"Experience something different than at Mendocino inns or Mendocino hotels."
Spring Ranch is one of the most treasured old coastal ranches in Northern California, located one mile from the village of Mendocino California.
This historic property has been completely renovated using antique, salvaged materials. It's an ideal venue for family gatherings and vacation rentals.
Step into the front door, and be surrounded by the elegance of the 1860's. Read more about our Mendocino vacation rentals amenities »
Contact Spring Ranch at (415) 706-0137
Come stay at the home of lumber and cattle baron William Kent, one of the early settlers of Mendocino County.
Kent listened to tales about huge redwood trees in northern California while working in the lumber industry in Maine. He decided to pack his sawmill on a ship and sail around South America to log the giant redwoods.
After starting a successful logging operation in Mendocino County Big River Basin, Kent realized there was more money in providing food to the expanding lumber industry than in logging.
Kent then purchased a 1000-acre tract just one mile south of the town of Mendocino Ca. and started a dairy and cattle ranch. The property is now called Spring Ranch as the Springs were the last family to operate the ranch.
Read letters and stories about life around Mendocino County in the 1860's with "The Old Kent Ranch: Little River Farming Tradition, Past and Present" a four-page article by Margi Gomez, published by Real Estate Magazine, Mendocino. Download the early Mendocino stories here »