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Vision Quest Ranch

Safari  Bed & Breakfast

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A Dream...

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Becomes a reality...

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 IN 2001, the Vision Quest Ranch began offering an "alternative" means of over-nighting in the Monterey area.

Listen to the lions and tigers roaring only yards from your canvas walled hotel suite. Each African tent style bungalow is creatively decorated and equipped with comfortable furniture and complete bathroom facilities. They're basically "chic" canvas walled hotel suites with most of the comforts found in a luxury hotel suite. Wake to a continental breakfast with an opportunity to share breakfast with our African elephants. In the afternoons, guests will enjoy visiting with the facility trainers on their evening walks with many of our "wild things" (weather and animal(s) permitting).

*(Please note: due to unfortunate changes in California laws, we are no longer able to visit each bungalow individually with the elephants each morning however guests are still invited to gather and personally meet the elephants at their play for breakfast.)

Rates range from: $250.00 - $350.00 +tax nightly double occupancy. Rates are dependent upon season, day of the week and choice of bungalow. For more information on rates, simply click on our reservation link below where you'll be able to view all rates on any given date(s) prior to booking reservations. Our bungalows accommodate two to four people very comfortably depending on the bungalow. Two of our bungalows (Giraffe Manor and Pachyderm Palace) have a queen size bed and a full size futon sleeper. It can accommodate three adult people (two sharing the one bed) or two adults (sharing one bed) and two small children on the futon sleeper. Monkey Manor and The Bear's Den have two extra long full size beds that can accommodate 2-4 people however they are full size beds, not ideal to be shared by two large adults. The Leopards Lair and Zebra Zone bungalows have king beds with full size futons that again can accommodate three adult people (two sharing the one bed) or two adults (sharing one bed) and two small children on the futon sleeper. Josef's Jungle has a King Bed only, accommodating two adults sharing the same bed only You are fully responsible for the room you choose having a bed size and count that accommodates your needs based on the above descriptions.  There is a $60 per person additional fee for the third and fourth persons (any age) staying in any bungalow. There is absolutely no more than four people allowed in any one bungalow.

Our Office~Giftshop~Lobby hours are from 8am-6pm ~ 7days (Excluding holidays)

Want to totally enhance your experience? Special discounts are available to B&B guests  wishing to purchase our Pachyderm Package , VIP Tour or "Walk with the Animals" adventures.  Be sure to check out new Elephant Bedtime Tour or Big Cat Feeding Tour also. We guarantee this to be an overnight experience you'll find nowhere else (other than Africa).

(* Winter rates do not apply to Holiday or Special Events days ~ VQR B&B  is does not allow children under 4 years of ageor pets of any kind in the B&B area. Check in time is 3-6pm. There is a $25 late check in fee and prior arrangements must be made to do so.) We do no check-ins after 11pm.

Please, Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions  before calling or emailing as the staff that answers our calls and returns emails also cares for our animals and we try to channel their time as much as possible to the animals. PLEASE be sure to read about winter weather/temperature concerns and additional guests!

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We care what you think. Please be sure to let others know as well and if there is something you feel we can do to make your experience even

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better, send us an email or give us a call. We're always open to new ideas and/or fixing old ones.

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Every morning, guests are invited to meet our elephants at their playground to share breakfast with them. Fruits and snacks are provided for the elephants.

This is a private experience for B&B guests only, a very memorable photo and video opportunity for all.

We hope you'll take this opportunity to actually "meet" our individual elephants, not just view them from a distance.

Each tent is unique in decor to make each stay at Vision Quest Ranch a different experience. Choose from such interiors as "Pachyderm Palace", "Monkey Manor", "The BIG CAT House", "Giraffe Manor", the "Zebra Zone", "Josef's Jungle", the "Bears Den" or "Leopards Lair". Click here for descriptions and interior photos of each bungalow... A bungalow property layout can be seen below.

Giraffe Manor and the Pachyderm Palace are completely ADA compliant and wheel chair accessible. Due to the "nature" of the animals visiting the bungalows each  morning and evening, service dogs are not allowed in the bungalow area (it simply isn't safe for them or our animals) but complimentary boarding is available to those special animals at Oxton Kennels & Pet Resort, our dog boarding facility while their caregivers are at their bungalows.

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Please, Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions  before calling or emailing as the staff that answers our calls and returns emails also cares for our animals and we try to channel their time as much as possible to the animals. PLEASE be sure to read about winter weather/temperature concerns and additional guests!

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 viewing decks are a short walk from all bungalows and actually closer to the elephants than all other decks/viewing areas.

Community viewing decks are now available for bungalows that do not have a deck view of the elephant playpen.

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Most bungalows have an incredible view of the Salinas Valley and surrounding mountain ranges from all directions on their decks.

You'll be just minutes from several of Monterey's finest restaurants, Cannery Row, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, the 17 Mile Drive, Laguna Seca Raceway, and much more. We are also minutes from some of Monterey County's biggest events to include the Salinas Rodeo, the Salinas International Air Show,  the Pebble Beach Concourse, the Concorso Italiano, the Pebble Beach Golf tournaments, and more. * For those auto enthusiasts, our facility is paved in a fashion which will allow you to enjoy our B&B without ever having to drive your special automobile off pavement. The entire facility is protected within a gated community, all its own.

Want enhance your experience? There are several ways to do so at Vision Quest Ranch and Monterey Zoo. Click here to learn how...

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***CLICK HERE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS ON LINE***

Contact us at (800) 228-7382 for reservations and booking information.  All major credit cards accepted.

  If you're calling for information and/or reservations, be patient for return calls. The same small and dedicated staff that runs our B&B also cares for our animals so our time is a bit divided. Booking on line is definitely recommended. Our Ranch is completely paved to eliminate your having to drive your vehicle or walk on dirt or gravel roads or pathways.

Please, Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions  before calling or emailing as the staff that answers our calls and returns emails also cares for our animals and we try to channel their time as much as possible to the animals. PLEASE be sure to read about winter weather/temperature concerns and additional guests!

Gift Certificates available. IMAGINE giving your loved one a SAFARI for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, graduation or Christmas gift... The perfect gift for the animal lover in your life!!!

Click here to see a map to our location

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400 River Road   Salinas, CA  93908      (831) 455-1901     Fax (831) 455-1902

call us at (800) 228-7382

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