Vision Quest Safari Bed & Breakfast - Salinas, CA

Stay with Animal Visit and Breakfast for Two at Vision Quest Safari B & B in Salinas, CA. Available Dates Into June.

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Hotel at a Glance: Vision Quest Safari Bed & Breakfast

Monterey Bay is an unlikely setting for an African safari, but Vision Quest Ranch offers the closest to the real deal this side of the Atlantic. The ranch is home to the Monterey Zoological Society and provides a haven for more than 100 exotic animals, many of whom have appeared in movies and TV shows, such as Mighty Joe Young and Dr. Doolittle. The regulars here include lions, tigers, bears, mountain lions, panthers, elephants, monkeys, serval, bearcats, baboons, and more, making a stay here an especially original holiday gift for animal lovers.

  • Dig into a continental breakfast each morning, delivered in a picnic basket by staff members and a hospitable elephant. You'll also have an opportunity to feed the elephant during the visit.
  • See the animals each afternoon around 1 p.m. on a guided tour of the facility, included with this deal. You'll see big cats, bears, alligators, and a host of smaller mammals; available on day of check-in or check-out.
  • Safari-style bungalows come with canvas walls and views of the surrounding mountains in Salinas Valley. You might even be able to hear the animals squawking and roaring in the facility.
  • Watch elephants play in the 5-acre Elephant Play Yard from the convenience of your own bungalow, depending on the unit.
  • Extra perk: Some animals are also walked past the bungalows starting around 3:30 p.m., so you'll have another chance to see them out and about.

Salinas, California: Charming Small Town Near Monterey Bay

Salinas' Oldtown is a slice of historic Americana, with a charming main drag lined with coffeehouses, bakeries, a wide range of restaurants, pubs, and shops. The National Steinbeck Center downtown pays homage to Salinas native and Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Exhibits include Steinbeck's personal belongings as well as private letters and notes pertaining to some of his most popular novels, such as The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice & Men, and East of Eden.

The Pacific coast is less than 20 miles away, where a string of beach towns hug the horseshoe of Monterey Bay. Spend the day shopping the upscale boutiques of Carmel-by-the-Sea or head to funky Santa Cruz to ride roller coasters along the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. You'd be remiss if you were in the area and didn't check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the world's premier aquariums. The center recreates several ecosystems, including a kelp forest, coral reef, sandy shores, and open sea. You'll see hundreds of animals, including a variety of sharks, dolphins, whale, otters, jellyfish, turtles, and more.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a Pachyderm Palace, The Monkey Manor, The Bear’s Den, The Big Cat House, Leopard’s Lair, The Zebra Zone, or Giraffe Manor
  • Daily guided tour of facility and animal visit
  • Continental breakfast accompanied by an elephant
  • Dates into June

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Taxes: 10.5% tax and $1 county tax added at purchase
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.


  • Daily continental breakfast
  • On-site menagerie of animals

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in, 4 or older to stay
  • Must contact property in advance to schedule late check-in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • $25 late check-in fee after 6pm
  • 10.5% tax added at purchase
  • $1 county tax added at purchase
  • For options with multiple room options, room type is determined based on availability

Other Details

Room Details

The Big Cat House, Leopard’s Lair, The Zebra Zone, Giraffe Manor

  • One king bed (one queen bed in Giraffe Manor)
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Pachyderm Palace

  • One queen bed and one full-sized futon sleeper
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: One guest (4 and older) may be added for $50 per night

The Monkey Manor, The Bear’s Den

  • Two full-size beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults and 2 children (ages 4 to 17)
  • Adding occupants above standard: $50 for each additional guest

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 - 6 p.m.; check-ins after 6 p.m. will be charged $25 fee
  • Check out: 12:30 p.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: San Jose International Airport (SJC; 72 miles); San Francisco International Airport (SFO; 103 miles)
  • Driving distance from San Jose: 69 miles
  • Driving distance from San Francisco: 115 miles

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