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The Ranch Above ~ Incomparable 70 Secluded Acres, Maximum Privacy & Maximum View in Calistoga

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A veritable nature preserve of 70 secluded acres on a ridge at the Napa/Sonoma line, this has a breathtaking vanishing edge pool with views to Mount St Helena and beyond. 300 degree views of both the Sonoma and Napa valleys are seen from the 1200 sq ft Summit viewing/dining deck just behind the main house. Nature is just BIG up here. Every design choice has been made to to improve ones ability to sense and absorb the splendors of rural Sonoma county. We do our utmost to create the ultimate vacation environment, anticipating ones every need. The gardens at the house are at their beginning: wisteria will droop over the metal armature at the front of the house and roses will abound in the side yard.

Every one of the 7 bedrooms has its own bath, easily sleeps 16. The pool is 60 feet long and the surrounding deck exceeds 3000 sq ft with barbecue area and fire-pit. 8 person (known to hold more!) hot tub in a high meadow clearing with open skies overhead to allow for optimal star gazing, bocce in the back yard, and a media room with 70' flat screen, surround sound. Extensive area for outdoor seating and dining including dining tables for 18 both inside and out. The kitchen was designed for our chefs, thus professional quality: 10' island, 4' range, 3 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, options for state of the art cooking equipment, etc. The owner is an interior designer and has used antique furnishings and finishes throughout. The refinement of the interior design adds much to the overall experience and level of relaxation affordable at this awe-inspiring property.

Particulars: We have a caretaker who lives on a neighboring property, so unlike most VRBO rentals, you can be assured of better oversight and assistance; someone is almost always on call. There is firewood on the premises and all the fires will be stacked, ready for your match to set them alight. The pool is truly chemical free with numerous in-water benches.

Events: We now have access to nearby rural event facility or can help you locate a back-roads venue of choice. Ask us about any size or type of rural wine country event. The size and scope of this property affords unique venue choices for wine tasting events, dinner parties for all celebrations, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, even hayrides to a private dinner on the Summit deck if you are in the mood!

Corporate Retreats: We are uniquely well configured to provide both the mind expanding natural environment plus the required amenities and services to truly insure blue ocean level creativity.

Location, unique features: We are so high up, 2500 feet (we are slightly above neighboring Pride Winery), that we are actually rarely affected by the bay area fog or “marine layer”. For vacationers this guarantees endless warm summer nights and much hotter average temperatures during the day - ideal for taking advantage of the pool and grounds. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned to be sure. This is basically a state of the art “green” structure with superb climate control. For cooler periods we have radiant floor heat throughout. The 70 acre ranch is located near the Napa/Sonoma county line and thus uniquely affords easy access and touring of both valleys. We are 15 minutes from the corner of Highway 12 and Calistoga Rd in the Sonoma Valley or just under 15 minutes from the center of St Helena in the Napa Valley. Traffic especially in Napa county, has become very problematic on weekends. With one 2 lane country road the only north/south option, traffic slows to a crawl from 10am to 7 pm in high season. From the Ranch you can drop down to the center of either valley, approaching your destinations from the “side” thus avoiding the encumbered main valley north/south traffic. We are 2 hours from San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento. There is an airport in Santa Rosa, 40 min from the house; several commuter flights per day from Seattle, San Diego and LA.

Sleeping arrangements: In the main house there are 5 bedrooms (6 if you include the media room) and 6 and 1/2 baths. Steps away in the Carriage house is the additional two bedrooms and two baths. The beds are all new and every bedroom has its own private bath. 7/8.5 bd/bath - 6 kings, 1 queen, 1 twin (3 twin beds).

There are a variety of daybeds throughout the property.

Culinary options galore: We are pleased to have a myriad offering of culinary and wine services for our guests. We are fortunate to have the renowned wine country chef John Ash and his staff managing our culinary offerings. Many believe John to be the “Father of Wine Country Cuisine”. The sky is the limit for culinary events or classes, winery tours or private tastings, or any scale of private dining or catering that John and his staff can arrange to meet your preferences.

Services we can arrange:

Private chef for dinners on the pool deck in the living room or at the summit viewing deck. Catering for large or small events, wine tastings, classes, or tours of local wineries

on site cooking classes

team building culinary workshops

daily cleaning

stock the frig or run errands

in residence facials, massage, yoga, etc.

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farmhouse rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • farmhouse
    • floor area 5000 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • catering available
  • Location Type
    • rural
      • located on a ridge at the Napa/Sonoma County line . we are 15 minutes from the very center of either valley. with sweeping views of both counties below
    • mountain view
      • located on a ridge at the Napa/Sonoma County line . we are 15 minutes from the very center of either valley. with sweeping views of both counties below
  • Theme
    • adventure
    • away from it all
    • family
    • romantic
    • spa
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • internet
    • telephone
    • fireplace
    • air conditioning
    • heating
    • linens provided
    • towels provided
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • parking
    • living room
    • hair dryer
    • iron & board
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
      • professional quality
    • refrigerator
      • 3 total
    • stove
    • oven
    • microwave
    • dishwasher
      • 2
    • dishes & utensils
    • pantry items
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
  • Dining
    • dining
      • accomodate 16 both at indoor table and at outdoor patio
    • dining area
  • Pool / Spa
    • private pool
    • hot tub
  • Bathrooms
    • 8 bathrooms 1 half Bath
    • bathroom 1: shower, toilet, tub, 2 person tub in front of fireplace
    • bathroom 2: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 3: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 4: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 5: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 6: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 8: toilet, shower
    • bathroom 9: toilet, powder room off living room/kitchen
    • bathroom 7: tub, shower, toilet
      • 8.5 bathrooms total. All bathrooms in main house have heated floors
  • Bedrooms
    • 7 bedrooms, sleeps 20, beds for 16-20
    • carousel suite: 1 king, 2 prs tub @ fireplace, adjoining shower in enclosed bathrm
    • jardin suite: 1 queen, Opens directly onto cutting garden, Prvt bath
    • doris day suite: 1 king, Prvt bath, numerous chandeliers
    • cajun suite: 1 king, soft lavender plaster walls, oriental carpet,Prvt bath
    • aubusson suite: 1 king, Antique Vanity, Prvt bath, aubusson hand made carpet
    • vie en rose suite: 1 king, 4 twin/ single, largest rm:king + 2 trundle = 4 twins or 2 queen options
    • penthouse: top flr guest house: 1 king, 1 twin/ single, 600 sq ft, 12' ceilings, private deck w/ hot tub, prvt bath
    • media room: 3 twin/ single, prvt bath. can convert to 1 king. this is not a typical bdrm
      • each and every bedroom has its own ensuite private bath.
  • Entertainment
    • television
    • satellite / cable
    • dvd player
    • video library
    • stereo
    • music library
    • books
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
    • deck / patio
    • lawn / garden
  • Suitability
    • long-term renters welcome
    • events allowed
    • children welcome
    • pets not allowed
    • wheelchair accessible
  • Onsite Services
    • concierge
    • massage
    • private chef

activities and attractions in Calistoga Wine Country

  • Attractions
    • churches
    • winery tours
    • restaurants
    • health/beauty spa
    • live theater
  • Leisure Activities
    • bird watching
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • sight seeing
    • wildlife viewing
    • antiquing
    • horseback riding
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • tennis
    • mountain biking
    • hiking
    • rock climbing

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  • owner blair spangler
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vacation rental rates


Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer thru harvest & HOLIDAYS
Jun 1 2014 - Oct 30 2014
$2,440
$2,690
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$17,990
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Nov
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 23 2014
$1,889
$2,290
Fri,Sat,Sun
$13,990
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$2,440
$2,690
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$17,990
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Dec
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$1,498
$1,820
Fri,Sat,Sun
$10,990
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
$2,440
$2,690
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$17,990
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 31 2015
$1,290
$1,790
Fri,Sat,Sun
$9,440
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
$1,510
$1,830
Fri,Sat,Sun
$11,910
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 20 2015
$1,889
$2,290
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$13,990
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 21 2015 - May 25 2015
$2,440
$2,690
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$17,990
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
May
May 26 2015 - May 31 2015
$1,889
$2,290
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$13,990
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer thru Harvest & HOLIDAYS
Jun 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
$2,440
$2,690
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$17,990
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
November
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 22 2015
$1,889
$2,290
Fri,Sat,Sun
$13,990
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2015 - Nov 30 2015
$2,440
$2,690
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$17,990
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 20 2015
$1,498
$1,820
Fri,Sat,Sun
$10,990
2 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 2 2016
$2,440
$2,690
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$17,990
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
Property Damage Protection $49
cleaning $550
refunds past the 90 day balance due will be considered (less a 10% booking fee) if we can rerent the property to someone else
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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blair spangler (707) 408-1079

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traveler reviews for this calistoga farmhouse rental

Getting Married in the Heart and Soul of Wine Country......

Review submitted: April 16, 2014   Date of arrival: April 1, 2014

My fiancee and I were fortunate enough to discover this place for our venue location. Simply put: the pictures don’t even come close to doing this property justice! Both of us are avid hikers, and I can’t say how many times we were blown away by panoramic views of the Napa and Sonoma Valley. When we reached the Summit (which includes a deck, outdoor kitchen and bathroom), I was entranced. You literally feel like you are standing in the middle of a National State Park. Hawks were flying around in the distance.  One cannot even put into words what the sunsets are like--a bold mixture of citrus orange, pink and yellow. 

I also used the Ranch  for my wedding ceremony. As a bride, I had so many questions and concerns about catering, rental tables/chairs, shuttling services, table settings and decorations. Jennifer and Blair addressed all of my questions. I was surprised to learn that a lot of the items I needed were already located on site. The owner had an impressive selection of french cane back chairs, large custom upholstered settees, italian accent tables, limestone pedestals, prism chandeliers, couches, tables, china, glassware, linens and vases. These extra items helped to personalize my wedding theme and turn it into a sensation!  The pool and extra seating offered plenty of space for everyone to sit down and enjoy themselves. I’m grateful to have found such a remarkable, one-of a kind property. There’s no doubt—-I will be reaching out to Jennifer and Blair in the future to coordinate a one year anniversary!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 5 / 10

 

Perfect for Corporate Retreats

Review submitted: April 16, 2014   Date of arrival: April 2, 2014

I actually booked St. Helena in order to use it for a corporate retreat. We had about 20 employees spend several days on the property. Although most of us live in the Bay Area, only a few had ever visited the wine country. The concierge services gave the group a lot of wonderful options. We were scheduled to attend a culinary and yoga class on site. The cooking class actually took place in the main house kitchen, which is equipped with spatious marble countertops, an island, an open range gas stove, and tall glass windows that open up to an outdoor bistro bar counter. I’m not a cook by any means, but the private class was a great introduction to cooking lamb, roasted red potatoes, french bread and a classic Sonoma salad.  We were able to enjoy our homemade meal outdoors at a large buffet table close to the poolside. Candlelight made the dining experience incredibly relaxing. The following morning, a few of us were taught by a private yoga instructor. The yoga session occurred on the Summit deck which was very meditative. I didn’t realize this, but the marine fog doesn’t reach this elevation. The site tends to have warmer nights and warmer weather in general. It felt pretty surreal to see a layer of fog and then a bright, clear skyline. 

The large size of the media room was another aspect that I appreciated about this house. The design easily accommodated 16 people. We watched several movies and the whole set-up felt like an all inclusive private movie theater. The screen quality and volume options were great and the tiered levels of seating allowed everyone to have a good view. The Sonos music system was also a real treat. We were able to play iTunes playlists from our personal devices. Overall, I will definitely be recommending St. Helena to some of my friends and business partners. It has the ability to focus on the remote outdoors, relaxation and high end luxury. 

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 3 / 6

 
Guest Comment entered by owner

Gorgeous French Luxury House

Review submitted: April 16, 2014   Date of arrival: April 11, 2014

WHOA! Talk about an IDEAL house! I had the opportunity to visit the Ranch Above St. Helena not long ago and was stunned by the enormity of this place! 70 acres total! The drive along St Helena road was an experience in itself. If you’re driving from the Napa Valley side, you will pass privately owned wineries, mammoth redwoods, ferns, ponds, creeks and an iconic looking rock that resembles a Polynesian Tiki God. Just keep your eyes out and you’ll see what I mean.  During my stay, I encountered quite a variety of natural wildlife—turkeys, vultures, squirrels, foxes, even a peacock! The safari drive up the gravel road was equally thrilling. I cannot wait to mountain bike these spots! They feel secluded, but are not located too far away from downtown and other major cycling routes (such as Highway 29 or Silverado Trail).

I also happen to be an art history major, and was taken aback by the quality of the interiors. The eclectic style is fun, refreshing and incredibly romantic. Sofas, beds and benches are covered in paisley, floral and striped prints, linens and furs. As soon as you enter the doorway, you are surrounded by beautiful objets d’arte: Grecian busts, prism chandeliers, rustic shutters, Aubusson carpets, French garden pillars, Rococo mirrors and an intriguing collection of shells and books.

On a separate morning, I even decided to host a tea using a rented set of Noritake China. They have quite a selection that you can rent including linens and other decorative accessories. With the caretaker’s assistance, we played harpsichord music through the Sonos music system. Later, we moved to the outside to enjoy the wisteria and flower gardens. My girlfriends and I felt as if we had become characters straight out of a Jane Austen novel. We all dawned Kentucky Derby hats, sundresses and pearl necklaces. Definitely had a lot of fun playing a game of Bocci in the back while drinking wine and Mint Juleps. It was both wonderful and rare to find a house that has the ability to satisfy my unique party themes!

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

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