Sundog Ranch - California

113 Via De La Cruz Way   Chico, CA  95973  (530) 680-3274 

Sundog Ranch
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Sundog is a ridge ranch 15 minutes northeast of Chico in the foothills of Northern California. The home and land have expansive views over the desolate Rock Creek Canyon, Northern California big valley and coastal range.  The architecturally designed home is inviting and unique. The home feels as though it has let the outdoors in.  You can decompress in nature’s landscape and quiet.  Soak up the sun by the pool, read a book in the garden. Spend time with the horses. Hug a donkey or a puppy.  And last but not least, you can end the day sitting by the fire or taking an evening dip in the hot tub with a glass of wine, while you gaze at a breathtaking canopy of stars overhead.

Sundog Ranch currently offers retreats for Women and Health & Wellness.

Happiness Health and Horses

This is the perfect retreat for those who are drawn to learn from the spirit of the horse, or to just be near horses in a safe environment. Retreats are tailored with different experiences so that both “horse people” and “non-horse people” can benefit from the retreat.

The mission of this retreat workshop is to learn through the eyes and heart of a horse how to become mindful of your individual energy. Find out how horses react to your emotions which may or may not be hidden, your body language, your tone and attitude.  Develop awareness of patterns and emotions you may have that may prevent you from finding happiness or your finding the “true you”.  If you are a non horse person who desires to get near horses but has a FEAR of the horse because of its gigantic size and power then this retreat is a great start to conquering that fear.

Each day starts with “Sunrise Yoga,” a time to find your balance mentally and physically near the horses, overlooking stunning views of the canyon.  Being outside in harmony with nature allows you to reawaken, forming a deeper connection with yourself.

During this retreat you will also get to experience  Jo’s wild horse slide show and presentation.  Jo has traveled all over the west photographing America’s wild horses, most recently in Oregon’s Steens Mountain Wilderness and Montana’s Pryor Mountains. The subject of wild horses prompts excellent discussion on how horses live and communicate.

Throughout the retreat, you can nurture your body with organic farm to table nourishing food.   The 3 meals a day will not only delight your taste buds they will strengthen your insides. Non-alcoholic beverages and fine wine will be available for your refreshment pleasure.

Testimonials about Sundog Ranch


“Ah inspiring”

“Super great gals in a beautiful, peaceful setting with cute critters and horses… what’s not to love?”

“Peaceful and Spiritual”

“Breathtaking and soul changing”

“Sundog is an exquisite and peaceful vacation home. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth overlooking northern California with brilliantly stunning views.  It offers a sense of spaciousness and time for reflection.  The tranquility and beauty are priceless.”

“It was an awakening of my soul.  After decades of doing the 9-5 grind and city living, I lost touch with the earth.  After spending time at Sundog I experienced enlightenment.  A spiritual awakening to be one with Mother nature.  I learned we walk amongst the creatures we share the earth with.  And I found out we need to create harmony and peace with all living things.  The earth is forgiving to us if we embrace it and nurture it.”

Featured Amenities at Sundog Ranch

  • Horses, Dogs, and Donkeys on the Ranch
  • Farm-to-Table Meals
  • Daily Yoga
  • Swimming Pool and Hot Tub
  • Campfires
  • Guided Horse Retreat Sessions
  • Wi-Fi on Property
  • Children are Welcome

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or for reservations, please visit:

Sundog Ranch
113 Via De La Cruz Way
Chico, California  95973