Stay at our beautiful private 5 acre ranch with a gated entranceBeautiful evening in the Gazebo with the Hacienda in the background
QUEEN BED w/Balcony "HOT TUB"*
Hosted by Doris And Fred
Doris And Fred is the host.Doris And Fred is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
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The Hacienda - A beautiful 5 acre ranch perched on a hill above Sonora with great views
Included in your stay are our guidebooks and complementary breakfast to help you start your adventure.
"HOT TUB" on property available for your use.
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BE SURE TO LOOK AT OUR OTHER ROOMS (SAME LOCATION) if you need a TV and a private bathroom. Click on our profile and scroll down to see our other rooms and descriptions.

We’d love the opportunity to make your stay in Sonora a memorable one. What are you waiting for? Message us and let's get going on your best ever vacation ☺

Sorry but due to uncontrollable circumstances we will no longer accept young children (13 years and older ok)

We welcome you to Sonora and our Hacienda, a beautiful Spanish style home in the Sierra foothills located on 5 private wooded acres. This is a private home in California's "Gold Country". Close to town and easy access to highway 108.

The bedroom has a QUEEN SIZE bed with a deck that overlooks the property. This is our smallest room and does not have a TV. If you want a TV and private bathroom please check out our other rooms. The bathroom is just outside the door down the hall. (If someone is staying in the king bedroom the bathroom is shared)

***AMENITIES***
-towels and linens provided
-FREE Wireless Internet on the property (not strong signal in the room)
-FREE use of Shampoo/Conditioner
-FREE Breakfast - example: Tea, Coffee, Creamer, Hot Chocolate, Cereal, Milk, Toast, assorted fruits, Muffins, Bagels & Cream Cheese etc.
-FREE use of kitchen if staying more than 2 nights (minimum 3 nights) /cooking utensils provided
-FREE Parking (Safe & Always Available)
-Laundry service available for a charge of $10.00 per load

"HOT TUB" on property available for your use

• CLEAN up after yourself (STRICT; There is no maid service & we don't charge extra cleaning fees to guests; in other words we are passing on the savings to you so please don't take advantage of this)


We are at the 2500 ft. elevation and have 4 seasons. Whatever time of year you choose to visit you'll find something unique to do. After a day of sightseeing come back, relax and enjoy a glass of wine in our Gazebo.

A GUIDE BOOK FOR YOUR STAY IN SONORA
Once you book your room I will send you our guidebook to help you plan your time while in Sonora. There is so much to see and do here. This book will tell you about the location of shopping centers and some local restaurants. It will give you some history of Sonora and the surrounding areas. It will tell you about some of the great attractions such as caving, hiking trails, white water rafting, gold panning, horseback riding, golf, swimming and much more. If you are a wine lover it will tell you about the great wineries and wine tasting rooms to visit.
This guidebook also includes maps and tells you the distance and estimated driving time to the different attractions from the Hacienda.
We chose Sonora as our home because every time we visited from the Bay Area, we found something new and exciting to do, from wine tasting, golfing, antique hunting, frog jumping, music festivals, gold panning, swimming, horseback riding, skiing, fishing or hiking in Yosemite National Park and the Emigrant Wilderness. We know you will enjoy the gold country as much as we do.

Our Hacienda is a perfect home base for your travels in the Sierras. It's conveniently located near all the exciting destinations you plan to visit. We are dedicated to being your favorite place to stay in the Sierras. Wherever your adventures take you, you've got a place to stay. Wherever your day takes you we are ready to help you on your way. Your adventure begins right outside our door.

Historic Sonora - A town with a past - In 1848, miners from Sonora, Mexico, found gold here and established a camp. Sonora became known as the "Queen of the Southern Mines" and was the biggest town in the Mother Lode.

Present Day Sonora - After the gold rush, Sonora's central location kept it going. Today it is a busy county seat and the shopping area of Tuolumne County. It is the "nearest biggest little town" this side of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite Gold Country - Highway 120 offers year-round access to Yosemite National Park. Our county features Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows – exquisitely beautiful! The Emigrant Wilderness encompasses several thousand square miles. The elevation ranges from 1,405 feet in Jamestown to 9,628 feet at Sonora Pass.
Sierra trailheads, pristine lakes and streams are available nearby for hiking, fishing, boating or just sunbathing. Many forest roads are available for mountain biking, walking and snowshoeing. The Sierra geology is popular with rock climbing enthusiasts. Enjoy horseback rides and pack trips into the Emigrant Wilderness. Downhill skiing, snowboarding and alpine skiing is available at nearby Dodge Ridge, and an ice skating rink can be found in Long Barn. Adjacent to Sonora are Columbia and Railtown State Parks, a preserved gold rush town and a railroad/ movie-making museum.

Museums - The old Sonora jail houses the Tuolumne County Museum and Historical Society. You will also want to visit the Columbia State Park Museum, Tuolumne City Museum and in Sonora, the Military Museum, one of the best in northern California.

Railtown - Located in Jamestown, California, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is home to one of America’s last authentic, operating railroad roundhouses. Known as “The Movie Railroad,” Railtown’s locomotives and cars have appeared in over 300 film and TV productions, including Back to the Future 3, High Noon, Petticoat Junction, and Little House on the Prairie. Steam trains operate on weekends through most of the year. Tour the Historic Jamestown Shops and Roundhouse daily. Ride behind a real steam locomotive.

Columbia State Historic Park - Experience the sights and sounds of a living gold rush town that's been perfectly preserved. Authentic businesses dating back to 1850. Ride the stage coach. Tour the only working gold mine open to the public and learn how to pan for gold. This park is known as the best preserved gold rush town in California. Visitors can experience a bygone era watching proprietors in period clothing conduct business in the style of yesterday.

Championship Golf Courses - Great golf courses abound in the Sierra foothills. The variety of landscapes and views, with varied degrees of challenge, has something to offer all levels of golfers. There are six championship golf courses in the area, including: Mountain Springs Golf Club, Greenhorn Creek, Pine Mt. Lake, Forest Meadows and Saddlecreek Golf Resort, which is home to the Northern California PGA. And 9 hole courses, Phoenix Lake and Twain Harte.

Sierra Foothill Wineries - The Gold Country has become known as the "other wine country". Get a taste of California's Historic Wine Country where touring is intimate, not crowded and the wines exceptional. More than 20 wineries are located around the surrounding communities. See up close a 44 pound gold nugget on display at Ironstone Winery.

Black Oak Casino -Open 24 hours a day is only 15 minutes from Sonora. Proudly owned and operated by the Tuolumne band of Mi-Wok Indians, Black Oak offers more than casinos and gambling. You'll also find live musical performances by popular artists, a variety of restaurants, a first-rate bowling alley and fun arcade.

Horseback riding - In the beautiful Stanislaus National Forest Emigrant Wilderness out of Alpine Meadows pack station or Kennedy Meadows

River Rafting - Tuolumne River Rafting and Stanislaus River Rafting are perfect summertime fun. Get wet, get wild. See the countryside from a unique vantage point.

The area's finest natural wonders are within an hour's drive.

Yosemite - Whether you camp, hike, take photos, climb or drive through, the grandeur of this National Park is unforgettable. Yosemite is one of the first wilderness national parks to be established. Early visitors to the park were Ansel Adams and John Muir who loved its spectacular beauty -- the sheer cliffs, the deep valleys and the glaciers. Through their preservation efforts, millions of people enjoy these wonders of nature each year. The northwest entrance to Yosemite National Park (via Highway 120) is just one hour from Sonora, California. Leaving Sonora, you will climb from an elevation of 1,800 feet to over 8,000 feet, and then descend into Yosemite Valley (4,000 feet elev). Yosemite Valley, 24 miles from the northwest hwy 120 park entrance, is the hub of the park's activities.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park - Along with two magnificent groves of giant sequoias, the park features over 6,000 acres of pine forest on both sides of the Stanislaus River. Walk or drive amid the Giant Sequoias.

Caves - Mercer Caverns is the Showplace of the Sierras. Go deep inside Mother Earth to view spectacular formations, such as Angel's Wings. Moaning Cavern contains a chamber large enough to hold the Statue of Liberty! California Cavern there are walking tours, adventure trips, mining, and picnicking Moaning Caverns offers rappelling, zip lining, gold panning and exploring adventures. Go spelunking and get a history lesson at the same time.

Lakes - Visit the New Melones Lake Visitor Center and enjoy one of the many nature trails around the lake. We have both large and small lakes that are ideal for those who want to water ski, kayak, fish, sail, canoe or houseboat. Area lakes include New Melones, Pinecrest, Lake Tulloch, Lake Don Pedro and many more.

MORE DETAIL IN OUR GUIDE BOOK THAT WE WILL SEND YOU

Driving Time to Sonora From:
SF Bay Area - 2 hours
Los Angeles - 6 hours
Sacramento - 2 hours

Driving Time From Sonora to:
Yosemite - 90 minutes
Columbia State Park - 15 minutes
Railtown State Park - 8 minutes
Jamestown - 8 minutes
Moaning Caverns - 25 minutes
Calaveras Big Trees - 50 minutes
Angel’s Camp - 30 minutes
Murphy’s (wineries) - 35 minutes
Dodge Ridge Ski Area - 40 minutes

Other things to note

Remember this is not a hotel but our private home. We do not give out keys, you are given the code to our security gates to get on the property once you check in so you can go and come freely.


SPA (Hot Tub) HOURS 10:00 AM TO 8:00 PM (do not use after dark because of location and stairs)
SWIM SUITS ARE REQUIRED. DO NOT USE ALONE
DO NOT USE ROOM TOWELS LET US KNOW PRIOR TO YOU USING SPA AND WE WILL GIVE YOU A SPA TOWEL AND SHOW YOU HOW TO USE THE SPA.
You must read the HOT TUB rules and sign a “release of liability” form before using.


Amenities
Kitchen
Essentials
Shampoo
Heating

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Weekend Price £78 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

Check in 2PM to 8PM - let us know your arrival time so we can have the gates open. Remember this is not a hotel but our private home. We do not give out keys, you are given the code to our security gates to get on the property once you check in so you can go and come freely.
Check out time 11AM
The Hacienda property is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises.
No Smoking in the house - Smoking is permitted outside away from house. Please use ash trays outside to control cigarette butts.
Please don’t leave DIRTY dishes and cups and empty and ½ empty water bottles in the rooms and around the property. Remember this is a private home
Turn off all lights (outside and inside) when not in use
Keep the property and all furnishings in good order
No candles or incense.
No other persons allowed on the property except booked guests
Housekeeping: There is no housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included, maid service is not included. Please clean up your dishes after use in the kitchen.
We suggest you bring beach towels for water sports activities. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the property.
Well and Septic: The property is on a well and septic systems. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper materials are flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime.
Water: As stated above our water comes from a well that extends more than 430 feet below the property. The well water is filtered and safe for consumption.
Come and go as you please

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Room is on the second floor of the home
Pet(s) live on property - dogs, cats and horses
Some spaces are shared - Bathroom if someone is in the King bedroom. Kitchen use if staying 3 or more days
Amenity limitations - no wifi in room, There is wifi on the property at the outside bar area or in the gazebo

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Victoria User Profile
June 2016
Doris and Fred were fantastic hosts. They made contact with me prior to my stay and made sure I had all of the information I needed. The Hacienda itself is incredible and definitely a very unique Airbnb. Doris and Fred have acquired a magnificent collection from their travels over the years and these are on display throughout the Hacienda. There is also plenty of exploring to do in the local area which Fred and Doris were able to explain to us. This includes Yosemite which is about an hours drive away. I would definitely recommend staying with Doris and Fred - they are great hosts!

Peter User Profile
June 2016
I enjoyed staying in peaceful and beautiful hacienda. Fred welcomed me and shown me around. There was a lot of information for things to see and do and Fred was very happy to give advice.

Miral User Profile
February 2016
Had a lovely time at Fred's ranch! It was so peaceful and relaxing. And Fred was amazing with us. Would definitely go back again and again and again...

Pierre Henri User Profile
September 2015
What a wonderful stay. Fred and Doris were the best hosts we had during our trip in California and are very kindhearted. Fred welcomed us with a beer and was really happy to hear our stories and also to share his. The house is a like a museum, full of arty decorations. It is very beautiful and so huge. And the breakfast was simply the best we had in all our AirBNBs and even hotels, with lots of pastries and fruits. Room was really clean and the bed was comfy. What more ? Well Fred and Doris will give all the money they collect from your stay to charities. I strongly recommend this place.

Stephen User Profile
August 2015
Fred greeted me with a friendly face, a firm handshake and a cold beer upon arriving at Hacienda. After a long drive, this was much appreciated! We chatted for a while before Fred showed me around his home. I've honestly never seen anything like it: a wonderfully eclectic mix of artefacts from around the World filled each room of this beautiful countryside retreat! I was only stopping overnight on my way to Yosemite; I wish I had planned to stay a little longer. I was up early the next day to find breakfast essentials awaiting me in the kitchen. Fred was about and the friendly conversation continued. Albeit brief, my stay at Hacienda was a great experience and one I'd highly recommend!

David User Profile
July 2015
What a fabulous, quirky, welcoming and fantastic little place this is! I can't recommend it highly enough! Doris and Fred are so welcoming, beers out on your arrival and their little ranch and rooms are like something out of a movie set! It has to be seen to be believed! Breakfast is great! The rooms are fabulous! I couldn't recommend it highly enough! Just brilliant!!!!

Gary & Tina User Profile
February 2015
What a charmer Fred is- the most hospitable and interesting host we have met and his place is truly something else. It's just a shame we never met Doris- but the Hacienda is an experience you won't forget. Wonderful

Sonora, California, United StatesJoined in August 2011
Doris And Fred User ProfileDoris And Fred is a superhost.

Doris is a Technical Writer. I was born and raised in San Francisco, Ca, and lived in the bay area my entire life before moving to Sonora.

I have traveled extensively over the years; I have been on horseback across Rajasthan in India – the Okavango in Botswana, the Masai Mara in Kenya and across the Andes from Chile to Argentina and back just to name a few of my adventures. I have also been to many other countries some are: Thailand, Singapore, Tahiti, Belize, China, Hong Kong, England, Australia, Mexico, Columbia, Guatemala, Panama Brazil, and have traveled the United States.

I am an artist, my artwork is displayed through my home and I have won many Best in Shows in both San Mateo and Sonora County Fairs.

Fred and I love to travel and meet people, and we enjoy having guests.

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