Private 800+ Acre Historic Ranch Property
Private 800+ Acre Historic Ranch Property
16 guests
6 bedrooms
8 beds
3.5 baths
16 guests
6 bedrooms
8 beds
3.5 baths
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Rockpile Ranch is the perfect location for family vacations, birthday trips or getaways with friends; we can host them all! Between the main Farmhouse and the Throop House, originally a Pony Express Station, we have 6 bedrooms plus a loft, with an ability to sleep 14 comfortably and 16 with a squeeze in the loft. Being completely off the grid, all of the power comes from a solar array on the iconic barn. With over 800 acres for you to enjoy, wake up among the oldest vines in the region!

The space

Have you dreamed of ranch living? Of really getting away from it all? Then look no further than the beautiful and celebrated Rockpile Ranch. With a history full of Jesse James outlaws, the Pony Express, and Bonanza TV series, Rockpile Ranch is the perfect escape from reality. With over 800 acres for you to enjoy, wake up among the oldest vines in the region and watch for hawks and deer across sweeping vistas with the provided binoculars. During the day, take a walk to the natural spring and listen to the waterfall or angle for small fish off the dock in the pond. If you’re a little more adventurous, take one of our mapped hikes to the ancient petroglyphs dotted around the property. Not feeling like moving? No problem, sit on the front porch with a book, the back deck with a glass of wine or nap in the shade on the lawn.

Rockpile Ranch is the perfect location for family vacations, birthday trips or getaways with friends; we can host them all! Between the main Farmhouse and the Throop House, originally a Pony Express Station, we have 6 bedrooms plus a loft, with an ability to sleep 14 comfortably and 16 with a squeeze in the loft. Being completely off the grid, all of the power comes from a solar array on the iconic barn. Charge your camera (you’ll need it!) by the power of the sun!

As you ascend from the floor of Dry Creek Valley, you wind through forests of madrone, oak, pine, and manzanita. Driving along the ridge allows for expansive vistas across dramatic hills and valleys. Approaching the ranch, you enter another forest which opens to the first vineyards of Rockpile Ranch. Through the deer fence you descend through the trees where it opens to lush gardens, sprawling lawns, ordered vineyards and a charming yellow farmhouse with a lovely front porch set amongst mature flowering trees.

The Farmhouse has 3 queen bedroom upstairs and 4th bedroom with 2 twin beds. 2 full bathrooms, one with a tub and one with a shower, complete the upstairs. Downstairs, the large eat-in kitchen invites you to slow down, enjoy the view and take it all in. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the built in breakfast nook, or grab a bite to eat at the island. Although off the grid, enjoy the many comforts of home, including a gas Wolf range, dishwasher, microwave oven, propane fridge, Keurig coffee maker, a selection of K-cups and teabags, basic cooking ingredients (or have it fully stocked in advance), plus all the dishes, cookware, and glassware you could need. The living room is comfortably furnished with a wood stove. Sit by the fire and play cards or board games or enjoy a glass of wine at the 8 person dining table. If building a fire isn’t your thing, there is also central heating available. The adjoining den/media room, which overlooks the multilevel deck and garden, has a flat screen TV and DirecTV as well as the internet router.

Over the hill and around the barn is the Throop House, a house you can add on to your rental, was at one time a stop on the Pony Express. Now the Throop House is a comfortable 2 bedroom house with a loft for kids or close friends. The cozy open plan living room features a bright red wood stove, plus a TV and DirecTV. The kitchen is fully stocked with the exception of a stove. If you are looking to took the Farmhouse has a full kitchen. Enjoy the sun rising over the vines from the gorgeous deck.

The fun doesn’t stop at sunset! Besides being fully stocked with cards and family board games, we also host “cowboy cookout” dinners, weather permitting and subject to availability. Watch the stars with no light interference through the telescope from the deck. BBQ up some amazing Sonoma County steaks or chicken on the new gas grill.

No need to stress about what to bring as we are as full service or self-catering as you need. Give us a list and we can stock your fridge for you. If you prefer to do it yourself, we provide all the bedding, linens and towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc. Ask us for particulars and if we don’t currently have it, we can provide it.

*** Please note, we do not allow for weddings or events at the ranch, as it is extremely remote and all of the power is provided by a solar source. ***

Other things to note

Live completely off the grid without sacrificing any modern conveniences! We are completely powered by solar power, just like the vineyards surrounding the property!


Amenities
Kitchen
TV
Essentials
Shampoo

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £156
Security Deposit £1562
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price £1074 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

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Kate User Profile
December 2016
A large group of us headed out to Rock pile Ranch for Christmas. It was the perfect setting for a remote christmas. The views were beautiful and the house picturesque and homely. Some even said their best Christmas to date
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Response from Sydney:
Hi Kate, we loved hosting you at our Rockpile Ranch over the Christmas Weekend and it means a lot that your fellow guests felt it was one of their best to date, as the holidays are always such a special time of the year. We'd love to welcome you back again soon!
December 2016

Selena User Profile
July 2017
The property was beautiful and breathtaking and vast! We had no issues with the electricity, which was our main concern. The heat was also fine in both houses, even though there is no AC and it was 100+ degrees during our stay! We tried to find the petroglyphs and had no luck, more detailed instructions and a map would have been helpful in general, but overall a beautiful location and great for a big group.

Betai User Profile
May 2017
Rockpile ranch might be my favorite place on Earth. I had high expectations going into the weekend, and somehow they were shattered. We were showered in flower petals while basking in the sun and overlooking the immense property. It's hard to describe what 800 acres of land looks like. Sydney was very responsive and kind. Can't wait to come back! 5 stars all around
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Response from Sydney:
Thank you, Betai! Staying at Rockpile is truly a one of a kind experience. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the ranch and can't wait to welcome you back again soon!
May 2017

David User Profile
October 2016
Sydney provided helpful phone and text updates to help us navigate to the location, which is really rather in the middle of nowhere. It's astonishingly beautiful, with outlooks over mountain ranges, its own little lake, and absolute tranquility.
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Response from Sydney:
It was such a treat hosting you and your family David! You were such wonderful guests and we would love to host you again in the future! Thanks so much for the photos :)
October 2016

Elizabeth User Profile
September 2016
We had a wonderful experience at the Rockpile Ranch. It was perfect for our group which included four couples, two friends, and three kids. Everyone had plenty of space and it was remote which meant we all spent the whole weekend together on property together. Our favorite activity was picking blackberries and figs!! Would definitely recommend bringing supplies out so you can relax and enjoy the beautiful spot :-)
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Response from Sydney:
It's so great to hear of your wonderful stay at our property up at the Rockpile Ranch! I love hearing of the different activities our guests get up to while staying with us and I can imagine picking the fruit was definitely enjoyable. Thank you for the recommendation for our future guests as well, as I'm sure others will find it very useful. All the best. :-)
September 2016

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