V6 Ranch cattle drive
V6 Ranch heard of horses running
V6 Ranch dusty moving cattle
V6 Ranch trail ride at sunset
V6 Ranch fast trail ride

Contact V6 Ranch

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Nearest Regional Airport

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport , 66 miles

Nearest International Airport

Fresno Yosemite International Airport, 104 miles

Elevation

1500-3700 Feet

Open

March-November

Guest Capacity

26

Diverse and Alluring Country

Nestled in the Cholame Valley, the V6 Ranch envelops 20,000 acres of the most diverse and alluring country in the heart of central California. We’re conveniently located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, just a four-hour drive from either city, the V6 Ranch offers the delight of bygone days in a world where fast is the average speed. This beautiful ranch offers activities to tickle the fancy of any person that seeks peace and quiet. The clean air and warm nights are ideal for laying out under the stars. The ranch offers trail rides, cattle drives, and horse camping. The V6 Ranch offers over 50 scenic miles of trails to explore with maps and trail markers to show the way. The ranch also offers hiking, photography, over 200 varieties of wildflowers, wildlife, and bird watching.

The V6 Ranch offers over 50 scenic miles of trails to explore with maps and trail markers to show the way. The ranch also offers hiking, photography, over 200 varieties of wildflowers, wildlife, and bird watching.

V6 Ranch cowboy running his horse in an arena

Activities

  • Cattle Work
  • Hiking
  • Team Penning

Riding

  • Trail Riding Ages 4+

Special Events

  • Adults Only Weeks
  • Girlfriend Getaways
  • Horse Clinics
  • Multi-day Cattle Drives
  • Weddings

The Parkfield Cafe first opened in 1989 when John and Jack Varian decided it was time to breathe life back into the tiny town of Parkfield. Built from logs, the Parkfield Cafe houses an array of up-cycled materials. From the beginning the Cafe has always been the hub of activities in Parkfield and the V6 Ranch. Barbara Varian, believing that the most important part was to have excellent food, started with our own V6 Ranch Grass-fed Beef and fired it over V6 Ranch Oak firewood. She then added local fresh baked breads from Brian’s Bread. She topped it all off with fresh produce that our Central Coast is so blessed with.

V6 Ranch dining hall

Food Options

  • Ranch/Western

The Parkfield Lodge which houses 9 guest rooms was built in 1991 by John Varian and his ranch crew. It is constructed with logs and an extensive use of up-cycled materials. Ranging from grain silo redwood doors, maple flooring from a WWII USO building, to oak railroad tie porches, and potato harvester chain fences. Everywhere you look you will notice tastefully repurposed materials that reflect beauty and nostalgia. All rooms have full modern amenities that include wifi, satellite TV, refrigerator, coffee maker, air conditioning/heating, tub/showers, with a full compliment of toiletries including juniper soap made from wild juniper harvested on the V6 Ranch.

V6 Ranch cabin bedroom

  • Horse Safety Program
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Swimming Pool

Details

Length of Stay:

3 nights (September - May)

Cancellation Policy

Part of deposit returned only if cancellation notice is received 120 days before your trip begins. If a guest cancels after this time, part of the payment can only be transferred to another future date.

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V6 Ranch

Parkfield, California

Nearest Regional Airport

San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport , 66 miles