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icky-Up Ranch is an eco-friendly California bed and breakfast offering guests Sequoia National Park lodging that is convenient, yet far from the crowds.  Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near the gate to the Giant Sequoias, Wicky-Up Ranch gets its name from the Algonquin language and means “shelter” or “home.”  This working orange ranch in Woodlake, CA is a unique farm-stay experience now celebrating its 19th year anniversary as an iconic landmark.  Wicky-Up’s guest accommodations provide the ideal location for a romantic getaway or a serene resting place to relax and rejuvenate, as well as an opportunity to walk through the grassy orange groves and observe nature up close.

Your hosts, Jack and Monica, welcome you to step back to the year 1902 as you enter this gracious, California Craftsman-type home built by Illinois State Senator Fred E. Harding.  This authentic, two-story, turn-of-the-century home features incomparable Port Orford cedar woodwork on the walls and ceilings.   Guest tours will review family history and provide detail on the antiques, paintings and Oriental rugs which have been passed down to the hosts, fourth generation descendants of Senator Harding.

After a breathtaking day in the mountains or unforgettable walks in the  Bravo Lake Botanical Gardens,  Kaweah Oaks Preserve  or a self-guided Exeter Murals  tour,  (See our Around Town Page for other attractions) you may enjoy sitting on the veranda listening to the sounds of water fountains and birdsong, resting on a hammock under the majestic live oak tree or taking a walk to the barn at sunset. At dusk, relax on a loveseat alongside the gold fish pond as the garden, aglow with little white lights, brings on the night.

Fall asleep with the memory of a comforting, renewing  professional en-suite massage.  Visit our Massage Therapy page for the details.

* Wireless Internet access available.

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"I had a spectacular time…gained so much from my stay.  I acquired two new friends, learned so much how precious family history is and experienced a part of California that I have not seen before.  This trip will go down in history as one of my great vacation memories."
— C.  , Gainesville, FL
"Amazing hosts and superb chefs!  Couldn’t have asked for a better escape from the city"
— C. and  D., San Francisco, CA
"In our 7-week journey across your gorgeous country, staying here at Wicky Up has been a highlight.   Your home, location, cooking and yourselves have been wonderful"
— A.McE.  and T. McL., Swan Hill, Australia
"The breakfast presentations were four- star quality.  The attention to detail in providing maps, reservations and suggestions for dinner, stories of times past and present will live long in our hearts."
— B. and G. J, San Antonio, T
"This is amazing—Everything is so great--! The hospitality, the food, the ambience, the history of the farm—the orange groves in the back yard, the surrounding fields—We loved it all."
A. and F. L., Alexandria, MN
"This has been “magical.”   We will re-live this visit for years to come.    Felt like we were in a wonderful movie."
— J.& J. Holt/M.C.and K.Bertram, Wilmington, N.C.
"We know bed and breakfasts.  We love bed and breakfasts.   We’ve just had the best bed and breakfast experience of our lives...  a room so comfortable, filled with pictures and little surprises with beautiful morning and late afternoon light and the wake up sound of doves." 
— K.T. and E.D., Manhattan Beach, CA
"What a beautiful place:  quiet, in the middle of this green oasis, decorated and furnished with taste!  And not to forget Monica’s delicious breakfast and all her help and good advice and hospitality."
— C. and A. G, Burgdorf, Switzerland
"This is truly God’s country with its oaks and sycamores, lovely golden hills and the majestic Sierras.  Between Sweet Pea’s exuberance, our delicious breakfasts and all the stories, we had a wonderful weekend."
— K.P. and B.B., Santa Barbara, CA
"Our suite of rooms is delightful—so warm and colorful.   Loved the art gallery thoughout your lovely home and the history behind it all."
— J. and B. K., Claremont, CA
"It has felt like home away from home, and we have been made to feel so welcome.  Monica your food is first class and your tales and local knowledge are fascinating—toppied off by Jack’s delicious coffee"
— K.M. and A.L., London, UK & New Zealand
"Had a SUPER time!!  Coming home—and it truly felt like “home”—to Wicky Up Ranch after a day of great experiences was wonderful.   Our hosts were the best, and the food (and its presentation) scrumptious."
— E. and R. R., Riverside, CA 
“To think we found your home by chance... what a wonderful discovery...definitely a place to recommend.”
— G. and A.W., London, England
“Like living in a Sunset magazine, a treasure...peaceful night, glorious morning.”
— M.P. and M. McD., Alexandria, VA
"A timeless place of enchantment, charm, and bygone era. Monica and Jack bring the added essence to life for an experience you won't forget"
— T. V. Los Angeles, CA
“We slept like royalty, and the orange trees around us made it almost like a fairy tale.”
— S. and M.H., Los Angeles, CA
“A feeling of paradise...such romance...such charm"
— L. and J.T., Escondido, CA
“Fabulous hospitality, great breakfast, best place we found during our holidays.”
— P.E. & K.W. Baden,Switzerland
“Every once in a while you’ll find a little bit of heaven here on earth; well, Wicky-Up Ranch is just that place.”
— D. & N.S., San Diego, CA

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Featured in

Featured in
California Heartland PBS Series
North American Inns/10th Anniversay Issue
San Fancisco Chronicle – Travel Section
“Follow the leader”

Recommended by
Sunset Magazine
National Geographic Adventure Magazine
Home 10

Voted Best Bed & Breakfast
in Kaweah Country Reader’s Poll

Wicky Up Ranch Scores Another Victory
with the 2012 Talk of the Town
Customer Satisfaction Award!


From Monica’s Desk

Treat yourself to a 1.5 mile walk through
Bravo Lake Botanical Gardens in Woodlake.

Treat yourself to  a 1.5 mile walk through Bravo Lake Botanical Gardens in Woodlake.    See over 100 varieties of roses, a collection of citrus, grapes, peaches, plums, cherries, apricots, blueberries, vegetables and sunflowers  8 a.m.  –  5 p.m. on weekends and weekdays by appointment.


 Enjoy a Splendid Sunset Walk 

Under a big country sky.  See our beautiful Sunset Photos Gallery page here to be inspired!