17 miles outside Cedarville California, Artist and painter John Whitehead's spectacular 320 acre ranch is a spring fed oasis in the heart of Surprise Valley. Come for an extended writers retreat, a weekend getaway, a family gathering or private event or workshop. Our rustic guest cabins provide solitude, panoramas of lush pastures, snow-capped peaks, rim-rock buttes, spectacular sunsets and Dark Sky Area for great star-gazing. Amenities include a warm spring-fed swimming pool, the original homestead cabin with big kitchen and common space, park-like lawn/trees, chickens, tame milk cows and great hikes in every direction. Perfect place to relax, de-stress, de-program, be creative, be with nature, & recover your own true nature.