We're excited to welcome you to Paicines Ranch!
Please review the following important information before your visit.
— Getting to the Ranch —
DIRECTIONS TO PAICINES RANCH
- Coming from the North, driving south on Highway 25; continue past the towns of Hollister, Tres Pinos and Paicines. Continue 1/2 mile past the Paicines General Store and turn right onto the next available road, Cienega. Look straight and turn into the big green gate (DO NOT GO left onto Cienega Rd. )
- Once through the gate, drive down the road and follow signs toward the Office and continue past the Office to the Event Center Barn. Parking will be on your left. Check-in will be at the awning of the Event Center Barn.
- **Please note: You will likely not have cell phone reception during the last 5 minutes of the drive so please plan ahead!
Paicines is located in a rural location without public transportation options so we encourage folks to carpool when possible. We often use the Group Carpool website for folks to self-coordinate carpools. If you have space in your car and are able to offer rides, please sign up. Thank you!
— Preparing for Your Visit —
E-SIGN THE RANCH WAIVER!
All guests are required to sign an indemnity waiver to participate in events held at Paicines Ranch. Please E-SIGN THE WAIVER and we will provide you with a digital copy. We’ll also have paper copies at check-in. Thank Ewe!
WHAT TO EXPECT & BRING
Paicines Ranch is an active, working ranch full of passionate individuals who live and work on the land. There are many houses and buildings, ranch equipment, working animals and people who keep the ranch functioning. Please be aware and mindful of your surroundings in this beautiful place we call home.
Here's what we suggest to bring/wear:
- A water bottle! - our tap water is drinkable and we have filtered RO water dispensers so please bring a personal water bottle for refilling. This will help minimize the use of paper products or washing of glassware.
- Jacket + layers
- Sturdy work/walking shoes
- Sun hat + sunglasses + sunscreen
- A mask to wear depending on your comfort level
- A cooler - if you're interested in purchasing pastured meat from Paicines Ranch, you might want to bring a cooler to store your meats for your ride home
- Lastly, we invite you to bring your burning questions, curiosity, an open mind, a notebook and pen if you wish
— During Your Stay —
MEALS & MEETING SPACE
Paicines Ranch Chef Carlos will be preparing delicious, locally-sourced meals featuring products from the NoRegrets Portfolio pantry. Meals are served at the Overlook Kitchen & Dining Hall with both indoor and outdoor seating available.
Programming happens at our Event Center Barn & Awning (or occasionally Club 25) with time spent outdoors and on field walks out on the land.
LODGING & CHECK-OUT
If you're staying overnight....Paicines Ranch rooms have access to a mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker. You’ll get your room information at check-in (or as instructed by your confirmation email). We kindly ask that you please check out of your room by 11am on the concluding day of the program. You are welcome to enjoy and explore the land for as long as you want afterward.
If you have questions about lodging, please email [email protected].
CELLULAR & WIFI
We have free, high-speed internet access in most places at the ranch headquarters (no password is needed). Currently, Verizon offers the best cell service while others are sketchy at best. We do, however, have a landline available for emergencies. The ranch office phone number is: 831-628-0288.
NEARBY RESTAURANTS & GROCERY STORES
Should you need it.... The closest store is Paicines General Store. It is one mile from the ranch entrance north on Hwy 25. You can stock up on basic necessities for cooking, snacks, and home-made burritos.
Just ten minutes north on Hwy 25 is the small town of Tres Pinos which has four restaurants and a gas station. The bakery is located outside of town.
- Flapjacks: Great breakfast and brunch with outdoor seating. Everyday til 2pm
- Eva Mae’s Café: Casual breakfast and lunch. Thur-Mon til 2pm
- 19th Hole: A cowboy style saloon & restaurant. A local’s favorite for burgers and beer. Wed-Sun
- Inn at Tres Pinos: Delicious food, high class feel, and superb service. Dinner only. Wed-Sun
- Suncoast Bakery: Exceptional bakery & pizzeria with a charming back patio. Friday only
The next town north on Hwy 25 is Hollister at twenty minutes from the ranch. A small town feel with all the stores and services you may need. Numerous grocery stores such as Safeway, Nob Hill, Lucky’s, and Target. Visit the quaint downtown for many dining and shopping experiences.
— Health Safety —
Paicines Ranch and the Paicines Ranch Learning Center continue follow all national, state and county guidelines with regards to Covid. Masks are not required when indoors and anyone may choose to wear a mask at any time. Meeting spaces are indoor and have options for distancing.
We currently do not require Covid testing before arriving or at check-in; however if you are exhibiting any COVID symptoms, or have been exposed to anyone testing positive for COVID, we ask that you get tested and please refrain from attending if positive.
Located in central California's San Benito County, Paicines Ranch is a historic 7,600-acre ranch that works to regenerate ecosystems by growing healthy soil, nutrient-dense food and vibrant, diverse communities. Using the practices of regenerative agriculture, the ranch team manages this diverse landscape in partnership with nature and livestock to produce 100% grass-fed-and-finished lamb and beef, and pastured pork and turkey. They also grow organic forage crops, as well as organic winegrapes in their polyculture vineyard that is designed to be managed by sheep. Over the years, the ranch has become a renown destination for learning about regenerative agriculture through their practices, programs and educational workshops while also serving as a treasured location for weddings, retreats, and events.