This is my 6th trip to Oz Farm and I know I'll keep coming back. It's such a dream of a property combining organic farming and wilderness. Where else can you read a book in the bathtub overlooking fields while the sun sets?
Dean and Margaret are fantastic hosts and very welcoming.
If staying for a while I recommend:
- making a booking in town (Point Arena) at Bird Cafe & Supper Club
- pizza out on the pier at the end of Port Rd (they also serve cider grown and made at Oz Farm!)
- buying fresh-caught salmon from a local fisherman. You can bake it in the pizza oven back at Oz Farm!
My 3rd or 4th stay at Salmon Creek Ranch. Excellent as always.
Great camping choice within driving distance of San Francisco. I knew to bring cash and bought myself a steak (from their ranch!) to cook by the campfire in the evening (there's a grill that swivels over the coals). Delicious.
Our stay at Yuba River Retreat was simply magical. We stayed in a stone cabin with unspoiled views over the canyon tree-scape. There was even an outdoor shower with river views to boot!
We hiked on private trails around the property past oaks, manzanitas, mosses and even a waterfall (!) - all the way down to the riverfront where we sat for hours just soaking in the natural splendor. Can't recommend more highly.
Although only a few hours from the city, Yuba River Retreat feels like entering another world. The worst part of our trip was remembering that I had to leave!