About this listing
A stay at the quiet farm (chickens and guinea fowl aren't noisy, are they?) and you will leave refreshed. We have a very large room, a nice view, with a comfortable bed, plus a small desk. An adjoining private bath gives you all the space you need!
Stay at an organic farm, where we raise vegetables, baby goats, and chickens (fresh eggs). We have horses, a donkey, a sheep and dogs and cats (no allergies, please!). You will have the "master bedroom/bath", with a newly remodeled bathroom, kitchen privileges, and of course, the great outdoors.
We are located nearby Copper Meadows Equestrian Training Facility (with limited hotels in Ramona, please ask if you have special requests, or need to accommodate horses...)
Located near the gold mine town of Julian, great shopping, and local antique stores galore, San Diego offers it ALL. Less than 10 miles to the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park. Beaches, mountains, great views, open spaces, and San Diego Nightlife within an hour...this is a great home to share for a few days, or stay for a while in the country.
Our "neighborhood" is very quiet - the only noise that you hear are the roosters bragging, or our donkey. You can enjoy the patio, walk on privat paved roads or trails, or drive out to great hiking sites such as Iron Mountain or Volcan Mountain.
If you enjoy casinos, there are several nearby, including Barona Mesa Indian Reservation, and Santa Ysabel Casino.
NOT TO BE MISSED: Julian, and Julian apple pie!!
Access to kitchen if desired, big screen for DVD's, cable TV, internet/WiFi.
Interaction with Guests
We interact as much or as little as you like. Since this is a "working" farm, you can pitch in, sit and enjoy the views, or explore the local communities! We are normally around, but you will also have privacy, as you desire.
Peaceful town of Ramona is in the lower mountain area of San Diego - above the "fog" line, and we get plenty of sunshine! "Valley of the Sun" is the town nickname. Formerly "Nuevo" (or New Town), Ramona is named after a character in a Helen Hunt Jackson novel. Visits to the local antique shops, and the nearby community of Julian, are worth the drive!
Renting or having a car is essential. The public transit bus runs on "demand", but not on a regular schedule. Airport car service is $125-$150 (one way). Bus will take 2-3 hours to get downtown (a 45-60 minute trip by car). Directions will be provided, and we recommend that you try to arrive during the day.
Other Things to Note
We strongly support the military and Veterans, and will offer a discount if requested. We will consider longer term stays for all military and veterans. Please ask.
Also, for families, we can make special accommodations using a second bedroom next to the master bedroom. Please inquire, and we will do our best to work something out.
Kitchen can be shared; we have enjoyed meals with our guests, and we may invite you to share. We recycle as much as possible - all food scraps for the chickens and goats; glass, cans and paper and everything else to the "blue" bin.
Please pet the goats, cats, and dogs. Feed the donkey. In the fall, we have apples from the orchards - or fruit and veggies; Please Don't chase the chickens - they give us fresh eggs!
We don't mind babies or toddlers, however there are many risks, and th home is not 'child-proof'. It is a farm. Please ask if you have ANY questions, and would like to bring kids.
We have many pets, but your pets may be at risk. Please ask if you have a special situation, we prefer no pets.
Outgoing, outdoorsy type - love to travel, and have been in several countries. I have lived in Korea, Japan, Iraq and Puerto Rico; and traveled in Finland, England, Bahrain, Switzerland, Italy, Cyprus, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, China and all over the US, including Guam and Puerto Rico. My sister and 'co-host' has lived in Thailand and also traveled alot. We are very open to other cultures, and love to see how other people do things! We would like to share our "American country" lifestyle, with all the benefits of California's great weather and scenery, with others.
I like to travel "off the beaten path". When you come to our place, we will help you get to know the area, and experience the best of San Diego, Ramona and Julian. We are a "home away from home"!