|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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This is an unique property nestled in the western hills above Boonville, CA, Anderson Valley. Anderson Valley is known for its beautiful redwoods and delicious white wines and world class Pinot Noir. The property has two separate homes and a barn with a loft apartment. The smaller home is a 1200 square foot country-style cabin with two bedrooms, 1.5 baths and a great room with wood stove, kitchen, and living and dining areas. The wrap-around deck affords you a breathtaking view of the south-end of Anderson Valley where you can watch aircraft take-off and land below you! This house sleeps 2 couples and also has a bonus loft with fouton. and futon couch in the living rtoom.
The main house is attached to the pool facilities a short walk away from the smaller home. This two bedroom, two bath, two story home is recently remodeled and sleeps two couples privately. The loft above the kitchen (housing the tv area) also has two fouton couches that can provide additional sleeping opportunities. The main room of the house is wide open and circular in design with a massive spherical skylight in the roof. The kitchen boasts all new appliances and a completely remodeled design.
On your way to the pool facilities the back yard offers a modest valley view where a large wood-fire (or gas) grill affords great grilling opportunities (we like to use our own oak logs to build grill fires). The pool facilities have a hot tub, sauna, changing rooms for men and women, bathroom, outdoor showers, outside pool bar with fridge, sinks, and ice machine, fire pit, and of course the salt pool. The pool is heated via radiant solar heat and remains warm during the summer and fall months (from mid May to mid October). The pool bar features a flat screen TV with connection to the satellite to watch your favorite team. The arbor is recently planted to table grapes. There are rock walls and a nice little lawn for the kids to play. The entire thing is nestled in among redwoods, olive groves, a 6-acre organic pinot noir vineyard with a frog pond. Fruit trees and gardens are everywhere. There is also a large barn with a live-in on-site caretaker who also tends our 2 friendly dogs.
We recently added a 2,000 square foot loft apartment in the barn that offers three bedrooms and three bathrooms and a kitchen with all new appliances. The living area overlooks the vineyard.
The property is 10 minutes to the airport; 12 minutes to Boonville's shops and restaurants; and 25 minutes from all the wineries in the Valley (some wineries are just 15 minutes away). Despite this proximity, we are at the end of the road and you have the feeling that you are in the middle of nowhere.
While it sure feels like you are isolated on the ranch, please be thoughtful of the neighbors. Sound travels extremely well across the vineyard, and there is a county noise ordinance of 10:00 pm. Extremely loud voices or music late into the night might well result in neighbors contacting the Sheriff's department.
Keywords: Ranch, wineries, vineyard, anderson valley, privacy, secluded.
I'm an executive at a New York based technology company that develops marketing automation systems for major brands. I live in Alabama (see below). Prior to moving to Alabama, I ran my own consulting business in San Francisco for nearly 15 years; that's how I ended up with this wonderful ranch. My dream was to live on and off the land.
john and palma purchased this estate in 1992
I've owned this property for nearly 20 years and have spent millions developing it into an unbelievable vineyard/ranch/resort home. My wonderful wife, however, is from the Southern US and prefers to raise our young children in Alabama. Therefore, rather than parting with the ranch, we've decided to rent it out until such time as I can convince her to move back!
Near to all the wineries and Hendy Woods State Park and farm stands and the shops and restaurants in Boonville, but yet feels like you are out in the middle of the forest. Views from guest house are mesmerizing. Pool bar/fire pit area tends to be the central location for parties.
We had 14 people stay at Buckner Ranch for a few days after Xmas. The setup was just perfect for our family reunion, with a main house where all the cooking and socializing took place (and the elders stayed), and the cabin and the barn where everyone else stayed. There are plenty of extra beds scattered about, so we could have easily accommodated a few more (non-couples). Palma showed us around the property when we got there and was very helpful getting us oriented. I can't emphasize enough the quality of these 3 buildings, the unique architecture and finishes were top notch. Would definitely stay here again!
Since we both love redwoods and wine, my partner and I decided to hold our commitment ceremony at Buckner Ranch. We knew it was beautiful from the photos and our first visit to see the property. Still, I cannot emphasize how amazing the place is. Our guests were all besides themselves and called it one of the best vacations they had ever had. On top of the setting, interacting with both John and Palma was an absolute pleasure. We cannot recommend the place enough.
P.S. Although we loved the estate, it is not for everyone. For its size, there are not a lot of private bedrooms: Two in the main house, two in the guest house, and three in the barn. There are a number of comfortable futons that put the sleeping capacity at 20, but your group should be aware of this and ok with it before you book.
This was truly an amazing place to rent. We rented the Buckner Ranch for our wedding, and had 12 of our closest friends stay at the property. The houses are gorgeous, and the views are amazing from the lower house. Palma (the caretaker) is great to work with. She was there at check-in, and followed up the morning of the wedding to answer questions and help set up. She had wine barrels and signs and potted flowers out, and went above and beyond what is necessary for a caretaker. She made the stay easy and comfortable. I have to give special thanks to Mike who maintains the pool. It looked amazing and everyone had a great time hanging out late at night in the hot tub and pool. Overall, I can't recommend the Buckner Ranch enough - and their staff is a huge part of that!
We had a family reunion with ages 2 to 85, and found the variety of sleeping accommodations, the features such as pool, hot tub, sauna, changing rooms, poolside bar, and the exquisite valley views combined to create the ideal setting for our gathering. Kitchen and barbeques were well equipped. The stock of dry firewood was plentiful for the firepit. Our host, Palma, was very considerate, made sure that all was well, then gave us a degree of privacy that made it feel that the ranch was entirely ours for our stay.
We had an amazing stay with our 20 year old children to celebrate our daughter's college graduation. The property gave us comfort and privacy space for all. The kitchens were well equipped and pool area was a relaxing oasis . Thank you for a very memorable holiday !We look forward to our next visit !
Dear John and Palma,
I just wanted to write a quick note to thank you and let you know that we had the such a lovely time this past weekend at the ranch. We absolutely are in love with the property and wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for having us.
Thank you Palma for being so wonderful!! It was such a pleasure meeting you and I hope our paths will cross again soon!!
I hope you both have a wonderful week!!
With warmest regards,
Anderson Valley boasts wineries making world class Pinot Noirs and other cool-climate varlietals. Roederer Estate has its US operations based here and conducts tours. The Boonville Brewery is located nearby and conducts tours of this fast growing microbrewery. The breathtaking mendocino coast is just 40 minutes west.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
Price includes two houses, pool, hot tub, sauna, BBQs, pool bar, sat. tv/internet, ice maker, fridges, fire pit. From 5/1 to 11/30 hot tub is not heated from 1pm to 5pm daily to heat the pool via the sun. Pool will be cool Spring/Fall. You may encounter maintenance workers. Pool and ponds are not fenced. Special pricing for Pinot fest, beer fest, and SNWMF, holidays, & events. Price good for up to 20 overnight guests. Weddings and large group day events priced separately.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.