You will find a wide variety of exciting activities to keep you busy at the Dancing Horse Retreat and in the nearby area.

If you enjoy fabulous wines and good conversation, then you must tour the numerous wineries. There are actually 24 tasting rooms within 20 minutes! You will always remember the taste of spirited Zinfandels, fragrant Merlots, delightful Pinot Noirs, rich Cabernets, and elegant Chardonnays as you discuss local history and wine making amid hanging grape vines and the unique atmosphere of each tasting room.

 Bring your bikes for leisure rides in the hills surrounding Paso Robles. We particularly enjoy riding to several of the wineries as we take in the smell of almond blossoms that blanket the hillsides. Another favorite ride goes from Chimney Rock to Cambria for lunch and back if you are in shape. Paso Robles boasts the "Tour de France training loop," and hosts the Great Western Bicycle Rally (May) and Annual Hospice du Rhone (June).
Bring your boat or jet ski for excellent water recreation at Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio (just minutes away). We have plenty of parking for your toys.

Bring your horses and enjoy riding exploring our many trails at the retreat as well as some incredible trail rides nearby along the beach, in the Los Padres National Forest, and the Salinas River Bed.

Our experienced guide is available for some special adventures.

Please review the many activities below.
  • Hiking through the hills and meadows
  • Jogging (1/2 mile level track)
  • Horse Back Riding (bring your own or try out our Paso Finos)
  • Mountain Biking (bring your own)
  • Bird Watching
  • Picnics
  • Campfires
  • Fire Circle Ceremonies
  • Vision Quests
  • Meditation
  • Primitive Camping
  • Wine Tasting Tours (5 minutes)
  • Hearst Castle Tours (50 minutes)
  • Paso Robles Mid-State Fair (10 minutes)
  • Jet, Water Skiing, Boating, and Recreation at Lake Nacimiento (15 minutes)
  • Elephant Seal Viewing at Moonstone Beach (45 minutes)
  • Whale watching -- Morro Bay (45 minutes)
  • Elephant Seal Observations - Piedros Blancas (50 minutes)
  • Sky Diving - Blue Sky Adventures (10 minutes)
  • Biking - great back road from retreat to Cambria and wineries (2 minutes)
  • Horse Back Riding - Montana de Oro State Park - on the beach (50 minutes)
  • Mountain Bike Touring (bring your own)
  • Bird Watching at Morro Bay Estuary (40 minutes)
  • Basketball/Tennis (10 minutes)
  • Wind Surfing at Hearst Beach (50 minutes)
  • Boogie Boarding at Avila Beach (50 minutes)
  • Mission San Miguel (10 minutes)
  • Mission San Antonio (40 minutes)
  • Mission San Luis Obispo (40 minutes)
  • Golfing (15 minutes)
  • Movies - Eleven plex (10 minutes)
  • Clothing Optional Beaches (50 minutes)
  • Classic American Theatre (10 minutes)
Visit Central Coast Tourist for great info on the areas attractions


Including, but not limited to:
Walk-N-Talk Story Telling Fire Circles
Horse-Sense Seminars
Nature Seminars
Snorkling Lessons and Adventures
Kayak Tours
Day Hikes - Bishop's Peak, Pita Cave
Call for further information.
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