Wow... what a gem! So grateful for our stay at the Wicky-Up Ranch! Such a refreshing visit! The location is convenient to Sequoia National Park, just as the Sierra foothills transition to the orange groves of the valley. The ranch is beautiful... lots of amazing craftsmanship combined with rich family history and Monica's exquisite attention to detail. We arrived later than originally expected, but Monica was flexible and welcoming. She made us feel right at home and pointed us in the right direction for some dinner (at the Dry Creek Deli just down the road). Then we returned to relax in the soothing atmosphere of her home. We (husband, 2 children, and I) stayed in the suite upstairs which provided lots of spacious privacy. I enjoyed the beauty (sights, scents & sounds) of the gardens. We slept with the window open, listening to the doves cooing. Breakfast was scrumptious: the freshest orange juice ever, croissants with jams, quiche, the works... delicious! Unfortunately, we had a time commitment and could not linger but we are hoping to return. Monica & Jack were generous hosts... and will leave no stone unturned! Side note: my husband apparently had a more challenging time sleeping due to a chirping sound (later found to be an alarm going off in a closet), and when he mentioned it in passing to Monica, she was deeply dismayed and profusely apologetic... she ended up sending a written apology along with a partial refund... so unexpected and so unnecessary but that is how she is: genuinely committed to the best experience for her guests. We appreciate your heart and look forward to visiting again!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jack and Monica Pizura welcome you to join them on a working orange ranch and to step back in time as you enter their gracious turn-of-the-century iconic home now celebrating its 17th year anniversary. Designed in 1901 by an architect for Monica's ancestor, Illinois State Senator Fred E. Harding, the incomparable two-story Craftsman/Victorian-style home shows exterior elements of a British Colonial style found in India and Africa. A must-stay for lovers of history, antiques, architecture, original art, oriental rugs and a perfect idealic retreat to explore the majestic Sequoia park and other local attractions.Choose the peaceful country-feel of the Juliana Suite with private shower/bath and stunning views of trees, mountains and sunsets; the more formal Lucy Harding Room with its unique cedar panels, vintage queen-size bed, private shower/bath with sounds of the Pond Fountain or the brightly-decorated Garden Cottage with stacked beds (the top a twin, the bottom a full-size feather bed), intimate enclosed garden shower and private patio entrance. Whatever room you choose, you will be immersed by the charm and delightful environment of this historical inn.Wicky-Up is a member of the Slow Food movement, growing its own fresh herbs and tomatoes and buying fresh, organic and locally whenever possible. A candlelight breakfast of culinary delights, served on Villeroy and Boch china, features fresh-squeezed Heirloom Washington navel orange juice from the ranch and blended organic rain forest coffee in a dining room appointed with 19th century antiques. Classical music quietly plays in the background. On the menu, some favorites are baked French Toast Naranjo, Fiesta Soufflé, Omelets with Roasted Rosemary Potatoes (Sundays only), Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Lavender/Honey Glazed Grapefruit and Poached Pears in a Cranberry-Lemon reduction.Our in includes Wi-Fi, Port wine and a variety of beverages to be enjoyed on the verandah, in the garden, or by the fireplace; fresh cut flowers; fluffy bathrobes; bedside chocolates; gardens with cooing doves; a detailed tour of the historic home and unforgettable, old-fashioned hospitality.We welcome and endeavor to make your visit and experience here a truly memorable one.*Wireless Internet access (WiFi) available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wicky-Up Ranch Bed And Breakfast Woodlake, California