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Traveler's Ranch

· Aptos Hills Larkin Valley, Santa Cruz, California
17 acres hosted by Robert O.
4 lodging sites
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"Glamping with a Story" Nestled in the rolling landscape of Larkin Valley, "Traveler's Ranch" is the ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This 17 acre estate is just a mile and a half from the coast highway 1, but feels miles away from it all. Traveler's Ranch offers the best of rustic luxury with three different types of accommodations; The Lotus Belle Yurt, The Safari Tent and The Hydrangea Room. Traveler's Ranch is named after the owners beloved race horse, Traveler, and throughout the property are special details chosen specifically for their story. Let Traveler's Ranch help you embrace a new chapter in your travel story. Perfect for a weekend getaway or a gathering of friends, this rural oasis can accommodate up to six adults. You are sure to find tranquility and relaxation among the lush gardens and coastal country landscape. On site you will find an infinity pool, shared restroom with shower, community kitchen space, extended wi-fi capabilities and several gathering areas with gas fire pits. -Easy highway access -Beach near by -Shopping near by -Farmer's Market near by -Infinity pool -Pastoral views -Manicured gardens -Wi-Fi -Quiet and secluded -Shared kitchen and bathroom space The grounds are relatively flat to accommodate easy walking around the property. A guided walking tour is available for those who wish to go exploring the area beyond the pool and down to the lower hidden pasture . The serenity of the estate provides a relaxing venue for those looking to enjoy a private escape while taking in the beauty of the Monterey Bay region. No children or pets, please. For questions, please contact host. Robert the owner of this fabulous estate lives on site with his four dogs, a horse, a miniature burro and family of barn owls. He is always available for guide tours, recommendations for local activities and eateries as well as facility needs. The pride of ownership is evident throughout the property and awaits guests to come and enjoy. Book your reservation today! See you soon!
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Aptos Hills Larkin Valley, Santa Cruz, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Popeloutchom (Amah Mutsun) and Ohlone First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Robert O.Joined in March 2022
17 ratings · 16 reviews
Xiaoxiao K.recommends
November 26, 2023
All Sites at Traveler's Ranch
Amazing stay!
This is a perfect person for vacation and longer stay. The place is easy to find, and secure. The view is amazing, facilities super new: jacuzzi, hot shower, filtered water, electricity, WiFi, kitchen tools, electric blanket in the tent. Robert welcomes us on the day of arrival, showed us around. Prepared coffee in the morning, 100% recommend to others.
David F.recommends
November 12, 2023
The Hydrangea Room
A true Oasis
Great place. The lush landscape over the sweeping valley view is immediately restful. We loved the unique touches like the fully appointed outdoor kitchen, terraced hot tub, and of course hanging out with the resident affectionate burro. More so, Robert is such a great guy and caring host.
Alex K.recommends
October 19, 2023
Safari Tent
Robert has an amazing property that he is gracious to share with others on Hipcamp! The views of the rolling hills, the dark sky full of stars, the easy to use fire pit for s’mores, the friendly dogs and horses, the well thought out kitchen and bathroom area, and the luxurious tents all make this a special stay. To top it all off, Robert was an extremely friendly host. He was more than happy to share recommendations for the surrounding area, made coffee for the whole camp every morning, and did everything he could to make sure everyone was happy and comfortable. If you are ever near California’s central coast, do yourself a favor and stay on Robert’s property, you will not regret it!
Grace C.recommends
October 8, 2023
The Hydrangea Room
Amazing Stay, Amazing Host
We had such a great time here. Beautiful location, nice amenities, and the host was so friendly and helpful.
Andrew W.recommends
September 24, 2023
Safari Tent
Perfect weekend getaway
Our stay at Traveler's Ranch in the Safari Tent was amazing! Robert was a great host. He greeted us as we arrived and gave us a tour of the property. Amazing all around! The view of the hills from the heated infinity pool to the freshly picked vegetables that we used for dinner was everything we needed for a relaxing weekend. The Safari Tent was perfect. Comfortable bed with plenty of space for luggage and accessible power outlets. The Safari Tent is right next to the shared bathroom, kitchen and fire pit which was perfect. An ideal location for a relaxing weekend getaway. Thank you Robert!
Ally L.recommends
September 14, 2023
Safari Tent
Absolutely fantastic experience
Absolutely fantastic cozy location tucked up in the warmth of the Aptos hills. We loved our experience so much we never left Robert’s property during our stay. He was such an wonderful host, he even picked fresh vegetables from his gorgeous garden for us. We came for a work-cation and had plenty of space to stretch out and relax. It was such a rejuvenating trip, and Robert was such a warm host, we’re already planning our next “work trip” next month : ) We’ll be back!
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