Welcome you guys! The setting is a historic ranch that has been in my family since 1884. We grow wheat for whiskey currently made at a local distillery. We are far along in the permitting process of hosting our own distillery. The ranch boards horses and hosts events/retreats. There are welcoming cows nearby, a few friendly ranch dogs and chickens in a coop built on the bed of a charming 1962 Chevy. You're in for a great escape from the common world.
The Garden Bungalow will be your teacher and show you how it feels to fully disconnect. Nestled in between an 150 year old shed and the historic Ranch house you'll find everything you need. It is the size of a tiny house, has electricity and a bathroom with sink and an outdoor shower (hot water!). There is a queen sized bed and sheets and blankets will be provided. All you need to bring is your propane camping stove and your exploratorive mood and you'll be ready to dive in.
We're looking forward to welcome you in our sacred space!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 2 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Garden Bungalow
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The Garden Bungalow is the perfect glamping weekend escape. Under 2 hours from SF, this little cabin is located on the Reinstein Ranch in Livermore and offers the ideal setup to unwind and disconnect. We drove through suburbia en route to the ranch, and found ourselves wondering where this idyllic little bungalow could possibly be. Eventually we turned onto a country road and entered an incredibly peaceful ranch surrounded by rolling hills. Once there, the ranch feels completely remote. It’s wild how disconnected it feels, yet town is just a few miles away (which is also a benefit if you forget anything!)
This spot is perfect for animal lovers — you’re sure to run into horses, cats, and chickens. The ranch is also home to an enormous historic barn, just one of the many interesting features on this historic property.
The tiny bungalow offered far more than we had expected. There was a fully functioning bathroom right inside (no outhouses!), outlets, a space heater, and an outdoor shower. The interior of the cabin is perfectly simple, and Albrecht showed us some of the furniture he was working on in his wood shop. He’s in the process of building a bed frame and small folding table, and adding tons of floor pillows. We were more than happy with the bungalow as is, but these upgrades will make it even better! Despite being on a ranch with other homes and cabins, the garden bungalow feels private.
We woke up with the sunrise and spent our weekend reading in the sun-drenched bungalow, making breakfast outside with the company of the ranch’s cat, and wandering the property to peek at the horses and the old barn.
Albrecht was super helpful and eager to share the story of the ranch — it’s been in his family since 1884! He was available for help throughout our stay, but also allowed us to explore on our own.
My boyfriend and I were in need of a quick getaway from the normal day-to-day. The garden bungalow was all that I hoped for based on the pictures on the site. It's way better in person, quaint, clean, relaxing and charming. I wish we had more time to explore the grounds and go on a hike. This location is extremely close to the suburbs but strangely isolated once you are in the ranch. It feels like your'e in another part of California.
The Reinstein Ranch is charming and otherworldly surrounded by lush rolling hills yet only a short drive away from a bustling downtown . If you are looking for a weekend getaway but can't bear to part with Wi-fi or deal with outhouses, look no further! We really appreciated Christopher showing us around the property when we first arrived. The cabin also had a space heater and propane stove which was convenient. The ranch is also home to the world's friendliest cat Alice who kept us company over the weekend.
We stayed two nights at Reinstein Ranch and thoroughly enjoyed it. First, if you're living in the bay area this place very conveniently located! It's about an hour from Palo Alto.
The ranch itself is very relaxed. The host was very welcoming and gave us a full tour of the property. Our cabin was very cozy, having a toilet inside was convenient, and the outdoor shower is quite private and worked great.
Nearby "Morgan Territory Regional Preserve" also had some wonderful hiking.
Bottom line, if you're looking to escape the city and the office for a weekend, I would totally recommend this place.
The garden bungalow used to be a greenhouse. As one would expect... it gets pretty warm inside.
More people on the property than I expected but everyone has their own private space.
Over all a great experience. We would love to come back and try staying in the bigger cabin.
I rode my motorcycle to the farm and was very please with everything i found. The farm is set back in the rolling hills with farm animals, historic machinery, wagons and an old car was converted into a chicken coop. There are also some tented cabins to stay in facing the beautiful views set with the historic barn that used to house horses. I was lucky enough to have met the owner (The father in-law of Albrecht) who gave me a tour and historical brief of the place that made it even more special. I especially loved the outdoor shower. I would bring your own pots, pans, cutlery and plates. There is a hot water boiler and a camp stove to cook your own food. I def will be back!