"This precarious paradise was the tangible rendering of a vision in my head. You will find, by the end of this, that it is indeed yours too. Start by visualizing the most covert dirt road leading off into the mountains from the rush and speediness of US1. 100 yards later you find your cars final resting place, a flat open area enough for three parking spots. From there the journey that I made on foot many of times starts on the first day with Richard and one of the few enduring early 90's pickups he manages to get up what you will soon see is a true off-roading feat. Crawling at a snails pace around a few switchbacks and gaining nearly 1500 feet in elevation you will look out over the cliff outside your door to the view that will cost you 10 times as much at Post Ranch Inn or Ventana to witness. Over the last vertical hump the old dirt road heads just as quickly down into a ravine of giant redwoods and bay trees. Here you will arrive at the small slice of level ground overlooking the main ravine which will be your home for as long as you can have it. A wooden screen is your vale to the remainder of Richards endlessly interesting manor making the elegant trailer and bath house yours completely. You will never long for another bathroom again after a few uses in this glass palace above the world. For those who realized you left your reading glasses in the car when you were desperately looking up if "GI" was a word during scrabble then expect a 13 minute walk down and 20 min walk back...depending on age and physical fitness. The amenities are nothing short of normal creature comforts. Contrary to the stigma attached to "off the grid", here, you'd never notice. The environment you are in is privately owned and therefore completely baron of other hikers and sightseers. If you can, and I think you must, take time away from sunbathing and napping to traverse the hill side and ravine you will be rewarded with untouched wilderness and silence so great my ears struggled to find activity. If you are lucky enough to meet and spend time with Zooey you will be endlessly amused with this pups character and personality. When the fateful day comes you must leave this place you will load your wheelbarrow with luggage, roll it to the vessel you rode in on, hop on and hang out with Richard for one last time. Me and my wife will never forget our time there and could not have ended up with a better spot to enjoy our little honeymoon. A thanks to Richard for that."
Guest: Aaron L.
Date of Stay: November 2015
Review Submitted: November 17, 2015