The Ranch on Sonoma Mountain is an historic guest ranch situated just outside the charming village of Glen Ellen in Sonoma County. Located on the slope of Sonoma Mountain with breathtaking views of Sonoma Valley, The Ranch is unlike any other vacation rental in Sonoma because it combines luxury accommodations with a farm stay experience.
At the Ranch you have the opportunity to relax in 'The Cottage', a luxury, private 3-bedroom home while enjoying all the Ranch has to offer, including a luxurious salt water pool with panoramic valley views, seasonal organic vegetable garden, orchards, vineyard, blackberry, blueberry, raspberry and strawberry patches, chicken coop and more. The Ranch on Sonoma Mountain is an ideal vacation destination for families or anyone interested in wine country living as it has been experienced by California families for over a century.
The Cottage at The Ranch on Sonoma Mountain was built in 1898 as the primary guest quarters for the popular Bruning's Summer Resort from the late 1800s to 1915. The Cottage is situated at the end of a private drive on twelve acres of rolling hills studded with oak trees, vineyard and orchards. Recently remodeled and professionally decorated in a comfortable agrarian chic style, the Cottage has an open and bright floor plan, gourmet kitchen with Viking Range, three bedrooms (including an old-fashioned sleeping loft), and two full baths.
The Ranch is conveniently located approximately one and a half hours from San Francisco and is accessible from downtown Glen Ellen as well as from Highway 101 via Rohnert Park or Santa Rosa.
2017 Wildfire Update: We are thankful and relieved to report that the Ranch escaped the terrible wildfires completely unscathed. It was a terrifying week as we watched the fires creep up Sonoma Mountain. On Friday October 13, the fire reached our neighbor's property. We are so grateful to our neighbor, Robert, who bravely chose not to evacuate and was on site to alert fire fighters to the threat. Thanks to their efforts, the fire was extinguished at the edge of our property line and without damage to our property, any neighboring structures or diminishing our beautiful views. Our hearts go out to those in our community who were not as fortunate.
A Day at The Ranch on Sonoma Mountain:
In the morning, sip your coffee or tea outdoors while enjoying the abundant wildlife including rabbits, wild turkeys, quail and more. For breakfast, collect you own fresh eggs from our pasture raised chickens, pick wild blackberries and gather seasonal fruit from our orchard.
In the afternoon, grab some towels, pack some cold drinks in the red wagon and follow the gravel path to the pool. While you splash and play, enjoy panoramic views of the valley. On your way back to the cottage, gather pick fresh fruit for your dessert (blackberries, figs, French plums and rhubarb grow along the path).
In the evening, enjoy a glass of wine on our view deck or take a walk through our ancient vine vineyard. For dinner, snip baby lettuce, pick heirloom tomatoes off the vine and gather other fresh vegetables and herbs from our abundant organic garden. Enjoy the sunset as you dine outdoors on our generous deck overlooking Sonoma Valley. Later, gather around the outdoor fire pit for marshmallow roasting. Before bed, pour a glass of Pinot Noir on the view deck and savor the starry silence of life in wine country.
County Requirements for Vacation Rentals:
Quiet Hours: 10pm to 7am
Max Guests: 8
Max Vehicles: 3
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