Welcome to “Bell Hallow.”
Come and discover the spirit of Bell Hallow.
Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest, where the sound of the birds and the river surround you on a quiet sunny afternoon by the pool or on the back deck over hanging the river or somewhere within the hidden gardens you will find numerous spots for quiet moments. This is the perfect place to come paint, or write that book you have been thinking about for months.
For the person who is looking for mountain activities, we have art and wine festivals, and music concerts of the Santa Cruz Mountains, including Shakespeare festival at UCSC, also, Ben Lomond is home to our own live Mountain Theater.
For the motor cycle enthusiast, back roads with stunning views and road side taverns. Miles and miles and miles of mountain side, sea side and country side roads to explore.
Hike Big Basin National Park with excellent hiking all the way to the coast, (see the giant redwoods). With any hiking, perhaps you will have sightings of our neighborhood deer, fox, bob cat, coyote, mountain lion and other wild creatures.
There is always the beaches and Boardwalk in Santa Cruz.
More than 30 wineries are open within 10 miles in the Santa Cruz Mountains including Bonny Doon, Byington, Storrs, Hall Crest, and David Bruce wineries, to name a few. The Santa Cruz mountains are a natural appellation for Pinot Noir grapes.
This area is lively with numerous small towns, road side taverns, and out of the way places.
Quick look....right on hand:
San Jose Air Port.....45 minutes,
San Francisco.....1 hr. 30 min.,
Golf....15 minutes to Pastiempo Golf Course,
...........35 minutes to Big Basin Golf Course,
...........1 hour to Monterey's golf courses.
The Mountain Winery......35 minutes.
Amazing small venue with great entertainment.
(Willy Nelson etc.)
Monterey Bay Aquarium .....45 minutes,
Santa Cruz beach and Boardwalk......15 minutes,
Los Gatos (great shopping) 30 minutes
Moss Landing sloughs for kayak 45 minutes.
Roaring Camp Railroad offers special events, civil war enactments etc. ...
Easy walk to
Grocery store….., specialty groceries
Tyrolyn Inn..........great German food
Cosa Nostra..... for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Henflings, our local bar.....
Mountain Theater for stage plays
Henfling’s Firehouse Tavern, for nightly live music
Gatsby in the ruff........: BELL HALLOW is a brown shingle 2 bedroom family cottage sitting on the banks of the San Lorenzo River in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Tastefully furnished with family antiques, oriental rugs, and lots of wonderful memories. A cozy deck hangs over the river bank...The perfect spot for a mint julep. BELL HALLOW offers Ping Pong, Horse shoes, other 'court' games, and swimming in a very private pool.
How Bell Hallow received its name. In 1906, after the Big Quake, parts of the valley was clear cut of Redwoods to rebuild San Francisco. Teams of Oxen would help guide the mammoth redwood trees down the San Lorenzo River flues to the lumber mills. On their harness there was a rack of 5 bells that gently rang with each step they took. The music of the bells reverberated on the banks while King Fishers sang. Yes there is a history and great stories.
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