ATTENTION TRAVELERS: After 5 years of drought, California finally got rain. Yay! However, it has caused a bit of a problem here at the ranch. We are into deep MUD. We do not want to cause any problems for our visitors, so we are closing the ranch for the rest of the winter months. We will be closed until, tentatively, March 1, 2017. We are sorry for any inconvenience, and we will look forward to hosting you this spring and summer!
EXPERIENCE Willow Creek Ranch Farm-stay in Mountain Ranch, California USA is a " Rustic, Back in Grandma's Day Farm" and is an affordable stay-cation for family, children and extended family. We offer you an "old fashioned nostalgic experience". Come get your hands dirty! Help mend a fence, shovel manure, work in the garden, gather eggs from the hen house, help feed hay to the cows, and make soap or swim in the small above ground pool. Or just relax, take a nap, read a book or whatever makes you happy away from the hectic electronic world.
When we have a "fresh cow" our milk and butter come from our own cows. You can help to milk a cow feed a calf, make butter, and learn how to make mozzarella cheese. During Harvest Season, learn how to "preserve" (can or freeze) vegetables grown right here at Willow Creek Ranch for Winter Use. Hang your clothes in the warm sunshine on an old fashioned "Solar" clothesline.
Activities are seasonal and change with farm activities as they occur. You will be able to get up close and personal with the animals as they are pets and expect love and respect.
Our two bedroom "Rustic Country Cabin" is Cozy (approximately 600 sq. ft) but comfortable, The Master bedroom has a king sized bed with dresser and chest. The middle "Common Room" has a futon that makes into a double bed, a dining table that seats 6 and dish tv. An air conditioner is in the Common room to cool you off and fans are in the other two bedrooms.The inside bathroom features a tub with shower overhead, toilette and sink and a washer & dryer for your convenience, The second outside bathroom is a 1/2 bath with a toilet and sink, the small but functional kitchen has a microwave oven, convection oven and gas range, refrigerator and a double sink. Dishes and cooking utensils are provided. Bedding and pillows are provided.The second room features a bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom and a twin on the top and a double bed futon.There is a bar-b-que grill available for your use and the cabin has a small fenced yard for your convenience. You can choose to add breakfast and/or dinner to your stay for an additional cost or cook for yourself.
We are Better Business Bureau accredited. We have a 20x20 ft tent for an additional cost to accommodate large parties with sleeping bags and pillows available.
For an additional price add breakfast, sack lunch or dinner. When you are done with the chores, you can play in our seasonal creek, chill out with your family. When chores are finished you can explore other places in Calaveras County. Day Tours are also available. Our Motto: "California Gold!" "Country Living with a Southern Flair!". "Come as guests. Leave as Family" Yall come see us ya hear!!!
See Willow Creek Ranch on America's Heartland! Click here to watch episode 1109, streaming on the America's Heartland website.
*Note Refund Policy* Cancellations must be made 48 hrs prior to booking arrival. A $75. processing fee will be deducted per cancellation. No Refunds if made within the 48 hours prior to your booking.
Breakfast, Dinner, All Meals, Self preparation, Lunch, Family-style Dining, Farm Fresh Eggs
Linens provided, Laundry facilities, Internet, Phone, Camping - toilets, Ground-floor bedroom, High chair, Baby sitting, A/C, Private Bath, Free WiFi, Barbeque/Grill, TV, Swimming Pool, DVD/VCR, Kitchenette, Piano, Farm Store, Refrigerator, Microwave
Activities & Animals
Animals, Chickens, Hiking, Gardening, Planting / harvesting, Bird Watching, Cows, Teaching Farm, Milking, Swimming, Butter Making/Churning, Jam Making/Canning, Petting Paddock, Cheese Making, Caverns, Help with Chores, Bottle Feeding Animals, Canning or Preserving, Egg Gathering, Farm Dogs