|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
“Pastures of Heaven” on 1600-Acre Historic Pine Canyon Ranch
What We Offer: 'Peace, Privacy, and Proximity'
(Only 20 minutes from Monterey.)
Our newly remodeled guest wing of our adobe ranch house offers unsurpassed views of over 50 miles of valley and mountains, as well as, unobstructed views of sunrises and sunsets. With 2 ½ miles of ranch above and below the private wing, you will enjoy the peacefulness of being away from civilization. Located in the mid-ranch foothills, just up from our big red barn, over 50 species of birds are frequently seen, as well as, wildlife, horses, and cattle from the comfort of your private deck. Accommodations include a complete kitchen, queen size bed, futon, fireplace/heater, internet and cell phone service, bathroom, deck (with BBQ), and of course, spectacular views from inside and out.
Nestled in the Santa Lucia Mountain Range half way between Salinas and Monterey, our 1600-acre family ranch is rich with ancient Native American, Spanish, homesteader, and outlaw history (We published a book on life on the ranch.).
Nearby Sites and Sounds:
We are centrally located in Monterey County, with Monterey, Carmel, Santa Cruz, wine tasting, Pinnacles National Monument, Laguna Seca, Carmel Valley, Steinbeck Museum, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Pebble Beach, Big Sur Coast, Vision Quest Ranch, etc., all within about a 15 to 45 minute drive. In addition, we offer hiking (guided hikes only).
Keywords: 'Peace, Privacy, and Proximity': ranch, nature, birds, cattle, horses, hiking, beach, Pro Am, Laguna Seca, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel, Santa Cruz, Pebble Beach, Cannery Row, wineries, Steinbeck Museum, Rotarian
You will be the guests of Rod and Susan Neubert. Rod, a Rotarian, grew up on the ranch and published an account of his experiences and the colorful Old West history of the Pine Canyon area. Susan, with a degree in Biology, is a horse and nature enthusiast, as well as an avid bird watcher.
Susan purchased this apartment in 1942
This area from the Spanish era on has been known as 'Buena Vista' because of its spectacular views. Our upper ranch was Steinbeck's inspiration for 'Pastures of Heaven'.
'Peace, Privacy, and Proximity': We are out in the country, yet a short drive to many local attractions. (Only 20 minutes from Monterey.)
We loved our few days here. The property was accurately described, very spacious and well looked after. Susan greeted us, and was available if required. She was thoughtful enough to let us know we didn't have to rush away on our last morning.
Meeting the dogs was a highlight for me personally. They were around in the morning, and there to greet us when we got home after our days out.
Stunning views, and convenient for us to visit Monterey and Salinas, as well as the River Road/Carmel wine trails.
I'm still very much enjoying dipping in and out of Rod's book about growing up on the ranch. A fascinating read. Thank you for that.
I would definitely recommend this place for anyone going to the area, and would love to return again some day.
Thank you Susan and Rod for providing such a wonderful place to stay. The River Road wine tour was fantastic, as was our visit to Carmel By The Sea, but some of the best times of this trip were simply sitting on the deck overlooking the beautiful valley below. Perfect location for day trips south and west. Very quiet and relaxing place to unwind, and we loved visiting the horses, goats, and of course, Bea and Weenie. :-)
The annex was a perfect size for us - 2 adults 1 5yr old. The layout, quality and facilities I couldn't fault. The photos of the kitchen and decking don't really reflect how spacious they are. The views are incredible and it was so relaxing and peaceful relaxing on the deck with a glass of wine of an evening. Perfect location to visit all the surrounding attractions - Monterey, Big Sir, Santa Cruz...... Susan was an excellent host - from the initial email communications through to greeting and finally saying goodbye.
Without a doubt our 5 day stay at the ranch was one of the highlights of our 28 days road trip around the southwest. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this accommodation and I certainly hope I get the opportunity to return - and for a longer stay.
Thank you susan.
Helen, Nick and Finley.
We visited over a 3 day weekend with our 3 boys. Rod and Susan were great, taking us out to see the chickens (and pick up some eggs!), their horses, and a walk around the meadow. They also showed us their museum room, with some very interesting old artifacts and provided a copy of Rod's book about stories from the Ranch. We really felt like their guests rather than just overnight renters. Our boys said the tour was the best part of the trip. Also, part of the guest room area has adobe from the original house, circa 1920s. Plenty of old stuff scattered around the property (old wagons, sheds, cattle bones, etc.) that created great questions from the boys.
Overall, a really great experience; relaxing, and great way to talk to our boys about history, life on a ranch, and life in the country.
We'll never stay in a hotel again; that's for sure. What a beautiful, tranquil place. Rod and Susan couldn't have been more gracious and the rustic house was just the perfect place for us. Unfortunately, we had so much planned that weekend that our conversations were short, but my husband went home and looked up all the trails and history of the property and we'll be headed back there soon. Beautiful nighttime view of the Salinas Valley from the deck and bedroom, birds abound, and all you could need by way of gadgetry is in the kitchen. Enjoy...we did!
A walking tour to visit our critters, collect eggs from the chickens is available by prior arrangement. Guests may also request a guided hike.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes||Rates are based on double occupancy. There is a one-time charge of $25/person for more than 2 people.|