, Sat

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

Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2018
3 night min stay

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

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$785 $1,085
Fri, Sat

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $250 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%


*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.

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Last updated: 05/11/2017
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28 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Luis Obispo
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Paso Robles
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Paso Robles
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pier 46
25 Miles
Nearest Beach

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!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: 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.

Why Templeton, CA, USA:
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.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/11/2017

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  • The Country Haven

    The Country Haven

  • Deep tub awaits!

    Deep tub awaits!

  • Morning Glory Bedroom with 2 twins

    Morning Glory Bedroom with 2 twins

  • Meeting/Yoga/Dance/Dining - you decide how to use it!

    Meeting/Yoga/Dance/Dining - you decide how to use it!

  • A short walk to the Fawn Hill Barn

    A short walk to the Fawn Hill Barn

  • Reception in Fawn Hill Barn

    Reception in Fawn Hill Barn

  • Shady Oaks Amphitheater and Fawn Hill Barn

    Shady Oaks Amphitheater and Fawn Hill Barn

  • Sunset - Great photo opps!

    Sunset - Great photo opps!

  • A Few of Our Beautiful and Gentle Dancing Deer!

    A Few of Our Beautiful and Gentle Dancing Deer!

  • Beautiful vistas await your arrival!

    Beautiful vistas await your arrival!

  • Country Haven Family Sized Kitchen

    Country Haven Family Sized Kitchen

  • Sage Bedroom

    Sage Bedroom

  • Bedroom with 3 twins

    Bedroom with 3 twins

  • The Country Haven Floor Plan

    The Country Haven Floor Plan

  • Fawn Hill Barn - For your event - Wedding, Retreat, Reunion

    Fawn Hill Barn - For your event - Wedding, Retreat, Reunion

  • Fawn Hill Barn at night

    Fawn Hill Barn at night

  • Wedding Shady Oaks Amphitheater

    Wedding Shady Oaks Amphitheater

  • A spot with a view at the Country House.

    A spot with a view at the Country House.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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