June 27, 2019

A couple weeks ago we were invited to our family friend’s B&B farm in San Luis Obispo called Marfarm. It’s an old dairy barn they completely transformed into the chicest 3-bedroom home equipped with everything you could possibly need, even monogrammed robes. The moment we walked into the door and put our bags down I felt that sense of calm and quiet that comes with ranch life.  

Every morning we collected eggs in the chicken coup, ate breakfast in the sunshine outside, said hello to Gizmo the donkey and daisy the pig—and a handful of other horses and animals. We got a chance to explore so much of the area during the day (which I had never really done before) and spent hours around the fire pit at night, playing cards and listening to music (the whole barn has a Sonos sound system). 

Every linen, pillow and detail to the decor was so beautiful. I wanted to replicate it all. My sister who came along made sure there were plenty of dance parties happening. 

The best room in the house was Elin’s because the window opened up into one of the horses pastures. You could literally reach your hand out and pet an Icelandic horse that they nicknamed “Tina Turner.” Although Gizmo the donkey was the real crowd pleaser. On our last morning Elin got to have her first horse back riding lesson ever with “Dolly” the pony. 

This is such a perfect spot for a girls getaway, wine tasting weekend, family trip (such a hit with kids!) or even a birthday getaway. They’re equipped to host large events or small. Next time we go I have big plans to find a chef to cook us dinner because I would be happy never leaving Marfarm the whole weekend. 

If You Go To Marfarm:

If you’re coming from south, make sure to stop at Bob’s Well Bread or Bell’s for lunch. We grabbed pastries for the weekend from Bob’s Well Bread and it was the perfect compliment to our farm fresh eggs.

Don’t miss grabbing a beer and checking out the concerts at SLO Brew

If the sun is out, head to Cayucos for a beach walk—it’s dog friendly too! 

Have dinner at The Range in Santa Margarita, make sure to get there on the earlier side as they don’t take reservations. 

Lunch, wine and beer tasting at Tin City in Paso Robles. 

If you’re wine tasting, which there’s plenty of around you here, be sure to check out Storm Wines for a private tasting and Presqu’ile which is right next door.  

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