8 Mile House

Experience California Tranquility at this Historical Ranch Home!

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
Sleeps up to 8
1 King
3 Queen
No pets allowed

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When you stay at the 8 Mile House, you will enjoy a sense of old California serenity with all of the modern comforts you could want, including four historically themed guest rooms, a scenic covered porch and a large outdoor patio, dining table and barbecue. Elements of the original 19th-century structure are found in nearly every aspect of the property, while apple trees, pomegranate, persimmon trees and grapevines provide a timeless ambiance that is rooted in the ranch’s agricultural heritage. The home sits on 3 acres, surrounded by hiking and biking trails located 5 minutes away. Built by the Bean brothers in 1877, this home resides exactly eight miles from the mission town of San Luis Obispo—a meaningful distance at the time of its creation. Located at the north base of the steep Cuesta Grade on the original El Camino Real, the home was used as a hotel for travelers making their way up or down the grade. The travelers could park their heavily loaded wagons, seek overnight lodging and even rent extra teams of horses for their journey across the grade. Today, the 8 Mile House stands as a testament to Santa Margarita Ranch's tradition of “early California rancho hospitality.” Originally settled by Franciscan missionaries in the late 1700s, Santa Margarita Ranch remains one of California’s oldest continuously operated cattle ranches—and is today best known as the home of Ancient Peaks Winery. The 8 Mile House ultimately reflects a love of history and a joy in sharing the ranch with others—a passion that is evident in all of the little details that make this place so special. Located less than 20 minutes from Shell or Avila Beach, and Santa Margarita Lake (a great fishing spot), 5 minutes from wine tasting/zip ling and only 15 minutes from Downtown San Luis Obispo.***We continue to implement our already rigorous cleaning protocols along with an added layer of disinfecting, as we finalize for each guest arrival.*** Paso Robles Vacation Rentals® is your local expert! Please contact us with questions about restaurants, wineries and fun things to do on the central coast!


Health and Safety Enhanced cleaning practices, Clean with disinfectant, No-contact check-in and check-out, High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant, Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF, SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP)

Living Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Central Air/Heat, Ironing Board/Iron, Quality Linens & Towels, Hairdryer

Business Wireless Internet, Nearby Post Office

Entertainment DirecTV

Kitchen Stainless Appliances, Gas Stove, Coffee Maker, Cookware/Pots & Pans, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Refrigerator w/icemaker & water

Outdoor BBQ Grill, Outdoor Seating and Dining Areas

Convenience 7 Area Golf Courses, Area Fitness Center, Close to Water Park, Close to Wineries, Concierge/Spa Services, Day Trips to Beaches & Wineries, Hearst Castle & Cambria Nearby, Hiking Trails, Lakes San Antonio and Nacimiento, Miles of Wine Trails, Movie Theatres, Nearby Churches, Nearby Grocery, Nearby Medical Services, Personal Chef Upon Request, Wine Appreciation Class Option, Santa Margarita Lake, Santa Margarita Zipline, Cayucos Beach, Morro Bay, Morro Rock

Local Activities Wine Festivals, Art Galleries, California Mid State Fairgrounds, Central Coast Destinations, Close to California Missions, Concert Venues, Hearst Castle, Library, Museums, Olive Oil Farm nearby, Paso Robles Event Center, Symphony Orchestra, Children's Museum, Paso Robles Downtown Library, Concerts in Park & at Wineries, Atascadero Zoo, Antique Stores, Art Galleries, Paso Robles Event Center, Ocean Fishing, Ocean Kayaking


18781 Old Highway 101
Santa Margarita, CA 93453