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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing place to stay, but a few heads up.1) Arrive early, just before 1pm and do your free tour of the animals first before you stay, other wise if you stay one night, it's after you have checked out. 2) we live in the country with no noise we stayed two nights in bungalow 1 & 2,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved seeing the elephants and cats up close. Loved watching the elephants and other animals in the large pen but the trees really obstructed the view. The rooms could use a microwave and the breakfast should be upgraded. The rooms were beautiful,but had no idea they would be tent like. Loved being with the elephants the most.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been trying to get my sister to visit me for over a year and when I found out about Vision Quest I got her to visit me the next month! We had a great time and really enjoyed the animals as well as the accommodations. Thanks for such a great experience!f

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San Lorenzo, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy awesome animals, no-tech atmosphere - peaceful surroundings. I took my mother for a get-away and she adored the place. You get to learn about big cats and elephants, sleep in a very nice bungalow, listen to cat cries at night instead of the TV :O). Bring munchies and a book if you really just want to chill. No wifi... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience to see elephants and enjoy being fairly up close and personal with wild animals. The Pachyderm Palace was clean and decorated in a cute elephant decor, but the beds were awful. Hard and uncomfortable. It's also very noisy being near a well traveled road. However, the animal exposure is great fun and we paid the... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most awesome places I've ever stayed worth every dime you won't be disappointed it's like it's like visiting Africa without the expense of the cabins were spotless and the staff very friendly and helpful

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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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