A must go place to escape the hum-drum of life, truly exceptional and fantastic hosts!
We were looking for a quite getaway to spend some time with our friends. It was a group of 5 opinionated people in their 20's and it was becoming extremely hard to settle on place with out budget. The moment i came across this posting, I knew this was where we were going to be the last weekend of 2012. Heidi was exceptionally kind in accommodating our budget and was very responsive. It was a beautiful drive up the hills to the ranch. The air is crisp and there is no one around for miles. For master chefs like my friend, the kitchen had all the essentials and we were all happy campers with the yummy food. The floor of the house does get cold so don't forget to bring your booties and socks. There was a wood stove and lotsa firewood that kept us warm despite the heater. It was raining and it added to the beauty. The view from the ranch is like none other. The sunset was mesmerizing and we hiked around the hill to catch some glimpses of deer. There is no cell phone reception but there is wifi and it was good to cut ourselves off from the world for a little bit. I believe Heidi's family uses this ranch as their vacation house so it is stocked up with everything one would need in times of despair. I loved that there were rubber boots when we most needed them in the rain. Oh and the music dads along with the Cranberries made my day :) The place is a shed that's been converted into a house and it truly is a place you should experience for yourself. At night, we all lay by the bonfire, chatted and gazed at the stars. Make sure to bring ample food because you wouldn't want to leave this place. Be careful to park your car because there is a slope near a fenced gate and one can get confused if coming in the dark. So try to get here in the light, and Heidi did inform us clearly. I really look forward to coming here again someday and have been raving about this place to all my friends and family. Heidi, thank you for being such an amazing host and helping us end 2012 the right way :)
200 Acre Modern Mendocino Hot Springs Escape