The historic log cabin lodge at the Vallecitos Mountain Ranch was built in 1928 in the style of the lodge at Yellowstone National Park with cathedral ceilings and massive stone fireplaces. The grand meditation/meeting hall, library, and dining rooms overlook a spectacular meadow sloping down to the Vallecitos river and the, mountain forests and river canyon beyond.
The rustic, yet comfortable sleeping accommodations of the Vallecitos Mountain Ranch can house 21 people in single-occupancy heated cabins and yurts. Some cabins and yurts can accommodate couples. Unheated, walled cabin tents can handle an additional 12 people during the summer months. All housing, including cabin tents, is simply furnished and includes a bed, table, chair and lamp. Bedding is not provided in retreat housing. Guests bring their own warm bedding/sleeping bag or may rent the Ultimate Comfort Pack.
Watch a short video to see the difference in accommodation options at Vallecitos:
A three-bedroom Teacher’s House complete with kitchen and bathroom, and a spacious 30-foot yurt are also available. Bedding and linens are provided for the Teacher’s House.
Outstanding chefs prepare delicious, vegetarian meals in the kitchen of the main lodge, and meals are served in the adjacent dining room.
All buildings (except cabin tents) are heated for comfortable late fall and winter events.
Separate men and women’s bathhouses provide toilets and hot indoor and outdoor showers.
The ranch is far from the electrical grid, so lighting in the Lodge, Teacher’s House, yurts and cabins is provided by solar power. There are no electrical outlets for personal appliances or electronic devices. The goal at Vallecitos Mountain Ranch is to make the ranch a model of sustainable living by minimizing its environmental footprint