Rancho La Patera & Stow House
Goleta Valley Historical Society invites you to experience this treasured landmark in the heart of the Lake Los Carneros Natural Preserve. Experience the historic ranch by strolling through the restored gardens, take a guided tour of the beautifully furnished Stow House (1873) and enjoy hands-on exhibits in the History Education Center. The Ranch is a popular site for community celebrations. Visit on Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 pm and by appointment. For more information contact 805-681-7216
Take U.S. 101. Exit at Los Carneros Road. Turn toward the mountains. Continue approximately 1/2 mile. The parking lot is on the right. (Lot with the South Coast Railroad Museum and the County Fire Station. Park in the lot and stroll up the drive to the Visitor Center, Stow House, the Ranchyard, and our beautiful gardens. Rancho La Patera is located in the heart of the Lake Los Carneros Natural and Historical Preserve (City of Goleta).
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