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Cockrell's Ranch and High Desert Lodging

Nestled in the Surprise Valley in the far North Eastern corner of California and lying between the Warner Mountain Range to the west and the Nevada Mountain Range to the East, Cockrell's Ranch and High Desert Lodging is surrounded by the beautiful panoramic views of mountains and meadows full of cattle and wildlife. 


While staying at one of Cockrell Ranch's top quality Five Star Lodges (as stated by their guests) you will enjoy the peacefulness that only country style living has to offer, while experiencing the true ranching traditions of a working cattle ranch.  

By the night, weekend or week, make your reservation today at the premier Surprise Valley ranch with two lodges to choose from.  Both are completely full service accommodations.  To make a reservation or you'd like more information, please visit their website by clicking here.

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The Cottage at Winjes Farm

Nestled against the North Warners, with Upper Lake and Nevada before you and Southern Oregon just up the road, The Cottage is ideally situated for a memorable getaway in a unique region.


Being #8 on Audobon's map of important bird areas, will suit birders who will love the variety, from huge flocks of Sandhill Crane, Snow Geese, Pelicans, Canada Geese and other birds during the Spring and Fall migration, to resident birds of every stripe.

The Geology, Astronomy and Astrophotography, flora, fauna, hiking trails, in the Surprise Valley area alone could keep one busy for weeks.  The owners have dedicated 70 acres of lakeside farm to a Wetland Restoration project, in Partnership with the NRCS and Audobon.


Your host, Russel Winje, has been on the farm since the 1980's when it narrowly avoided having all the historic buildings bulldozed to enhance the value of the property.  There is a unique Spaza Shop on the property, featuring Fair Trade goods from most African countries and handmade goods under the JanMade label.  The shop exists in order to help provide work and income for impoverished families, primarily women and children in Africa.


Come and meet the owners, Russell and Jan Winje, and plan your next stay at Cottage at Winjes Farm in scenic Lake City, California.  They do accommodate electric vehicles on the farm and have free wifi.  For reservations or to find out more about this unique getaway, visit The Cottage at Winjes Farm website by click here.

The Cottage at Winjes Farm

The Cottage at Winjes Farm