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Nitt Witt Ridge

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Interesting Place

Very pleasant surprise. Nice tour by owner of this historical house. Was glad to donate after this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
veliac
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los angeles
At the intersection of insanity and imagination

The owner, Michael, requests a $10 donation pp at the end of the tour. Mike bought this place... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
on_the_go_98765
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Tucson
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California State Historical Landmark No. 939 is the creation of Arthur Harold Beal. An Artistic, funky house designed, sculpted and built by one man, Art Beal. Considered one of the finest examples of Folk Art.
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881 Hillcrest Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-2801
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I called in advance and was told tours start on the hour during the day. We arrived about 15 minutes early and the entrance had a small chain. We waited and took some photos and sure enough, right on the hour, Michael came walking down...More

Thank Walstib13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After several visits to Cambria and attempts to find someone at Nitt Witt Ridge we finally drove by on this visit and saw a group of people touring the house. I waited at the gate until they came down and was informed by the owner...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a tour with another couple. Michael, the co owner, greeted us at the street entrance. He explained no fee was needed for the tour, but afterwards if we enjoyed our time inside, he asked for a $10 per person donation. We climbed some steps...More

Thank Flyer58258
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant surprise. Nice tour by owner of this historical house. Was glad to donate after this informative tour.

Thank veliac
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Booked via email with Stacey and Mike. A great tribute to a house made from recycled rubbish. Complete contrast to nearby Hearst Castle. The guided tour by Mike is a mixture of knowledge, affection, fascination and a real passion by the owner. This is not...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

For an official landmark, it's next to impossible to see. It's a steep walk uphill from the main street. There's one only parking space near it on a narrow hillside road. Supposedly there are scheduled tours but you'd have to be lucky to hit it,...More

3  Thank 361dennis
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Took time to drive to property. It’s all Fenced off, no one around. Not sure when tours are scheduled

1  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The owner, Michael, requests a $10 donation pp at the end of the tour. Mike bought this place about 20 years ago and only after the property sale concluded did he learn that the water rights to this property (a $300,000 fee) had been sold...More

2  Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Not really worth checking out. We went just looks like a bunch of junk on a house that is in really bad shape.

Thank jenkiki
Reviewed 17 June 2018

We first saw this house on the PBS television show "Huwell Houser California " After asking the locals where we could find this place, off we went. You go up a steep hill and all of a sudden, there it is in all its glory....More

2  Thank travelbugdon
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nancyzalzalah
1 June 2018|
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Response from Kathy S | Reviewed this property |
They ask for a $10.00 donation for adults
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kj1234
6 June 2017|
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Response from JAMN38 | Reviewed this property |
Just show up early. It is well worth it!
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Tanya L
5 April 2016|
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Response from Chelsea B |
Yes, my father, Michael O'Malley still gives tours daily. By calling (805) 927-2690 you may make a reservation. Or as stated before, show up on the hour from 10-4 and you might just be lucky enough to experience the... More
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