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Vineyard Mountain Ranch. . .

Located on scenic Vineyard Canyon Road, the Ranch sits high atop Vineyard Mountain. This Ranch Retreat is the epitome of pristine beauty – with majestic views, privacy and tranquility. Taking in the highest point on the north end of Vineyard Canyon, at more than 2,750 ft., the Ranch encompasses Vineyard Mountain and the magnificent surrounding hilltops, then descends down towards the Cholame Valley to the northwest and Vineyard Canyon to the south. An unrivaled combination of rustic landscapes with pastoral scenery on thousands of acres make Vineyard Mountain Ranch the perfect retreat, with the feeling of seclusion, yet it is only minutes from town.

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This awe-inspiring place is the essence of central California. Resplendent with breathtaking views, the mostly rolling hills and lush meadows are covered with wild oats & native grasses and literally thousands of mature oak & pine trees throughout the Ranch, embodying the open rangeland that defines California, at its best. Situated in the Parkfield area of southern Monterey County, this property is all about Privacy and the Views, both the Antelope grade to the east and the Three Sisters and the coastal range to the west, can be seen from this high ground. On the Ranch, with meadow views and mountain views, Mother Nature shows off her best here – foliage, natural springs and ponds with and abundance of wildlife and a mild climate. With today’s amenities at your fingertips and nature’s own beauty, the best of both worlds is Vineyard Mountain Ranch.

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Culturally and historically, this Ranch has major significance as a cattle Ranch dating back generations, with now-perfected original homestead patents, the earliest of which dates back to 1886. As the pivotal connection between the Cholame Valley and San Miguel, Vineyard Canyon Road (at its peak here on Vineyard Mountain) was established in 1887 with $200 in gold coin and considered to be the biggest advancement in communication with the world outside of Parkfield. The historic Wayside Cross stands guard on a knoll, Invocation Point, overlooking the Ranch. On a tiny piece of land owned by a local church, it was dedicated in 1926 in memory of Bishop Nichols, 2nd bishop of California. This huge Celtic cross celebrates the majesty of these “sunlit hills” & stands on a spot oldtimers refer to as ‘the old stagecoach stop at the top of Vineyard Mountain’ on the old San Miguel – Parkfield Road.

Places unique to the Ranch such as, Iron Springs, Highway to Heaven and the secluded Hidden Valley, just to name a few, epitomize the rustic nature of this magnificent property, and are in keeping with the rugged character & historic charm of the region . . .

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The Ranch is home to many wild animal species such as: black-tailed deer, wild turkey, wild boar, tule elk, quail, dove, mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, badger, gopher snake, rattlesnake, brown squirrel, gray fox, jack rabbit, cottontail rabbit, birds include: red-headed woodpecker, bluebird, blue jay, magpie, goldfinch, hummingbird, seasonal ducks and geese in the ponds, red-tailed hawk, falcon, turkey buzzard, golden eagle, and even bald eagles have been sighted.

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As a result of the high ground, the Ranch is the primary tributary to both Vineyard Canyon Creek and Cholame Creek. There are several fresh water springs and seasonal ponds on the property with development potential to be year round.

The climate is generally milder than the lower elevation city of Paso Robles, with daytime temperatures between 40° to 60° in winter and 75° to 95° in summer. Occasional heat waves may take the daytime temperature even higher, but the nights are invariably cool, with a 40-50° swing from daytime highs to nighttime lows not uncommon.

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Situated mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Ranch enjoys easy access from both metropolitan areas. It is uniquely situated with easy access via car from the 5 freeway (via Hwy 46 or Hwy 41) and from the 101 freeway (via San Miguel) and Pacific Coast Highway 1 (via Hwy 46). Paso Robles is home to both a private airfield and a local Amtrak station.

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Surrounding Area
San Miguel is a growing “wide spot in the road” with a post office & fire station, gas station, bank, school, local café, bar and deli/market; it is best known as home to the historic California Mission San Miguel de Arcángel. “Town” is Paso Robles (, a short jaunt from the ranch, and is home to all of the amenities yet still maintains a nostalgic, small-town feel. The historic downtown main street area & park is home to weekend events that range from wine festivals to “kustom kar” shows to the Pioneer Day parade and our weekly farmer’s market. The weekend recreation crowd loves the two nearby lakes, Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio, host to the annual WildFlower triathalon. At the center of California’s central coast wine country are over 180 local wineries that have harnessed the long growing season of warm days and cool evenings into the flavors that have made this a destination for discerning palates and discriminating tastes.


Rising from 2,100 feet in elevation to more than 2,750’ at the highest hilltop, the Ranch is not subject to the daily fog and morning overcast skies common to Paso Robles, oftentimes sitting just above the fog bank creeping up Vineyard Canyon. Like islands in the ocean, the distant southerly hilltops breach the fog – eerily disguising the magnificent westerly view.


Vineyard Canyon Road is a paved, fully-maintained county road that leads you to the top of Vineyard Mountain and the entrance to Vineyard Mountain Ranch. There are miles of regularly-graded roads that connect all areas of the property, through varied scenic terrain that provides the ultimate experience in horseback riding, hiking, hunting or just exploring. The property is perimeter-fenced and cross fenced.

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Vineyard Mountain Ranch, where you can dream big and the
potential is limited only by your imagination.

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