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January 27 - 28
Armed Women Experience

March 2 - 4
Barb's Wild Weekend

March 8 - 11
Piper Mackay Photography
Spirit-N-Light Workshop

March 11 - 14
Piper Mackay Photography
Spirit-N-Light Workshop

March 22 - 25
Spring Dude Ranch

March 28 - 31
Spring Dude Ranch

April 9 - 11
Sandy Collier & Barbra Schulte
V6 High Performance Clinic

April 13 - 17
Spring Cowboy Academy

April 19 - 22
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Spring Cattle Drive

May 1 - 5
Wrangler Ride

May 10 - 13
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival

May 10 - 13
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Spring Cattle Drive

May 25 - 27
Parkfield Rodeo

May 31 - June 3
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Spring Cattle Drive

May 31 - June 3
Lester Buckley
Julie Cross Clinic

June 13 - 16
Richard Winters Horsemanship
All Women’s Horsemanship Retreat

June 16 - 22
Richard Winters Horsemanship
Ride the Rancho

July 30 - August 3
Piper Mackay Photography
Spirit-N-Light Workshop

August 8 - 12
Family Style Cowboy Academy

September 8 - 9

September 20 - 23
Bruce Sandifer
California Vaquero Workshop

October 4 - 7
V6 Ranch Fall
Cattle Drive

October 10 - 14
Fall Cowboy Academy

October 18 - 21
Las Caballeras Fall Ride

October 25 - 28
Fall Dude Ranch

November 1 - 4
Fall Dude Ranch

November 8 - 11
Horsewomen by Grace Ride

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The Parkfield Lodge which houses 7 guest rooms was built in 1991 by John Varian and his ranch crew.  It is constructed with logs and an extensive use of up-cycled materials.  Ranging from grain silo redwood doors, maple flooring from a WWII USO building, to oak railroad tie porches, and potato harvester chain fences.  Everywhere you look you will notice tastefully repurposed materials that reflect beauty and nostalgia.  All rooms have full modern amenities that include satellite TV, refrigerator, coffee maker, air conditioning/heating, tub/showers, with a full compliment of toiletries including juniper soap made from wild juniper harvested on the V6 Ranch.  The Gathering Room has a large stone fireplace, wild animal mounts, leather sofas, a library, and a mini kitchen for guest’s complimentary continental breakfast.  This room lives up to its name as a great place to gather. 

The Lodge has a pool and spa area that continues the theme of old iron relics and native log accents.  The entire grounds at the Lodge are beautiful and comfortable which make them a favourite of brides and grooms. 

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M Arrow: (also known as–“The Tool Room")
1 king size bed

This charming and cozy room is decorated with vintage tools that were once used and collected here on the V6 Ranch. The king size bed was handmade by Jack Varian using various parts of equipment and tools. 

The Lazy BJ: (also known as– “The Yocut Room")
1 king size bed

This unique room features one of John Varian’s custom log beds with original artwork and a magnificent rock wall.  The logs and the stones were all harvested from the V6 Ranch.  The mounted black bear and natural settings give guests a look at what Parkfield was like back when the Yocut Tribe lived here.

V6: (also known as–“V6 Ranch Room")
1 queen below and 2 twins in loft       

The V6 Ranch Room is spacious with tall ceilings and a loft. The downstairs queen canopy bed and the upstairs twin beds are custom made by John Varian from logs harvested on the V6 Ranch.  The photos on the wall depict the beauty of the ranch.

Sunset : (also known as– “The Sunset Stable Room")
1 queen below and 1 queen in loft    

Saddles to sit on and bridles hanging on the walls; this room is a tribute to Zee (Smith) Varian’s family legacy.  Her father, mother, and five siblings were at the heart of the horse world in Los Angeles, operating numerous riding stables, producing Wild West shows and rodeos, and even being involved in the 1950’s heyday of the Hollywood Westerns.  Her family is still heavily involved in the horse world including Sunset Stables below the Hollywood sign and, of course, the V6 Ranch.

7 Bar Bar L: (also known as– “The Cowboy Side of California” Room)
1 queen below and 2 twins in loft      

This vintage western-style room has intricate adirondack-style woodwork.  John Varian used a combination of hundreds of pieces of Juniper, Chamise, Ceanothus, Digger Pine, and Coulter Pine all collected off of the V6 Ranch.  Some 4,000 nails were used to piece together these native woods.  This loft room has a queen below and two twins above and a granite tub/shower.

Circle C: (also know as– “Cholame Ranch Room")
1 queen below and 1 queen in loft                      

This brand was the second cattle brand registered in the state of California.  The Cholame Ranch contains the only completely intact Mexican Land Grant from the early 1800s.  Hardwood floors and beautiful log work give this room a warm feel.

The Double Horseshoe: (also known as– “Brinan Ranch Room")
1 queen below and 1 queen in loft   

A large spacious room with tall ceilings and a loft. Both the downstairs and upstairs have queen beds that are custom made by John Varian from logs harvested from the V6 Ranch.

The Post Office Suite:
1 king in back room and 2 twin beds in front room

In 1907 this building was drug into town by a team of horses and converted into Parkfield’s Post Office.  This quaint cabin with a covered front porch and rocking chairs sits near the main Parkfield Lodge.  The front room, with mailboxes still intact, has wide planked flooring, a stone fireplace, a kitchenette, and two twin beds.  The back room has a king-sized bed and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub/shower.

The Water Tower:
2 stories, 2 queen beds

This building was built at the turn of the 20th Century.  It was the water supply for the bustling town of Parkfield.  When cars and gasoline came to Parkfield, the tallest building in town became an advertisement for Shell Gasoline.  Now guests have the rare opportunity to stay in a water tower.  This room has first class amenities, a walk-in granite shower, and two stories with a queen bed and HDTV on each level.  The balcony overlooks the pool spa and grounds.  A spiral staircase allows guest access to the third level which once held the water tank.



  1. Check in after 3:00pm
  2. All registration is at the Parkfield Cafe, across the street from the lodge
  3. Check out is at 12:00pm
  4. If you are staying Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday or arriving after 9pm special arrangements must be made for check in and check out.  Call 805-463-2421 or 805-441-3507 to make arrangements.
  5. Limited complimentary WiFi available upon request
  6. Complimentary continental breakfast of fresh baked goods, fruit, coffee, and hot chocolate available in the Gathering Room mini kitchen
  7. Complimentary ice available for guests at the Parkfield Cafe
  8. BBQ pit and fire pit available.  Wood not provided.
  9. Pet friendly.  Pet owners, please be lodge friendly.  A $100 cleaning fee may be applicable.
  10. No phones in the rooms, Verizon cell phones work but other services are very limited.  A phone is available in the Parkfield Cafe during open hours.

Click here for Current Lodge Rates.

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