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Beautiful Ranch Retreat in Nature Setting

Sleeps30
Bedrooms 15
Bathrooms9
Half Baths2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Santa Margarita Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Lodge, 15 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 10+ Baths, (Sleeps 30)

The Oak Creek Ranch is a secluded 163 acre property in a rural setting with a beautiful main Lodge and several accessory buildings.

Situated at approx 2,000 ft. elevation, the setting consists of rolling foothills and mature oak trees, rich with nature and wildlife. Groups can create their own personalized vacation stay from the many options available to them. The Ranch offers a full range of facilities and amenities to guests: gracious Lodge, beautiful outdoor amphitheater, large recreation barn, majestic swimming pool surrounded by mature oaks, poolside bar, yoga/exercise studio and much more. Whether you are interested in quiet relaxation or active exercise and recreation, there is plenty to do while staying at the Oak Creek Ranch Retreat, including scenic mountain walking and biking trails, swimming, wildlife viewing, star gazing, games and much more. It is a wonderful location for adults and children of all ages!

Located in the heart of San Luis Obispo County, the Oak Creek Ranch is close to a variety of recreational opportunities, ranging from fresh water or saltwater fishing, golf, antique shopping, wine tasting, dancing and concerts, to touring world-famous Hearst Castle.

The Ranch can accommodate groups from 12 guests to 30 guests. The main Lodge can sleep 20, the Barn can sleep 6 to 8, and the Pool Cottage can accommodate up to 3 more guests.

Keywords: private resort, retreat, estate,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

We have owned this beautiful property for more than 25 years. Our family has enjoyed family gatherings and group events here for a long time, and we are happy to share the opportunity with other groups so that they can experience the beauty and serenity of The Lodge at Oak Creek Ranch.

The Owner purchased this lodge in 1986

Why The Owner chose Central Coast California

We bought this property in the mid-80s. It was an old Campfire Girl’s camp that Campfire no longer needed. Jeff’s sister was a Campfire board member who introduced us to it. Early years were all vision and planning. We slowly began making improvements from 2000 to 2009. We have controlled every detail of the development and continue to work each time we are here to make it a little better.

It enriches our lives to share this place with people, hoping that they leave with just a little more positive spirit. It is a wonderful place to just connect with people and nature in a world where those simple acts are challenging.

What makes this lodge unique

The remote location and serene setting, along with the fact that rental groups have exclusive use of the entire property, make Oak Creek Ranch the perfect location for corporate retreats, family reunions and other intimate gatherings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our group LOVED Oak Creek Lodge and hopes to return in greater number some day! We cooked, we ate, we swam, we played bocce, we had a craft table in the dining room that was occupied with one or more of us most of the weekend. We hiked the property, had lunch on Sunday at the Pozo Saloon where we regrouped after 5 of us hiked the Rinconada Trail (woof!). I did a little watercolor sketch of the barn while sitting on a bench in a nice shady spot. You must be SO PROUD of the ranch.
Jun 2014
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)
Beautiful Ranch Retreat in Nature Setting
average rating of 4.974359 based on 47 reviews
San Francisco
5

Fabulous Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We just held a big family reunion of 21 adults and 12 children of all ages at Oak Creek Lodge. The property is beautiful and the main lodge was perfect for all the gatherings and group meals. There was plenty of room for everyone and yet it was easy to find a place to get away if that was what you wanted. Bedrooms were very quiet even with a lot of people in the house. Kitchen was large and we used it heavily as we did all our own cooking. The pool was a big gathering place for all as was the Barn. We took advantage of the property for hikes and exploring. We spent 4 days together without leaving the property and everyone had a great time! We would highly recommend Oak Creek Ranch for large gatherings in a beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cozy country family reunion

  • 5 of 5

20 of my closest family members took over the Lodge for our annual reunion. It was excellent! The main living room was the perfect hang-out spot where everyone could be together or split off into smaller groups to catch up. We sat by the fire and played games. We had plenty of space for us all to dine together. The kitchen was large and great (we brought our own caterer.) Folks also really enjoyed going on walks and even driving out to Morro Bay. It was really nice to be in the country by ourselves in a comfy environment. It was a bit chilly to take full advantage of the outdoor hanging out, but we had a truly lovely time.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Oak Creek Lodge is wonderful

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful weekend away from the rest of the world. We rang in my 40th birthday with a group of ladies. The grounds were amazing to hike around on and you are on your own little paradise. We stargazed each night. We cooked meals paired with wine from tasting in the Paso Robles area and sat down for a seated dinner each night. I will be dreaming of the long griddle stove for months now and the meals that we prepared on it. We left for the day on Saturday for wine tasting (about a 45 minute drive to where several are located in a row.) There is a winery right down the road but sadly we did not get back in time to see it or the local saloon. We plan on returning in the summer with our bikes for a stay so we can also get use of the massive swimming pool that is on site.

The place is so large that you can either spend time together or if you have ones in your group that love to relax away from the energy of a large crowd.

Dottie was fabulous to work with and responds to any questions right away via email or by phone. One of the best house owners/managers that I have rented from. It would be a great place to host a family reunion.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family used to always celebrate Thanksgiving in the Paso Robles area when Mom and Dad were alive and now that they have both passed we wanted to get the whole family together for one last Thanksgiving in the area. The challenge was to find something with 9 bedrooms and enough bathrooms to accommodate everyone. The Lodge at Oak Creek really fit the bill for us. The spacious grounds gave plenty of room for the kids to play and the adults to hike and play Bocce Ball. The huge living room worked perfectly for family time and the commercial kitchen and huge dining room bad Thanksgiving dinner an enjoyable task.

The little community of Pozo with the saloon and Vintage Cowboy wine tasting room made us feel like we were part of the community. The Range, a restaurant in nearby Santa Margarita was an excellent choice for dinner too.

Dottie was always quick to answer any questions and more than accommodating for any request. Brooke, who greeted us at the lodge, was very helpful too.

This property is perfect for family reunions or any large group to get away. I would recommend it with our reservation if you are considering staying here.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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los angeles Ca
5

Wonderful Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had our Mom's 80th bday summer get together for our large family and Oak Creek Lodge was the perfect setting!! Plenty of room for kids and adults ... just perfect place for all ages! The lodge was very clean, spacious and nice cabin feel decor.

The pool area was great to relax or for the kids to play in the pool. The large outdoor patio was relaxing for family nightly get togethers. Also great hiking.

Highly recommend this spot for family get togethers. My family is going to rent again soon!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Arcadia, CA
5

McSweeny FAmily vacation

  • 5 of 5

There were 33 of us that gathered on 04 August from different areas...15 Adults...One being the Mother, Grandmother and Great Grand of all....7 children plus 7 spouses...14 Grands and 3 Greats....The Lodge was perfect for ALL ages. The bonding between the cousins ages 31 to 11 was superb...and all are eager to return..The huge pool could accommodate us all....with blow up toys...the 20 year olds took over the barn, which saved the rest of us.....we would like to do this again in 2 years time....and yes we saw many deer, fox, rabbits and NO snakes.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
SanLuis Obispo, California
Nearest Train
25 Miles
San Luis Obispo
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Pismo Beach, Morro Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Lodge at Oak Creek Ranch
Nearest Point of Interest
Pozo Valley Wine Tasting Room
Nearest Point of Interest
Ancient Peaks Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
TheRange Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Margarita Lake
Car: necessary

Oak Creek Ranch is located in the heart of the Central Coast Wine Region, between Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo. In addition to wine tasting, there are a variety of recreational opportunities, ranging from fresh water or saltwater fishing, water sports, golf, hiking, and concerts to touring world-famous Hearst Castle.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Margarita Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2016 rates
Jan 1 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add $110 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add $110 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add $110 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $350
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Discounts may apply based upon time of year, length of stay, and size of group.

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Amenities

Santa Margarita Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 35 people
Bathrooms:
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , adjacent to main room of lodge
    'Girls' Bathroom - toilet , 2 stall toilets and 2 sinks
    Boys Bathroom - toilet , off of main lodge room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , stall shower and toilet in Vineyard bedroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , stall toilet and shower in Yosemite Suite
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , stall shower and toilet in Northern Exposure bedroom
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , stall shower and toilet in French Country bedroom
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , stall shower and toilet in downstairs hallway
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower , stall shower and toilet in Barn
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , shower , stall shower and toilet in Barn
    Cottage at Pool bathroom - toilet , shower , stall shower and toilet in Pool Cottage
Bedrooms:
  • 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • 1-Glacier Park Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , main floor lodge, shared bath
    2-Cape Cod Room - 2 twin/ single , main floor lodge, shared bathroom
    3-Log Cabin Room - 1 twin/ single , main floor, shared bath
    4-Yellowstone Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Main floor lodge, shared bathroom
    6-Golf Den - 2 twin/ single , new wing, lodge, shared bath
    8-Vineyard Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , upstairs suite w/ bathroom
    18-Cottage at the Pool - 1 queen , adjacent to Pool House, private bathroom
    Cottage at the Pool - 1 twin/ single , twin size trundle bed in living room of Cottage, shared bath
    7-Fox Hunt Room - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins can be converted to king, new wing, shared bath
    5-Stars and Stripes Room - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , twins can be made into king; new wing, lodge, shared bathroo
    9-Yosemite Suite - 1 queen , upstairs suite w/ private bathroom
    10-Northern Exposure Room - 2 twin/ single , upstairs room with private bathroom
    13-Cotes d'Rhone bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Barn bedroom with shared bathroom
    14-John Deere Room - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom in the Barn with shared bathroom
    11-French Country Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , upstairs bedroom with private bathroom
    12 - The Bunkhouse - 2 bunk bed , 2 bunk sets-twin on top,full on bottom, in the Barn,
  • Queen size Beds (5) in main Lodge , Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (9) total of 21 twin beds, Baby Cribs (1) one pak n play available, Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming

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