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Vision Quest Safari Bed & Breakfast

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400 River Road, Salinas, CA 93908
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Berkeley, California
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I planned a 2 night stay at Vision Quest safari B&B over The Christmas weekend Sunday 12/27 and Monday 12/28. We had plans to hike in the Pinnacles. The cabin/tent was attractive and comfortable. As night fell on Sunday the outdoor temperature dropped to 38 degrees. The cabins have a small wall heater and a space heater.... More 

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FromOurManagement, Owner at Vision Quest Safari Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Unfortunately, such reviews will always be inevitable and unavoidable in our business. We are a very small and very unique B&B experience which nearly suffered closure due to the lack of a very strict cancelation policy several years earlier. People booking up the facility and canceling last minute or making alternative plans in the middle of a stay left us... More 

Roseville, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome time. We stayed in the giraffe manor, which was very cute and clean. We bought a couple of the smaller packages, not the VIP, and everything was wonderful. Love how they "love and care" for all these animals. Suggestion, there are 8 bungalows, it's best to get one of the 4 inner ones, it has the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this place through Groupon thinking it would be a great overnight trip for our family of three. We arrived late due to traffic so we missed the animal visitations that happen in the late afternoon. The room itself was fine -- it's winter, so there was a thermostat heater in the room, plus a space heater and heating... More 

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VQR_Management, General Manager at Vision Quest Safari Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

When we first opened the Bed & Breakfast it was for adults only. We were criticized greatly because it was not made available to children. So first, we tried opening the B&B up to kids 12 and up. All went well, but parents with younger children were still upset that they could not stay overnight. We lowered the age again... More 

Sacramento, California, Usa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went Thanksgiving week. We made sure we made it before 1:00 so we wouldn't miss the zoo tour. The zoo is small but has a nice variety and the tour guides are knowledgeable and kind. The new tiger enclosure is very nice. The cabin was great. We were cold but there was an electric blanket. We brought food so... More 

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Thank Ellen D
Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Vision Quest was the most amazing place! We decided to do something different with our kids over Christmas and found Vision Quest did not disappoint us. It was so amazing to see the Elephants and all of the other wildlife up close. We did Butch's Bedtime, which was absolutely the highlight of the trip-being able to be so close to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Staff was kind, knowledgeable and helpful. Rooms were nice and clean. Property was awesome and tours were amazing. Felt great supporting wildlife while feeling like you were on a vacation at the same time!

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Davis, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I've loved elephants since I was a little kid so several years ago when I read about a bed and breakfast where an elephant brings you breakfast I knew I had to go eventually. A quick Google search on "elephant breakfast" brought up Vision Quest. What luck, it was only a three hour drive from home. Thanks to online reviews... More 

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Fremont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I was a tad nervous to make reservations because it's winter but after reading their website which says: Yes, the bungalows are very heated and comfortable all year round. No, they are not air-conditioned, very few parts of Monterey County ever see a need for air-conditioning and are if anything, cooler in nature due to our proximity to the ocean.... More 

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Belmont, Ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We loved the idea of this place, but we stayed on 12/18 and 12/19/15 and it was 30 to 45 degrees outside and 40 - 50 degrees inside! The small space heater could not keep up with the cold, even with the wall heater or the bed warmer. We loved the experience, but we were freezing the entire time. I... More 

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2 Thank Louise N
VQR_Management, Manager at Vision Quest Safari Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are very sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations. We do our best to remind guests that they are not staying in a hotel room when staying overnight with us. The rooms are all canvas walled bungalows. They are authentic safari tents imported from South Africa. We could build something with insulation, but that would be a... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I stayed here on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The tent set up is wonderful-quiet and private. My tent was right in front of the elephant area which was just awesome. I did the Butch's Bedtime event and of course had my breakfast brought to me with the elephants. All of it was wonderful and I would do it again in... More 

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