Historic Family Ranch Daytrip

Take a step back in time and enjoy the rich history of life from the 1800s to present day while sampling some of Lake County ’s award winning wines and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. In spring, embark upon a mule drawn wagon tour that features breathtaking wildflowers. Top this all off with a mouth-watering chuck wagon BBQ and complimentary Lake County wines!



Barn Pavilion
 

Eleven Roses Ranch has been offering agri-tours since 1999. The ranch has been in the family since 1883 and is still a working cattle and hay ranch. Main mules. Belle & Blue will give you an unforgettable memory as they draw you through beautiful fields of Spring-time wild flowers. The tours have been aired on Bay Area Backroads, California Heartland, and The BBC. They have also been featured in VIA Magazine, the Sacramento Bee and in Fun & Travel, to name but a few.


 
1880's Chuckwagon
 

Upon arrival you will be greeted with refreshments featuring delicious Lake County wines and locally grown foods.

 


Wine & Hors d’oeuvres
 

Anne will share her heritage, family history and the life she has built with Eleven Roses Ranch & Mule Co. Then you will embark upon an 1-1/2 hour narrated, mule-drawn wagon toru withsome optional walking.



 
A little about the family history
 

Springtime tours begin in April with an explosion of wildflowers. People have traveled from literally all over the world to see and experience them as only Eleven Roses Ranch can offer. You can get out amongst the flowers for best picture taking and Anne is very versed in the legend and lore as well as the flora and fauna.

 


1895 Homestead site in spring with naturalized iris
 
 

The rich textures of the rugged mountains and the valley floor make picture taking a must. Look for a myriad of birds as well as golden eagles, deer, squirrels, rabbits, wild turkeys and the occasional bear!

 

Valley and Mountains
   
 

Belle and Blue are really the stars of the show. They are Percheron Draft Mules and are half sisters. They love attention but just like people, they are very different in temperament. Belle is the gregarious beauty while Blue is the shy thinker.

 

 
Belle & Blue
 
 



Tours are by reservation only and are offered starting in April when the wildflowers bloom. Public tours are limited to no more than 20 people to allow for an intimate family atmosphere. Cost is $60 per adult, $50 for seniors over age 55, and $40 for children ages 5 to 12, Children under the age of 5 are free with and adult or senior. Tour buses are welcome. Reservations are Required.

 

 

 
Optional walk
 


Vista Point

 

Good Friends, Good Times, Good Food

 


Enjoying the Chuckwagon BBQ