Relax and Renew

80 acres, two homes, and a private lake in Mendocino County

Big Pond Little Fish includes two separate homes: the Lodge, which is the primary vacation rental, and the Ranch House,
which may be reserved in conjunction with the Lodge to accommodate additional guests.

 

About Big Pond Little Fish

Big Pond Little Fish lies among the rolling coastal hills of Mendocino County in Northern California. This enchanting 80-acre natural paradise includes two homes and can accommodate more than 15 guests—ideal for a family gathering, retreat, or weekend with friends.

At the heart of the property is a five-acre pond surrounded by meadows and oak, pine, and madrone trees. Jump from your own private swimming dock into the pristine water and feel yourself unwind. Stroll along paths that meander throughout the property. Take your time. Breathe in the view from one of the many lookout spots. Notice your worries lift as you let the stunning beauty of Big Pond soothe your soul.  

Amazingly calm, private, quiet—this gently tended natural landscape invites rest, reflection, and relaxation. Here is your opportunity to renew yourself. Lay down a blanket under a shady oak. Be still. Hear the cry of a hawk, watch the deer grazing nearby, notice how gently the heron skims the water.

Big Pond welcomes you to make yourself at home. Both the Lodge and the Ranch House have been recently remodeled and provide everything you need to be comfortable: fully equipped kitchens, top-quality beds, plenty of fresh linens, and lots of space to stow your gear and spread out. The bright, squeaky clean homes are each filled with natural light and fresh air from large windows that look out onto the meadows, forest, and Big Pond, only a stone’s throw away.

Once you let go and surrender to the calm of Big Pond, you’ll experience a sense of renewal. You’ll feel safe and at home in the arms of this private haven.

 

The Lodge

overview

Minimum Stay
Sleeps
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
Internet
Pets Considered
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking

3 days
9+
4
2+
Yes
No
Yes
Outside only

The Ranch House

OVERVIEW

Minimum Stay
Sleeps
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
Internet
Pets Considered
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking

3 days
4+
2+
2
Yes
No
No
Outside Only

**The Ranch House may be reserved in conjunction with the Lodge to accommodate additional guests.

 

Location Information

Located in Laytonville, Big Pond Little Fish is 150 miles north of San Francisco in the center of the Sonoma/Mendocino Wine Country. The retreat is a short 4 miles from downtown Laytonville, which offers all necessary services. The town of Willits is about 15 miles south, Fort Bragg on the coast is 40 miles west, and the Avenue of the Giants Redwoods is an hour drive north. The charming, historic towns of Mendocino and Healdsburg are each only a 90-minute drive away.