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Dog-Friendly Ranch Experience in CA Gold Country

Fenced 60-acre ranch with private hiking trails, swimming pond, friendly barn animals & more!
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/or enjoy playing with our animals.

There are many things to enjoy on the private 60 acres from off-leash hiking trails, dog/people swimming pond, hot tub, game room, and spectacular 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.

Guest House

Ranch life doesn’t have to be rustic as you’ll see in our 5-star guest house with spectacular views, hot tub, and luxury amenities! The guest house is comfortable for up to 6 people overnight. This is a romantic master suite, a multi-use room that has a room-divider curtain for the 2nd bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, and a stunning great room with dining room and loft.

Day Visit guests also have access to the guest house to use the bathrooms, chill food in the fridge or warm it in the microwave, or relax on the patio between walks with the dogs.

There is plenty of parking and private guest entrance/patio/yard. Our main house is adjacent so both have excellent views. We host only one group at a time (Day guests between Overnight rentals) so you have as much privacy as you want in this relaxing rural paradise.

» Guest House Features

Log spiral stairs to loft at ranch-style California vacation rental

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 dog-friendly horses and pet our darling mini donkeys while feeding them treats we provide. 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 California Location

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 share our Ranch with other animal lovers. Here are some of the themes we've heard over the years:
star“The D&P Ranch is ADDICTING!!!”
star“Doggie Disneyland!” "Two Paws Up!"
star"We look forward to returning soon!"

» What Guests are Saying

» Day Visit Rates and Reservations

Watch the video for an aerial tour of the 60-acre ranch and get a feel for our dog-friendly ranch experience. As our followers have heard, 2024 is our 11th and final year of vacation rentals at the Ranch so our overnight rental calendar booked up quickly (and so has our wait list)! More info in our announcement e-newsletter. We plan to continue offering Day Visits in 2025.