Historic Bennett Valley Ranch
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Historic Bennett Valley Ranch

5050 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa CA 95404

This Historic Bennett Valley Ranch was originally settled and developed in the late 1800’s, making it one of the original ranches to be established in the area. It offers over 52-acres with Diversified Agriculture zoning and 20-acre minimum parcel size limits that could allow for the parcel to be subdivided into two parcels potentially, or to build another main home even without splitting the parcel.

It currently offers a single level craftsmen main house with 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath as well as a 2nd single-level home with 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath.  It also has an old-world cattle barn with an exceptionally large hay loft that would be perfect for barn parties or for a traditional ranch or farming use. There are several outbuildings on the property. It has a tractor barn, previous dairy building and multiple storage buildings. A tributary of Matanzas Creek runs through the property with two of the storage buildings built to span over the top of the creek with water running under them. Touring through this property is a walk thru time. Everywhere you go you will see old school artisanship and charm. With a little work this could be the most charming authentic historic ranch in Bennett Valley, something that is rare and highly sought after now.

The gated entry has a long straight approach lined with majestic walnut tree’s leading directly to the main house. Aside from the walnut orchard, there are a variety of fruit tree’s as well as ancient Oaks, Madrones, and more. Even the trees exude the age of the property and its grounds.

This property’s acreage consists of mostly gentle sloped or level usable land. It is fenced and cross fenced, previously used for cattle grazing. The parcel extends from having Bennett Valley Road frontage all the way back to the Bennett Valley Reservoir owned by the County of Sonoma. Beyond the reservoir is the Jackson Family Ranch which is 1,500+/- acres, and then Taylor Mountain Regional Park with its miles of hiking and riding trails.

Bennett Valley is surrounded by 3 large parks: Annadel State Park, North Sonoma Ridge Regional Park and Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve. They each offer miles and hundreds of acres of hiking and riding trails to explore. This Valley is one of the most beautiful valley’s Sonoma County has to offer and has become a destination sought after by people wanting to live the rural wine country lifestyle yet still be close to all the amenities Santa Rosa, Glenn Ellen, Kenwood, Sonoma, and Healdsburg have to offer.  It also offers and easy 45-minute commute to San Francisco having a strategic location the avoids heavier traffic areas that hinder other area’s further North such as Healdsburg.

Sonoma County if full of microclimates, and Bennett Valley is no exception. This valley sits on the fringe of the Petaluma Gap known for its coastal influence. This causes Bennett Valley to have a milder microclimate that central Santa Rosa or Sonoma so close by. In the summer you can expect Bennett Valley to be about 10 degrees cooler than the areas surrounding it with a gently breeze kicking up every day around 3:00 pm. In the mornings it is common for a light fog layer to layer the valley floor. It is one of the absolute best microclimates to live in throughout.  of Sonoma County.

Please see the area links below for more information for Bennett Valley and the surrounding wine country. If you would like to schedule a private tour, please call Doug Swanson cell 707-291-4400 or click on the showing icon above and submit your contact information for us to respond to.

This is truly a special place and a one-of-a-kind historic ranch that the likes of which simply doesn’t exist anymore.

Enjoy close proximity to so much!

  • Downtown Santa Rosa ~ 5 Miles
  • Healdsburg’s Plaza ~ 20 Miles
  • Downtown Calistoga ~ 18 Miles
  • Bodega Bay ~ 26 Miles
  • The Golden Gate Bridge ~ 48 Miles
  • San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf ~ 57 Miles
  • South Lake Tahoe ~ 186 Miles

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Contact Doug Swanson

Telephone number(s): 707-291-4400
Available Featured
$ 4,200,000
Square Feet: 2,912 Main House+Granny Unit Combined
52.27 (Zoned DA 20 Acre Min) acres
Beds: 5 Bedrooms Combined
Baths: 2.5 Bathrooms Combined
Garages: 2-Car Detached + Large Barn & Several Outbuildings
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Yulupa School

2250 Mesquite Drive
Santa Rosa California 95405
Tel: 707-542-6272
Fax: 707-544-0360

Strawberry School

2311 Horseshoe Drive
Santa Rosa California 95405
Tel: 707-526-4433
Fax: 707-526-0906

Santa Rosa City High

Slater (Herbert) Middle School

3500 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95405
Tel: 707-528-5241
Fax: 707-528-5733

Santa Rosa Middle School

500 E Street
Santa Rosa California 95404
Tel: 707-528-5281
Fax: 707-528-5283

Santa Rosa High School

1235 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95401
Tel: 707-528-5291
Fax: 707-528-5724

Rincon Valley Middle School

4650 Badger Road
Santa Rosa California 95409
Tel: 707-528-5255
Fax: 707-528-5644

Ridgway High School

325 Ridgway Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95401
Tel: 707-528-5325
Fax: 707-528-5717

Piner High School

1700 Fulton Road
Santa Rosa California 95403
Tel: 707-528-5245
Fax: 707-528-5246

Nueva Vista High School

2230 Lomitas Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95404
Tel: 707-522-3291
Fax: 707-522-3289

Montgomery High School

1250 Hahman Drive
Santa Rosa California 95405
Tel: 707-528-5191
Fax: 707-528-5504

Midrose High School

599 Bellevue Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95407
Tel: 707-528-5041
Fax: 707-528-5023

Mesa High School

1235 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95401
Tel: 707-528-5227
Fax: 707-528-5724

Lewis Opportunity School

2230 Lomitas Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95404
Tel: 707-284-8215
Fax: 707-284-8216

Grace High School

1700 Fulton Road
Santa Rosa California 95403
Tel: 707-528-5756
Fax: 707-528-5246

Cook (Lawrence) Middle School

2480 Sebastopol Road
Santa Rosa California 95407
Tel: 707-528-5156
Fax: 707-528-5163

Comstock (Hilliard) Middle School

2750 W. Steele Lane
Santa Rosa California 95403
Tel: 707-528-5266
Fax: 707-528-5480

Carrillo (Maria) High

6975 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa California 95409
Tel: 707-528-5790
Fax: 707-528-5789

Allen (Elsie) High

599 Bellevue Avenue
Santa Rosa California 95407
Fax 707-528-5023

Abraxis Charter School

75 Carrillo Street
Santa Rosa California 95405
Fax 707-526-9672