Many people looking to get back into nature have a hard time finding places that are pristine, open, and ever so natural to unwind and just have a great time.
Nature lovers now have a new area in California to view breathtaking mountains, an abundance of wildlife, ancient old oak trees, fields and streams, along with so many hiking trails. You might just discover your next excellent vacation spot without ever having to leave the country!
Tejon Ranch has donated a great deal of land so visitors can enjoy nature in the most wonderful way. Tejon Ranch has been around since 1843 and the owner, Fitzgerald Beale, has partnered with an online travel company, Explore Ranches, to allow their members access to 270,000 acres of private land.
The ranch is located 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 south of Bakersfield. It is the largest, continual expansion in California offering 422 square miles of land. Tejon Ranch has joined other natural environments in the state, Mojave Desert, Sierra Nevada, San Joaquin Valley, and Coastal Range. The spans of land is larger than New York City.
There are hundreds of miles of trails and roads to hike along, fields of grass, coniferous forests, ancient oak and Joshua trees, a huge diversity of wildlife, and many reservoirs and streams.
Their partnership with Explore Ranches allows visitors to choose their accommodation from 4 separate lodges that will hold 4 to 12 people at three different locations, including the Venado Cabin.
Located at the foot of the mountains, Venado Cabin offers incredible, endless views from the porch of the cabin. You can see red-tailed hawks, an occasional condor, eagles, and deer roaming freely along the hillsides.
You can also enjoy a game of horseshoes with their private horseshoe pit. For those who want to explore the ranch, there are miles of trails for hiking, going on driving tours, or biking. Just below the cabin, there is an incredible fishing pond loaded with bass and bluegill and a massive meadow with huge oak trees.
If you want a really wonderful vacation away from your hectic lifestyle, visiting this property will give you access to so many activities including mountain biking, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and the incredible opportunity to take photos of wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. What an idyllic way to totally unwind!