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Venado at Tejon Ranch

In Kern county near Los Angeles, CA

Mountainside cabin with miles of views


270,000 Acres3 bedrooms
Sleeps 122 bathrooms

Unique Features

Abundant wildlife
Fishing pond
Proximity to headquarters
Oak woodland

A Semi-Hosted Experience

Guest are greeted by landowner or landowner representative and staff is available when needed or in an emergency situation. Options include guided excursions and catered meals.

About the Ranch

The Accommodations

Although Venado is only fifteen minutes from headquarters, the drive transports you to a hidden mountain cabin that feels hours from the highway. Two queen bedrooms, a bunk room, two bathrooms, full kitchen, living and dining areas make the cabin comfortable for multi family or group stays. The fireplace inside and fire pit on the porch are ideal gathering places to enjoy spectacular views and the ranch's abundant wildlife.

The Experience

Tejon's Venado cabin is tucked under a mountainside making it feel like a secret you've accidentally stumbled upon. Endless views from the porch, the eagles, red tailed hawks and occasional condor flying overhead, deer roaming the hillsides above and below, and a horseshoe pit make sitting outside an easy all day activity. For those who want to explore the vastness of the ranch, miles of trails are available for hiking, biking, or a driving tour. There's also a fishing pond filled with bass and blue gill just below the cabin and a large meadow and huge oaks - the perfect place for an afternoon picnic.

The Legacy

Tejon Ranch is classic California, a land of legacy - bigger than life, rich in history, blessed by nature. Established in 1843 as a Mexican land grant, this grand sweep of territory was home to some of the Old West's most illustrious exploits. Trappers, hardy settlers and frontiersman, outlaws, the Camel Corps, Butterfield stagecoach lines, and Army dragoons all traversed its range. Historic pioneers such as Jedediah Smith, Kit Carson, and John C. Fremont explored Tejon's frontier. As in the days of the vaqueros, cowboys on horseback still herd cattle on open grazing land. Vast stretches of the ranch land still remain in their natural state, serving as one of the few living links to an era of prestigious ranches, thundering herds and impassioned pioneers.

The Land

Traversing Tejon Ranch reveals a tapestry of rugged mountains, steep canyons, oak-covered rolling hills, wetlands, broad valleys, lakes, and seasonal streams. Deer, elk, California condor, badger, antelope, wild turkey, black bear, bobcats, coyotes, and quail abound among a wide range of elevations from 413 feet in the San Joaquin Valley to 6,794 feet in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.

From The

From The
Ranch Owner

"Tejon Ranch is classic California, a land of legacy, rich in history, blessed by nature. About an hour from Los Angeles, yet world’s away, with more than a quarter million acres of wilderness to explore and experience."
-Tejon Ranch Co.

The Lodging

Close to but just far enough from civilization to relax and recharge.
1,600 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
sleeps 12
Close to but just far enough from civilization to relax and recharge.
1,600 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
sleeps 12


Coffee maker
Fully equipped kitchen
Outdoor Grill
No pets allowed


Bird watching
Trail running
Wildlife Viewing

Equipment Available

Fishing Equipment - 4

Available Activities

Let us know what you're interested in when you request to book.

Photo Safari

Visit the most picturesque spots on the ranch and take this unique opportunity to capture the distinctive beauty of each of the four eco-regions and the wildlife that inhabits them. Safari for up to 6 guests includes guide and drinks. $500

Ranch Tour with picnic lunch

Tour the ranch with one of Tejon's knowledgeable and engaging guides and experience its history by visiting historical sites including the old Headquarters and Camel Springs. A picnic lunch with a mountaintop views completes this unique experience. Tour for up to 6 guests includes guide, boxed picnic lunch, and drinks. $750

Catered dinner

Dinner in a field under the stars or relax on your back porch with views that never's all up to you. Price dependent on location, number of people, and menu.

Half day hunt at High Desert Hunt Club

The High Desert Hunt Club at Tejon Ranch is Southern California's premier upland bird hunting club and offers over 6,400 acres and 35 Hunting fields, each field providing different terrain and challenges. Guests can enjoy bird hunting and the comforts of the historic Beale summer home, which serves as the headquarters for the hunt club. Price dependent on number of people and type of hunt

Request to stay at Venado at Tejon Ranch

In Kern County near Los Angeles

In order for us to ensure you have the best experience, we take your requested date and party size and confirm with the ranch owner before you finish and pay for your booking. You will not be charged to request to book.



Per Night
2 night minimum
Max number of people: 12




Cancellation Policy

50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


60 miles north of Los Angeles
30 miles south of Bakersfield

Ranch Rules

No smoking
No pets
Don't litter and please pick up any trash you see on the ground
Be respectful of all wildlife and your surroundings
Please don't remove anything from the Ranch