Forest View Ranch is the perfect location for a socially distant vacation! Our 80-acre ranch accepts rentals from one group at a time, meaning you won’t share the space with other guests during your visit. If you’re tired of being cooped up at home, but not ready to travel somewhere busy, Forest View Ranch is the place for you!
If you are working remotely and the kids are distance learning we have powerful WiFi boosters allowing you to work and learn poolside or under the redwoods. Take your office and classroom outside! When you are done with the day you have 80 acres of ranch and forest to enjoy. And the ocean is only 20 minutes away. Because of Forest View Ranch’s uniquely rural setting, we are confident that you can visit our space safely.
When you book a stay at the ranch, you’ll have full use of our ranch amenities which include private trails, campfires, dining areas, swimming pool, screened-in, indoor/outdoor kitchen for cooking, as well as our outdoor picnic table area, which seats 8-12 people with allowances for social distancing. Additionally, our new Creekside Cabin has a mini-kitchen, including a sink with running water, a mini refrigerator, and a propane stove (call Fred for details).
Your stay at Forest View Ranch includes BOTH OF THESE VACATION UNITS.
- Ranch Suite: (sleeps 4)
- Tree House Cabin: (sleeps 2)
Forest View Ranch includes these two vacation units:
Ranch Suite (sleeps 4)
The Ranch Suite at Forest View Ranch has a private lawn with a view of the seasonal creek and the surrounding orchards. The space offers a queen bed and a full bed there is a fireplace to enjoy. The suite has French doors that open out to our seasonal creek. Enjoy all the comforts of a modern vacation suite including a coffee bar, microwave, ample storage, closet, tile shower, flat screen TV and Wi-Fi.
Tree House (sleeps 2)
The Tree House is a cottage built in 1944 upon an ancient Redwood stump. The redwood deck overlooks our Ranch and surrounding forest. This one of a kind space provides all the cozy amenities you need to enjoy your time staying at our ranch. This unit has a double bed, coffee bar, microwave, closet, shower, flat screen TV, and deck chairs to enjoy the view of the valley.
One of a kind views of nature
2 Outdoor tubs
Outdoor Redwood Shower
Additional single bed cot available to use.
80 acres nestled in a fertile valley along Fife Creek
Beautiful 1 acre organic garden
Apple, Plum, Peach, and Pear Orchards
Seasonal fresh garden vegetables delivered to the outdoor kitchen
Fred and Tania’s ranch provided for the most memorable family vacation for our family and two boys (ages 5 & 8). The animals, the pool, the treehouse, the swings, the campfire…I could go on and on. The space is also beautiful and relaxing for adults, and Fred and Tania are incredibly gracious hosts. There is so much to do in the area- the beach, redwoods and vineyards are all an easy drive- we could have happily spent many more days at the ranch. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a very, very special experience. We hope to be back soon! Yasmine
You found paradise! A place dedicated to the tranquility of nature.
Rest, restore, and connect with what matters most in life here, at Forest View Ranch.
You have discovered a one of kind place where the wind carries the sweet scent of apple blossoms in the evening and the stars light the path after dusk. Forest View Ranch is an 80-acre ranch in the Russian River valley has a seasonal creek that supports an ecosystem of vital native plants and animals who share the land. Throughout the year a variety of flowers, birds, butterflies and wildlife make their home at the ranch.
The ranch is nestled among Ancient Redwoods of the pacific northwest. They are impressive reminders of how we are stewards of this extraordinary place and our time with them is sacred.
Forest View Ranch offers picnic tables, 3 fire pits and numerous gathering spaces to enjoy family BBQ’s and quality shared meals.
On the western edge of the ranch there is a custom treehouse built by Fred Von Renner for his children. Next to the treehouse is a rope swing and rock sculpture.
Because a ranch isn’t a ranch without eggs, Forest View Ranch hosts chickens and ducks as permanent feather ambassadors. You are welcome to ask them to share their eggs.
Awaken with the sun spilling a gentle warm blanket over the redwoods, walk the grounds and be greeted by butterflies and hummingbirds finding nectar in our gardens. Hike the private paths that surround our ranch. Enjoy cooking with the seasons in our outdoor kitchen. Bask in the sun, take a swim in the pool. Relax and enjoy all the unique areas made for impromptu picnics. Take a relaxing hot bath in our outdoor tubs. Evenings are filled with the beauty of star filled skies and stories by a campfire.
History of Forest View Ranch
Established in 1934 when timber and logging companies were moving on from the coast. Forestview Ranch next to Armstrong Woods was created with its heritage apple orchard. The ranch was purchased in 1995 by our family. Early on the long-term goals were to continue to preserve the heritage apple orchards and surrounding native plants and trees along with sharing this one of a kind place with folks.