Lobitos Creek Ranch is located six miles south of downtown Half Moon Bay, on the Ocean side of the Coastal Range. We are practically in the geographic center of the Bay Area--about an hour from San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. We are forty-five minutes from Santa Cruz.
Spread over seventy acres, the Ranch combines its cause-related media services with a rustic and comfortable atmosphere that inspires and motivates producers. We are home to Holland Studios and the art work of Rebecca Holland.
Along with our neighbors, we have established over 400 acres of hiking and riding trails that are available to anyone working at the Ranch. It's not uncommon that a typical production day starts in an editing room, and ends up on our trails overlooking the Pacific Ocean at sunset. For riders, we have trail- ready horses than can show you around. The area is also teeming with all kinds of animals.
| Our workstations and editing rooms surround our viewing decks and commissary, helping any project achieve the vision of its creators. And our focus on cause-related films about social justice, health, and the environment has us not just talking the talk. We try to walk the walk as well. Here are some examples: |
1) We both grow our own food and are members of our local CSA (community-supported agriculture), Potrero Nuevo Farm. The food you eat here will be grown locally.
2) With two wells, a pond and our own Roof Catchment system we have the ability to store over 20,000 gallons of water.
3) Our broadband microwave link is powered by a solar installation on a neighboring mountain, and our own secure .ftp sites allow us to move files to anyone at any time. We have WiFi thoughout the Ranch.
4) In 2013, we'll be installing a 9.5KW solar array which will provide 80% of the Ranch's energy needs.