Welcome To Dawn Hill Ranch/T.O.T. Certificate 2329N
We look forward to hosting you but want to be transparent that parties and weddings are not permitted due to Sonoma County Vacation Rental Ordinance.
Dawn Hill Ranch is a serene country setting right in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country in the charming town of Glen Ellen. Just minutes from wineries and great dining in Glen Ellen, Kenwood, and Sonoma. House has everything you need to relax, entertain and gather. Master Bedroom (king) with in-suite bathroom, Guest Room (Queen) with full bathroom. Great kitchen with high end french range and all the luxuries of home. Living room, sitting room, outdoor deck with BBQ area and Sonos WiFi music throughout the entire home. Downstairs great room includes living area, large 75 inch flat screen TV, and pool table and guest bedroom (queen) and guest bedroom (two twin's ideal for kids) that share a full bathroom. This is a great home for getting away from it all with your girlfriends, family reunion, or romantic get away.
Incredible outdoor area with pool, hot tub, outdoor living room outdoor bar, and lovely outdoor shared swing. Make sure you save one day of your stay for just
Quiet Hours are 10pm every evening until 7:00am to be observed by all guests.
Maximum number of guests allowed is 8.
Maximum number of vehicles allowed is 4.
This little piece of a paradise was a dream of Leigh’s for many years and we are so happy to share it with you. Please know it is special to us and we hope you will treat it like your home.
If you are someone who likes to know a little history about the property we are happy to share it with you. Dawn Hill Ranch was built by Gerald “Jerry” Baldwin, an English American businessman, who along with Gordon Bowker and Zev Siegl founded Starbucks in Seattle in 1971. Mr. Baldwin learned the coffee trade from Alfred Peet, whose store Peet’s Coffee & Tea was the inspiration for Starbucks.
Mr. Baldwin planted the Zinfandel grapes (1/2 acre) on the property in 1978 and the vineyard is dry farmed organically and yields about 80 cases of Zinfandel each year. In 2011, the 2007 Dawn Hill Ranch Zinfandel won the Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and as you can imagine sold out shortly thereafter. The 2007 DHR Zinfandel was described as a medium to full-bodied wine with concentrated dark cassis and plum. It was aged in barrel for thirty months.
In addition to the vineyard, there are also about 75 Olive trees on the property that yield about fifty gallons of olive oil each year. Its fun to sample the wine and olive oil and we may be biased but they both are quite good! There is also a fruit orchard on the property adjacent to the lower patio. There are persimmons, figs, pomegranates and red pears for the taking come summer.
Mr Baldwin and his wife, sold the property several years ago to another family and we bought it from them in 2014.
We want you enjoy your stay here and we’ve left lots of information to make your visit as stress free as possible. Below is a thorough description of the two-level home.