Black Mountain Farm overlooks the Nicasio reservoir and the rolling hills of West Marin County. We have a cozy little off-the-grid "cottage" next to our pond with a bed, solar lights and incredible views. A perfect spot for artists, bikers, hikers and birders to come and enjoy a completely unplugged (no electricity/no heat) vacation. Its like Glamping in a wooden tent! It's Spring and there are lambs, baby rabbits and chicks! Come out to the Country for a technology cleanse!
Black Mountain Farm is a family fiber farm with views for miles of the rolling hills of West Marin and the Nicasio reservoir. We are only an hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge but far-removed from city life. Fresh air, peacefulness, wide open spaces. There is a privacy gate please read directions on how to open it. Sheep, horses, chickens, turkeys and wildlife roam happily on our property. The Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay are only minutes away.
The pond cottage sleeps two people. It is far from the main house with plenty of privacy. There is a privacy gate please read how to enter the property before coming as there is no cell reception. Guests can enjoy the grassy three-acre area around the pond which is also great for outdoor games and just hanging out. A fire pit is available for use during WINTER months; you can purchase wood from the Jacksons, conditions permitting. We provide fresh bottled drinking water and there is an outhouse with a composting toilet. The outdoor bath tub/shower is run with a portable propane gas water heater so in the Winter months there is less warm water; you may need to miss your daily bathing and enjoy knowing that you are part of water conservation on the Farm -:). The cabin is insulated but has no heat so bring extra sleeping bags if you get cold easily. Boots are a must in winter with all the mud on the farm!
Interaction with guests
Depending on schedules, we try to greet guests on their arrival, and we are glad to offer suggestions on the many activities and places to visit nearby.There is a privacy gate please read how to open it before you come as there is no cell reception. We will leave a binder in the pondhouse with attractions and suggestions for dining nearby. Please let us know if you want privacy and we won't bother you at all.
Other things to note
As is common throughout the Bay Area, weather can be variable…foggy usually in the morning and brilliant sunshine later in the day. We have a farm dog that roams the property guarding the sheep and chickens. She is friendly and her name is Ruby.There is a privacy gate on the driveway. The remote control to open the gate is in a wooden box on the support post.Please remember this as there is no cell reception to check your phone.
We enjoy the peace and quiet of living in the country. No smoking as it is extreme fire danger in the country. No amplified music or unruley behavior. Guests my not bother or harrass our farm animals. We love dogs but no guests can bring dogs as our farm animals are afraid of strange dogs. Feel free to use water but use it sparingly as their is a limited amount.
I am a Fiber Farmer. I raise sheep and Angora rabbits and use their fiber to create clothes. I am also a Mom of two beautiful and very active, busy kids. I enjoy tending my animals growing; veggies, fruit, eggs and meat from my farm for my family. I grew up in Italy and began to learn about how a farm can sustain us both physically and emotionally. I have lived in 3 countries and 4 states; no matter where I go I always seek out beautiful water vistas and farm land. I have always wanted folks to see the magic that see experience every day here on Black Mountain Farm. Check out my wix.com web for what is currently happening on the Farm.