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I don’t really know how to try to capture the magic in a review! Rancho Grande gave our family some much needed time to unplug. Our kids made memories they will never forget. Delphine says “it was the most amazing vacation I have ever been. We felt almost like we had the place to ourselves and often times we really did . We slowed down, got dirty and just soaked up the beauty. Anyone who has the chance to spend time on this sacred land will be a better person because of it. We can’t wait to come back!


What a special and unique place! Alex and his family pour so much care into this exquisite ranch. The setting is very rustic and remote (print directions to your phone, there is no reception for miles) with an awesome swimming hole/spring that feeds the entire ranch with fresh water so while it’s a farm in the middle of Los Padres Forest, it also has ducks, frogs, and herons. Bring plenty of extra clothes for cold nights, including hats (the bedding is warm!) and clothes you don’t mind getting dusty. Richard and Alex AND their pets provide excellent hospitality and the freedom to enjoy their gem of a ranch.


This was just the best place for us to get off the grid, and enjoy nature and the animals on the Ranch. Horse back riding was fun with Brooke and Kerry. Alex on the Ranch with the Daily Goat walk was awesome. Fishing was fun especially for the kids. we can’t wait to come back and visit again soon.


This review is for the Fish Camp yurt. Since we were the only family staying in the yurts during our weekend, the owner Richard was very kind to give us a pick of yurts. We ended up choosing the Fish Camp yurt due to it being closer to the bathroom, shower, and mess hall to cook. Put simply, we had an amazing trip. The ranch is a beautiful place, the yurts are very nice, our hosts were so gracious and amazingly helpful, and all of the animals are so friendly and warm. We had a memorable vacation in this very special place and highly recommend it!


This ranch is truly special! The experience was a cross between glamping, summer camp and farm stay, and our family loved it. So much to do, and a stunning quiet location in the middle of Los Padres National Forest to do nothing as well. The Fish Camp tent was spacious and the photos don’t capture how beautiful it is. The bathrooms were very clean and the communal kitchen was being renovated so a few basics were missing, but the owner got us anything we needed


Richard and his family were fantastic hosts on an unbelievable property. Richard met me at the entrance and toured me around the grounds. My tent was extremely tidy with a warm bed. Loved having a four-wheeler with which to adventure on my own, as well as a newly renovated kitchen space to prepare my own meals. Bathroom was very clean. Beyond the neat and beautifully decorated accommodations, and the hospitable hosts, the setting of Rancho Grande is a treasure.