Sonoma Valley, California—Glen Ellen is the idyllic setting for this historic Victorian-style ranch house with wraparound porches and views of the gardens, orchards, and vineyards. Inside, five sizable rooms come with antique cast-iron beds, intricately carved dressers, and local artwork. Each room features a private door to the front porch, where guests can enjoy locavore breakfasts of frittatas prepared with veggies grown in the garden, eggs laid by the ranch’s hens, and fresh jams from fruit picked on-site. The fourth-generation owners, Alexa Wood and her family, loan out rackets and tennis balls for those who want to volley on the property’s court and offer tips on visiting nearby wineries. Take home a bottle of the ranch’s own 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, a lively, fruity wine.

Beltane Ranch

Sonoma Valley, California—Glen Ellen is the idyllic setting for this historic Victorian-style ranch house with wraparound porches and views of the gardens, orchards, and vineyards. Inside, five sizable rooms come with antique cast-iron beds, intricately carved dressers, and local artwork. Each room features a private door to the front porch, where guests can enjoy locavore breakfasts of frittatas prepared with veggies grown in the garden, eggs laid by the ranch’s hens, and fresh jams from fruit picked on-site. The fourth-generation owners, Alexa Wood and her family, loan out rackets and tennis balls for those who want to volley on the property’s court and offer tips on visiting nearby wineries. Take home a bottle of the ranch’s own 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, a lively, fruity wine.
Photograph courtesy Steven Krause, Brooklyn Studio West

Vineyard Stays

Photo Gallery of vineyard lodges from the October 2011 issue of National Geographic Traveler.

Read This Next

Meat production leads to thousands of air quality-related deaths annually

At last, a malaria vaccine has passed important clinical trials

Oil company accused of ignoring community concerns about water, wildlife

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet