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45 Acres- Ridge between Napa and Sonoma -Endless Views, Optimal for corp groups

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

5 bd/8.5 bth, Sleeps 12, adjacent house sleeps 15 more

WE CAN ACCOMMODATE LARGE GROUPS. We have relationships with adjacent properties for additional lodging for groups up to 35. We have access to a rural event facility or can help you locate a back roads venue of choice, ideal for corporate meetings, dinner parties, wine tastings, team cooking classes, rehearsal dinners, elopements or intimate weddings or renewals. We have video and large screen streaming for corporate retreat needs. Day use guests are also possible. We have a 90 day cancellation policy. If you need to cancel within 90 days we will try and re-rent the dates for you and refund accordingly. .

INSTANT QUOTE ON THIS PAGE: If you want to check dates and specific pricing you can do this very accurately on the upper right of this web page in the reservation box. Just enter the in / out dates and click detailed pricing. The quote will be correct; we keep the online info up to date. Rates are not confirmed until a reservation is booked, rates change based on season, special events, holidays, demand, etc.

CONCIERGE: We have a full-time concierge on staff with a profound working knowledge of the diverse activities at offer in the Wine Country. Let our concierge organize tour and tasting itineraries for your group at award-winning private wineries not open to the public including transportation and informative talks from owners or winemakers. We can arrange en situ private pours/tastings by some of the county's best winemakers or private chef presentations/meals with wine country pairings right at our property. Or maybe you want to know the best choice for hot air balloon trips or where to zip line through the redwoods, ensure the most informed visit possible to this multi-faceted agricultural area. If you can dream about it, we can organize it for you; there is a fee for service.

A veritable nature preserve of 70 secluded acres on a ridge at the Napa/Sonoma county line, this home has a breathtaking vanishing edge pool with views to Mount St Helena and beyond. Nature is just BIG up here. Every design choice has been made to improve one's ability to sense and absorb the splendors of rural Sonoma County. We do our utmost to create the ultimate vacation environment, anticipating one's every need. The gardens at the house are noteworthy: wisteria droop across the front of the house and roses abound in the side yard. A floral cutting garden and herb garden are designed for resident guests' use during their stay (seasonal). There is no better place to contemplate life big issues and restore your creative juices.

Chemical free pool, large surrounding deck with barbecue area and fire-pit, hot tub, bocce and a media room with flat screen and surround sound. Extensive area for outdoor seating and dining including dining tables both inside and out. *Please note in the rainy season (typically November-March/April) outdoor cushions are stored.

The kitchen was designed for our chefs, thus professional quality: 10' island, 4' range, 3 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, state of the art cooking equipment, etc. The owner, a European-trained interior designer has used antique furnishings and finishes throughout. The refinement of the design adds much to the overall experience and level of relaxation affordable at this awe-inspiring property.

PARTICULARS: We have a caretaker who lives on a neighboring property, so unlike most VRBO rentals, you can be assured of better oversight and assistance; someone is almost always on call. There is firewood on the premises and the fire pit will be stacked, ready for your match to set alight. The pool is truly chemical free with numerous in-water benches from which to overlook the Valley Beyond.

CHECK-IN is guaranteed by 4:00 p.m. and checkout is at 11:00 a.m. We do our very best to accommodate early check-ins and late check-outs, but cannot make any guarantees until one week prior to arrival in case the house is occupied on your arrival or departure date or maintenance is occurring.

EVENTS: We now have access to a nearby rural event facility or can help you locate a back-roads venue of choice. Elopements are easily accommodated, ask about our options. We can arrange intimate sized events or a rural wine country gathering as we have a 5-star event planner on staff familiar with all venues and vendors of quality in the two-county area. The size and scope of this property afford unique venue choices for wine tasting events, dinner parties for all celebrations, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, yoga classes, just to name a few! Our relationship with neighboring vacation rentals allows us to accommodate larger groups.

CORPORATE: We are uniquely well configured to provide both the mind-expanding natural environment plus the required amenities and services to truly ensure blue ocean level creativity for either meetings or retreats.

LOCATION UNPARALLELED: We are so high up, 2500 feet (we are slightly above neighboring Pride Winery), that we are rarely affected by the bay area fog or “marine layer”. For vacationers, this guarantees endless warm summer nights and much hotter average temperatures during the day - ideal for taking advantage of the pool and grounds. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned to be sure. This is basically a state of the art “green” structure with superb climate control. For cooler periods we have radiant floor heat throughout. This large property is rural and uniquely located on a ridge near the Napa/Sonoma county line thus affording easy access and touring of both valleys. We are 25 minutes from the corner of Highway 12 and Calistoga Rd in the Sonoma Valley and just under 25 minutes from the center of St Helena in the Napa Valley. You can drop down to the center of either valley and view them both from this property. Approaching either valley destinations from the “side” allows you to avoid the encumbered main valley north/south traffic. We are 2 hours from San Francisco, Oakland, and Sacramento. Not everyone knows there is an airport in Santa Rosa, 45 min from the house; several commuter flights per day from Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Orange County, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco and LA. If you can fly to this airport it is much easier than San Francisco and you get to fly in over all the splendor of the coastline and the vineyards.

The house is located off a 1.5 mile one lane all-weather gravel road.

CULINARY OPTIONS GALORE: We are pleased to have a myriad offering of culinary and wine services for our guests.

Services our concierge can arrange (fees may apply):

Private chef for dinners

Catering of any style or price point

Wine tastings

Onsite cooking classes

Team building culinary workshops

Tours of local wineries

Custom itineraries: hot air balloons, horseback riding, fishing, zip line through the redwoods, surfing, car racing, hunting

In residence facials, massage, yoga.


Additional accommodations

Restaurant recommendations / reservations

Daily cleaning

Stock the fridge/house


No smoking

No pets

County Enforced Quiet hours: 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. every day, year round.

Outdoor amplified music is not permitted at ANY time

Max number of cars permitted is 5

County permit #: TOT 1487N

More Details

blair spangler
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

WHOA! Talk about an IDEAL house! I had the opportunity to visit the Ranch Above St. Helena not long ago and was stunned by the enormity of this place! 70 acres total! The drive along St Helena road was an experience in itself. If you’re driving from the Napa Valley side, you will pass privately owned wineries, mammoth redwoods, ferns, ponds, creeks and an iconic looking rock that resembles a Polynesian Tiki God. Just keep your eyes out and you’ll see what I mean.  During my stay, I encountered quite a variety of natural wildlife—turkeys, vultures, squirrels, foxes, even a peacock! The safari drive up the gravel road was equally thrilling. I cannot wait to mountain bike these spots! They feel secluded, but are not located too far away from downtown and other major cycling routes (such as Highway 29 or Silverado Trail).

I also happen to be an art history major, and was taken aback by the quality of the interiors. The eclectic style is fun, refreshing and incredibly romantic. Sofas, beds and benches are covered in paisley, floral and striped prints, linens and furs. As soon as you enter the doorway, you are surrounded by beautiful objets d’arte: Grecian busts, prism chandeliers, rustic shutters, Aubusson carpets, French garden pillars, Rococo mirrors and an intriguing collection of shells and books.

On a separate morning, I even decided to host a tea using a rented set of Noritake China. They have quite a selection that you can rent including linens and other decorative accessories. With the caretaker’s assistance, we played harpsichord music through the Sonos music system. Later, we moved to the outside to enjoy the wisteria and flower gardens. My girlfriends and I felt as if we had become characters straight out of a Jane Austen novel. We all dawned Kentucky Derby hats, sundresses and pearl necklaces. Definitely had a lot of fun playing a game of Bocci in the back while drinking wine and Mint Juleps. It was both wonderful and rare to find a house that has the ability to satisfy my unique party themes!
Apr 2014
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Santa Rosa Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellations allowed (90) days prior less $350 fee. Day guests must come up and down in one vehicle only
  • County Quiet hours: 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • Terms of the contract prevail. Failure to comply can lead to forfeiture of security deposit. We reserve the right to refuse service. permit 1487N
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , 2 person tub in front of fireplace
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet
  • 7 full and 2 half baths total. All bathrooms in main house have heated floors. All bathrooms have luxury appointments
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Carousel Suite - 1 king , 2 prs tub @ fireplace, adjoining shower in enclosed bathrm
    Doris Day Suite - 1 king , Prvt bath, numerous chandeliers
    Aubusson Suite - 1 king , Antique Vanity, Prvt bath, aubusson hand made carpet
    Jardin Suite - 1 queen
    Ghost of Mississippi Suite - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , private bath
  • We can accommodate larger groups as we are in relationships with adjacent vacation rentals. Ask us about making arrangements with neighboring properties. Sleeping options are varied to accommodate either a large group of singles, a room to be dedicated to children, or any large group of people. We can arrange bed setups to meet the requirements of your group's preferences. Pls inquire.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We can accommodate large groups. We have close relationships with adjacent neighbors so that groups of 20 and more can be accommodated. Services like Uber and Lyft are not reliable in our area, or in much of the wine country. Additional services listed are at a fee for service.


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45 Acres- Ridge between Napa and Sonoma -Endless Views, Optimal for corp groups
average rating of 4.92 based on 51 reviews
San Diego, CA

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and easily accommodated our group of twelve. The best part of the property is how isolated you are and the views are incredible. The only issue we had was our limo driver felt it was unsafe to drive up the mile or so dirt road to the house to pick us up for wine tasting. We had to shuttle everyone down to the main road in our SUV. I would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the property. Pls note this review is an excellent case in point as to why guests must only employ transport companies on our list. We have 6 plus companies to choose from who all have been out to The Ranch, have inspected the roads, and frequently provide service for our guests. The roads are very safe, but newcomers can feel unsure. We are clear in our information that stretch limos are not functional. There is one 90 degree uphill turn that is difficult for a very low and long vehicle. We are happy to consider other companies than those on our list, but they must come up to The Ranch, review the access and meet with us. This company did not do a fair and reasonable job for this guest. There are many companies that claim to drive in the wine country, when in fact they do not have experience. Please note, the companies on our list usually have special pricing for our guests.
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A Zen Retreat for our Girls Trip!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! The Ranch Above St. Helena was PERFECT for our Girls Trip! Sooo many great areas both outdoors and indoors to simply relax, soak in the scenery, get caught up with friends :) Great amenities, everything in the home was in perfect working order, caretaker always available to promptly handle any questions.

The staff that assists with preparing for our arrival was INCREDIBLE! Very responsive and knowledgeable. All recommendations (chef, concierge, grocery shopping) were great!

THANK YOU Blair Spangler Group for a truly INCREDIBLE trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fairfax, VA

Great view! Execellent experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the ranch for two weeks with families across three generations. First of all the location was great. High on Spring Mountain amongst great vineyards you really had great vantage. There is a platform with spectacular view where we had private yoga session that the the Blair group helped organise. Speaking of service, the caretakers are available down the road from the ranch most of the day and are extremely responsive. Whenever we needed something addressed or had questions, they were extremely helpful. The villa itself is very well appointed and spacious. We made full use of the pool, media room and the kitchen. Really enjoyed it and would definitely come back. The only thing to point out is that the road to the ranch is not the easiest to navigate particularly at night.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 stars for the property, 4 stars for the drive

  • 5 of 5

This house is completely immaculate. Somehow the pictures don't do it justice. 10 of us stayed here for my 40th birthday celebration. Everyone had their own bathroom, plenty of space around the house for people to enjoy each other or have time on their own. We used a company they recommended to have a chef come to the house one night. Then we had a bus drive us around to different wineries the next day. My only complaint, or something to be aware of is that it is 20 minutes of very curvy roads on the way there. Then once you get to the "driveway" of the house, it is about a 3 minute drive on a steep and curvy gravel road. This makes it a little challenging at night or even after going to a tasting or two. Otherwise the house is absolute perfection.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain top get away has beautiful views but is pretty far away.

  • 4 of 5

The setting is beautiful for this large house decorated in a French chateau style. It was great for our 11 person group, but we would have benefited from renting four wheel drive cars to get there. We had a wonderful weekend, but were disappointed that we were not allowed to turn on the pool heater, or use the missing outdoor cushions allegedly due to a rain forecast, which of course never materialized. The kitchen is large and completely decked out for cooking, which we took advantage of. The garden would have come in handy later in the season, but the grounds were absolutely spectacular. The lookout deck provided fantastic views both east and west.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly regret that Erin did not read/understand the terms of her spring reservation. We discount rates at this time of the year because the weather can be cool and unpredictable and reiterate this fact with extensive shared info. There is always some outdoor furniture left out all year round. If guests want to pay, we are happy to move all our cushions in and out, weather permitting. Erin declined this service. After +/- mid-April, it stops raining until Nov here in CA. We have acres of fully upholstered outdoor furnishings for months on end at The Ranch. Pls be assured there is no need for 4 wheel drive vehicles, they would only be a hindrance. The roads are rural and curvy, the last mile is gravel, but that is all - they are easily passable even in heavy rain. I zip up and down in my Prius. We are very clear in our information that the pool is a vanishing edge and therefore cannot have a cover. It is solar heated as gas or elec heat without a cover is unaffordable. Some years weather in April can be hot and clear, it is a gamble if you want full use of the pool at bargain rates. The pool is always clean and beautiful to behold, year round. No matter the precise temperature of the pool, April is the most splendid month up here. The rolling hills are all green and wildflowers abound, the valley is not crowded with tourists - it is locals' favorite time of the year! We have a year-round hot tub.
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Denver, IA

CRU9 wine women's trip

  • 5 of 5

It's beautiful... The property, the house. Layout of the house is great. Open living and kitchen area out to the patio/pool. Clean, plenty of linens, for a rental home very well stocked chef's kitchen. We brought a private chef in and she even commented it was probably one of the best kitchens she had walked into for a rental house. We did a wine pairing dinner for 10 and had plenty of wine glasses! The view is spectacular. We got great use out of the hot tub and fire pit as it was very chilly during our stay. We will come back. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sonoma County/Santa Rosa
Car: necessary

The Wine Country Farm House has EXCEPTIONAL ACCESS TO BOTH COUNTIES / WINERIES. The elevated yet central location of this property affords maximum privacy yet easy access to not one but both Wine Country valleys. There are a bounty of boutique wineries in the immediate vicinity. We provide more info on wineries and vineyards. Traffic especially in Napa county has become very problematic on weekends. With one 2 lane country road the only north/south option, traffic slows to a crawl from 10am to 7 pm in high season. From the Ranch you can drop down to the center of either valley, approaching your destinations from the “side” thus avoiding the encumbered main valley north/south traffic.

RURAL LOCATION: The drive up to the ranch is spectacular but curvy. The driveway is a gravel rd of one mile - all weather passable; I zip up it in my prius with ease. But it is wise to plan ahead as a run to the grocery store is a 1/2 hour plus errand. We are happy to assist with stocking the house and/or arranging drivers etc. Fees may apply

WARM NIGHTS, UNIQUE WEATHER DUE TO ELEVATION: After purchasing this one-of-a-kind location, I was surprised to learn how unique the weather is here. We are so high up, 2500 feet (we are slightly above neighboring Pride Winery), that we are actually rarely affected by the bay area fog or “marine layer”. For vacationers this guarantees endless warm summer nights and much hotter average temperatures during the day - ideal for taking advantage of the pool and grounds. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned to be sure. This is basically a state of the art “green” structure with superb insulation, climate control etc. For cooler periods we have radiant floor heat throughout which is so comfortable.

We are 2 hours from San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento. There is an airport in Santa Rosa, 40 min from the house; several commuter flights per day from Seattle, San Diego and LA.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $3,000
cleaning $750 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Signature on our rental agreement is required in order to finalize a reservation. Reservations are first come first serve basis. We reserve the right to cancel reservations at any time if we believe that a guest may violate county and property rules or regulations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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