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Dramatic 2-Story Country Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type chateau / country house


chateau / country house

About the property

This unique and relaxing property is 20 miles from downtown Sacramento.

Our gorgeous contemporary home has all the amenities - big kitchen, screened porch, interior waterfall, 3bdrm/3bath with room to sleep more. The home has soaring 26-foot wood ceilings in the entrance, offset by cozy interior spaces delightful for visiting and relaxing. This serene 6-acre ranch setting has horses in the pasture, ducks in the ponds and its own private airstrip. It is a beautiful, peaceful and comfortable setting.

We DO NOT offer the venue for weddings, although it can be rented for special events of up to 40 guests through www.skyridgeranchevents.com by special arrangement with Barbara.

There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms in the home. We have additional tall inflatable mattresses so, if people don't need their own private bedrooms, we can easily sleep up to 12.

We are close to many Lodi wineries, the foothills of the Sierra's and the increasingly sophisticated (and fun) city of Sacramento.

If you want to have additional guests on the property, we have a separate business for renting the venue for special events. Feel free to visit skyridgeranchevents.com to learn more. We've hosted many a bachelorette, and bridal party here as well as catered rehearsal dinners, so we can talk about those options if desired.

More Details

Barbara Thompson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017

About Barbara Thompson

I designed the home and my husband and his construction crew built it. After decades of leadership in business and non-profits, I now offer equine assisted growth and learning activities here at the ranch. I love spending time with my kids and grandkids and am teaching yoga and meditation once again.

Barbara Thompson purchased this chateau / country house in 2002

Why Barbara Thompson chose California

If hanging out with your friends or family is your priority, our home is an excellent choice. The property is isolated from the noise and activity of the outside world. The setting is comfortable and relaxed with choices of interior and exterior settings.

The most frequent comment I get is that the environment is serene and beautiful. We're surrounded by vineyards. Guests can explore the chill vibe of the Gold Country or the buzz of downtown Sacramento as each is 20 minutes away.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Dramatic 2-Story Country Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

A serene and beautiful retreat perfect for a family relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Barbara was a lovely hostess and greeted us when we arrived. When we needed anything, she took care of it, and we were generally left to enjoy the lovely home and property. We like to cook and the kitchen was well appointed for preparing meals, and we were able to host a small family dinner. We especially enjoyed the beautiful surroundings, and we will choose to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is true to the description- dramatic, spacious country home not too far from the city. As we were there for junior Olympics with a very hectic schedule it was so nice to feel as though we had our own little retreat each night to recover from the days excitement. Our host Barbara was fantastic and gracious. Although she lives on the property, in a separate unit, we felt as though we had the place to ourselves but could reach out to her if needed for anything. The only time we really knew she was on the premises was when the sprinkler system was on in the morning as she was tending to the horses. A relaxing way to wake up in the morning to enjoy the cascading waterfall from the porch with cup of joe. This is a wonderful secluded property if you are looking for a getaway that can accommodate a big party. The only thing that would make it better is a pool!

Thank you Barbara for your outstanding hospitality.

The entire Need for Speed crew!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5

First I would like to thank Barbara and Eric for allowing us to stay at their beautiful place and all the help they provided. We stayed for 4 days and 3 nights initially with a family of 7 but other family arrived and ended up with 10. There was more than enough room and everyone slept comfortably. At night the family gathered in the large living area and played board games, some which came with the house. The grounds are beautiful with a pond in front and green grass. The house is even more beautiful. A 2 story central heat and air conditioned log cabin type with a huge master bedroom with Jacuzzi and an amazing shower... you gotta try it!!! down stairs bedrooms were quite comfortable and plenty of bathrooms so no fighting for toilet time. My family was thoroughly impressed and stated over and over that it was a great property pick and all would like to go back next year but for a longer stay. The house was clean with excellent decor with lots of extras, washer, dryer, dishes, pots, pans, refrigerator, and linen. I highly recommend this property and be prepared for a quiet, relaxing, high quality stay. Thanks again . Danny, El Paso TX

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous wedding accomodation

  • 5 of 5

I needed a place for my future daughter-in-law and her bridesmaids to stay before her wedding. I chose Barbara's place and couldn't be happier that I did. The home is so beautiful, comfortable and spacious. We ended up using the house to take all the pre-wedding pictures and got some absolutely beautiful shots. Barbara is a charming and gracious host and made sure our stay was everything we wanted it to be.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful retreat space!

  • 5 of 5

Barbara was a gracious host. She was quick to respond before our stay and accommodated our need to come in earlier and stay a bit later. Both her home and the surrounding grounds provided the retreat my work team needed. It was peaceful, spacious and beautiful. This will definitely be a place we would consider again for future stays.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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tranquil setting/ homey feeling

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion in the area and rented the house for my immediate family,10 adults It's on a lovely property with a big lawn and pond....great for watching the sun rise, ducks and bunnies! It has a great kitchen which got lots of use, a screened in porch where we ate our breakfast every morning and a large living room for lots of fun conversation. I was a little confused regarding the bedrooms and sleeping arrangements. There are 3 spacious bedrooms and an open loft that is an office. From the description I thought that would be a bedroom but we ended up putting a very comfortable inflatable mattress....which was fine but there wouldn't be any privacy if a couple were to sleep there. Our adult daughter slept on an inflatable mattress on our room (the master is huge), then we had two in the living room.

The owner's of this property are super nice and very accommodating. I would rent it again in a heart beat!

FYI...this property is really out in the country which is part of the charm. There is a little store a couple of miles away for small items, milk and bread.

The closest shopping is Gault or Elk Grove. So just make sure you plan accordingly and plan a head to stock your kitchen if your doing meals.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
HIghway 99
Nearest Beach
112 Miles
San Francisco Bay Area
Car: necessary

I send a set of specific directions to all our guests before arrival. Please give these to all who are driving to the property as GPS (even the major ones) are not reliable in getting people here.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Wilton, Central Valley California

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
House cleaning £76
Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Base rate is for 5 people. Price is an additional $38 per person over 5 guests. We can accommodate up to 12 guests if we use our tall inflatable beds.

No PARTIES or other guests allowed on property unless private agreement and payments have been pre-arranged with owner.

Two night minimum on weekends and major holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Wilton, USA

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Has room for an additional inflatable Queen bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Has room for an additional twin bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Sleeping loft, not a private bedroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite has room for an inflatable Queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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