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Vision Quest Safari Bed & Breakfast

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400 River Road, Salinas, CA 93908
Vision Quest Safari Bed & Breakfast
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Invariably, there will always be something about a stay some place that isn't perfect or isn't perfectly up to par. I would say, in the case of this B&B, some of the staff aren't always the most friendly (they are definitely more "animal" people than "people" people. But in my mind, the fact that they are devoted to the animals... More 

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Moorpark, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed in the Pachyderm Palace and loved everything about it. It was very comfortable and clean and had all the comforts of home! The staff was friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. It was better than I anticipated and I hope to return soon. I was in elephant heaven. We fed the big cats and helped put the elephants to... More 

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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came with another couple who were also celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary. We were welcomed by your friendly and very informative staff. The rooms were very clean and well stocked. We have celebrated our anniversaries in many different ways, and this was one of our very best. Thanks for helping make great memories. We will definitely recommend you to... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my fiancé here to celebrate our engagement. She loves elephants, and the experience here was once in a lifetime. I definitely recommend a guided tour. The room had all the modern amenities while still feeling like we were on safari. I would highly recommend this B&B.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a week visiting San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Salinas, Monterey, San Simeon and Buena Park. Hands down the Vision Quest Safari B & B was the best part of our trip. Wonderful accomodations, friendly staff and the animal encounters were unforgettable. Loved learning about all of the animals in the Monterey Zoo and hearing about their back stories and how... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Vision Quest is like no experience we have ever had. Charlie and his team are amazing. It is incredible how much they love the animals and all the new enclosures they are building for the animals. It is captivating from the elephants, tigers to Bob the binturong!! I cannot imagine how wonderful it will be for all of the animals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having breakfast with an elephant is awesome! I stayed in 'Josef's jungle' and sitting on the deck in the evening looking out over the valley was extremely relaxing. I wouldn't compare it to an African safari because it is quite different but if you are looking for a relaxing, comfortable place to stay and have a special experience then this... More 

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Sylmar, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were excited to visit this place. We enjoy visiting different places and having out of the ordinary experiences. We weren't quite sure what to expect but ended up being very pleasantly surprised, it exceeded all expectations. We did a zoo and animal feeding tour-the staff was very friendly and knowledgable. The accommodations were roomy, clean, quiet and comfortable. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling with our three daughters 21, 18, and 13 can be a challenge! This place had everyone captivated. Our daughter's did the special elephant package and couldn't thank us enough for that experience. The whole family did the tour and the Butch Bedtime with the elephants. I highly recommend Vision Quest Ranch!!

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic experience. Stayed in Zebra Zone (Bungalow #5) with my girlfriend for a night on our weekend escape. Tour was very informative. I appreciate the personal feel to everything. Paid extra for "crunch time" and "butch's bedtime." Got a huge kick out of feeding the elephants! Big cats were less interesting to feed but got a lot of cool extra... More 

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