Phenomenal
We spent a long weekend here with some great friends and our family (2 kids) in the autumn. There were probably 30 or so of us here and we hade more than enough space for everyone. The photos and description do a great job of explaining the property itself but can't show the magic or the fun that you'll have there. We just loved the place – the house itself has a great, understated utilitarian style where you know everything has been carefully considered (down to the cupboard full of heath ceramics). And in case the photos aren't clear the views are as amazing as the house and the land - all 187 acres of it. It's ovciously spotlessly clean and every detail has been carefully thought through. We camped on the land, choosing a spot on the top of a hill in the closest grounds to the house (fenced in to keep any wildlife away) looking out down the valley and to the sea and sunset. We used the house as a base. The house is split into two main areas (which can be opened up) with one side a large play area for kids, the other side the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms. We spent a day hiking around just one bit of the land - a great walk with the kids down the "saddle" to the acorn tree - a tall tree where woodpeckers have buried acorns in the bark all the way up - down a valley and back up again. The kids all came and had a great time as well, working up an appetite for the lunch we'd left on before we set off. With swings, hot tubs, toys and lots of other extras this suited our family perfectly, but it would be equally magical for grownups. You can also explore the local hot tubs (Orr Valley) or go down to the redwood forest just three miles down the valley. Or just sit back at the top of the hill and admire the view.

October 2012
200 Acre Modern Mendocino Hot Springs Escape
200 Acre Modern Mendocino Hot Springs Escape
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