View of the back of our house - the Dreaming Tower Studio is the very top part with the covered deck around it.
View of the front of our house - the top 2 levels are the "Dreaming Tower"
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1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Dreaming of a digital detox? Looking for a little get up in your giddy up? Our spacious, handcrafted tower studio offers a unique glimpse into the hippie lifestyle—but with all the modern creature comforts along with easy access to equestrian adventures. Perched atop Greenwood Ridge this tranquil refuge offers stunning forest views & blissful peace. We are also near an ancient redwood forest, cozy coastal towns & world-class wineries of Anderson Valley. So come enjoy this bit of heaven on earth.

The space

The Dreaming Tower (completely private) is on the 3rd and 4th floor of the main house (where we live) and is accessible by a private outdoor grapevine lined staircase. Once you breathe in the fresh air and the incredible at the top the stairs – you’ll take a right into your room. The art-filled main room (3rd floor) is an open studio design with lots of windows, a queen sized bed, dining table and a kitchenette. The kitchen area includes a mini-fridge, 2 burner gas stove, sink, microwave, small blender, toaster, toaster oven, coffee grinder and marker, utensils, cookware and dinnerware. Also provided is a bottle of my favorite red wine from a local winery, coffee/ tea and essential condiments, including sugar, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.
The private full bathroom is accessible by a very short walk OUTSIDE on your covered deck and is equipped with a standing shower (see photos). If you want to get even higher, climb the inside stairs to the 4th floor loft, where you’ll discover an enchanted space with more awe inspiring views and the “Turret Art Gallery & Mini Museum” with changing exhibits for your pleasure.
Warning: Cuteness alert - we just added a new member to our family - our baby was born this June and will be contributing to the country sounds... Needless to say we do our best to minimize the crying, especially at night.


*The location:
Since we share the property with Ross Ranch horseback rides can easily be arranged in advance – for either the surrounding redwood forest area or on Manchester beach, a 40 minute drive away. We are also conveniently located between the charming, and often overlooked, coastal town of Elk (our nearest town/30 min drive) and the Anderson Valley tasting rooms (30 min drive). Make a trip to Elk for a great breakfast at Queenie’s Roadhouse café, a nice walk on Greenwood Beach and then either head along the coast south to tour the Point Arena Lighthouse (30 min drive) or north to the historic town of Mendocino (30 min drive). Or head to the quaint Anderson Valley for a stroll beneath the giant old-growth redwood trees at Hendy Woods State Park (20 min drive) and an afternoon of wine tasting and bahl gorms (“good food” in Boontling, the almost extinct local language).
*Note: We are located in a very rural area surrounded by forestland and the nearest town is Elk (about 30 min drive away). Getting here and around requires driving on windy rural roads and even thought we are only 130 miles north of San Francisco - it will take you at least 3 hours to get here, so plan accordingly. Also, getting to our house involves driving less than 1/2 a mile on a well-maintained gravel road - my Mini Cooper makes it just fine - that being said "The Dreaming Tower" may be more suited to the hearty adventurous traveler looking to "get away from it all" and rediscover peace, quiet and natural beauty :)

Driving Times and Distances from Us:
- Elk (~30 min/ 8 miles)
- Mendocino (~45 min/ 23 miles)
- Fort Bragg (~1 hr/ 33 miles)
- Point Arena (~1hr/ 25 miles)
- Fort Ross State Historic Park, Jenner (~2 hrs/ 70 miles)
- Hendy Wood State Park (~20 min/ 9 miles)
- Boonville (~35 min/ 18 miles)
- Ukiah (~1 hr, 15 min/ 40 miles)

Animals:
We are a small working farm; therefore we have to be strict about our no pet policy. It is not that we dislike animals, on the contrary we are already flooded with them – we have resident pets (cats and dogs) and livestock (chickens and horses) that we need to consider. We do apologize for the inconvenience!

Guest access

In addition to your private space, you are welcome to relax on our large deck and enjoy the sunshine. You are also free to walk around the property and visit our gardens and walk the gravel driveway. But my sister's house area is private (we will point that out).

Interaction with guests

We are available to help make your stay a pleasant one and make recommendations on activities, food, hikes, etc. We are open friendly and up for interacting as much or as little as you like.

Other things to note

We do allow smoking outside but not in the room.
We do have wireless internet but we have a very limited plan (since satellite is the only option here) and are charged heavily for going over - so we ask that guests please don't live stream movies and download large files. Basic use - email, social media, etc. is fine. Thank you in advance.


Amenities
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee €44
Security Deposit €88
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

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Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house

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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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John User Profile
October 2017
What a great place to stay ! Very cool house ! You have lots of space there and just everything you could possibly need is provided. It is in a wonderful and incredibly diverse area. I went for a 3 hour walk in a old growth redwood forest and the next day took a tour of a lighthouse. I am all ready trying to think of an excuse to go back !

Christie User Profile
October 2017
This is one of the best airbnb places that I've stayed at. Completely welcoming, beautiful both indoors and out, well-located, priced well, perfect for a romantic weekend. Many thanks to Anica and her family!

Akshay User Profile
September 2017
We totally loved our stay here. It was one of the best. Anica is an amazing host and has beautifully decorated her home. She makes you feel very warm and its a delight to stay here. The home was perfect -- a lovely studio in the woods. It was very comfortable and had everything one could ask for. The views are superb. The studio is amazingly decorated with so many artifacts. There is great sunlight and a heater as well. Fantastic location! The studio is very private with separate entrance and complete privacy. It is at the top with a superb view of the surrounding woods. Thanks for such a wonderful stay! Everyone should experience this once

Paul User Profile
September 2017
We spent labor day weekend at Anica's place. The directions provided were clear and the place was easy to find. The studio at the top of the house had beautiful views of the surrounding woods. We spent the late afternoon relaxing on the deck outside the room. The place was spotless and decorated with a large assortment of artwork from around the world. The kitchen was well equipped with all the essentials. Anica kindly provided a local bottle of wine and some vegetables from the garden. The location is ideal: a short drive to the coast and to Anderson valley. It was a great escape from the city. We would not hesitate for a second to go back for a longer stay.

Chris User Profile
August 2017
This place was fantastic. It's pretty secluded and you get a perfect view of the sea of trees that protect you from the hustle of the city. Seriously, the view is tremendous; the sun rises over the trees and you can see it from the bed (or the deck for an even better view). The space is decorated with a lot of awesome and interesting artwork. It's spacious, the kitchen has a lot of utility, and the bathroom is nice. Anica seems to be as involved as you'd like; she was super helpful with detailed directions and information on the surrounding area. This place exceeds the description and photos.

Perry User Profile
February 2017
My wife and I had an excellent stay at The Dreaming Tower. It was indeed a dreamy place, with its one-of-a-kind architecture, art work, and furniture. Anica and Larry were also warm and welcoming hosts. I'd recommend this place for anyone looking for an outside-the-box weekend getaway.

Drew User Profile
February 2017
Loved staying! Great location, great people and lovely atmosphere. Exactly what was needed for a weekend away. Would rebook in a second.

Elk, California, United StatesJoined in August 2016
Anica User Profile

We are both locals who moved away and moved back – Anica grew up here and went to school in Mendocino and Larry grew up in the Anderson Valley. And we just added a new member to the family - our baby was born this June. We love to travel the world, when we aren’t tending our beloved land. We can answer most of your local natural and cultural history questions. Anica is an avid naturalist and has worked at many of the local State Parks and loves to suggest places and hikes. Hosting is our passion and you will feel at home here, so come stay with us!

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