Higuera Ranch is the perfect destination for your memorable weekend! Guests will be greeted by the sounds of a peaceful stream, and calmed by the sights of lovely vineyards. Two large homes can sleep up to 24 friends around the Pool, inside the Rustic Barn, and on the 80 acres of rolling foothills. Before your party begins, unwind under our historic Higuera Tree or enjoy a quiet picnic in the Olive Grove. Only 5 minutes from downtown San Luis Obispo and 10 minutes from beautiful Avila Beach, there are many local attractions for you to enjoy. Higuera Ranch defines Rustic Elegance!
- House6600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Beautiful Homes with Rustic Barn on 80 Acres of Foothills
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 13, 2018
About Kristin Pinter
The owners of Higuera Ranch work in the agricultural industry while living in the Central Valley, and enjoy relaxing while in beautiful San Luis Obispo! Their children range in age from sixth grade to college graduates. We look forward to helping families create many years of memories!
Kristin Pinter purchased this House in 2014
Why Kristin Pinter chose San Luis Obispo
Higuera Ranch is a place of peace and tranquility! Although we are five minutes from downtown SLO, families can enjoy the beautiful foothills at the ranch. When you choose Higuera Ranch, our house becomes your home. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
What makes this House unique
There are many benefits to hosting your private party at Higuera Ranch! Although we are close to downtown SLO, the foothills create a scenic backdrop. What happens at the ranch, stays at the ranch... We want you to bring dreams to life at Higuera Ranch! There are no specific label requirements for your party, and we encourage you to feast on anything from home-cooked meals on the BBQ to caterers to food trucks. Be creative! Our outdoor adventurers will also enjoy the ranch! With over 80 acres to explore, you will be able to take breathtaking photos while hiking the "Back 40." Brides can even schedule their engagement photos! Higuera Ranch: Choose Joy
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Silveira Wedding Weekend
Going to keep this short because if you just visit this place once, you'll see what I'm talking about. The entire ranch is an amazing place in itself. The two beautiful homes we stayed in are truly dream homes. Chris, the manager, who we have become friends with over the past year, made our entire experience there very relaxed and he was very helpful in all aspects. The reception venue (barn and olive grove) worked out perfect, and you can have an amazing dinner either inside or outside making it less stressful when worrying about weather. We received so many compliments on our wedding about how fun and relaxed it was, and a lot of that had to do with how everything is set up and ran there at the ranch. Wish we could go back every weekend. Thanks Kristin
Your kind words mean so much to us! You are welcome to stop by and enjoy a picnic when passing through San Luis Obispo. Keep making those memories!
The most spectacular venue for a wedding here on the central coast
We chose to make this not only a
Wedding event but a mini vacation stayed here 5 nights and so glad and blessed we did !!! We have lived here on the central coast for our entire lives and knew one day this area would be where our children were married !! As luck would have it this
Venue popped up as I was researching places in our area on vrbo and it was completely perfect for our family it happened to be the weekend of our grandmothers birthday which made this even more special it was tranquil in the mornings peaceful the houses were well equipped and just stunning !!!! I would not change one
Thing ! Chris was very helpful during our stay and was attentive to anything we needed ! Kristen was very organized and everything fell into place for us . We truly thank Kristen and Higuera Ranch for
Making this one of the most memorable weeks of our lives !!
Prayers answered, Stephanie! Thank you for sharing your special weekend with the ranch...
Amazing venue for a wedding
What an incredible place for a wedding! The ranch is beautiful, the houses are comfortable, and Chris and Kristin are extremely helpful. We spent four days at Higuera Ranch (Thursday-Sunday) and used nearly every part of the ranch: the lawn by the houses for a rehearsal dinner, the tasting room for a wine tasting, the olive grove for our ceremony, the vineyard and fig tree for a cocktail hour, and the barn for reception. I would recommend this as a wedding venue and as a house rental.
We are so excited to see pictures from your lovely Wedding Weekend, Callie and Jon! Such a wonderful group of family and friends. Thank you for starting your forever at Higuera Ranch!
Outstanding Property for vacation or special occasion!
Higuera Ranch was the optimal location to host our extended family group for a long Cal Poly graduation weekend. We had about 25 people stay on the property (including our friends in their fancy RV), and we hosted a really fun party in the rustic barn for 60 people. The property is spectacular and better than the pictures online. It includes: 2 large 4-bedroom homes, a 1-bed guest cottage, beautiful swimming pool/spa with water slide, a rustic barn with tables/chairs for 100+, and a wine tasting bar in a separate building. The on-site caretaker, Chris, was helpful in answering questions before & during the weekend, and even moved two antique cars to the barn entrance for us to provide party ambiance. Kristin, the owner/booking contact, was very helpful with local contacts and creative party ideas. The kitchen in the main house was well suited to host a party with butler's pantry, 2 fridges, Viking range and storage. I polled our guests, and they appreciated the very comfortable beds, the warm pool/spa/waterslide, the barn location that allowed for a perfect party, and the opportunity to hangout away from busy downtown SLO.
Only drawbacks we encountered were a need for signage on the freeway to help guests find the place (we made signs & put them up) and a lack of toiletries in the bathrooms (bring your own).
Overall, a perfect weekend! Thanks Kristin & Chris.
Thank you for celebrating your daughter's exciting graduation at Higuera Ranch, Petra! We also appreciate your wonderful description of the ranch and our amenities. You are correct - the photographs cannot capture the beauty!
Great Girls Trip!
Twelve mature (well, most of the time- Lol!) women visited this mostly wonderful property for our annual girls trip in February. The property was amazing, perfect for a wedding, with two homes; The farmhouse would be perfect for the bride's family and the second home, just a short walk away, would be great for the groom and his guests. There's also a small guest quarters over the garage which would serve for the bride/or couple. I/we spent quite a bit of time imagining how you could take the property and create the perfect wedding.
However, to be honest, I should share a few downsides. The property could use some maintenance to keep it in the best condition -though I can only imagine the difficulties in maintaining a large rental. We had a problem with mice. We trapped one in the bathroom and called the property manager for help. A few well placed traps before our arrival would have probably done the trick. As always it seems, bring your own knives if you plan on cooking. Rentals knives are dull.
On the whole it was a great trip.
P.S. Downtown SLO was a wonderful afternoon shopping/dining stroll. Don't miss it!
Thanks so much!
Thank you for your kind words, Lee! Happy to hear you enjoyed a fun girls' getaway at the ranch. Your words of wisdom were helpful to future guests - updates have been made!
Mixed Family Weekend Getaway With a Wedding Sprinked In
We hosted a four-day family weekend for our newly combined family who traveled from as far as Louisiana in mid-April. Sprinkled into the fun was a wedding ceremony & reception with about 80 guests. Higuera Ranch was the perfect location for us to host such a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience for us (the newlyweds) and everyone who joined us. Kristin was helpful and thoughtful from the moment we walked onto the property to view it all way to days after we'd left the ranch. The onsite manager Chris was also very helpful and a had friendly "hello" whenever we ran into him on the property or had to call him for support.
We utilized practically the whole property including the two permanent houses, the barn, the fire pit at the main house, RV parking and the shooting range. The remote location made it feel as if we were on our own little island but just a short drive from the "real" world with Costco & grocery stores. Kristin has beautifully furnished and decorated both houses mixing country chic with all the comforts of home.
As for the wedding, Higuera Ranch is a perfect blank template for anyone who doesn't want the cookie-cutter banquet hall. The rustic barn has the look but all the stability one wants when hosting loved ones. We went simple and focused on the food and fun but there is so much that can be done with such a beautiful and basic venue. We were also the first rain wedding ... and boy did it rain. Chris' advice on table placement worked out perfect and at night with the gas fire pit raging our guests didn't even mind the light rain that was still falling. Additionally, Kristin's suggested vendor list was a goldmine of quality companies.
All in all it was "the best wedding ever" (from many of our guests) and one of the best family vacations. I highly recommend Higuera Ranch to anyone who wants a memorable weekend stay with or without the big party.
Our most creative couple! Who wouldn't love three receptions? SO fun...
Thank you for your kind words, Sabrina and Davey! So thankful you could be one of our "firsts with a smile." Please stop by the ranch next time you are driving through San Luis Obispo!
With San Luis Obispo as your backdrop, the opportunities are infinite. SLO provides the perfect jumping off point for a county rich with diverse experiences. Shopping for artisan creations, savoring farm to fork dining, sipping specialty wines, hiking up one of the local peaks, or lying on a sun kissed beach are all within reach. The possibilities are endless!