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Willow Creek Natural, LLC/ Willow Creek Ranch

SuperhostMountain Ranch, California, United States
Farm stay hosted by Cathie
9 guests2 bedrooms5 beds1.5 baths
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Hey Check us out we were listed in the San Francisco Chronicle this Sunday on page 10. (URL HIDDEN)
We are a "farm stay" where you can interact with farm animals, For an extra fee you can add breakfast and/or dinner (no lunch) or cook for yourself. You can be as involved as you like or chill out, relax and enjoy the country life style.
"New" "Movie Under The Stars" Just added outdoor movie theater.
Hope to see you soon.

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EXPERIENCE A Willow Creek Ranch Agricultural Farmstay at our Mountain Ranch, California USA Farm Stay Rustic Country Cabin is an affordable vacation for your family and children and extended family. Come visit our beautiful tree covered 40 acre "Get your Hands Dirty" 1940's style working farm (Not a Hollywood Movie set). We are located in beautiful "California Gold Country in the foothills". Get up close and personal with farm animals including cows,Roosters & chickens, dogs and cats. Gather Eggs from the hen house, help plant, harvest and preserve food from the garden. When a cow is "fresh" help milk her. Give a calf a bottle. For an extra fee add breakfast, lunch and/or dinner or fix your own meals in our fully functional kitchenette. Our Cabin sleeps 9 but you can bring sleeping bags and camp outside if you like (limit 10 persons can negotiate). Cabin has two bedrooms, "Common Room" with double bed futon, table & 6 chairs and Dish TV, kitchenette, *NEW* Just Added. Wheelchair accessible bathroom with washer & dryer inside cabin and 1/2 bathroom (toilette & sink) from outside cabin. Master Bedroom #1 King Sized bed, and accessories. Common Room #2 includes full sized bed futon and TV and table. Bedroom #3 has bunk bed with full bed on bottom and twin on top, and double bed futon, and limited WIFI (no streaming, movies, videos or gaming). Wake up to the rooster crowing and the cows mooing. We have a seasonal creek on two sides of the property that adds beauty when it is running. After chores explore Calaveras Gold Country including caving, wine tasting, ziplines, Short Driving distance to snow skiing in the winter, casinos, access to lakes and rivers etc. Fine Dining, nearby Murphy's and Angels Camp. Farm Stays at Willow Creek ranch are unique because you get to be up close and personal with farm animals and participate in farm activities with your family.
"NEW" Just completed.. "MOVIE UNDER THE STARS" We have just completed our 8ft x 16ft Movie screen that features outdoor movies. Our projector plays blue ray, 3-D and regular movies. Just like an old-fashioned Drive-In but you sit in a chair under the stars in your pj's. During cold weather snuggle under a blanket next to the outdoor fireplace. Choose one of our vintage family-friendly movies or bring your own.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
Just added a trampoline and a small above ground pool to cool off in Summer heat.


For an added fee You can use our inside the house guest bedroom and or for large parties and additional fee the 10 x 10ft tent or bring your own tent for an extra fee.


You are invited but not required to Participate in farm activities.We can have as much or as little interaction as guests would like. Usually for an extra fee, Guests add breakfast and sometimes dinner to their stay and we visit like "family friends". We love to meet new folks to add them to our Farm Family. Guests are encouraged to participate in farm activities in the morning and then they can "do their own thing" later on in the area. in the afternoon. If guests would just like to "do their own thing" just let us know and you are on your own. We are so excited... We have just added "Movie Under The Stars" to our farm stay. Just like an old fashioned drive-in but you sit in lawn chairs. Family Style movies or bring your own "Family Style Movies" Our projector plays blue ray, 3-D and regular. Hope to see you soon. Photos coming soon.

We love the "Country Setting". Folks can go to the Snow in the winter at Bear Valley. We are aprox. 88 miles from Lake Tahoe, 89 miles from Sacramento, 100 miles from Yosemite. There are lakes and rivers nearby for recreation. Our Wineries receive International Gold Medals, There are Casino's nearby and You can join us for Church on Sunday if you like.


Most folks fly into the Sacramento Metro Airport and drive here from there. If needed we can for a fee pick you up from the airport. Call us for the best route to take getting to the farm. Free Parking is included with the Cabin.
As we are in the Country,we have limited Public transit so its best to have a car to get around. If needed we can transport you for a fee.

Adding meals: For an extra fee to add breakfast and/or dinner, you will send us an email with your selection and we will invoice your email with Pay Pal. You will pay for your meals using Pay Pal OR now that there is a button on airbnb we can request the meals fee and you will pay through airbnb. Prices:are as follows: Breakfast: Adults: (each) $16. Children: 3-11 $8. age 2-3 yrs old isFree. Lunch: Adults: $18., Children age 3-11 $9. Dinner: Adults $20. 3-11 $10. Under 3 Free. Meals are family style in the Main Farm House.

Guest access
You and your family will have access to the Whole Cabin and fenced yard surrounding the Cabin as well as the fenced acreage on the farm.

Other things to note
For those that have allergies,Please be aware that there are cats, dogs, cows, chickens, lambs and pigs at the property. It is a working farm and we do continue to work the farm during your visit. We have limited Wifi (no streaming). We are on Satelite and our bandwith is only 15 gb per month so you will be UNABLE to stream anything. Your cell phones do not work here BUT for your convenience we have a land line that can be used for INSIDE US CALLS ONLY. No smoking inside buildings or tents. We are a Farm and you can expect an experience away from electronics. If you are with a large group and are in a Tour Bus for an added fee we are willing to give you a ride within reason to local areas. *note* We have family sized cars so only 4 passengers and a driver can make an added ride at a time. We socialize with our guests but also plan to give them their space. Mornings are usually devoted to interaction with guests who wish to be involved in the farm activities. Evenings are "Movie Under the Stars" optional.
Hey Check us out we were listed in the San Francisco Chronicle this Sunday on page 10. (URL HIDDEN)
We are a "farm stay" where you can interact with farm animals, For an extra fee you can add breakfast and/or dinner (no lunch) or cook for yourself. You can be as involved as you like or chill out, relax and enjoy the country life style.
"New" "Movie Under The Stars" Just added outdoor movie theater.
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Washer
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Dryer
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Laptop-friendly workspace
First aid kit
High chair
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Mountain Ranch, California, United States

We have California Cavern's withing 5 miles of the farm, Other Caverns are in the area, Gold Mine Tours are available at the Kennedy mine in nearby Jackson, "Big Trees" National Park is nearby as is "Bear Valley" for those who like to ski in the Winter, Many lakes, streams and rivers are nearby for recreation. International Gold Medal Wineries are abundant in our area. We are 89 miles from Sacramento CA, 88 miles from Lake Tahoe, 134 miles from Yosemite. About 2 1/2 hours from San Francisco, CA and about 6 hours from Los Anges, CA. We are in the foothills also called "Gold Country" / Central California. Calaveras County has activities year round for tourists. We hope to see you soon on the farm.
We have California Cavern's withing 5 miles of the farm, Other Caverns are in the area, Gold Mine Tours are available at the Kennedy mine in nearby Jackson, "Big Trees" National Park is nearby as is "Bear Valle…

Hosted by Cathie

Joined in December 2012
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Married to John (photo) Grandma to Ryan, Adicia, Jack, Gage, Robyn & Ellee. Retired, College Graduate, Loves Animals, Play violin (not well), likes to cook, Christian, like to sew baby/toddler little girl dresses and hand made quilts. Like to do crafty things like making jewelry, making cheese, baking bread, cookies and pies. Have a wonderful husband, Love my 8 kids, their spouses and my grandchildren. Love living on the Farm and back to nature old fashioned way of doing things mixed with the teckie computer generation. Did away with our cell phone. Like our Farm to be like our remembrances of our grandparents farms in the 1940's.
Married to John (photo) Grandma to Ryan, Adicia, Jack, Gage, Robyn & Ellee. Retired, College Graduate, Loves Animals, Play violin (not well), likes to cook, Christian, like to sew…
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House rules
Check-in: After 12:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No smoking
No pets