Mixed Family Weekend Getaway With a Wedding Sprinked In
We hosted a four-day family weekend for our newly combined family who traveled from as far as Louisiana in mid-April. Sprinkled into the fun was a wedding ceremony & reception with about 80 guests. Higuera Ranch was the perfect location for us to host such a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience for us (the newlyweds) and everyone who joined us. Kristin was helpful and thoughtful from the moment we walked onto the property to view it all way to days after we'd left the ranch. The onsite manager Chris was also very helpful and a had friendly "hello" whenever we ran into him on the property or had to call him for support. We utilized practically the whole property including the two permanent houses, the barn, the fire pit at the main house, RV parking and the shooting range. The remote location made it feel as if we were on our own little island but just a short drive from the "real" world with Costco & grocery stores. Kristin has beautifully furnished and decorated both houses mixing country chic with all the comforts of home. As for the wedding, Higuera Ranch is a perfect blank template for anyone who doesn't want the cookie-cutter banquet hall. The rustic barn has the look but all the stability one wants when hosting loved ones. We went simple and focused on the food and fun but there is so much that can be done with such a beautiful and basic venue. We were also the first rain wedding ... and boy did it rain. Chris' advice on table placement worked out perfect and at night with the gas fire pit raging our guests didn't even mind the light rain that was still falling. Additionally, Kristin's suggested vendor list was a goldmine of quality companies. All in all it was "the best wedding ever" (from many of our guests) and one of the best family vacations. I highly recommend Higuera Ranch to anyone who wants a memorable weekend stay with or without the big party.
Rustic Elegance for your Destination Weekend