This place is not a resort, but indeed as the name declares, a retreat. It is a beautiful, peaceful getaway. They put resources at your disposal to do with as you wish--including clean and functioning cabins, a walk-in fridge and fully functional communal kitchen and dining area, a lake with a couple small kayaks, an outdoor grill and eating space, and plenty of trails to hike. There is no cell phone service up there, which I found to be really relaxing, but they do have a wireless internet connection at the lodge.
The air up there is sweet, the lake is beautiful, clean, and warm (at least in the summer), and there is a lot of wildlife and great bird watching. If you're looking for an affordable vacation where people leave you alone, I would definitely recommend this place.
- Also Known As:
- Zaca Lake Retreat Hotel Los Olivos