|Case Ranch Inn is a place where time stands still and serenity is found. We have created an experience for our guests that blends modern day conveniences, a simple luxury, and the peacefulness of yesteryear.
Case Ranch Inn is a Registered National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Habitat, the 2-acre setting includes - the main house with 2 guest rooms and a cottage, a wrap around sitting porch, lush gardens, gazebo, pond and fountain.
Looking Back ... Going Forward
Built around 1894 by Joseph Walker, the Case Ranch was purchased by James L. Case in 1910 when it consisted of a Victorian farmhouse on 50 acres in the rolling hills of the Russian River Valley --- in beautiful Sonoma County where apples were the reigning crop. Mr. Case, the Methodist Church minister, was an active voice in the farm labor movement, and the Case Ranch was the center of much protest activity during the Great Depression.
Years later, the Russian River Valley now boasts the finest of wines rather than apples, and the Case Ranch now sits on two acres on a quiet, country road with many remaining fruit trees. It is now a registered Sonoma County Historical Landmark.
The Case House was purchased by Diana Van Ry and her husband Allan Tipton in 1992 with the dream of converting it to a bed and breakfast inn. This resulted in more work than they had anticipated - turning a farm house into an elegant inn for travelers. They officially opened the bed and breakfast in 2001 and served over 2000 guests by the time they retired in May of 2013.
Case Ranch Inn is now owned by Barbara Wolf. Barbara became interested in bed and breakfasts after traveling extensively with her daughters in Europe ... staying at a wide variety of charming bed and breakfast lodgings from the British Isles to Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, and Italy.
Initially, she considered buying a bed and breakfast in Ashland, Oregon because of the Shakespearean Festival and theatre season in Ashland during the summer months, but ultimately decided on the Sonoma wine country area because of the stunning scenery, beautiful climate, and wealth of cultural activities.
Barbara was specifically attracted to Case Ranch Inn because of its beautiful grounds, many fruit trees, the design of the interior of the bed and breakfast, plus the history of the home.
Prior to purchasing Case Ranch Inn, Barbara was an estate planning lawyer for over 30 years in south Florida specializing in estate planning and elder law. She has 2 daughters (one who is a writer/English teacher, and one who is an environmental scientist working on climate change and endangered species) and 4 grandchildren in the San Francisco area. Her passions include gardening, travel, and gourmet cooking.
You can expect an exceptional experience when staying at Case Ranch Inn!