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Dog-Friendly Farm Stay in California Gold Country

Fenced 60-acre Ranch with Views, Pond, Hot Tub & More!
Private Guest House with 2 Bedrooms & Loft, 1.5 Bathrooms

Dog & Pony Ranch pet-friendly vacation rental in California Gold Country Escape to the beautiful Northern California Sierra foothills and our private ranch. Bring your dogs and horses, or enjoy playing with our animals.

There are many things to enjoy on the private 60 acres from hiking trails, swimming pond, hot tub, and spectacular sunset views from our hilltop house.

The Dog & Pony Ranch is a short drive from Sacramento and SF/San Jose Bay Area for easy getaways. Our location offers the best of both worlds with the rural privacy to re-connect with nature PLUS the conveniences of being only a few miles from small country towns for groceries, restaurants, and more.


Log spiral stairs to loft at ranch-style California vacation rentalGuest House

Ranch life doesn’t have to be rustic as you’ll see in our 5-star guest house with spectacular sunset views, hot tub, and luxury amenities! We offer 2 configurations of our Guest House: Standard with great room and loft for up to 6 people and smaller Quarters option.

Either way, we host only one group at a time so you have as much privacy as you want in this relaxing rural paradise.

» Standard Guest House     » Quarters Option

Pet Friendly!

Dogs welcome

» Dog-Friendly Features

What makes our Dog & Pony Ranch so special are the many features that have been designed for 4-footed family members who are not only “dogs considered” but DOGS WELCOME!  No extra charges for well-behaved dogs (unless damages). Extensive fencing around entire 60 acres, multiple dog yards, and pastures keeps dogs safely separated as needed.

Barn Animals

Nose-to-nose greetings with barn animals

» More about our Animals

While enjoying the beautiful property during your country getaway, guests may join our daily barn visits to interact with the animals. Meet our llamas and experience their tickle-soft mouths while feeding them treats. Feed the horses and pet the darling mini donkeys. Enjoy farm-fresh eggs after collecting them from the coop or just have a laugh while watching the chickens run and play.


Map to vacation rental in Jackson, Northern CaliforniaLocation

Dog & Pony Ranch is located in Northern California's gold country. Amador County is rich with history and small town charm, along with the new "gold" of the area: vineyards and wineries!

The property has the best of both worlds offering peaceful seclusion on 60 private fenced acres, while being close to the conveniences of small country towns (Pine Grove, Jackson and Sutter Creek). See the local info section for recommendations of the many fun things to do nearby.

» Location, Maps & Weather Info

Guest Reviews

We greatly appreciate guest feedback and use it to make the Ranch an even more special place. Almost all of our guests since 2013 have rated us 5 out of 5 stars and have written heartfelt reviews that make us so glad that we decided to open our home to other animal lovers. Here are some of the themes we've heard over the years:
star“The D&P Ranch is ADDICTING!!!”
star"Rented many homes ... this one was by FAR the best."
star"Everything was perfect ... exceptionally clean and beautiful."

» What Guests are Saying


» Rates, Availability, and Reservations

Watch the video for an aerial tour of the 60-acre ranch and get a feel of our farm stay experience. If this sounds like the peaceful getaway you need, please contact us with any questions and make your reservation!