Dog-Friendly Guest House, 60ac, Views, HotTub, etc

Entire guesthouse hosted by Cyndi

  1. 6 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1.5 baths
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The Dog & Pony Ranch is DOG-FRIENDLY and set on 60 PRIVATE acres in the Amador County gold country with spectacular sunset views, swimming pond, hot tub, hiking trails, and more! Enjoy a peaceful getaway at our luxury farm stay with the option of interacting with friendly horses, donkeys, llamas and chickens (farm fresh eggs for guests).

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Escape to the beautiful Sierra foothills and our DOG-FRIENDLY 60-acre ranch in the Gold Country to enjoy a PRIVATE and personalized farm-stay experience. Bring your dogs and horses, or enjoy playing with ours. Take a llama for a walk for unique photos from one of the scenic view spots on the ranch. Meet our cute mini donkeys and have fun petting and feeding them treats. Enjoy farm-fresh eggs after collecting them from the coop or just have a laugh while watching our chickens race for their treats. Extensive fencing keeps dogs safely separated.

Ranch life doesn’t have to be rustic as you’ll see in our 5-star guest house with spectacular sunset views, hot tub, and luxury amenities! We rent to only one group at a time with up to 6 people, so you have as much privacy as you want in this relaxing rural paradise. Come enjoy the beautiful setting, with the option to join our daily barn visits to interact with the animals during your country getaway.

There are many other fun things to do on our ranch from private hiking trails, swimming pond, game room, horse shoe pit, and basketball court. Our location offers the best of both worlds with the rural privacy to re-connect with nature PLUS the conveniences of being only a few miles from small country towns (Pine Grove, Jackson and Sutter Creek) for groceries, restaurants, and more.

Guests LOVE our unique dog-friendly ranch and we have many more reviews, photos, aerial video tour, FAQs and info about our animal activities on our DogPony website. This is not a typical vacation rental but rather a farm-stay (owners live onsite with their animals) so be sure to read info carefully. If this sounds like the peaceful getaway you need, please contact us to make your reservation at the Dog & Pony Ranch!

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What this place offers

Mountain view
Valley view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private pool
Private hot tub
Security cameras on property

Accessibility features

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4.83 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews


Where you’ll be

Jackson, California, United States

When you’re ready to venture off this wonderful 60-acre property, there is even more to do within a 10-60 minute drive including uncrowded Amador County wineries, winter skiing at Kirkwood, casino and shows at Jackson Rancheria, cave exploration, golf courses, many nearby lakes and rivers, antique shopping, gold and historical sites, and much more. For a list of local activities, check out our website or the information folder in our vacation home.

Hosted by Cyndi

  1. Joined in July 2015
  • 13 Reviews
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Troy & Cyndi Harrell are avid skiers and outdoor enthusiasts who fell in love with the Jackson area during years of stopping here after skiing at Kirkwood on our way back to the Bay Area (an easy weekend 3-hr drive away from Jackson). After reading the local property pages many times at Mel & Faye’s Diner, we bought this 60-acre property in 1998 as raw land and have greatly enjoyed the many year journey of developing it into our Dog & Pony Ranch. There have been so many interesting and sometimes frustrating lessons about rural living while adding well, septic, road, power, phone, fencing, pond and recreation features, horse facilities and finally our dream home.

As you may have guessed, we are animal lovers and get frustrated by not having nice places we can bring our fur children. Our Dog & Pony Ranch has been an ideal solution for vacationing with our dogs and horses which is close enough to the Bay Area so we were able to getaway frequently. We have been active in animal rescue (and also pet-therapy visits to senior centers) and have brought many of our foster dogs here who have found healing from their pasts while swimming, running off-leash and learning to become well-behaved family members.

We love entertaining friends and family at our Dog & Pony Ranch where we put our best foot/paw/hoof forward to welcome the many people (and their pets!) visiting over the years, first camping and later in our luxury home which we opened to the public for vacation rental in 2013. Many guests have commented on the peaceful quiet and restorative feeling of our country getaway, which we have found very beneficial for stress relief from our high-tech careers. Troy retired in 2016 so we relocated to the Ranch and expanded it to a farm-stay experience. We greatly enjoy sharing our rural property with other animal lovers.

Troy is working harder than ever in "retirement" maintaining the Ranch and all its animals. Cyndi still work high-tech remotely and manages the rentals and will quickly respond to all inquiries. Please come back and visit regularly to see how we continue to improve this special place!
Troy & Cyndi Harrell are avid skiers and outdoor enthusiasts who fell in love with the Jackson area during years of stopping here after skiing at Kirkwood on our way back to th…

During your stay

We live onsite in the adjacent/main house and offer as much privacy or interaction as guests desire, including the option to join us for daily barn visits, llama walks, horseback riding, etc.
  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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