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Garden Sanctuary near Fort Bragg

SuperhostFort Bragg, California, United States
Entire guest suite hosted by John
4 guestsStudio2 beds1 bath
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The studio features a spacious architecturally designed living area, kitchenette, 2 beds (+air mattresses) & bath in a lush 8 acre garden. Your own private retreat includes sauna, breakfast, and massage (separate fee paid to masseur) by prior appointment. All just 5 minutes from town and Glass Beach.

The space
The Mendocino Coast's most popular Airbnb destination now has over 1000 five-star reviews.
The Garden at Road’s End, located just two miles from the beach at Pudding Creek in Fort Bragg is a garden lover’s paradise. Set on 8 acres in the middle of a carefully tended lush landscape, the gardens are surrounded by fields, forest, and redwood groves. As my guests, you’ll have the sense you’ve stepped into another world- one that offers peace, tranquility, and the opportunity to recharge and find your own place of inspiration.

You will be offered a private, self-contained architecturally designed studio adjacent to the main house. The 500 sq. ft. space features a comfy living area with a large sofa, table and chairs, a cozy window seat with views to the gardens, and photographs and original artwork by some of The Mendocino Coast's most renowned artists. The sleeping area includes TWO double beds, so the studio easily accommodates four, in one large, light-filled room. A queen-sized air mattress is also available for those of you wishing to add an extra person or two. The well-appointed kitchenette allows you to prepare simple meals with its refrigerator, countertop convection oven, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, tea kettle and blender. An array of simple breakfast foods, (bagels, fruit) and coffee and teas are included with your accommodations. A dining table and 4 chairs allow you to eat comfortably, and a beautiful bathroom of modest proportions with a glass block shower, plus large area for hanging and storing clothes complete your accommodations. A very efficient Monitor heater will keep your room at the temperature you prefer.

In the event of planned or unplanned power outages, I have a generator to provide you with all the essentials, minus the sauna, and garden fountains and waterfalls.

A wet/dry cedar sauna, free weights, hot tub and deck, outdoor shower, comfy hammock, fire table (extra fee), free Wi-Fi, and plenty of places to sit throughout the gardens complement your studio space.

A separate massage studio on the property offers massage and bodywork by prior appointment with an extremely talented local professional therapist, Paul, and he will help you to fully unwind and surrender into peace. Once you have a confirmed reservation you may message me for contact information for massage appointments.

The gardens have played host to many garden tours, fund-raising events, an inspirational Houzz video, and more than a dozen couples have been married in the gardens over the past 20 years. Please note I no longer host weddings or events, however. I bring my talents as an architect, landscaper, lover of Spirit, and as an innkeeper for 13 years at a retreat center in Sonoma County into play here, where I have finally found a place to live out my passion, and share it with others.

I am fully licensed to operate a B&B, and the rates include an 11% hotel tax which I pay to the county, so staying with here helps support the local economy here on the Mendocino Coast.

The Garden at Road's End is just 5 minutes from downtown with its restaurants and shops, and from the famous Glass Beach, Skunk Train, and from miles of spectacular coastline with its many beaches and hiking trails. The property is a 20 minute drive along Highway One to the Victorian Village of Mendocino- a must see!

I look forward to playing unobtrusive host to those of you who feel inspired to visit and will do my best to make your stay a memorable one.

Guest access
You will have access to all 8 acres of gardens meadows and forest, sauna, free weights, hammock, free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast. You share nothing, it's all yours. Only one guest booking at a time on the property.

Other things to note
Massage services are offered on site in a separate massage studio by a very talented local masseur by prior appointment. (Reservations may not be available due to COVID-19). Combine this with sauna, (and hammock) for your own personal spa experience.
The studio features a spacious architecturally designed living area, kitchenette, 2 beds (+air mattresses) & bath in a lush 8 acre garden. Your own private retreat includes sauna, breakfast, and massage (separate fee paid to masseur) by prior appointment. All just 5 minutes from town and Glass Beach.

The space
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2 double beds, 2 air mattresses

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Breakfast
Dedicated workspace
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Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
Private entrance
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Fort Bragg, California, United States

The neighborhood is a great location, just 5 minutes from downtown Fort Bragg, Glass Beach, and the coastal bluffs, yet the property is at the very end of a quiet gravel road, and the only sounds you will hear are the garden's waterfalls, crows, wind in the redwoods, horses hooves and whinnies in the adjacent pasture, and when the conditions are right, the ocean surf. We are at the edge of the "banana belt": when Fort Bragg is socked in with summer fog, we are very often still in sunshine.
The neighborhood is a great location, just 5 minutes from downtown Fort Bragg, Glass Beach, and the coastal bluffs, yet the property is at the very end of a quiet gravel road, and the only sounds you will hear…

Hosted by John

Joined in July 2012
  • 1015 Reviews
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A former architectural designer, I came to my passion later in life when I left the big city career behind and moved to a mountaintop in the mid-'80's to run a retreat center that catered to groups who were seeking answers to some of life's bigger or more elusive questions. When I left the mountain in 1998 I moved to Fort Bragg with the idea of creating something on a small scale where I could offer guests an intimate and personal sense of the healing power of nature. I can't imagine anything I'd rather be doing than living a simple life in this most beautiful part of the world, and sharing it with others who are looking for a place to relax and unwind.
A former architectural designer, I came to my passion later in life when I left the big city career behind and moved to a mountaintop in the mid-'80's to run a retreat center that…
During your stay
I make an attempt to greet every guest to orient them to the features of the studio and property, to answer questions, make restaurant suggestions. After this 5-10 minute interaction, that may be the last guests see of me, except perhaps at a distance working in some part of the garden. I am around to respond to texts, questions, issues, but am extremely discreet to give guests a sense of total privacy.
I make an attempt to greet every guest to orient them to the features of the studio and property, to answer questions, make restaurant suggestions. After this 5-10 minute interacti…
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House rules
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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