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Rustic, Tranquil Stone Cabin Under the Oak Trees

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath with Gorgeous Views in Remote Wine Country

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.


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.



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

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/Out

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.

Private Property

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.

More Details

Dinah Lundbeck
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Dinah Lundbeck

Hello! My husband Rich and I are retired but busy grandparents, artists & stewards of our land. Wherever we travel is bound to be naturally beautiful because we love outdoor adventures. We also enjoy immersing ourselves in the local culture’s food, music and crafts. When we bring home a memento it often inspires our next artwork. We hope a stay at our property will spark your own creativity.

Dinah Lundbeck purchased this cabin in 1997

Why Dinah Lundbeck chose Paso Robles

We love Running Deer Ranch and have owned this property since 1997. Life in the country is peaceful and you’ll find the long drive out here to be quite rewarding. On a clear night you can see the Milky Way dancing across the sky. Mornings we often sit on our porch swing, coffee in hand and watch the birds and deer come to drink from the fountain. For years we have been delighted to entertain our friends and family here. Our grandchildren love this place! It's a treasure land for young and old alike. In July 2016 we began renting it out for vacationers and the public response has been overwhelming! We look forward to sharing this lovely slice of the good life with you!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The property is absolutely stunning - it looks like something straight out of a fairytale! Dinah and her husband were so accommodating (even when we got stuck in traffic in LA and showed up almost 2 hours late!). I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who asks!
Jul 2016
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Paso Robles Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Latest checkin is 7:00 pm. $25 per hour will be charged for late checkins.
  • Guests are asked to remove sheets, towels, bath mats, etc and place in laundry room.
  • Guests are asked to wash dishes and remove trash, recycling before leaving.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Tea House Bathroom - toilet , shower , This is a separate building just a steps from the Tea House
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double , Be aware that there are steep stairs up to the master bedroo
    Tea House - 2 twin/ single , This is a daybed with a trundle
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Rustic, Tranquil Stone Cabin Under the Oak Trees
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

This place is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Dinah and Rich have made the most beautiful place to unwind! I've never been more relaxed! The wildlife is so cool. We counted 19 Wild Turkeys at one time! And the Deer!!!! And not to mention the house and the She Shed! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharalee and Fred were amazing guests. Not only we're they enthusiastic and appreciative, but they left our home so clean it looked like no one had stayed here! Wow, what a great job we have! Dinah and Rich
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Perfect country retreat.

  • 5 of 5

This review is long overdue, subconsciously maybe I don't want this secret to get out.

Dinah and Rich are fantastic hosts! We met them upon arrival so they could show us the ropes and the few different things around the place, very happy and enjoyable couple, could've easily chatted with them the whole evening. They had some place to be and were efficient and pleasant with instructions, allowing us to start our vacation. The property and their home is lovely, hand made with love and beauty.

We wanted a weekend away to relax and that is exactly what we got. The property is a bit remote for some but thats what we loved (30-40 mins to Paso Robles?) and a gorgeous drive with some wineries on the way. One of us had cell reception the other did not, depends on the carrier but we had working wifi so was great to disconnect and still be available and connected if needed.

There was a heatwave when we stayed but it was not a problem, there is AC and the house is so charming we enjoyed all of art and skill that went into making this sanctuary. Made for warm nights spent out in the hot tub or watching the stars.

Fell in love with the baby turkeys and getting to feed them in the mornings. Fresh eggs and fruit salad was a delicious welcoming touch.

We will definitely be back.

Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical paradise under the stars

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two nights and enjoyed our peaceful stay. Rich and Dinah have designed a breathtakingly beautiful retreat on a hillside, miles away from the city. Here we were able to relax while being completely secluded from everyday life. We loved this little cottage and hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nastascia and her husband were simply a joy to host! They are warm, appreciative and very responsible guests. They left everything in perfect order and very clean. We would dearly love to host them again, and highly recommend them to others. Dinah
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Hansel & Grettle house for adults

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful as is the house. It's right on the Paso wine trail. Be sure to climb the hill top on the property and see the view of Lake Nacimiento. I loved the outdoor seating areas and the bathtub.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.