If you love horses, rustic simplicity, and the serenity of country life this may be your little slice of heaven! Rancho Lupita is a nonprofit horse therapy ranch perched on the a ridge with stunning views of the river valley down to the ocean. This is a perfect place to stay and enjoy outdoor activities including horse riding, mountain biking, hiking, going to the beach, and exploring wine country.
The ranch house guestroom is clean and simple, with a queen bed, bathroom with shower/tub, and windows looking out to the valley. And what a view! A cool ocean breeze makes it pleasant even in the summer months. Nothing fancy but if you're looking for a peaceful retreat or a launching point for outdoor adventures it's perfect!
Serveis i zones comuns
Guests have a private entrance to their room from the patio. They also have access to an outdoor kitchen/grill and fire pit that overlooks the valley, where breakfast will be prepared for them. We highly recommend you take advantage of it and consider bringing fish or food to grill or at least enjoy an evening campfire and stargazing. Marshmallows provided upon request.
Interacció amb els hostes
Rafael and Marta are gracious hosts and will be available to make your stay comfortable. Rafael is bilingual English and Spanish, and while Marta speaks primarily Spanish she understands a fair amount of English. Upon request Marta will make up a traditional Mexican breakfast in the morning on the outdoor comal. Rafael also offers guided trail rides for guests, at an additional cost, which is a great way to see the surrounding area.
Altres aspectes destacables
The ranch is located off of the main highway passing through La Mision, with a turnoff at the Laundromat, the last buildings on the left before heading out of town. From there it is approximately 1 mile on a dirt road, which is reasonably well maintained. Nonetheless after a rain they may become muddy, and if you have doubts about your vehicles' ability to manage them you may arrange a pickup with Rafael and leave your vehicle at the police station or take a taxi from town.
Guests are encouraged to make themselves at home and are welcome to participate in ranch life, pet or help feed the horses. For safety reasons, of course, we do ask that guests do not go into the horses pens or ride them without the owner's permission. We do not recommend drinking the tap water (though it is fine for showering) so a bottle of drinking water will be provided. Water is a precious resource in Baja California and we appreciate our guests using it wisely!