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Reviewed 6 July 2010

We had a family renion at the ranch and everyone had a great time. Ages ranged from seniors down to babies. Food was outstanding, staff was extremely friendly and the wide variety of activies kept everyone happy.

1Thank travelingcouple
Reviewed 30 May 2010

Whenever I want to get away, I go to Highland Ranch. I find everything I need there. Caring excellent staff, beautiful horses, beautiful scenery, excellent food and wine. The ranch motto "Thou shall not hurry", is felt throughout the stay. I bring my dogs, I bring my son, I bring my husband sometimes. I've stayed at HR for riding clinics,...

1Thank Zodi11
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 8 May 2010

I will never, ever forget my trip to Highland Ranch. It was a life changing experience and I know that I will be back again. You drive up a winding dirt road canopied by huge trees. As you get to the end of the road, the most beautiful ranch opens up at the end of the road. Sprawling meadows, a...

1Thank FreqDiner
Reviewed 17 August 2009

We stayed at the ranch for a week with our young family, and from the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home. Nothing is too much trouble, the service is excellent, and the children were free to play around the ranch (subject to a couple of safety rules!), which freed up some grown up time. The scenery...

Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 12 July 2009

This was our second guest ranch in the past couple of years. We chose Highland Ranch over others since its - driving distance for us (3 hrs), gourmet food and wine, located in a great location (wine country and Mendocino Coast), small (< 25 guests), and plenty of trails for riding. We were not disappointed. The food is excellent. We...

Thank jtooley
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 15 June 2009

Megan and I made sure that the Highland Ranch was one of the first places out of our home state of Illinois that our son, Casey, would visit. It's like being with family. We love the ranch and love the people that work there. If you're visiting Philo, I'm not sure why you'd stay anywhere else.

Thank newtonpea
Valley Center, California
Reviewed 18 April 2009

This place is a dream! It is even prettier than the pictures on the website. The surrounding forests and trails are beautiful and well maintained. The horses are very well mannered. The cabins are warm and cozy. Best of all, the food is great and it is healthy! If you are looking to get away and relax, this is the...

Thank jengregsmom
Oakland, CA
Reviewed 13 March 2009

I have been coming to Highland Ranch every year for five years typically with one or all of my kids. Isolated in the hills and redwood forests of rural Mendocino County, all you hear is the wind blowing through the trees and you see the stars at night. This is one of the most beautiful settings you can imagine. It...

2Thank OaklandNative
Reviewed 8 January 2009

The setting for this rustic, laid-back lodge is gorgeous, the food very good, and the staff exceptionally nice and friendly. There is much to do here, but I recommend that you really understand in advance what you are paying for up front and what will be additional cost. While it was a wedding event, with three meals arranged and paid...

2Thank daytripper081
San Francisco
Reviewed 30 November 2008

Friends of mine had a wonderful wedding at the Highland Ranch, and although the setting and event were fantastic, the surprise at the end was highly disappointing. My wife and I were going to spend the night outside of the ranch, but a friend--who'd already paid to stay on the premises and needed to leave early--offered that we stay in...

2Thank skiprudolf

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  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on a 250 acre estate in the Anderson Valley Wine region. Blackbird Farm is a peaceful guest ranch and farm. Located an easy 2 hours north of San Francisco. With eight clean and comfortable guest cabins surrounding the charming 100 year old Main House where delicious, fresh and wholesome meals are served. Open for vacations, weddings, reunions, retreats and dogs welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blackbird Farm

Address: 18601 Van Zandt Resort Rd, PO Box 198, Philo, CA 95466 (Formerly Highland Ranch)
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Philo
Price Range: €278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Highland Ranch Hotel Philo
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“Cabin 4 and the main house are the best cabins!”
 of 5 bubbles MargoM359, 28 Aug 2012 | Read review
“There are cabins as well as guest rooms on the property. We stayed in a cabin which has two bedrooms. One room has a kingsizs bed and the other two sets of bunk beds, which would be great for a family traveling with children.”
 of 5 bubbles Ohh, 13 May 2012 | Read review
 of 5 bubbles pattimchughrames, 23 May 2011 | Read review
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