Forest View Ranch


Farm stay hosted by Fred

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the accommodation on the farm to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
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Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Stay in our vacation rentals on an 80-acre historic ranch. Our Ranch Suite and Tree House are unique units with private entrances and spectacular views. RENTAL OF THE PROPERTY INCLUDES BOTH VACATION UNITS.

Experiences offered at Forest View Ranch:
Private chef experience or cooking classes at the ranch
Apple Juicing
Jeep treks with Fred Von Renner
Russian River Floats
Guided trail hikes
(All activities must be requested with advance notice. Subject to availability)

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.

Ranch activities:
Private chef experience or cooking classes at the ranch

Apple Juicing enjoy a afternoon in our heritage orchards by selecting a tree, learn to shake and collect apples, press fresh apple juice the way it was done in the old days.

Jeep treks with Fred Von Renner

Russian River Floats

Guided trail hikes


(All activities must be requested with advance notice. Subject to availability)

On the western edge of the ranch there is a custom tree house which was built by your host Fred for his children. Next to the tree house 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.

"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

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

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4.99 out of 5 stars from 142 reviews


Where you’ll be

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

Hosted by Fred

  1. Joined in May 2014
  • 222 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…

During your stay

Your host (Fred) can be reached by his cell for any questions you may have.

Your suite includes a welcome book with useful information. We encourage folks to take a minute to familarize yourself with its contents.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy