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Has anyone stayed at Sheep Dung Inn in Anderson Valley? How did you like it?
have more feedback on likes and dislikes of lodgings in beautiful areas that allow
tried Manchester beach KOA cabins with a kitchen and bath last year for $135/night.
were great for dogs but the walk to the beach was about 1/4 to 1/3 of a mile, and
their pool wasn't
heated at the time. I also found dogfriendly.com website to have some listings.
Yes, we went to Sheep Dung last August with our dog. It is just a wonderful place.
Dog heaven. Before we left we made reservations to go back which we will do in
just a few more weeks. Lots of info at http://www.sheepdung.com Beautiful setting,
away from everything, hiking trails, dog pond for swimming. High marks.
My husband and I stayed with our dog at Sheep Dung about 2 yrs ago in
the month of May. While we did have a good time, dog included, we
have not been back, partly because we found that the time of year that
we went was beastly hot (no Bay Area fog there to keep temps cool).
The cabins are designed as passive solar and work reasonably well, but
when it's really hot, there's no escape (there is a pond for dog
swimming but not really appealing for people swimming), and there are
no fans (actually we begged for a fan from the owners the second night
and they did set us up with one). So I would say it is a beautiful
place, but consider what time of year you are going to be there, and
if it's anytime soon, plan to head to the coast for the day to stay
cool. Nowadays, when we plan a ''family'' vacation that includes the
dog, we take the long 7-hr car-ride to Trinity Alps and stay at the
Ripple Creek cabins-- it's incredibly gorgeous up there, the owners of
Ripple Creek (they have a website) live in the Bay Area and have this
set of cabins right on the Trinity River, and are incredibly pet
friendly. I'm almost loathe to pass on the recommendation because
getting a reservation there can set you out 6 months, but it's worth
the drive, especially if you can stay a week or so. Good luck. LUISA
After all the posts on Sheep Dung, I felt the need to speak up. I went there in
my birthday with my girlfriend, toddler son, and my ex and her girlfriend, plus our
of 5 dogs.
Overall, it was *very* pleasant--very usable kitchen with fully stocked pantry,
and great places to walk with your dogs. BUT... at least in January, the ticks were
plentiful. We combed the dogs for ticks--and these are the scary, tiny, potentially
deer ticks--after each and every walk and still ended up finding some later (including
one embedded in my
son's neck, ecch). Next time, I would still go, but bring a tick & flea deterrent spray
and spray the dogs
and my legs (and my son's legs) each and every time we went out. I never want to
be that good at combing
out ticks again.
We stayed in Hilltop and Treehouse, which were perfect for our party.
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