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Cuyama Buckhorn, Cuyama, CA

This timeless roadside inn with a vintage vibe in California’s high desert sits between rust-orange mountains and Los Padres National Forest. At just under two and half hours from LA, it’s an easy, and dreamy, escape. 


You don't just pass through this classic motel in the heart of California’s high desert. Cuyama Buckhorn is a place to tarry a while, to disconnect, to regroup, to get quiet and just enjoy.

The iconic property was originally built in 1952 as a spot for weary travelers to enjoy a meal in good company. Now it has been lovingly revitalized to celebrate its mid-century design and Western influence. The music, food, and art cultivated here feels soaked in rich tradition and creative spirit. The restaurant provides thoughtfully crafted meals. The conversation flows effortlessly at the bar. And after a long day in the desert sun, kick off your cowboy boots and sink into the coolness of your room, and the staff's good cheer.


Cuyama Buckhorn exists somewhere between star-filled night skies and pastoral mountains. To stay a few days is to discover just some of what this Hidden Valley of Enchantment has to offer. You could explore the mountain range, hike to historic cave paintings, visit a wildlife refuge, book a farm tour or wine tasting, or just stargaze from your room. Time things right to see the wildflower superbloom on the Carrizo Plain National Monument in San Luis Obispo county. The hillside daisies and goldfields are so intense the fields look like one interrupted splash of yellow, turning blue then orange. It’s a floral Shangri-la.

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