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Rancho La Patera & Stow House

304 N Los Carneros Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-1502
+1 805-681-7216
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Interesting but limited

The historical farm and the house are interesting, nice to see up close how people lived a century... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
David L
Goleta, California
Great summer concerts!!!

Dance the nite away with friends and family, in a pic nic setting to all the wonderful summer music... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
doris s
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  • Average12%
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304 N Los Carneros Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-1502
+1 805-681-7216
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

The historical farm and the house are interesting, nice to see up close how people lived a century ago, however, the park is rather limited in scope. Also worth mentioning is a train museum next door which offers mini-train riding, and trails around a lake...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Dance the nite away with friends and family, in a pic nic setting to all the wonderful summer music that takes place every Tues. evening for 5 wks of so. During the rest of the year, enjoy its history, wedding, celebrations, 4th of July, Holidays,...More

Thank doris s
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A short drive north of Santa Barbara will take you to the city of Goleta. This property in the Goleta city limits, includes the carefully renovated Stow House and boasts a park-like setting favorite for weddings and special occasions. In addition to a visit to...More

Thank Doreen E
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The grounds include a waling trail all the way around Lake Los Carneros, and the South Coast Railroad Museum with train rides when open. Great bird watching -- and other critters like bobcats.

1  Thank 2retiredinSB
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a well-done glimpse at how a prosperous 1870s family lived in this part of California. The Historical Society has done a very nice job of assembling decorative arts -- some from the original family -- that reveal the evolution of life in the...More

1  Thank Kate B
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The 1880's Stow House was home to a family of early settlers of Goleta Valley. The furnishings are original or as close as possible. It is maintained by the Historical Society, and has been the site of many a wedding and private event. When the...More

2  Thank IdeasAndOpinions
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The home of a ranger who grew citrus. A tour of the home shows what it was like c. 1920 and gives you an idea of the isolation of the farm at the turn of the century. Only open weekends. At the same location is...More

1  Thank elizabeth b
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately due to our schedule we were not able to tour the inside of the home, only walk around it. We really enjoyed watching the video about the history of the property- fascinating. We will definitely come back.

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We lived nearby in the 1970's and walked the lake trails many an afternoon. Over the years the house and lawn have been the site of many weddings and community events. Today the drought has brought the lake low, but the many acres still provide...More

Thank OldOldBob
Reviewed 24 October 2015

We had a family wedding and it was a perfect place for a small wedding. We did have to provide a lot of the decor and such but the grounds were well kept and simply lovely!

1  Thank cd-seattle
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