About the property
- Estate4000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Gustafson Family Vineyards, Luxurious Estate Home
Gustafson Family Vineyards is the highest elevation estate vineyard and winery in Sonoma County, overlooking Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and Mt. St Helena. Surrounded by 20 acres of vineyard, guests have exclusive use of the Estate Residence, including the 36 x 18 ft. pool, spa and gardens. The living room offers 30-mile views of the valley with glorious sunrises above the valley fog, and the timeless architecture is a symphony of color with rich stone, stucco and glass.
• Fully equipped chef ’s kitchen with double ovens, two dishwashers, custom servingware for 12 and dining bar.
• Adjacent deck with dining area for 12, complete with a gas barbeque and comfortable lounge furniture
• Master suite features a king bed, over-sized shower, spa tub and vaulted beam ceiling.
• Two first-floor suites have king beds, private baths and showers with walk-out to the pool and spa.
• Access to our Picnic Area, with breathtaking views of Lake Sonoma, plus a gas grill and food prep area.
• Honor Bar of our award-winning Estate Wines.
• A behind-the-scenes look at our boutique Estate vineyard and winery, including a complimentary private tasting.
Our small team of dedicated staff will provide you with individual attention and unsurpassed hospitality. As our private guests, you will observe the seasonal activities of the vineyard and winery and may schedule a complimentary tasting of our Estate wines, available Friday - Monday. Guests who do not stay with us through the weekend will receive a complimentary tasting at our downtown Healdsburg tasting room. We welcome you to explore our unique Mountain Estate.
TOT Certificate Number 950N
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Dan Gustafson
In the spring of 2002, while driving from Healdsburg to the California coast with his family, Dan Gustafson, a landscape architect and real estate developer, pulled his car to the side of the road. He peered over the fence of the property that would soon become his, and explained to all that this would be a perfect place to grow grapes. Dan saw his dream of planting his own vineyard come true that year with the purchase of those 87 acres in the Dry Creek Valley appellation of Sonoma County. In 2006 the estate property was expanded to 247 acres with the purchase of an adjacent property. Vineyard plantings are now complete at 20 acres; varieties include Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Rosé of Syrah. The balance of the land will remain as an ecological preserve. The integrated home and winery that Dan and his craftsman colleagues have created truly merge with the landscape. They offer a spectacular view of Lake Sonoma and have become both workplace and retreat for Dan, his wife Phyllis, the Gustafson family and their friends. The family intends to keep the vineyard property feeling like a private home. This is a place they enjoy hosting visitors and wine lovers from all over the world.
Dan Gustafson purchased this Estate in 2004
Why Dan Gustafson chose Geyserville
The old sheep ranch, at an elevation of 1800 feet above sea level, has rich, red volcanic soil known for producing superb wine grapes. It represents a unique terroir as the highest elevation estate vineyard and winery in Sonoma County. Benefiting from warm summer days and late afternoon Pacific breezes, the vineyard is sustainably farmed with respect for the vines, the land, and the wine-making process. When creating the vineyard great care was taken to preserve old groves of madrone, oak, and redwood trees, including the “Sonoma County Heritage Tree.” This 300-year-old madrone has a trunk diameter of eleven feet is thought to be the largest madrone tree in Sonoma County, and perhaps the entire state of California.
What makes this Estate unique
Our Estate Home is located in the heart of the vineyard, giving you a unique perspective into the farming of our Estate vineyard. It is peaceful and breathtakingly beautiful, and will become your private Estate for the duration of your stay.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best home rental ever--outstanding in every way
Just as so many have already written, this is truly a unique experience and one we hope to repeat every year. We live only 1.5 hours away so we are familiar with the area, as well as the wine country. Our goal was to share this home with another couple for 4 days living in a vineyard, enjoying our own cooking, lots of wine, glorious views, and a spectacular home- with a little outside wine tasting as well. The entire experience was fantastic.
Steve, the estate manager is exceptional. We don't know how he can do all that he does and do it so well. He always responded quickly via email to any questions; he periodically communicated updates/and detailed helpful info before our stay. He entertained us with his knowledge and charm during our private wine tasting which is literally next door/few steps away from the home. We loved the wines so much that we joined the wine club. We also appreciated the complimentary bottles provided in the home, as well as his thoroughness in accommodating one of our out of state friends' request to include a wine gift for my husband's birthday. Steve, Emmett (winemaker/vineyard manager), and adorable dog Rampage are an amazing team.
The home is outstanding and the photos cannot fully convey the sense of openness, beauty, exceptional architectural design and landscaping, and comfort. We loved the early morning views, the great deck for relaxing and dining at lunch, the gorgeous pool for daily lap swims, the hot tub (although a bit hard to get in and out if you have bad knees), the well -stocked and spacious kitchen that made it a joy to dine in, the amazing bedrooms/bathrooms, upstairs master suite, comfy robes, unique lighting, and the cozy fireplace for relaxing after dinner with chocolates and wine.
We did manage 1/2 day in Healdsburg for lunch and a little wine tasting, but we couldn't wait to return to the home.
We're already looking forward to returning next year.
Beautiful home, quality management, great wine and spectacular views! It doesn't get much better than this! Outstanding!
Thank you so much Jim! I really appreciate that. You guys were great guests and such a fun group. You're welcome back anytime! Hope to see you again soon.
All the best,
Steve @ Gustafson
this was our 2nd stay at the estate. If you want the ultimate secluded, quiet place to relax this is it. You watch the sun rise over the mountains with coffee on the deck, and the moon rise with a glass from a local vineyard in the evening. We try to head out in the morning and spend the afternoon and evening enjoying whatever we found during the day. The Gustafson team is a delight. Remember this is a working winery and they start around 8 am and on the weekends there are people touring and tasting. However, they really don't bother you at the house. We used a local caterer (Bay Laurel) and hosted a party for 10 one evening on the deck that couldn't have been more perfect. The house has everything you need from outdoor heaters to a well stocked kitchen. I almost hated to write this review as it means that people will book "our house." The decor is modern industrial and the architectural details inside are fantastic.
First of all, it's hard for me to write a review with very little negatives. There is always something that can be better....could be improved.
We gave this house 5 stars because it was perfect. The quality of everything, the attention to detail, the coziness, the multiple amazing overlooks, the classy architecture, the professional kitchen, deck, pool and hot tub...it was all a "wow" customer experience. And we have used VRBO a number of times in the past several years to book our vacations. This location, so far, was clearly the best we've experienced.
We stayed at Gustafson for three nights with our friends and wished it was instead a full week...or at least 4 nights at a minimum. The private chef experience also gave us a special taste of delicious foods from Cali (by Baci restaurant in the town of Healdsburg) without having to lift a finger. In fact, we were out in the pool when the chef and server arrived to setup...and they said hello and went right to work on the prep...and knew the kitchen probably as much as the owner.
We spent the next couple days hiring a driver to take us around to many local vineyards...the Jordan Estate Tour (3 1/2 hrs in length) was incredible and a must do. Book early as it fills up quickly.
We will be back. Thank you very much Team Gustafson Family Vineyards for making the visit special and memorable!
My husband and I invited 3 couples from Michigan to vacation with us at the Gustafson Estate. One couple stayed in Healdsburg and the other 2 out at the estate (only 3 couples total). The pictures did it justice BUT actually staying there and seeing all of the architectural details and the beautiful views and the little window seats - it was way more than what we imagined. All of us now want a house like this estate. The couple staying in Healdsburg came out for the full day - the drive was beautiful. Even though the estate is about a 20-30 min. drive to Healdsburg, it wasn't as long as one would think. We hired a chef one night to cook us dinner- what a treat. We enjoyed the early morning sun, the afternoon time at the pool and the evening on the deck. I am planning my next trip to the Gustafson Winery Estate.
Excellent luzurious experience at a working winery.
This trip to Northern Sonoma County was greatly enhanced by the stay at Gustafson. The luxurious home was only outdone by the beautiful vistas of Lake Sonoma and vineyards all around the property. The staff was extremely helpful to us and the dinner catered by the folks at Baci in Healdsburg served on the deck was something the six of us will not soon forget. We hope to return someday.
Located in the beautiful rolling hills above Lake Sonoma, our Estate Home is nested in 20 acres of sustainably farmed vineyard and attached to a boutique small-production winery. We invite guests to enjoy a private tasting of our award-winning estate wines, and take a tour of the vineyard and winery with Winemaker Emmett Reed. Gustafson is also the perfect place to explore the rest of Dry Creek Valley's 60+ wineries, and enjoy the fine dining and shopping available in downtown Healdsburg.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
2 night minimum, 3 night minimum on holiday weekends (Christmas, Thanksgiving & New Years) Our TOT# is 950N