My husband and I spent 3 nights at Sand Rock Farm and loved every minute of it. The house is beautiful...full of wonderful treasures. Our room (one of the least expensive) was lovely and comfortable and had everything we needed including fresh flowers from the garden. The house has a great enclosed sunporch which we adopted as our special place to read and relax after a day of hiking.
Even better than the house are the grounds around it. Chris's gardens are a delight with blooms of every kind which in turn attract a wide variety of birds. We began and ended each day with a walk around the grounds enjoying the fresh air scented with dozens of kinds of flowers and filled with birdsong.
And to top it all off, Chris was a wonderful hostess - friendly, attentive and very accomdodating. My husband is wheat intolerant and she very graciously provided him with breakfasts that were perfect for his needs. Meanwhile I enjoyed all the regular yummy things like goat cheese souffle and blueberry coffeecake.
Add to all this that Sand Rock Farm is convenient both to Santa Cruz, Elkhorn Slough area (for birding) and Monterey and it was a pretty perfect getaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Celebrate the Art of the Good Life at our turn-of-the-century country estate/former winery. Local produce is incorporated in culinary marvels served at breakfast. Proprietor Kris Sheehan gives insider tips on wineries, antiquing and specialty garden nurseries. Fountains splash, art and artifacts abound, sunlight streams into this glorious Arts-and-Crafts farmhouse, nestled in ten acres of meadows, twisting oaks and towering redwoods on the Monterey Bay. "Simplicity at its best." ... more less