Thoreau once wrote, “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” It was this sentiment that lead me to Spirit Hill Farm. From the start, my aim has been to create a pastoral realm where nature and culture come together. And where guests come to know themselves more deeply.
Built in 1909 by early settlers of Green Valley, Spirit Hill is one of the oldest continually working farms in the area. The main house is a faithful restoration of a century-old foursquare. The guesthouse is a beautiful re-incarnation of the farm’s original barn. Both offer simple, open floor plans that offer incredible views through every window. The property is situated on an acre of lushly landscaped grounds, and is surrounded by vineyards and orchards where the cycles of Nature play out under California skies.
When you’re in Wine Country, you’re never far from your next glass. This much is true. But there’s more to Wine Country than wine. Or cheese. Or any other savory bite. West County offers just as many options for nature lovers and thrill seekers as it does for gourmets and gourmands. You just have to know where to look.
Spirit Hill Farm is not a hotel, not an Inn, not a B&B. It’s more like a villa. Or a farm stay. That’s because we’re not about “rack-rates” or “occupancy.” We’re about being here as much as we can. Making the most of what the land affords us. And sharing it with our family and friends and perhaps you, too.