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April Special- Please Contact, 16+ Bdrms Sleep 48+ Weddings! Workshops!

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Beautiful Vista of the Hacienda and the Red Barn with Organic Garden


Last updated: 02/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:50
  • Bedrooms:16
  • Bathrooms:8.75
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2 large homes on 46 acres 16+ bdrms sleep 48+, Walking distance to 4 wineries!

• Two family-friendly Estate Homes on 40 private acres + 3 small cabins
• Great for Workshops, Non-profit & Corporate Retreats, Family Reunions & Weddings

• Country Haven: 6 bedrooms, sleeps 16+, large kitchen with 2 refrigerators, and large dining area
• Great Room (500 sq ft) just off the living room
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 Event Barn: (2,000 sq ft) - Please inquire on Event Barn rates

• Hacienda: 10 bedrooms, Convertible Den, sleeps 28+, large kitchen with commercial stove & 2 refrigerators, and large dining area
• Hacienda has a large living room with open fireplace
• Hacienda includes a Yoga Studio (700 sq ft)

• 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 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

WINTER Fantastic Mid-week DEALS!
Contact us now for winter deals! (Or make us an offer. If we're not booked, we're not happy, so let us work something out for you!)

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.

Enjoy fabulous hiking through our oak forest on woodland trails and along tree-lined roadways - all without ever leaving the privacy of the property. 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.

As rental space for your wedding, retreats, workshops, meetings & gatherings, Dancing Deer Farm provides the perfect environment for many types and sizes of gatherings and activities. Sleeps a total of 48 in beds. Ask us how we can accommodate larger groups (up to 70).

This is a wonderful location for retreats, workshops, family reunions and weddings. 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!

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: 02/24/2017

Property Type

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Inquire about custom children's programs on site, offered through local nature-connection organization....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    In designated areas OUTSIDE ONLY....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 16 Bedrooms, Sleeps 50, Beds for 44-50

  • Hacienda, Jay Room: 2 twin/ single


  • Hacienda, Flicker Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Hacienda, Hawk Room: 1 queen, 3 twin/ single


  • Hacienda, Towhee Room: 2 twin/ single


  • Hacienda, Sparrow Room: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single


  • Hacienda, Robin Room: 2 twin/ single


  • Country House, Evening Primrose Room: 5 twin/ single

    4 twins + trundle...moreless

  • Country House, Sagebrush Room: 1 queen


  • Country House, Yerba Buena Room: 3 twin/ single

    This room provides access to the Morning Glory Room...moreless

  • Country House, Morning Glory Room: 2 twin/ single

    This room is accessed through the Yerba Buena Room...moreless

  • Event Barn/Recreation Hall

    Ample floor space & tri-fold mattresses available....moreless

  • Media Room w/queen pull-out: 1 queen

    Hacienda: Sofa is a convertible queen-sized bed...moreless

  • Hacienda, Woodpecker Room: 2 twin/ single


  • Hacienda, Chickadee Room: 1 twin/ single


  • Hacienda, Nuthatch Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Hacienda, Junco Room: 2 twin/ single


  • Country House, Yarrow Room: 2 twin/ single


  • Country House, Lupine Room: 2 twin/ single


  • Queen size beds: 5 4 + 1 pull-out in Hacienda 1 in Country House Twin or Single Beds: 32 14 in Country House 18 in the Hacienda...moreless

Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Hacienda Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Hacienda Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ADA accessible...moreless

  • Hacienda Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Hacienda Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


  • Hacienda Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Hacienda 1/2 bath: toilet


  • Pool Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Detached pool bathroom building...moreless

  • Country House Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Country House Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Country House 1/2 Bathroom: toilet


Other Amenities

  • 2 refrigerators at each housing area, gas commercial 6-burner stove w/ convection oven, media library, therapy pool by appointment, private 80 acres farm, walking trails through beautiful tree-lined rolling hills, 1-acre organic demonstration garden, close to beaches, wineries, Hearst Castle, elephant seals, Spanish missions, hot springs, and many Farmer's Markets....moreless


  • Books:

    Large lending library in Hacienda....moreless

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

    (3) in Hacienda, Country House, and Barn...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • 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
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • 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
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    air cooling unit...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace:

    1 in Yoga Studio 2 in Village Barn...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided (1 per person); guests must bring their own pool towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free throughout the property...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    in Hacienda...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Please bring your own wood, or arrange to purchase form office in advance....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Ask for local catering referrals....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    2 in Hacienda 2 in Country House ...moreless

  • Stove


  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool is available for any guests on the property (May - Sept), and is located at the Hacienda. Also a heated therapy pool - by appointment only....moreless



Write a review 4.4
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 22 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,670 $2,370
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 42 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,970 $2,670
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 42 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,670 $2,370
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 42 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 42 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,970 $2,970
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 42 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $675 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 10%

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 02/24/2017
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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 20-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!


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: 02/24/2017

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  • Beautiful Vista of the Hacienda and the Red Barn with Organic Garden

    Beautiful Vista of the Hacienda and the Red Barn with Organic Garden

  • Event barn: 2000 sq.ft. Pull-down movie screen, sound system & wifi.

    Event barn: 2000 sq.ft. Pull-down movie screen, sound system & wifi.

  • The Red Barn - our office and check-in area.

    The Red Barn - our office and check-in area.

  • Hammock by the garden.

    Hammock by the garden.

  • A Beautiful and Serene Road Through Dancing Deer Farm

    A Beautiful and Serene Road Through Dancing Deer Farm

  • View of the gazebo from the Hacienda patio.

    View of the gazebo from the Hacienda patio.

  • Enjoy the views from our pool!

    Enjoy the views from our pool!

  • The Children's Tipi. Welcoming children of all ages for play!

    The Children's Tipi. Welcoming children of all ages for play!

  • A Few of Our Beautiful and Gentle  Dancing Deer

    A Few of Our Beautiful and Gentle Dancing Deer

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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