Long Ridge Retreat
This property – 40 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains – is for those looking to retreat in the quiet just under hour away from San Jose, Silicon Valley, the ocean, and only 20-30 min more to get to San Francisco or Berkeley.
Easy access to miles and miles of hiking trails – the property is near open space and state parks. You can even hike to the ocean if you're ambitious! Perfect for families and friends who want to spend some time together hanging out, but have the option.
The house was completed in 1990 – a timber framed structure that is both intimate and expansive. There are 2000 sq. feet of veranda to sit on and watch the wildlife. A master bedroom (sleeps two), a loft (sleeps three ). See below for adding guests who can use a queen sofa bed in a separate study.
The kitchen is a great place to gather while cooking. It’s filled with cookware, bakeware and all manner of cooking tools – there is a person who likes to cook who lives here part of the time. The living room and dining room are spacious (there is a 10 foot dining table). There’s a fireplace for days when the Pacific storms come pounding in in the winter or just if it's a bit cool and you want a Sunday afternoon to read, watch the deer and maybe have a nap.
We're off the grid. Well water (bring your own drinking water). The three-mile drive in from Skyline Boulevard is best done the first time in daylight :)
Where else can you stay in the wild, yet have a day in one of the world’s greatest cities?