Let me begin by saying this is not for everyone. If you enjoy waking up at the Mariott/Doubletree/Hyatt/Hilton and not being exactly sure where you are, because they are all the same and you know what to expect...then you may not enjoy this. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a break from the ordinary, where you step out of your TeepEee directly into fresh air and beautiful views of cherry orchards, distant mountains and valleys and some vineyards....where you are a guest and yet also an individual. where your sleep might briefly get disturbed once by a mustang-in-training (as opposed to a hotel room party or guests coming up the elevator, for example), you enjoy the open-air baths and showers (yes privacy is secured)then this could be the place for you! It is a working ranch and farm, the family is INCREDIBLY hoospitable, even recently in the face of some weather that risked damaging their very valuable crops they kept a chipper face on it.
The breakfast was wonderful, lunch salad during the wine ride delectable, the horse ride fantastic and I found they flexed when no one else showed up, I had an individual ride! BTW- the coffee was fantasic- I have no idea what the other reviewer could have meant unless they prefer McDonalds or something. Rich, deep, hot and delicious and out and ready by 7am every morning rain or shine!
Beautiful views over the valley, firepits stocked with wood, everythng super clean and wonderful.
And so what if you need to call or email your reservation (another complaint I saw)? Again, something only those who seek vanilla anonymity and lack of human connection might want- you get out what you put into life... is it SO hard to make a call or send an email? Then, please do stay at the Marriott so I can stay here....
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