Sonoma County, California
The Eagle's Nest Treehouse is a unique feature of our
ranch, an incredible treehouse in the middle of a forest
with complete privacy and tranquility but with all the
comforts of home.
The Eagle's Nest was originally built over 20 years
ago by the Mulholland Brothers (famous purveyors of luxury
leather goods), who furnished it with their products and
used it as a secluded office. In 2000 it was featured in
House & Garden Magazine, and in 2016, The Treehouse
Guys TV crew filmed a segment about it for their show.
They told us it was slowly strangling the tree due to its
primitive mounting system. So we hired one of their
associates, Ken Huck, to move it and attach it between two
stronger trees with modern attachments that do not harm
them, and add facilities like heat, water, electricity and
a bathroom with shower.
The resulting expanded treehouse reflects Ken's amazing
artistry and craftsmanship, with new floor, ceiling and
wood trim that he milled from 1,000-year-old fallen
redwood logs on our property. Access via a suspension
bridge, a large wrap-around deck, and a full bathroom
including a shower with floor to ceiling windows looking
out on the forest are just a few of its unique
The treehouse is located in the large forested
section of our 400 acre ranch. It is intended as a farm
stay, enabling visitors to explore the ranch operations
including our ducks, cows, goats and livestock guardian
dogs, learn about sustainable organic farming practices
and where your (best) food comes from, hike the secluded
forest trails and enjoy nature at its best. The ranch is located in such a spectacular
natural setting that we feel a duty to share it with other
people. Visitors rave over its wild pasture and brush land, redwood, pine and bay laurel
forests, and 1.5 miles of Salmon Creek. Hiking
the meadows and the miles of secluded trails, one seldom
sees another human, but may very well spot almost any type of California wild animal and
bird (in addition
to our sparsely distributed livestock).
After a brief
listing on Airbnb and Hipcamp, with the visitors waxing
ecstatically in the guest book about the experiences of
their stays, the treehouse was unfortunately determined by
the County of Somoma to be in violation of its permitting
regulations. After a two year pioneering effort, a permit
was finally obtained, and a large amount of work has been
completed to further upgrade the structure to bring it up
to the required residential standards to satisfy the
permit. Meanwhile visitors to the ranch are able to visit
and tour this unique structure. We anticipate being able
to accept official bookings very soon, please contact us
if you are interested.
For information about visiting the Eagle's Nest,
us or call us at 707-876-1808.
Articles and Videos:
short YouTube video by our first guest, Thomas
Agarate (a drone technology pioneer), depicting his
visiting experience, including spectacular drone
in Santa Barbara Life & Style Magazine , 2017,
about the upgraded Eagle's Nest Treehouse.
in Sonoma Magazine, 2016, describing the original
Eagle's Nest, which was later moved, expanded and morphed
into the present spectacular treehouse.
Article in House & Garden Magazine, Sept 2000, showing
the decor installed by the Mulholland Brothers. Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page4.