By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman)
Serendipity offers their B&B accommodations in a ranch setting. With acres of trees and flowers, guests walk around engrossed in the beauty of nature.
Relax or take a tour of the property. It is up to you. Nina and her husband Bill Foster enjoy taking their guests to the stable to see the llamas, mini-horses and goats. This is all part of the “ranch experience“.
Because all of the animals are tame, the guests can touch and feed them. Nina explained, “We socialized the animal and they love people.”
The couple grow vegetables in two gardens and serve them during breakfast.
This is real farm-to-table dining.
Just a few steps from the house, one of the main focal points of the property is the large pond. The pond could be used as a movie set. The pond measures 75’ X 100’ with a depth of 3’ and is stocked with more than 400 Koi fish. The Koi eat out of the guest’s hands.
Birds usually fly around the pond, gazebo, English garden and wooden bridge.
Nina discussed their location. “Oak Glen is in the mountains and we see many critters and creatures from a chipmunk to a 500 pound bear. Last week two bears went through our property. They are going to the orchards and restaurant dumpsters.”
Just a short distance from the cities, Oak Glen is like being in another world.
Guests are surprised to find so much to do in Oak Glen. There is dinner shows, revolutionary war re-enactments, pick-your-own apples, traditional cooking lessons, contra dances, gospel nights, Pioneer Living Adventures Gold Rush Adventures, as well as apple cider and apple tasting.
Oak Glen offers four seasons of fun. Nina claims Oak Glen’s fall colors are as bright as those in New England.
The village of Oak Glen is in the San Bernardino Mountains with a population of only 300 yet they attract 1,000’s throughout the year. Oak Glen is ninety-minutes from Los Angeles, around two hours from San Diego and three-hours from Las Vegas. Great for a weekend or a few nights, there are activities for everyone.
For information about Serendipity Ranch B&B, directions or questions about Oak Glen, call Nina and Bill Foster at (909)-797-0253.
The Serendipity Ranch B&B is located at 11520 Green Lane, Oak Glen, California.
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