June 12, 2023
Queen Room in Farmhouse
It wasn't what we expected, which doesn't mean that we weren't happy in the end. In our case, we were looking for a getaway last minute on memorial day, my girlfriend and i. We live in sebastopol, so the location was great. And we had a wonderful time overall, and discovered an area of California that we weren't familiar with. This place popped up, and the price was right and there was availability. Our expectations were raised by the website which posited a "farmhouse", and a "barn". But a single level manufactured home is not commonly referred to as refer to as a farmhouse. And a two-story garage is not commonly referred to as a barn. In short: rustic, neglected, and a stretch as a property one could rent. However it was quiet, remote, with friendly fellow guests and lots to explore. I loved being able to poke around, and enjoy the bumblebees building their homes in the cob. We stayed in the main house, in the "Queen suite" which we enjoyed, although the experience resembled more closely crashing at a friend's house (a mattress with a fold in the middle is not a queen), than staying in a permaculture retreat. Not much was growing around, in the garden plots, which was surprising, as I expected to learn something about gardening and growth and permaculture,
On the upside, there were plenty of cooking implements, salt and pepper, good clean water, lots of lovely wildlife,
Guys, if you bring your lady here, be prepared for some initial shock and pushback.
June 11, 2023
Tree Swing Campsite - GRPF #5
Pretty place in the wild
Brenda has a great set-up. Lots of different animals on the way in. I woke up to turkeys running around one morning. She's very hospitable and communicative. The outdoor kitchen works for one's camping needs. There are some good wineries nearby as well. Good scenery!
Golden Rocks Permaculture Farm
I enjoyed my stay at Golden Rocks, but I would've liked to have been able to buy some fresh eggs and produce as was advertised in the listing. Seems that currently, there are no chickens on the farm and not much growing. It sounded like more of a homestead than any type of production farm anyway, so I didn't come expecting much. I'd suggest the host update this listing to reflect what's currently available; otherwise, the view from the campsites was beautiful and I did enjoy my stay!
February 9, 2023
Golden Rocks Permaculture Farm #1
Such a sweet stay at Golden Rocks Farm! Brenda is so friendly and you feel more like part of the farm community than “just a guest.” Beautiful views, amazing outdoor shower and cozy communal farm house.
November 7, 2022
Westfalia Camper by Campfire
**Full disclosure** I wasn’t able to make my trip last minute and so this review is based purely off my communication with Brenda.
Brenda was a great communicator with lots of understanding, patience, and kindness when dealing with my chaotic changes in schedule.
I can’t speak obviously to the actual space, however if you’re looking for a host to make you feel at home (even over text), Brenda’s Westfalia is the place to be.
September 6, 2022
Art Studio w/Amazing View!!
We loved staying at Brenda's farm! She was very kind to show us her permaculture garden and her herbs and also the house built from mostly harvested material. The pizza in her new pizza oven was delicious. We saw and heard some wildlife.