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"A Vision Quest Safari" style Bed & Breakfast


A Dream...


Becomes a reality...


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 IN 2001, the Vision Quest Ranch began offering an "alternative" means of over-nighting in the Monterey area.

Listen to the lions and tigers roaring only yards from your canvas walled hotel suite. Each African tent style bungalow is creatively decorated and equipped with comfortable furniture and complete bathroom facilities. They're basically "chic" canvas walled hotel suites with most of the comforts found in a luxury hotel suite. Wake to a continental breakfast delivered to your tent by the staff and one of our African elephants.  In the afternoons, guests will enjoy visiting with the facility trainers on their evening walks with many of our Wild Things (weather and animal(s) permitting).

Rates range from: $175.00 - $265.00 +tax nightly double occupancy. Rates are dependent upon season, day of the week and choice of bungalow. For more information on rates, simply click on our reservation link below where you'll be able to view all rates on any given date(s) prior to booking reservations. Our bungalows accommodate two to four people very comfortably depending on the bungalow. Two of our bungalows (Giraffe Manor and Pachyderm Palace) have a queen size bed and a full size futon sleepers and can accommodate three people. Monkey Manor and The Bear's Den have two extra long full size beds that can accommodate 2-4 people and the others have king beds. There is a $50 additional fee for additional persons (any age.)

Want to totally enhance your experience? Special discounts are available to B&B guests wishing to purchase our Pachyderm Package , VIP Tour or "Walk with the Animals" adventures.  Be sure to check out new Elephant Bedtime Tour or Big Cat Feeding Tour also. Students in our "Animal Training Course" can stay in our B&B throughout their course at a discounted rate of $125.00 per night single occupancy and $150.00 per night double occupancy. We guarantee this to be an overnight experience you'll find nowhere else (other than Africa).

(* Winter rates do not apply to Holiday or Special Events days ~ VQR B&B is does not allow children under 4 years of ageor pets of any kind in the B&B area. Check in time is 3-6pm. There is a $25 late check in fee and prior arrangements must be made to do so.)

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We care what you think. Please be sure to let others know as well and if there is something you fee we can do to make your experience even better, send us an email or give us a call. We're always open to new ideas and/or fixing old ones.

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Some bungalows overlook our five-acre elephant play pen while others share a panoramic view of the Salinas Valley and surrounding mountain ranges. 

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Each tent is unique in decor to make each stay at Vision Quest Ranch a different experience. Choose from such interiors as "Pachyderm Palace", "Monkey Manor", "The BIG CAT House", "Giraffe Manor", the "Zebra Zone", "Josef's Jungle", the "Bears Den" or "Leopards Lair". Click here for descriptions and interior photos of each bungalow... A bungalow property layout can be seen below.

Giraffe Manor and the Pachyderm Palace are completely ADA compliant and wheel chair accessible. Due to the "nature" of the animals visiting the bungalows each  morning and evening, service dogs are not allowed in the bungalow area (it simply isn't safe for them or our animals) but complimentary boarding is available to those special animals at our dog boarding facility while their caregivers are at their bungalows.


"Monkey Manor"

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"Big Cat House"

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 viewing decks are a short walk from all bungalows and actually closer to the elephants than all other decks/viewing areas.

Community viewing decks are now available for bungalows that do not have a deck view of the elephant playpen.

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Most bungalows have an incredible view of the Salinas Valley and surrounding mountain ranges from all directions on their decks.

You'll be just minutes from several of Monterey's finest restaurants, Cannery Row, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, the 17 Mile Drive, Laguna Seca Raceway, and much more. We are also minutes from some of Monterey County's biggest events to include the Salinas Rodeo, the Salinas International Air Show, Cherry's Jubilee Car Show, the Pebble Beach Concourse, the Concorso Italiano, the Pebble Beach Golf tournaments, and more. * For those auto enthusiasts, our facility is paved in a fashion which will allow you to enjoy our B&B without ever having to drive your special automobile off pavement. The entire facility is protected within a gated community, all its own.

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Both our discounted for B&B guests.

Check out our new "Elephant Bed Time" and "Big Cat feeding" package.



Contact us at (800) 228-7382 for reservations and booking information. All major credit cards accepted.

  If you're calling for information and/or reservations, be patient for return calls. The same small and dedicated staff that runs our B&B also cares for our animals so our time is a bit divided. Booking on line is definitely recommended. Our Ranch is completely paved to eliminate your having to drive your vehicle or walk on dirt or gravel roads or pathways.

 Due to the nature of our property and the animals housed there, our B&B is normally available to adults only but NEW in Dec of 2010 and by popular demand, we are allowing families with children 4 years of age and older.

Gift Certificates available. IMAGINE giving your loved one a SAFARI for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, graduation or Christmas gift... The perfect gift for the animal lover in your life!!!

Special Thanks- to the following people and companies for helping make this project materialize. They did in fact recognize the nature of our project and took very special care of us! We would hope that our local fans might consider these people for their construction needs. Please let them know that you recognize what they did for animal friends here at Wild Things: Darin Ostrander-Contractor, Tom,Fred, and Jannie at Christenson Architects, all our friends at Paul Beck Co., Steve Allison at Alsop Pump Co., Don Chapin Concrete, all our friends at A&S metals, Peter Lang Co., Lee and Associates, Rowland Kathy and Tye at Rowland Electric, everyone at Salinas Custom Gates, Leah and Mike at Pacific Architectural Hardwoods, Jerry Gatt and Joe Borg of Salinas Home Depot, Lou and everyone at Monterey Planning and Building, The multitude of Sammuts who worked day and night as well as the entire Wild Things Staff who went over and beyond the call of duty during this time.

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Monterey Zoological

400 River Road   Salinas, CA 93908      (831) 455-1901    Fax (831) 455-1902

call us at (800) 228-7382