|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 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. Electric vehicle charging stations provided, a TESLA destination charger (48amp) at main residence. A separate J1772 EV charger is available elsewhere on premises for charging EV's other than TESLAs.
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)
Quiet Hours in Sonoma County are 10pm to 7pm
Maximum number of guests allowed by Sonoma County in this residence is 8, but homeowner may limit guest count further due to limited resources.
Maximum number of guest vehicles allowed on this property per Sonoma County ordinance is 3 vehicles. Owner may be able to assist guests with management of additional cars as needed since parking is not in short supply on this 20 acre property.
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.
Sally Weed purchased this chateau / country house in 1998
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!
Dry Creek Farms is everything you’d expect in a wine country retreat and much, much more. From the moment we drove through the gated property, passing vineyards, to the house on a knoll, we knew we had found our ultimate vacation home. The location is ideal as you are close enough to downtown Healdsburg but you feel a million miles away (We even got an Uber pick up/drop one night). The remodeled house is quite lovely and inviting from the second you walk through the red front door. There is a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of lounging spaces (dining area, living room, media room and sun porch). The bathrooms are spacious and clean. Each bedroom is quite generous in size and two have amazing views. But let’s be honest, it’s the outside, jaw-dropping view that will captivate your soul. The living room and kitchen face a spacious lawn, pool, hot tub, and pergola area that have incredible views of the valley below. There is no need for TV when the best entertainment is to sit outside on the patio furniture, drink wine, take in the vista and talk with friends. The location is quiet and VERY private. You can turn on the outdoor speakers and play your favorite music (connect to your iPhones). Every evening, when the sun set, we enjoyed a couple bottles of wine with a cheese plate while listening to jazz. We had plans to go into Healdsburg for dinners but ended up staying on property almost every night. The weather was spectacular. We cooked in the kitchen and ate outside. There is even a little herb garden on the side of the house for fresh tomatoes, rosemary, etc. And once darkness set in, we turned off all the lights and enjoyed the stars. I must add that every morning we went for a run on property and through the adjoining vineyards. We thought about doing Yoga on the lawn but we were too lazy.
The owner of the property, Sally, is such a kind person. She was more than accommodating in helping us plan this trip. She even made recommendations for activities, winery visits, and restaurants. You can tell customer service is her top priority as she loves the area and wants all of her guest to have the best vacation. Although Sally was at our beck and call, we were pretty self-sufficient as we had no issues with the house.
We were here for a girls weekend. But something tells me we’ll all be back with family and/or friends to create more memories.
We have stayed in the Napa/Sonoma area many times but always in a B&B or hotel. This time we chose to stay in a home. We will never stay in a hotel again! This house was beautiful! The location was phenomenal! We overlooked a gorgeous vineyard on a quiet street. The home owner was a joy to deal with and made the whole process easy! Definitely recommend this property to anyone who wants to make their wine country experience that much better!
We had an amazing trip to wine country. The house is all that is advertised! Over 100 wineries within 10 miles of the house. The views from the house are spectacular as you look over the valley from the hilltop the house sits on. Our favorite thing was sitting out at night under a million stars in the hot tub after a full day. Truly a great place that we will def come back to....
This was our second consecutive year spending the first week of September at Sally's beautiful farm, and we're already talking about returning next year. We've vacationed some beautiful places over the years - Tuscany, the South of France, Croatia, but nothing compares to the tranquility, serenity, and beauty of Weed Farm. Oh, and the amenities. Sally is the ultimate hostess and you feel not just welcomed, but wanted throughout your whole stay.
Sitting high up on a hill, you have panoramic views of the Dry Creek Valley, and are less than a 10 minute drive from what we counted as about 30 individual vineyards - serving Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and even some Italian varietals like Sangiovese and Barbera.
My immediate and a bit of extended family enjoyed a great visit. House is as well stocked as any rental home/condo we have stayed in. The setting is perfect. The house sits up and overlooks Dry Creek to the north with nothing but views of the vineyards. While you feel very remote in the best of ways you are only 15 minutes from Healdsburg. We cannot say enough nice things about Sally and her property. Will be back again.
We stayed at Dry Creek Farm for a girls' family getaway over the Memorial Day holiday. Prior to our visit, we had all kind of activities planned (winery visits, shopping in Healdsburg...). However, once we got there and really started to relax, we didn't want to go anywhere by car. We hung out by the pool, had long conversations over wine, read books, played games, cooked together, and took long walks along the vineyards. The views are breathtaking. The home itself is large and open, but cozy at the same time. We never felt on top of each other. The beds and linens were very comfortable. It was just what we all needed but didn't realize it until the moment we arrived. We want to go again - and soon!
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.
|Cleaning||$300 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
|Pet Fee||$100 + 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)