There is no availability for 9/13-9/19.  To book a room for 9/20-9/22, please email  Rooms are $275/night plus taxes, 2-night minimum, breakfast included.


Sand Rock Farm is a one-of-a-kind, authentic, historic and private estate available ten times per year for weddings and events of forty or more guests.  Private group lodging is available year-round for up to 18 guests in the five-bedroom Craftsman style farm house.  Individual bed and breakfast rooms are available 4-6 weeks ahead of the reservation date, based on availability.

Conveniently located right off of Highway 1, just south of Santa Cruz, Sand Rock Farm is the perfect place to access all of the great things to do and see along the gorgeous, central California coast. World class surfing and mountain biking, whale watching, sailing, fishing, hiking, wine tasting, antiquing, dining, shopping and beach combing are all just minutes away! The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is nine miles north, Monterey Bay is a forty-minute drive, and Big Sur is less than two hours away. For guests flying in, the San Jose International Airport is a forty-minute drive.  

Something old, something new....  Sand Rock Farm was originally a 1000-acre ranch and winery built by August and Eva Lilliencrantz in1887. At the height of operations in 1907, over 70 acres of vines were planted and 130,000 gallons of wine were shipped to Europe. The property remained in the Lilliencrantz family until the 1960's when it was purchased for use as a private home. Rumor has it that members of the Grateful Dead and Santana used to jam in the barn in the 60's and 70's. Sand Rock Farm was converted into a bed and breakfast in 1999 by Kris Sheehan, who lovingly restored the property with authentic antique furnishings and fixtures. The beautiful grounds attracted many couples and Sand Rock Farm soon earned an excellent reputation not just as an inn, but also as one of the area's premier wedding and elopement destinations. In recent years, Sand Rock Farm has attracted groups who seek a unique, private accommodations where they can gather with family and friends for retreats, vacations and special occasions.  You and your guests will enjoy cooking in the large, fully-equipped chef's kitchen, dining in the formal dining room or sitting around the fire in either the living room or outside on the deck.  Each room has its own bathroom and television and the house is stocked with plenty of linens, towels, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, hair dryers and hand soap.  There is room to roam through gardens and beneath old growth redwoods, oak and eucalyptus trees.


Reservations may be booked by contacting us at 831.688.8005 or emailing  Please note that lodging fees do not include venue fees and booking lodging does not include use of the property for any organized event and/or use of the property for any gathering of more than the 18 maximum lodging guests.  Individual room bookings are available only 4-6 weeks in advance.  Please call or email


Sand Rock Farm is available for only ten weddings or events per year for over 40 guests.  The venue fee is $16,500 and includes the venue for a six-hour event for a maximum of 120 guests, ending by 9:00pm, wedding planning from E Events Co, and two-nights lodging including breakfast for a maximum of 18 guests.  Additional services are quoted separately and include catering provided by Five Star Catering, floral design and decor provided by Designs in Bloom and sound and music from Ivy Hill Entertainment or Sound in Motion.   For more information about hosting your wedding or other event at Sand Rock Farm, please email or call 831.688.8005.  NOTE:  Sand Rock Farm is booked for 2020, but now booking for 2021.

Book Now
You're running a web browser we don't fully support. Please upgrade it for a better experience.
Our site works best with Google Chrome.
How to upgrade the browser