Sea Ranch Serenity
New Year’s Eve used to be a big deal for us. We’d don our finest sequined attire, stock up on champagne, and venture into the city. It was a blast. But, as we’ve gotten a little older (not that we’re old) traditional NYE celebrations have lost some of their appeal.
So, this year we wanted to do things a little differently. After a trip to St. Croix fell through (ugh I’m still bummed about it), I ended up booking a last-minute trip up the coast.
We’d driven through Sea Ranch on our way up to our favorite camping spot a few times and had always marveled at its beauty. The coastline is stunning, and the homes that dot the cliffsides are pretty cool, too. So we were excited to check it out.
We stayed at The Sea Ranch Lodge, which is dripping with charm and boasts a rugged, mid-century modern vibe. The rooms were recently renovated, and the views are stunning. Our weekend was lazy, serene, and exactly what we needed. We may or may not have eaten pizza on the floor by the fireplace before passing out around 9 pm. I regret nothing.
Here are my some of my favorite shots from the weekend.
We found that when at Sea Ranch, all you really need are layers of clothing, hiking shoes, sunglasses, a great book, and a reservation at the grill (because it fills up quickly). But, if you’re looking to venture out a bit more, I’d suggest checking out nearby Gualala (Upper Crust Pizza is delicious), exploring Bodega Bay, or stopping by Timber Cove for a drink at their super swanky bar.
If you want to learn more about how Sea Ranch came to be, check out this article in the NY Times! I love that this community was the brainchild of idealistic hippies.