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“Incredible place for a unique getaway with family...”
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Your Vacation Ranch House
Approaching the house
Living room with library loft above
Living room
Livingroom
Kitchen with a view
Dining room shot taken from the living room 1383
Master Bedroom 1
View from spa at the house
Lunch outside
edible landscaping along the driveway
View from the ridge top
time to play bocci
Bocce Ball Court and view down canyon
Alpenglow on pond
Up canyon view from the patio
Horsehoe courts down at our park
storm coming up Cottontail
Views
Our barn
Up Canyon view from house.JPG
Fishing pond with Large Mouth Bass and Blue Gill
cattle in party house field.JPG
View from the house
1.  Fire pit, bocce court
2.Tennis court/pool
3.Grazing cows/hiking 4 you
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8 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20
Cayucos, San Luis Obispo County, California

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mikedowne...
Los Angeles, California
1 review
“Incredible place for a unique getaway with family and friends”
Reviewed 25 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018

Cottontail Creek Ranch exceeded expectations. 8 couples when to the ranch to celebrate some 50th birthdays and it was perfect. The house has everything you could possibly need and the owners are extremely friendly and welcoming. The surroundings are gorgeous with incredible hiking. We went in the spa every night an looked up at the sky with infinite starts. Perfect destination for a family reunion, corporate retreat, or just a getaway with friends. Hoping to go back every year. Thank you Susan!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Feb 2018
My thanks to you and all for visiting the ranch. It was a pleasure having you, Susan
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Journey53...
1 review
“Stop Your Search...You found Private, Inspiring, Relaxing, & Wild Perfection....”
Reviewed 25 February 2018 for a stay in November 2017

It does not happen often when you find the perfect place for a private retreat with the most wonderful and responsive people running it - just for you! We found that place when we went to Cottontail Creek (over and over again). A luxurious upscale country place complete with awe inspiring care, comfort, and wild nature views out every window. While sitting in the private hot tub on the back deck one night we watched a barn owl hunting with the light of the moon and sparkling stars. It is run by a generous, fun, and talented artist who shares her gift for design and joy in every unique and cozy room. Even though you are so close to the beaches - you want to just stay holed up at the ranch with a good book, next to one of the amazing stone fireplaces, with great friends. Thank you Cottontail, every time I visit you I get inspired!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Feb 2018
I can only add,
I am blessed to take care of such a special place and have the good fortune to have equally special guests visit. Thank you, susan
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sfoblue
New York, NY
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Incredible getaway surrounded by California splendor”
Reviewed 31 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

I just spent a long weekend at Cottontail Creek Ranch with my large family to celebrate my birthday and what an incredible experience at Cottontail Creek Ranch. There are so many little touches that Susan does that really made us feel incredibly welcome... from fresh flowers and fruit, to lots of little details throughout the home. It was a perfect setting for our family weekend. It's a stunning setting with the beautiful rolling hills as a backdrop, whether watching from the deck, the large circular fire pit at dusk, or on some breathtaking hikes along the ridges which we really enjoyed. And then there are many other activities on site that entertained everyone across ages... the pool, the tennis court, the bocce ball, the hot tub, ping pong, board games, etc. We stayed several days and intended to take some excursions and actually never left the property the whole time. The kitchen is fully stocked with necessarily equipment for gourmet meals which was also great. THANKS much Susan!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Kathleen4...
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
“This is the best property we've ever rented!!”
Reviewed 3 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

It is hard to express what a wonderful place Cottontail Creek Ranch is. The kitchen was roomy enough for multiple cooks and was well stocked. Upon arrival the dining table was elegantly set for 12, and there were fresh oranges and avocados for us in a huge bowl. The house was clean and comfortable. The pool was beautiful. There was a wonderful playroom and outdoor play spaces for children. We had 5 children, 5 and under, on the trip. While there, the owner took us on a tour of the ranch through the rolling hills by pickup. On another day, she graciously took us to ride Pumpkin, the cow, and to see the other cows. The grand-kids loved it as did the adults. The grand-kids got to play with the chickens and gather their newly laid eggs. The setting of the ranch is glorious. There is a total sense of privacy on the over 800 acres of rolling hills. Probably the only difficult thing for some of us was the lack of cell service but the internet service is very good and an occasional text managed to get through. In some ways it was a relief from the constant barrage of phone calls that interrupt family gatherings. There were plenty of things to do on the property and off the property in nearby Cayucos, Templeton, Paso Robles and Morro Bay. We went to the beach and playgrounds plus got some good cookies, ice cream and fish and chips in Cayucos. Organic food shopping was available and the farmer's market in Templeton was outstanding. All in all it was a glorious week.

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Liked best: The views and privacy of the location plus the care and extra personal services provided by our delightful owner.
Liked least: Lack of cell service
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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WA
Reviewed 3 March 2014 for a stay in November 2013

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A romantic getaway
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San Luis Obispo
Reviewed 16 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

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Redlands
Reviewed 14 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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