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Recording Studio, Horses, Vineyards
Recording Studio, Horses, Vineyards

The Recording Studio is a converted four room studio in a rustic country setting surrounded by vineyards and forests on a one lane dirt road. If you desire a country setting, this is the place.

Our place is quiet, beautiful, peaceful and full of art, Alice in Wonderland magical landscaping, music, horses and creativity. A perfect retreat to unplug and relax in a rural setting. A private 56 acre woodland reserve for hiking is just around the corner.


Stay in a converted recording studio way in the country off a one lane dirt road where many great records were made. Our guests say it is the quietest sleep they have had in years as the walls are 2' thick. You have your own private entrance into the studio complex which adjoins our house.

Guests have their own space adjoining yet separate from the host's home which is four rooms total. We are solar powered, on a well, situated on 5 serene acres and surrounded by vineyards. Our front yard has been turned into a large Alice in Wonderland sculpture for guests to enjoy. This is a rural 'in the country' getaway for unplugging.

A California king bed is in the Control Room and a queen bed in the 'Isolation Booth'. We also have a single futon that can used and a couch. Price includes an 11% Mendocino County Transitory Occupancy Tax. All fees are included in the price. There is a $50 fee for each additional person after two people. Futon mattress is available for extra people.

You have your own private half bath which has a toilet and sink. The shower is in a separate bathroom which is shared with the hosts in the main house.

Included is a private coffee pot, tea pot, microwave, small fridge and a toaster oven. Water source is an artesian well. The host's kitchen is available for meal preparation that you might need, just let us know.

Some of the artists who recorded here are Paul Winter, Holly Near, Alex de Grassi, Paul McCandless, Barbara Higbie, Kostia, Todd Philips, Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Michael Manring, Joe Craven, Paul Winter and many others. Lee Mun Wah's award winning films on racism (The Color of Fear, Last Chance for Eden, If These Walls Could Talk) were all filmed here.

Play the concert grand piano, guitars or percussion, take horseback riding lessons for a fee ($35 an hour - we have horses and a riding arena - contact us prior to arrival to schedule a lesson), swim in the pool (seasonal), hike trails in the 56 acre woods next to us, tour Mendocino county wineries (90+), and much more.

Wireless and cable hookup are throughout. Flat screen video and movies abound in surround sound in the Control Room. Listen to music on a killer sound system. Read by Elvis 'Fat Boy' mic lights and wake up to complete silence.

We are 10 minutes north of Ukiah right off Hwy 101, one hour to the Pacific coast and two hours north of SF. Visit regional highlights like numerous area wineries, Orr Hot Springs, Vichy Hot Springs, Montgomery Woods old growth redwood grove, The Skunk Train, the Mendocino coastline, Anderson Valley wineries, Blue Lake, Real Goods & Solar Living Center, The City of 10,000 Buddha's, Grace Hudson Museum, Steam and Roots of Power Museum, Lake Mendocino, Ukiah Golf Course and Ukiah's Golf course.

Local restaurants to visit include Patrona, Oco Time, Saucy, Ukiah Brewing Company, Saucy, City of 10,000 Buddha's, Marta's Gourmet Cafe, Chop-Chop, Crush, Ellie's Mutt Hut, Schat's Bakery and too many Mexican Restaurants to mention.

Check out time is 12:00 noon the next day unless other arrangements are made.

You have access to the pool in the warm months, private walking trails in the woods, the garden (seasonal) and wine and chocolate when you arrive!

We will interact with our guests as much as they feel comfortable. If you need space, no issue....if you want company or where to find the hidden secrets in Mendocino County....we know them. However it works for you, works for us. This is your vacation.

We live in the country on a one lane dirt road. It is quiet and yet close to town (10 minutes). We have a 3 acre walnut orchard, riding arena, great garden on 5 acres and surrounded by much more. It is our slice of northern California heaven. Very blessed!

MTA (Local bus line) comes to Redwood Valley. Greyhound stop is 20 minutes away. We will be happy to coordinate s time to meet and pick you up.


Pianos, killer sound system, horseback lessons (a $35 fee attached- with a pre-scheduled appt), pool in the summer, long walks on 56 acres of forest nearby, instruments, chocolate and a bottle wine when you arrive!


We will interact with guests or give them privacy, it all depends on what you prefer. We can also give you a tour of recorded music on vintage players from 1890's to 1940's equipment. Spencer, a renown concert pianist and composer, will give a mini private concert if requested.


Our house is on a one lane dirt road that has potholes due to the neighbors not wanting to fill them. No issue getting here, just drive slowly please.

Amazing sound system and dead quiet sleeping environment.

Spencer, once a renown concert pianist, will give a mini private concert if requested.

額外房客 $1543 TWD / 晚 (若多於2位房客的人均價格)
每週折扣: 15%

This is a smoke free house.

We offer 3 different rooms, 1 with a queen bed, one with a king and a single futon that can be used in the Main Room. The cost is $125 for two. Each additional person is $50.00 or $100.00 per second couple.

11% of the fee is for the Mendocino County Bedroom Tax, which supports our local economy.

This is a non smoking house, so no smoking allowed. We also do not allow pets because many of our guests have allergies we want to be sensitive of.

We hope we can provide an experience where you relax, have fun, enjoy the countryside, possibly make music and get a great sleep!



Definitely one of the more unique places I’ve stayed. If you’re looking to get some deep sleep or jam with friends, this is the place for you. It isn’t for clean freaks though, it was a little dirty and dusty in places. Spencer and Esther were gracious hosts, even offering us some fresh homemade olives and cookies as we arrived.

Spencer was awesome to work with and his apartment is on point! Very great space to enjoy on your vacation.

What a cool place! It was so immaculate, welcoming and unique! We were so intrigued by all of the art and music around us in this space. Due to time constraints, we were only there for an overnight stay. We didn't even get a chance to meet Esther because we were in and out of there so fast. Hopefully, we'll get to meet her next time. Spencer was a cool dude! He was very personable and easy going. We are hoping to come up again for a longer stay. Also of note: the directions they provided were spot on! Make sure you utilize them when you go. Thanks, again, Spencer and Esther! The two of you have such a wonderful place.

Really cool place to stay when in this area. The studio has a great vibe and the hosts are nice as can be.
Spencer & Esther的用戶個人資料
來自Spencer & Esther的回覆:
So glad you enjoyed your short stay here. Looking forward to hosting you again someday.

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Spencer & Esther's converted studio! The sound system in the main bedroom was amazing, and we could play music at night without disturbing anyone around us. The bedroom itself was very comfortable, and they even left out some wine and other refreshments for us. There were also some instruments in the other room that could be played as well, which was fun. On top of that, in the morning we were encouraged to walk around the area and go look at the horses in their stables. Overall this was an excellent experience and, by far, the most unique airbnb we've ever stayed at. If we're ever up that way again we plan on staying here for another visit!

Sharon & Terry的用戶個人資料
Esther and Spencer were lovely hosts, they welcomed us and gave us so many great ideas of what to do in the area. Spencer is so talented musically and we were treated to a mini piano concert and history lesson of the gramaphone! The shower was the best we have ever had and the bed was so comfy! We had a great time!
Spencer & Esther的用戶個人資料
來自Spencer & Esther的回覆:
We enjoyed meeting you both and your lovely gift of wine was much appreciated. You also were excellent listeners to the few tunes I played...which is always a treat.

The space is big, clean, and filled with creative art. Loved it!

加州, 美國加入時間:五月 2011
Spencer & Esther的用戶個人資料

We have lived in Mendocino County for over 30 years, love good food, and exploring unique and different places. We live in the country with a barn and stables, surrounded by vineyards and mountains.

Spencer has been in the music business his entire life and now is a consultant for wineries, an artist, concert pianist and a concert/festival producer.

Esther loves horses, connecting with people, creates all kinds of cool art and is a marriage & family therapist.

We both make 'found art' or assemblage sculptures and are always looking for weird stuff for our studio.

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