This place is like the perfect setting for seeing the REAL California. The owners are regular folks, not some spawn of a nutty hotel family that shows up on reality shows. I'm a native Southern Californian and if I were bringing in guests for the "real California" experience, this would be a must-hit place. It's really peaceful and yeah, the property goes WAY back to the 1800s, but rennovations bringing it up to modern standards will be obvious to any homeowner. Pathways, patios, lighting, landscaping... I was reminding myself, it's a private home, not a hotel. Did I mention this place is a winery too? Okay, just keep that little tidbit in mind.
I was clueless about this being a sought-after set up for any kind of event/party/wedding/reunion you would want to do for a couple-three hundred people. How awesomely romantic would it be to get married here? Or just throw the most amazing birthday and tri-tip barbecue ever?
I thought they just had the main building that the family stays in, but they have bungalows that friends and family can sleep in if you use it for a big Godfather wedding scene bash. I was able to get some pictures of the private-event area that's closed to the public, unless you are supposed to be there (oops). There's a pool and poolhouse on property too, but I didn't get close enough to take a real picture.
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February 3, 2013
Thank you so much for your thoughts and for sharing them with the world. At Holman Ranch, hospitality and making guests feel at home is our number one goal. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us and it was our pleasure to meet you and host you at our home. We hope to see you again sometime soon and please keep sharing your experience. We love making new friends! Thanks!
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