Affordable Chaumiére - Vineyard Station Ranch Cottage with Pop!
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Vineyard Station Ranch Chaumiére
What better place to honeymoon, celebrate a special occasion, and explore the wine country than from a beautifully furnished, well appointed cottage nestled in the vineyards? The Chaumiere, located just minutes from historic Sonoma Plaza, is an ideal and affordable vacation cottage for from one to three couples, as well as families with children, girl friends, wedding parties, and other small groups. When combined with The Ranch's Maison and Vntner's Villa, it is perfect for gatherings of up to 26.
Turn into the vineyards and drive through a tunnel of cypress to arrive at your charming vineyard retreat. Walk the flagstone path between plantings to the colorful front door of the romantic Chaumiére. Drink in panoramic vineyard views through double hung windows and paned French doors.
Settle in and choose your bedroom. One features a Paris king sleigh bed, and one an authentic art deco queen bed and armoire. The third bedroom is small but charming, with a double bed and antique armoire.
Start your day with breakfast at the unique, one of a kind glass table in the country kitchen - or the outdoor table on the deck. Play a game of bocce or petanque on your own private court. Hike or bike to Sonoma Plaza for lunch – about a 20-minute jaunt or five minute drive. Taste your way around historic Sonoma Plaza. Shop for art, books, kitchenware, furnishings, clothing, gourmet foods and much more. Enjoy the local vib. Anchored by the eight-acre Plaza with century old trees and the historic stone City Hall, Sonoma is one of the most beautiful towns on earth.
Make reservations for dinner: choose from California, French, Italian, Thai, Mexican and more – or bring home the region’s bounty from the Farmer's Market, nearby Sonoma's Best, Sonoma Market, or Whole Foods to prepare your own gourmet feast in your fully equipped kitchen. Barbeque on your private deck. Sip a glass of wine crafted from grapes grown in the vineyards that surround you. Savor dinner as the sun sets and fills the sky with vibrant color. Soak in the hot tub. Enjoy a fire beneath the stars on the flagstone patio.
Curl up on the comfy leather sofa and loveseat around the gas fireplace. Enjoy a movie on the flat screen television with DVD player. Play checkers, chess, or card games at the game table - or use it as a desk for your lap top with wifi to catch up with the office - if you must.
Sink into dreamy down between 600 thread count linens for a wonderful night’s sleep. Awake refreshed. Map out your itinerary and select from hundreds of wineries to explore from your centrally located vineyard vantage point.
Vineyard Station Ranch History
Vineyard Station Ranch celebrates the ranch's history as one of the region's first resorts. Know as 'Vineyard Villa' the resort was established by the French Rouquie family in the late 1800's. Century old olive trees and an enormous cork oak planted by the Rouquies grace this land, where views of the Sonoma and Mayacamas mountain ranges over lush, mature vineyards from The Maison are unobstructed. Sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking.
Location, Location, Location
If you seek immersion in the wine country, convenient proximity to restaurants, galleries, shops, parks, museums, entertainment, events and historic sites, The Ranch’s central location is ideal. Venture just minutes in any direction to discover a multitude of wineries and restaurants in Sonoma, Napa and The Carneros. If there are children in your group Train Town is just one mile away and Sonoma Plaza, with playgrounds and picnic tables, is just two miles. Pamper your self with a spa treatment at the nearby Raindance Spa at Lodge at Sonoma, also just one mile from The Ranch.
Exploring the Wine country
Vineyard Station Ranch is the perfect location for couples and small groups who desire lodging in the heart of the vineyards as they explore the region’s wine growing appellations and learn about the intricacies and nuances of winemaking.
Intimate Events, Elopements and Celebrations
Enjoy a totally private escape or add spice to your stay with a unique event. Make arrangements for guided vineyard tours, blending parties, food and wine pairings, intimate winemaker dinners, and small rehearsal dinners, in the privacy of The Chaumiére. Outdoor spaces are especially appealing for special, intimate gatherings.
Ideal for elopements and intimate weddings, anniversary and birthday celebrations, family reunions, wine tasting excursions, girls’ getaways, and corporate incentive groups, the ranch is a wonderful place to honeymoon or simply take a respite to refresh and renew. Lodging can be expanded to accommodate 16 guests with the nearby Vineyard Station Ranch Maison, which sleeps up to ten.
Owner Art Fichtenberg of Fichtenberg Vineyards, can often make himself available for vineyard tours, food and wine pairings, winemaker dinners, and wine education seminars. Vineyard designated varietals are grown at Vineyard Station Ranch in the Sonoma Coast Appellation, a specific slice of land which is warmer that the Carneros and cooler than Sonoma Valley. Nineteen of the ranch's 26 acres are planted in Merlot, Malbec and Chardonnay, grapes perfectly suited to the climate and soil. These high quality grapes are shepherded to produce limited edition wines in small handcrafted lots, all of which are consistent medal winners.
Enjoy temporary wine club membership and discounts at the Fichtenberg Tasting Room, located at The Mercato on Sonoma Plaza. Join the wine club and you will be entitled to future lodging discounts at Vineyard Station Ranch.
Your Stay at Vineyard Station Ranch
Privacy, with convenient access to the towns of Sonoma and Napa, as well as surrounding wine growing appellations, makes The Ranch a one of a kind retreat. Relax and savor! You will remember Sonoma as one of the most special places on earth.
Keywords: romantic, winery ranch, producing vineyards, beautiful vineyard and mountain views, incredible sunsets, recreation, hot tub, bocce court, bbq, fire pit, fantastic furnishings, great amenities, two miles to Sonoma Plaza,hike or ride bikes to town
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Smoking Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Gas Fireplace
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Fitness Center
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
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What a wonderful, comfortable, affordable and amazing home
What a wonderful, comfortable, affordable and amazing home
My wife and I booked this home at the last minute on a busy weekend to meet our grown daughter in wine country and it was an amazing , delightful suprise. The house was so clean, and very bright and inviting. The kitchen was one of the few rental homes we've ever stayed in that I'd cook in--clean, with light coming in from all directions. The three bedrooms were good sized as were the two bathrooms . The house has been recently re-decorated, I believe, and everything from the bedding, to the tile was done with taste. The back deck/patio view is extraordinary with a vineyard just steps away and a hot tub that is perfect. Privacy and quiet is the key to this jewel just a couple of miles from city center.We had a very small request after we checked in and it was taken care immediately. It's dog friendly! We will definitly stay there again!
- Guest Ed (Incline Village, NV)
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 06/26/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
$300 per night Monday - Thursday $400 per night Friday - Sunday, April through Nov $1200 per three night weekend, Thursday - Sunday or Friday - Monday $1950 per week, April through December $6,000 per month, April through Nov $200 per night Monday - Thursday; $300 per night Friday - Sunday, Dec through Mar $900 per three day weekend; $1400 per week, $3000 per month, Dec though Mar $100 non-refundable booking fee; $150 cleaning fee; 9% tax three night minimum unless opening between existing reservations or last minute Holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years booked at high season rates
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Year Purchased: 1992
About: Winemaker and grape grower, Art Fichtenberg, your Vineyard Station Ranch host, brings knowledge of the land, the surrounding wine country, the area’s history, and the local community, to his unique 26-acre property. Art launched his career as a grammar school teacher, moving on to become a top real estate sales person, developer, financial consultant, vineyard owner and winemaker. He founded the Sonoma Valley Leadership program and guided development of The Sonoma Valley Teen Center. He now takes great pride in opening his ranch to wine country visitors. The ranch’s vineyards, incredible views, one hundred year old olive trees and cork oak tree, make the property’s much more than simply an outstanding house and cottalge in a great location. Art developed them, as with every project with which he as been associated, including The Carneros Inn and The Mercato on historic Sonoma Plaza, with an eye to quality. The location is ideal for those who desire to stay in the heart of the vineyards. Perfectly situated in the southeast corner of the Sonoma Coast AVA, (American Viticultural Area), resting below the southern toe of the Mayacamas Mountain Range, north of Carneros, and west of Napa Valley, the ranch is nestled in southeastern Sonoma Valley. The vineyards are influenced by the maritime climate from San Pablo Bay, as well as the fog-laden breezes, which blow across Sonoma Mountain from the Pacific to the west. This location is ideal for producing the highest quality grapes. Wines are handcrafted and made in very small quantities to ensure the highest possible quality. As a guest of Vineyard Station Ranch you will enjoy temporary membership in the Fichtenberg Vineyards Wine Club and may arrange a winemaker dinner with Art. Whatever your desire may be – to cook in, dine out, or enjoy a winemaker dinner - it is Art’s goal to make certain you have the best experience possible.
Art Fichtenberg, owner of Vineyard Station Ranch and Fichtenberg Vineyards, purchased Vineyard Station Ranch in 1992, where he established his residence, vineyards, and winery. The 26 acre property was also home to three houses formerly utilized as full time rentals. In the fall of 2010 Art met with Pat Summers, a friend and the owner of Summers-McCann Public Relations, a company he had previously worked with, to discuss turning two houses into vacation rentals. Pat and her husband, Dave, own and operate two vacation rentals in Sonoma. Art decided to go forward with the vacation rental plan. Pat oversaw the renovations, working with her son, General Contractor Todd Summers. She decorated and furnished the The Maison, which opened in March, 2011, and The Chaumiére, which opened in July, 2011. Art is now enjoying receiving guests and introducing them to the wine he makes from the vineyards which surround The Maison and The Chaumiére. 'We are honored to have the opportunity to host wonderful guests from around the world and delighted to share the experiences and way of life that Sonoma and Vineyard Station Ranch have to offer,: he says. 'We are privileged to live and work in this special place and love sharing it with those who have the desire to come here to enjoy, learn and explore.'
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Vineyard Station Ranch offers the opportunity for guests to enjoy a very private getaway for two - as well as the opportunity to gather with family, friends, and business associates. The Maison and The Chaumiére are carefully furnished with mid century, modern, and antique touches, art that reflects the community, and amenities that enhance food and wine experiences. The central location makes exploring Sonoma and Napa extremely convenient. The vineyard setting offers immersion in wine country living that no hotel has to offer. Whether you are seeking total privacy or a place to gather with family and friends, Vineyard Station Ranch offes affordability and flexibility, along with wonderful accommodations. The Ranch can accommodate private getaways, honeymoons, elopements, very small weddings, family reunions, and corporate retreats. It provides a rare opportunity for groups of up to 16.
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Amazing three bedroom Cottage with Pop - In the Vineyards
The Living Room ~ flat screen tv with built in Blue Ray DVD player
King Sized Paris Sleigh Bed with 700 thread count hotel quality linens
Pristine, authentic art deco bed with 700 thread count hotel quality linens
Ar;t deco armoire; vineyard views from the bedroom window
Bathroom with antique sidebaord vanity; spa blue and white
One-of-a-kind glass topped dining table in the country kitchen
The Bocce Court
The Living Room - gas fireplace nestled into the corner
Bathroom in art deco bedroom - spa blue and white
Double bed, antique armoire, wirth vineyard views to the north and west
Vineyard Views with for - to the north
Sunset over the Vineyards
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