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Dude Ranch near Bay Area

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Group rentals, travel to the country with friends and family

You aren't just renting a house, you're booking an authentic country getaway. The Bar SZ Ranch is a genuine working family ranch. A few days here will immerse you in a lifestyle that we love to share with others. Enjoy horseback riding, roping, hayrides, skeet and trap shooting, archery, seasonal creek walking, and hiking. And when the sun goes down, relax as a rancher would with a BBQ, bonfire, and epic star gazing.

This house is extremely unique as it is located on a very historical property in the heart of San Benito County. The property is home to what was once the art studio of world famous painter, Thomas Kinkade. It was also once home to the world famous cow horse Doc Bar. The house sits in the middle of an active horse pasture, allowing you to wake up to horses grazing outside your window! Picture windows throughout the house allow for breath taking views across the entire ranch. It is truly an amazing place to get away, relax, and rejuvenate.

The grounds are home to thousands of native birds and animals. We are just 10 minutes from the Pinnacles National Park which offers world-class hikes, rock climbing, and outdoor educational classes. The ranch is located 40 minutes from a town with shopping and restaurants.

*Note: We have 2 other houses and 2 glamping horse stalls if you need to accommodate a larger group, just search Bar SZ Ranch.

More Details

Property Manager
Tim & Michelle Borland
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2017

About Tim & Michelle Borland

This ranch is extremely unique as it is located on a very historic property in the heart of San Benito County. It is known around the world as the Legendary Doc Bar Ranch, which was home to the famous cow horse Doc Bar.

There is an art studio which once belonged to the world famous painter Thomas Kinkade and sits upon a beautiful and quiet hill that overlooks the valleys and mountains of the ranch. Picture windows allow for breathtaking views across the entire house. It is a truly amazing place to get away, relax, and rejuvenate.

The grounds are home to thousands of native birds and animals. We are just 10 minutes from the Pinnacles National Park which offers hiking, rock climbing, and outdoor educational classes. The ranch is located 40 minutes from a town with shopping and restaurants.

Tim & Michelle Borland purchased this house in 2014

Why Tim & Michelle Borland chose Central Coast

This is a working ranch and we welcome you to enjoy all aspects of ranch life with us (as much as you would like)! There is a managing family who lives on the property should you need anything. They are extremely happy to assist with the ranch lifestyle from starting camp fires, to barbequing on our large outdoor grill, running to get supplies from town, or helping you experience the working side of the ranch. We want everyone's experience to be unique and suited to their personal desires. Daily chores include caring for all the ranch animals, tending to gardens, planted fields, and moving cattle, just to name a few. We really enjoy sharing all that this magnificent ranch has to offer!

What makes this house unique

It does a body good to get out in the country, take a deep breath, and relax. There is no traffic, noise, or people, just quiet country living that will leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.

Amenities

Paicines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • There are two bedrooms which each have a king size bed, the third bedroom has 6 twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • rock climbing

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Dude Ranch near Bay Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
5

Had never heard of Bar SZ before - it was the perfect venue!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the ranch, We visited the Bar SZ as part of a Pinnacles National Park Hiking Trip.

We enjoyed exploring the ranch and playing with the goats and horses. We brought our giant telescope and tour of the night sky - A best place for a star party.

The host, Tim could not have been more accommodating. He was always ready to help.

Thank you Tim for the fun times!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely setting close to Pinnacles National Park

  • 5 of 5

Tim and Michelle gave us the warmest of welcomes to their beautiful ranch. We enjoyed exploring the property, watching the goats and horses, and relaxing in the ranch house. You couldn't hope for more helpful or friendly hosts.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM
5

Beautiful house and surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The stay at the ranch was unbelievable. The feeling is that you are not a guest but belong there. It is a place where you can be as active as you want or simply relax and feel nurtured.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bakersfield, California
5

Gorgeous Place - Beautiful Country - Fantastic Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We visited the Bar SZ as part of a horsemanship group of almost 30 people and horses. Amazingly, there was plenty of room for everyone. We stayed in the art studio above and it's just a short walk to the main house.

The horse was once the home of the legendary Hall of Fame Quarter Horse Doc Bar. More recently it was the mountain retreat of Thomas Kinkade who's art adorns almost every interior.

The amenities were great. There was hiking and horseback riding. We rented the quad for a trip to the scenic vista across the road. Take your camera!

The hosts, Tim and Michelle could not have been more accommodating. Even with the needs of thirty people AND their horses, they were always ready to solve a problem (which were few) or make a suggestion as to how to enjoy the property more thoroughly.

We would have loved to driven over to the Pinnacles National Forest but we'll have to save that for our next trip!

This is a great property for horse lovers, but would also be perfect for family reunions, weddings, or company retreats.

Five stars are not enough!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
83.7 Miles
San Jose International, SJC
Nearest Barpub
27.7 Miles
19th Hole, cowboy bar
Nearest Restaurant
27.7 Miles
19th Hole or Tres Pinos Inn
Nearest Beach
73.9 Miles
Monterey, Ca
Car: necessary

We have a full list of local attractions. Google Bar SZ ranch and scroll all the way to the bottom.

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Rates & Availability

Paicines House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500

Nightly rate includes 6 guests. Additional guests will pay $50 per person per night.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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