Set on a hillside, our cozy cabin in the woods is a delightful escape. Our guests often comment that it’s like something out of a fairytale. There's plenty to inspire the adventurer, artist, nature lover & romantic. Handmade and collected art peep out from every nook of the property. The meticulous grounds (25 acres) have a park-like quality with plenty of toys for adults, children & furry friends alike (hot tub, hammock, swings, fire pit, games). Stained glass windows & antiques adorn a separate studio known fondly as our "Tea House."
A stay at our 25 acre rustic retreat is a totally unique and joyful experience. The interior spaces are beautiful, comfortable and tiny, but you’ll probably spend most of your time outside in the surrounding natural beauty. Nearby hiking, biking and wine tasting is available. Justin Winery is the nearest (6.5 miles). If you’d rather stick around the cabin you might enjoy a game of badminton, corn hole, soak in the hot tub or find your favorite hammock/swing to relax in. At night the stars are spectacular! Firewood is available for both covered firepits.
Inside the main stone cabin we have room for 4 around the dining table, a cozy living space, a fully equipped kitchen, and an upstairs loft than snuggly sleeps two in a full bed. In the bathroom, a claw footed tub sits before the view of the garden and birdbath. We have books, games and movies for you to borrow. We’ve kept our home simple, but we have enough technology to keep you comfortable (wi-fi, air conditioning, heat, satellite radio). Fresh eggs from our chickens, fruit, home-baked sweet bread, tea and coffee await you in our kitchen.
If you’re staying with more than two guests, our 10ft x 10ft “Tea House” has a twin daybed and trundle bed. It's located about 75 feet from the cabin. It comes equipped with a coffee maker, air conditioning and heater. Even if you don’t need the extra sleeping quarters, you may find yourself lured here for some peaceful yoga as the morning light streams through our handmade stained glass window. Just behind the Tea House is a gorgeous stone bathhouse with a shower, sink and toilet.
Think of this remote location as a restful, rejuvenating escape.
The entire main house, tea house, hot tub and surrounding property are yours to enjoy in solitude. Our driveway is shared with part time neighbors, but chances are your hosts are the only people you’ll meet. We often encounter deer and other critters. Please drive slowly on your way out here and just enjoy the view.
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
We will greet you on arrival to give you a tour of the property, all it’s amenities & how everything works.
Your privacy and sanctuary will be respected, but should you need anything we will be reachable for assistance. We are happy to provide you with information on restaurants, hiking trails, bicycling, wine tasting, or various local events.
Our property is in the gated community of Running Deer Ranch. We’ll meet you at the gate to let you in the first time and then you will have a gate access for the rest of your stay. It takes about 40 minutes to drive here from downtown Paso Robles.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
Enjoy the wildlife and bring your own pets if you wish. Our chickens will be in their coop. Two cats live here too but will not be on site during your stay. Please be aware that you are in the country and wild animals are about.
Cell reception is inconsistent at the house, but works well at the top of our hill. Our land line is available for local calls or emergencies. You will also have wi-fi access.
Check in time is firmly required by 7:00pm at the latest! We will not be on premise to unlock the gate for you after 7:00pm.
We’ll meet you at the gate to let you in the first time and then you will have a gate code for the rest of your stay. Cell reception is spotty this far out so we’ll have you call our house from town to set up a rendezvous time. Early check in or late check out may be available upon advance request.
Smoking is not allowed inside any of our buildings but you may smoke outside. Please be aware of the high fire risk of this area and extinguish your butts with care.
Sorry, no parties will be permitted. No amplified music will be allowed outside after 10pm as it can carry across the hillside and disturb our neighbors.
Well behaved pets are welcome so long as you pick up after them. Please let us know in advance if a pet is traveling with you.
We welcome children of all ages! Please let us know in advance if children are traveling with you. We have lots of breakable items that need to be secured. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Our Tea House is not suitable for young children, as it is a separate building and 75 feet from the cabin.
No open pit fires are allowed. Please use extreme caution when using the bbq and covered fire pit.
As a guest of Running Deer Ranch you are permitted on the main roads and our property. Please respect private driveways and do not trespass onto private property. The Las Tablas Boat Launch Area is considered private property and may only be accessed in the company of a Running Deer Ranch resident.