|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||4 - 5 nights|
Sweeping views of Geyser Peak and Dry Creek Valley, just 12 minutes from town. Perfect for cyclists and wine tasters alike, great starting point for many beautiful rides/tours in the Healdsburg area. House is situated on a 20 acre dog-friendly fenced property with five acres of vineyards, a fish-friendly creek and a wonderful mixture of benchland and upland flora and fauna including closed canopy oak forest with redwood and evergreens up the hillside. Gourmet kitchen with huge Garland range (two ovens, salamander) Subzero fridge and large island for communal food prep. Large handcrafted dining room table seats ten to twelve. Handmade Windsor chairs by American woodworker/artisans are beautiful and comfortable.
Home completely renovated in 2000 by Siegel and Strain of Emeryville, California to include hydronically heated stone and tile floors and other green amenities. Solar hot water systems and a photovoltaic array provide the electricity for the farm. Stone terrace surrounds the pool and in-ground hot tub and also includes a poolside pergola, unique changing cabana /enclosed outdoor shower. Kitchen garden provides herbs year round and vegetables in season. Come and immerse yourself in this private farmstay retreat!
The Dry Creek Farmstay holds a valid permit with Sonoma County as a vacation rental (Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate # 1014N)
I am a fifth generation Northern Californian from the Central Valley. After living in Oakland and working in San Francisco for many years, I moved to the Dry Creek Valley in 2006 to devote my time to farming and crafting.
This is a special place, nestled in a side canyon of the Dry Creek Valley. Grape creek, a seasonal stream that provides habitat for steelhead as well as many other aquatic creates and birds, runs through the benchland portion of the property. The house is nestled into the side of the hill where the oak woodland begins to transition to redwood, madrone, and douglas fir forest.
Great environment for walking, both on trails within fenced property (dogs can run safely off-leash!) and also in the immediate neighborhood. Four very nice wineries (Michel Schlumberger, Mounts, Quivira, and A. Raffanelli) are within easy walking distance (but do call ahead to confirm hours and also to make an apointment if needed). A nice longer walk (just under two miles) gets you to the Dry Creek General Store (and the adjacent awesome local bar where EVERYONE is welcome!) where you can pick up snacks, picnic food/sandwiches, cold and hot beverages. Open for morning coffee at 6:30am! If you bring or rent bicycles, the options are awesome, too. Take a spin up to Lake Sonoma and there is a nice climb up into the Rockpile AVA. Another great trip is over Canyon Road into Geyserville for lunch at Diavola. The cycling options are truly as diverse as your dining options in Healdsburg! I am happy to make recommendations about local restaurants and day trips as well. When you are here, you will feel like you are truly Out in the Country but you can be on the freeway in six minutes from my front gate and you can get to the Healdsburg Plaza (the beautiful tree-encircled town square...music all summer on Tuesday nights) in twelve minutes. I love living in Healdsburg, and I know you will love it too!
As I told the lovely, helpful owner, Sally, her divine home pleased our entire group which included a one year old, a four year old, those in their 30's and those in their 60's. The house is beautiful and comfortable with attractive bedrooms, fabulous bathrooms and an amazing kitchen. It was wonderful to eat outside or inside. As for the view of the vineyards, it could only be described as breathtaking. Sally's house made this a perfect vacation. It is far more beautiful than the website and Sally was constantly available. We would definitely recommend this property !!!
From the moment we turned into Weed Farms we all said to ourselves,"OK, NOW we're on vacation!". Sally's grounds/vineyard is amazing. With the views we had from the house, we didn't need to go anywhere else the whole week! But, we did... and how could we not, her location is in the middle of the best part of wine country — Dry Creek!
The house is beautiful, and it has everything you need! We only dined out one night out of the 5 and did our best turning her kitchen upside down pretending we were chefs! SO much fun! Really — everything you would ever need for cooking & relaxing is right there.
The pool is beautiful — it looked a bit small in the photos, but when we arrived we were pleasantly surprised! Lots of diving for footballs and cooling off during the hot days :)
The long outdoor table for entertaining with lights strung above was one of our favorite parts. Great place to sit after dinner (we ate there too) and have a glass of wine!
We took LOTS of pictures and will hopefully post a link to them here once we get the film back!
Sally, THANK YOU!! We cannot wait to come back! :)
We absolutely loved every single thing about this place. The owner's of this house really thought out every single thing a guest would need in a home to make it feel like home. We can't wait to stay here again this coming spring. Sally was a pure pleasure to work with on renting the house, and gave us some amazing chestnuts & flour!! Thank you so much!
We had a wonderful stay at Dry Creek Farm in October. The house and grounds were infinitely more beautiful than the pictures lead us to believe. The house was immaculate and updated with top of the line appliances and furnishings. It was great for our group of 8 with a large seating area and dining table.
The backyard and views were even better! And the location can't be beat. The property is among well-established wineries and close to the Dry Creek General Store which was a huge plus!
The owner was wonderful to work with, even gave us great recommendations for restaurants and wineries to visit. When I come back to Healdsburg I won't stay anywhere else! This property is a true gem.
The owner clearly loves her land, and has created a magical esthetic. The setting feels like "Out of Africa", with grand sweeps of California wine country below - rolling hills, grand vistas, vineyards and forests. Sunrises and sunsets both.
The House: Sophisticated in a Rural Setting. I would invite my Fortune 100 CEO clients and colleagues here.
The Kitchen: all and more than we needed, including paella!
Children: expansive playground. When they exhausted the pool and hottub , we had 20 acres to explore.
Dry Creek Valley is a wonderful starting point for world-class bicycle tours at all levels. A six mile ride from home will take you on scenic West Dry Creek Road to Preston Farm and Vineyards for freshly baked bread, fermented treats of all kinds, fresh organic fruits and vegetables and lovely wine in a quirky, rustic and beautiful garden setting. A more strenuous ride can be had by heading up to Lake Sonoma and continuing a climb up into the Rockpile AVA, or through Alexander Valley (gorgeous) over to climb Pine Flat up into the Geysers. We love to share our road (and our home) with cyclists...and dogs, too.
Now Offering five night bookings through August! Gorgeous expansive views of Geyser Peak and offering walkable wine-tasting at surrounding family-owned small wineries. Beautiful cycling opportunities out the front gate include newly paved West Dry Creek road. Sonoma County living at its best, you will love coming home to the Dry Creek Farmstay...your private getaway in the country!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
June July August
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$99.00|
|Pet Fee||$100.00 + Tax|
|Cleaning||$300.00 + Tax|
This is a certified Sonoma County vacation rental in compliance with all local regulations (Sonoma County TOT Certificate #1014N). This property has a four night minimum stay except for June, July and August which have a six night minimum stay and holiday weeks, which vary.
Guests must be registered through the return rental contract, including any day visitors. No additional visitors are allowed on the property and violating this term of the agreement will result in termination of the agreement with no refund.
Cleaning $300 per stay
Sonoma County Occupancy tax at 9% (for stays under 30 days)
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.