Discover Ricochet Ridge Ranch
Your weekend stay begins upon your arrival at the MacCallum House Inn, located in the heart of Mendocino. The original Victorian mansion, built in 1882 by William H. Kelley, was a wedding gift to his daughter, Daisy MacCallum, and is a historic landmark. Filled with charm and romance, and antiques of a bygone era, the MacCallum House stands at the very heart of the quiet Mendocino village. An easy stroll brings you to untouched beaches, art galleries, live theater, shops, restaurants, and rugged ocean cliffs. Rooms include a full breakfast and a complimentary wine hour featuring wines from throughout the California wine country. Your first evening you will enjoy a three-course dinner in their formal dining room accompanied by hand crafted local wines.
Start your second day with a full hearty breakfast at the MacCallum House. Your limousine will meet you at the inn for a 10 AM departure for your day of touring local Anderson Valley Wineries. You will be greeted by a complimentary glass of sparkling wine from Roederer Estate. Your luxury SUV limousine will travel through the beautiful Navarro River Valley, through stately redwood forests and arrive at your first winery at 10:45 am, for a VIP tasting and tour. After touring a second winery, you will be treated to a gourmet picnic lunch, served al fresco at one of the scenic winery locations. Each meal is prepared by the chefs of the MacCallum House, an acclaimed restaurant in the heart of the Mendocino village. Lunch includes a delicious vegetarian or turkey sandwich, organic Kettle Chips, fresh whole fruit, gourmet olives and homemade oatmeal cookies. After lunch, enjoy tastings and VIP tours at two additional wineries before making your way back to the Mendocino Coast. Your evening is free to dine at one of the many restaurants in Mendocino or Fort Bragg, enjoy a soak in the hot tub, a sunset walk on the headlands, or an evening performance a the Mendocino Theater Company.
Your third day begins again with a full hearty breakfast at the MacCallum House Inn. Following breakfast, and take a short drive north to Ricochet Ridge Ranch for a wonderful four hour or all day horseback excursion on deserted coastal beaches and in the magnificent redwood forests. We have horses that are both fit and sensible, safe for all levels of rider, English and Western. Both rides include opportunities for riding through a horse ranch, a cattle ranch, past virgin redwood trees thousands of years old, cresting mountain peaks overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You will also ride on Ten Mile Beach, where osprey and pelican circle overhead and seals and whales cavort offshore. All Day rides include a picnic lunch under a grove of virgin redwoods, along a river bank, or on the mountain top with views for miles. You won't believe the quality of the horses! After your ride, return to Mendocino, or explore Fort Bragg. Spend the evening relaxing fireside in the lounge at the MacCallum House.
Start your last day in Mendocino with breakfast at the MacCallum House Inn. Spend the morning perusing local galleries and shops. Check out of the MacCallum House Inn by 12:00 noon. Farewell to Mendocino!