Private farm-stay getaway, 2 bedrooms + loft (sleeps up to 6), 1.5 bathrooms
About Cyndi Harrell
As you probably guessed, we (Cyndi & Troy Harrell) are animal lovers and get frustrated by not having nice places we can bring our fur children. Our Dog & Pony Ranch has been an ideal solution for vacationing with our dogs and horses which is close enough to the Bay Area so we can getaway frequently. We have been active in animal rescue (and also pet-therapy visits to senior centers) and have brought many of our foster dogs here who have found healing from their pasts while running off-leash and learning to become well-behaved family members. Troy maintains the ranch and Cyndi manages the rentals responding quickly to all inquiries!
Cyndi Harrell purchased this Guest House in 1998
Why Cyndi Harrell chose Pine Grove
We are also avid skiers and outdoor enthusiasts who fell in love with the Jackson area during years of stopping here after skiing at Kirkwood on our way back to the Bay Area (an easy weekend 3 hr drive away from Jackson). After reading the local property pages many times at Mel & Faye’s Diner, we bought this 60-acre property in 1998 as raw land and have greatly enjoyed the many year journey of developing it into our Dog & Pony Ranch. It’s in a great location with large private acreage that is still close to the conveniences of town, close to skiing and many activities, with very usable land including a perfect hilltop house site with stunning sunset views. There have been so many interesting and sometimes frustrating lessons about rural living while adding well, septic, road, power, phone, fencing, pond and recreation features, horse facilities and finally our dream home.
What makes this Guest House unique
We love entertaining friends and family at our Dog & Pony Ranch where we put our best foot/paw/hoof forward to welcome the many people (and their pets!) visiting over the years, first camping and later in our luxury home which we opened to the public for vacation rentals starting in 2013. Many guests have commented on the peaceful quiet and restorative feeling of our country getaway, which we have found very beneficial for stress relief from our high-tech careers. Please come back and visit regularly to see how we continue to improve this special place!
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Not child-proofed so must superviseNot child-proofed so must supervise
Pets allowed - DOGS WELCOME! Our property is setup for dog-loversDOGS WELCOME! Our property is setup for dog-lovers
No smoking - Not in/near house. Outside smoking area with can.Not in/near house. Outside smoking area with can.
Max guests: 6
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
The owners are on property and available if needed. They offer a unique experience to interact with the horses, donkeys, llamas and chickens. No need to leave the property plenty of trails and experiences for you and your dogs to enjoy. Would recommend the property for anyone looking for an outside the box place to stay with you pet kiddos. Will absolutely visit again.
You are an inspiration helping rehabilitate dogs in need :) So glad the pups and their people got to experience our ranch. See you again soon!
Couldn’t ask for more!
We absolutely loved our stay and can’t wait to come back. They have thought of everything to make us feel relaxed, at home, and wonderfully pampered. It was the perfect vacation for us.
We were glad to meet your delightful family and bring back memories of your farm days!
Perfect family getaway
My family and I had the most incredible time! Cyndi & Troy are the most hospitable and lovely hosts I’ve ever come across. The property is a dream and there are lots of activities to do so you don’t need to leave the place.
When we arrived there were a dozen farm fresh eggs in the fridge waiting for us and a lovely gift basket. The home is spotless and there are lots of extra blankets and amnesties to cozy up to.
We will 150% be back.
Tanya, we so enjoyed seeing your family enjoy the Dog & Pony Ranch and its animals. We look forward to your future visits to California!
'Dog Friendly" is a complete understatement!
Do not waste one minute searching for a more glorious and memorable vacation for you and your dogs! We have visited many vacation properties with our dogs over the years. A few have been terrific, but more often than not, the hosts allow you to bring your dog as an afterthought, and set forth many limitations and restrictions for the dog. At the Dog & Pony Ranch, dogs are just as important guests as are the humans, and the amenities on hand for them are just as luxurious and indulgent. The hosts were off site, so we did not interact with the farm animals, but we did get to observe them at a distance on our hikes and they look like the happiest farm animals on Earth. Communication with Cyndi was flawless. The beauty, privacy, and quietude of this natural setting, complimented by the 5-star accommodations and amenities, add up to a completely delightful experience. The website photos can't even really capture how lovely the ranch is, but we agree with the comments from other reviewers. Our dogs were incredibly happy the whole time--we will be back! I am so impressed with all of the thoughtful efforts that Cyndi and Troy have put into this property. I wish them many more years of success. Go visit them!
Cynthia, you said it so perfectly! We totally relate with guests who want a great vacation experience not only for the people, but also their pets :)
Heaven for Humans & Hounds
My sister and I and our 3 dogs just returned from our stay at Dog & Pony Ranch. The entire guest house was thoughtfully designed for both 2 & 4 legged visitors. There were dog beds, bowls and a doggie door leading from the master bedroom to the fences yard and patio. The kitchen was well equipped and the home beautifully and comfortably furnished.
Cyndi & Troy, the owners were responsive to any questions or needs we had. We took a short hike with them and their lab Cody, then went to the barn area to meet and feed the llamas,horses, donkeys and chickens, then gather freshly laid eggs.
The 60 acres is fenced, which have us leave of mind to let our dogs run free while we hiked. It was heartwarming to see the joy the dogs experienced exploring the ranch.
Thank you Cyndj, Troy & Cody for sharing your beautiful property. I look forward to future stays at Dog & Pony.
Thanks, Chris, for taking the time to share your experience with others! We especially love giving rescued dogs a place where they can safely run and be free :) We look forward to hosting more of your family again in the future!
When you’re ready to venture off this wonderful 60-acre property, there is even more to do within a 10-60 minute drive including uncrowded Amador County wineries, winter skiing at Kirkwood, casino and shows at Jackson Rancheria, cave exploration, golf courses, many nearby lakes and rivers, antique shopping, gold and historical sites, and much more. For a list of local activities with highlights of those that are dog-friendly, check out our DogPony.com website or the information folder in our vacation home.