The Nye Ranch is a large, cozy, comfortable 100-year-old redwood farmhouse. It sits on 6 acres and has beautiful ocean views and a path to the beach. Just 2 miles north of the town of Fort Bragg on Hwy 1, it is the perfect choice for large family gatherings. The Ranch is furnished with both antiques and with art by local artists; giving it a warm lived in but up to date feel. Ask the caretaker to see his award winning photography.
Everyone feels at home at the Nye Ranch…..young and old alike. At times you feel as though you are in the middle of a National Geographic movie. Whales spout and breech in the ocean directly in front of the Ranch while herons, hawks, falcons, kites, and osprey search for prey in the air and on the ground. Resident quail and sparrows will greet you in the morning and if you’re lucky you’ll see the albino sparrow visiting the bird feeders. In the spring the barn swallows arrive and begin their annual nesting at the Ranch. If you’re patient and have keen eyes you can see sea lions in the ocean with the spotting scope while enjoying your morning coffee or tea in the kitchen or while sitting on the deck.
All the amenities for a pleasant stay are included. But don’t forget to bring warm clothing, as it can be foggy and cool in the middle of summer here. It’s a great break from the valley heat but can certainly take you by surprise. There’s plenty of shopping to do in Fort Bragg and in the village of Mendocino so don’t fret if you forget your favorite sweater.
If you’re feeling like an outdoor adventure, please try the outdoor shower. Showering while looking at llamas and whatever other wildlife decides to make an appearance, is definately a unique experience.
The worst thing about visiting the Nye Ranch is having to say goodbye at the end of your stay.
There are horses, llamas, cats, and dogs that live at the Nye Ranch barn. They are friendly and do like to visit whoever is in the house, so if you have animal allergies you might have a problem. There are nice old rustic beach cruiser bicycles to ride while you are visiting. If you have long bike rides planned, don’t forget your mountain bike, as there are many places to ride nearby. The haul road is 1000 ft. from the Nye Ranch and is a wonderful place to walk or bike ride. It connects you with MacKerricher State Park and the sand dunes to the north and it will soon be open all the way to the town of Fort Bragg to the south. There are also several great kayaking opportunities in the area including Ten Mile River, the Noyo River, Big River, the Navarro River, Lake Cleone (which is within walking distance), and of course ocean kayaking for the professionals.
There are accommodations for 12-15.
Upstairs we have the following: 1 bedroom with a QUEEN bed. 1 bedroom with a DOUBLE bed. Open office space with TRUNDLE TWIN beds.
Downstairs includes: 1 bedroom with a DOUBLE bed. 1 private room with a QUEEN bed. Open garden room with TWIN beds. There is also a loft with 4 TWIN beds.
The first floor bath has a shower. The second floor bath has a shower/tub combination.
There is central heat and a wood-burning stove.
The kitchen is equipped with a range and oven, a microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher. Small appliances include coffee maker and toaster. There is a dining area connected to the kitchen.
The living room is equipped with cable TV, a DVD player, and wireless internet.
There is a large redwood deck with gorgeous ocean and ranch views. There is a propane gas BBQ. There are 2 paths to the beach…..one for walking and one for bike riding.
There is no garage use available at the Nye Ranch.
There is no smoking allowed at the Nye Ranch due to the extreme fire danger.
The Nye Ranch is only minutes from all of the following:
Glass Beach, MacKerricher State Park, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Noyo Harbor where you can arrange to go kayaking, whale watching or deep-sea fishing, the Skunk Train, Redwood Health Club, Ricochet Ridge Ranch for horseback riding on the beach, Harvest Market (the most amazing grocery store), Fort Bragg’s shops and art galleries. We are 12 miles from the village of Mendocino and if you care to spend a day in wine country it’s just over an hour to the tasting rooms in the Anderson Valley on Hwy 128. Of course there is a local winery which is a lovely drive about 15 miles up Hwy 1 and which now has a tasting room in downtown Fort Bragg. The Lost Coast Wilderness and Usal Beach are about an hours drive north as well.