Nestled in a canyon in the backcountry of San Diego County lies Gnome Wood. These 120 acres of oak woodland and mountain terrain provide habitat for multiple species; including deer, bobcats and foxes... Also see "Gnomewood: Hershey Bar" and "Gnomewood: Rock Tiny House".
Nestled in a canyon in the backcountry of San Diego County lies Gnome Wood. These 120 acres of oak woodland and mountain terrain provide habitat for multiple species; including deer, bobcats and foxes; allowing them a segment of the wildlife corridor stretching between the ocean and the Cuyamaca Mountains. The valley teems with bird activity, from small songbirds to hawks, ravens and vultures. Whether you are a birder, writer, reader, hiker or just want some peace and quiet away from it all this natural sanctuary can provide this and more. The farm is also shared with horses that roam the canyon freely, dairy goats, chickens, an Australian Shepherd, organic gardens, and fountains sporting festive bird activity.
Ramona Valley is recognized as an American Viticulture Area and boasts dozens of wineries featuring locally grown and produced wines. A number of them are nearby. Numerous preserves and County Parks are in the near vicinity and Chi or Kent would be happy to share more about them. The Mt. Woodson hike with the famous Potato Chip Rock is a mere ten minutes away!
Enjoy watching birds from a rocking chair on the front porch of the authentic, hand-hewn log home. Read in one of the hammocks under the huge live oaks. Blissfully soak in the hot tub (Before 9:00 PM). Take a walk up the mountain for stunning views of San Vicente Lake, Iron Mountain and Mt. Cuyamaca. Other than the Wi-Fi internet, you might feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Chi is a published author who writes about the area in her QUAIL MUTTERINGS which can be found on (website hidden).
Enjoy your peaceful getaway in this beautiful hand-crafted log home. Sit in one of several rocking chairs on the large front porch and relax, read, or watch the birds. The three bedroom / two bath home is the primary residence at Gnome Wood. By popular request, the owners have decided to make the house available on occasion, and when neither Kali’s Room nor Chance’s Room are booked, for up to six guests. There are also The Rock Tiny House and The Hershey Bar available at Gnome Wood for additional guests. Chi and Kent will move out for a few nights and reside in a vintage trailer on the property.
A California King-size bed occupies the master bedroom and the adjoining bathroom contains a shower, claw-foot tub, toilet and a bidet. Dresser/closet space is not available in this room as they contain the owners’ private belongings. Kali’s Room (with a Queen bed) and Chance’s Room (with a full bed) are located upstairs and share a bathroom. The kitchen and living room, of course, are part of the package. The two resident cats will not be in inside during the house occupancy.
There is a hot tub on the side porch which is available for use before 9:00 PM, in respect for other visitors in the canyon seeking peaceful solace. A wood-burning stove in the living room may or may not be available for use depending on the circumstances. Just ask if interested. This is a wonderful place for a quiet nature retreat.
Guests will have access to kitchen, living room, Wi-Fi and (Hot Tub before 9:00PM).
Cleaning Fee: $100
Security Deposit: $1000
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
3 Day maximum stay without special permission
- We look forward to meeting you and hope that you will enjoy your stay in our unique country home.
House Rules: No smoking or fires inside or outside since we are in a high fire danger area. Please keep noise down and retire in a timely fashion. Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 7 am. Be tidy and respectful of the natural environment. We want our guests to feel at home here so feel free to ask for whatever you might need. Also – no visitors or group events. Thank-you for understanding.
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I live in an authentic, hand-hewn log cabin with my husband, Kent, in the backcountry of San Diego County. Our canyon is nature's paradise. I've taught ballet and gymnastics for thirty-five years and have two published books. I enjoy writing essays and articles for the local magazines which are inspired by our rural lifestyle. We enjoy gardening and providing as much of our own healthy food as possible.