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.
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 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.
Grape Leaf Inn
A rare three dormer Queen Anne built in 1900, the picturesque Grape Leaf Inn combines luxurious comfort with elegant, yet approachable style. Surrounded by awarding-winning lush gardens and century-old evergreens, the Grape Leaf Inn is tucked away on a quiet historic street, a four block walk from fine shops and restaurants and minutes from more than 104 wineries.
In 1982, four bedrooms and bathrooms were carved from the existing attic space, bringing the number of bedrooms to seven. All are replete with two-person spa tubs, imported European skylight windows, and two feature original stained glass gables.
In 2001,award winning Denver Architect, John Yonushewski, designed a Victorian addition, adding a state-of-the-art kitchen, a dining room, lobby, and five stunning new rooms with private fireplaces.
Today, the Grape Leaf Inn has 12 romantic rooms-most have King beds, dressed in the finest pressed linens, all have TV, DVD, CD, and Internet wireless service. Many rooms have private fireplaces. Most of the bathrooms offer two person spa tubs/showers, and one has a two-person steam shower and Japanese-style soaking tub.
This award-winning Bed and Breakfast combines the gracious hospitality of a country inn with meticulous service, fine cuisine, and 12 luxurious accommodations. Stylish, contemporary decor paired with timeless antiques meld to create the best of California Wine Country style and luxury. The relaxing ambiance, attentive staff, and its unmistakable romance have made this Bed and Breakfast one of the most sought after small luxury inns in the Sonoma Wine Country.