The historic Paicines Ranch is the perfect location if you’re looking for a quiet and relaxing weekend! We have multiple spaces located in the heart of the ranch – from cozy one-bedroom cottages to spacious four-bedroom houses with fully equipped kitchens! We currently offer self check-in and check-out with flexible hours for arrival and departure. Our rooms are simple, but have all of the necessities for a comfortable stay! What sets the Paicines Ranch apart from other destinations is the access to miles of wide open hiking trails, breath taking views, and gorgeous star-filled skies!
We are located at the beginning of San Benito County’s Cienega Wine Trail and just 20 minutes away from the East Entrance of Pinnacles National Park. We are also home to the Paicines Ranch Reservoir, San Benito County’s number one hot spot where we’ve identified 200 different species of birds! We look forward to your stay with us!
Our Visitors Love Us
"The ranch is beautiful. There is a lot of space to relax and explore. It is close to Pinnacles National Park so great location to visit the park and relax after/before hiking. On Saturday we watched the sunset from the ranch. It was magical. The room is super clean with recommendations for hikes around the ranch. I highly recommend staying at the ranch and would stay again"
– Fanny, Airbnb guest
"The Paicines Ranch exceeded our expectations! Perched in between the hills, surrounded by sweeping vistas, we loved driving through the entire domain toward our cottage, which was clean, well-set up, and very comfortable. A unique and lovely place."
– Simon, Airbnb guest
"Fantastic remote location. Very clean accommodations. Better than any hotel with added ability to sleep with all the windows open to hear owls at night and a symphony of other birds in the morning. Great sunset too."
– Geoff, Airbnb guest
"Scenic farmland, close access to Pinnacles National Park, open space hikes across the ranch hills, and welcoming staff on this 'real' working ranch. Loved our stay and will return."
– Mary, Airbnb guest
"This ranch caught us by surprise. We were just looking for a place near Pinnacles National Park and Paicines Ranch showed up as the closest. This ranch is truly a one-of-a-kind. From the breathtaking scenery to the seclusion, to the peacefulness. You can also star gaze at night for hours! Will definitely stay here again on our next visit to Pinnacles."
– Doria, Airbnb guest
Why you should visit Paicines Ranch:
Gateway to Pinnacles National Park
At only 20 minutes from our gate to their gate, Paicines Ranch is the perfect place to stay for your Pinnacles National Park visit.
Get in Touch With Nature
The ranch’s diverse landscapes host many animals such as coyotes, rabbits, bobcats, chipmunks, ground squirrels, elusive weasels, bats, and many reptiles including rattlesnakes. We have a large diversity of birds, see our bird pamphlet for a comprehensive list. We have large white boxes on poles for our nesting barn owls, look closely and you may see evidence of owls inside!
Support Regenerative Agriculture
Support the local community and regenerative agriculture movement. The Paicines Ranch is rooted in healthy soil, land, and animals. We proudly sell grass-fed, pastured lamb, beef, pork, and turkey!
Our check-in time is at 3PM and our check-out time is at 12PM. All of our facilities are non-smoking and high-speed internet is available for free. Verizon provides reliable cell service but other service providers do not work well out here. Each room or cottage has a microwave, small fridge, and a coffee maker. We do not have telephones or televisions in the rooms, which enhances the peaceful and tranquil experience here at the Paicines Ranch. Rooms and cottages have central heat and A/C (except for the Terrace Rooms and Grogan Mini Rooms.) See the Rooms & Cottages page for more information.
•Heating/AC •Hot Water •Hangers •Shampoo/Conditioner/Soap •Wifi •Microwave •Coffee maker with coffee and tea •Refrigerator •Free parking on premises •Access to a grill and patio •Fire extinguisher •Smoke alarm •First aid kit