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Sweet place for outdoor events

This historic old home and gardens are so peaceful and idyllic. I am a local and I love coming... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers Convention 2017

This venue hosted the 2017 Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers Convention, where my son and I attended... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah
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aka Stow House or Rancho La Patera
304 N Los Carneros Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-1502
+1 805-681-7216
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

This historic old home and gardens are so peaceful and idyllic. I am a local and I love coming here. This summer I'm looking forward to the Old Fashioned 4th of July, and the free music concerts out in the garden on Tuesday evenings in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank HappyTrails12345
Reviewed February 21, 2018

This venue hosted the 2017 Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers Convention, where my son and I attended as his birthday celebration, as he is quite a musician and had several friends competing. String masters, fiddles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, and singers of course performed in various stages...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 957steveh
Reviewed August 16, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank David L
Reviewed June 21, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank doris s
Reviewed March 13, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Doreen E
Reviewed December 8, 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.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank 2retiredinSB
Reviewed November 13, 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

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank INSFCA
Reviewed August 29, 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

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank IdeasAndOpinions
Reviewed August 23, 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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank elizabeth b
Reviewed March 11, 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.

Date of experience: February 2016
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