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Forest View Ranch

SuperhostGuerneville, California, United States
Farm stay hosted by Fred
6 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
Entire home
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Explore the best of the Russian River Area and the magnificent redwoods on our historic property. Stay in our vacation rentals on an 80-acre ranch. Our Ranch Suite and Tree House are unique units with private entrances and spectacular views. RENTAL OF THE PROPERTY INCLUDES BOTH VACATION UNITS.

Amenities: Pool, outdoor bathtubs, Redwood shower, walking trails, gardens, and quick access to downtown Guerneville.

Our Ranch hosts a farm, farm animals, Heirloom Apple Orchards.

The space
You have discovered a one of kind place where the wind carries the sweet scent of apple blossoms in the evening, and the stars light the paths after dusk. Forest View Ranch an 80-acre working ranch in the Russian River Valley, with a seasonal creek that supports an ecosystem of vital native plants and animals who share the land. Throughout the year a variety of flowers, birds, butterflies, and other wildlife make their home at the ranch.

The ranch is nestled among the majestic ancient redwoods of the Pacific Northwest. They are impressive reminders of how we are stewards of this extraordinary place and our time with them is sacred.

Forest View Ranch is the perfect location for a socially distant vacation! Our 80-acre ranch accepts rentals from one group at a time, meaning you won’t share the space with other guests during your visit. If you’re tired of being cooped up at home, but not ready to travel somewhere busy, Forest View Ranch is the place for you! If you are working remotely and the kids are distance learning we have powerful WiFi boosters allowing you to work and learn poolside or under the redwoods. Take your office and classroom outside! When you are done with the day you have 80 acres of ranch and forest to enjoy.

Staying at Forest View Ranch:
Awaken with the sun spilling a gentle warm blanket over the redwoods, walk the grounds and be greeted by butterflies and hummingbirds finding nectar in our gardens. Hike the paths that surround our ranch, enjoy cooking with the seasons in our outdoor kitchen, bask in the sun, and take a swim in the pool. Relax and enjoy all the unique areas made for impromptu picnics. Take a calming hot bath in our outdoor tubs. Enjoy evenings filled with the beauty of star-filled skies and stories by a campfire.

The Vacation Rentals:
Your stay at Forest View Ranch includes BOTH OF THESE TWO VACATION UNITS.

Ranch Suite: (sleeps 4)
The Ranch Suite at Forest View Ranch has a private lawn with a view of the seasonal creek and the surrounding orchards. The space offers a queen bed and a full bed, along with a fireplace to enjoy. The suite has French doors that open toward our seasonal creek. Enjoy all the comforts of a modern vacation suite including a coffee bar, microwave, ample storage, closet, tile shower, flat screen TV, and Wi-Fi.

Tree House Cabin: (sleeps 2)
The Tree House is a one-of-a-kind cabin built in 1944 upon an ancient redwood stump. The redwood deck overlooks our ranch and surrounding forest. This unique space provides all the cozy amenities you need to enjoy your time in this slice of paradise. This unit has a double bed, coffee bar, microwave, closet, shower, flat screen TV, and deck chairs to enjoy the view of the valley.

Forest View Ranch also offers picnic tables and numerous gathering spaces to enjoy family BBQs and quality shared meals.

On the western edge of the ranch there is a custom treehouse which was built by your host Fred for his children. Next to the treehouse is a rope swing and rock sculpture.

Because a ranch isn’t a ranch without eggs, Forest View Ranch hosts chickens and ducks as our permanent feather ambassadors. You are welcome to ask them to share their eggs.

Ask Fred about having an apple-juicing event while you are staying at Forest View Ranch, or you can schedule a future juicing event with him as well.

Testimonial:
"BOOK IT! You will not be sorry. The only thing I’m sorry about is telling others about this place, fearing it won’t be available when I want to book a return trip! Fred and Tania are amazing. We enjoyed our conversations with them immensely, and they were just the right amount of attentive. They even gave us one of their first beautiful blooms from a Lily they’d just cut from the garden. It kept our room smelling glorious our whole stay! The property is fantastic for families or couples looking to get away from the hustle. You can tell they care greatly for the land with which they are entrusted. If you go at the right time, you too may be gifted a first pressing of Gravenstein Apple Cider! Oh my goodness, such yummy-ness. Again, you won’t be sorry you stayed here! We just got home to our own house and are looking forward to going back!”
Stephanie - Florence, OR

Guest access
Your stay at Forest View Ranch includes two vacation rentals:

The Ranch Suite comes with a private lawn and separate entrance with your own private driveway.

The Tree House has a private deck and parking in front of our main barn when you arrive.

Guests can access the paths and trails around the Ranch, the picnic tables, the outdoor kitchen, pool (available May - September), apple orchards, and visit with our farm animals. Relax in our hammock, and enjoy the serene retreat that encompasses our family Ranch.

The orchards of our Ranch have a path that takes you around our 12 acres of fertile soil. From here you can hike the Redwood trails or have a picnic around our unique open green spaces.

Our Outdoor Kitchen provides ample space for cooking rich family meals that are enhanced with vegetables as we like to share our bounty when the season permits. (Please note we are remodeling the Outdoor Kitchen Jan-Feb 1st 2021. This area will be unavailable to use at this time)

On special occasions our feather ambassadors will share their eggs if you ask nicely.

Other things to note
The Location:

• One and a half hours drive from San Francisco
• Ten minute walk to Armstrong Woods State Park where you can walk
under ancient Redwoods
• Five minute drive to the Russian River resort town of Guerneville
• Thirty minute drive to Jenner and the dramatic spot where the river
meets the ocean

The Property features:
• One of a kind views of nature
• Outdoor Kitchen (being remodeled Jan - Feb 15th 2021)
• Pool (Available May - September)
• Outdoor tubs
• Outdoor Redwood Shower
• Additional single bed cot available to use.
• 80 acres nestled in a fertile valley along Fife Creek
• Beautiful 1 acre organic garden
• Apple, Plum, Peach, and Pear Orchards
• Seasonal fresh garden vegetables delivered to the outdoor kitchen
• Chickens, ducks and pigs live on our Family Ranch
Explore the best of the Russian River Area and the magnificent redwoods on our historic property. Stay in our vacation rentals on an 80-acre ranch. Our Ranch Suite and Tree House are unique units with private entrances and spectacular views. RENTAL OF THE PROPERTY INCLUDES BOTH VACATION UNITS.

Amenities: Pool, outdoor bathtubs, Redwood shower, walking trails, gardens, and quick access to downtown Guernev…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
Indoor fireplace
Dedicated workspace
Cable TV
Air conditioning
TV
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Location

Guerneville, California, United States

The Ranch is close to a variety of exciting activities, including:
• Armstrong Woods State Park which offers amazing views of coastal redwoods.
• Award-winning restaurants, sustainable wineries, creameries, bakeries, breweries & farmers' markets
• Antique shops, art galleries, dancing, live music & theater
• Bikes available at the Ranch
• Canoeing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, paddle boating & boarding
• Ocean boating, fishing, surfing, kite boarding & scuba diving
• Rock climbing, zip lines, sky bridges, ballooning & skydiving
• Hiking, biking, mountain biking, ice skating & horseback riding
• Swimming, basketball, tennis, golf, skate park, horseshoes, and miniature golf
• Zen meditation, yoga, massage & spas
• Parks, gardens, scenic drives & Fort Ross State Historic Park
• Whale watching, beachcombing, birdwatching, wildflower viewing, photography and
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The Ranch is close to a variety of exciting activities, including:
• Armstrong Woods State Park which offers amazing views of coastal redwoods.
• Award-winning restaurants, sustainable wineries, cream…

Hosted by Fred

Joined in May 2014
  • 198 Reviews
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I am a life long resident of the Russian River and the third generation of one of the local families that helped define Guerneville’s history. My grandparents owned Bucks Restaurant in downtown Guerneville. From 1936 till 2000 our family owned business served guests of the Russian River family style dinners. Throughout the years sharing my family ranch with family, friends, and guests has been a priority. I have a love of this land and what it does to your soul when you can take it all in and enjoy its beauty. Now with my children grown and out of college this has created a unique opportunity for sharing the ranch for once in a life time vacations and retreats for folks. Being able to share the experience of what the ranch truly is has been a passion of mine from the moment I stepped foot on this remarkable place.
I am a life long resident of the Russian River and the third generation of one of the local families that helped define Guerneville’s history. My grandparents owned Bucks Restauran…
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Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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