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Rancho La Patera & Stow House

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Address: 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, CA 93117
Phone Number: 805-681-7216
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aka Stow House or Rancho La Patera

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Absolutely perfect wedding venue

We had a family wedding and it was a perfect place for a small wedding. We did have to provide a lot of the decor and such but the grounds were well kept and simply lovely!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
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Seattle
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We had a family wedding and it was a perfect place for a small wedding. We did have to provide a lot of the decor and such but the grounds were well kept and simply lovely!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Well preserved and documented early California ranch. Nice little tour/museum and an even better walk around the grounds and the small lake that adjoins the ranch.

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Goleta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Stow House is part of an old California ranch that covered most of the Goleta Valley. There is the old farm house, a collect of farm equipment used on the property, and a railroad museum housed in the old Goleta rail station. The Goleta Historical Society has an office there as well. Check it out. During the summer every... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Stow House is an historic destination - once a turn of the century ranch house, it is now an historic site, and the "ranch" has been converted into a beautiful park and preserve. Natural grasses, eucalyptus groves, water fowl, native florals abound, as do the wonderful aromas that accompany the environment. Joggers, walkers, nature lovers. Benches placed in expected and... More 

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Santa barbara, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Lovely unspoiled area. Historic house (check for tour times); music concerts during the summer and great walking route around Lake Los Carneros, a favorite birding spot.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Rancho La Patera is a great place to see what life might have been like for the well-to-do in rural Central California in bygone days. This house is beautifully preserved/restored to its original grandeur, and tours are offered on weekends (and other times by arrangement, I believe). The knowledgeable docent gave a good tour of the house. Tickets were very... More 

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