Fox Ridge is a secluded, 40 acre property for experiencing a retreat from the world with giant redwoods and no houses in view. Seldom a car passes by. As you travel the 4 mile, well maintained dirt road to get to the house, you pass by two small, beautiful vineyards and fantastic houses tucked away in the trees. This is an area where people cherish their privacy… a rare commodity these days. This is what Fox Ridge is all about. We are close to 1,000 ft. elevation which means the temperature is usually 10 - 15 degrees warmer than the 55 degrees when the fog is in at the coast. And when it is hot in the valley to east, we are 10 degrees cooler because of the sea breezes giving us beautiful weather most of the time.
Our two story, 2000 sq. ft. house, sitting on top of Brushy Ridge, among other 40 acre properties, has two master bedrooms with king beds and large picture windows. One bedroom has a balcony. There is a third smaller bedroom with a trundle bed (2 singles). There is a large bath with shower with a half bath downstairs. The downstairs has a large open living/dining and kitchen area with sliding glass doors opening to a 600 sq. ft. deck overlooking the rolling hills and valley of redwoods, pines, fir and oaks. We also have a backup generator which comes on automatically in case of power outage.
You can hike around on the trails of our land at your leisure and experience the serenity of nature undisturbed. There is excellent mushroom hunting and you may catch a glimpse of deer and fox. Or play Petanque (like Bocce Ball) out on the meadow. Or simply sit on the spacious deck or lie in the hammock and read to you heart’s content. Better yet, take a leisurely nap under the redwoods, listening to nothing but the birds singing and the wind blowing through the trees. This is also the perfect place for those of you who love to write or practice yoga. There is plenty of space indoors or on the deck. We also have a massage table. As you can tell this is truly a place of retreat, relaxation and rejuvenation.
And yet only 20 minutes away are fabulous beaches. Park at one of the many access lots and within a short walking distance you will be at the magnificent Pacific Ocean where you can hike one of the many trails available to the public. To get to the ocean you will have gone through Sea Ranch. It has a golf course which is open to the public. You can also go kayaking on the Gualala River which is just another 10 minutes away. If you need groceries, organic if you prefer, the town of Gualala is only 35 minutes away from Fox Ridge. There are art galleries or enjoy one of the many wonderful restaurants such as St. Orres. Gualala also has a local airport that accepts private plane.
In the evening enjoy one of your favorite beverages out on the deck as you watch another spectacular sunset and don’t be surprised the next morning when you wake up if the valley below is filled with the mysterious fog that quite often sneaks in during the night. Be sure to look at our Photo Gallery – the pictures say it all!
Keywords: Country House, lots of privacy, 4 acre fenced area to let your children play or your dogs run, 20 minutes from the ocean
Cynthia & Brad, Owners of Fox Ridge Retreat
We found Fox Ridge in 1997. We were looking for a spacious piece of land with lots of privacy. Our home is in Oakland and, like many of us, we have very busy lives. The first time we saw Fox Ridge it reminded us of a beautiful park where you could stroll around, not only that, it had rugged trails where you could hike. It was a dream come true. We have spent these past years clearing the land, opening up the views to the beauty of the breathtaking sunsets and the fog coming in through the valley. The serenity of the land, with the majesty of the redwoods, always gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our hectic pace and simply rest and enjoy this special place with what is naturally here. We hope if you find yourselves at Fox Ridge you will have a wonderful experience of this magnificent land.