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12,500 Acre Anvil Vineyard & Ranch: Weddings, Vacation/Retreat

Shannon & Sam Torres

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps47
Bedrooms 13
Bathrooms8
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Shannon & Sam Torres

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015
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12,500 Acre Anvil Vineyard & Ranch: Weddings, Vacation/Retreat

Sleeps47
Bedrooms 13
Bathrooms8
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Healdsburg Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 13 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 8 Baths, (Sleeps 2-39)

You and your guests will quite literally be the only ones on this 12,500 acre Vineyard & Ranch. Please read our amazing reviews on this site as well as Yelp. We host weddings (under 150 guests - and we have no noise or music restrictions), corporate retreats, family/friend gatherings/reunions, and birthday celebration weekends. We have 13 bedrooms and 8 full bathrooms. We are able to accommodate up to 47 guests. If pursuing a wedding event, please note our Event Site Fee in our 'Rates' section.

There is the Main House, which sleeps 23 guests, the Guest House, which sleeps 6 guests, and a renovated Carriage House, which sleeps 18, located on a ridge overlooking the valley below. When possible, which is most of the time, we offer very early check-in's and very late check-out's.

Please review our Availability Calendar to make sure we have your dates available. Once you have rented the Main House, you have the option to rent either, or both, of the other two guest houses.

We provide most everything you may need... no need to bring anything other than food & beverages and clothing. We supply: --Bath towels,

-Hot tub/Lake towels

-all bedding and linens

-Shampoo/Conditioner

-Bath soap

-All kitchen equipment (pots/pans/utensils), plates, coffee makers, toaster, blender, paper towels, dish towels, laundry soap, dish washing soap, etc... we can send you a compete list if you would like.

Come discover and enjoy the most beautiful ranch in Northern California by:

-Taking nature walks/hikes

-Picnicking

-Swimming in our clear, spring fed lake; suntanning on the dock

-outdoor games, and much more.

Many more photos can be seen on our Facebook account, just search Facebook for 'Anvil Vineyard & Ranch'

Find us on Yelp too for reviews

A few notables:

· There are 12,500 acres with more than 30 miles of creeks.

· 50 Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard with complimentary 'hands on' tours available. A dining table for 20 in the middle of the vineyard (i.e. for Wedding rehearsal dinners)

· A 10-person Hydrotherapy Spa atop a large deck with a 10 mile views of the ranch.

· Ranch casual 'Frisbee Golf course' 9 holes (Groomed May thru October); Please bring 175 gram 'Ultimate Frisbee' brand Frisbees - and not 'Discs' (the course is shorter than a regulation 'Disc Golf Course')

· Wine tasting through the Dry Creek Valley.

· Visit the Pacific Ocean and the small towns that dot the coast - just 13 miles from the Ranch.

Lastly, feel free to bring/hire your own 'cook or chef', or have your group do their own.

We are located at 22303 Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs Rd, Annapolis, CA 95412 Please do not use GoogleMaps to map this location - they give an incorrect location.

** Please come for a site visit if you'd like - but please call first. (we have a driveway gate and a gate code is required for entry) **

Keywords: Ranch - Mission Style Houses; views; wine country

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Shannon & Sam Torres (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015

About Shannon & Sam Torres

Welcome to the most beautiful Ranch in California! My wife and I are the Property Managers of this spectacular ranch and live in the Caretaker Cottage... close enough to help in every way... but you will rarely see us unless you call. We give groups all the privacy they need. Our service is reflected in our Yelp reviews. Please don't ever hesitate to call on us if we can help in anyway during your stay.

Shannon & Sam Torres purchased this estate in 1962

Why Shannon & Sam Torres chose Healdsburg

This ranch will feel like 'Yours' - you will be the only guests here. You will have exclusivity to the houses and grounds.

There is a lot of History here on this Ranch too. A wealthy business man built these houses in 1938. Mr. Hedgpeth invented and sold tools to Sears and Roebuck in Chicago.

Our Cattle Rancher - was born on this ranch 80 years ago - and his father managed the several hundred head of cattle before him. This is a 'working ranch'.

What makes this estate unique

Discover the many peaks, valleys and rivers. Picnic spots abound. The Vineyard, or at the largest Redwood tree in Sonoma County. The 20 acre lake is spring fed... so it is very clear. We recently built a dock/pier... its a great place to swim. Feel free to bring your mountain bike too - there are miles and miles of trails.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great multi-family playgroup vacation! Thanks for the memories! 13 kids and 16 grownups! : )
Jun 2011
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps47
Bedrooms 13
Bathrooms8
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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12,500 Acre Anvil Vineyard & Ranch: Weddings, Vacation/Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews
Vallejo, California
5

A sublime rime

  • 5 of 5

About thirty of us, family and friends gathered at Anvil for the celebration of eight anniversaries (1974 for the earliest, 2010 the most recent) and the engagement party of my daughter and her fiance. Our weekend was the perfect blend of enjoyment, relaxation and stunning natural beauty. Though we were there in early November, the weather was sparkling with temperatures warm to cool. Moonlight scavenger hunt formthe children, daytime hiking, boating and hot tubbing for the adults and an epic night of Mexican boxcar dominoes were the highlights of our visit. Our first night we dined on the front lawn and danced in the courtyard while the full moon rose over the vineyard. The second we dined on Sam's signature pizzas from the wood burning oven in the vineyard itself. Shannon and Sam saw to every detail to insure a magical time for all our guests. The engaged couple have chosen Anvil for their wedding venue so we will return in November 2016.

From the fresh mountain air, the cloud filled valleys around the property in the early morning and the richness of the sunsets, Anvil is a treat for the senses. The guest house and the carriage house rooms were clean, comfortable and bright with thoughtful touches. The kitchen and dining areas are spacious. There are plenty of cosy little niches indoors and out for private moments and quiet conversation as well as plenty of big fun sites.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

College Reunion

  • 5 of 5

So many memories! I was fortunate enough to be able to hold my annual vacation with my best friends from college here. We have been meeting yearly for 11 years now and this trip was by far the best one yet. My only regret was that the trip wasn't long enough.

The private lake was awesome! Bring floaties and enjoy the sun and the surroundings. In fact one of the days down at the lake we saw a Bald Eagle. The Main and Guest House's were huge and we came with 18 people. There are so many large table for dinner we never had dinner in the same place twice. In fact for our final dinner we enjoyed the Dinner Table in the Little Vineyard. We had the heat lamps brought down there so it never got too cold. The strands of little lights really added to the beauty of an already picture perfect setting.

Make sure you bring enough food and drink for the trip. You don't want to have to make the 35-45 drive out to town more then once.

Princess, the property managers Dog was super friendly. She is a playful puppy about 2 years old. She played very well with the dog we brought which was a much smaller dog.

The Property Managers are a really great couple by the name of Sam and Shannon. They were so great, they really added to our experience. On the first day Shannon and Sam introduced them selves to us and were pretty much out of sight the rest of the trip unless we needed them. Sam was able to give us the historical significance of the property and the owner. They had a great understanding of the land and were very helpful with any questions and accommodating with any requests we had.

I would go back to Anvil Ranch in a second. Hopefully Sam and Shannon still work/live there.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

October Outdoor Wedding

  • 5 of 5

I hosted my wedding at Anvil in October 2013. We picked Anvil because we wanted the freedom to create our own unique occasion, and the flexibility to stay somewhere longer with out of town guests. Anvil was perfect for us!

The property is absolutely beautiful, and my only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. We rented the entire property from Tuesday through Sunday for a Saturday afternoon wedding. As friends and family arrived in town, they joined us on the ranch for what turned into a week-long family reunion. All of my cousins shared the carriage house, which was a perfect spot for a big family! We stayed in the main house as did all of our parents, where we enjoyed beautiful views of the mountains.

All of our bridesmaids and groomsmen arrived mid-week. We got to spend several days together -- including a chilly swim in the lake (one of my favorite memories from the week)! I also loved just gathering in the main house kitchen and dining room for breakfast or lunch... just spending time together. We had a beautiful pizza dinner in the vineyard. We went for hikes and even shot skeet.

The Circle of Nature was a perfect place for the ceremony itself. Absolutely stunning views, to which very little decoration need be added. We used live strings players for music, and did hook up a sound system for our officiant and ourselves. We had about 140 guests, and we all fit very comfortably.

Sam & Shannon took amazing care of us. They worked so hard all week to ensure we had what we needed. They went way above and beyond the day of the ceremony to make sure everything was set up and good to go. Sam even brought in a friend to help us when we needed more hands for set-up and take down.

Anvil was such a great experience for us. My family and friends still thank me for a week they have called "so special, memorable, really a once in a lifetime experience."

Thank you Sam, Shannon, and Princess! We loved every minute.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Woodacre, California
5

Best weekend getaway place for a large group!

  • 5 of 5

We had an all women's weekend at Anvil with 40 of our closest friends. Best. Time. Ever! Facility and managers are superb. The grounds and buildings are amazing too. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Unique location

  • 5 of 5

We found Anvil Ranch through a simple yelp search. My husband and I were looking for a remote and private location to belatedly celebrate our wedding. We wanted to be able to have friends and family stay on site, and be able to incorporate a lot of eating and outdoor activities into our weekend.

Anvil checked all the boxes. It's such a unique location, offering amazing views and an incredible amount of privacy. The staff who live on site (Sam, his lovely wife Shannon, and Jesus, the vineyard manager) are exceptionally friendly and were all super helpful, going above and beyond to help us pull off a packed weekend of festivities.

While it took a bit of extra planning to get caterers, rental supplies, and other vendors out to this remote location, there's no doubt we managed to have a very unique and memorable weekend. The wonderful emails from our friends and family about what a special weekend it was just have not stopped coming.

Thank you, Sam, for helping to make the weekend so special for us!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Petaluma, CA
5

Great for a Church men's group retreat

  • 5 of 5

Patrick - I've been researching different finished campgrounds for locations for our upcoming Church men's group in Petaluma. I really like all the features at Anvil, and see how we can use it for a variety of small and large sessions, plus many fun activities and contests. I can see how your background at Hyatt carries over to this rustic retreat.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Car: necessary

More than 60 vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley region, are within a 40 minute drive of the ranch. We also have a 'Demonstration Vineyard' steps from the Guest Houses. We have a large table in the middle of the vineyard, which is perfect for a dinner party.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,665 Per night

Healdsburg Estate Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season10% Discount
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,665
 
 
High Season
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee-Main House $300 + Tax
Cleaning Fee-Guest House $100 + Tax
Cleaning-Carriage House $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Wedding/Event Site Fee is in addition to the housing fees.
For weddings, May through October, we charge a standard site fee (with a maximum of 150 guests) of $5,500. November through April, we charge a discounted site fee of $3,500.
Rental House rates shown above are for just the "Main House" which sleeps 23

Add: "Guest House" and/or Carriage House at $449/nt on weekends; $299 weekdays
$1,500 deposit to reserve your dates (Non-refundable)

Final payment to be received one month prior to reservation arrival date.
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Amenities

Healdsburg Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 26 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Main House - 1st floor - toilet , shower
    Main House - Cedarview Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main House - Courtyard View Room - toilet , shower
    Main House - Master Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main House - Wardrobe Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest House - toilet , shower
    Carriage House - Restroom1 - toilet , shower
    Carriage House - Restroom2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 47
  • Main House - Cedarview Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Main House - Willow Room - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Main House - Courtyard View Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Main House - Master Bedroom - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Main House - Wardrobe Room - 2 twin/ single
    Main House - Sun Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Guest House - Middle Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Guest House - Far Bedroom - 1 queen
    Carriage House - Room 1 - 1 queen
    Carriage House - Room 2 - 1 queen
    Carriage House - Room 3 - 1 queen
    Carriage House - Room 4 - 1 queen
    Carriage House - Room 5 - 1 queen
  • We can sleep up to 39 in beds, full occupancy... and another 8 on the floor in the large, carpeted room in the Carriage House - on bedding that your guests bring. So, to clarify, we have an overnight maximum guest count, for all the houses and grounds, at 47 guests (39 in beds and 8 more on the floor in the Carriage House).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 25 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming

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