California Vaquero History St. Francis Retreat Old San Juan Bautista Mission
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Lodging & Directions

Event Location 2014    (same charming historic location as 2014 event)

St. Francis Retreat on Historic Rancho San Justo

NOTE:  This is historic property, home to Franciscan Friars & staff. Please be respectful at all times. Thank you.   (sorry, no dogs allowed on property)

Directions:

From San Jose: Highway 101 South, Exit San Juan Bautista/Hollister Highway 156 East, 2 miles to traffic light, turn right at traffic light, then turn left onto Mission Vineyard Road (the second street on left). Stay on  Mission Vineyard, follow St. Francis Retreat signs. Road curves right, narrows through ranch land leading to St. Francis Retreat entry gate. Parking area inside the gate to the "right", you will see Vaquero Event parking signs.

From Salinas: Highway 101 North, Exit San Juan Bautista/Hollister Highway 156 East, 2 miles to traffic light, turn right at traffic light, then turn left onto Mission Vineyard Road (the second street on left). Stay on Mission Vineyard, follow St. Francis Retreat signs. Road curves right, narrows through ranch land leading to St. Francis Retreat entry gate. Parking area inside the gate to the "right", you will see Vaquero Event parking signs.

From Interstate 5: Exit at Los Banos/Highway 152 West, West toward Gilroy/Hollister/San Juan Bautista, pass by Casa De Fruta facilities, exit at Highway 156 to Hollister/San Juan Bautista. Stay on Highway 156 direct to San Juan Bautista, turn left at the traffic light intersection at San Juan Bautista. Then turn left onto Mission Vineyard Road (the second street on left). Stay on Mission Vineyard, follow St. Francis Retreat signs. Road curves right, narrows through ranch land leading to St. Francis Retreat entry gate. Parking area inside the gate to the "right", you will see Vaquero Event parking signs.

Lodging:

Posada de San Juan (hotel)
310 Fourth Street
San Juan Bautista
Phone:  831.623.4030

San Juan Inn (motel)
(sorry, no lodging)
San Juan Bautista

 

Best Western/San Benito Inn
(12 miles east of SJB)

660 San Felipe Road
Hollister
Phone:  831.637.9248

 

St. Francis Retreat/Event Location
SPECIAL:  $99 per room, rooms go fast
549 Mission Vineyard Road
San Juan Bautista (2 miles from town)
Phone:  831.623.4234 (includes breakfast)

RV Parks:

Mission Farm RV Park
(close to event)
400 San Juan-Hollister Road
San Juan Bautista
Phone:  831.623.4456

Betabel RV Resort
(10 miles north of SJB off 101)
9664 Betabel Road 
San Juan Bautista
Phone:  800.278.7275 or 831.623.2202