Customer Reviews


I wanted to thank you for the wonderful time we had at the Alder Creek
rental. My son, Zack, his girl, Kei, and I had the best time! It was such a
beautiful setting. We looked forward to waking up to the sounds of birds and
watching them hop around on the lawn while we drank our coffee on that nice
bench every morning. That same bench was also perfect for star-gazing in the
evening. Each of us saw at least one falling star every night. the hot tub was
so nice in the chilly evenings, and the barbecue and stocked kitchen made our
meals all the more enjoyable. Your location was PERFECT! Just right for touring
Fort Bragg, the Gardens across the street (wow! what an amazing place!), the
Village, Noyo Harbor, and Mackerricker. I don't think we could have found a more
perfect location! We had everything we needed, everything was clean, and the
grounds were gorgeous. We loved walking around and saying hi to the llamas and
horses. We got a kick out of the pacing llama.
All in all we had a perfect time! We definitely plan to come back. Again,
thank you so much for providing such a great place for us to get away from it
all. It was a memorable mini-vacation.
Kindest regards,


We had a beautiful stay. Thank you so much for opening the place up to us. 
We would LOVE to come back. My son, who is 9, said when we were driving back to the 
bay area, that " that was the nicest place mom... it was so cozy". The high school graduation 
was lovely. I was really impressed with the community support with scholarships. 
Anyway, thanks again! 

THIS IS JOHN THANKING YOU FOR A TERRIFIC STAY !!! I WANTED YOU TO KNOW how much we appreciated how handy and 'together' we found things to be in ALDER CREEK and we THANK YOU for all of your hard work !!! IT WAS A WONDERFUL STAY and we want to do it again SOONER-THAN-LATER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAY GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY EVERYDAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dear Lodging and Llamas,

I'm writing to let you know how wonderful our weekend at Alder Cottage was.

My 5 year old daughter could not get enough of visiting your llamas and goats,
and my boys spent most of their time playing pool. That left me with relaxing
in the hottub enjoying the peace and quite. I couldnt ask for a nicer Mother's Day weekend.
Thank you again.



We had such a WONDERFUL time at the Tower and marveled at the skill and
workmanship in every nook and cranny of it! My husband is blessed (or cursed!)
with a creative and artist talent in home restoration as well and just went nuts
over those amazing stairs, as I am sure is everyone else who see them. We have
pictures of him walking UP the stairs and DOWN the stairs and SITTING on the
stairs and STARING at the stairs and have contemplated making a short slide show
OF the stairs since we have so many photos of them! The Guest Book entry by the
gentlemen comparing them to the other Wonders of the World was right on and well
put, I thought.

I am so grateful we had the opportunity to stay on your wonderful piece of land
and soak in the serenity of it all and wanted to share that with you. I also
wanted to let you know I found you by going to the Ft Bragg Chamber of Commerce
web site. I have showed pictures to people who I thought would love it as much
as did. I look forward to meeting you in person some day soon and thank you
again for your hospitality and kindness.
Best Wishes,


Hi Dana, Mike & little one-
I want to thank you for a truly wonderful stay. I felt so far removed from L.A., and the tower is so quaint & cozy... I really couldn't have painted it more perfectly had I dreamed it up. And the llamas, goats, and chatty frogs... I could go on and on. You are lucky to live such a tranquil life, and we are lucky to have found your place and shared a small slice of it. Can't wait to return! Sincerely, Vivian

Dear Lodging and Llamas,

We just wanted to say thank you so much for your lovely cottage,
the water/garden tower.
It was absolutely lovely! We didn't want to leave... what a wonderful cottage.
Out of all of our stays in the area, that was our favorite!
It was right in the middle of mendo and fort bragg. We want to come back.
Thank you,
The Swansons
And Theo the pug and Winnie the Chihuahua


I still can't stop thinking about my experience with the llamas, you, Sam, the
scenery, was DEFINITELY one of the BEST experiences I've ever had! It
was such a thrill to be with Lucky (the llama)! I just couldn't take my eyes off
of him. I wish I could have walked backwards with him!
I can't wait to have llamas of my own!
Thank you for an amazing afternoon! It will ALWAYS bring a big smile when I think of it!
Best, Laura