Your Getaway

Find out why Via Magazine says it is 'Worth a Stay Anytime!'


Fresh & Delicious

A breakfast to write home about


Weddings & Events

Make your special day truly magical

wedding bliss

Time for You

Discover Sand Rock's special getaway packages

Luxury spa package

Gourmet Adventures

Discover the Santa Cruz mountain wineries


Elegant Comfort

Relax in the living room under the redwood box-beam ceiling

living room

Just Relax

Your room is waiting


Since 1887

Restore your spirits with the peace of a bygone era

california craftsman

10 Acres

Explore the extensive gardens and grounds

The spiral garden


Check in
Number of Nights

Its a Whale of a Good Time

There’s more whales in the Monterey Bay this season than we can remember!  Come out to Sand Rock Farm and take an ocean adventure with Sanctuary Cruises.
Read more

< |||| > 1 2

News from the Sand Rock Farm blog

Spring Sprang and Summer is here!

Mar 23rd, 2014 by kris | 0

Spring Sprang and Summer is here. I am thinking June in April!!!! What a fabulous time to visit Sand Rock Farm and our part of the Central Coast. I looked around this morning and saw the fog we call June gloom. (This is still March!!) The sun is shining now on the wild roses in […]

Read full post...

Hummingbirds, Harbinger of Spring

Feb 23rd, 2014 by kris | 0

A flash of color, a whir of wings flitting hither and yon, and you know the hummingbirds are here. Flashing their iridescent colors to communicate with each other, they are tiny but mighty and back in the Santa Cruz area from their winter in southern California and Mexico. Plant any salvia, columbine, or other deep […]

Read full post...

Eggs from dancing chickens?

Jan 26th, 2014 by kris | 0

Eggs from dancing chickens? They are tastier than you can imagine!! All manner of egg sizes, brown and white, cage free and organic are available at Glaum Egg Ranch up Valencia Rd a mile, across Freedom Blvd from Sand Rock Farm. Since the first Glaum in the business built a model “Poultry Farm” in Nebraska […]

Read full post...

Holidays are Over!!!

Jan 9th, 2014 by kris | 0

Is there anything sadder than taking down that fragrant wreath you put up early in December? The boughs that were so brightly lit winding around the banister down the stairs have crumbled. Though the tree in the living room is still brightly lit, and fragrant, it too will come down this week. Good by till […]

Read full post...

Monarchs at Natural Bridges

Dec 22nd, 2013 by kris | 0

What would winter be in Santa Cruz without the migrating Monarchs! Beginning in early October through the end of January, Monarch Butterflys stop off in Santa Cruz on their flight from Northern cooler climbs. Monarchs will rest, and nest in the same eucalyptus grove every year. When the sun is out, the Monarchs flit through […]

Read full post...

Holidays are Here Again

Dec 18th, 2013 by kris | 0

Holidays are Here Again – at Sand Rock Farm and your home, too! Finding that right tree, big or small is always a challenge. We go out every year right after Thanksgiving and look for the tree that fits in front of the Victorian mirror in the living room. It needs to be tall enough, […]

Read full post...

Fall Passport

Nov 16th, 2013 by kris | 0

This weekend, November 15th, you will want to get a very special Passport. The Passport from the Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Association will grant you access to over 30 wineries in the hills and mountains surrounding Aptos and Santa Cruz . A not to miss event. Some of the wineries are only open for Passport. […]

Read full post...

Fall is here

Nov 8th, 2013 by kris | 0

Fall at Sand Rock Farm is not defined by falling leaves and the onset of welcome rain. But, rather it is the end of the outdoor Wedding Season. As every year, the weddings through spring, summer and early fall were happy events with families and friends gathering to offer their best wishes to the couple […]

Read full post...

Fall Feasting and Frolic

Sep 22nd, 2013 by kris | 0

Come to Aptos and Santa Cruz this Fall. Visit Sand Rock Farm and enjoy our bounty as we harvest grapes, apples, pears, figs and still plenty of raspberries from our orchard. We showcase fruit in our breakfast selections, and will be happy to give you a carton to pick ripe fruit for your own enjoyment. […]

Read full post...

Changes at the Farm

Jul 25th, 2013 by kris | 1

Summer came in so quickly in July with a wedding every week. Brides and grooms, with families and friends gather at Sand Rock Farm wandering through forest green and gardens dressed in colorful flowers with ripening grapes tumbling over the fence tops! The Barrel Aging Cellar, long a favorite spot for the Ceremony or Dancing […]

Read full post...