The approach to Rinconada Dairy takes you through rolling ranch lands covered with oaks and pines. Drive through the wagon wheel gates to the rustic hacienda-style ranch house where you will be welcomed by your hosts, Christine and Jim Maguire.
THE FIESTA ROOM
The colorful Fiesta Room with private bath is located in the guest wing, which also includes an inviting reading nook with a view of the patio and gardens. A cozy apartment in the barn has its own kitchen and the capacity to sleep four, with a bedroom and a hide-a-bed in the living room. Wireless internet access is available. If you stay in the house, you’ll start each morning in the cheerful farmhouse kitchen enjoying a sumptuous gourmet breakfast.
If you like, you can experience the typical ranch day while gathering eggs or feeding the sheep and goats, perhaps helping with milking or lambing. You may also choose to explore this spectacular 92-acre ranch and search for the bedrock mortars (Indian grinding holes) and hidden petroglyphs. The ranch is conveniently located near several award-winning wine districts and excellent restaurants.
For reservations, please call Christine & Jim Maguire:
805 . 438 . 5667
Kindly note: a two-night minimum stay is required.
2 p.m.–8 p.m.
San Luis Obispo County has five major climate zones with different plants and animals. For example, Morro Bay is known for its bay birds, Piedras Blancas for its elephant seals, and Pozo for its elk herd. In a year of average rainfall, wildflowers are abundant; and, in a wet year, they are spectacular.
We are one mile from Santa Margarita Lake which has hiking trails, boating, and fishing. One can explore the Carrizo Plain National Monument, a desert area, and at the northern end of the monument is Soda Lake. At the eastern edge is the Elkhorn road which follows the San Andreas fault.
We have Hearst Castle, Montana de Oro State Park, the Morro Bay Natural History Museum, beaches, wine tasting, golf, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, art galleries, plays, concerts, fairs, festivals and sporting events.
In the 1850s Ynocente Garcia and sons recorded claims for the Rancho San Jose which included today's Pozo. In 1878, the area's first postmaster, George Lingo, was refused the name San Jose for the post office and accepted Pozo ("well" in Spanish) instead. Early roads from the coast to the San Joaquin Valley became busier with the 1878 discovery of gold in La Panza and Pozo grew into a bustling, Wild West town of general stores, blacksmith shops, two hotels, and three saloons to quench the traveler's thirst. In 1882, 97 school children were among the area's population of 850. By 1890 gold fever had subsided which, combined with more direct routes to the Valley, reduced the importance of Pozo as a rest stop. Prohibition and the Depression marked the end to Pozo's heyday years and the town was picked apart and carried off.
The Pozo Saloon, reopened in 1967, is all that remains to offer the locals and curious traveler the hospitality and frontier friendliness of a bygone day. [The Pozo Saloon is located 8.5 miles from Rinconada Dairy Farm]
RINCONADA DAIRY — Santa Margarita
pasture raised kid & lamb · acorn-finished pork · pastured chickens
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