Sleep With the Animals at Vision Quest


Vision Quest Safari Bed & BreakfastLooking for a unique adventure? Vision Quest lets you spend the night with wild animals in African tent style bungalows. This Safari Bed & Breakfast is located in Salinas, California. Scroll down to view a short video of this unique experience.

You’ll stay in comfortable canvas bungalows complete with bathroom facilities and a queen or king size bed with comfy down comforters. Choose from one of the uniquely decorated rooms: Giraffe Manor, Zebra Zone, Pachyderm Palace, or Cat House.
Monterey Safari
Animals visit your bungalow at designated times each evening and morning. In fact, a continental breakfast will be delivered to your room accompanied by an elephant. After feeding the elephant, you get to enjoy your own breakfast.

Sleeping so close to wild animals and getting to actually feed animals from your balcony is not an experience you can do just any where. At Vision Quest you will create special memories that you will never forget.

Wild Things

Each of the rooms looks out over the 5 acre elephant playpen with views of the Salinas Valley. Watch the elephants eat, play peek-a-boo with an ostrich, and enjoy the animals interacting with each other from the balcony of your own private bungalow.

Watch this video from our own trip to Vision Quest – click on the small triangle in the lower left-hand corner!

Fun Things to Do Nearby

Go wine tasting at Salinas Wineries just minutes away from the Safari Bed and Breakfast. Find 12 great wineries located in the cities of Salinas, Soledad, and Gonzales.

You can also go wine tasting the Monterey and Carmel, which is a short distance away. Click here to learn about Monterey wineries.

Monterey Bay Aquarium jelly fish
Visit the fascinating exhibits at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This is an incredible aquarium! It is home to thousands of marine animals including sea horse, sea otters, penguins, sharks, and jellies.

Point Lobos State Preserve
Point Lobos is the place to go to explore the Pacific coast near Monterey. Explore the rich marine life, unique geological formations, stunning coastal views, and the abundance of coastal plant and animal life. Take a hike, go sky diving or bird watching.

Garland Ranch

Take a hike at Garland Ranch Regional Park in the Carmel Valley. Hiking trails wander alongside Garzas Creek, through Rumsien Indian habitation sites and nineteenth-century homesteading and logging settlements, along the Carmel River, and up the Santa Lucia Mountains. You can even hike to a waterfall!

Vision Quest – Contact Information:

Address: 400 River Rd., Salinas, CA 93908
Telephone: (800) 228-7382

Directions from US 101:
Exit at N. Main Street in Salinas. Merge onto N. Main St. Continue onto Salinas Street. Turn left at John St. Take the first right onto CA 68 W/S. Main St. Exit at Reservation/River Rd. Turn left onto River Road. The entrance is on your right. Drive past the animal boarding facilities and park in the lot to register.

If you have stayed at Vision Quest, we would love to hear about your experiences. Please scroll down and leave us a comment.


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Oh my God! I want to do this!!!! It sounds like my heaven. I’m not sure if it’s still there but there was Safari West in sonoma that I always wanted to stay at.