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Tara Marcus

Tara is from London and Stuart is from New York City. We have been married for many years and we share many interests such as native plants and herbs, organic gardening, green living, solar energy, and holistic massage. These pursuits are reflected in the off the grid estate we are listing, which has been our labor of love. Tara has over 20 years of extensive experience in various types of body therapies and is certified in therapeutic massage, Aroma Therapy, Shamanic Stone therapy, Rosen Method bodywork and Rosen Movement.Tara and Stuart Marcus purchased this Lodge in 1993

Why This Property?

Our exclusive quiet, private and secluded location is ideal for communing with nature, bird watching, hiking, mushrooming, swimming, star gazing, and Summer berry picking. The local wildlife is astounding. We often have deer that come right onto the lawn, kingfishers, many varieties of ducks, occasional herons, egrets, cormorants and families of river otters who visit our lake-pond. We are nearby world-famous Montgomery Woods State Park and hot springs and less than an hour from the Mendocino Coast. We are also less than an hour from lovely Anderson Valley and wine tasting. We are completely off-the-grid so our natural setting is unmarred by power lines. Our power needs are supplied by 42 large solar panels. (We also have a backup generator just down a private access road which is very promptly employed when needed.) We have staff on hand on a separate parcel who are always just a phone call away. We have a large Workshop Room, two fireplaces and a comfy Media Room. Our enormous kitchen is well stocked with dinnerware, pots, pans, utensils and other gadgets. It has a Wolf stove with two ovens and a substantial island with a butcher block top that is the envy of cooking enthusiasts. If you prefer to not do your own cooking, we have long-term relationships with some excellent local caterers to whom we can refer you. They offer organic, vegetarian, vegan, conventional cooking as well as menus geared to your specific dietary needs. Our luxurious Master Suite has a trundle/day bed that converts into two singles in addition to the comfy king bed. We have a Dorm room that sleeps seven, with two semi-private sleeping areas. Two of the upstairs bedrooms share a private deck with tables and chairs. We have a pet-friendly suite, just across the driveway, in our Annex building. There is also a sleeping porch for use during the warmer months and a Sun Room with a queen-sized futon.

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