|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
The Guesthouse at the Flying Caballos Ranch sits next to our century old farmhouse and is located in the rolling hills of Edna Valley, minutes from wine country and downtown San Luis Obispo.
Built in 1952, this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom guesthouse can accommodate up to 6 guests (2 doubles, 1 sofa sleeper). Each room in the home is unique and has been decorated with the utmost attention to detail. The guesthouse features a full kitchen, dining room with seating for 4 guests, and a cozy living room with sofa sleeper. The guesthouse has a private entrance, large fenced front and back yard with BBQ and patio furniture, and a single car garage. Come enjoy the beautiful views of Edna Valley!
The Flying Caballos Ranch offers several other historic homes that are available to rent. Please be sure to check out our other properties on the ranch (Farmhouse #174490, Cozy Cottage #228510)
The Flying Caballos Ranch was originally owned by the Alfred Madonna family in the early 1900's and encompassed several hundred acres, operating as a dairy farm. The Madonna's grew their own vegetables, vineyard, and orchard. They hunted deer and fished for salmon, all on the ranch. Currently, the ranch consists of approximately 100 acres with horse and cattle grazing, a year-round creek, and unobstructed views of Edna Valley and Islay Hill.
My family stayed in the guesthouse for a week long vacation. The setting of this ranch was unbelievable! We had views of large open fields and rolling hills one way, and views of vineyards from the back yard! The weather was perfect and we spent much of our time on the patio or playing games in the yard. The house is charming and comfortable with a slightly retro feel, and
First off, Krysta, the new innkeeper, is trying very hard to improve things. She was very attentive to our needs - they were many. The kitchen needed a lot of things (provided) and the beds needed mattress pads (provided). We also secured a flashlight from her and liners for drawers and cupboards. The housekeeping is suspect, as the cleanliness was sub-par (for ex., the vacuum cleaner barely worked). We also had to re-wash all dishes and would not use the sponge and scrubber provided. Lamps were dim, so hard to read in the livingroom. Also, this is a dog-friendly place, but the groundskeeper was placing poison around to combat ground squirrels; not a good thing for Fido.
It's an ok overnight/weekend place, but we cannot recommend for a longer-term stay. That said, improvements are being made and Krysta's good efforts may make this a more desirable place very soon.
This review is for the Water Tower property on the Flying Caballos ranch.
We enjoyed a special anniversary at the fun and charming Water Tower on the Flying Caballos ranch. (See website.) The unique three-level structure is cozy inside, but has a useful kitchen, comfy bed and top level with vineyard, mountain and ranch views. The finishes and details throughout are of a high and artistic standard, and the place was spotless. It is a perfect retreat for two (or one). Don't be hesitant about the "outdoor" shower, which is sufficiently enclosed and private, and boasts a large rainfall showerhead. Also, don't worry about the nearby airport. We did not find the occasional small and medium-sized airplanes intrusive, and there was no air traffic at night. From Flying Caballos we walked the grounds and even explored the adjoining vineyard. Ten minutes by car is lively and charming downtown SLO. We also must make special thanks to property manager Joleen, who was responsive, friendly and helpful throughout our experience. Thanks!
|Refundable damage deposit||$600|
The Refundable Security Deposit of $600 is required to secure your reservation and the remaining balance is due 30 days from your arrival date. Refundable Pet Security Deposit is $300. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Checks, and Cash. A signed agreement is required for all reservations.
Holidays are booked at Peak Season rate with a 3 night minimum (New Year's, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas). Cal Poly Graduation Weekend requires a 5 night minimum in all of the homes or 3 night minimum with option of onsite Graduation Party (additional fee).