EXPERIENCE A Willow Creek Ranch Farmstay in Mountain Ranch, California USA is a "Back in Grandma's Day Farm" and is an affordable vacation for family, their children and extended family. We offer you an "old fashioned nostalgic experience". Come get your hands dirty! Help mend a fence, shovel manure, work in the garden, gather eggs from the hen house, help feed hay to the cows, and make soap or swim in the small above ground pool. You can bring a towel or dish towel and we will help you make an embroidered keepsake from your visit. .
When we have a "fresh cow" our milk and butter come from our own cows. You can help to milk a cow or bottle feed a calf, make butter, and learn how to make cheese. During Harvest Season, learn how to "preserve" (can or freeze) vegetables grown right here at Willow Creek Ranch for Winter Use. Hang your clothes in the warm sunshine on an old fashioned "Solar" clothesline.
Activities are seasonal and change with farm activities as they occur. You will be able to get up close and personal with the animals as they are pets and expect love and respect. "NEW" optional "MOVIE UNDER THE STARS" We have just completed our outdoor theater. Watch our Vintage Family movies or bring your own movies. Our projector accepts 3-D, BlueRay, and regular DVD movies. In Cold weather we have blankets and an outdoor fireplace to warm your toes while watching your movie. Just like the old-fashioned Drive-In movies but you sit in a chair.
Our two bedroom "Rustic Country Cabin" is Cozy (approximately 600 sq. ft) but comfortable with tile floors. The Master bedroom has a king sized bed with dresser and chest. The middle Common Room has a double bed futon, a table that seats 6, dish tv, heater for winter and ac for Summer.Fans are in both bedrooms. Kitchenette has a microwave oven, convection oven and gas range with double sink. Dishes and cooking utensils are provided. The second room features a bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and a twin on the top and a double bed futon Sleeps 5 at two to a bed. There are two bathrooms. one is inside the cabin and features a tub with shower, toilette, sink and a washer & dryer for your convenience. The second 1/2 bath is located outside the Rustic Country Cabin and has a bathroom and sink. For an additional cost, we can accomodate large parties. We have a 10ft x 20 ft tent and have sleeping bags and pillows with a limited amount of fold up beds. Or, bring your own tent for a fee. There is a bar-b-que grill available for your use and the cabin has a small fenced yard for your convenience. You can choose to add breakfast ($16. ea adult), lunch ($18. each adult) and/or dinner ($20. each adult) to your stay for an additional cost (a separate pay pal invoice will be generated for meals)children are half price of adults or you can cook for yourself.
For breakfast add to enjoy an old fashioned Southern breakfast from products raised right here on the farm. When you are done with the chores, you can play in our seasonal creek, chill out with your family. When chores are finished you can explore other places in Calaveras County. Day Tours are also available. Our Motto: "California Gold!" "Country Living with a Southern Flair!". Yall come see us ya hear!!!
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