About Country Living-Coastal Style
Our classic Farm House is in the heart of our stunning 532 acre Ag Preserve Ranch, 1 mile off Highway 1 . Enjoy the country quiet, sheep studded fields, surrounding stunning forests, diverse wildlife, and ocean views from our charming from house. The house has everything you'll need, and the unique combination of ocean views and ranch living makes this an unforgettable place to stay. Our ranch is Animal Welfare Approved, 100% Grass Fed Approved, and we are members of the Livestock Conservancy and specialize in rare and endangered sheep breeds. We are also one of the only ranches in the USA that has our own wool mill. This allows us to grow wool, process it and make it into bedding, rugs and fabrics with virtually no carbon footprint. We are committed to environmentally friendly and sustainable agricultural and land management practices AND we love to share this magical place with people who need a time out from the city.
Our coastal, country getaway is the perfect place to get grounded, refresh and replenish while exploring the ranch's magic peaceful ambiance. In fact, you may not want to leave the property at all! If you venture out, you'll discover numerous unique activities including the best abalone diving spots on the California coast, point break surfing, kayaking, fishing, protected beach coves, and fantastic redwood hiking. You'll also love the charm of our little Victorian beachtown Point Arena within walking distance (1-2 miles north). Explore our own Casari Ranch Mercantile where we feature our own, Grown-Milled-Made Casari Wool™ products.
Here at the ranch we believe in environmentally friendly living, ranching and farming practices. Our lovely three bedroom guest house is furnished with antiques, books, DVD's, a wood stove plus a wall heater for a warm cozy environment. Each bed is covered in our own organic grown-milled & made Casari wool™ bedding and organic cotton sheets and towels. Each room features some of our family's paintings and treasures to really make this feel like home. The Blue House is ideal for those seeking to get away in a place that feels like their own. We even have games, horseshoes, crochet and boche ball (country style) like you played when you were kids.
We also have available for purchase our own "grown-milled & made on the ranch" wool bedding and blankets, rugs,100%Grass fed lamb, farm fresh eggs, seasonal fruits and veggies, jams, spices, gifts and more.
Ranch and Wool Mill Tours:
We share our ranch with our sheep, horses, donkeys, llamas, chickens, cats and dogs as well as incredible wild animals and plants. We are totally committed to growing and farming organically, in harmony with nature and we have our own organic wool mill right here on the ranch. We offer tours of the ranch which is a great way to see the property and learn about what we do. On the tour, we take you to special secluded places, teach you about our sheep and give you a tour of our mill. The tours take roughly 1 - 1.5 hours, costs $100 and can be arranged by scheduling a time either before arrival or once you are here.
Ariana (one of the ranch owners), is the founder of Equine Guided Coaching and offers Equine Guided sessions in either learning more about horses or learning from horses how to be a better communicator, and/or leadership and relationship skills (additional fee and scheduled by appointment).
Be sure to visit the Point Arena Lighthouse for an amazing tour, very informative and spectacular views.
Other fun activities include local galleries, our historic movie theatre (that shows a different movie each week and is completely charming!), a fabulous wine bar that often has live music, Apothecary (herb shop), Green Room (medicinal cannibas), Garcia River Casino, local shops and restaurants or you could venture a little further field to nearby Mendocino, Fort Bragg, and much more. Mendocino Wine Tasting, Gauala Arts Center, and Mendocino Arts Center, Mendocino Botanical Gardens, Bowling Ball Beach, and other attractions are only a stones throw away.
If you like wine tasting, numerous Mendocino wineries of Anderson Valley and Boonville, home of many organic wines is within an hour of the ranch. For beer enthusiasts Fort Bragg's North Coast Brewing and Anderson Valley Brewing Co. The neighboring town of Gualala, just 15 minutes south on Hwy 1, boasts numerous, galleries, eateries, grocery stores, gas stations, kayak companies, etc. Mendocino, north of Point Arena is a destination location on the coastline and is well known for its art galleries, fine dining and shops along the ocean. Redwood forests are unique to our coastline and are a must do activity to visit. So there is a lot to do and see while you are here.
House Details: A total of three rooms; two rooms in the guest house have a queen size bed and a single bed. One room has three single beds. We also have 2 fold-out futons to offer large parties. The house can accommodate between 10-12 people. If your party is larger than 6 people, the stay will be an additional $25/night per person.
Our Farm House includes:
- Sheets and towels
- Hot water and a kitchenette (includes 4 burner stove, pots, pans, cutlery)
- Wood stove
- Hot showers
- Hair Dryer
- Wifi / cell phone reception
- Large front porch
- Three bedrooms
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Work out room coming soon (but you really don't need one here
- Crochet set, boche ball, horse shoe games, even a volleyball net can be borrowed from our farm stand
Arrival and departure times vary. You may arrive at the ranch before check in time and may be able to settle right into the house. If there are guests before you, we just need time to clean the house so--Our regular check in is at 1:00 PM, check out is at 12:00 PM. It is possible to arrive earlier and leave later depending on other guests, so feel free to request additional check in or check out time. Please register at our farm stand or main house when you arrive so that we can have the opportunity to show you everything by day light when you arrive.
There is a 2-night minimum in the off-season (Sept-May holidays) and a 4 night minimum during peak seasons and on holidays (Jun-Sept & Dec) for the Farm House.
We also have additional accommodations including a fully stocked 31' camper trailer (sleeps 4-6) and 4 tent camping sites. Please ask for more details.
PS. We have heard from a few that sometimes mapquest puts us in the wrong location. We are just 1 mile south of downtown Point Arena, on the east side of Hwy 1, just turn down Curley Lane and 1 mile in you'll see our white fences and the blue house and barns
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Cabins & Lodging
- Check in after: 12PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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Our two-day, two-night stay at The Blue House was a wonderful experience for my entire family. Ariana and Casey are very welcoming and gracious hosts - they provided my family with a warm greeting and a terrific tour of the ranch. They also struck a very nice balance between giving us the freedom to respectfully explore the property on our own, while at the same time, encouraging my 3 (tween/teenage) girls to observe and participate in herding the sheep and learning about ranch life.
The house itself is comfortable, clean, and cozy. It's well-appointed, with more than an ample supply of books (including a complete set of encyclopedias - a reminder to my girls that information was once available without the internet!), movies, and both a kitchen and dining room with plenty of dishes and cookware for a large group of guests. The house could certainly accommodate a larger group than our family of five (with beds for 9 plus a futon), but we would have found it a bit crowded with more than 7 or 8 people - especially with just one bathroom.
We arrived with the expectation that we would prepare most of our meals at the house, rather than relying on nearby restaurants - and we were glad we did! The small nearby town of Point Arena has limited dining options that were to our taste; for a greater diversity of choices, it's necessary to drive 20 minutes south to the town of Gualala. Given this, we were glad that the kitchen at The Blue House provided all that we needed (except the food, of course).
Overall, we truly enjoyed our trip to The Blue House and would definitely book another stay there.
Casari Ranch was the perfect place to go for a weekend getaway. The drive alone is breathtaking if you are coming along the coast, and the scenery of the entire place is majestic. When we stayed at the Blue House it felt like a home away from home. Ariana and Casey were both very inviting and gave us a tour of the ranch. There were horses, sheep, and their dog was super friendly too. I highly recommend staying at any of the 3 sites that Casari Ranch offers. There are many places you can choose to camp at -- from a forest to a site with the ocean on the horizon. Must go.