BACK IN TIME ... A PIECE OF CASE RANCH INN HISTORY
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
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.
purchased the Case house in 1992 with the dream of converting
it to a bed and breakfast inn. This was a once-in-a-lifetime
experience ... and a tremendous labor of love!
the remodel, a friend of ours kindly lent us a 34-foot motor
home to park on the property - living quarters during the
remodel. Twenty-one weeks later (too many weeks in a motor
home!), in October of 1999, we moved back in with still much
work to be done. In all, it took two years to create the exquisite
bed and breakfast that is now enjoyed by guests from all points
around the globe.