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EL EL Cool Ranch

· Ukiah, Mendocino, California
80 acres hosted by Elias R.
1 lodging site
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Welcome to our majestic homestead nestled on 80 acres of pristine wilderness, up a private secluded road just outside of Ukiah. Situated off Highway 253 towards Booneville, our enchanting retreat offers a sanctuary for nature lovers and adventurers alike. In the winter months, the landscape transforms into a winter wonderland, with streams, creeks, and waterfalls cascading through the lush forests. Lichen adorns the trees, while curious newts explore their surroundings. It's a magical time to reconnect with nature and marvel at the beauty of the season. As the temperatures rise in the summer, our homestead comes alive with vibrant gardens bursting with vegetables and flowers, fruit trees in bloom, and a tranquil pond offers the perfect spot for a dip. Keep an eye out for the unique wild ponies that call this valley home, adding to the allure of the landscape. Explore hiking trails that wind through the property, offering glimpses of wildlife and breathtaking vistas at every turn. Nearby rivers and creeks beckon for swimming, while the majestic redwoods and stunning coastline are just a short drive away. Our dome, a true architectural gem, provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience for guests. With its remarkable acoustics, it's the perfect setting for yoga sessions, writing retreats, or simply soaking in the serenity of the surroundings. In the colder months, cozy up next to the wood stove and indulge in a hot bath while a pot of soup simmers on the stove. Accessible via a well-maintained gravel and dirt road, our homestead offers a secluded escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Please note that AWD/4WD is required during the winter months to navigate the terrain safely. Whether you're seeking solitude and reflection or adventure and exploration, our majestic homestead offers something for everyone. We invite you to experience the magic of our sanctuary and create memories that will last a lifetime. Welcome home.NOTE! Please read the whole description and reach out if you have questions before booking. Thank you! 30 ft geodesic dome on a west facing slope tucked into a woodland hillside. Incredible views with immediate access to hiking and adventures. Full indoor kitchen, full size bed and a full size mattress in the loft for the brave. Bedding for the bed below is provided as well as towels. Please bring additional bedding if you wish to use the mattress in the loft. Clawfoot tub and woodstove inside. Composting toilet and shower in shared shower house 25ft from dome. Dome is within a 2 acre fenced compound with other very cool residents, all on a larger 80 acre property just 6.5 miles SW of Ukiah, CA.
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19 ratings · 16 reviews
Sze Wai Y.recommends
June 23, 2024
Geodesic Dome
Beautiful property, nice host and lots to do in the surrounding area!
Wendy K.recommends
June 17, 2024
Geodesic Dome
Amazing site!
We had a wonderful time staying at El El Cool Ranch! The dome is a sight to behold in its own right, and the land it's on is beautiful. The dome has everything you need, and was a perfect respite from our busy lives. Elias shared some of the eggs from his small flock of chickens and herbs from his garden, and overall was an amazing host. All of these animals were adorable, and our dog loved running around to explore.
Maya Y.recommends
June 16, 2024
Geodesic Dome
I love everything about this space, so much care was put into every detail. The property itself was cool, remote and easy to explore. Elias was incredibly kind and accommodating, and made sure we had everything we needed. I'm so grateful for my memories made here! Thank you!
Jee S.recommends
May 12, 2024
Geodesic Dome
A solitude place <3
We love the Geo dome and everything about it, and still keep thinking about it. Eli was not available but introduced Rose who was going to meet us . Rose was always available to assist. She was fabulous & kind. Thank you for the fresh eggs. We read reviews and went there well prepared. We drove AWD Subaru , and can see why you might need AWD vehicle when the road condition was wet/in winter. I love the "safe feeling". Coming from a big city, I don't always feel safe. I met wonderful Rose and Jess. They were so nice & sweet. I slept well and felt safe. The bed was comfortable. I love the sounds of the cricket, frogs, animals at night and birds, hens, trees swinging in the morning. It was definitely mood lifting and the mountain in front of you window just so perfect and beautiful. We came here to escape the crazyness of the outside world. But needed to work some. They had strong wifi, this was super helpful. No phone signal at the dome but we didn't miss it. When you went down the foothill, you will get the reception. Having the firewood was a fun experience. It didn't warm up the whole room but it was enough to read and relax in front of the fireplace. We love the cute clawfoot bathtub. We brought extra blankets but they do have extra blankets for us. Early morning and nights are cool, We went there in early May. The weather was quite warm during the day. Lulu was a very sweet dog & loved playing with our dog. We had a great stay for 5 days/4 nights
Ruthie P.recommends
May 2, 2024
Geodesic Dome
What a beautiful geodesic dome stay! Eli has an incredible piece of land with water, trails, friendly residents and a secured and fenced 2 acre living area that was perfect for our 2 small dogs. So a rustic, remote, and refreshing retreat in nature. The dome was truly special. We loved making fires in the woodstoce and I enjoyed the claw foot bathtub. We also loved Lulu the dog
L M.
April 27, 2024
Geodesic Dome
Tranquil getaway
This is a beautiful and picturesque area that feels super remote. The dome is spacious and the bed was comfortable. We were able to use the bathtub for a really relaxing bath and the farm fresh eggs were a fun perk. The dirt road there was pretty long and definitely best with a higher clearance AWD vehicle. We made it in my Subaru Impreza but were grateful it wasn’t raining or muddy. The dome is chilly so bring WARM cozy clothes for evening and chilly mornings. The wood fire place didn’t warm it up much. Overall it’s a relaxing getaway, good for yoga and reading and maybe day tripping to wineries/orr hot springs or the ocean.
Ukiah, Mendocino, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Central Pomo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Elias R.Joined in February 2024
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