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Willow Creek Ranch Farm Stay-Cation /Tours

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin Rental With Farm Interaction Activities, Children Welcome.

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.

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 20ft x 20 ft tent and have sleeping bags and pillows with a limited amount of fold up beds. 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) 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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John or Cathie Orr
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, English only unless you have an interpreter.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2017

About John or Cathie Orr

John, retired Computer Engineer, retired from Hewlett Packard. Currently works for Local Jackson Walmart. Cathie, retired, wife of John, makes butter, cheese, quilts, crochets, plays violin and cooks. Both are Christians. John and Cathie met at Bella Vista High School in 1964, Fair Oaks California. Both were born in California. Cathie lived for a time in Bauxite Arkansas. John is a Viet Nam Veteran. We are grandparents of 6 grandchildren. John grew up in Fair Oaks CA and Cathie grew up in Orangevale CA. We both love animals and Country living so here we are. We love it so much we wanted to share the experience so here you are. Welcome.

John or Cathie Orr purchased this cabin in 1999

Why John or Cathie Orr chose Mountain Ranch

This property is much like our grandmother's and John's grandparents and parents had back in the 1940's. with trees, two seasonal creeks, birds stars at night and the cows and chickens crowing and mooing. We like to grow our own food and be as sustainable as possible. Eating and preparing home grown food is much healthier and tastes much better too. The fresh air has really reduced our allergy problems that we had in the city and you can't beat hearing the birds chirp when you first poke your head outside in the morning. We love it here. *Note* 2016 did not get a garden due to the devastation the 7th worst wildfire California has ever had "The Butte Fire". The fire destroyed homes and properties surrounding us and 37 of our acres. Our home and business is still in progress of being restored. Except for some debris from repairs you are not able to tell we had any losses. Please bear with us while we recover. Thanks.

What makes this cabin unique

We have Satelite for WIFI (no streaming, or gaming due to only being able to get limited 15 gb per month signal)and no cell phone coverage so we are able to commune with nature and the technology of today has to take a backseat. However for those who absolutely must keep in touch with work, the WIFI is still available. Its a place where you can bring your children and feel safe about them playing in the front yard away from the city dangers. Please watch us on PBS. go to , episode 1109


Mountain Ranch Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30 PM / Check-out: 12:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , washer & dryer. handicap accessible
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , toilet & sink outside entrance
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is the Common Room with double bed futon, table & tv
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , bunk bed with double bed on bottom twin on top& double futon
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
You are your own housekeeper. At departure you can remove the sheets from the bed you occupy and we will wash them. To see current activities in our county you can go to


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Nearest Airport
89 Miles
Sacramento, CA
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Angels Camp
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
San Andreas
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Mokelumne River
Car: necessary

Caves, Gold Medal Wineries, events, Big Trees, 88 miles from Lake Tahoe, Indian Casinos, Bear Valley Snow in Winter.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $59

Payment is due at time of booking. Breakfast, lunch and/or dinner can be added for extra fee. Breakfast is $16. per adult, lunch is $18. per adult and dinner is $20. per adult. Must let us know of any dietary restrictions/allergies in advance. Payment for Cabin and meals are also made at time of booking in advance. Children are always Welcome. Children under 12 is 1/2 price for meals 12 and up are considered adults. No pets allowed. This is a Farm Stay-cation. Expect animals. You can participate or just relax its up to you let us know. Our cancellation policy: Cancellation must be made at least 48 hours prior to your arrival date to get full refund less a $75. handling fee. No Refunds if cancelled after the 48 hour prior to your checkin date. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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