Important Message: Beltane Ranch has been impacted by the Nuns Fire and is currently closed. Parts of the property have burned, however our animals (horses, cattle, and pets) and our most historic structures (main house/Inn, barn and family residences) were spared. Our gratitude for the first responders: Glen Ellen and Kenwood Fire Departments for their heroic battles to save these structures is immeasurable. In addition we thank our incredible neighbors and employees for unimaginable response in a time of crisis. Within minutes, our family was supported with help evacuating guests, children and pets to safety, relocating our livestock to safe pastures, grading fire breaks around the inn and barn and delivering water to fight the fire as our power and water was lost almost immediately, all in the middle of the night. We are proud of our community and our team, but our hearts are with our neighbors suffering losses, and those who do not yet know what they may have lost. Fires are still burning in the valley, power and water will not be restored for days or weeks and we are working with authorities to provide access to neighboring properties, water for air drops via our pond and to prevent any flare-ups.

Our hearts have been warmed by the outpouring of support and kind messages from our club members, guests and friends. We thank you all and look forward to being in touch, once communication and order is restored.

For those with upcoming reservations, events or additional questions, we appreciate your patience. As the ranch does not have power or communication, our team Maddi and Joy are responding remotely. Please try them at the following emails for assistance. Thank you for your patience and for keeping our neighbors and community in your thoughts.



Many have asked how to help. Our area is still under mandatory evacuation, some fires are still burning and there is no power or water. What many need most is funding. Here is a list of recommendations for how to give directly to our community, both the brave and dedicated men and women who worked to save the ranch and our community, and to our neighbors and friends who lost their homes. We are grateful for your support. Please contact us at if you have any questions.
GLEN ELLEN FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION, KENWOOD FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: Our local, primarily volunteer departments that arrived within minutes to battle the fire and have worked tirelessly ever since. This is the ninth day. Check preferred: Glen Ellen Firefighters Association: 13445 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Kenwood Firefighters Association: 9045 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452.
DAWSON FAMILY: Arthur is the historian who researched and wrote the Beltane Ranch history book. Jill is our local pre-school teacher, known for her warm, imaginative classroom (for our own Carlos included). They have 2 children and their home was full of treasures from world travels and children’s artwork. They were evacuated without warning at 3am with only their dog.
DAVE LARSON: Dave is our awesome UPS man, a Glen Ellen native and we love him….(also Dave has handled countless packages of Beltane Ranch wine). He also lost his home early in the fire.…
MISSY LELY: Former Beltane Innkeeper and Concierge built a wonderful farming business. She and her husband lost their home and much of the farm infrastructure.
RICK DUNHAM: Ricky is the man responsible for recent remodels and major fixit projects on the ranch including our new Inn bathrooms. He is a Glen Ellen native and lost his shop and all of his tools:
Additional organizations to consider include La Luz Center, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Halter Horse and Livestock Rescue, California State Firefighters Association.
We thank everyone for their kindness and good thoughts. If you share this post, please copy and paste the text to include all of these deserving causes. Thank you. #sonomastrong

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