Enjoy tent camping and private access to our 32-acre historic homestead, just an hour from San Francisco. The Homestead features a seasonal creek with swim holes, heritage fruit orchard, and meandering trails through native oak savannah and forest. Stretch out on our yoga mats or recline in reading chairs located throughout the property. Dip into our galvanized water trough
Enjoy tent camping and private access to our 32-acre historic homestead, just an hour from San Francisco. The Homestead features a seasonal creek with swim holes, heritage fruit orchard, and meandering trails through native oak savannah and forest. Stretch out on our yoga mats or recline in reading chairs located throughout the property. Dip into our galvanized water trough pool and relax as the sun sets over the Blue Ridge and Vaca mountains.
Please check out our helpful tips and suggested PACKING LIST below.
Wake up early to enjoy intimate glimpses of wildlife - including deer, turkey, quail, fox, hare, owls, hawks, woodpeckers, and songbirds. At night, our hillside glamping meadow offers wide-open stargazing before crickets, frogs, and coyotes lull you to sleep. Tent has a full size memory foam mattress and bedding, and we can add up to two (2) additional twin air beds upon request.
You'll have access to a basic camp toilet and outdoor hose shower, plus our small water trough pool overlooking the Blue Ridge mountains. Guests also love nearby Lake Solano, Putah Creek, and Lake Berryessa for cooling off.
Due to extreme wildfire danger: NO FLAMES permitted property-wide, including campfires, propane stoves, candles, incense, smoking, etc. For your safety, for ours, for the neighbors, the wild animals, everyone. If camp cooking is totally your thing, we recommend nearby Lake Solano Campground. Please do not bring drinks and snacks inside the tent (leave them in a cooler outside), as these attract unwanted pests into the tent and can leave a mess for the next guests.
For meals, we'll happily send your off to visit our favorite farm stands, boutique wineries, and local restaurants in charming downtown Winters (an award-winning foodie town). A few spots we enjoy are:
- Preserve: Delicious farm-to-table meals made from fresh local ingredients
- Buckhorn: Historic steakhouse with classic bar and formal dining room.
- Putah Creek Cafe: Delicious all-day breakfast, lunch basics, and wood-fired pizza.
- Yolo Traders Bistro: A modern take on seafood, flatbreads, crepes, and wine.
- El Pueblo Meat Market and Deli: Yummy Mexican favorites and fresh meats.
- Ficelle: Spanish-style tapas bar with amazing cheese boards and wine pairings.
We serve filtered artesian well water on the porch, usually with a refreshing splash of lemon slices. To whet your grown-up appetite before dinner, Winters offers tons of locally-grown booze. We love the following:
- Berryessa Gap Winery: We love to watch colorful sunsets at this large open-air tasting room just outside of town, with picnic tables, live music, and food trucks. And there's a brewery right next door (see below)! Or visit their smaller tasting room downtown.
- Berryessa Brewing Co.: Sharing space with Berryessa Gap Winery (see above), this brewhouse is a favorite weekend destination and offers a relaxed environment for tasting brews, plus growlers to go.
- Turkovich Family Wines: Small scale and sustainable practices make this family-owned winery a local darling; check out their charming tasting room downtown.
- Green River Brewing: Just a short walk or drive from downtown, this gem features an innovative 'beer wall' - you'll get a special keycard from the bartender to access the taps. (Side note: The Creedence Clearwater song 'Green River' is named after Putah Creek, which runs green in late summer.
- Hooby's Brewing: Offers a family-friendly vibe, locally-inspired beer names, fun and funky food options (like pulled-pork waffle sandwich), and an outdoor games lounge.
You're visiting a famed and historic agricultural area and we highly recommend you visit some of our neighboring farms for a dose of country real-ness. Plan a weekend road trip to these wonderful farms and ranches, savor local produce, and learn about food growing from the nicest farmers we know:
- Be Love Farm: The world's friendliest restauranteurs-turned-farmers offer an honor-system farm stand with fresh produce, eggs, bread, wine, and other goodies make with, so you can 'be love.'
- Brazelton Ranch: Peaches and peaches and peaches, oh my! Also nectarines, apricots, and mandarins!
- Soul Food Farm: A small farm stead offering olive oil, cut flowers, lavender, fresh chicken eggs, wool yarn, and educational workshops and retreats.
- Morningsun Herb Nursery: A lovely demonstration garden with donkeys, goats, and chickens in the back, plus tons of herbs, flowers, and plants for sale to bring home.
- La Borgata: A small-scale, family-owned, Italian-style winery with tastings by appointment only, or visit their Italian deli in Vacaville to sip on their specialities.
If you want an adventure, we're just minutes from nearly everything - unique fly fishing holes all along Putah Creek, recreational boating and skiing on Lake Berryessa, world-class cycling through pastoral backroads, farm visits to taste locally-made olive oil, fresh fruit, and wildflower honey. There's several horse ranches in the area that offer riding lessons and trail rides.
We highly recommend you bring the following items to ensure a comfortable visit to the ranch:
- Sturdy walking shoes and comfortable sandals
- Swimsuit and towel (for the shower, pool, river, and lake)
- Water bottle (please stay hydrated!)
- Headlamp and/or flashlight (it gets beautifully dark here, great for stars)
- Personal toiletries (of course)
- Clothing for day and night (also of course)
Some handy optional items include:
- Broad-brimmed hat and sunscreen (it gets hot here)
- Camp chairs for your water-side excursions
- Floating water toys for the lake or creek
- A cooler for ice, drinks, and snacks (consume outside the tent)
- A lazy vacation book for reading by the pool (or borrow one from us)
Items to leave at home:
- Pets (we love animals but can't accommodate them here)
- Fireworks, candles, lighters, propane stoves, etc. - all flames
- Speakers for amplified music (so we can all enjoy the quiet)
- Non guests (people not registered to stay overnight)
Hosting a retreat, party, or large group? We have several spaces available for your events. We can make The Farmhouse available to smaller groups (up to 16) including The Front Porch, The Living Room, The Dining Room, The Butler's Bar, and The Driveway. The Orchard features heritage pear trees and makes a relaxing backdrop for farm-style dinners. The Field offers five (5) acres of flat pasture and stunning sunset views of the Blue Ridge and Vaca Mountains - perfect for weddings, anniversaries, and company events. Connect with us to plan your special weekend.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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We had such a wonderful stay at Cheyenne's beautiful place! The tents she has set up are incredible and the perfect blend of camping and glamping. The swimming pool that was built by hand made for a wonderful refreshing afternoon and we loved the outdoor shower. The orchard trees were incredible and we harvested as many cherry plums and mulberries as we could, which resulted in an amazing homemade cobbler the following day!
We really enjoyed our stay with Cheyenne! Her property is beautiful and the large tent was perfect. She gave us great local recommendations, and we loved picking ripe fruit from the trees.
Beautiful spot! The canvas tent and bedding were delightful. The beds were super comfy and Cheyenne was an incredible host. The small swimming pool was a a very nice touch for a much needed dip on a hot day. We enjoyed star gazing at night just outside the tent space. Would come again. :)
The host was very nice and welcoming. Had lots of information to share about what we could do around the area. The tent we stayed in was very neat and clean. The shared bathroom was a bit dirtier than I would have hoped and so was the pool.