It’s official! Good things DO come in small packages. At least that’s what I discovered on my recent adventure this past week.
I got the opportunity to stay at a tiny house out near the city of Livermore. The city itself is about an hour east of San Francisco. But the tiny house is another 30-minute drive into the beautiful Livermore Valley.
The drive to the house takes you up into foot hills along winding cliffside roads. At certain points, it turns into one lane, so you’ll be going a bit slower than normal. But that’s fine by me. That just means you’ll have more time to gaze out at the great views. As you can imagine, this is actually my favorite kind of driving because I love pulling over to take photos. Yeah, I’m that girl.
You’ll be on this road for about 25 minutes before finally getting to the ranch. You’ll find the tiny house nestled up above the road as you pull into the driveway. Thereafter, you’re basically kind of charmed by the place. And it only gets better once you get inside!
Psst! Keep reading to find out where you can book this little guy.
I’d describe the tiny house interior as vintage chic. The main floor has a small kitchen with a mini fridge and a two-burner stove. There’s a bathroom with a shower (towels included) and a sitting area with the most adorable pink love seat.
The ladder staircase leads you up into an A-frame loft with the most wonderful light. It includes two windows, a queen-sized bed (super comfy, by the way!), and a little stove to keep warm on cool nights.
The kitchen is fully stocked with the essentials: pots, pans, dishes, and utensils. And most importantly, a coffee maker. Not a morning person over here.
Oh, and did I mention that the house has a patio with a grill AND a fire pit. So, if you’re going to live up to the glamping experience, s’mores by the bonfire is a must. I even got a little welcome pack of s’more supplies and a bottle of wine from the host! How sweet is that?
The front porch welcomes you with a cute wooden crate and window boxes full of flowers.
Behind the tiny house is a trail that leads to the creek and your very own swimming hole and picnic area.
And I almost don’t want to share this because it was such a nice little surprise, but one of my favorite things about the place…
At night, a tree and the barn light up with pretty twinkling lights.
How cool is that!?
So, you really have everything you need, which makes this tiny house the best glamping spot in Livermore Valley.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
I visited the tiny house in July and had a really nice experience. I will say that it does get very hot and dry in this area during the summer. So just keep that in mind. Temps during the day can get up into the 100s, but it does cool down to comfortable temperatures at night. The house does have fans, and I’m told they’ll be putting an AC unit in soon.
Personally, I’d love to go back and visit again in the springtime (April or May). That’s the best time to visit. It’s warm, the creeks are flowing, the pond is full, and I’m told there are all kinds of wild flowers blooming in the foothills. Yes, please!
THINGS TO DO IN LIVERMORE VALLEY
Check out the town of Livermore before you head to the house. It has a cute main street with little shops, restaurants, and gardens.
The Lizzie Oliver Fountains are kind of fun to take a peek at. And you’ll want to stop at a grocery store to stock up on food and supplies before heading up into the hills.
On a hot day, the best thing to do is head over to Lake Del Valle. It’s the beautiful reservoir in the middle of Livermore Valley. You can go swimming, rent kayaks, or explore the miles of hiking in the Del Valle Regional Park.
Sycamore Grove Park and Ohlone Regional Wilderness have excellent hiking options as well.
Explore the 50+ wineries in the area. There are a few vineyards right inside the Livermore city limits. Otherwise, you’ll find all kinds of great wineries that stretch out deep into the valley.
I didn’t get a chance to check out these wineries, but my list would have included Retzlaff Vineyards and Murrieta’s Well.
SO IS GLAMPING FOR YOU?
This tiny house was perfect for a quick getaway from the city. It’s definitely a spot that’s quiet and offers a lot of rest and relaxation. There’s no cell service, so you really can disconnect and unwind for a couple of days. But not to worry – There is wifi in case you need to see what’s going on in the world!
Couples, singles, writers, or solo travelers would also absolutely love this place. It offers a nice little retreat for those looking for a refresh or a fun weekend explore the valley.
I’d definitely recommend this place to family and friends. And like I mentioned before, I’d love to visit again in the spring when everything is green and in bloom.
So where can you find this place? This best-kept secret is finally up on Airbnb! You can see more details about the house and your host there. Oh, and use my code here if you want to get a $40 travel credit on your first Airbnb booking.
Exciting news: I have more adventures like this coming up soon! I can’t wait to share them with you.
Let’s go places,
Have you ever stayed at a tiny house? I personally kind of fell in love. If you did, too, I’d love to hear more about it in the comments section below.
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