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Vision Quest Safari Bed & Breakfast

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400 River Road, Salinas, CA 93908
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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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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The stop at Vision Quest couldn't have been better. The bungalows were perfect and the staff was great. The kids loved the sounds of the animals at night and the interaction and hands on experience is something they will never forget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here a few days before our wedding. We live in San Jose, CA and having this gem only 1 hour away was so nice. We stayed in the Pachyderm Palace which was clean and cozy. The bed was AMAZING. You can slightly hear the traffic on the main road in this bungalow but thank goodness... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bungalows are very well maintained. However, I wish the refrigerator weren't in the bathroom. We had an excellent time though. Enjoyed seeing all the animals and helping bathe Butch the Elephant. My 13 year old son and his friend really had a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter really enjoyed the hands on experiences with the elephants. The bungalows were well equipped with the necessary luxuries. The staff was friendly. We signed up for the evening activities. Crunch time and butch's bedtime. I feel that maybe washing the elephants may have been a more "hands on" experience but I have no regrets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my now fiancé and it was the most amazing experience!!! I've been in love with elephants for as long as I can remember and this was truly a dream of mine. It's amazing how close you can get to the animals and have that contact with them. The staff was very pleasant and informative about their animals.... More 

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Mariposa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hidden treasure in Salinas. The South African inspired tent bungalows were spacious and had everything we needed. The best part was hearing the lions roar and elephants trumpeting in the evening and morning. Or maybe it was having our own wine and cheese on our deck while watching the elephants, water buffalo, zebra and ostrich roam -... More 

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is unique for sure and I'm glad we went, but I was a little disappointed at the cost for extra people (kids) in a room - $50 per kid per night. You don't get much in return for that (an extra towel and a couple bagels and yogurt for breakfast?). The specialty crunchtime and bedtime tours were pretty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok! By far this was the coolest, and craziest thing ever. I went with my daughter and son- in law for a birthday family vacation. I really wasn't sure what to expect with this adventure. As we drove up to this place, we had to ask, for directions and check in at the desk, not your usual check in, this... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fun outing. We did it as a company retreat. The bungalows were surprising--canvas walls!--but very comfortable and decorated appropriately. We even heard the lion making noises in the night. Loved the elephant visit for breakfast and the late afternoon animal visits. The compound is in a nice rural area and not too far from the cute town... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing trip. Took my daughter with our friends and had a blast. Up and close and personal with the animals. trainers great with kids and understanding of their fears. Animals well behaved well cared for. Clean facilities. Amazing views from our bungalow (#8).

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