About this listing
Single room cottage approximately 25 feet by 25 feet. The Cottage has a private European Bath, shower and toilet in same
room. The kitchen in the main house is available for any cooking needs and includes oven, stove, and microwave. Your
reservation will include a continental breakfast in the morning.
All pets are welcome and will have plenty of room to roam. We have a gate to close off
The Cottage is a detached building which is part of a small family sheep ranch near the top of Sonoma Mountain. The ranch is
located near several Sonoma/Napa wineries and the town of Petaluma, California. Petaluma is a very picturesque river town
founded in 1858. The town has several excellent restaurants and a fairly active night life. Petaluma is approximately 8 miles from
the ranch, about 25min drive down Sonoma Mountain.
Bike riding and hiking are very popular activities on Sonoma Mountain. The road to the ranch is itself a popular bike route but
should only be attempted by advanced riders. You climb approximately 1,300 feet vertical in 5.5 miles. I'm a cyclist so would be
able to give several recommendations for incredible routes within a 45 minute drive from the ranch.
This is a rural location and thus common sense must be used. We are very much in nature here, which means besides peacocks, wild turkeys, deer, fox, eagles we also have the occasionally coyote, mountain lion and rattle snake. Coyote are never a problem for humans but do go after the springs lambs. You'll likely never see the mountain lion as they are very private. rattle snakes do show up occasionally, usually 2 or 3 times a year, we have never had a problem with people or pets but sometimes I will have to remove them from the area of the house. If you would like more information on the wild life I'd be happy to address any questions.
Like most areas of California we need to be very careful about fires. I limit any smoking of any kind to the area around the outdoor fire pit. Please don't' smoke anything inside the house or cabin as well.
If you would like to cook your own meals you are welcome to bring food and use my kitchen in the main house. I'll have coffee, espresso and tea here for the mornings as well as most spices. any I'd be happy to answer any questions about the setup here.
About the Host, Gavin
I am a prospective medical student and look forward to sharing my home with new people. Have travel around the world both as a single and with my family so I've had a lot of experience staying in cottages and B&B. Enjoy meeting people from around the world, there's always something to learn