BAKERSFIELD Calif. - You may have driven by it and you may of heard of it, the Tejon Ranch is over 100 years old and is made up of approximately 270,000 acres of land.
The Nows Tori Cooper took a closer look inside to bring Kern County families some insight on the opportunities available in their backyard that may help you disconnect from your everyday life.
"It's like complete solitude. We got wild animals that are all around you, we have California black bear, California Mule deer, we have Rocky Mountain elk here, we have wild pig, we have mountain lion on the ranch we have coyotes, bobcats. It doesn't mean you are going to see each of those species every time you’re up here, but it's pretty cool to look at," President of Tejon Ranch Operations Mike Campeau said.
Tejon Ranch is a private ranch. Only members have access to the ranch and amenities.
However, there are some opportunities available for lower end membership holders, "We also wanted to allow people to come in that don't hunt, but just wanted to come in and enjoy Tejon Ranch for it's natural beauty and for what it is," Campeau said. The ranch set aside 25,000 acres for these members to come hike or mountain bike.
The ranch also offers equestrian memberships and access to indoor and outdoor arenas. There are also many miles of trails available for riders to traverse on. Non-members can come up to the ranch anytime to take advantage of the guided trail rides offered at the ranch for $100 and up.
Hunting tours are available year round for members and guest passes are also an amenity members have access to.
Several remote and centrally located cabins are offered to members for overnight stays. Some are operated off of propane generators and have limited access to wifi. "That's kind of the allure to being here you are trying to disconnect from your everyday life and get here just kind of relax and take in the natural beauty of the ranch," Campeau said.
For more information on the different memberships and the activities available at Tejon Ranch you can visit this link.